Fifty-one years ago, the Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado began serving as the control center for the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).
The facility was meant to serve as a form of defense against Soviet Union bombers during the Cold War.
Today, Cheyenne Mountain serves as the a command center for NORAD and the U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), according to NORAD’s website.
Community members will get the inside scoop about the center on November 4.
Col. Jeff Caton, a retired member of the United States Air Force (USAF), will give a presentation on the Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center (CMOC) at 1 p.m.
The Cold War Museum is hosting the event, which will take place at the Old Bust Head Brewing Company in Warrenton.
From 1994 to 1996, Caton oversaw the Space Operations Center’s Delta Crew and acted as standardization chief for the operations of the command center.
Even though the Cold War had ended when he began working at CMOC, tensions between the United States and Soviet Union helped develop many of the procedures he used.
After the presentation, attendees will be able to tour the Cold War Museum.
Tickets, which are available for purchase on eventbrite, are $25.
They cover the presentation, a $7 coupon for a drink, and a $10 contribution to the museum.
Any tickets available at the door will cost $35.
Individuals unable to attend the presentation can purchase a ticket and watch it online after the event.
To receive a link to the video, email Executive Director Jason Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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