Secret Bases
Kwajalein Atoll
Marshall Islands
Roi-Namur
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Overview of Roi-Namur

Roi-Namur is an island in the northern part of the Kwajalein atoll in the Marshall Islands. Occupied by Japanese forces prior to World War II, it was the target of the U.S. 4th Marine Division in the Battle of Kwajalein, in February 1944.

It is home to many Americans who work on the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site. There is one runway for small planes that commute from Kwajalein. The activities on Roi-Namur range from a nine hole golf course, saltwater swimming pool, scuba club, movie theater, volleyball, and basketball court.

The island actually used to be two different islands until they were joined by the Japanese. The Namur side is home to the jungle and the tracking satellites. Roi is the main housing area, with most of the retail facilities there. The housing department, library, gym, barber shop, snack bar, and Outrigger bar share one building. The store carries the same basic necessities as a convenience store, along with a DVD rental facility.

WIKIPEDIA - ROI-NAMUR

WWII Embattlements
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Residential and Recreation
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Main Pier with Naval Vessel Docked
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Pier, Airport and Warehouses
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Munitions Style Building
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Secondary Pier - Smaller Vessels
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Camouflaged Structures
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ALTAIR Satellite tracking Radar Antenna

NOTE: The following Job may NOT be available anymore since posting this... but we thought to include it for historical interest, as well as make a point as to where information can be found without 'secret' clearance required. Check here for availability - http://www.aztechpro.com/Pages/Kwajalein-Job.html

High Power Radar Specialist Needed to Maintain 150' Radar on Roi-Namur 

Job Description: Outstanding career opportunity for a High Power Radar Transmitter Electrical Engineer in the Kwajalen Atoll. Marshall Islands. Electrical Engineer, Radar Transmitter

Location: Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands: Provide operations and maintenance support for radar system.

Responsibilities: The Radar Transmitter Engineer supports day-to-day operational maintenance with the transmitter operator and Radar Operations Director to meet radar mission requirements. This requires the continuous evaluation of spares readiness. Candidate will be responsible for design of transmitter system enhancements and upgrades. Employee must be able to define off-line test setups to support diagnosing subassembly failures. The transmitter engineer is responsible for safety requirements involving the transmitter. Experience in the safe setup and conduct of measurements of high-voltage circuits, and dangerous X-ray and RF levels is required. Direct and schedules work for field engineers/technicians and coordinates activities with other subsystem engineers (software, receiver, digital). Provides training for new employees at site in all areas related to the transmitter. Will be the site expert and will be expected to perform all the duties to ensure mission success without guidance or supervision. Will work closely with system engineers on a regular basis.

Security Clearance: Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Required Skills: Direct experience in designing/implementing improvements with respect to vacuum tube, high power peak pulsed microwave transmitters. Must also have experience in the design, support and debug of general RF equipment. Must be familiar with CAD tools including microwave design software. Experience with standard RF Measurement Equipment such as spectrum and network analyzers, and power meters. Good verbal and written communication skills.

Desired Skills: Supervisory/Leadership experience.

Typical Experience: 10+ years Transmitter design or maintenance experience.

Education: BSEE (MSEE Preferred).

Kwajalein: Top 10 Reasons to Work in Kwajalein: 
10 - FREE Furnished Housing 
9 - FREE Utilities (excluding phone) 
8 - Potential Tax Exclusion 
7 - FREE meals for unaccompanied personnel without kitchen facilities 
6 - FREE schooling for accompanied children 
5 - PAID relocation, storage and shipment of household goods 
4 - AMPLE recreational facilities and activities 
3 - PAID medical, dental, life insurance, and vacation 
2 - Beaches, Beaches, Beaches 
And the No. 1 Reason - You Get Paid for This... 

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Listening Post
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Note: All Descriptions are likely to get updates as we find more direct data
Kwajalien Links: ROI-NAMUR site
By IspywmyEye

Launch sites
KREMS Radars: ALTAIR, TRADEX, ALCOR, MMW
Super RADOT, RADOT, BC-4, Spectral
Telemetry (4 ant)
http://www.smdc.army.mil/KWAJ/RangeInst/TM.html
http://www.globalsecurity.org/space/facility/images/RoiNamur.jpg
http://www.mcgrathimages.com/Gallery/Locations/Kwajalein/RoiNamur/

Old Japanese Outpost
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Photo Credit: Rodger Springsteen
Bombed Japanese Air Control Station
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Photo Credit: tnajarian
Bombed out Japanese building, Roi Namur, Kwajelin Atoll

