RE-HAB

 

WALKER  AFB

ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO

579th STRATEGIC MISSILE SQUADRON

SITE 10 

PHOTOS

 

BEGINNING THE FUN TASK OF REMOVING 4 TONS OF SAND AND A LITTLE GRAVEL FROM THE ESCAPE SHAFT

 

 

NO PLACE LIKE STARTING AT THE TOP

 

 

BEGINNING WORK AT DAYBREAK IN MID AUGUST

 

 

AIR UP TIRES TO BEGIN THE BRUSH HOG

 

 

NOT A GOOD SITE....NO PUN INTENDED

NOTE:  YOU REALLY DO NOT WANT A ROAD OVER YOUR SEPTIC TANK DRAIN FIELD

 

 

AIR INTAKE VENT SHAFT

 

 

LOTS OF FUN MESQUITE AND A FEW GRAVEL PILES

 

 

ESCAPE HATCH

 

NON-ORIGINAL GRAVEL ACCESS ROAD

 

 

STARTING TO DIG OUT ESCAPE SHAFT

 

 

ENTRYWAY

 

 

STARTING TO CLEAR LAND AROUND ENTRYWAY

 

 

BEGINNING TO DIG OUT WATER STORAGE TANK PIT

 

 

A FEW CROSS TRENCHES

 

 

ORIGINAL PHONE COMMUNICATION BOX

 

 

COLLIMATOR SIGHT TUBE OPENING

 

 

ENTRYWAY

 

 

BRINGING IN EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

 

 

SLOWLY REMOVING SAND

 

 

ONE BUCKET AT A TIME

 

 

REMOVING MESQUITE & SALT CEDARS

 

 

ENTRYWAY AREA

 

 

NEWLY INSTALLED DRAINAGE LINE

 

 

STARTING TO MAKE A DENT

 

 

THIS SITE WAS ALMOST ALL CRUSHED ROCK

 

 

WATER STORAGE TANK PIT

 

 

SEWER VENT IN BACKGROUND

 

 

DIGGING

 

 

DIGGING

 

DIGGING

 

 

MORE DIGGING

 

MAKING HEADWAY

 

 

CLEARING

 

 

STARTING ENTRYWAY CLEAN UP

 

 

FLAT TIRE

 

 

ENTRYWAY STAIRS

 

 

FIRST LANDING

 

 

BOTTOM OF ENTRYWAY STAIRS

 

 

ENTRYWAY SUMP

 

 

APPROACHING ENTRAPMENT AREA

 

 

ENTRAPMENT AREA

 

 

FIRST BLAST DOOR ON YOUR RIGHT

 

 

FIRST BLAST DOOR

 

 

BLAST VESTIBULE

 

 

STAIRWELL

 

 

STAIRWELL

 

 

BLAST VESTIBULE

 

 

ENTRAPMENT AREA

 

 

RECOVERED ITEMS

 

 

LOOKING BACK AT ENTRYWAY

 

 

MUCH CLEANER

 

 

MUCH CLEANER

 

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