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Old 09-26-2018, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Early surface-to-Air missile sites surrounding military bases and major cities.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List..._missile_sites
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Old 09-26-2018, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Chasing horses and watching circuses in Atropia.
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I've been to the 3 around Anchorage. Site Bay down at the end of KGB Rd used to be a decent spot to go shooting until irresponsible people started using it for a dump site and the state cleaned it up/closed it down. Site Point at the end of Raspberry Rd is the start to a nice bike trail that is 22 miles round trip between there and Anchorage. Have walked from Fort Rich to Site Summit a few times.
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Old 09-26-2018, 04:31 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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I was at a HAWK missile site in the Homestead AFB area for about four years. We did some work on the local Nike Sites. I don't think they had silos. We were about 15 feet above sea level...
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Old 09-29-2018, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Finally escaped The People's Republic of California
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There several along the California coast. There’s one in Marin that is a museum and open to the public
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Old 10-03-2018, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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When I was quite young, we lived at White Sands Missile Range, where the Nike Missiles were initially tested during their development. A portion of the base called the Red Canyon Range Camp was used a training site for Army units sent there for live firing as part of their graduation requirement. Units deployed throughout the U.S. had to return to White Sands annually to demonstrate their proficiency by firing at radio controlled aerial targets.

Ironically, some of the the most technologically advanced weapons of the time were being launched by guys living in the most primitive living conditions imaginable -- something akin to the Japanese internment camps of WWII. The "Headquarters Tent" was described this way: "With the side flaps tied down, a tent is very dark and stuffy. Hotter than hell in the summer, colder than hell in the winter. The tent flaps do not stop the dust which is blown nearly 24 hours a day. And snow seeps in, covering the floor, desks, everything"

Here's a great series of photos from back in the day:

Red Canyon Range Camp
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