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Sunday, May 1, 2011

NYC NIKE SITE NY-15 AIR DEFENSE FROM THE ISLAND OF THE DEAD

COLLIERS MAGAZINE ARTISTIC RENDERING OF NYC (NEW YORK COUNTY) MANHATTAN  WITH A DETONATION OF A SOVIET ATOMIC WEAPON AROUND MIDTOWN VIA A LONG RANGE SOVIET
New York City at risk, 1950--In "Hiroshima U.S.A." artist Chesley Bonestell imagined an atomic bomb attack on the city. Painted for the cover of Collier's, August 5, 1950 (reproduced courtesy of Bonest BOMBER GETTING THROUGH THE AIR DEFENSE NETWORK AROUND NYC

 NY-15 Fort Slocum (david and harts islands) Davids Island Home to the Fire Control Point And Radar And Tracking Facilities Shared The Island With A USAF Base That Did Not Have Flight Operations Or Defense Capabilities And Hundreds of Years Of History While Its Brother Harts Island Was The Island Where Potters Field Was and Various Correctional Facilities ,The Missile Men Shared Space With Over 3/4 s of Million People,..Dead That is And if you were  on The Island You Were Part of  Or Were a
1) US Army NIKE Missileer 2) NYC Corrections Officer 3) Rikers Island  Inmate 4)The Walking Dead
The US Army Left The Island to NYC Corrections in 1963  all other New York Area NIKE sites Lasted till At Least 1975, Weird....









Aerial view of the Integrated Fire Control Area for Nike missile Battery NY-15 at Fort Slocum (adjacent to center and lower right mortar pits), looking north, late  1950s

.               AERIAL VIEW OF HART ISLAND Battery NY-15:“Combat-Ready Outfit”



In a 2007 interview, Rich Lowery, who served as a radar operator in the Sighting Station from 1959 to 1961, described daily life at the battery. Most of the work was routine: daily radar adjustment, constant tracking of local commercial and military air traffic, regular shifts on guard duty and administrative tasks, studying, waiting and watching. There were drills too, of course, and on a couple of occasions, there was the excitement of a real alert when an unknown aircraft flew into the battery’s patrol sector
Mr. Lowery remembers the pride he and his fellow crewmen felt in their work. It was the Cold War, and they "were a… combat-ready outfit.”
THE AMAZING NIKE FACILITY KNOWN AS NY-15 IN THE LONG ISLAND SOUND 1 MILE FROM MANHATTAN ISLAND STANDING ON THE ELEVATED PLATFORM OF THE J TRAIN AT MYRTLE AVENUE IF YOU LOOK NORTH SOME OF THE RADIO TRANSMISSIONS TOWERS ARE VISIBLE WAY ACROSS QUEENS AND KINGS (BROOKLYN) COUNTIES AND CAN BE SEEN FROM CITY ISLAND BEACH IN THE BRONX

RADAR LOCATION BEING CHECKED AT THE CONTROL POINT THE RADIO TOWER IN THE BACKGROUND IS QUITE POSSIBLY THE TOWER VISIBLE FROM BROOKLYN

SCHOOL FIELD TRIP TO NY-15 NIKE FACILITY OF NYC AREA SHOWN IS THE NIKE "AJAX" THE FIRST OF THE ANTI AIR MISSILES DEPLOYED AROUND LARGE CITIES THIS INCLUDED  GROUND TO AIR ARTILERY UNITS AND WERE SETUP  SOMETIMES INDEPENDENT OF A NIKE UNIT INSIDE CITY LIMITS, WHAT IF THIS TYPE OF AIR DEFENSE WAS  CURRENT TECHNOLOGY HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF IT WERE USED TO DOWN A HIJACKED 757 HEADED TOWARDS A CITY OR NUCEAR POWER PLANT? THE MEN WHO WERE RESPONSIBLE BACK THEN HAD TO BE SURE THE UNIDENTIFIED AIRCRAFT WAS AN ENEMY AIRCRAFT WHEN ONE STRAYED INTO THE RADAR AREA FOR THIS NIKE BATTERY, ITS A LOT OF RESPONSIBILITY AND DON'T FORGET THEY DID COME IN NUCLEAR VARIETYS AT OTHER NY SITES. 
PERIMETER FENCING AROUND THE HART ISLAND NIKE SITE WAS PATROLLED BY K-9 TEAMS AND JEEP PATROLS AS WELL AS SEARCHLIGHTS IN CERTAIN AREAS  



