Hamilton Air Force Base - Novato, CA
Posted by: saopaulo1
N 38° 03.456 W 122° 31.134
10S E 542206 N 4212315
Quick Description: Hamilton AFB was bought by the city of Novato and turned into civic and residential areas. There are still some remnants of the base, such as signs and the control tower. The base was used to protect 11 Western States during the Cold War.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 6/10/2009 1:53:22 AM
Waymark Code: WM6JEH
"On April 1, 1966, in addition to reactivating the Fourth Air Force, U.S. Air Force, the Headquarters Western NORAD Region (North American Air Defense Command) was activated at Hamilton AFB. This headquarters was not only responsible for the aerospace defense of 11 western states, but also controlled defense forces in two western Canadian provinces. NORAD was a joint U.S. Air Force/Royal Canadian Air Force (Canadian Forces after February 1968) organization. The new Western NORAD Region command combined the 25th, 26th and 27th NORAD Divisions, which were headquartered at McChord AFB Washington, Corvallis Oregon, and Luke AFB Arizona, respectively. West coast radar stations were under the command of headquarters at Hamilton AFB. Data was fed to the NORAD SAGE Combat Center (SCC-5) blockhouse at HAFB via the Semi-Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) system. Headquarters Western NORAD Region was deactivated at Hamilton Air Force Base on December 31, 1969." (visit link
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