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Nike LA-96C Missile Comm Center - Brentwood - Encino - Tour

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San Vicente Mountain Park

17500 Mulholland Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90049

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LA-96C Nike Missile Control Site Tour

About this Event

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 perception that the Soviet Union might be capable of constructing a sizable fleet of long-range, nuclear-armed bomber aircraft capable of reaching the continental United States provided motivation to rapidly develop and deploy the Nike system to defend major U.S. population centers and other vital targets.

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? The Army named their first anti-aircraft surface to air missile program after the Greek goddess of Victory, Nike.

Event:

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Cost: $10/pp; RSVP via EventBrite or okay to pay at the tour

Location:

San Vicente Mountain Park

17500 Mulholland Dr

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Map 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 9:20

Presentation to begin at 9:30 am- to 10:30 am plus Q&A -

The presentation will last one hour to 90 minutes with discussion and Q&A.

Please wear proper shoes, coat and bring some water.

(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 themuseumsfv@gmail.com and let us you will be attending.

Please bring a friend or two to this event.

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San Vicente Mountain Park

17500 Mulholland Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90049

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Refund Policy

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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