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Civil Defense Now – Potential US Targets!

By Richard Fleetwood

Welcome! This page has been receiving THOUSANDS of hits a day the past few months, because of the growing fears in the news about upcoming, and almost certain, attacks on U.S. soil by terrorists connected with Osama Bin Laden, and Al Qaeda. I want to thank you for dropping in to see what we have. Rest assured that as I am able to provide updated information, I will present it here first.

Understand that the list below was created several years ago, and is provided here AS A STARTING POINT for folks looking to see if they live in a targeted area. The possibility of all out nuclear war has dropped to a mere fraction of what it was, but the events of 9/11 at the WTC, Flight 93 in Pennsylvania, and the Pentagon resulted in the deaths of 3,016 innocent civilians, because of an act of war by Osama Bin Laden and other terrorists. This is only the first volley of future attacks on American soil.

Use this resource page to get a feel for what MAKES A TARGET, whether it’s an individual terrorist, a group, or an entire nation gunning for us. Understand why they will likely select a LARGER target than just a small town, with no industrial base ( in my opinion, a very safe place to be in this day and age). Learn how to react if something big does happen where you live. Find out where you might evacuate to, or have a safe place or location in or near your home to keep your family safe. Know what kind of preparedness kit (food, water, clothes, portable radio, flashlight, etc.) to have made and/or available, JUST in case the next event DOES happen near you.

Dirty bombs have become the modern fear of the Emergency Management Community. These are conventional weapons, such as Ammonium Nitrate (such as used at Oklahoma City by Timothy McVeigh), C4 (plastic explosives), or any number of high energy, NON-radioactive explosives. Adding radioactive waste (such as the sources used in old medical Xray machines, or stolen waste from any of thousands of sources around the world), makes the conventional weapon “dirty”, meaning it will produce radioactive emissions and fallout.

One scenario mentioned in the past year in print news referred to an event possibility using a 12″ by 1″ diameter cobalt rod attached to a powerful plastic explosive. The effects of such a weapon in an area such as Lower Manhattan, as the article mentioned, would make the area uninhabitable for up to 70 years. This is a real threat, and can happen ANY place in this nation, at any time, without any warning.

My thoughts?

  • Have a plan.
  • Know how to identify a threat, know where to get IMMEDIATE information ( radio, TV, cable, shortwave, CB Radio, local officials, etc.).
  • Have a Bugout kit (backpack or duffel bag with the preparedness items mentioned above).
  • Above all, DO NOT PANIC. What could have resulted in a death toll ten times higher (30,000 people) at the WTC was avoided because people in the towers after the attack that could leave, did so in an orderly, quick, and safe manner, helping others along the way.

Also, if you are clear headed, you can help those that might not be, and the victim count afterwards could be lower, thanks to you and more folks like you. If a dirty bomb does go off, know your surroundings. Are you upwind? Get a map of your region and keep it with you at all times. Know where a fallout shelter is? If not, learn what makes a good one, or ask your EMA professional in your city or county WHERE one is located in case such an event occurs. Download ALL the fallout shelter related documents on this website and PRINT THEM OUT. It is the single best thing you could do to educate yourself in how to deal with nuclear fallout and radiation threats. Want to learn more? Join your local county CERT program, and contact your local city and county emergency management coordinator.

Recent news reports make claims that a RDD (Radiological Dispersion Device) weapon would create minimal damage, comparable to a truck bomb of conventional explosives, and would be easily cleaned up. Most professional thought about such a device includes use in downtown or metro areas, where buildings and skyscrapers would buffer and lessen the destructive zone and minimize radiological spread. There WOULD be a mess, and a LOT of decontamination, but infrastructure and training by public safety officials now take this kind of incident as a possible event, and exact and planned response would minimize casualties and long term health threats.

Don’t forget, the SurvivalRing website has MORE free downloadable FALLOUT SHELTER PLANS, information, and standards, than any other site in the world, with thousands of pages more to come. A dirty bomb, or even a single nuclear detonation event, is NOT the end of the world, but it is a world-class pain-in-the-ass. You can,and you will, live through it. You do not have to become ill, get cancer, leukemia, or any other radiological related disease because of it.

