Thursday, March 19, 2015

Museum plans to restore Looking Glass aircraft used in Cold War

Here is one for all you Air Force guys and gals.

Anyone out there reading this, and were stationed on this aircraft, or on the ground crew?

If yes, please share your story at the comment section below.

Over the next two years, volunteers at the Strategic Air and Space Museum near Ashland [Nebraska] plan to restore one of the 12 Looking Glass airborne command centers that were an icon of the Cold War.
Officially known as an EC-135C, the aircraft were to be used as a command center for U.S. nuclear forces in the event ground-based command centers were destroyed or  rendered inoperable in an attack by the Soviet Union.
Looking Glass was the code name for the mission that began Feb. 3, 1961, at the former Strategic Air Command headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base near Bellevue [Nebraska]. The planes flew around the clock. . .
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Thanks to the Journal Star for allowing this re-post here today.

Happy reading,

The Proud Cold Warrior

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Where did you serve? Military or Civilian? Stateside or Overseas. Fulda Gap? Berlin? NATO? CIA? State Department? The Dew Line? On a Missile Battery? Down in a Silo? At Sea? Under the Sea? In the Air? According to the VA over 26 million Vets are still alive. I'd bet that most served in the 1945-1991 time frame and I'd like to share your story on this blog. As long as it isn't still classified, email me with your story and I will post it here.