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@ 2012-06-12 09:32:01
This particular compound was only in use until 1992, which explains its' run-down appearance. Approximately 25 B57 nuclear depth bombs were stored here for deployment by American and Canadian P3 aircraft against Soviet missile subs if the Cold War ever went hot. The compound lies within the larger weapons storage area (more storage igloos can be seen along the roads to the east), has redundant security fencing, and was well-lit and guarded 24/7 by a detachment of Marines. The security building on the western portion of the site is built like a fortress, with blast deflectors covering the doors and a wall with gun-ports lining the roof where the guard force would engage saboteurs until a larger QRF security force arrived.
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@ 2015-01-24 15:43:47
I was a Marine sentry stationed there 1989 to 1991. This photo brings back A LOT of memories. From standing watch in the guard tower above the Navy weapons shop to walking the perimeter fence line. The "fort" was call an RFF which stood for response force facility. We lived in the compound for three days and rotated guard tours with other Marines every eight hours. The RFF had three sleep rooms, a kitchen, a weight room, a televsion room, a control room and a head (bathroom). It is sad to see it in this condition now.
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