1961 - 1965In 1961, Dyess Air Force Base, of Abilene, Texas, was one of six United States Air Force bases selected to host the Atlas F Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) system. Twelve launch sites, complete with launch control centers and silos, were constructed in a pattern that encircled Abilene. This was a massive construction project that bolstered military defense during the Cold War and established the base's legacy in Texas and U.S. history. Dyess AFB was the only site selected in Texas. The silos could house and protect the Atlas F missile, America's first operational ICBM, from all but a direct nuclear strike.
|Placed By||Chimney Creek Ranch|
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|Date Added||Saturday, July 8th, 2017 at 12:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 452689 N 3620182|
|Decimal Degrees||32.71840000, -99.50485000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 43.104', W 99° 30.291'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 43' 6.24" N, 99° 30' 17.46" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near Co Rd 220, Albany TX 76430, US|
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