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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.

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.

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."

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).

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)

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

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.