The base is located five miles southwest of the central business district (CBD) of Abilene, a city in Taylor County, Texas, USA. Fort Worth, TX (150 miles), Austin, Dallas are some of the surrounding cities. The base serves United States Air Force. The 7th Bomb Wing is based at the base. It is the premier operational B-1B Lancer unit in USAF. The base is about 6409 acres. There are about 13000 civilian/military personnel based at the base. The base supports the combat operations related to B-1B Lancer aircrafts. The base was built in 1942.
The base has been named after Lt. Col. William E. Dyess. There are 1136 housing units of various sizes present at the base. Azs (Zoos), Abilene Bowling Lanes, Whitewood Lanes (Bowling) are some of the attractions near the base. The students based at the base attend the county schools of Abilene. The base provides training on B-1B Lancer aircrafts. B-1B Lancer & C-130 Hercules aircrafts are positioned at the base. The population of the base is about 5000, with a median age of 20.7 years. Approximate percentage of single households in 34.9% and that of married households is 65.1%.
The base has played a vital role in both Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. The mission has participated in both Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. The base has always been a Air Field for Army & Air Force. Col. Timothy M Ray is the current commander of the base.