Welcome to Thule AFB
Thule Greenland was a major player in the cold war. Because of it's location it provided a forward base to intercept Russian bombers
Thule Nike site from a distance
Large antennas used for "scatter communications"
Thule sign post you are just a long way from everyware here.
Shot of the Nike IFC area
Nike HiPower building and antenna
Nike launcher area
Missile up on launcher
Some more of the IFC / Admin area
One of the barracks buildings
Weather got so bad here that just walking between buildings was dangerous. Ropes were strung between buildings to guide you to then next building
Army Nike guys doing rifle practice.
Nike site GI's also were trained to defend the site from ground troops. This was a exception to the rule as this was not done much stateside.
Because of permafrost the sites toilets were equiped with these "stickshifts" used for flushing.
Waste Water was trucked from the Nike Site to te AFB a daily trip for the driver. And fresh water had to be trucked in also
Tank inside a berm could have held waste water or fuel for heating. Note the string of foxholes outside the berm.
Some of the Nike guys at the AFB NCO Club
Closeup of above
A Christmas tree at Thule
Thule is barren land no trees grow here
Shot of the Thule AFB runway
A F102 at the ready the base had a squadron of attack aircraft to intercept incoming bombers
There are natives on Greenland here are some with some GI's
The natives sled dogs
A house the natives built
A artic fox in winter colors