Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Ronald W. Reagan Missile Defense Site
40th President of the United States of America
For his steadfast commitment to develop and deploy
missile defenses to protect our nation, our forces,
our allies and friends
"Wouldn't it be better to save lives than to avenge them? Are we not capable of demonstrating our peaceful intentions by applying all our abilities and our ingenuity to achieving a truly lasting stability? I think we are. Indeed, we must."
23 March 1983
Presented on Behalf of a Grateful Nation At This First Combined Test and Operational Missile Defense Site
10 April 2006
Erected 2006 by Missile Defense Agency.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Patriots & Patriotism • Peace • War, Cold. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #40 Ronald Reagan series list.
Location. 34° 49.42′ N, 120° 32.106′ W. Marker is in Vandenberg Air Force Base, CaliforniaTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lompoc CA 93437, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vandenberg Air Force Base (approx. 5˝ miles away); USAF Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Curtis P-40 (approx. 5.9 miles away); Camp Cooke Memorial (approx. 6 miles away); 40th Infantry Division Korean War Memorial (approx. 6 miles away); Space Launch Complex 10 (approx. 6˝ miles away); La Purisima Mission (approx. 9.6 miles away); Santa Maria Cemetery District (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vandenberg Air Force Base.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 27, 2015, by Joe Page of Albuquerque, New Mexico. This page has been viewed 459 times since then. Last updated on October 14, 2016, by Janie G. Henke of Anaheim, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 27, 2015, by Joe Page of Albuquerque, New Mexico. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.