March 23, 2018
Did you know that Colorado is a nuclear power? OK, that may be overstating it a bit, but did you at least know that it is home to a number of intercontinental ballistic missiles? It’s not a secret, it’s the 321st Strategic Missile Squadron, based out of F.E. Warren Air Force Base up the road in Cheyenne, Wyoming. How do I know, besides a Wikipedia search? I was there. My Air Force career began as an ICBM launch officer at Warren, back in the early 1980s. During my days pulling alerts, I visited Colorado often, as several of the Squadron’s ICBM control sites are just inside the Colorado border.