HERE A US ARAADCOM  UNIT EXPLAINS THE MISSION OF PROTECTION OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK NEXT TO A MOBILE LAUNCHER  ARMED WITH A NIKE AJAX CONTAINING A H.E.High Explosive) WARHEAD NOT  the NUCLEAR TYPE

A TEXTBOOK SCHEMATIC OF THE AVERAGE NIKE MISSILE BATTERY LAUNCH AREA

HERE A US ARMY NIKE CREW SIT ON THE LAUNCHER OF A NIKE UNIT  NEW YORK NIKE MISILEERS  WERE ONE OF THE MOST DECORATED UNITS WINNING MANY PRACTICE WARGAMES AND ABILITY TO SET UP AND PUT THEIR MISSILE ON TARGET EXERCISES FASTER THAN ANY OTHER
IN THE NATION 

US ARMY OPEN HOUSE WITH NIKE AJAX IN FOREGROUND ON DAVIDS ISLAND AFTER 1963 OR FORT SLOCUM THE ISLANDS IN THE WESTERN PART OF LONG ISLAND SOUND ARE SO FULL OF HISTORY ITS A SHAME THEY WERE NOT PRESERVED AND HARTS ISLAND IS UNAPPROACHABLE DUE TO ITS CONNECTION WITH RIKERS ISLAND. INMATES WORKING AT POTTERS FIELD WHICH HAS BEEN ON THE ISLAND A HUNDRED +YEARS  INTER NYCs INDIGENT AND UNCLAIMED BODIES OF THE DECEASED WITH NO FAMILY AND ARE BURIED IN LARGE PITS.

ANNA M CROSS TOURS HARTS ISLANDDOC PUTS BASE BUILDINGS TO USE
The caption for the above photo in DOC's 1962 annual report reads: "At the opening of the new housing quarters for minor offenders on Hart island, Director of Operations Anthony Principe, Commissioner Anna M. Kross and Warden Edward Dros review the potential of the new annex. Note the army-barracks huts in the rear. Inmate labor performs landscaping and maintenance chores." [From the NYCHS-maintained archives at the NYC DOC Academy

THE END OF THE ISLAND AND DEACTIVATION OF THE NIKE SITE

JUST IN HISTORY OF THESE ISLANDS I COULD START A WEBPAGE HUNDREDS OF YEARS OF USING THE ISLANDS TO HOUSE INMATES,CIVIL WAR PRISONERS,WAYWARD YOUTH,POTTERS FIELD,NIKE SITE ,ETC

One of the first Nike missile sites constructed within the New York metropolitan area was a site known as Nike missile battery "NY-15." Site NY-15 was also one of the most unusual Nike installations, for its facilities were constructed on two separate islands located in the extreme western portion of Long Island Sound. 




The site's headquarters and its Control Area (containing the site's radars and the ground-based missile guidance equipment) were located on Davids Island, near New Rochelle. Its Launcher Area (containing the missiles and< the launching infrastructure) was constructed on nearby Hart Island. By building on these two islands, the Army was able to quickly establish site NY-15 with a minimum of effort, avoiding the often difficult and contentious process of acquiring parcels of privately-owned land from individual owners.












MISSILE ASSEMBLY & TEST BUILDING (Ruins)


The fins and control surfaces of the missiles were attached within the building that stood here where also their internal guidance equipment was tested before they were moved to the adjacent fueling and warheading area. A portion of the curving concrete path over which the missiles were moved can be still be seen at the north end of the foundation.






Davids Island was already under federal control. It was the site of Fort Slocum, a seacoast fort established during the mid-19th century to defend the approaches to New York City. During the latter half of the 20th century, Fort Slocum served as a headquarters for various military commands and was also the site of several armed forces schools. Due to the location of its headquarters and Control Area at this installation, Nike missile site NY-15 was also known as the Fort Slocum Nike missile battery.





The limited size of Davids Island, however, dictated that the Launcher Area containing the missiles had to be located elsewhere. Hart Island, located some two miles to the southwest, provided a relatively easy solution in this situation. The island was already owned by the City of New York. Due to its use by the Department of Correction, casual visitors were not permitted. Hart Island's proximity to Davids Island, and the clear and unobstructed "line of sight" between the two islands (an essential requirement of the Nike ground-based guidance and control system) made it an appropriate location for the Army's new missile launching facility.



