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Welcome to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base!


Located in east-central North Carolina, this Air Force base is front and center to the irresistible culture that gives this state its charm. Home to the 4th Fighter Wing and the 916th Air Refueling Wing, you can expect to hear jets zooming overhead. Thankfully, the local community is well aware and embraces their presence — the Wings over Wayne air show is a favorite around here. 


With an extensive history dating back to WWII, the 4th Fighter Wing and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base has earned the nickname “Fourth but First.” This remarkable group is known for spearheading several operations throughout our nation’s history and receiving the Commander-In-Chief’s Installation Excellence Award in 2000, recognizing them for their quality in life and job enhancement. 


The base falls under Air Combat Command at Langley AFB, Virginia, and deploys Airmen regularly in support of overseas contingency operations. The base is also home to the only two F-15E Formal Training Units in the United States Air Force.


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Frequently Asked Questions About Seymour Johnson AFB


Frequently Asked Questions About Seymour Johnson AFB



A 336th Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle flies near a KC-135R Stratotanker, in the skies over

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenneth Boyton)



1. What aircraft is at Seymour Johnson AFB? 


Home to the 4th Fighter Wing and 916th Refueling Wing, you’ll find the F-15E Strike Eagle and the KC-135R Stratotanker at Seymour Johnson.


2. How big is Seymour Johnson AFB?


Seymour Johnson is 3,300 acres and is home to approximately 11,000 servicemembers, their families, civilians, and reservists, which makes up a chunk of Goldsboro’s population of 37,639. 




Photo by Seymour Johnson AFB Facebook Page


3. What city is Seymour Johnson AFB close to? 


Seymour Johnson is near Goldsboro, North Carolina. This Carolina town has deep agricultural and military roots. It’s best known for three things: 


  • It’s incredibly military-friendly (air shows, jets flying over daily, lots of military families). 
  • It’s known for its legendary Carolina barbeque (really, legendary).
  • Its culture. Goldsboro sums themselves up with the three Ps — pigs, pickles, and planes. Expect festivals centered around food and air shows.

4. How far is Seymour Johnson from Raleigh? 

Raleigh is about 60 miles northwest of Seymour Johnson AFB. It’s usually about an hour and a half drive, so it’s the perfect destination for a day trip or even a weekend getaway!

5. What is the zip code for Seymour Johnson AFB?


The zip code for Seymour Johnson AFB is 27531.  Nearby zip codes include 27530 and 27534.  


6. What is the BAH for Seymour Johnson AFB? 

BAH for Seymour Johnson AFB ranges from $1,230 for E-1 to $2,007 for E-9 with dependents, and from $1,317 for O-1 to $2,250 for O-7 with dependents. See housing section for more info.

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Base Location and Information

Official Site: Seymour Johnson Air Force Base


Seymour Johnson AFB bases

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Seymour Johnson AFB sits in the central-eastern portion of North Carolina. Not only do you have access to the mouth-watering Carolina BBQ, but you’re also within a quick drive of charming Raleigh and Myrtle Beach. So, if you’re looking for a day trip to Raleigh or a stress-free weekend getaway, Myrtle Beach is right there waiting for you. And if you have a little extra time on your hands, a trip west to the Smoky Mountains (think Lake Lure or Asheville) is worth the five-hour drive. 




A view of the Smoky Mountains.


But you don’t have to go far to make the most of life in North Carolina. Goldsboro is overflowing with charm. Proud of their food and military, this city isn’t short on enthusiasm. Look for festivals, farm tours, craft beers, boutiques, and local restaurants. 


When finding a new home to settle into, you don’t have to look too far. Most military families keep it simple and choose between living on base or living in Goldsboro to create a little distance from work. 


With eight major military installations in North Carolina, it’s easy to say the state is a favorite of the military. Though Raleigh National Guard is nearby (approximately an hour and a half), the remaining bases are a several hours’ drive from Seymour Johnson. 


Nearby military installations: 


Arrival Lodging



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Arrival lodging for Seymour Johnson is handled by Southern Pines Inn. They offer a variety of guest rooms and suites, as well as pet-friendly options for military families coming to the base. 



1235 Wright Brothers Ave. 

Goldsboro, NC 27531


Contact: 919-722-0385


Seymour Johnson AFB Housing


Photo by Residents at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Facebook Page


Military housing at Seymour Johnson is privatized and operated by Corvias Property Management. Living on base offers convenience to the base playgrounds, 24-hour maintenance, and quick access to amenities. This community does its best to make a fun and supportive living environment for military families. 


Community Office: 919-988-6920


For additional questions and information, contact the Military Housing Office at 919-722-0362.


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Seymour Johnson AFB Off-Base Housing

View homes for sale and houses for rent near Seymour Johnson AFB: Seymour Johnson AFB Homes.






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Seymour Johnson BAH Information 


The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is a U.S. based allowance determined by geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependency status. It provides uniformed service members compensation based on housing costs in local civilian housing markets when government quarters are not provided. Learn more about your Basic Allowance for Housing.


Seymour Johnson AFB is located in Goldsboro, NC with many options to buy or rent. Some sample Seymour Johnson AFB BAH rates for zip code 27531: 


  • E-1 with dependents: $1,230
  • E-1 without dependents: $1,092
  • E-9 with dependents: $2,007
  • E-9 without dependents: $1,506
  • O-1 with dependents: $1,317
  • O-1 without dependents: $1,179
  • O-7 with dependents: $2,250
  • O-7 without dependents: $1,980

Area Weather & Climate




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Are you a fan of the four seasons? Good news. Seymour Johnson has a front row seat for summer, fall, winter, and spring. You can look for hot, humid summers following a rainy, vibrant spring and freezing temps with a sprinkle of snow on occasion. And you’ll find ample opportunities here to take advantage of the great outdoors. From Civil War trails to the Wayne County paddle routes and the Goldsboro Bridge Battlefield, you can find something new to do outside every day. 


The highest cause for concern in the area is hurricanes. It’s not uncommon for those stationed at Seymour Johnson AFB to feel the effects of the storms that grow in the Atlantic. Sometimes that means a few weeks of clouds and heavy rain and wind. Hurricane season is June through November. More information on hurricane preparedness can be found at Air Force Be Ready.


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Seymour Johnson AFB Area Schools



School-age children (elementary to high school) living on or near Seymour Johnson AFB fall under Wayne County Public Schools.  See the area school boundary map below. 



Image by Google Maps


If you’re looking for a private school education for your children, Private School Review is a great tool to help you find the right fit for you and your family. 


Families interested in homeschooling should follow the North Carolina Department of Administration homeschool regulations. 


For any questions or concerns, contact the Seymour Johnson AFB school liaison office.


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Support for Military and Families



Photo by Seymour Johnson Outdoor Recreation Adventure Park & ITT


While the unemployment rate trends higher than the national average in Goldsboro and higher education nearby is limited, volunteer opportunities abound and family adventures are limitless. 


The base is the hub for year ‘round outdoor adventure. It’s the backdrop for summer camping and fishing. Plus, it’s home to an archer range, skeet shooting, an Olympic swimming pool, trails, and a splash pad. When the weather is too cold to sit outside, the bowling alley and Sabre Cinema make for a fun adventure out of the house.


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Base Address:

1200 Wright Brothers Ave
Seymour Johnson AFB , 27531-2442