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About - Quebec 01

Description:

Wyoming State Parks is currently in the process of having the Quebec 01 Missile Alert Facility transferred to the State of Wyoming as the newest State Historic Site.  This site is significant as the only accessible Peacekeeper Missile Alert Facility left in the world and will strive to preserve and interpret the Cold War history of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, fostering an understanding of the mission and duties of the personnel and crews assigned to work there.  

COMING SOON!  

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Exterior view of Quebec 01 Missile Alert Facility, c. 1989.  Courtesy 90th Civil Engineer Squadron, F. E. Warren Air Force Base​

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Courtesy 90th Civil Engineer Squadron, F. E. Warren Air Force Base​

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Exterior view of Quebec 01 Missile Alert Facility from Street​

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Courtesy 90th Civil Engineer Squadron, F. E. Warren Air Force Base​

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Quebec 01 Missile Alert Facility State Historic Site, once open, will offer the visitor the opportunity to see a military installation that was “hidden in plain sight” and controlled one of the most destructive nuclear weapons ever built by the United States.  Delve into the daily lives of missileers, topside personnel, missile technology, the Cold War and the deactivation of this missile system.


History

In 1962, Quebec 01 was constructed as a Minuteman I Launch Control site.  Through the years the site was upgraded to a Minuteman III site and finally, in 1986, it was converted to a Peacekeeper site.  Quebec 01 MAF was part of five flights of Peacekeeper Missile Alert Facilities in the 400th Missile Squadron, each controlling ten nuclear missiles, with each missile outfitted with ten nuclear warheads.  F.E. Warren Air Force Base was the only base in the world that deployed Peacekeeper missiles, known as the most advanced and destructive Intercontinental Ballistic Missile System ever built.  The Peacekeeper system was decommissioned in 2005 to meet Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty (SORT) limits on operationally deployed warheads. The last Peacekeeper was removed from alert on September 19, 2005, and the 400th Missile Squadron was inactivated.

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Reinforcing capsule at Missile Alert Facility.  Courtesy United States Air Force, F. E. Warren Air Force Base.​

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Courtesy United States Air Force, F. E. Warren Air Force Base.​

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Finishing the Capsule.  Courtesy United States Air Force, F. E. Warren Air Force Base.​

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Finished Capsule and elevator shaft.  Courtesy United States Air Force, F. E. Warren Air Force Base.​

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Topside Facility.  Courtesy United States Air Force, F. E. Warren Air Force Base.​

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Building the inside of the capsule.  Courtesy United States Air Force, F. E. Warren Air Force Base.​

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Finished interior of the capsule.  Courtesy United States Air Force, F. E. Warren Air Force Base.​

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Restrictions

Please note that this site is not open to the public and still remains property of the United States Air Force.

 
 
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Site Status

 

COMING SOON!  The Quebec 01 Missile Alert Facility is currently under renovation and is scheduled to have the land transferred to the State of Wyoming in summer 2018.   

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