CRANE - ACID FUELING AREA

The most dangerous operations were performed within a compound here where sloping earthen walls (now largely obscured by vegetation) were constructed to deflect the force of an accidental explosion. The missiles received their liquid fuel/oxidizer mixture here and the warheads were inserted before the missiles were joined to their booster rockets. The crane was used to lift and move the missiles and other components.
Nike missile battery NY-15, the only missile site within to New York metro area to be located entirely on two offshore islands, was declared operational during 1955. It was initially designated as Battery "D" of the Army's 66th Anti-Aircraft Missile Battalion. Headquartered at historic Fort Totten in northern Queens, the 66th Battalion also controlled three additional Nike missile batteries defending the New York metropolitan area
Nike missile site NY-15's Launcher Area was situated within a narrow parcel of land within the northern half of Hart Island. The Launcher Area contained all of the facilities needed to assemble, test, store and launch the site's compliment of twenty supersonic Nike Ajax missiles.
One important function of the Launcher Area was the initial assembly and testing of the missiles. Due to Interstate Commerce Commission regulations restricting shipments of explosive materials, Nike Ajax missiles had to be shipped to Nike missile sites nationwide in an unassembled condition. Major components (missile bodies, fins, booster rockets and warheads) were transported to the Hart Island site by means of a special pier complex constructed by the Army on the island's western shore
THE INSIDE OF THE IFC INTEGRATED FIRE CONTROL AREA ON DAVIDS ISLAND
 THE TWO ISLANDS ARE VERY DIFFERENT AND DAVID ISLAND HAS THE EMPTY BUILDINGS AND CIVIL WAR ERA JAILS AND CHURCHES A VERY BEAUTIFU PLACE BUT OVER ON HARTS DO NOT GET CAUGHT NYC CORRECTIONS ARE NYCs BOLDEST or TOUGHEST AND TRESPASSING COULD BE CONSTRUED AS YOU WERE LEAVING SOMETHING FOR A INMATE TO GET WHILE WORKING AT POTTERS FIELD AND ESCAPE WITH OR BRING BACK INTO THE FACIITY, THEY DO NOT PLAY, NIGHTIME TRIPS SUCK SINCE ITS DARK AND NOT ENJOYABLE SO DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME , IF YOU CAMP OUT BE VERY DISCREET AND LEAVE BEFORE 3pn Courtesy of urban spelunking friends....




THE FORT SLOCUM (DAVIDS ISLAND )WATER TOWER,
THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE HAD A BASE ON THE ISLAND THAT WAS FOR VARIOUS DUTIES WITH NO AIR OPERATIONS OR DEFENSE OPERATIONS

TEENS DROWN TRYING TO VISIT NIKE SITE
 A boat believed to have been used by the four teenage boys who vanished in the frigid waters off City Island a week ago has been found at nearby Hart Island, police said yesterday.

Harbor cops spotted the capsized 7-foot fiberglass dinghy Friday morning when ice shifted, police said. The black-hulled craft with a beige interior was in shallow water about 30 feet from the Hart Island shoreline.
The discovery was seen as grim confirmation of the boys' fate, but the parents of one teen refused to accept the boat as evidence their son is dead.
No trace of the youths has been found.
An exhaustive search effort covering 60 miles of Long Island Sound was launched Jan. 25 for four friends - Max Guarino, 17, of Manhattan; Henry Badillo, 17, of the Bronx; Charles (Carlo) Wertenbaker, 16, of City Island, and Andrew Melnikov, 16, of the upper East Side - who apparently had set out from City Island for Hart Island, a half-mile away, in a rowboat the previous night.
'We're gonna die'
The last contact from them was a 12-second call to 911 in which Henry said, "Hello . . . we're on the Long Island Sound in a boat off the coast of City I. . . . We're gonna die."
(the bodies were not found until May)





Brief History of Hart Island Nike Missile Site


-- The Cold War in LI Sound: Part III --

By Donald E. Bender




The entire base was enclosed behind steel cyclone type fences topped barbed wire and access was strictly controlled by armed sentries. Large warning signs, posted at regular intervals, helped to discourage curious boaters from attempting to land and trespass.


The base also contained a Generator Building featuring diesel generators that supplied electrical power to the missile site whenever an alert was called. Internal power was used during practice alerts in order to simulate actual wartime conditions during which the region's electrical power grid might have become unstable due to bomb damage, the electromagnetic effects of nuclear detonations or deliberate sabotage.
The Hart Island missile site and all of its "sister" sites within the New York metropolitan area were initially equipped with the first-generation Nike missile system known as Nike Ajax.Beginning in 1958, however, select Nike installations within the region were upgraded to fire a new, second-generation Nike missile known as the Nike Hercules.



