Rhode Island Air National Guard Base at Quonset State Airport is located 20 miles south of Providence, Rhode Island and approximately 2.5 miles north of Wickford, Rhode Island. It is the home of the 143rd Airlift Wing whose mission is to provide air logistics support. The base is 79 acres of leased land. Current base population is approximately 360 personnel during non-drill duty days and increases to approximately 599 personnel on a drill duty weekend that occurs once per month.
Quonset State Airport is a public use facility located on a peninsula that combines port, rail, road and air transportation facilities, and an extensive industrial park. In addition to T. F. Green Airport, the Rhode Island Airport Corporation is responsible for five general aviation airports throughout the state: Block Island, Newport, North Central, Quonset and Westerly.
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