Albrook Air Force Base was one of two main United States Air Force bases located inside Panama, in the area of the Panama Canal Zone (the other was Howard AFB). It was located on the east side of the Panama Canal just south of Fort Clayton and north of the township of Balboa, Panama.
AAFES operated an "Albrook Mall" in various buildings that was one of the primary shopping areas available to US troops stationed there (not just Air Force).
In 1966, elements of the famed 4080th SRW, home of the Lockheed U2 aircraft performed atmospheric sampling as the French detonated a nuclear device in the South Pacific.
The base saw action again during the 1989 United States invasion of Panama, including an extended firefight at its front gate.
After the base was turned over to the Republic of Panama in October 1997, it was converted to a civilian airport (effectively replacing the old Paitilla Airport). A number of shops and markets operate out of some of the old buildings and hangars, and most (from [www.wikipedia.org](http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albrook_Air_Force_Base).