reply to post by rayktheon
I would be surprised if Base Camp even has a person whose sole duty is security. There is probably some person who amongst whatever they do normally
during the day has to take care of "visitors." But this is all conjecture on my part. There are certainly no security patrols ever seen.
Base Camp does have a commander, rank unknown. Once when they had a change of command, they had an open house for the community. Here the term
community is in a very general sense since people in Rachel got invited.
We know there is at least one ex-USAF person who had worked at Groom Lake but is now at Base Camp. I don't publish his name since I don't need some
well armed dude in the desert all pissed off at me. I don't recall ever seeing anyone in uniform at Base Camp.
Base Camp is essentially just some facility that was created by a land grab. The AEC (now DOE) grabbed the land to stage Project Faultless. When the
project turned out to be a failure, the AEC was left with a base they didn't need and a site to clean up. At some point, the USAF, noting there was a
runway established at Base Camp, obviously saw an opportunity. I figure they got the base without much of a use for it other than a backup runway near
a very busy training range.
Base Camp sits under a commercial air traffic route. And I do mean "under" as in sometimes I couldn't photograph it from commercial flights because
the angle was too steep. So the facility isn't all that great for secret activity. Basically think of it as an accidentally created facility. That
land reservation was made and the feds didn't want to give it up. Countless aircraft fly over it, see the runway, see the VOR, and then see the Xs on
the runway and wonder what's up with that place, but few people actually investigate it.