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THE LAYOUT OF THIS BLOG IS ODD THE VARIOUS POSTS YOU WILL SEE ARE SEMI PERMANENT MOSTLY THE FILMS,THE MONTHLY POSTINGS ARE LOCATED MID WAY DOWN AS YOU SCROLL TOWARDS THE BOTTOM, USE THE DIRECTORY OF POSTS TO FIND A PARTICULAR POST AND IT WILL BE FOUND MIDWAY DOWN AS YOU SCROLL DOWN TOWARDS THE PERMANENT DECLASSIFIED ATOMIC FILM COLLECTION. IT IS A LITTLE DIFFICULT TO NAVIGATE BUT THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF POSTS ON LOCAL NEW YORK / LONG ISLAND ATOMIC HISTORY LOTS OF ATOMIC AGE ART AND PROPAGANDA, NEVER SEEN ATOMIC KITSCH AND MORE! BE PATIENT, USE THE POST DIRECTORY, SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM TO SEE IT ALL AND YOU WILL BE REWARDED WITH A TRIP UNDERGROUND IN FALLOUT SHELTER NYC , AND PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LEAVE COMMENTS, ENJOY, SHELTER WARDEN0910

THE FALLOUT SHELTER STARTS HERE SIGN IN WITH THE FALLOUT SHELTER OFFICER UPON ARRIVAL

THE FALLOUT SHELTER STARTS HERE SIGN IN WITH THE FALLOUT SHELTER OFFICER UPON ARRIVAL
WELCOME- THIS BLOG HAS MANY POSTS THAT CAN BE FOUND ABOVE IN THE TABLE OF CONTENTS, I TRY TO ADD THINGS MONTHLY SO ALWAYS CHECK BACK. THE MAIN SECTION OF FALLOUT SHELTER NYC DOES START HERE AND YOU CAN SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE AND FIND DOZENS OF DECLASSIFIED NUCLEAR TEST MOVIES AND CIVIL DEFENSE FEATURES, THERE ARE LOTS OF POSTS TO GO THROUGH AND YOU WILL FIND SOMETHING GUARANTEED THAT WILL HAVE YOU COMING HERE MORE, SO DECONTAMINATE ,FIND YOUR BEDDING AREA AND RECEIVE YOUR SHELTER RATIONS WHO KNOWS HOW LONG YOU WILL BE HERE FOR.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Suffolk County Office Of Civil Defense- Fallout Shelter Years Plan To Survive









SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY  
 FALLOUT SHELTER PLAN
  1962-1971


THE ORIGINAL  PLAN FOR SUFFOLK COUNTY NY IN THE EVENT OF A NUCLEAR ATTACK
NOT THE LETTER YOU WOULD WANT TO RECEIVE DURING THE COLD WAR AND NOT IF YOU LIVED IN SUFFOLK COUNTY PRIOR TO 1971 BUT NEVER THE LESS THIS IS THE REASON FOR THE NATIONAL FALLOUT SHELTER SURVEY AND ENDING WITH THE COMPLETED COMMUNITY SHELTER PLAN SO THOSE WHO HAD NO WHERE TO RIDE OUT A NUCLEAR ATTACK HAD A PLACE TO TRY AND SURVIVE THE FIRST TWO WEEKS.










THIS NEWSPAPER STYLE PLAN WAS SENT OUT IN 1971 TO EVERY SUFFOLK COUNTY RESIDENT A BIT LATE IN THE COLD WAR BUT BETTER LATE THAN NOT AT ALL , THE COPY IS IN POOR SHAPE AND I ALMOST DID NOT POST IT BUT I DO KNOW THERE ARE CURIOUS PEOPLE WHO NEVER SAW IT OR HEARD ABOUT IT, ITS NOT IN ITS FULL VERSION DUE TO QUALITY SINCE IT WAS PUT AWAY IN A PERSONS BASEMENT SHELTER IN 1973 AND ONLY RECENTLY SAW THE LIGHT OF DAY. THIS NEWSPAPER COMMUNITY SHELTER PLAN WAS THE FRONT PAGE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE SUFFOLK COUNTY OFFICE OF CIVIL DEFENSE ADVISING RESIDENTS TO READ THE SHELTER PLAN "IT MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE" IT ALSO CAME WITH A COPY OF "IN TIME OF EMERGENCY" A TIMELESS CLASSIC UNFORTUNATELY THAT WAS MISSING THE ONLY INFORMATION ON WHAT TO DO WAS A HALF PAGE INSIDE DISCUSSING SIREN TONE AND BUILDING A HOME SHELTER, AND THE REST WAS FULL PAGE MAPS OF LOCATIONS FOR NIGHT AND DAYTIME, THE ONLY SAVING GRACE WAS IT CAME WITH THE PLANNING COMMISION PRESENTATION OF WHAT THE PLAN WAS TO SAY, SHELTER LOCATIONS BY ADDRESS AND CAPACITY, COPIES OF THE VARIOUS STEPS BEING APPROVED AND STEP DOCUMENTS SINCE THE PLANNING COMMISION HAD TO WORK WITH THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT THEY HAD TO GET APPROVAL BEFORE MOVING TO THE NEXT STEP EXAMPLE LOCATING SPACE STEP 1 PRINTING AND MAILING THE PLAN STEP 10,AND A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF WHERE SUFFOLK COUNTY IS, HOW FAST RADIATION WILL TRAVEL FROM NYC  HOW SUFFOLK WAS SAFE FROM TARGETS IN METRO NYC ,CONNETICUT, NOT MENTIONING ANYTHING ABOUT LONG ISLANDS TARGETED AREAS, WHICH IS PROVIDED IN A OLDER POST ON THIS BLOG,THERE IS SOME INTERESTING PROBLEMS WITH THIS PLAN AND YOU CAN SEE WHAT BELOW. 




