Roswell Army Airfield


Roswell Army Airfield moved into the post-World War II atomic age with blazing speed.  Walker Air Force Base, as the airfield was renamed, became one of the Strategic Air Command’s premier installations. Housing two thirds of America’s nuclear triad, with nuclear armed bombers and nuclear tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles, Walker kept alert crews ready to go to war throughout the 1950s and 1960s, until its closure in 1967.

~Joseph T. Page II
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Official Website: Walker Aviation Museum
Active: Base from 1942-1967, renamed Walker Air Force Base in 1948
GPS Coordinates: Coming Soon
Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday, 10am - 3:30pm