Re: [coldwarcomms] New Facility?
These site numbers refer to the original Presidential Emergency
Facilities (PEF) sites. The site plans that we have dating to 1962 show
Lamb's Knoll (South Mountain, MD) as "Navy Site #7." Site #4 is
adjacent to Reno Reservoir in DC. Albert LaFrance probably is the best
authority on the chain and, hopefully, he'll read this and respond.
"Rick C." wrote:
> Site 4? Site 7? What grouping of sites (formally) do these numbers[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> to, and what are 1-3, 5-6, 8-???
> Looks like, as many member of this list predicted shortly post Sept.
> that the government was back in the bunker building business.
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I was playing a little dumb there - should have been more specific in
what I meant. I was wondering if anybody had a complete list of the site
numbers and their associated names. I recall Cannonball is #2, and Lamb's
Knoll, but I was not aware of Ft. Reno.
>These site numbers refer to the original Presidential Emergency_________________________________________________________________
>Facilities (PEF) sites. The site plans that we have dating to 1962 show
>Lamb's Knoll (South Mountain, MD) as "Navy Site #7." Site #4 is
>adjacent to Reno Reservoir in DC. Albert LaFrance probably is the best
>authority on the chain and, hopefully, he'll read this and respond.
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- Group, Another article about new facility.
Neighbors Complain of Cheney Home Blasts
Mon Dec 9, 9:54 AM ET Strange News - AP to My Yahoo!
By JIM ABRAMS, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Neighbors of Vice President Dick Cheney (news - web
sites) are being shaken and rattled at least once a day by mysterious
blasts at the U.S. Naval Observatory where Cheney lives.
The Navy says the explosions are part of a construction project that
has been going on for several months now, but won't say more because
the project is classified.
Navy spokeswoman Cate Mueller described the work as
an "infrastructure improvement, a utility upgrade."
She said they have tried to reassure the neighborhood, which includes
the Washington residence of former President Bill and Sen. Hillary
Clinton (news - web sites), that the blasts will not damage their
homes. She said most understand that, because of national security
concerns, they can't reveal details or confine the construction to a
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. schedule.
Joseph Rieser, who lives a half-block off Observatory Circle, said
each blast was "almost like thunder because it rolls and it lasts a
noticeable period, probably several seconds." It said the explosions
rattle windows that aren't shut tight.
He said his concern was that neighbors received no forewarning of the
project. "If this were a normal construction contract I would expect
that they would have told the neighbors."
Mueller acknowledged that they were "not as aggressive up front in
warning" neighbors about the project.
She said the construction is expected to last another eight months,
and for the time being there will be one or two blasts a day, each
lasting about three to five seconds.
The blasts were being carefully monitored to assure they were well
under acceptable vibration standards so there would be no damage to
either nearby residences or to facilities at the observatory, she
The Naval Observatory moved to its present location on Massachusetts
Ave. in Northwest Washington in 1893. The vice president took up
residence on the site in 1974. It houses the master clock of the
United States and telescopes dating back to a time when it was one of
the premier astronomical observatories in the world.
The Washington Post, which reported the issue Sunday, said David
Gillard, the observatory's superintendent, had sent the local
neighborhood commission a letter noting that "due to its sensitive
nature in support of national security and homeland defense, project
specific information is classified and cannot be released."
Jennifer Millerwise, a spokeswoman for the vice president, referred
questions about the project to the Navy.
On the Net: Vice president's residence:
U.S. Naval Observatory: http://www.usno.navy.mil/