Puna Base was a hastily constructed forward operating base, serving as a resupply base for Leasath bombers. Since Aubrey Air Force Base was out of striking range for enemy bombers, Puna Base was constructed. The base housed several B-52H Stratofortress bombers, C-5 Galaxy cargo planes, F-5E Tiger IIs, A-6E Intruders and F-4E Phantom IIs.
A short time after Gryphus Squadron from Aurelian Air Force successfully shot down a Leasath bomber squadron from Puna Base, the unit's three pilots were killed by the Gleipnir, the Aurelian Air Force quickly attacked Puna Base. Not only would this attack make up for lost time and supplies by attacking Leasath's most forward operating base, it would also serve as a staging area for retaking Port Patterson; a key location if the Aurelian forces were able to launch a full-scale counterattack.
The base was heavily damaged by Gryphus One, when he and two Aurelian fighters launched the assault on the base. All bombers were destroyed, as well as the primary structures. Leasath forces subsequently abandoned the base and Aurelia took over. Then, the base served as a forward general headquarters for further offensives into Aurelia.