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6. USSF / Clear air station

Last modified: 21 Mar 2021, submitted by: Joker
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Country: United States    Region: Alaska

Locale: Clear

Latitude: 64° 18' 2" N     Longitude: -150° 48' 32" E

Area use / Military Branches: SEE 7.Alaska state ANG

   
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6417'58"N 14911'18"W Clear air station Alaska
- USSF / Space Delta 4 / 13 Space Warning Squadron. This is a e Geographically Separate Unit (GSU) of Buckley airbase and a radar station detecting incoming ICBM's and submarine-launched ballistic missiles now operating an AN/FPS-123 Upgraded Early Warning Radar.

Former Clear Air Force Station was former site II in the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS) 1961-1966.
Clear began its transition from an Active Duty, dependent restricted, remote short tour to a full time Active Alaska Air National Guard unit.
213th Space Warning Sq activated in 2006, marking the first time a Guard unit has taken on a mission of this type.
Clear AS remains active with crews provided by the Alaska Air National Guard as 13 SWS deactivated 2010. SEE: Alaska state Air NG
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/21/SSPARS_radar%2C_Clear_AFB.JPG


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