THE NAVY DEPARTMENT SINCE 1961,SURVEYED ALL STRUCTURES EXCLUDING PRIVATE HOMES IN ORDER TO DETERMINE THE AVAILABLE FALLOUT PROTECTION. IN ADDITION TO THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF EACH BUILDING THAT HAS FALLOUT PROTECTION,THE SHELTER CAPACITY OF EACH PUBLIC FACILITY IS RECORDED.THE SHELTER CAPACITIES ARE RATED ON THE BASIS OF 10 SQUARE FEET PER PERSON TO BE SHELTERED IN VENTILATED STRUCTURES OR 500 CUBIC FEET PER PERSON IN UNVENTILATED  STRUCTURES, THROUGH THE NATIONAL FALLOUT SHELTER SURVEY PROGRAM, SUFFOLK HAS HAD AN UPDATED SHELTER CAPACITY FOR NEARLY ALL OF THE LARGER STRUCTURES.
THE INVENTORY PROGRAM IS FURTHER SUPPLEMENTED BY AN ONGOING LICENSING,MARKING AND STOCKING PROGRAM IMPLEMENTED BY THE SUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL DEFENSE, EACH BUILDING OWNER IS APPROACHED WITH VARIOUS FORMAL AGREEMENTS THAT WILL PERMIT THE FOLLOWING,
1-LICENSING HIS FACILITY  AS A PUBLIC SHELTER
2-THE STORAGE OF SURVIVAL SUPPLIES INCLUDING FOOD,WATER,SANITARY,MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND RADIOLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS
3- THE MARKING OF HIS FACILITY WITH FALLOUT SHELTER SIGNS
THE CURRENT INVENTORY SUMMARY OF PUBLIC SHELTER IN SUFFOLK COUNTY INDICATES THAT THERE ARE  546 SEPARATE SHELTER FACILITIES
THE COMMUNITY SHELTER PLAN PROGRAM
ON FEBRUARY 14 1966 THE SUFFOLK BOARD OF SUPERVISORS APPROVED RESOLUTION 80  AUTHORIZING THE SUFFOLK COUNTY DEPT. OF PLANNING TO DEVELOP A SHELTER PLAN FOR SUFFOLK COUNTY WITH 100% FUNDING ALLOCATED
 BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT THE CONTRACT WAS HANDLED THROUGH THE EASTERN DIVISION OF NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND AND THE SUFFOLK COUNTY PLANNING BOARD ON JUNE 21 1966
SUFFOLK COUNTY'S PLANNING DIRECTOR AND CIVIL DEFENSE DIRECTOR ATTENDED A COMMUNITY SHELTER PLAN TRAINING COURSE AT THE FEDERAL STAFF COLLEGE IN BATTLE CREEK,MICHIGAN THIS TRAINING ALLOWED EACH OF THE TWO DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS TO USE THE TRAINING TO FACILITATE THEIR DEPARTMENTS TO COMMIT TO ACCOMPLISHING A WORKING SHELTER PLAN SO THE RESIDENTS OF SUFFOLK COUNTY WILL BE ABLE TO FIND AND UTILIZE A DESIGNATED SHELTER DURING A NUCLEAR ATTACK ON THE UNITED STATES AND TO ENSURE THAT THE SUFFOLK COUNTY SHELTER PLAN WILL ACCOMMODATE FUTURE RESIDENTS BY SURVEYING NEW SHELTER SPACE AND LICENSING THEM FOR USE
I NEVER REALIZED HOW MANY THINGS ARE INVOLVED WHEN THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS PUT TOGETHER THEIR CSP,.. DAYTIME SPACE NIGHT SPACE, PEOPLE WALKING OR DRIVING ,VENTILATED SPACE,NON VENTILATED SPACE,ESTIMATING FUTURE CONSTRUCTION PRIVATE AND COMMERCIAL, AREAS PRONE TO TRAFFIC FOR THE MOST PART UNLESS YOUR A CITY PLANNING MAJOR ITS DRY READING BUT VERY IMPORTANT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT








EACH SQUARE ON THE MAP WAS A AREA THAT HAD SUFFICIENT PUBLIC SHELTER AND WAS A PAGE IN THE NEWSPAPER MAILOUT THIS STYLE WAS WIDELY USED AROUND THE UNITED STATES TO BRING TO THE PUBLIC EACH COUNTY OR PROVINCE'S COMMUNITY SHELTER PLAN.AREAS NOT COVERED WITH A SQUARE WAS FIND A CLOSE PUBLIC SHELTER OR MAKE DO AT HOME.






SHELTER LOCATION #1648001
US Army Nike Site West Neck RD Lloyd Harbor Facility 00127 CAPACITY 365
US Army Nike Site West Neck Rd Lloyd Harbor Facility 00128 CAPACITY 365
US Army Nike Site West Neck Rd Lloyd Harbor Facility 00129
CAPACITY 395
The US Army ARAADCOM de-commissioned the Lloyd Harbor Nike Ajax Anti Aircraft Missile Defense way back in 1963 .The Suffolk County Planning Board had to know that the site was sold at auction and bulldozed and scrapped, Yet they list it on their shelter master list as a facility with space, Its not uncommon to get a list of county Fallout Shelters if you asked Civil Defense back then ,You could find a copy in the Library Updated, So why List Shelters that don't exist or over exaggerate the amount of space in a shelter yet this was wide spread behavior, I do npot know if there was a time limit for communities to get a shelter program in place, Although i heard about something like this where a county or Municipality could be fined for not providing shelter for residents. Compared to the rest of the United States i would have to say 1971 is a little behind in ensuring the safety of your residents ,Suffolk County is almost 2o years behind in their Preparedness and Suffolk County had the leading companies involved in everything Avionics, Aerospace ,Computers, Brookhaven National Laboratory has done some ground breaking studies, Its located in one of the most populated regions in the nation yet they seem to have dragged their feet on this, No  matter if the county decided it was futile to survive an Atomic Attack the counties residents should be allowed to decide if they want to shelter and it should be available, The updated 198_ ? Was a very poor attempt at updating and finding new shelters and no attempt was made at getting it out to residents to even shelter during Hurricanes,Coastal Flooding, Now that computers are available the county has a map of 30+ shelters county wide for other than Fallout sheltering on their web site and its not under Civil Defense

 Located on Long Island's picturesque north shore, Nike site NY-20 was a typical three-magazine Nike installation. The base was first activated during January 1957 and was manned by the Regular Army until 1960, when the New York Army National Guard took over. Site NY-20 was never upgraded to fire Nike Hercules missiles and air defense operations had ceased by 1963. Subsequent to its closure, both the control and launcher areas came into private ownership and were completely demolished
 



THIS DOCUMENT IS(SHELTER LOCATION) SL-16480001 THE AREA SHOWN ABOVE IN THE MAP OF SHELTER LOCATIONS BREAKDOWN OF SURVEY FINDINGS SUCH AS TRAVEL TIME HOW MANY SPACES ACCOUNTED FOR ETC.

