Stout Army Air Field

Stout Field 800 S. Petercheff St. Indianapolis, IN 47803


Established in 1926, the airport was a stop along a transcontinental air route from New York City to Los Angeles. The airport was officially named for Lt. Richard Harding Stout, a decorated veteran of World War I who had died in an airplane crash at Fort Benjamin Harrison.

Stout Field sat unused until the onset of World War II when it was leased to the U.S. Army AirCorps for $1 a year and became a base of operations for training and air transportation throughout the war, housing the I Troop Carrier Command.

Post WWII, Stout Field sat unused once again until it was transferred back to the control of the Indiana National Guard in 1947. By 1977, all land unused by the National Guard was sold, the western half of Stout now a maze of semi-trailers, shipping department, recycling facilities and stockpiled Humvees.

They have recently renovated the building, which will house the Indiana Army National Guard, Indiana Air National Guard, Indiana Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion and the 38th Infantry Division Band.

At Stout Field, one of the main jobs they perform is the Weather Mission, which involves using computer-intensive job skills to analyze and forecast atmospheric weather and space environmental conditions for decision-makers. The 207th Weather Flight operates out of Stout Field. Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, the mission of the 207th Weather Flight’s mission is to provide weather forecasts utilizing advanced computer job skills to analyze and forecast atmospheric weather and space environmental conditions for decision-makers.


The closest airport is Indianapolis International Airport located 7.4 miles from base.

Directions from Indianapolis International Airport:
Get on I-70 E from Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Dr.
Continue on I-70 E to Wayne Township
Drive to Stout Field E Dr
Your destination is on the left
Stout Army Air Field is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week including holidays and days of no scheduled activities (DONSAs).

If your arrival is at Indianapolis International Airport or Syracuse Hancock International Airport it is your responsibility to coordinate and complete your travel to Fort Drum. Ensure that you save all of your receipts so that you can make an appropriate travel claim when you in-process the installation.


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To be enrolled in an Indiana school, a child must be 5 years before or on August 1st. Check with the school for other requirements. ​

In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit

Stout Field Elementary School
Indianapolis Public School (IPS)

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Child Care Aware:
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.

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Indiana State Department of Child & Family Services (317) 234-0383
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Indiana State Department of Health (317) 233-1325

IndyHumane Humane Society (317) 233-1325

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (317) 327-3811
Base Operator (317) 247-3300
Suicide Prevention Hotline (317) 621-5700


There is currently no housing on Stout Army Air Field.
Fountain Square
8.4 miles from base

Fountain Square is a medium-sized town with many different housing options available.
Pike Township
14.5 miles from base

Pike Township is a quiet, rural town with many outdoor activities to enjoy and different housing options available.

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In Indianapolis, the summers are long, warm, humid, and wet; the winters are very cold and windy; and it is partly cloudy year-round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 22°F to 85°F and is rarely below 3°F or above 92°F.

The hot season lasts for 3.9 months, from May 23 to September 21, with an average daily high temperature above 75°F. The hottest day of the year is July 19, with an average high of 85°F and low of 68°F. The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from December 1 to March 1, with an average daily high temperature below 46°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 22°F and high of 36°F.

The wetter season lasts 4.8 months, from March 26 to August 21, with a greater than 31% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 42% on June 8. The drier season lasts 7.2 months, from August 21 to March 26. The smallest chance of a wet day is 20% on January 29.
Residents in Indianapolis, IN enjoy a cost of living index of 89. This index is equal to the Indiana average, and 11% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services, they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Indianapolis, IN goods and services come in at 2% higher than the average in Indiana and are 1% lower than compared to the nationwide average
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