Alpha Battery from May 1966 to December 1966

Photos and comments by Dana McKinzie, East Amherst, NY

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Spec 4 Dana Mckinzie. By my bunk for an inspection. 2 Dec 1966 the barracks on NAS Boca Chica.
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B Section missiles and launchers.
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The fire control vans behind the generator building.
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ROR ­ Range Only Radar
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Those beautiful birds on the launcher.
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The A & S (Assembly and Service) building where I worked. See the stored birds on a pallet and the small tracked loader on the right. It was fun to drive.
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One of two missile storage sheds. An empty loader on the right.
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The generator building. You could always tell a generator engineer. He was always covered in oil and was hard of hearing.
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Three friends fishing in the pond inside the perimeter. I think they used to catch small sand sharks in it. I do remember going outside the fence on a guard duty night to gig Goosters (Horse Crayfish). Some one would make a gig and with a flashlight to see their beady little eyes, you could get a dozen or so real easy. Tasted like Lobster, so they say. Did anyone else ever do this?
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Looking at B section launchers.
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HPIR ­ High Power Illuminator Radar.
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Me again. On the HPIR tower. NOT radiating of course!
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On guard duty at the front gate on a Sunday. Notice the pond inside the perimeter on the A Battery site.
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Ready for a parade in front of the barracks. May 1966
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The front gate and guard shed of A Battery on Fleming Key. The Ready Room in the background.
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Looking from the Ready Room down toward the site.
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Approaching the A Battery site from the road.
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The static Hawk in front of Battalion Headquarters. Hasnšt everyone done this nerdy pose?
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CWAR ­ Continuous Wave Acquisition Radar.

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