 
SHELTER LOCATION PILGRIM STATE SL-16480055
PILGRIM STATE PSYCH HOSPITAL BRENTWOOD NY
FALLOUT SHELTER 00053  BLDG #4  PF 2-8 412,PF-1 1946
FALLOUT SHELTER 00501 TUNNEL SECT. PF2-8 1260     
FALLOUT SHELTER  00059 BLDG #25 PF-13940 PF-1 8680
THIS CONTINUES FOR 3 PAGES AND OVER 80 BUILDINGS INCLUDING EDGEWOOD  WITH OVER 15,000 SPACES ALLOCATED 




ONE OF SUFFOLK COUNTIES DUBIOUS DISTINCTIONS WAS IT HOUSED THE "WORLDS LARGEST PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL IN THE WORLD" AND IT WAS LARGE! SOME OF SUFFOLK COUNTYS BIGGEST BUILDINGS WERE IN THE COMPLEX CITY OF BUILDINGS AT PILGRIM STATE, CENTRAL ISLIP, KINGS PARK, EDGEWOOD-DEER PARK,  CENTRAL SUFFOLK-MELVILLE THESE FACILITYS HAD MORE PATIENTS THAN THE TOWNS HAD RESIDENTS. THE AREAS WHERE THEY WERE LOCATED, EACH HAD NUMEROUS HOSPITAL FACILITIES, LARGE SURGICAL ROOMS WHERE THOUSANDS OF LOBOTOMIES WERE PERFORMED AND CREATED A VERY BAD STIGMA THAT JUST SURROUNDED THESE FACILITIES,THE BUILDINGS WERE BUILT IN THE EARLY PART OF 1930'S  THROUGH THE WPA AND WERE MADE OF BRICK, CONCRETE AND BRICK. AS AN URBAN EXPLORER I SPENT A LOT OF TIME EXPLORING THE ABANDONDED PARTS AND BUILDINGS BUT THE BIGGEST AND BEST WERE THE TUNNELS THAT SERVED THESE HUGE FACILITIES SUFFOLK COUNTYS ORIGINAL SURVEY PUT EACH OF THESE FACILITIES POSSIBLE OF HOLDING 10,000 SPACES THE TUNNELS AND BASEMENTS WERE WELL BELOW GROUND UNDER BRICK 5 STORY OR THE TALLEST WAS EDGEWOOD AT 17 FLOORS AND HAD TO BE DESTROYED AND BROUGHT DOWN WITH EXPLOSIVES IN THE EARLY 1990s THE BASEMENTS HAD BEEN STOCKED THE ONE WEIRD THING I NEVER UNDERSTOOD WAS THE BASEMENT ROOMS THAT HAD DIRT FLOORS EVERY BUILDING HAD ONE OR MORE I DO NOT KNOW IF IT WAS DUE TO LACK OF MATERIALS BUT THEY WERE BIG DIRT ROOMS,SUFFOLK COUNTY HAD A FALLOUT SHELTER SOLUTION WITH THESE COMPLEXES THAT WAS UNTIL NEW YORK STATE DECIDED TO CLOSE DOWN THESE FACILITIES AND WITH THAT THOUSANDS OF SPACES, I REMEMBER THE TUNNELS WHERE LONG DARK AND HAD FALLOUT SHELTER SIGNS ALL OVER WHEN THEY CLOSED DOWN THE LARGE EDGEWOOD FACILITY THEY BASICALLY SHUT OFF THE LIGHTS AND LOCKED THE DOORS AND THE VANDALS AND THIEVES TOOK AND DESTROYED EVERYTHING, EVEN THE SHELTER SUPPLIES WOUND UP IN SOMEONES BASEMENT.
Another room In The Tunnels That ran for over a mile and Another Civil Defense Water Container one of thousands stocked in the Pilgrim State And Edgewood Hospital Shelter System

EDGEWOOD BUILDING  No. 1 AFTER CLOSING  THE ROOF WAS MADE OF COPPER AND IT WAS STRIPPED CLEAN EARLY ON AND SOMEBODY CUTTING COPPER WITH A TORCH SET THE ROOF ON FIRE,EVEN LIKE THIS THE VERY TOP OF THIS ROOF COULD BE ACCESSED AND MANHATTAN WAS VERY VISIBLE FROM UP TOP AND I MEAN THE TOP. EDGEWOOD WAS ALSO CALLED MASON GENERAL HOSPITAL AND IT TREATED WORLD WAR TWO SOLDIERS WITH PSYCHIATRIC PROBLEMS AND FAMOUS MOVIE DIRECTOR MADE A MOVIE ON THE GROUNDS ABOUT THESE SOLDIERS CALLED "LET THERE BE LIGHT" THIS BUILDING WAS ONLY ONE OF HUNDREDS IN SUFFOLK COUNTY AND PART OF THE COMMUNITY FALLOUT SHELTER PLAN,





















SOME OF THE CIVIL DEFENSE STOCK THAT LAY SCATTERED EVEN TO THIS DAY AROUND THE OPEN PARTS OF THESE HUGE FACILITIES ON THE COMMUNITY FALLOUT SHELTER  MAP OF SUFFOLK COUNTY ,PILGRIM STATE HAS ITS OWN PAGE AND WAS ONE FACILITY,THE ENORMOUS WASTE OF ARCHITECTURE EVEN JUST THE HOSPITALS THESE  FACILITIES HAD HUGE OPERATING ROOMS, FOOD PREPARATION AREAS,STORAGE,I DO NOT KNOW WHY THE STATE WAS QUICK TO GET RID OF AND DEMOLISH THESE BUILDINGS BUT FROM SEEING SOME OF THE THINGS LEFT BEHIND I COULD ONLY IMAGINE,IT WASN'T A HAPPY PLACE.






SHELTER LOCATION #16480023
FACILITY00101 Republic Aviation Corp BLDG #29 Farmingdale CAP 1189
FACILITY00102 Republic Aviation Corp. BLDG #17 Farmingdale Cap 4181
FACILITY00104 Republic Aviation Corp. BLDG #__ Farmingdale Cap 3900
REPUBLIC AIRCRAFT The Aircraft Co.that built the planes that won wars and defended this nation in between wars was very important so important that the NIKE Anti Aircraft Missile Defense about a mile and a half south was the longest operating NIKE base in the NYC Metro area Grumman was also a mile west and they also built the planes that won wars and specialized in Naval Aviation, There are plenty of stories of this NIKE site it was not a secret facility ,Russian Bomber pilots who trained to attack New York targets were probably more aware of its exsistance than the community around it,Plus i could just imagine the Atomic Weapon and Missile warhead size destined for both Aviation companies since they would be crucial in rearming a military postattack, And i don't think they were happy about Republic aircraft shooting down Migs in Vietnam or Carrier launched Grumman aircraft Smoking Migs around the world, I really do not think there would be a public shelter on this map capable of withstanding any Soviet weapon target package destined for this part of Suffolk County,The Nike site in Lloyd Harbor was a listed shelter location on the map and in the planning commision book.Below is Republic Aviation Testing the Thunderjet Prototypes at Republic Aviation Airfield Now Republic Airport



