Blytheville Air Force Base Exhibition

Blytheville Air Force Base Exhibition
Explore history of the former Blytheville Air Force Base....
Blytheville Air Force Base Exhibition
Hear stories from soldiers who served at the base....
Blytheville Air Force Base Exhibition
See photos and other memorabilia from the base’s long history....
Blytheville Air Force Base Exhibition
The former Eaker Air Force Base played a role in several conflicts....
Blytheville Air Force Base Exhibition
First-hand survival stories are told in the Memorial Room....
Blytheville Air Force Base Exhibition
The former base protected the country from Cold War threats....
Blytheville Air Force Base Exhibition
The BAFB Exhibition is the first phase of the National Cold War Center....
Blytheville Air Force Base Exhibition
Come explore the Blytheville Air Force Base’s history and impact....

What to know

From its days as an Army Airfield until closing in 1992 as a major Strategic Air Command facility, the Blytheville Air Force Base told many stories. Hear those stories come to life from the soldiers who served at the BAFB Exhibition. See original furniture from the famous alert compound, pictures, uniforms & other memorabilia including a tribute to General Ira C. Eaker, namesake for the last official name of the base. Facts and stories are all yours to absorb as you stand on a great piece of history, directly adjacent to the flight line.

The former base protected the country from Cold War threats and played a role in other conflicts, such as Vietnam and Desert Storm. Perhaps the most powerful room in the museum, The Memorial Room relates personal stories of soldiers who survived as well as those of soldiers who gave their lives in warfare including a first-hand account of the event that took lives and sent others to the famed “Hanoi Hilton.”

Personal correspondence, mementos and more... It’s all at the BAFB Exhibition. The BAFB Exhibition is the first phase of the National Cold War Center that will tell the story of the war that saved the world.


3711 Idaho Street
Blytheville, AR 72315