You have taken the first step in personal preparedness by visiting here. Visit the vast resources that SurvivalRing offers to you. Share REAL info on preparedness with me, if you have any. Documents, books, contacts, resources, or ideas can ALL go along way into helping the rest of our fellow citizens be safe in the worst of times. Visit as many pages on SurvivalRing as you can, and be sure to bookmark our main page at The SurvivalRing Homepage.

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I have just put online a new page on Getting Started, called SurvivalRing – What To Do & Where To Start which gives you some basic starting points for finding info on this, and other websites, Threat Level definitions, action lists for families, businesses, and schools, Terrorist Force Protection Condition info, The Department of Homeland Security Threat Matrix, Internet Threat Level, and Red Cross “Answers to Your Questions about Heightened Threat Level “. As an added bonus, visit the new 72 Hour Kit page, to get started in preparing your very own “Bug Out Bag“. Comments? Email me below.

You can and will be ready for the worst things that can happen. And, YOU won’t become a victim.

Again, thanks for your interest, and please share this page with ALL of your friends, anyone you know. The more ready we all are, the less damage those brain-damaged, self-serving, ego-maniacal terrorists can do to our bodies, minds, hearts, and souls.

Sincerely

Richard Fleetwood – Founder of SurvivalRing


This list was provided to me a few years ago via email, and I am not sure of the original source. However, having MANY copies of a book produced by FEMA, called RISKS AND HAZARDS-STATE BY STATE- FEMA 196 – downloadable in its entirety here), a report produced in 1990 that shows both nuclear risk areas AND natural disaster zones for the entire nation (National Attack Planning Base 1990 aka NAPB-90), as well as the FEMA report TR-72 High Risk Areas of the United States (not yet digitized), the data contained in both seems to match up with most of the data presented here. I have available for download the entire report called Nuclear Attack Planning Base 1990, recently released by FEMA through a Freedom of Information request that took two years to complete. This report has much more detailed maps than FEMA 196, but it is still over 20 years old.

I offer this target list to you as a simple resource to let YOU follow up on…to see if YOUR area would be a potential nuclear target. Also, see the target MAPS below the list, to give you a graphic idea of where possible danger areas could be. Finally, check out the COMMUNITY INFO AND MAPS link next to each state name, which will take you to a mirror of Bruce Beach’s Nuclear Survival website, where he has scanned in the STATE nuclear target maps and presented safety data for EACH state….in other words, much more detail, down to county level. The community groups and contact info are somewhat dated, but I will be glad to edit, add, or delete information within as I receive updates.

With all that said, here is the LATEST edition of the target list…


U.S. Target List…in a Full Scale Nuclear War

Starting in the Fifties, when the USSR got hold of the plans for atomic weapons, and developed their own bombs, the fear of world domination and all out war with them developed into the Cold War. The Soviet strategy for nuclear war was much different than ours. For a first strike the general plan would be to send in submarine launched missiles. With a flight time of about 20 minutes to their farthest targets they could take out command and control, sub bases (where at any given time a large percentage of our missile boats are in port), SAC bases (and airports where bombers and tankers may have been dispersed ), and air bursts over our own missile fields.

The air bursts would keep our own missiles from being launched while their own “silo busters” would come chugging over the North Pole from their land based ICBM’s and dig up our missile fields.

The location of our missile fields was of special interest to anyone preparing to deal with possible radioactive fallout. Air bursts such as were used on Hiroshima and Nagasaki produce surprisingly little fallout compared with what would be produced by ground bursts on our missile fields and other “hard targets”.

These targets and areas most likely to be hit in a nuclear exchange are divided into three categories;

PRIMARY:

These are mostly missile silos, bomber bases, submarine bases, and command and control centers. The enemy must neutralize these assets immediately to prevent or minimize retaliation.