THIS IS WHAT WAS BEING PROTECTED BY NIKE SITE NY-24 REPUBLIC AVIATION DURING THE 1950s


 REPUBLIC HANGAR FLIGHTLINE THE SHELTER SPACE IS LOCATED BEHIND THE HANGAR IN THE MFG AREA



THIS MAP SHOWS THE VILLAGE OF PATCHOGUE (SL-16480089 )AND INSIDE THE VILLAGE ARE A CLUSTER OF SHELTER LOCATIONS , UPON RESEARCHING SOME OF THESE LOCATIONS 75% DID NOT EXSIST ANY LONGER EXCEPT THE SCHOOLS MARKED , ONE LOCATION WAS THE INSIDE OF A BANK VAULT ALSO BEFORE MALLS AND SUPER SHOPPING CENTERS THE VILLAGE OF PATCHOGUE WAS THE PLACE YOU DID ALL YOUR SHOPPING,THE VILLAGE IS A VERY URBAN PLACE AND WAS EVEN MORE SO IN THE 1960s AND 70s, THE DAYTIME POPULATION FAR EXCEEDS THE JUST UNDER 1000 PERSON CAPACITY OF SHELTER SPACES LISTED WITHIN THE VILLAGE AND AREA.


OFFICE OF CIVIL DEFENSE DISPLAY PANEL THAT IS IMPORTANT TO READ AND PREPARE A PLACE WITHIN YOUR HOME IF MAKING IT TO A PUBLIC SHELTER IS NOT POSSIBLE





The Suffolk County Civil Defense Command Center During the 1950-70s was and may still be located here, The county Fire ,Rescue,Emergency Services and Fire Academy is Located here, Suffolk County Office Of Civil Defense Was located in a one story ranch style building the upper floor was offices and lower the county Emergency Operation Center where Communication And Control was conducted during mock Civil Defense Exercises. Suffolk County Only had A unified Sheriffs Department During the years prior to 1960 and New York State Troopers, Most villages had their own Police Force Like Huntington,Riverhead,Patchogue,Amityville,Islip and enforced laws and used the County Courts for crimes, They also had their own Civil Defense Departments these are hard to track down and find Ex-Headquarter locations ,Suffolk County Fire Departments are Volunteer and every town with a Zip Code has one and are responsible for Rescue Operations and during the Cold War also were responsible for Civil Defense ,They are unified under Suffolk County FRES which also includes "Emergency Management" Suffolk County also Unified its Police forces into one in 1960 and has a Civil Defense Unit and also control Auxiliary Police which are Civil Defense orientated and do not have Peace Officer status,

My visits to the Yaphank Civil Defense Operation Center were always welcomed and the one or two guys in the command center seemed amazed someone was  interested in what goes on there and were decent enough to give me a tour and allow me to take some items for my collection, The "Bunker" as its reffered to was dated and seemed a little disorganized they had a very large Emergency Generator and Communication Tower, The office area even had a Red Emergency Phone with no dial plate  that kind of tells you how dated some of it is. They had a Large Storage area with the usual Fallout Shelter items,signs,Radiological instruments,plenty of pamphlets ,Now well into the 21st century that type of Civil Defense (even the name) is being phased out with "Emergency Management" a name i really do not like but its not about names or nostalgia ,It is though an end to a time that is so interesting and filled with history it sad to see it go, But for me theres still the undiscovered film or story or picture even visiting the american airpower foundation out at the Republic Airport and visiting a Nike Hercules or a F-111 and enjoying the simpler things.

COMMUNITY FALLOUT SHELTER PLANS FROM AROUND THE UNITED STATES


HERE IS HOW THE TRI-COUNTY AREA OF MICHIGAN SENT OUT THEIR FINISHED COMMUNITY SHELTER PLAN ,THIS WAS JUST ABOUT IDENTICAL TO HOW SUFFOLK COUNTY SENT OUT THEIRS DOWN TO THE MANILA ENVELOPE AND THE
BOOKLET "IN TIME OF EMERGENCY"
BORROWED FROM MICHIGANCIVILDEFENSE.COM

HERE IS A DALLAS MAIL OUT THAT IS JUST LIKE SUFFOLK COUNTYS PRINTED ON NEWSPAPER
BORROWED FROM CIVILDEFENSEMUSEUM.COM











HERE IS A MICHIGAN COMMUNITY SHELTER MAILOUT I BELIEVE FOR LANSING ,MICHIGAN AREA
BORROWED FROM MICHIGANCIVILDEFENSE.com


HERE ARE THE MICHIGAN FALLOUT SHELTER LOCATIONS THAT WERE INSIDE THE MAILOUT 
FROM MICHIGANCIVILDEFENSE.COM


THESE COMMUNITY SHELTER PLANS WERE DONE FOR EVERY COUNTY IN THE UNITED STATES THOUSANDS




BELOW ARE DOCUMENTS FROM THE COMMUNITY SHELTER PLANNING BOARD
















 




















SUFFOLK COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENTS FIRST HELICOPTER ,IT WAS IN THE PAPERS I GOT WITH THE COMMUNITY SHELTER PLAN SO I THREW IT IN , ITS DEFINITELY MOD LOOKING I DID HERE THAT THE HELO WAS A DONATION AND ITS A EUROPEAN ALOUETTE EMERGENCY UTILITY HELICOPTER BUILT ON LONG ISLAND BY REPUBLIC AVIATION HELICOPTER DIVISION, REPUBLIC AVIATION SAW THAT SUFFOLK COUNTY POLICE DEPT. WAS A NEW DEPARTMENT AND COULD USE A HELO AND DONATED IT TO SUFFOLK COUNTY PD ,REPUBLIC TRIED MANY DIFFERENT MANUFACTURING  IDEAS TO STAY IN BUSINESS IN THE EARLY 1960s.