The Nike Hercules missile represented a vast improvement over the Nike Ajax. It offered a higher maximum speed, improved altitude capabilities, and roughly three times the range of its predecessor. More significantly, the Nike Hercules could be armed with a powerful, defensive nuclear warhead enabling a single Hercules missile to destroy a formation of several attacking aircraft.
The greatly enhanced capabilities of the Nike Hercules system meant that fewer missile sites were required to defend the New York metropolitan area. Only 10 of the original 19 Nike missile sites in the region were upgraded to use the Army's new missile system. Some of the sites equipped with the new Hercules missiles remained in operation through 1974. By contrast, all of the unmodified Nike Ajax equipped sites in the region were inactivated by 1963. Probably due to its close proximity to the center of the New York Defense Area, Nike site NY-15 did not receive the new Nike Hercules missile system. It continued to operate its Nike Ajax missiles until it was finally inactivated during 1961.
NIKE BASE CLOSING

The Army presents NYC Correction Commissioner Anna M. Kross with a wooden propeller from a target aircraft in this digital version of the Hart Island Nike base-closing ceremonies photo. [From the NYCHS-maintained archives at the NYC DOC Academy.]










Battery "D" of the Army's 1st Battalion, 55th Artillery - the second and final unit to command this site - held its final inactivation ceremonies on June 30, 1961. During the ceremonies, the battery commander presented New York City Department of Correction Commissioner Anna M. Kross with a wooden propeller from a Radio Controlled Aerial Target or "RCAT." Also attending the inactivation ceremonies on Hart Island that day were the Deputy Correction Commissioner and the Hart Island Warden.
Following the deactivation of the Army's Nike facility, the New York City Department of Correction acquired the former Hart Island missile installation. On July 23, 1962, the DOC opened a new facility for the "housing of family court cases and traffic offenders". Commissioner Anna M. Kross presided over the opening. DOC PUTS BASE BUILDINGS TO USE

The caption for the above photo in DOC's 1962 annual report reads: "At the opening of the new housing quarters for minor offenders on Hart island, Director of Operations Anthony Principe, Commissioner Anna M. Kross and Warden Edward Dros review the potential of the new annex. Note the army-barracks huts in the rear. Inmate labor performs landscaping and maintenance chores." [From the NYCHS-maintained archives at the NYC DOC Academy.]



The Army's prefabricated, steel Utica-style barracks, left behind after the site was closed, provided accommodations for the island's new temporary residents. The Army's diesel-powered electrical generation facility remained in use and was operated for the DOC by inmates residing on the island.



Numerous relics of the Army's Hart Island missile launching facility remain visible today. Close to the island's northern end, the exterior surfaces of the two underground missile magazines are easily discerned. The adjacent fueling and warheading area remains intact, although its protective earthen berms are now heavily overgrown with vegetation. A rusted crane designed to lift and move missiles now stands idle near the center of this facility.






AIR VENTALATION HOODS SURVIVE THE NEGLECT ON HARTS ISLAND .HERE THE MISSILE MAGAZINE  OVERGROWN AND CLOSED ARE DISAPPEARING INTO HARTS ISLAND.



INMATES REPLACE SOLDIERS AT BASE

Under "Workhouse of the City of New York," the following text

"On July 23, 1962, the abandoned US Army Nike Missile Base located at this institution was opened as a facility for the housing of Family Court cases and traffic offenders . . . Here 105 first offender traffic and family commitments are satisfactorily and healthfully housed in the metal Utica-type barracks buildings abanonded by the army . . . "Inmates housed therein do all sanitation and other minor maintenance requirements, along with the establishment of inmate fire watchers on a 24-hour basis. Inmates are also assigned to the disel-powered generator plant where they have successfully mantained efficient and continual operation of all power plant facilitAcademy.]






Further south, foundation remnants of the demolished Missile Assembly and Test Building can be distinguished. Several concrete slab foundations, created to support the Army's prefabricated barracks, are located nearby. Although the barracks were eventually removed by the Department of Corrections, the Army's combined kitchen and mess hall remains intact. It currently serves inmates from the Riker's Island correctional facility who have volunteered to perform burial or landscaping activities on Hart Island. On the island's western shore, the pier complex constructed by the Army to move men, missiles and supplies to and from the Nike installation lies abandoned and unused.
Today, the Cold War is but a memory. New Yorkers no longer live in profound fear of a nuclear Armageddon. The tense and often frightening circumstances of that era which brought the Army and its Nike missiles to Hart Island are long past. A monument erected by inmates on the island during 1948 stands close to the abandoned missile site. Inscribed on its northern facade is a single word: PEACE. How times have changd

