Photos from: Tours offer glimpse into Alaska's role in Cold War

Courtesy Doris Thomas

Jim Renkert, former director (in red with microphone), and Greg Durocher, a Site Summit veteran and current FONSS director, explain the mission of a Nike Hercules battery. The unit was active there from 1959 to 1979 and where they are standing on Upper Site Summit was the Integrated Fire Control center and barracks building. The concrete portion of the IFC was retained, but the two-story barracks/office building was decayed to the point they had to be demolished. This photo is from the Aug. 20. 2017 tour. Note the Alaska-unique radar clam shell in the background.

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