SUFFOLK COUNTY P.D.s FIRST FLEET OF P.D. VEHICLES L.SIDE OF PICTURE BELOW THESE PHOTOCOPIED IMAGES WERE PART OF A BUNCH OF HISTORIC PICTURES AND COLD WAR ITEMS

SUFFOLK COUNTY P.D. ORIGINAL STARTING UNITS THEY ALSO HAD A "CALAMITY JANE" CIVIL DEFENSE UNIT NOT PICTURED HERE  THERE WERE TWO P.D. FLEET PHOTOS #1 IS MISSING


SUFFOLK COUNTYS HIDDEN INDUSTRIAL FALLOUT SHELTERS

NOT REALLY HIDDEN THIS WAS PART OF A NATIONAL DESIGN PROGRAM OF INTRODUCING FALLOUT SHELTERS IN TO NEW CONSTRUCTION THE WHAT IS CALLED "BOHEMIA TOLL BUILDING" IS THE RONKONKOMA TELEPHONE SWITCH BUILDING ON JOHNSON AVENUE AND WAS ONE OF TWO SUFFOLK LOCATIONS PICKED ONE WAS WILLIAM FLOYD HIGH SCHOOL (THAT POST IS  A FEW MONTHS BACK) AND THIS BUILDING AS WELL AS THE 69th PRECINCT IN BROOKLYN KINGS COUNTY NYC


A LOOK AT A SUFFOLK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT FALLOUT SHELTER DESIGN WINNER Wm FLOYD SCHOOL DISTRICT (HIGH SCHOOL)



 COURTESY OF THE CIVIL DEFENSE MUSEUM . COM PUBLIC SHELTER DISPLAY 1960's


















WILLIAM FLOYD SCHOOL DISTRICT IS A FEW MILES SOUTH OF THE AEC's EASTCOAST ATOMIC WEAPON TEST FACILITY BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LAB, KNOWING THAT THEY WERE IN A PRIMARY SOVIET BOMBER/ICBM TARGET AREA THE SCHOOL DISTRICT MADE DRASTIC SHIELDING AND SHELTER SPACE IN THEIR NEW HIGH SCHOOL,AND IN DOING SO WAS CHOSEN AS A NATIONAL DESIGN WINNER ALONG WITH A INDUSTRIAL FALLOUT SHELTER AND A PUBLIC SAFETY FALLOUT SHELTER IN NYC IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MORE ON SUFFOLK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION PLEASE STOP AT THE TOP OF THE BLOG AND YOU WILL FIND A POST WITH MORE INFORMATION










A INDUSTRIAL FALLOUT SHELTER DESIGN WINNER THE BELL  TELEPHONE NY TELEPHONE TRANSMISSION AND ROUTING BUILDING A VERY IMPORTANT NATIONAL DEFENSE ASSET FOR EMERGENCY POST ATTACK OPERATIONS



NY TELEPHONES CIRCUIT EXCHANGE AND CALL ROUTING FACILITY LOCATED ON JOHNSON AVENUE RONKONKOMA (not Bohemia) A VERY FORTIFIED BLDG OF EXTRA CONCRETE AND BRICK ITS IMPORTANCE TO GROUND TO AIR COMMUNICATIONS WAS VITAL AS WAS ITS OTHER DUTIES IN A POST NUCLEAR ATTACK ENVIRONMENT SO NY TELEPHONE HAD A VERY WELL PROTECTED FALLOUT SHELTER FOR TECHNICIANS TO RIDE OUT A NUCLEAR ATTACK AND TO GET THIS FACILITY BACK ONLINE


SPENDING TIME ON LONG ISLAND LIVING IN LAKE RONKONKOMA GRABBING A JOB ON A LANDSCAPE CREW WAS EASY MONEY ONE OF THE LAWNS ON OUR ACCOUNT JUST HAPPENED TO BE THIS BUILDING NEVER KNOWING ITS IMPORTANCE OR THAT IT HAD A STORY TO TELL THAT I'D LI
IT REALLY IS AMAZING HOW MUCH HISTORY IS OUT THERE WAITING TO BE DISCOVERED

IF YOU LIVE IN SUFFOLK COUNTY AND KNOW OF A STOCKED SHELTER OR OTHER THINGS OR EVEN HAVE A GOOD STORY CONTACT ME PLEASE OR LEAVE A COMMENT THANK YOU-SHELTER WARDEN
THANKS TO CIVIL DEFENSE MUSEUM.COM AND MICHIGAN CIVIL DEFENSE.COM FOR THE USE OF THEIR COMMUNITY SHELTER PLANS FROM THEIR AREAS

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FALLOUT SHELTER WARDEN INFORMATION

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Walk around NYC and Long Island and see the signs black and yellow triangles pointing down to represent Atomic Fallout, some people don't even know about its meaning or The horror associated with that odd sign and what it represents, The cold war was far from cold, L.I. had Nuclear Missiles and Nuclear weapons on armed Interceptor aircraft to stop soviet bombers from dropping atomic bombs on NYC and the Defense Industry on L.I.. This And The Civil Defense, The Armed Defense, and The Other Side Of The Fence, This Is History That Can Not be Lost so this blog will try To tell the stories of a dark time, When sirens would howl and we would all await most likely the end underground in places marked with Fallout Shelter Signs, buried beneath the rubble of the buildings above us or be Incinerated in Firestorms , Other Than That Fallout Shelter NYC brings The Local Cold War History in Film, Pictures, Stories, Civil Defense Pics ,Films & other Media, Lots Of Atomic Propaganda And even Declassified USAF & DOD Films On everything They Detonated Or Trained For Excellent Stuff! So Settle In, Grab A Survival Biscuit, read the posts watch the films and enjoy the Shelter!