SECONDARY:

Major military, industrial, governmental, and transportation centers. Also included are sea ports, locks and dams. These may be hit at once by the first missiles or struck by the bombers that will follow.

TERTIARY:

These are population and industrial centers that probably wouldn’t be hit in the first strikes but would be high on the lists for later destruction to further cripple our ability to fight a prolonged war and/or recover and function as a nation. Threats against these targets could also be used following the initial attacks to force our leadership to capitulate.

In the event of a dangerous rise in tensions, military forces would be widely dispersed to make them less vulnerable to a first strike. This would make some areas more likely to be hit. Heavy bombers and stratotankers would be scattered to any civilian or military runway long enough for them to operate from. A B-52 needs about 7000 feet to take off fully loaded. An FB-111 needs about 5500 feet (the exact figures are classified). The B1 “Spirit” Stealth Bomber needs less runway, but more supporting infrastructure. This would make any runway that length a potential primary target.

Also, the fact that our war planners, and the Strategic Air Command, planned on continuing war efforts with nuke bombers once the first mushroom clouds were rising, meant that any long stretch of interstate highway, county highways, or other straight and clear hard surfaces could be used for landing, refueling, and reloading more warheads on these aircraft after the first loads were dropped. Therefore, even OLD bases that have been shut down in recent years because of congressional decisions and decreased funding, would still be targets simply because they would be the first refuel/rearm points to be used. The point is that a knowledge of your particular area and it’s potential usefulness in a war situation is critical to your individual planning.

NOTE: For detailed maps of EACH U.S. state, download the FEMA book FEMA 196 Risks and Hazards State By State (Digitized and presented to you by SurvivalRing.org) and learn all about the threats YOUR state faces, with detailed information.

Also, if you feel that there should be additions, subtractions, or changes to this list, use the CONTACT US form above to let us know. Please give STATE, Primary/Secondary/Tertiary, TYPE of target, and why you think it should be on here, or not. I will be creating an entirely NEW website/webpage system JUST for target research and information, so that all this info can be handled in a dynamic, and update-able way.

Finally, understand this page EXISTS for Americans to know what we “might” expect in areas that WE live in. The Government created the weapons of mass destruction, and did a “little” planning on how to inform the private sector, such as with FEMA 196, but has not, in many years, made a point to give the average citizen REAL information and REAL detail…only to state publicly through mass media that “We WILL be attacked again, and again…Be Ready” … per Bush, per Ashcroft, per Cheney, per Tom Ridge…every week lately.

This page exists, because ONE person, ME, saw a need to fill, that Uncle Sam would not, by bringing this info to the internet. None of this information is secret, confidential, or in any way private. It is based on published info, freely available on the web and in multitudes of published hard bound books. We do NOT do this to give the enemy, known now as “The Terrorists” (Al Queda, Extremists, the Jihadists, etc.) places to hit us…they already know what they’re going to do. We do this to give YOU, the American Citizen, a heads-up on why something USED to be a target, and may be again. YOU must decide how you will prepare, and slightly adjust YOUR lifestyle to be ready to deal with those future events that Uncle Sam literally PROMISES will occur.

ALABAMA (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Gunter AFB (Montgomery), Maxwell AFB (Montgomery), Redstone Arsenal (Huntsville).
  • Secondary:
  • Anniston, Birmingham, Selma, Mobile.
  • Tertiary:
  • Muscle Shoals, Gadsden, Childersburg, Tuscaloosa, Phenix City (Columbus GA.)

ALASKA (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Warning Radar Network at Eielson AFB (Fairbanks), Elmensdorf AFB (Anchorage), Fort Richardson.
  • Secondary:
  • Adak Island, Shermya Island (space radar), Clear (BMEWS radar)
  • Tertiary:
  • None.

