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Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Ronald W. Reagan Missile Defense Site

 
 
Ronald W. Reagan Missile Defense Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joe Page, November 4, 2014
1. Ronald W. Reagan Missile Defense Site Marker
Inscription.
Dedicated to Ronald W. Reagan
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.
 
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. 5.5 miles away); USAF Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Curtis P-40
Ronald W. Reagan Missile Defense Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joe Page, 4 Nov 2014
2. Ronald W. Reagan Missile Defense Site Marker
(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. 6.5 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 & SpacePatriots & PatriotismPeaceWar, Cold
 
Ronald W. Reagan Missile Defense Observation Site image. Click for full size.
By Joe Page, November 4, 2014
3. Ronald W. Reagan Missile Defense Observation Site
The Ronald W. Reagan Missile Defense Observation Site is located on North Vandenberg Air Force Base, overlooking historic sites containing Atlas, Titan and Minuteman missile systems, as well as the National Missile Defense system interceptors. This photo faces northward, toward Casmalia Hills.
Ronald W. Reagan Missile Defense Site image. Click for full size.
By Joe Page, November 4, 2014
4. Ronald W. Reagan Missile Defense Site
Thanks to President Ronald Reagan's
visionary leadership and determination,
we are now more secure

With our deep admiration and gratitude
on this 25th Anniversary of his
Address to the Nation on Missile Defense.

Presented on behalf of the American people
March 23, 2008
Ronald W. Reagan Missile Defense Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joe Page, November 4, 2014
5. Ronald W. Reagan Missile Defense Site Marker
Fossils can be seen in the sandstone used for the Ronald W. Reagan Missile Defense Observation Site wall construction
 
 
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 348 times since then and 56 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.
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