(1968) USAF SURVIVE TO FIGHT ATOMIC WEAPON HITS ADC BASE JETS SCRAMBLE INTERCEPT SOVIET ATTACKERS

THIS IS A CLASSIC UNITED STATES AIR FORCE TRAINING FILM THAT IS BASED ON SURVIVABILITY OF USAF BASE OPERATIONS IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES AFTER A NUCLEAR ATTACK,BASES LIKE THIS ONE WERE SCATTERED THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES DURING THE COLD WAR PERIOD THE AMOUNT OF PRESSURE AND RESPONSIBILITY THESE MEN HAD HAD HANDLING NUCLEAR WEAPONS THAT WERE USED ON INTERCEPTOR AIRCRAFT ,THE # AM SCRAMBLES INTO THE WINTER NIGHT NOT KNOWING IF THIS WAS FOR REAL AS BASE AIRCRAFT PEELED OUT LAUNCHING IN PAIRS SC REAMING INTO THE WINTER NIGHT WAITING FOR WORD OF WHAT WAS GOING ON. THE AIRMEN AT THESE BASES KNEW ANY ATTACK ON THE US THEY WOULD BE AMONG THE FIRST TO KNOW AND FIRST TO GO WHILE THE COMMUNITIES OUTSIDE THE GATES NEVER KNEW HOW CLOSE THEY WERE TO WAR AS THE BASES WENT TO DIFFERENT DEFCON LEVELS, THIS WAS NOT INFORMATION FOR THE PUBLIC. THE FILM STARTS AT NIGHT AND THE SAC AIR DEFENSE COMMAND LAUNCHES ITS F-101 INTERCEPTOR AIR CRAFT AND PREPARES TO RIDE OUT A NUCLEAR STRIKE AS CONFIRMATION OF INCOMING MISSILES IS CONFIRMED. THANKS TO A CLIMATE OF GUARDED DEFENSE THE AIR FORCE BASE IS ABLE TO BUILD DEFENSIVE AND SHELTER FACILITIES TO SURVIVE AND FIGHT AND AS A NUCLEAR DETONATION IS CONFIRMED ON BASE THE AIR FORCE BEGINS TO DEAL WITH THE PROBLEMS SO ITS AIR WING CAN COME BACK AND RE-ARM AND RE-FUEL A GREAT SUBJECT THAT U.S. MILITARY FORCES HAD TO PLAN FOR AND TRAIN AND THIS FILM SHOWS WHAT THEY EXPECTED, THE REAL QUESTION IS IT REALISTIC IN ITS EXPECTATION? THE ONE THING IS THAT IT IS PRICELESS THAT THE USAF MADE THIS TRAINING FILM AND ITs QUOTES LIKE "HAVE NO UMBRELLAS,IF IT STARTS TO RAIN WE WILL LET YOU KNOW." AND "YOU CALL US BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T WE WILL BE CALLING YOU" WEIRD,.. BUT STILL GREAT PROPAGANDA!FILMED AT A SAC AIR DEFENSE INTERCEPTOR BASE LOCATED IN OXNARD, OXNARD AFB CALIFORNIA 1967 THIS IS BASICALLY WHEN CLOSING OF SAC ADC BASES WAS GOING ON ALL OVER (SUFFOLK COUNTY AFB LONG ISLAND NEW YORK) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE NYC AREA FOR MOST OF THE COLD WAR.DURING 1968- EARLY 1970s MOST OF THESE AIR FORCE ADC UNITS WENT OVER TO FIGHT IN VIETNAM AND THAILAND AS FORWARD AIR CONTROL AND MUNITION LOADERS FOR USAF STRIKE PLANES USING IRON BOMBS INSTEAD OF ATOMIC MUNITIONS BOMBING NVA BASES AND NORTH VIETNAM AND THE ADC PILOTS AND BACKSEATERS WENT OVER ALSO, TO ME THESE GUYS REALLY SERVED THEIR COUNTRY PLUS ONE AND DESERVE BIG RESPECT , MY HATS OFF TO THE USAF AIRMEN OF ADC/SAC AND VIETNAM/THAILAND/LAOS

DEFCON THE ULTIMATE NUCLEAR WAR SIMULATION

NYC EMERGENCY BROADCAST PLEASE STAND BY FOR OFFICIAL INFORMATION (1980-1984)

