Friends of Nike Site Summit invites the public to tour historic Site Summit in Arctic Valley this summer. Site Summit, one of eight Nike-Hercules missile sites in Alaska during the Cold War, is the only one still standing. The tours will be on June 21, July 21 and August 17. To comply with Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson security requirements, reservations in advance are required.
The June 21 tour is a solstice tour from 7 to 10 p.m. and tours on the other two days will be at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Attendees must make reserve no later than four days prior to the tour date either online at the Friends of Nike Site Summit Web site, www.nikesitesummit.net, or by signing up at the Alaska Veterans Museum.
The cost, a non-tax deductible donation to FONSS, is $35 for general admission and $30 for students, seniors (65+) and veterans/active duty. Children ages 12 and older are welcome. The admission price includes bus transportation from the Arctic Valley Lodge lower parking lot. Participants should prepare for any weather conditions and wear sturdy boots or shoes. Additional details are available at the Web site and at the Alaska Veterans Museum.
Tour participants will talk to veterans who were stationed at Site Summit, discover how the missiles were launched and learn about Alaska’s role in the Cold War.
$35 adults/ $30 students, seniors, veterans/military
Friends of Nike Site Summit
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