Nike Missile Comm Center - Brentwood - Encino - Tour

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Nike Missile Comm Center - Brentwood - Encino - Tour

The Museum is pleased to add this tour for Museum members and guests.Franky Ortega, teacher, specialist on valley history related to the military and The Museum SFV board member, will lead an interesting discussion at the location.We are only going to provide a bit of history here so you will enjoy hearing the rest in person.LA-96C was one of 16 Nike Missile Control Sites operated by the Army from the 1950s to the 1970s. These batteries circled the Los Angeles basin in what was called a “Ring of Supersonic Steel." The headquarters for the program was located in San Pedro’s Fort MacArthur. Few Angelenos were aware that many, many of nuclear missiles at military bases near their homes, their schools, and their parks, ready to be fired.What's with the name Nike?  Well, the Army named their first anti-aircraft surface to air missile program after the Greek goddess of Victory, Nike.

Location:San Vicente Mountain Park17500 Mulholland DrLos Angeles, CA 90049Map and Directions San Fernando Valley: Ventura Fwy (101) to Balboa Blvd exit. South (right) on Balboa Blvd. for 0.75 mile. East (left) onVentura Blvd for 0.5 mile and turn south (right) on Hayvenhurst Ave. for 1.5 miles then west (right) on Encino Hills Dr. Veer left on Mulholland Dr. Park is at the end of the road.(With the park, it is in Brentwood - from the valley, folks call it in Encino - FYI)Meet at 9:50Presentation at 10:00 am plus Q&A - The presentation will last one hour to 90 minutes with discussion and Q&A.Please wear proper shoes, a hat and bring some water. The Museum will have some beverages/water available at the top.(With the park, it is in Brentwood - from the valley, folks call it in Encino - FYI)Cost: $10/pp; PLEASE RSVP and pay in advance via EventBrite.
Walk-up attendees are welcome. Canines are free to listen in too...We would appreciate advance notice for this special event by calling 818-347-9665 or and let us you will be attending. Please bring a friend or two to this event..

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