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Is that a FEMA Camp? – February 15, 2014 Edition

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February 15, 2014

larson_afb_gate_250pxLarson AFB, Washington

The claim: Moses Lake, ?What it really is: Larson Air Force Base was closed in 1966 and is now the Grant County International Airport.

Naval Radio Station (VLF transmitter), Washington

The claim: Jim Creek, Oso, ?What it really is: The Jim Creek Naval Radio Station is a Navy very low frequency (VLF) radio transmitter facility. The facility has one building, and the area itself is also used as a outdoor recreational area for Naval personnel and their families and guests.

Keyport Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Washington

The claim: Keyport, ?What it really is: The Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Keyport is one of two of the Navy’s undersea warfare facilities, and employs around 1,300 civilian workers.

The base also has it’s own museum, and while there are several large buildings there, none of them appear to be something you would find in a prison camp. Infact they look mostly like industrial buildings.

c6656rPuget Sound Naval Shipyard, Washington

The claim: Bremerton, ?What it really is: The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility is an historical Naval ship yard is primarily used by the Navy for maintenance and modernization of it’s ships, as well as housing part of the reserve fleet.

The facility itself is surround by the city of Brenton, and there is very little room for where it can expand into, and most of the buildings that are there are nothing you wouldn’t find in a facility such as this.

Naval Station Everett, Washington

The claim: Everett, ?What it really is: Naval Station Everett is a relatively young Navy base (it became active in 1994) and is the home to several ships, including the USS Nimitz.

The base itself isn’t actually on to much land, and none of the buildings there look like nothing you wouldn’t find on your typical Navy base. Plus, if there was a prison camp being built there it would be unlikely it could be kept out of public view due to the fact that the city Everett is right next to the base.

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Is that a FEMA Camp? – October 13, 2013

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October 13, 2013

Carswell AFB, Texas

The claim: Fort Worth, 3,274

What it really is:USNAS-Carswell_200px The Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base (formerly known as Carswell Air Force Base) is a military air field operated by the Navy Reserve.While the base is operation by the Navy, it is also used by the Air Force, the Marines, and the Texas Air National Guard, and also employees civilian personnel as well.

The base itself is also surround by residential areas.

Oak Ridge Reservation, Tennessee

The claim: Oak Ridge, 35,252

What it really is: The Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest science and energy national laboratory in the Department of Energy, and partners with the state of Tennessee, universities, and industries to solve challenges in energy, advanced materials, manufacturing, security and physics.The facility is also home to several of the world’s top supercomputers.

Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc., Tennessee

The claim: Erwin, 66

What it really is: Nuclear Fuel Services it a private company that provides fuel for the Navy’s nuclear powered ships, and also converts weapons grade uranium into fuel for nuclear reactors.

Holston Army Ammunition Plant, Tennessee

The claim: Kingsport, 6,020

What it really is:Holston_AAP_Sign_200px The Holston Army Ammunition Plant is a government-owned and contractor operated ammunition production and development facility.

The facility itself employees over 14,000 civilian and contractor personnel, but only 20 military personnel.

Arnold Engineering Development Center/Arnold AFB, Tennessee

The claim: Manchester, 40,118

What it really is: The Arnold Engineering Development Center is a Air Force ground based flight testing facility that is used for the testing and evaluating of aircraft, missile, and space systems and subsystems.

Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota

The claim: Rapid City, 10,632 (missile field covered an additional 18,000 sq. miles)

What it really is: Ellsworth Air Force Base is just your typical Air Force base in the middle of no where.

Using Google maps I can find nothing there that looks like a prison camp. Also there are a couple of towns next to the base, so it makes it highly unlikely that a prison camp could be hidden here.

Savannah River Site, South Carolina

The claim: Aiken, 198,400

What it really is:srs-entrance_250px The Savannah River Site is a nuclear reservation that is owned by the Department of Energy.

The site was built in the 1950’s for the refinement of nuclear materials in nuclear weapons, but none of the site’s reactors are currently operating.

The facility itself has been the site of major clean up operations.

Newport Naval Base/Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Rhode Island

The claim: Newport, 1,440

What it really is: Naval Station Newport is a typical Navy base, but also is home to multiple schools for the Navy as well, including the Naval War College and the Naval Justice School.

Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, Pennsylvania

The claim: West Mifflin, 160

What it really is: The Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory is a government owned research and development facility that’s sole purpose is the designing and development of nuclear power resources for the Navy.

Alternate Joint Communications Center (Site “R”), Pennsylvania

The claim:raven-rock-logo_200px near Waynesboro (inside Raven Rock Mountain), 6

What it really is: The Raven Rock Mountain Complex is a small communications facility that houses the emergency operations centers for the military and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

While the site itself is restricted from the public and and taking photographs of the site is restricted, the site itself can be easily viewed via Google Maps, and it shows nothing that even closely resembles a prison camp.

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Is that a FEMA Camp? – September 29, 2013

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September 29, 2013 Edition

Kingsley Field, Oregon

Oregon_Air_National_Guard_patch_2003 copy_200pxThe claim: Klamath Falls, 425

What it really is: The Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base is a former Air Force base that was transferred to the Oregon Air National Guard in 1978.

Clinton-Sherman AFB, Oklahoma

The claim: Clinton, ?

What it really is: Clinton-Sherman Air Force Base was closed in 1969. Today it is the Clinton-Sherman Industrial Airpark.

Altus AFB, Oklahoma

The claim: Altus, 5,982

What it really is: Altus Air Force Base is just your typical Air Force base that after looking at it via Google maps I could find nothing resembling a prison camp.

Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

air_force_base_wright_patterson_250pxThe claim: Dayton, 8,145

What it really is: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is a large and historic Air Force base located in Ohio.

The base itself has areas open to the public, including the National Museum of the United States Air Force, and has several thousand civilian personnel working on the base.

The base is also a National Historical landmark.

The Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant was constructed by the United States Atomic Energy Commission in 1954. (source)

The Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant was constructed by the United States Atomic Energy Commission in 1954. (source)

Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Ohio

The claim: Piketon, 3,708

What it really is: The Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant had previously produce enriched uranium, but is now shutdown and is preparing to be decontaminated and decommissioned.

RMI Titanium Company Extrusion Plant, Ohio

The claim: Ashtabula, 8.2

What it really is: RMI Titanium Company is a private company that manufacture titanium alloys and specialty metals.

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Is that a FEMA Camp? – September 22, 2013

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September 22, 2013 Edition

AFMETCAL_200pxNewark AFB, Ohio

The claim: Newark, 70

What it really is: The actual name of the facility is the Air Force Metrology and Calibration Program Office, and it is the primary manager of metrology services for the Air Force.

Mound Laboratory, Ohio

The claim: Miamisburg, 306

What it really is: Mound Laboratories was a Cold War nuclear weapons research facility. The facility was declared a Superfund site in 1989, and was eventually cleaned up.The facility has since closed and is now open for commercial development.

Fernald Environmental Management Project, Ohio

The claim: Fernald, 1,050

LogoRock8197D96_0_200pxWhat it really is: The Fernald Feed Materials Production Center was a uranium processing plant that made uranium fuel cores for nuclear weapons. The facility closed in 1989 and the surrounding area has since been turned into a nature preserve.The facility gained notoriety in 1984 when it was learned that the plant had been releasing millions of pounds worth of radioactive dust into the atmosphere, contaminating the surrounding area and costing $4.4 billion to clean up the site.

Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota

The claim: 25 B61-7 gravity bombs; 60 B83 gravity bombs, Emerado, 5,418 (missile field covers an additional 8,500 sq. miles)

What it really is: The Grand Forks Air Force Base is your typical Air Force base out in the middle of no where with nothing that you wouldn’t typically find on any other Air Force base.

Cavalier AFS, North Dakota

621px-Air_Force_Space_Command_200pxThe claim: Concrete, ?

What it really is: Cavalier Air Force Station is a small Air Force facility with both members from the US and Canadian military stationed there, as well as civilian employees.The station monitors for and tracks potential missile launches against North America, as well as tracks half of all Earth orbiting objects.

Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina

The claim: Goldsboro, 3,233

What it really is: Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is basically your typical Air Force base.After looking at the base via Google maps I can find nothing there that resembles a prison camp or anything that one would not find on an Air Force base.

Seneca Army Depot, New York

The claim: Romulus, ?

11730132-large_200pxWhat it really is: Seneca Army Depot was closed in 2000, and is now under control by numerous private industries, and as for the state the site hosts the Five Points Correctional Facility and the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center.Currently there is much discussion on what to do with the rest of the land, being that much of it is dotted with concrete storage bunkers that were used to store munitions.