ARIZONA (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Davis-Monthan AFB at Tucson (Titan missiles, area within a line connecting Nogales, Cochise, Mammoth, Eloy, south to Mexican border), Luke AFB (Glendale), Marine Corps Air Station (Yuma), Williams AFB (Chandler), Yuma Proving Ground.
  • Secondary:
  • Gilbert, Perryville.
  • Tertiary:
  • Phoenix

ARKANSAS (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Little Rock AFB (Titan missiles, area within a line connecting Shirley, Newport, Des Arc, Little Rock, Russellville, Nogo, back to Shirley), Blytheville AFB (SAC bombers).
  • Secondary:
  • Pine Bluff, West Memphis (Memphis Tenn.)
  • Tertiary:
  • Fort Smith, Texarkana, Little Rock

CALIFORNIA (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Alameda NAS, Castle AFB (Merced), Beale AFB (Marysville), Edwards AFB (Kern), El Toro (Santa Ana), George AFB (Victoryville), Hamilton AFB (Marin), March AFB (Riverside), Mather AFB (SAC bombers, Sacramento), McClellan AFB (Sacramento), Miramar NAS (San Diego), Norton AFB (San Bernardino), Oxnard AFB Point Mugu (Point Hueneme), Travis AFB (Fairfield), Vandenberg AFB (Lompoc).
  • Secondary:
  • San Francisco (area within a line connecting Pt. Reyes Station, St Helena, Antioch, Palo Alto, Redwood City, and along the coast to Pt. Reyes Station again), San Jose, El Centro, China Lake, Camp Pendleton, Fort Ord, Twentynine Palms, Lemoore, Portola, Los Angeles (area within a line connecting Malibu, Camarillo, Lake Arrowhead, Perris, Laguna, and along the coast to Malibu again), Oro Grande, Oceanside, San Diego, Lathrope, Santa Barbara, Oxnard, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Mt. Laguna, Mill Valley.
  • Tertiary:
  • Bakersfield, Barstow, Banning, Gilroy, Milford, Modesto, Monterey, Mojave, Sacramento, Santa Rosa, Stockton, Salinas, Fresno, Ridgecrest, Lancaster, Wrightwood, Yermo, Victorville, Warner Springs.

COLORADO (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Colorado Springs (NORAD HQ.), Warren AFB Complex (Minuteman missiles, area within a line connecting Grover, Briggsdale, Fort Morgan, Sedgwick, and along state line to Grover again), Fort Carson.
  • Secondary:
  • Denver, Pueblo
  • Tertiary:
  • Aurora, Boulder, Cheraw, Greeley, Pueblo-Boone area, Broomfield, Rocky Flats (targer is 10 miles west of Sedalia).

CONNECTICUT (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Brookley Field, Groten-New London.
  • Secondary:
  • None.
  • Tertiary:
  • Bristol, Bridgeport, Danbury, Hartford, New Haven, Norwalk, Stamford.

DELAWARE (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Dover AFB
  • Secondary:
  • None.
  • Tertiary:
  • Wilmington, Odessa, New Castle

FLORIDA (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Cape Canaveral, Elgin AFB (Okalossa), Homestead AFB, Jacksonville NAS, Key West (Caribbean Joint Task Force), MacDill AFB (Tampa), Mayport (Jacksonville), Orlando AFB, Patrick AFB (Cocoa), St. Petersbutg NAS, Tyndall AFB (Panama City), McCoy AFB, Pensacola.
  • Secondary:
  • Miami.
  • Tertiary:
  • Port St. Joe, Tallahassee, Gainesville, Daytona Beach, Titusville, Sarasota, Ft. Myers, Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale.

GEORGIA (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Warner-Robins AFB (SAC bombers, Macon), Dobbins AFB (Marietta), Fort Benning, Fort Stewart, King’s Bay, Moody AFB, Atlanta.
  • Secondary:
  • Albany, Brunswick, Savannah.
  • Tertiary:
  • Augusta, Columbus, Stockbridge, Marietta.

HAWAII (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Honolulu area (all of Oahu except Waimea-Kahuku area & Makapuu Point).
  • Secondary:
  • None.
  • Tertiary:
  • None.

