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Wendover Air Field, along the Utah-Nevada border about 100 miles west of Salt Lake City, was the training site for the 509th Group prior to their mission over Japan to drop the atomic bombs in 1945. On 01 January 1979 the Hill and Wendover Ranges, and part of the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, were consolidated into the Utah Test and Training Range and placed under the management of the Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC) at Edwards Air Force Base..
Dugway Proving Ground (DPG) is a US Army facility located approximately 85 miles (140 km) southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah in southern Tooele County and just north of Juab County. It encompasses 801,505 acres (3,243.576 km², or 1,252.352 sq mi) of the Great Salt Lake Desert, an area the size of the state of Rhode Island, and is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges.
Originally posted by whatukno
reply to post by bekod
Ok I figured out how to put a set of coordinates into Google Earth, this is what I came up with.
Doesn't look too impressive to me, the X looks like lakes, I am not quite sure what the dots are, but it does not look like a FEMA camp.
[edit on 7/21/2010 by whatukno]
Mock Soviet Airfield
In 1976 the Air Force erected an(sic) mock soviet air field at this location. No paving was done, taxiways, runway, and hardstands were graded. Mock MIG-21 aircraft were built of oil drums and plywood.
Originally posted by ignorant_ape
reply to post by Lil Drummerboy
" colour coded dots on mail boxes "
is to be blunt , the most retarded " idea " i have heard since the last thread i looked at
come on the " system " fails spectacularly if :
the home owner paints his / her mailbox
has a baby sitter / maid / nanny / au pair and goes out
some idiot motorist drives into it - and a new one is purchased
the home owner takes a short contract job abroad and leaves the house in the care of a house sitter or temporary leasee
etc etc etc
you simply cannot " round people up " based on some idiotic dot on thier mail box
any one who believes you can - dererves to be rounded up