Missile sites were located in Kansas, Arkansas and here in Arizona….and their were hidden in plain sight. The government wanted our enemies to know that we were serious and could destroy them even in the event that they struck first. Frakly, that knowledge didn’t give me a lot of comfort.
|Diagram of 18 AZ silo locations
The guided tour starts with a 17 min video that gives youthe history of how the silos came to be, the US Air Force stewardship of the program and then the walk-a-bout of the silo itself. This tour is the bare essentials-tour, one of seven tours offered. There is even a sleep-over program
for those who wish to have a hands-on experience.
Part of the tour we took gave me the opportunity to be “Crew Commander”… answering questions about the control panel and assisting with ‘launching’ the Titan II….selection is by whoever enters the room first. Anyone can do it!