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.
Location. 34° 49.42′ N, 120° 32.106′ W. Marker is in Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker is on Orion Road, on the left. Touch 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 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Historic Aerospace Site (approx. 5½ miles away); USAF Medal of Honor Recipients 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. 6½ miles away); La Purisima Mission ← 3 Miles (approx. 9.6 miles away); First Successful Cement Job (approx. 10.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vandenberg Air Force Base.
Categories. • Air & Space • Patriots & Patriotism • Peace • War, Cold •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2015, by Joe Page of Albuquerque, New Mexico. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 8 times this year. 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.