Welcome to Pope Air Force Base, the "busiest base in the Air Mobility Command," and to the Fayetteville, North Carolina area. Pope Air Force Base is located on the northern edge of the city of Fayetteville and adjacent to Fort Bragg. It is approximately sixty miles south southwest of Raleigh and one hundred miles east of Charlotte. The base, which is rich in its own heritage, is conveniently situated within easy access to many historical and unique sites within the borders of North Carolina. For instance, to the west are the Appalachian Mountains which offer panoramic scenes from places like Look Out Mountain, Chimney Rock, and Grandfather Mountain. Activities abound to include white water rafting, skiing in the winter, hiking in some of the most beautiful country on the east coast, to visiting the state parks, Tweetsie Railroad, or the Cherokee Indian Reservation. To the east are the outer banks, numerous beaches, and places to see like Kitty Hawk, Ocracoke Island, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, only about two hours away. North Carolina has many lakes, recreational areas, and activities to satisfy the interests of everyone.