Military Bases

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Military Bases and Government Installations

The United States military machine uses bases to house and train our Airmen, Marines, Sailors, and Soldiers to send them to the front lines of battle or disaster. The military has bases throughout the country in different terrain to help keep the troops trained for various types of terrain throughout the world. Someone in stationed in Florida may find themselves in the desert of California for desert warfare, while someone from California may be sent to Alaska to train in the arctic cold. Each base is unique in what it is used for.

Bases vary in size. There are a few small bases within the city limits of Los Angeles, and there are large ones in the deserts of California, New Mexico, and Texas. Some are surrounded by cities, while some are in the middle of nowhere. One thing they all have in common is there are people who live and work on the base and need some direction to/from their place of residence/work. This page is designed to help you edit inside of a military base.


All roads within the confines of the gate for a military base should have the official name of the base as the city name. Examples: NS Mayport, NAS Jacksonville, or NSB Kings Bay.

Approved abbreviations are:

  • AFB-Air Force Base
  • CG-Coast Guard
  • JB-Joint Base
  • JRB-Joint Reserve Base
  • MCAS-Marine Corps Air Station
  • MCB-Marine Corps Base
  • MCLB-Marine Corps Logistics Base (only 2 in the US)
  • MCRD-Marine Corps Recruit Depot (only 2 in the US)
  • MCFS-Marine Corps Support Facility
  • NAS-Naval Air Station
  • NS-Naval Station
  • NSB-Naval Submarine Base
  • Roads


    While road treatment is covered here, gates should be set to private road going into the gate and  Street / Primary Street  going out of the gate.

    STANDARD Gate treatment example. Note that this road is of a "primary" type but the private segment used for the inbound lane is used to prevent through-routing.

    Functional classification

    Bases do not get functional classification per state guidelines. They all fall outside of state DoTs and therefore do not need to be functionally classed. For most military bases (especially in the eastern part of the US) the highest classification should be  Primary Street . For those large bases in the western part of the US,  Minor Highway  is allowed.

    City Name Change

    City names should change at the gate.


  • Gates can have Area Places over the gate areas to denote the structure being present.
  • Gates Restrictions and Hours go on the Private road segment as well as the segment leaving the base which is opposite the Private road. There is no need to put hours on every segment involved in the gate structure.
  • Gates which are permanently closed can be restricted 24/7 via the Edit Restrictions function of the road segments.
  • Some gates use a tiered locking system which works like this: The Private road is locked at 6. Any segments connected to the Private one(s) are locked at 5. Segments connected to those (at 5) are locked at 4, which is the lowest tier.
  • Places

    Places approved for military bases

    • College / University
    • Commissary
    • Gas stations
    • Lodging (base hotels)
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • PX/BX
    • School

    Places not approved for military bases

    The reasoning behind these are a person who is hungry and searches for "Burger King" will get the closest one to them. The closest may be on a military base which they don't have access to.

    • Barracks
    • Fast food places
    • Hangars
    • Numbered buildings
    • Residences
    • Troop clubs (NCO, officer, etc)