Where is site SF-88L? Here: 37°49'37.5"N 122°31'38.7"W. North of the Golden Gate Bridge and north of San Francisco, California.
We want to see you at the picnic at the restored Nike Launch site SF-88L! The reunion, conviviality, comraderie, and reminiscing will occur September 1, 2018 in the beautiful Marin Headlands of the Golden Gate National Recreation area. Put it on your calendar and start making plans to be there!
There will be plenty of food and (non-alcoholic) drinks provided at the event by the Nike Historical Society. Do also note that the weather at SF-88L at this time of year is usually comfortable, but is sometimes cold, windy, and maybe even foggy! That's what happens in the San Francisco bay area, on the eastern edge of the Pacific ocean. Teriffic view, though.
Stay tuned for more details.
May 1, 2018: Barry Hayes has contributed his experiences with Nike Site Dangers.
April 2018: Want to know what a military abbreviations or term found on this web site means? The answer might be found on our new Glossary, Abbreviations, Acronyms page.
April 2018: Greg Brown’s LA-88 website includes the Col Jack Armstrong page. Armstrong was stationed at Ft. Baker at one time and was the Battalion Commander for the regular army Nike sites in Van Nuys during the mid 1960’s. Included are many newspaper clippings and black-and-white official US Army photos” from the estate of Col Armstrong.
April 2018: More from Rocky Stovall! He's written about his experiences at LA-29 and compares them to his work at German Nike sites.
April 2018: In 2004 Mark Morgan visited the launcher and IFC sites of LA-29, Brea, California. Here's his report.
September 15, 2017: Rocky Stovall's observations and experience as a missileman sometimes differed from those of others. He tells it as he saw it and as he knew it.
March 28, 2017: Patrick Mackay's flat feet did not stop the Selective Service from drafting him. He served in Milford, Connecticut, and wants his children and grandchildren to know of his service.
February 15, 2017: TD Barnes writes: I'm curious if you know about the Nike Hercules radar being used by the CIA at Area 51 in Nevada. In case you don't, I'll tell you a bit about it.
December 23, 2016: Tom Freitas has made a web site about the Washington-Baltimore defense area.
August 24, 2016: A Story of Gilbert Burke from his granddaughter, Emily A. Burke
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