Ajo Radar Station, Ajo, AZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poehunters
N 32° 26.839 W 112° 52.269
12S E 324109 N 3591560
Quick Description: This abandoned Air Force Radar site is located in Ajo, AZ.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 8/15/2013 3:51:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMHVDY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman
Views: 20

Long Description:
From this location, you get a good view of the abandoned Ajo Radar Station. The road to the summit is locked and off limits to the general public, except during Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association Tours offered a few times a year.

The Ajo Radar Station was constructed by the U.S. Air Force in 1956 to 1958. Operations at the station were terminated in 1971 and the facility was abandoned the following year. The current radar station, often referred to as the golf ball, was constructed in 1998.

Many of the roads which had been created during the Air Force project were back graded and hill contours restored. The bluff area of the site was re-seeded with a mixture as specified by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services (USFWS).

As of October 2002, the remedial action, by Air Force, at the Ajo site has been completed. The USFWS has accepted the remediation activities as complete as it pertains to the Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge.
Squadron number: 612th Radar Squadron (SAGE)

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