IDAHO (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Mountail Home AFB.
  • Secondary:
  • None.
  • *Tetiary:
  • Boise

ILLINOIS (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Chanute AFB (Rantoul), Scott AFB (Military Airlift Command HQ.,Belleville).
  • Secondary:
  • Chicago, East St. Louis, Springfield.
  • Tertiary:
  • Alton, Aurora, Bloomington-Normal, Champaign, Decatur, East Dubuque, Des Plaines, Freeport, Rockford, Zion, Moline, Peoria, Joliet, Elgin.

INDIANA (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Grissom AFB (Stratotankers, Peru).
  • Secondary:
  • Crane, Jeffersonville (Louisville, Ky.)
  • Tertiary:
  • Anderson, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Gary, Elkhart, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Muncie, New Albany, South Bend, Terre Haute.

IOWA (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • None.
  • Secondary:
  • Burlington, Sioux City.
  • Tertiary:
  • Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Dubuque, Des Moines, Davenport, Waterloo.

KANSAS (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • McConnel AFB complex (Titan missiles, Stratotankers, area within a line connecting Eureka, Arlington, Attica, Caldwel, Arkansas City and back to Eureka again). Schilling AFB (Salina), Forbes AFB (Topeka).
  • Secondary:
  • Fort Riley, Olathe.
  • Tertiary:
  • Elwood (St. Joseph, MO.), Levenworth, Manhattan, Topeka, Kansas City, DeSoto.

KENTUCKY (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • None.
  • Secondary:
  • Fort Cambpell (Christian), Fort Knox (Harkin), Louisville, Richmond.
  • Tertiary:
  • Covinton (Cincinnati, OH.), Henderson (Evansville IN.), Owensboro, Paducah.

LOUISIANA (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Barksdale AFB (SAC bombers, Shreveport), England AFB (Alexandria).
  • Secondary:
  • Fort Polk (Leesvile), New Orleans.
  • Tertiary:
  • Baton Rouge, Sterlington, Monroe, Lade Charles, Lafayette, New Iberia.

MAINE (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Loring AFB, Kittery (Pease AFB at Portsmouth, NH.).
  • Secondary:
  • Brunswick, Charleston, Franklin.
  • Tertiary:
  • Auburn, Bangor, Portland.

MARYLAND (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Washington D.C., Camp David-Mt. Weather complex (Presidential survival and command post), Andrews AFB, Fort George Meade, Aberdeen Proving Ground.
  • *Seconary:
  • Baltimore-Washington D.C. area (everything within a line connecting Gaithersburg, Reisterstown, Bel Air, Aberdeen, Rock Hall, Annapolis, La Plata, Riverside and the Virginia state line)
  • Tertiary:
  • Lexington Park, Wheaton.

MASSACHUSETTS (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Fall River, Fort Devin (Hyer), Otis AFB (Buzzards Bay), Westover AFB (area of Holyoke).
  • Secondary:
  • Boston, Springfield-Chicopee-Holyoke area.
  • Tertiary:
  • Fitchberg, Nantucket, New Bedford, Pawtucket (Providence, RI.) Lowell, Worcester.

MICHIGAN (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Sawyer AFB (SAC bombers, Gwinn), Xinchelee AFB (SAC bombers, Sault Ste. Marie), Selfridge AFB (Mt. Clemens), Wurtsmith AFB (SAC bombers).
  • Secondary:
  • Detroit (area within a line connecting Pontiac, Ann Arbor, and Monroe east to state line).
  • Tertiary:
  • Alpens, Bay City, Battle Creek, Benton Harbor, Escanaba, Sault St. Marie, Midland, Saginaw, Muskegan, Flint area, Grand Rapids, Port Huron, St. Claire, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Jackson.

MINNESOTA (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • None.
  • Secondary:
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul, Duluth.
  • *Teriary:
  • Anoke, Forest Lake, Rochester.

MISSISSIPPI (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Columbus AFB.
  • Secondary:
  • Biloxi, Gulfport, Meridian.
  • Tertiary:
  • Jackson, Meridian Station, Pascagoula.

