Here is a list from Popular Mechanics of the “World’s 18 Strangest Military Bases’ sent to my by our own Tim Cridland. What caught my attention was that the first one is just across the St. Johns River from me,Jax NAS, a distance of about 2 miles. You might also take note of another article submitted by Tim regarding a “dark triangle” spotted in the sky above Jacksonville Florida about 1/2 mile due West of Jax NAS. . . EDITOR
from Popular Mechanics
The World’s 18 Strangest Military Bases
By Chris Sweeney
The world’s hodgepodge of military bases run the gamut from hazardous mountaintop forts to seemingly impenetrable underground bunkers. Then there are bases on remote islands tracking objects in deep space and high-tech laboratories probing the most lethal microbes in existence. The design of a base needs to address the immediate needs of a military while still being versatile enough to remain useful as threats and technology evolve. We tracked down some of the most interesting active military facilities and spoke with Brad Schulz, vice president of federal architecture at HNTB, about why they’re notable.
Background:The new Hangar 511 at Naval Air Station Jacksonville is the largest hangar in the Navy’s inventory, capable of storing 33 P3-C Orions, four C-130 Hercules and a helicopter unit. In the coming years, the hangar will be instrumental in housing the P-8 Poseidon and its 120-foot wingspan Read more: Strange Military Bases – The World’s 18 Strangest Military Bases – Popular Mechanics