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Plattsburgh Air Force Base, U.S. Route 9, Plattsburgh, Clinton County, NY

Plattsburgh Air Force Base, U.S. Route 9, Plattsburgh, Clinton County, NY

 
 
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Significance: For over 100 years, the U.S. has maintained a military presence at the site of the now closed Plattsburgh AFB. During the Civil War, Union troops organized and departed from the base; during the Spanish-American War, the 21st Infantry departed for Cuba from the base; the first Reserve Officer Training Corps originated at the base; and during the height of the Cold War, the strategic bomber units and refueling wings based at Plattsburgh AFB proved to be the U.S. foremost deterrence against Soviet nuclear aggression.
Survey number: HAER NY-326

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Historic American Engineering Record, creator
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Plattsburgh (N.Y.)44.65515, -73.45643
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