Cannon Fun

Copyright 2006-2010, Scott D. Murdock
21 Sep 2010 - Added additional photos.


Let's face it, Cannon isn't the most interesting Air Force base in the inventory.  Still, a chance to work there for two weeks presented a good opportunity for research. A primary goal was to visit all 12 of the Atlas F sites that ringed Walker AFB. I also wanted to see both Nike missile batteries in the Walker Defense Area. 

All locations in this trip report are in New Mexico, unless noted otherwise.

Saturday, 16 Sep 2006

Walker AF Missile Site #6
(Locked gate)
(Personnel entryway)
(Azimuth marker and personnel entryway)

Walker AF Missile Site #7
(Concrete pad, personnel entryway)
(Light post base)
(Light post base)
(Personnel entryway and emergency hatch)
(Personnel entryway)
(Hard Ultra High Frequency (UHF) antenna)
(Antenna)
(Silo cap)
(Silo cap)
(Silo cap)

Walker AF Missile Site #8
(Azimuth marker)
(Fence and personnel entryway)
(Personnel entryway)
(Personnel entryway)
(Azimuth marker)
(Azimuth marker detail)

WA-50C
No photos - active prison.

WA-50L
(Launcher bunker)
(Row of launcher berms)
(Launcher bunker entryway)
(Bermed launcher bay)
(Bermed launcher bay)
(Bermed launcher bay)
(Bermed launcher bay)
(Berms at warheading area)
(Remains of warheading building)
   
Roswell Auxiliary Field #3
(Remains of airfield ramp)

Walker AFB
(Fighter-intercepter alert hangar)
(Fighter-intercepter alert hangar)
(Fighter-intercepter alert hangar control cab)
(Fighter-intercepter alert hangar control cab)
(Rear of fighter-intercepter alert hangar)
(Rear of fighter-intercepter alert hangar crew quarters)
(Rear of fighter-intercepter alert hangar crew quarters)
(SAC 70-man alert facility "Molehole")
(SAC 70-man Molehole)
(SAC 70-man Molehole)
(Rocket checkout and assembly building)
(Rocket checkout and assembly building)
(Rocket checkout and assembly building)
(Rocket checkout and assembly building)
(Hangar)
(Hangar)
(Hangar)
(Hangar)
(Hangar)
(Large double-cantilever hangar)
(Large double-cantilever hangar)
(Altered hangar)
(Altered hangar)
(Small maintenance dock)
(Small maintenance dock)
(Large maintenance dock)
(Large maintenance dock)
(3-story dormitory)
(3-story dormitories)
(2-story dormitory)
(2-story dormitory)
(Flightline blast deflector)
(Elevated water storage tank)
(Shop buildings)
(Storage magazines)
(Multi-cubicle storage magazines)
(Fire station)
(Fire station)
(Building)
(Building)
(Building)
(Building)
(Building)
(Building)
(Building)
(Building)
(Quonset huts)
(Beacon tower)
(Small arms range)
(Small arms range)
(Small arms range)
(Radar site M-90 buildings)
(Radar site M-90 buildings)
(Radar site M-90 buildings)

Sunday, 17 Sep 2006

Walker AF Missile Site #10
(Locked gate)
(Open silo doors and personnel entryway)
(Open silo doors and personnel entryway)
(Open silo doors and personnel entryway)

Walker AF Missile Site #9
(General view)
(Locked gate)
(Azimuth marker)

Walker AF Missile Site #5
(Gate and access road)
(Personnel entryway)

Walker AF Missile Site #4
(Gate and access road)
(General view with personnel entryway)

WA-10C
(General view from outside gate)
(Demolished guard house)
(Buildings)
(Buildings)
(Buildings)
(Buildings)
(Buildings)
(Buildings)
(Buildings)

WA-10L
(Gate)
(Building)
(Building)
(Building)
(Launcher security gate)
(Warheading building)
(Warheading building)
(Launcher crew bunker)
(Rear of bermed launcher bay)
(Bermed launcher bay)
(Bermed launcher bay)
(Bermed launcher bay)
(Bermed launcher bay)
(Bermed launcher bay)
(General view)
(Guard house at launcher security gate)
(Security gate)
(Light post)
(Light post)
(Light post detail)
(Barbed wire fence detail)

The WA-10 Nike site (both the control site and the launcher site were on one parcel of land) was transferred to the Air Force in 1961 and became Walker AFTAC Annex.

Walker AF Missile Site #12
(Personnel entryway and emergency hatch)
(Personnel entryway and emergency hatch)
(Personnel entryway)
(Personnel entryway)
(Sight tube with silo cap in background)
(Sight tube detail)
(Sight tube detail)
(Silo cap with personnel entryway in background)
(Silo cap)
(Silo cap)
(Silo cap close up)
(Silo cap close up)
(Silo cap close up)

Walker AF Missile Site #11
(General view with azimuth marker and personnel entryway)
(Gate)
(Personnel entryway)
(Personnel entryway)
(Personnel entryway)
(Personnel entryway and hard UHF antenna)
(Silo cap)
(Silo cap)
(Foundation)
(Foundation)
(Pop-up antenna silo)
(Sight tube)
(Sight tube)

Walker AF Missile Site #1
(Access road)
(Azimuth marker)

Walker AF Missile Site #2
(General view)
(Personnel entryway)
(Personnel entryway close up)
(Azimuth marker)
(Azimuth marker close up)

Walker AF Missile Site #3
(Locked gate)
(Personnel entryway)
(Azimuth marker)

Cannon Air Force Base
No photos - active installation.

Sunday, 24 Sep 2006

Cannon ILS OM Annex
(General view)
(General view)
(Access road)
(Building foundation with cable trough)

Cannon Meadows Family Housing Annex
No photos - active installation.

Wednesday, 27 Sep 2006

Reese Helicopter Landing Annex, Texas
(Sign for current remote control aircraft field)
(Helipad)
(View from helipad)
(Wind sock mounting pole)
(Wind sock frame)
 
South Plains AAFld, Texas
(Parachute loft)
(Hangar)
(Hangar)
(Hangar)
(Hangar)
(Hangar)
(Hangars)


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