Thule Air Base is home to the 821st Air Base Group, which exercises air base support responsibilities within the Thule Defense Area for the multi-national and multi-cultural population of Team Thule. The base hosts the 12th Space Warning Squadron, a unit of the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System, designed to detect and track intercontinental ballistic missiles launched against North America.
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By: jbottero
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kjfitz picture
@ 2006-01-23 15:40:58
kjfitz picture
@ 2006-01-23 16:15:26
There was no dupe. Mine is just the BMEWS site. Yours is the whole AFB. I was just cross referencing the two so someone seeing one would see the other.
jbottero picture
@ 2006-01-23 16:21:41
I've flown through Thule, it's pretty inhospitable. I'd hate to have been stationed there, though I suppose in the summer months there's outdoors things to do. Winter is beyond unpleasant, and there’s not much to do except drink…
Anonymous picture
@ 2006-01-24 10:19:04
Read books, watch movies, work out, videogames, draw, paint, write... i can think of a lot of things one can do to better themselves while stationed at some remote outpost, things better than destroying your liver.
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@ 2006-01-24 12:31:33
Sure, Anon, but we're talking about young Airman at Thule, wh don't know any better.