Plattsburgh AFB, New York

The claim: Plattsburgh, 4,879

What it really is: Plattsburgh Air Force Base was closed in 1995 and is now a civilian airport called the Plattsburgh International Airport, and a industrial complex.

Niagara Falls Storage Site, New York

niagarafallsThe claim: Lewiston, 191

What it really is: The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (it’s actual name) is an Air Force reserve base that shares runways with the Niagara Falls International Airport.Currently the only aircraft stationed at the base are C-130 transport planes.

Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, New York

The claim: Niskayuna and West Milton, 4,070

What it really is: The Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory is a research and development facility dedicated to the research, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the US Navy’s nuclear powered warships.

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Is that a FEMA Camp? – September 8, 2013

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September 8, 2013 Edition

Griffiss AFB, New York

Strategic_Air_Command_200pxThe claim: Rome, 3,896

What it really is: Griffiss Air Force Base closed in 1995 and is now the Griffiss Business and Technology Park. The only military presence that remains is the Rome Research Site of the Air Force Research Laboratory, and the New York Air National Guard.

Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York

The claim: Upton, Long Island, 5,300

What it really is: Brookhaven National Laboratory is a US national laboratory that researches in Nuclear physics, material physics and chemistry, and environmental and biological research.

The site is staffed by approximately 3,000 scientists, engineers, technicians, and support personnel, and hosts 4,000 guest investigators every year.

NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey

The claim: Lakehurst, 7,400

What it really is: Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst is the provider of full spectrum support for aircraft launch, recovery and support equipment systems for U.S. and allied Naval Aviation Forces at sea and Marine Corps Expeditionary Aviation Forces ashore.

The base was also the site of the Navy’s lighter than air programs (i.e. airships, blimps) and still contains two huge hangers that once housed airships.

The base is also the site of the Hindenburg disaster.

Earle Naval Weapons Station, New Jersey

The claim: Colts Neck, 11,000

What it really is: Earle Naval Weapons Station is a Navy Base with a near 3 mile long pier that is used to load and unload ammunition from warships a safe distance away from the heavily populated areas that surround the base.

Also I imagine the site attracts a lot of site seers as well due to the fact that the base has such a huge pier.

Pease ANG, New Hampshire

New_Hampshire_Air_National_Guard_-_Emblem_200pxThe claim: Portsmouth, 229

What it really is: Pease Air National Guard base is a former Air Force base that was taken over by the New Hampshire Air National Guard in 1991 after Air Force closed the base. The base is also the site of a civilian airport and commercial center called the Pease International Tradeport.

Offutt AFB, Nebraska

The claim: (HQ of U.S. Strategic Command), Omaha, 4,041

What it really is: Offutt Air Force Base is the home of the U.S. Strategic Command. This only makes the base more important then most others. It does not mean how ever that this is the site of a FEMA camp.

The base itself isn’t that large either, and is bordered by the city of Omaha to the north, along with other residential areas to the west, so it would be pretty difficult to hide a prison camp there.

Lincoln AFB, Nebraska

The claim: Lincoln, ?

What it really is: The Lincoln Air Force base became the Lincoln Air National Guard Base in 1971, and is also a joint civilian airport with the Lincoln Airport.

Whiteman AFB, Missouri

The claim: (200 B61-7 gravity bombs; 50 B61-11 gravity bombs; 300 B83 gravity bombs) Knob Noster, 4,627 (missile field covered an additional 10,000 sq. miles)

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509th Bomb Wing emblem

What it really is: Whiteman Air Force Base is home 509th Bomb Wing, a bomber wing that operates the the B-2, so it’s entirely possible the base has some gravity bombs located on site.As for the 10,000 sq. mile missile field, this one is false. Such a field would be HUGE, and the base itself is surrounded by a state park to the west, the town of Knob Noster to the north, and farm land to the south and east, not to mention public roads.

Also, looking at this base via Google maps, I can see nothing there that resembles a prison camp.

Kansas City Plant, Missouri

The claim: Kansas City, 136

What it really is: The Kansas City Plant (now known as Bannister Federal Complex) produces 85% of the non-nuclear materials used in the nation’s nuclear arsenal, as well as other non-nuclear components for the United States national defense systems.

