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1964 UPI Sprint photo
Caption claims it's "...the first picture to be released of the Army's new Sprint anti-missile missile..."..

A Bizarre Monument to Non-Architecture
Quote from New York Times article by architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable, 14 Dec 1975.

ABM Site Choices Given Mixed Reception
December 1968 Seattle newspaper article
Submitted by Tom Page

Caretaker's job not 'run-of-the-mill'
"... Some of these buildings out here are considered historical so we're careful about what we tear down...." -- Jerry Greenwood

Cavalier air base undergoes major upgrades
Revamp includes housing construction, building rehabilitation, power plant improvement.
Kevin Bonham, Bakken Today / Grand Forks Herald (22 October 2014)

Cavalier Air Station Gets New Name
Cavalier (N.D.) Chronicle article about the renaming of Cavalier Air Station (formerly the Safeguard PAR), 2 Mar 2000. Also has history of various names for the installation over the years.

Cavalier AFS seeing multi million upgrades
The improvements include a $43.5 million project to upgrade the Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System (PARCS). (1 September 2015)

Chilly reminder of Cold War era (New Window)
This pyramid-shaped Missile Site Control Building stands in the middle of the Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex.

Cold War-era Air Force radar station gets a facelift
A military radar installation in remote northeastern North Dakota that was established more than 40 years ago to track enemy ballistic missiles in a time of tense international relations is moving its living and working conditions out of the Cold War era. (26 July 2015)

Grand Forks N.D. Herald Community of the Week: Concrete
"The Perimeter Acquisition Radar (PAR) site, in Beaulieu Township near Concrete, was constructed in the early 1970s as part of the Department of Defense anti-ballistic missile system known as Safeguard"

Grand Forks N.D. Herald Community of the Week: Nekoma
"The area's massive concrete 'prairie pyramid' military radar site has become well-known around the world. It stands like a Mayan temple on the flat North Dakota landscape."

The Guardian
SRMSC Site Newsletter (PDF's)
24 November 1972 - 20 May 1976
"The GUARDIAN is an unofficial weekly newspaper authorized under the provisions of AR 360-81."
Submitted by Shannon Duerr, Cavalier County Job Development Authority

Memoirs: ABM Sites and Sounds (PDF, 107k)
1992 Yankee Engineer article with recollections of COL Roy P. Beatty (USA, Ret.) on his assignment to oversee construction of the first perimeter acquisition radar (PAR) in the Boston area (never completed).

Nike Zeus - Missile Killer! (PDF, 16.9m) <$
From the Apr 64 issue of Guns Magazine (New Window)
Submitted by Ron Plante

One of Our Missile Sites is Missing
Associated Press feature article by Sid Moody, 24 Jan 1981.

A protest for peace
"Today marks 40 years since march at Nekoma, ND, missile site."
Chuck Haga, Grand Forks Herald (May 15, 2010)

The pyramid at the end of the world (New Window)
In rural North Dakota, a small county and an insular religious sect are caught in a stand-off over a decaying piece of America’s atomic history. The long shadow cast by nuclear weapons and the Cold War is not as far in the past as we might like to think… (28 October 2016)

Remembering the Missiles (PDF, 24k)
Langdon Long Ago article by Rita Maisel, Cavalier County Republican, 23 May 2019

Safeguard sites selected in Missouri
1971 ARADCOM Argus article about selection of sites for Safeguard deployment at Whiteman AFB.

Safeguard: 2300 man construction force (PDF, 1.6m)
July 1971 article from Morrison-Knudsen's Em-Kayan magazine
Submitted by Rachael Maltbie via (Facebook (2))

Seattle, Wash., Area To Get Sentinel Missile Bases
December 1968 Seattle newspaper article
Submitted by Tom Page

SRMSC Redevelopment
Media coverage of the redevelopment and sale of the SRMSC complex.

Sweet home, North Dakota
Newspaper article about the SRMSC reunion held in July, 2010.
Kevin Bonham, Grand Forks Herald (July 10, 2010)

Vincent Godon Collection
119 newspaper and magazine articles from 1969-1994 that provide a comprehensive history of the rise and fall of Safeguard and SRMSC.

The Year of Progress (1971) (Page 1)
Huntsville Division Command Information Fact Sheeet for Employees
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Originally posted on 10SWS/CAFS Facebook Page (Facebook (1))