Dyess Air Force Base is in the southwest corner of Abilene, about 180 miles west of Dallas. From the east. If you're traveling by car from the Dallas/Fort Worth area, I-20 brings you directly to Abilene. Exit I-20 at Highway 83/84. Go to the South 7th Street exit, then turn right. Go straight about 1 1/2 miles to Arnold Boulevard, then turn left. This takes you to the front gate.
From the west. On I-20, take the I-20 Business exit just outside of the Tye city limits. Drive one mile to the "Dyess AFB" exit sign. Continue on that road to the Dyess front gate. From the north. On U.S. Highway 277/83/84, travel to the South 7th Street exit and turn right. At Arnold Boulevard, turn left--you'll see the main gate on your right in a few minutes.
From the south. On Highways 83 and 84, exit at South 7th Street and turn left. At Arnold Boulevard, turn left again and follow to main gate. If you're traveling north on U.S. 277 from the San Angelo area, exit left at Rebecca Lane. You'll see the main gate on your left in a few minutes.
Dining facilities and service stations are limited along these routes, so it's advisable to dine and fill up in larger cities. Greyhound has a depot in downtown Abilene, about a 20 minute taxi ride to the base. Air service comes through Abilene Municipal Airport, about 15 miles from the base.