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9. NIKE Texas (Bergstrom) area

Last modified: 27 Apr 2022
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Country: United States    Region: TX

Latitude: 33° 16' 27" N     Longitude: -98° 52' 5" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed

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Former Nike AD Texas area was split up in 3 parts; the Bergstrom, Dallas/Ft Worth and Dyess air defense areas.

The Bergstrom area with HQ Bergstrom AFB, Army units defended this SAC base and the Austin region from these missilesites:

  1. BG-40 Elroy. IFC at 30 6′ 18″ N, 97 35′ 30″ W, LA at 30 5'50.05"N 9735'17.07"W
  2. BG-80 Austin. IFC at 30 18′ 20″ N, 97 50′ 24″ W (Army NG), LA at 30 18′ 52″ N, 97 52′ 0″ W (rifle range)

The Dallas/Ft Worth area was manned Army and Army NG from 1960 to 1969. Air-Defense Command Post DF-30DC was at Duncanville AFS, TX in 1959 for Nike missile command-and-control functions and equipped with the AN/GSG-5(V) BIRDIE solid-state computer system. It consisted of these sites:
  1. DF-01 Denton. IFC at 33 16′ 28″ N, 97 7′ 55″ W, LA at 33 17′ 25″ N, 97 8′ 2″ W
  2. DF-20 Terrell. IFC at 32 45′ 47″ N, 96 18′ 44″ W, LA at 32 46′ 0″ N, 96 17′ 42″ W
  3. DF-50 Alvarado. IFC at 32 23′ 26″ N, 97 10′ 1″ W, LA no remains
  4. DF-70 Ft Wolters. IFC at 3250'57.29"N 98 2'39.84"W, LA at 32 51′ 0″ N, 98 3′ 35″ W (both still used by army, purpose unknown)

The Dyess area was to defend the SAC bombers and Atlas missile silos at and around Dyess AFB. Air-Defense Command Post was at Sweetwater AFS, TX for Nike missile command-and-control functions. The site was equipped with the AN/GSG-5(V) BIRDIE solid-state computer system and later integrated with the USAF Air Defense Command/NORAD Semi Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) air defense radar network. Missile sites:
  1. DY-10 Phantom Hill. IFC at 32 33′ 52″ N, 99 43′ 0″ W, LA at 32 34′ 49″ N, 99 43′ 2″ W
  2. DY-50 Abilene. IFC at 32 17′ 5″ N, 99 56′ 37″ W, LA at 32 16′ 16″ N, 99 57′ 30″ W
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