Thornhill Air Base located in Gweru, is one of the two major air bases of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces falling under the Air Force of Zimbabwe. The other air base is Manyame Air Base in Harare. Thornhill is next to the Riverside residential surburb. It is home to air force fighter squadrons and the Pilot Training School.

A full range of amenities and services, which include Workshops, transport fleets, equipment depots, and accommodation, sporting and entertainment facilities, support the base.