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Originally posted by Stoo
digitalglobe has the original coords down as "Sullivan Airstrip" ?
As a result of archaeological investigations, three historic sites and a
historic trail have been identified at Fort Greely—all are west of the Delta
River. Sullivan Roadhouse on the Delta Creek (at the western edge of
the Oklahoma Impact Area) is listed on the NRHP and a cabin, which
dates from a molybdenum mining operation begun in 1914, is eligible.
Gordon's Roadhouse, which is situated between Delta River and Delta
Creek, is in ruins—it and the Sullivan Roadhouse were on the Washburn-
Donnely winter sled trail, an alternate part of the Valdez–Fairbanks route
established in the 1910s (U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S.
Originally posted by zorgon
Originally posted by firepilot
Some people are letting imaginations go rampant and wild.
Sign on door says...
"AboveTopSecret World's Largest and Best Conspiracy Site"
We look for 'stuff', toss it around until its identified, then look for new 'stuff'
Besides why does the Military need so much land for training? 670,000 acres? Lush forests stripped away for bombing practice?
Heck we already kicked all the Natives off the Paradise Islands and turned them into bases and launch sites. Seems half of Alaska is military turf...
No wonder the Federal Reserve can't account for 9 TRILLION BUCKS this last fiscal year
Originally posted by ajsr71
reply to post by BlasteR
That new location is the BLAIR LAKES RANGE FACILITY. Fuel/ maintenace for ground equipment using the Range.
Equipment rental and leasing, nec in Cincinnati, OH
Located 20 air mi. southwest of Eielson Air Force Base, Blair Lakes is a conventional bombing range used by Department of Defense personnel from Eielson AFB and Elmendorf AFB. It is accessible year-round via a 2,500-ft.-long gravel airstrip, while from mid-January to mid-March via an ice road built across Alaskan rivers and tundra.
The $16.7 million design-build project for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers involves construction of a bulk fuel storage facility, a 20-person dormitory, and vehicle and range maintenance bays located one mile from the existing facilities. The 2,800-sq.-meter complex features water, septic, power generation, communications, and fire protection systems.
Once design was complete, materials were procured and mobilized to the project site via the ice road to minimize costs. Kiewit Construction Company, a subsidiary of Kiewit Corporation, began construction in the spring and substantially completed the project in November 2004.
In 1995, Fort Greely was selected for realignment (but not closure) as a cost-saving measure. Only the Cold Regions Test Center (CRTC) and Public Works functions were to remain on the installation. Large portions of the post were to be closed and, at one point, the main post was to be turned over to the city of Delta Junction for use as a private prison. Ultimately, plans for the prison fell through. In 2001, headquarters for the Northern Warfare Training Center and Cold Regions Test Center were moved to nearby Fort Wainwright. Training ranges were also transferred to Fort Wainwright control and renamed Donnelly Training Area. Though its command moved, CRTC continued operating from Fort Greely. The Northern Warfare Training Center also continued operations at Black Rapids Training Facility.
After the United states announced that it would withdraw from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, Fort Greely was selected as a site for the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense system. Starting in the summer of 2002, the United States government began work on the missile defense installation at Fort Greely, planning to deploy a total of 25 to 30 anti-ballistic missiles by 2010. Concurrently, the Missile Defense Command took command of Fort Greely, relinquishing direct Army control, while the Army retained control of the nearby Donnelly Training Area.
Testing efforts are centered at the Bolio Lake Range Complex, approximately 10 miles south of Fort Greely. Arkansas Range is the main test site for mines and small arms. Washington Range is a multi-purpose range used for air defense missile firings, artillery tests, such as Sense and Destroy Armor (SADARM), and smoke and obscurant tests requiring large areas and mobility testing. Texas Range is available for direct-fire tests, as well as sensor, small arms, and missile tests. Oklahoma Range, primarily used for indirect-fire work, is capable of observed fire to 30 km and unobserved fire to 50 km.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Photo of the day - July 16
Ron at Range Control (873-4714) took the above image of Mike Kingston just after the FIRST historic landing of a C-17 on the Donnelly Assault Strip. Photo submitted by Michael Kingston
Originally posted by starwarp2000
reply to post by ajsr71
Even though the body of these mockups is similar they have only one vertical stabilizer. Do they come in twin stabilizer models???
DO you know what the designation of those mockups are???