Scott Air Force Base, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland and Luke Air Force Base are some of the more prominent U.S. Air Force bases according to AirForceTimes.com. Factors such as recreation, low-cost housing, school quality and on-base amenities such as commissaries make these bases stand out.
Air Force bases are ranked in categories such as housing costs, school quality, cost of living, base exchange size, commissary size and on-base health care facilities. Additionally, commute times, crime rates, unemployment rates, pollution levels, climate and sales tax factor into the rankings. Each category is then assigned a score on a 10-point scale, and the bases listed above were among the top five prominent Air Force bases.