he history of Q-1, a Missile Alert Facility of the 400th Strategic Missile Squadron at F. E. Warren Air Force Base, will be the focus of February’s Wyoming State Museum lecture series presentation, February 13 at 7 p.m.
In the wake of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the United States Air Force announced in 1962 that F. E. Warren Air Force Base would deploy 200 Minuteman I Intercontinental Ballistic Missile silos dispersed over southeast Wyoming, western Nebraska and northeastern Colorado.
Over the course of four decades and three missile systems, Q-01 was crucial to the nation’s defense. Thousands of men and women of the 400th Missile Squadron provided a safe, reliable and credible nuclear deterrent for nine Presidents. Q-01 is a living reminder of the sacrifice and dedication of those crews in the finest tradition of the military.
The lecture is presented by Travis Beckwith, 90th Civil Engineer Squadron cultural resources manager at F. E. Warren Air Force Base.
The Wyoming State Museum is located in the Barrett Building, 2301 Central Avenue in Cheyenne.