Historic Photo of the day: Ramey Air Base


I remember “Ramey Base” …. It’s in beautiful Aguadilla!
“Throughout the Cold War era, and especially after the Cuban Revolution of 1959, Ramey was the staging ground for numerous clandestine military interdictions throughout Latin America.” ….. deactivated now!

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The Ramey Air Force Base covered 3,796 acres in the northwest corner of Puerto Rico, near the town of Aguadilla. Construction started in 1937-38, and the base was finally closed in 1973.

For 35 years it was a Strategic Air Command (SAC) bomber base. It housed the 55th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing with a two-mile runway, seventeen airplane hangars, and servicemen’s barracks.

July 4th, 1940 celebration at the Ramey Air Base

The base had its own elementary and high schools, hospital, officer’s club, swimming pool, and golf course.

The base was rumored to contain several underground missile silos for the “Truman atomic bomb.”

Ramey also housed a number of B-36 Peacemaker intercontinental bombers and KC-135 Stratotanker aerial refueling aircraft. Due to the size and weight of the B-36, the runway was large: 11,702 feet long and 200 feet wide, with an 870-foot “blast pad” at each end.

Throughout the Cold…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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