Abandoned Nike Missile SILO Reconnaissance Photos and Info

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Abandoned Nike Missile SILO Reconnaissance Photos and Info

Postby unibomber » Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:28 pm

Okay guys, today Stan and I drove out to the Abandoned Missile Silos located on the side of Johnson Road, which is a left turn from Richardson Hwy after passing Eielson Air Force Base.

It takes about 45 minutes to an hour to reach the SILO from Fort Wainwright/Fairbanks. From North Pole, it's about 30-35 minutes.

What I have learned is that this area is known as Yukon Training Area #4, and the good news is - all I have to do is pick up a 1-day recreational permit pass from Fort Wainwright that represents all of us, and then on the day of our game I have to call a number that has an automated check-in service which tells them we are in the area - also, when I dial the number, it will tell me if that training area is closed for the day so we don't drive out there for nothing.

But if it happened to be closed, the big yellow gate would be closed anyways, and today it was open and should remain open on Sundays since 99% of any training that would happen to be there would take place on a weekday. Personally, my unit has never trained in Yukon Training ARea #4 so that's good news for us. It looked pretty damn abandoned, there were no tire tracks in the snow leading up to it at all.

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This is the sign stating that I need to obtain a pass from Fort Wainwright Visitor's Center. That will be easy as pie for me.
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SILO #1 Yukon Training Area #4
[url]http://maps.google.com/maps?q=64.5820774477473,-146.750693321228+%28NIKE+Missile+Base+[Site+Mike+%22Pacman%27s+Revenge%22]+[exact]%29&hl=en&t=k&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=&ll=64.582077,-146.750693&spn=0.001879,0.008487&z=17[/url]

This is the site that we are most likely going to play at, because this site is completely abandoned and the second site seems too big for our use and has some recent construction going on there. There is a sign for asbestos but it appears to have been put there in the 1980's, it looks really old. Plus, any "asbestos" areas are clearly marked and sealed off with sheet metal and a sign. This shouldn't be an issue.

I even found some airsoft bb's on the floor.

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SILO #2 Yukon Training Area #4

[url]http://maps.google.com/maps?q=64.5820774477473,-146.750693321228+%28NIKE+Missile+Base+[Site+Mike+%22Pacman%27s+Revenge%22]+[exact]%29&hl=en&t=k&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=&ll=64.586802,-146.729214&spn=0.003757,0.016973&z=16[/url]

This area is humongous, and there were 2 modern cranes there as well as some modern shipping crates and a recent portajohn. I think there is/was some work going on here - judging by the brand new satellite and new covered building. I think we would be better off at SILO #1, but here's the pics nevertheless.


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Re: Abandoned Nike Missile SILO Reconnaissance Photos and Info

Postby Dr. No » Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:44 pm

EPIC!!!!!! Do you have GPS coordinates so I can check it out on google earth?

EDIT: Dope, just noticed the link.
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Re: Abandoned Nike Missile SILO Reconnaissance Photos and Info

Postby TheMightyMoe » Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:24 pm

So its the missile site photo-shopped? The first pictures are identical to the prison section of the site too. That is amazing.

Good find if it's all A-OK by the military.
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Re: Abandoned Nike Missile SILO Reconnaissance Photos and Info

Postby AndrewMc » Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:34 pm

You're so lucky. What I wouldn't give to sit in that radio tower with my BAR-10 for a game or 2....
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Re: Abandoned Nike Missile SILO Reconnaissance Photos and Info

Postby unibomber » Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:48 pm

By the way the stairs up to the tower are now held together by duct tape! I didn't even think about going up there...
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Re: Abandoned Nike Missile SILO Reconnaissance Photos and Info

Postby Dr. No » Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:59 pm

unibomber wrote:By the way the stairs up to the tower are now held together by duct tape! I didn't even think about going up there...


We could just bring a ladder or two out with us when we play, and maybe require bump helmets for people going into the towers.
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Re: Abandoned Nike Missile SILO Reconnaissance Photos and Info

Postby unibomber » Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:10 pm

Aaron - pm sent
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Re: Abandoned Nike Missile SILO Reconnaissance Photos and Info

Postby BadMaru » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:34 am

Excellent news. This is definitely a location where car-pooling should be considered. If/when we schedule a day up there.....I can take 4 others + gear.
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Re: Abandoned Nike Missile SILO Reconnaissance Photos and Info

Postby FUnk MAser » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:09 am

Holy crap! This is amazing! =D
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Re: Abandoned Nike Missile SILO Reconnaissance Photos and In

Postby weasle8877 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:33 pm

Perhaps we could do a game at this location sometime in the near future. I can haul 8 people + gear since its pretty far out of town.
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