THE PEACE MONUMENT WAS ERECTED BEFORE THE NIKE SITE 1948 BY PRISONERS WHY? WAS IT TO APPEASE RESTLESS SPIRITS OF THE DEAD THAT ARE BURIED HERE ON HARTS ISLAND THE OFFICIAL AMOUNT IS IN THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS I WOULD SAY IT IS PROBABLY CLOSER TO OVER A MILLION SINCE THE RECORDS KEPT ON POTTERS FIELD MOST LIKELY WERE NOT SCRUTINIZED AND THEY HAVE BEEN DOING THIS HERE HUNDREDS OF YEARS, I TEACH A CLASS ON RIKERS ONCE A MONTH AND HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET PERMISSION TO GO OUT TO HARTS ISLAND FOR A VISIT AND IT IS HARD , MR BENDER IS A LUCKY GUY TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO VISIT THIS SITE AND I USE SOME OF HIS HISTORY FROM A CORRECTIONS WEBSITE, THIS TWO ISLAND  BASE IS A UNIQUE DEFENSE SYSTEM AND I AM SUPRISED IT WAS NOT USED AT A BETTER CAPACITY BY UPGRADING IT TO HERCULES TYPE MISSILES ,EVEN WITH THE CLOSE PROXIMITY TO NYC THE ISLANDS COULD OF BEEN USED ALOT BETTER THAN A PLACE FOR CIVIL WAR POWS AND THE CONSTANT JAIL THEMED USES AND AN ISLAND OF  BURYING THE POOR.
THE ISLAND WAS NEVER UPGRADED TO A NUCLEAR WARHEAD CARRYING HERCULES TYPE MISSILE  BUT I CAME ACROSS THIS STORY AThttp://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread321772/pg

This information comes to me from a retired USA Air Force officer, who was dating my elderly and widowed aunt last year. Based upon my own investigation, the story seems plausible.



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Hart Island is a small and somewhat desolate island off the coast of the Bronx Borough of New York City, in Long Island Sound. The island is off limits to the public. You will be arrested if you make any attempt to approach the island.



In the 1950s and 1960s, this island was home to a highly secret base, containing at least 24 Nike Ajax missiles. This comprised part of the USA anti-ballistic missile system, to protect New York City, intended as a last-line of defense against a nuclear air attack by the USSR or other foreign nuclear power.



In the 1960’s, there was an attempt to replace the missile with a later generation weapon system known as the Nike Hercules missile. Unlike the Nike Ajax, this new system used nuclear tipped warheads so as to more reliably kill incoming bombers and missiles.



In 1961, a single nuclear tipped Nike Hercules missile was moved onto Hart Island as an initial, and fully operational deployment. The nuclear warhead was stored separately from the missile, but was occasionally installed on it during drills and exercises, which happened every few months.



Whenever the nuclear warhead was added to the missile (a process which took a full day) there were several safeguards. To prevent accidental triggering of the warhead, a special mechanical interlock – a “safing key” – had to be physically from the warhead, and insert into the fire control panel. The fire control panel could not be disconnected from the radar system, and put in “drill mode”, until this special key had been inserted into its proper “safe” location.



According to my source, the second or third time they conducted an operational drill, they had to stop the simulated firing of the missile due to a technical problem. They decided to scratch the test. When they went to remove the warhead, a supervisor found this safing key was still inserted!



The key that had been inserted into the fire control panel was a SPARE key. Apparently, the technicians had not realized that the key inserted into the fire control panel was suppose to be the same key that existed on the warhead. The warhead had not been adequately disabled.



Here is the scariest part. The technical glitch, which had stopped the exercise, was that an accelerometer had blown out, so that the warhead thought the missile had actually been launched. This was the second (and only) safety that prevented nuclear detonation.



Given the failure of the accelerometer, and failure to remove the safing key from the warhead, if the exercise had not been stopped, THE NIKE NUCLEAR WARHEAD WOULD HAVE DETONATED.



Note: This small, desolate, unapproachable Hart Island is only about five miles from the center of Manhattan Island, New York City.



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To anyone with inside info. Do you think this story could be true?
REMEMBER DO NOT KILL THE MESSENGER , MAY BE IT WAS TRUE MAY BE NOT I WILL KEEP ON EYE ON THAT POST TO SEE THE OUTCOME.SOME OF THIS POST WAS FROM DON BENDER A MAN DEDICATED TO KEEPING THIS GREAT HISTORY ALIVE.  THANK YOU.
Bender Associates Historical Consultants. A recognized authority on Cold War air defense facilities, his activities have been featured in major media including the New York Times, WNBC-TV and National Public Radio. He maintains an extensive web site on Nike Missiles and Missile Sites. He can be reached via e-mail at bender@alpha.fdu.edu or by telephone at (973) 535-8362







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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 , 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 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! please write me at falloutshelternyc@gmail.com

(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)