- All four U.S. military branches - Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines - have service members at Bagram, located in Parwan province, about 40 miles northeast of Afghanistan's capital, Kabul. However, the base is operated by the U.S. Army.
- U.S. units based at Bagram include Combined Joint Task Force 82, led by Maj. Gen. Mike Scaparrotti, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C. The task force is responsible for NATO's Regional Command East, which includes 14 provinces along the Pakistani border. About 22,000 U.S. service members and 2,000 NATO troops are assigned to the task force.
- Airmen assigned to the base are under the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, commanded by Brig. Gen. Steve Kwast.
- Why is it called Bagram Airfield instead of Bagram Air Base? Because the senior mission leader at Bagram is an Army two-star general, the installation is regarded as an airfield in military parlance.
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- The Bagram Theater Internment Facility, a controversial detention center holding mostly terrorists and Taliban fighters, is adjacent to the base.