Besides manufacturing, the Kansas City Plant also provides technical services for testing and analyzing of certain things, such as metallurgical/mechanical analysis and environmental testing.

Destrehan Street Plant, Missouri

The claim: St. Louis, 45

What it really is: While I’m not 100% certain, I believe the site that has been mentioned is a plant owned by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, a company that produces specialty pharmaceutical products.

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Is that a FEMA Camp? – August 31, 2013

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August 31, 2013 Edition
Cape Cod Air Force Station is home to the 6th Space Warning Squadron

Cape Cod Air Force Station is home to the 6th Space Warning Squadron

Cape Cod AS, Massachusetts

The claim: Buzzards Bay, 22

What it really is: Cape Cod Air Force Station is an Air Force facility that’s used for tracking space debris, intercontinental ballistic missiles, and submarine-launched ballistic missiles.

Presque Isle AFB, Maine

The claim: Presque Isle, ?

What it really is: Presque Isle Air Force Base was closed in 1961. The site now contains an airport, a college, residual areas, and an industrial park.

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Maine

The claim: Kittery, 278

What it really is: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is used by the US Navy for remodeling and repairing submarines. The shipyard is also used by the Coast Guard as a home port for several cutters.The shipyard is also registered as a National Historical Place.

loring_air_force_base_225_reunion_button_10Loring AFB, Maine

The claim: Limestone, 11,165

What it really is: Loring Air Force Base was closed in 1994.The site of the base has been converted into public use, and is now the Loring International Airport and the Loring Commerce Center.

Barksdale AFB, Louisiana

The claim: (50 B61-7 gravity bombs; 90 B83 gravity bombs; 300 W80-1/Air-Launched Cruise Missiles; 100 W80-1/Advanced Cruise Missiles) Bossier City, 22,000

What it really is: Barksdale Air Force Base is an Air Force Base located right next to Bossier City, LA. which would make it difficult to hide a prison camp from the public. Also looking at the base via Google Maps I could not find anything that would not be found on a typical Air Force base.The base itself has several bomber squadrons, so having such weapons there wouldn’t be that unusual either.

Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Maine

The claim: Cutler, East Machias, 2,850

What it really is: The actual name for the facility is VLF Transmitter Cutler. The facility is a very low frequency shore radio station used by the Navy to provide one-way communications with submarines.The facility itself has two identical umbrella arrays. The reason for this is because if one has to be taken offline for repairs and maintenance, the other one can remain operational.

NAS Brunswick, Maine
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The claim: Brunswick, 3,221

What it really is: Naval Air Station Brunswick was closed in 2010.In 2011 the airport was reopened as the Brunswick Executive Airport. The rest of the property is also under redevelopment for public use as well

Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Kentucky

The claim: Paducah, 3,422

What it really is: Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant is the only operating uranium enrichment facility in the US, and produces low-enriched uranium for nuclear fuel.The facility is operated by United States Enrichment Corporation, a subsidiary of USEC Incorporated, a publicly traded corporation.

schilling_air_force_base_tile_coasterSchilling AFB, Kansas

The claim: Salina, ?

What it really is: Schilling Air Force Base was closed 1965 with the only military presence left being the Kansas Air National Guard whom still uses the bombing range and some of the buildings.The former base is now a quiet place that houses a few private businesses, as well as Kansas State University at Salina and Salina Area Technical College

Forbes Field, Kansas

The claim: Topeka, 193

What it really is: Forbes Field is a Air Force base that was closed in 1973 and is now a public airport.

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Is that a FEMA Camp? – August 25, 2013 Edition

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August 25, 2013 Edition

Burlington AEC Plant, Iowa

IAAAP_Sign_200pxThe claim: Burlington, ?

What it really is: The Iowa Army Ammunition Plant is a munitions plant that builds large caliber ammunition for the Army (i.e. big bullets that has to be fired out of a cannon).

The plant itself only employs 20 military personnel, but over 5,800 civilians and 8,300 contractor personnel.

Ames Laboratory, Iowa

The claim: Ames, 10

What it really is: Ames Laboratory is a United States Department of Energy national laboratory that conducts unclassified research into various areas of national concern.

The laboratory is located on the campus of Iowa State University, and is affiliated with the school.

Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois

The claim: Rock Island, 946

What it really is: Rock Island Arsenal is one of the oldest munitions plants in the country, and is a national historical landmark.

The facility also has 6,000 civilians working there, and only 250 military personnel working there. The site also has it’s own museum.

Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois

Argonne National Laboratory_200pxThe claim: Argonne, 1,704

What it really is: Argonne National Laboratory is the first science and engineering research national laboratory in the United States. It’s five major areas of focus are: Conducting basic scientific research, operating national scientific facilities, enhancing the nation’s energy resources, developing better ways to manage environmental problems, and protecting national security.

The facility is also open to anyone 16 years old or older to take guided tours.

Mountain Home AFB

The claim: Mountain Home, 9,112

What it really is: Mountain Home Air Force Base is a Air Force base that (after looking at it on Google maps) is out in the middle of nowhere.

The only thing there are some farmer fields that surround the base, mountains, housing for base personal and their families, and some buildings that are common with Air Force bases in order to support and maintain the aircraft there.

Robins AFB, Georgia

The claim: Warner Robins, 8,800

What it really is: Robins Air Force Base is a major Air Force Base that hosts the Warner Roberts Air Logistics Center that is used not only for the maintenance of Air Force air craft, but also employs almost 13,000 civilians.

The base also has it’s own museum as well, which has around half a million visitors annually.

Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base/Strategic Weapons Facility Atlantic, Georgia

Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay_200pxThe claim: (1,600 W76/Trident I warheads; 400 W88/Trident II warheads; 160 W80-0/Sea-Launched Cruise Missiles) Kings Bay, 16,000

What it really is: Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay is a major Navy base that is the home port for the U.S. Atlantic Fleet‘s ballistic missile nuclear submarines which are armed with Trident missile nuclear weapons. Whether the base actually keeps any nuclear missiles on site is unknown as such information would most likely be considered top secret, but even if the base did have nuclear weapons on site, it wouldn’t be unexpected considering the base does support ballistic missile nuclear submarines.

While the base does cover 16,000 acres, 4,000 of those acres are protected wetlands.

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Is that a FEMA Camp? – August 11, 2013 Edition

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August 11, 2013 Edition

Pinellas Plant, Florida

5758315711_9ea86e6956_mThe claim: St. Petersburg, 90

What it really is: Pinellas Plant (now known as the Young-Rainy Star Center) use to be a nuclear weapons manufacturing facility operated by the Department of Energy, but is now a high-technology and manufacturing center owned by Pinellas County.

Patrick AFB, Florida

The claim: Cocoa Beach, 2,341

What it really is: Patrick Air Force Base is an Air Force Space Command base.

The base is used to launched unmanned rockets and satellites for the US military, the National Reconnaissance Office, and the National Security Agency, as well as scientific payload launches in support of NASA, weather satellite launches in support of NOAA, payloads in support of international customers such as the European Space Agency, and commercial payloads for various corporate communications entities.

Mayport Naval Station, Florida

The claim: Mayport, 3,000

What it really is: Naval Station Mayport is a Navy base that currently undergoing infrastructure changes and construction of new facilities in order to be suitable to harbor nuclear powered carriers.
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NAS Jacksonville, Florida

The claim: Jacksonville, ?

What it really is: Naval Air Station Jacksonville is a military airport, and is actually one of two naval bases located in Duval County, Florida.

All the buildings located there are basically what would be typically expected at a facility that was both an airport and a military air base. Also, there are multiple civilian facilities surrounding the base (including houses and businesses). It would be highly unlikely that a prison camp could be hidden there for very long without a lot of people seeing it.

Eglin AFB, Florida

logoThe claim: Fort Walton Beach, 463,452 (Only 752 acres used for evaluating nuclear base security systems are counted toward the total)

What it really is: Eglin Air Force Base is a fairly large Air Force Base. The claim that only 752 acres of the base are actually counted is completely false. In fact it is official knowledge that the base covers 463,128 acres.

The base is also surrounded by towns and cities, has military family housing units, and has scheduled passenger airline service as the Northwest Florida Regional Airport, which is co-located on the base property.

NAS Cecil Field, Florida

The claim: Jacksonville, 21,000

What it really is: Navel Air Station Cecil Field was closed in 1999 and is now the Cecil Commerce Center and Cecil Airport.

The only military presence left there is the Florida National Guard.

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