MISSOURI (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Whiteman AFB complex ( Minuteman missiles, area within a line connecting Freeman, Richmond, Arrow Rock, California, Gravois Mills, Osceola, Stockton, Sheldon, Rich Hill, west to state line to Freeman again).
  • Secondary:
  • St. Louis, Kansas City, Fort Leonard Wood.
  • Tertiary:
  • Columbia, Springfield, St. Joseph.

MONTANA (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Glascow AFB, Malmstrom AFB complex (Minuteman missiles, all area within a line connecting Devon, Highwood, a point 10 miles north of Winifred, Winnett, Melville, Neihart, Wolf Creek, Augusta, Ethridge, and back to Levon).
  • Secondary:
  • None.
  • Tertiary:
  • Butte, Billings, Helena, Missoula.

NEBRASKA (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Warren AFB complex (Minuteman missiles, all area southwest of a line connecting Henry, Oshkosh, and Chappell, to state line), Omaha (Offut AFB, SAC Headquarters).
  • Secondary:
  • None.
  • Tertiary:
  • Dakota City (Sioux City, IA.), Lincoln.

NEVADA (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Nellis AFB (Las Vegas).
  • Secondary:
  • Hawthorne.
  • Tertiary:
  • Fallon, Reno.

NEW HAMPSHIRE (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Pease AFB (SAC bombers, Portsmouth), Portsmouth Harbor.
  • Secondary:
  • None.
  • Tertiary:
  • Manchester, Nashua (and everything within 20 miles of Lowell, MA.).

NEW JERSEY (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Fort Dix-McGuire AFB complex (Trenton-Wrightstown), Lakehurst NAS, Fort Monmouth, Perth Amboy.
  • Secondary:
  • McKee City, Philadelphia (area within 10 mjles of the Delaware River from Pennsville to Cherry Hill and within 15 miles of the river from Cherry Hill to Trenton), Rockaway (area east of a line from Franklin to Somerville to the state line), Trenton.
  • Tertiary:
  • Colt’s Neck, Lakehurst, Long Branch, Middletown, Millville

NEW MEXICO (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Alamagordo, Cannon AFB (also area east to state line), Kirtland AFB, Walker AFB (Roswell), White Sands (Las Cruces).
  • Secondary:
  • Albuquerque.
  • Tertiary:
  • Gallup.

NEW YORK (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Griffiss AFB (SAC bombers, Utica-Rome), Plattsburgh AFB (SAC bombers), Stewart AFB (Newburgh).
  • Secondary:
  • New York City area (all south of Stony Point and west of Stony Brook to state line), Buffalo, Syracuse, Watervliet.
  • Tertiary:
  • Albany, Binghamton, Brookshaven (Brookhaven National Laboratory), Schenectady, Troy, Rochester.

NORTH CAROLINA (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Cherry Point (Havelock), Pope AFB (Fayetteville), Seymour-Johnson AFB (SAC bombers, Goldsboro).
  • Secondary:
  • Camp Lejeune, Fort Bragg (Fayetteville), Southport, Jacksonville-Midway Park area, Fort Fisher.
  • Tertiary:
  • Asheville (south to Henersonville), Carolina Beach, Charlotte, Durham, Graham, Greensboro, Morrisville, Raleigh, Wilmington, Winston-Salem.

NORTH DAKOTA (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Grand Forks AFB complex (Minuteman missiles, area within a line connecting Wahalla, Grand Forks, Tower City, Valley City, Devil’s Lake, Sarles and the Canadian border), Minot AFB complex (Minuteman missiles, an area within a line connecting Westhope, Eckman, Minot, a point 15 miles south of Towner, Harvey, Mercer, a point 10 miles north of Beulah, Tioga, Portal, and the Canadian border. Danger area extends 10 miles into Canada between Sarles and Wahalla, and between Portal and Westhope).
  • Secondary:
  • None.
  • Tertiary:
  • Grand Forks, Fargo.

OHIO (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Lockbourne AFB (Rickenbacker AFB on some maps), Wright-Patterson AFB.
  • Secondary:
  • Cleveland, Youngstown-Warren area.
  • Tertiary:
  • Akron, Bellaire, Canton, Columbia, Dayton, Lima, Mansfield, Middletown, Miamisberg, Springfield, Steubenville, Windham, Toledo, Vandalia.

