posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 02:49 AM
I don't know what it was last week, but THIS week it's federal property. The chain link has the red, white and blue "US Government Property"
shield signs on it. Looks like they were put up in a hurry, as one of them is hung upside down.
I could also see, in the video, that at one time it WAS a ball field of some sort. The cage around the diamond is still there - they haven't taken it
The personnel I could see in the photos looked like army - it looked like they were wearing the digital ACU, but I'm not absolutely certain of that.
They were a bit far away, and it was hard to tell if it was MARPAT or ACU, but I believe it was ACU.
The anti-scaling wire at the top is pointed outward, meaning it's there to keep folks from getting in. By way of contrast, the anti-scaling wire at
the tank farm in the pictures is pointing INWARD. Don't really know why they'd feel a need to keep folks from getting out there.
Looks to me like it might be a hasty POL distribution point. More permanent structures , instead of tents, may be coming there in the near future. If
it's that close to the tank farm, it might be a good place to store inbound fuel tankers for refill, and to stage outbound fuel tankers from.
Don't know what to say about the perimeter guards, without knowing their strength or scheduling. One guy going around once an hour or so, just
looking for holes cut in the fence would be looking out for fuel thieves, I would think. Several guys patrolling at all times, and making a round
every few minutes would indicate that they expect something else. At the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, during Desert Shield, perimeter guards were
mounted on ATVs, and a pair passed a given point on the perimeter about once every 10 or 15 minutes. That was a fairly large perimeter to patrol, and
they were expecting company. Popped a couple guys, too.
I have to wonder about how big this place is, and just how far it is from the tank farm in the photos.