USAF/SAC AT DEFCON ONE AND CONFIDENCE IS HIGH! "EXECUTIVE DESCISION" USAF'S NUCLEAR POSTURE

PROBABLY THE MOST TELLING STORY OF USAF MIGHT AND POWER AS WAR IS UNLEASHED ON THE AGRESSOR NATION WHO IS LATER IDENTIFIED TO BE THE SOVIET UNION, THE STOCK FOOTAGE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS BEING DROPPED BY B-47 STRATOJETS and B-52 BOMBERS ARE FROM ONCE CLASSIFIED USAF NUCLEAR TEST OPS. MOST OF THIS ENTIRE FILM IS FROM CLASSIFIED WARPLANS AND SPECIAL OPERATIONS, THIS HOMAGE TO SAC AND STRATEGIC AIR COMMANDS DEDICATION TO MISSION IS A JEWEL AND FROM A TIME WHERE THE WORLD WAS A TINDERBOX READY FOR SOMEONE TO STRIKE THE SPARK AND IGNITE A WORLDWIDE NUCLEAR CONFLAGRATION WHERE LIFE MOST LIKELY WOULD OF WENT THE WAY OF THE DINOSAUR AND ONLY MILLIONS OF YEARS LATER A FOSSILIZED REMAINS OF MAN WOULD BE DISCOVERED BY THE NEXT GENERATION THAT CAME FROM THE ASHES OF THE OLD, THIS FILM IS NOT KNOWN IF IT WAS EVER SEEN OR VIEWED OTHER THAN A HANDFUL OF HIGH RANKING USAF OFFICERS, SEE THE DESCRIPTION AND INFORMATION FROM THE NUCLEAR VAULT.COM --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "The Power of Decision" may be the first (and perhaps the only) U.S. government film dramatizing nuclear war decision-making. Commissioned by the Strategic Air Command in 1956, the film has the look of a 1950s TV drama, but the subject is the ultimate Cold War nightmare. By the end of the film, after the U.S. Air Force has implemented war plan "Quick Strike" following a Soviet surprise attack, millions of Americans, Russians, Europeans, and Japanese are dead. The narrator, a Colonel Dodd, asserts that "nobody wins a nuclear war because both sides are sure to suffer terrible damage." Despite the "catastrophic" damage, one of the film’s operating assumptions is that defeat is avoidable as long as the adversary cannot impose its "will" on the United States. The film’s last few minutes suggest that the United States would prevail because of the "success" of its nuclear air offensive. Moscow, not the United States, is sending out pleas for a cease-fire. The conviction that the United States could prevail was a doctrinal necessity because Air Force leaders assumed the decisiveness of air power. The founding fathers of the U.S. Air Force came out of World War II with an unshakeable, if exaggerated, conviction that the strategic bombing of Germany and Japan had been decisive for the Allied victory and that air power would be crucial in future conflicts. (Note 1) The film’s title: "Power of Decision" embodies that conviction. The title itself is a reference to a 1948 statement by General George C. Kenney, the Strategic Air Command’s first commander-in-chief: "A war in which either or both opponents use atomic bombs will be over in a matter of days...The Air Force that is superior in its capability of destruction plays the dominant role and has the power of decision." (Note 2) A confident statement made by one of the characters, General "Pete" Larson, near the close of reel 6 flows from that assumption: the Soviets "must quit; we have the air and the power and they know it." The story begins with Colonel Dodd, standing in the underground command post of the "Long Range Offense Force" (oddly, the Strategic Air Command is never mentioned by name). Dodd discusses the Force’s strike capabilities, its mechanisms for keeping track of its strategic assets, and its war plans. That hundreds of bombers, based in U.S. territories and overseas bases, are ready to launch at a moment’s notice is the "surest way to prevent war." Dodd does not think that the Soviets are likely to strike, but if deterrence fails and the Soviets launch an attack, "this is what will happen." What "happens" is the initial detection by U.S. air defense network of the approach of Soviet bombers over the Arctic Circle. That leads to General Larson’s decision to launch the SAC alert force under plan "Quick Strike"; airborne and nuclear-armed alert bombers fly toward the Soviet periphery, but stay at position until they receive an attack order (this was the concept of "Fail Safe" or "Positive Control" although those terms were not used in the film). About an hour after the alert force is launched, General Larson receives reports of attacks on U.S. bases, followed by more information on Soviet nuclear attacks on cities and military bases in Japan and Western Europe. "That does it," General Turner (one of Larson’s deputies) exclaims. He soon receives a call on the red phone from the Joint Chiefs, who with the President, are in a protected command post. The president has ordered the execution of "Quick Strike," releasing bombers and missiles to strike the Soviet Union. This simultaneous bomber-missile "double punch" is aimed at "all elements of [Soviet] air power" [bomber bases] along with "war making and war sustaining resources," which meant strikes on urban-industrial areas and urban populations. To depict the undepictable, the film’s producers use stock footage of nuclear tests and missile and bomber launches. Once it is evident that the Soviets have launched a surprise air attack, Colonel Dodd observes that "By giving up the initiative, the West must expect to take the first blow." This statement is not developed, but for Air Force planners, "initiative" meant a preemptive attack or a first strike. By the early 1950, senior military planners and defense officials had begun considering the possibility of pre-emptive attacks on the basis of strategic warning; that is, if the United States intelligence warning system collected reliable information on an impending Soviet attack, decision-makers could approve strikes against Soviet military forces to disrupt it. Consistent with this, Strategic Air Command war plans assumed "two basic modes" for executing strike plans [See Document One below]. () One was retaliation against a surprise attack; the other "plan was based on the assumption that the United States had strategic warning and had decided to take the initiative." The SAC strike force would then be "launched to penetrate en masse prior to the enemy attack; the main target would be the enemy’s retaliatory capability." In the last part of reel 6, Air Force intelligence briefings review the destruction of the Soviet military machine, including destruction of air bases, weapons storage centers, and government control centers, among other targets. "Target M," presumably Moscow, has "been destroyed" by a nuclear weapon which struck 300 yards from the aiming point. The Soviet attack has done calamitous damage to the United States, with 60 million casualties, including 20 million wounded, but evidence was becoming available of the "success" of the U.S. air offensive. The Soviet Air Force has been reduced to a handful of aircraft, it had stopped launching nuclear strikes outside of its territory, and SACEUR [Supreme Allied Commander Europe] reports the "complete disintegration of resistance" by Soviet ground forces. Moreover, cease-fire requests are coming in from the Soviets. In this context, General Larson’s certainty that the "Soviets must quit" conveyed prevailing assumptions about the value of strategic air power. Around the time when "The Power of Decision" as being produced, a statement by SAC Commander-in-Chief General Curtis LeMay made explicit what was implicit in Larson’s observation. In an address before the Air Force’s Scientific Advisory Board in 1957 [see Document Two], LeMay argued that U.S. strategic forces could not be an effective deterrent unless they were "clearly capable of winning under operational handicaps of bad weather and no more than tactical warning." And by winning, LeMay said he meant "achieving a condition wherein the enemy cannot impose his will on us, but we can impose our will on him." Larson’s statement about control of the air dovetailed exactly with LeMay’s assumptions about winning. Little is known about the production and distribution of "The Power of Decision," or even if it was actually shown. According to the history of the Air Photographic and Charting Service for January through June 1957, on 28 May 1956, the Strategic Air Command requested the service to produce the film, which would be classified Secret. SAC leaders may have wanted such a film for internal indoctrination and training purposes, to help officers and airmen prepare themselves for the worst active-duty situation that they could encounter. Perhaps the relatively unruffled style of the film’s performers was to serve as a model for SAC officers if they ever had to follow orders that could produce a nuclear holocaust. In any event, the script for "Power of Decision" was approved on 10 May 1957 and a production planning conference took place on 29 May 1957. The contract productions section of the Air Photographic and Charting Service was the film’s producing unit. The next step was to find actors with security clearances because even the synopsis of the film was classified secret (although later downgraded to "official use only"). As the Air Force was not in the business of hiring actors, the production unit engaged the services of MPO Productions, a New York-based firm which produced commercials and industrial films. [References to MPO, Inc. are on the index cards and on "The End" frame at the close of reel 6]. What happened next, when the work on the film was completed, SAC’s assessment of the project, and whether, when, or where the film was shown, cannot presently be determined, although the information may be in the living memories of participants or viewers from those days. Note: The relatively poor quality of this digital reproduction reflects the condition of the original reels as turned over to the National Archives by the Air Force.

PROPAGANDA No.2 "Your New Sound Of Freedom"

PROPAGANDA  No.2 "Your New Sound Of Freedom"
PUBLISHED FOR BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE MISSION OF THE USAF AIR DEFENSE COMMAND AND THATS TARGETED FOR LONG ISLANDERS WHO LIVED NEAR SUFFOLK COUNTY AIR FORCE BASE IT WAS A PRIMARY ADC SQUADRON THAT WAS TO INTERCEPT ANY SOVIET BOMBERS OR OTHER UNIDENTIFIED AIRCRAFT OF UNKNOWN ORGIN, SUFFOLK AFB BECAME PRIMARY WHEN FLOYD BENNET FIELD CLOSED AND CEASED OPERATIONS, THE CONVAIR F102-F-106 DELTA DART AND DAGGER WERE THE MAIN INTERCEPT AIRCRAFT FROM 1958-62 WHEN THE USAF DECIDED TO USE THE F-101 VODOO ALL WEATHER INTERCEPTOR, THE F-102-106 WAS USED BY THE USAF AT SUFFOLK AS WELL AS MANY OTHER AIRCRAFT THAT WOULD COME THROUGH THE AIRBASE, EARLY POSTS ON THIS BLOG HAS NUMEROUS PHOTO'S OF THESE DART LIKE AIRCRAFT AT THE BASE, THE EARLIER AIRCRAFT WERE F-86 SABRES AND THEY WERE PHASED OUT IN 1958, THERE WERE A FEW LOST AIRCRAFT OUT OF SUFFOLK AND EVEN A FALCON AIR TO AIR MISSILE AND THE INFAMOUS 1966 "STRANGE LIGHTS MOVING AT HIGH SPEEDS OVER THE SOUTH SHORE OF LONG ISLAND" THE AD WAS TO DEFEND THE MISSION OF THESE AFB'S LOCATED IN SUBURBS AROUND THE U.S. WHO HAD THE JOB OF SCRAMBLING AND GREET ANY UNIDENTIFIED RADAR CONTACT.THROUGH THE END OF WORLD WAR 2 UP UNTIL 1970 THE STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND HAD THESE BASES SCATTERED AROUND MAJOR CITIES AND VITAL US DEFENSE CONTRACTORS, SINCE THESE AIR WINGS WERE ON ALERT THEY FLEW OUT CONSTANTLY AND 6-7 IN FORMATION FLYING LOW IS LOUD SO SUBURBAN AMERICA COMPLAINED ABOUT THE NOISE AND THE USAF AND CONVAIR STARTED A ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN TO INFORM AND EDUCATE JUST HOW IMPORTANT THAT SOUND IS. AND HOW LUCKY WE ARE TO HERE IT. DURING THE 1970s to PRESENT USAF/ADC AND OTHERB MILITARY BASES WERE CLOSED BY THE HUNDREDS, IMAGINE A CITY LIKE NEW YORK HAS NO AIR DEFENSE THE NEAREST ARMED AIRCRAFT IS 30 MINUTES AWAY , AND MOST CITYS ARE NO LONGER DESIGNATED MILITARY PROTECTION, THIS MAKES NO SENSE SINCE OUR MILITARY IS TO DEFEND THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES AND I REALLY DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW OUR NATION CAN FORGET WHY WE HAVE ARMED FORCES. THEY ARE NOT FOR FIGHTING ON FOREIGN SOIL AND IF WE HAVE TO WE CAN SEND B-52S ON BOMBING MISSIONS, WE NEED TO LOOK BACK AT WHAT THIS NATIONS FOUNDATIONS WERE AND REBUILD IT, BECAUSE SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT!