OKLAHOMA (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Altus AFB, Clinton-Sherman AFB (Custer), Tinker AFB (Oklahoma City), Vance AFB (Enid).
  • Secondary:
  • Fort Sill (Lawton).
  • Tertiary:
  • El Reno, Tulsa, 10 miles southeast of McAlester, Oklahoma City.

OREGON (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Adair AFB (Mulheur).
  • Secondary:
  • Portland, Mt. Hebo.
  • Tertiary:
  • Canby, Eugene, Klamath Falls, Madras, Salem.

PENNSYLVANIA (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • None.
  • Secondary:
  • Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Scranton, Willow Grove.
  • Tertiary:
  • Allentown, Altoona, Beaver, Bethlehem, Chester, Erie, Harrisburg, York, Johnstown, Lancaster, Natrona Heights, Mechanicsburg, Reading, Waynesboro.

RHODE ISLAND (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • None.
  • Secondary:
  • Newport, Quonset Point.
  • Tertiary:
  • Providence, Westerly.

SOUTH CAROLINA (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Charleston complex (submarine base, area east of Summerville between Goose Creek and Folly Beach), Myrtle Beach AFB, Shaw AFB.
  • Secondary:
  • Parris Island Marine Base.
  • Tertiary:
  • Aiken, Columbia, Greenville, Greer, Hardeeville (Savannah, Georgia), North Augusta.

SOUTH DAKOTA (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Ellsworth AFB complex (Minuteman missiles, SAC bombers, entire area within a line connecting Albion, Montana to a point 10 miles north of Faith, Midland, point 10 miles south of Velvidere, Scenic, Sturgis, Spearfish, and along state line to Albion again).
  • Secondary:
  • None.
  • Tertiary:
  • Rapid City, Sioux Falls.

TENNESSEE (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • None.
  • Secondary:
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Anderson), Memphis.
  • Tertiary:
  • Alcoa, Bristol, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, Signal Mountain.

TEXAS (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Bergstrom AFB (Austin), Brooks AFB (San Antonio), Carswell AFB (SAC bombers, Fort Worth), Dyess AFB (SAC bombers, Abilene), Goodfellow AFB (San Angelo), Kelly-Lackland AFB (San Antonio), Laredo AFB, Laughlin AFB (Del Rio), Randolf AFB (Universal City), Reese AFB (Lubbock), Sheppard AFB (Wichita Falls), Webb AFB (Big Spring).
  • Secondary:
  • Beeville, Corpus Christi, Fort Bliss (El Paso), Fort Hood (Killeen), Houston, Kingsville, Sherman-Dennison, Texarkana.
  • Tertiary:
  • Alice, Beaumont, Brownsville, Bryan, Caddo Lake, Dallas, Freeport, Galveston, Harlington, Lake Jackson, Longview, McAllen, Midland, Odessa, Tyler, Waco.

UTAH (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Hill AFB (Ogden).
  • Secondary:
  • Dugway Proving Ground (Chemical Warfare Center, Tooele).
  • Tertiary:
  • Salt Lake City, Orem-Provo.

VERMONT (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • None.
  • Secondary:
  • Tertiary:
  • Burlington.

VIRGINIA (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Leadership bomb and fallout shelter (Mount Weather) Berryville, Washington D.C. area (see Maryland), Cape Charles AFB, Dulles Inter-national Airport, Langley AFB (Hampton), Norfolk-Portsmouth, Oceana NAS (Virginia Beach).
  • Secondary:
  • Richmond, Newport News, Mt. Vernon, Radford.
  • Tertiary:
  • Blackstone, Chincoteague, Ft. Eustis, Hopewell, Lynchberg, Manassas, Petersburg, Guantico, Roanoke, Yorktown.

