We have a medical aid station on base that provides limited support to military members only. The two Independent Duty Medical Technicians provide liaison support for the military member to facilitate appointments through the NS Rota Clinic or TRICARE International SOS providers.
Please contact the School Liaison at DSN 314-722-8044 if you have high school-age dependents since there are several options that need to be considered prior to your arrival, including boarding school CONUS or OCONUS. The base DoDDS elementary/middle school cannot currently support students on IEP or with any special needs.
Our banking capability is provided by a 2-person Finance office, a Spanish banker (support fluctuates depending on the Spanish schedules and holidays), and an ATM machine is available for euro withdrawal only. Check cashing is available at the NEX.
If you are bringing pets, contact your base veterinarian immediately to clarify requirements. Certain breeds are designated "Dangerous Dogs" by Spanish Law and their owners are required to acquire licenses, a process that takes several weeks.
Passports and Visas
Ensure member and/or dependents have the required passports and/or visa prior to final out-processing. Member and/or dependents are not allowed to final out-process without the required passports/visas in hand for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents. Members electing the accompanied tour will not be permitted to out-process without having the required passports/visas in hand for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents.
These actions are necessary to prevent unforeseen hardships to the military members and their families. Therefore, as a last reiteration, it is essential, members do not out-process without having the appropriate passports/visas for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents.
Defense Service Network Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense. Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The Moron AB operator can be reached at commercial +34-955-84-1110 or DSN 314-722-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.
It is recommended you go to the local library and get familiar with the Spanish language as the Spanish speak little to no English. Most non-Spanish speaking Americans find the culture frustrating as they are unable to communicate with the local Spaniards. However, the Spanish are very friendly and will try to help you, but English is not a second language spoken in the surrounding communities.
The 496th ABS mission is to provide expeditionary combat support while assuring the finest quality of life for Team Morón and transiting forces. Our objectives are to provide an expandable forward operating base to support transient/bed-down of aircraft operations; to provide the staging of aircraft and personnel in support of US and NATO plans, exercises and contingency operations; and to provide Base Operating Support to tenant units.
Negotiations for bases in Spain were conducted between June 1951 and September 1953 under the direction of a Joint United States Military Group and concluded with the establishment of the Spanish-American air bases, including Morón Air Base. Moron's mission has varied over the years based on factors such as the threat, host nation political issues, international monetary concerns, weather and strategic requirements. The 1976 Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation granted the US the right to use and maintain facilities for military purposes at Morón and other Spanish bases to continue as a ready standby base for US deployments in support of NATO/bilateral exercises and crisis response. For more information, please visit our installation homepage.
Morón Air Base has a core foundation of 100+ permanent party Air Force members and Department of Defense civilians, plus another 450+ civilian contract employees.
Morón Air Base, Spain, is located in Andalusia, the country's southernmost region. It is approximately 8 miles northwest of the town of Morón de la Frontera and less than an hour away from Seville, a city of almost one million people famous for its flamenco shows, spring festivals and bullfights. The installation is located in a quiet and rural setting within several hours of many major historical and tourist locations in Spain. Families enjoy the mild weather and the proximity to beautiful beaches and picturesque white-washed hilltop towns. The local cost-of-living is within a comfortable mid-range. The base operator's phone number is DSN 314-722-1110 / Commercial 011-34 95-584-1110 (hours of operation: daily 8 a.m. - midnight CET).
It is recommend you go to the local library and get familiar with the Spanish language as the Spanish speak little to no English. Most non-Spanish speaking Americans find the culture frustrating as they are unable to communicate with the local Spaniards. However, the Spanish are very friendly and will try to help you, but English is not a second language spoken in the surrounding communities.
Since Morón Air Base is a small installation, there is no on-base shuttle. The rental car office is located at the base gas station. For prices and/or reservations, call DSN 314-722-8565/Commercial 011-34 95-584-8565. Individuals can request an automatic transmission if arranged ahead of time; the price increases quite a bit for an automatic. Taxis will only pick up and drop off at the front gate. Vehicle Operations cannot pick up at the gate either unless on official orders. Military members can request a GOV taxi for "official business only" by calling Vehicle Dispatch at DSN 314-722-8063 / Commercial 011-34 95-584-8063 (hours of operation: 24/7). There is a shuttle to NS Rota every Wednesday morning. Please consult with Vehicle Ops if planning to use the Rota shuttle since service is contingent on mission-support requirements and there are specific rules of engagement to follow.