The National Park Service is seeking a few volunteers to work with an NPS crew that will be cutting down several of the big trees inside Nike Site SF-88 next Tuesday and Friday, November 4 and 7. They will need to pull large branches off the hill near the Exclusion Area down to the pavement, cut them into smaller pieces, and load them into a green waste dumpster. They are looking for a couple of able-bodied folks who could help them out for a few hours. Probably no more than 2-3 people. They will provide lunch. Please send an email to the webmaster@ this web site if you can help. Many thanks!
The Nike Historical Society is looking to help the National Park Service with soldier’s memories of what it was like to serve on a Nike Missile Base. I know all of us have stories to tell; some good and some bad, on the day to day life and duties of serving on a nuclear armed base. What we are asking for is whatever you would like to share, to be held for future reference, to tell our story. Your story can be short or long, no matter. Just email the story to me and we will publish it on our web site and see to it that it is archived for all future generations to read and understand the commitment we served by, and the funny stories of stuff we did to lighten the burden. Please take some time to send us your experiences. Let us know the base you served on and your name with address along with your great story. Also let us know what address or other identifying information you want published. Thank-you for your service and your story.
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Oct. 18 2014: Spec.-5 Emmett R. Caraker Jr. contributed this aerial photo of Battery A launcher site, Thule, Greenland. He also shares his story.
Oct. 10 2014: Spec.-5 Emmett R. Caraker Jr. contributed this story of how human error trapped a missile in an elevator.
Sept. 7, 2014: Greg Brown contributed this picture of a mess hall chair cover that was used by C battery 65 ADA at LA-88.
Friends of Nike Site Summit needs your donation to help it leverage a $20,000 matching grant from the Rasmuson Foundation.
Buy a launcher site! SL-40L will be auctioned July 12, 2014. The sale will benefit the Beck school district.
April 19, 2014: Kelsey Picken and Joseph Harper are the creators and administrators of the Cold War: L.A. website. Their website brings together many historical aspects surrounding the Cold War period.
March 13, 2014: Ted Swanson sent photos of work to recover an exclusion area gate.
Feb. 16, 2014: This exchange between Richard Brody and Mike Kelly highlights actions in October, 1969, designed to make the Soviet Union believe that President Nixon was willing to attack them.
24 Dec, 2013: SP5 R. Alderson describes his contentious interaction with a man who later earned a Nobel prize.
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