BOMARC at Langley AFB

Manned by the 22nd Air Defense Missile Squadron, this BOMARC missile site complimented Nike missile sites and air interceptor squadrons for defense of the region's vital military and naval installations.

As the fifth construction site for BOMARC, Langley represented a hybrid design between earlier and later base configurations. When construction was completed and missiles installed, the site went on alert status in September 1960, with BOMARC A missiles requiring extensive support facilities such as pipelines and air conditioning. Thirteen months later, these necessities were dispensed with as the site received the improved B variant of BOMARC.

The base remained on alert until 1972.

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