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About - Quebec 01

Description:

The Quebec 01 Missile Alert Facility has been transferred over to the State of Wyoming to be operated as a State Historic Site thanks to the National Defense Authorization Act that was signed by President Donald Trump in December 2017 and the efforts of F. E. Warren Air Force Base.  

This site is significant as the only accessible Peacekeeper Missile Alert Facility left in the world and will strive to preserve and interpret the Cold War history of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, fostering an understanding of the mission and duties of the personnel and crews assigned to work there.  

COMING SOON!  

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Exterior view of Quebec 01 Missile Alert Facility, c. 1989.  Courtesy 90th Civil Engineer Squadron, F. E. Warren Air Force Base​

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Courtesy 90th Civil Engineer Squadron, F. E. Warren Air Force Base​

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Exterior view of Quebec 01 Missile Alert Facility from Street​

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Courtesy 90th Civil Engineer Squadron, F. E. Warren Air Force Base​

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Quebec 01 Missile Alert Facility State Historic Site, once open, will offer the visitor the opportunity to see a military installation that was “hidden in plain sight” and controlled one of the most destructive nuclear weapons ever built by the United States.  Delve into the daily lives of missileers, topside personnel, missile technology, the Cold War and the deactivation of this missile system.


History

In 1962, Quebec 01 was constructed as a Minuteman I Launch Control site.  Through the years the site was upgraded to a Minuteman III site and finally, in 1986, it was converted to a Peacekeeper site.  Quebec 01 MAF was part of five flights of Peacekeeper Missile Alert Facilities in the 400th Missile Squadron, each controlling ten nuclear missiles, with each missile outfitted with ten nuclear warheads.  F.E. Warren Air Force Base was the only base in the world that deployed Peacekeeper missiles, known as the most advanced and destructive Intercontinental Ballistic Missile System ever built.  The Peacekeeper system was decommissioned in 2005 to meet Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty (SORT) limits on operationally deployed warheads. The last Peacekeeper was removed from alert on September 19, 2005, and the 400th Missile Squadron was inactivated.

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Reinforcing capsule at Missile Alert Facility.  Courtesy United States Air Force, F. E. Warren Air Force Base.​

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Courtesy United States Air Force, F. E. Warren Air Force Base.​

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Finishing the Capsule.  Courtesy United States Air Force, F. E. Warren Air Force Base.​

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Finished Capsule and elevator shaft.  Courtesy United States Air Force, F. E. Warren Air Force Base.​

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Topside Facility.  Courtesy United States Air Force, F. E. Warren Air Force Base.​

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Building the inside of the capsule.  Courtesy United States Air Force, F. E. Warren Air Force Base.​

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Finished interior of the capsule.  Courtesy United States Air Force, F. E. Warren Air Force Base.​

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Restrictions

Please note that this site is not open to the public and still remains property of the United States Air Force.

 
 
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Site Status

 

 

 

Quebec 01 Missile Alert Facility will be open to the public Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

The Grand Opening Weekend will be held August 17-18, 2019 from 8:30-5:00 p.m. Self Guided tours of the topside facility, guided tours of the capsule are available every 1/2 hour.

Reservations can be made in advance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Hours

 

Tuesday - Saturday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

Fees

Fees

 

$6.00 Adults,
$5.00 Military
$2.00 (ages 12-17)
Children 11 and under free.

 

Map

Location

 

Quebec 01 Missile Alert Facility
Approximately 30 miles North of Cheyenne.

Take Exit 39 off I-25. Turn left and go approximately 1/4 mile. The site will be on your left.

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