WASHINGTON (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Bremerton (submarine base), Fairchild AFB (SAC bombers, Spokane), McChord AFB (Tacoma).
  • Secondary:
  • Everett, Oak Harbor, Richland (Hanford reactor and storage complex), Seattle (naval complex, Tacoma (Ft. Lewis), Walla-Walla.
  • Tertiary:
  • Copalis Beach, Spokane, Vancouver.

WEST VIRGINIA (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • Leadership bomb and fallout shelter (Greenbrier Resort) White Sulphur Springs.
  • Secondary:
  • None.
  • Tertiary:
  • Charleston, Cedar Grove, Huntington, Wheeling (area north of Moundsville).

WISCONSIN (community info and maps)

  • Primary:
  • None.
  • Secondary:
  • Madison.
  • Tertiary:
  • Appletonc Eau Claire, Green Bay, Kenosha, Miquon, Milwaukee, Onalaska, Oshkosh, Racine, Superior, Waukesha.

WYOMING (community info and maps)

  • Primary: Warren AFB (Minuteman missiles, area within a line connecting Cheyenne, Federal, point 10 miles northwest of Wheatland, Guernsey, and along the state line to Cheyenne again).
  • Secondary:
  • None.
  • Tertiary:
  • Casper.

US Map from 1980s showing possible targets in all out nuclear war

Map of fallout travel paths of all above ground nuclear tests in the US

What fallout patterns would look like after an attack - animated by Greg Walker

One of the last US government created maps of possible nuclear targets, from the FEMA 196 Risks and Hazards-State by State report, 1990

After having gone through this list, and viewing the above maps, remember one thing: Many U.S. target areas have been decommissioned or changed their original mission and may not be targeted now by foreign nations. Then, again….maybe they still ARE targeted. Just think about it when YOU are VERIFYING whether you are in a target area.

I do have in PDF format a few more targeting documents, but I won’t be posting them on an open page like this one. One is the first part of HI RISK AREAS of the UNITED STATES, dated 1978…the precursor to the Nuclear Attack Planning Base 1990 report (NAPB90) that consumed over 600 pages of paper. The other document worthy of noting on THIS page, is the NAPB90 National Aimpoint List, a strange document found via inter-library loan directly from FEMA’s Emergency Management Library, showing longitude and latitudes for MOST of the continental United States nuclear targets, which the US assumed would be targeted by Soviet or Chinese military in an all out nuclear war. Here is a sample page….

aimpoint sample image

I will ONLY share these two documents with CERTIFIED public safety and emergency management officials. Neither of these documents are classified or confidential in any way, and were both received via interlibrary loan to my college library. Got something interesting to share along these lines? Email me, or send a message from the SurvivalRing homepage using the CONTACT ME form.

Thanks for checking out this page, and “keep…..looking…..up…..”

Richard

Founder – SurvivalRing


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NOTE TO READERS:

If YOU have materials that would be suitable for publishing on this page, PLEASE contact me at my email address of rafleet@gmail.com. Also, if you have originals, or clear copies, of documents, and wish to donate them OR loan them to me to allow digitizing them, PLEASE send them to me at:

Richard Fleetwood

Civil Defense Digital Project

P.O. Box 729

Riverton, Wyoming 82501

Please include a note with your donations/material loans, with return mailing address, email address, background on documents origination, and any associated details. I am looking for municipal (city level), county, state, and multinational (US, Canada, and any other nation) civil defense program documents of NON-confidential nature, specifically that which helps the general populace in preparation of ANY disaster, not just nuclear.

 

Rich is the founder of SurvivalRing, author of multimedia CDs and DVDs, loves the outdoors, his family, his geeky skill-set, and lives in rural Wyoming. Always ready to help others, he shares what he learns on multiple blogs, social sites, and more.

He is an award winning videographer (2005 Telly Award), has received state and national scholarly recognition (2006 New Century Scholar and All USA Academic Team), and is a natural with computers, technology, gadgets, small furry mammals, and anything on wheels.

Rich likes making friends, solving problems, and creating solutions to everyday issues.

Rich.Fleetwood – who has written posts on USA Target List.


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