Walker Air Force Base

Walker Air Force Base (HM1YXU)

Location: Roswell, NM 88203 Chaves County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 19.838', W 104° 30.415'

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Roswell Army Air Field was established in 1941 and renamed after New Mexico native Brig. Gen. Kenneth Walker in 1948. Once the Strategic Air Command's largest base, its bomber fleet and Atlas missiles were key deterrents during the early years of the Cold War. WAFB closed in 1967 and became the Roswell International Air Center, home to public and private entities. Two world record free-fall parachute jumps took place here, including Alan Eustace's 135,890-foot descent, which reached a speed of 822 miles per hour, in 2014.
Year Placed2015
Placed ByNew Mexico Historic Preservation Division
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Date Added Thursday, June 15th, 2017 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 545889 N 3688050
Decimal Degrees33.33063333, -104.50691667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 19.838', W 104° 30.415'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 19' 50.28" N, 104° 30' 24.9" W
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Area Code(s)505
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Relief Route, Roswell NM 88203, US
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