USAF/DEFENSE NUCLEAR AGENCY (1970) MEETING THE TERRORIST THREAT- GUARDING USAF NUCLEAR FACILITIES

- Meeting the Terrorist Threat, Produced by the Defense Nuclear Agency - Early 1970's - 7:30 - Color - Since the emergence of the terrorist threat, the U.S. Governments concern about the possible terrorism against nuclear facilities has intensified. This video is a dramatization. It shows how the Government has responded to this threat. The video depicts nuclear security activities at an early nuclear storage site and how a small unarmed force of intruders easily enters under the security fence surrounding the site. The protective force subdues the intruders easily. In another scene, a well-armed terrorist team enters the base and kills a roving patrol with a well-placed sniper. Security forces finally overcome the terrorists after a superior counter-force arrives. On a third entry, a terrorist team enters the site under the cover of a fellow terrorist, hidden in the forest, armed with a heavy machine gun. This terrorist team reaches and penetrates a storage igloo after the roving patrol is killed, and the rapid response force is destroyed. However, the terrorists do not escape. When the superior security force appears with helicopter support and an armored personnel carrier, the terrorists, including the machine gunner, are killed. Since this film was made, the Department of Energy (DOE) has constantly improved the training and tactics of the security forces at each installation as well as the in-place security systems. With its modern day posture, it would be highly improbable that a small group of armed individuals could forcibly enter any DOE facility and escape with a nuclear weapon or any special nuclear

NEW!!!! ----GREAT FALLOUT SHELTER SONG 1961

(1975) RARE FOOTAGE OF ANG F-102s BASED AT SUFFOLK AFB (DECOM) FLYING OVER LONG ISLAND

THIS VIDEO SHOWS NATIONAL GUARD 2nd FIS FLYING F102s OVER EASTERN LONG ISLAND THE FLIGHT SCENES ARE DUBBED WITH A HORRIBLE MUSIC SOUNDTRACK "HIGHWAY TO THE DANGER ZONE" SO I ADVISE THAT YOU MUTE THE SOUND WHILE WATCHING THIS LAST OF THE CENTURY FIGHTERS BEING FLOWN AS INTERCEPTORS AND NOT TARGETS FOR MISSILE TESTS, THE SUFFOLK AFB NOW GABRESKI AIRPORT WESTHAMPTON HOME NOW TO THE 106th AEROSPACE RESCUE AND RECOVERY WING WHO OCCUPY AND USE THE OLD ALERT HANGARS AND USAF INFRASTRUCTURE THAT THE STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND "ADC" LEFT BEHIND WHEN THE SUFFOLK COUNTY AIR BASE WAS DECOMMISSIONED, EVEN THEN A NATIONAL GUARD UNIT USING F-102s WAS BASED THERE FROM 1969 - PRESENT.RARE CAMOFLAUGE F102s *UPDATE THE F-102 THAT SAT OUT FRONT TO PAY RESPECT TO THOSE THAT SERVED THE COLD WAR MISSION AND FLEW JET AIR CRAFT LOADED WITH LIVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS WAS SCRAPPED AND CUT UP ON BASE BY A SCRAP YARD IN A TOTAL DOUCHE BAG MOVE! I DONT CARE HOW BAD OF SHAPE IT WAS IN IT COULD OF BEEN SAVED AND SHOULD OF.JUST BECAUSE THE MISSON NOW INVOLVES HELICOPTERS YOU DONT FORGET HISTORY AND TRY TO TAKE THE LIME LIGHT BY DROPPIN A HELICOPTER IN ITS SPOT, YOU DISRESPECTED THOSE THAT SERVED A WAR COLD IN NAME BUT WAS A DIRECT THREAT AGAINST THIS NATION AND THOSE WHO FLEW THOSE JETS DURING THOSE YEARS WOULD OF GAVE THEIR LIVES TO KEEP THE POPULATION OF THIS COUNTRY SAFE, IT MAKES ME SAD TO SEE SUCH DISRESPECT AND PERSONALLY YOU CAN STICK THAT HELO UP YOUR ASSES!

COLD WAR PROPAGANDA No.41 (1951) USAF CARTOON RECRUITING COMMERCIAL

THIS USAF COMMERCIAL FROM THE EARLY 1950s MOST LIKELY WAS THE REASON AMERICA WON THE COLD WAR AND BEAT THE SOVIETS IN TO SPACE THE JINGLE IN OF FLYING DAH DAH DAH WITH CARTOON JETS AND PEOPLE PROBABLY CAUGHT THE EYE OF MANY YOUNG KIDS WHO TEN YEARS LATER ENLISTED AND HELPED KEEP THIS COUNTRY FREE OF ANY COMMUNIST AGGRESSORS, WE NEED MORE GOOD WHOLESOME RECRUITING PITCHES LIKE THIS ONE!

ATOMIC AGE PROPAGANDA (1951)

ATOMIC AGE PROPAGANDA (1951)