Re: Mt. Pony documents
- At 09:11 PM 4/11/99 -0400, you wrote:
>From: CLDWARHIST@...Not to belabor the point but from the official NORAD history web page:
>In a message dated 4/11/99 9:10:24 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
><< Are you saying a 3,500 foot deep SAC facility exists at Lamar? I don't
> believe any "deep" facility was ever built. >>
>No. I'm not sure how deep the SAC DEEPUNDERGROUND FACILITY was, and it was
>pointed out to me by one very old man in Detroit that I have no proof it was
>I am saying that in Lamar, Colorado, NORAD built an alternate combat
>operations center as a backup to Cheyenne Mountain, CO.
18 Feb 82 -- Construction work began at Peterson AFB on the NORAD Cheyenne
Mountain command post backup facility.
15 Jul 82 -- The NORAD Combat Operations Center Backup Facility, on
Peterson AFB, achieved initial operational capability. It would assume
command and control functions from the CMC in case that facility
experienced a failure of was disabled under conditions short of nuclear war.
16 Nov 82 -- The NORAD Combat Operations Center Backup Facility reached
Full Operational Capability.
- In a message dated 4/11/99 10:09:37 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< Not to belabor the point but from the official NORAD history web pag >>
Thats interesting...i wonder what happened to the one i was referring to (i
might not of already said it but the alternate Combat Ops Center was first
mentioned in 1965 when planning was given a "go-ahead", where as the Peterson
facility that Mark mentions began in 1982...)?