DAFIF Airport Information Worldwide - PKRO DYESS AAF

Altitude 9ft
Magnetic Deviation E7.456

RWY 4 APPR 40
RWY 22 APPR 220
Length 4499x150 ASP

SAN FRANCISCO ARINC FREQ1 2998 M FREQ2 8903 K FREQ3 17904 K FREQ4 21985 K
KWAJALEIN APP FREQ1 126.2 M FREQ2 360.2 M
ROI RDO FREQ1 118.1 M
KWAJALEIN TWR FREQ1 126.2 M FREQ2 360.2 M

Original Post
Posted by: Karl_9999

Ebadon Islands, Marshall Islands 
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Photo Credit: http://www.tropicdiver.com/bimini2.htm
I was exploring an old grave yard with my friends, when we stumbled across this lovely wreck at the south end of the island. 
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Ebeye Island
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Refuge from nuclear fallout

Some of the residents of Ebeye are refugees or descendants of refugees from the effects of the cataclysmic 15 megaton Castle Bravo nuclear test at Bikini Atoll on March 1, 1954. The detonation rained nuclear fallout and two inches (50 mm) of radioactive snow on nearby Rongelap Atoll, causing widespread radiation sickness, and the birth of tragically malformed infants called "jellyfish babies". The American authorities evacuated Rongelap, and Ebeye was the final destination for many of them. Robert Barclay's novel Melal, set in Kwajalein Atoll in 1982, provides some insight into these issues, along with a portrait of the difficult contradictions of life between the horrors of Ebeye living and the luxuries of American middle-class life a stone's throw away at Kwajalein.

Source: Wikipedia

Enniburr Island By wd8crt

Enniburr is often called "Third Island" because most Americans living on the atoll either don't know the name or cannot pronounce the name. It is home to some 1500 native Marshallese.

Odd Looking Spots
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Mysterious looking spots... led to coordinates not display properly  centered on blue dot used typed coordinates that lead to this page on submerged cables
http://www.iris.iris.edu/cable/CableRoutes/TAT-10.htm

Redacted Island
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Redacted Island; By NouvelleOrleans
Why has this island been removed from the data?

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another interesting blur.... By Zinga
any clues? It's probably some wreak or something, so why blur it?
GAGAN Site
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GAGAN site by IspywmyEye

Super RADOT, BC-4, Spectral Telemetry (4 fixed ant) KMISS 

http://www.smdc.army.mil/KWAJ/RangeInst/TM.html 
http://www.globalsecurity.org/space/facility/images/Gagan1.jpg http://community.webshots.com/album/200920840DNYxvY/3

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Image Source: http://www.smdc.army.mil

The RTS telemetry ground stations are located on the islands of Kwajalein, Roi-Namur, Illeginni, and Gagan.  These locations provide a varied tracking geometry for reentry orbital, post-impact, and launch operations.  Kwajalein and Roi-Namur locations have single-channel conical-scan 1700 to 2400 MHz receiving antenna systems with 2200 to 2400 MHz auto-track capability.    A summary of antenna and equipment specifications is presented in  table below.

The Kwajalein and Roi-Namur facilities are capable of demultiplexing and decommutating most standard telemetry signals.  In addition, both Kwajalein and Roi-Namur sites are capable of decommutating data of vehicle trajectory for range safety. Reliable reception, recording, and processing of telemetered flight data is a critical component of RTS mission support.

http://www.smdc.army.mil/KWAJ/RangeInst/TM.html

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Image Source
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Image Credit:  islanddood
More Gagan Island Images
GELLINAM site
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Image Credit: Steve Ramsey
This was a little before my time. I am not even sure what they are doing. Looks like fun.
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Image Credit:  Steve Ramsey
This is a nice chopper picture of Gellinam.
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Image Credit:  Steve Ramsey
This was testing for the HITS system when it was first installed.
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Image Credit:  Steve Ramsey
Putting a HITS station in the lagoon.

GELLINAM site By IspywmyEye

http://www.smdc.army.mil/RTS.html local pictures...
http://members.aol.com/yesmarevet/mmpage22.htm
http://www.globalsecurity.org/space/facility/images/Gellinam.jpg

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Image Credit: globalsecurity.org
OMELEK Site
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OMELEK site By IspywmyEye

Space-X launch site, link has pictures and videos. 
http://www.spacex.com/
http://www.globalsecurity.org/space/facility/images/Omelek.jpg

SpaceX Launch Pad - Marshall Islands By mhaeberli

The SpaceX Launch Pad on the Marshall Islands - on the island of Omelek.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpaceX
http://www.spacex.com/

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Image Credit: globalsecurity.org
Nell Islands

Nell Island is part of Kwajalein Atoll in the Ralik Chain in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), 2,100 nautical miles (3900 km) southwest of Honolulu, Hawaii. It lies at a unique convergence of deep, narrow, protected channels and small islands. This area is perhaps the most beautiful location in all the Marshall Islands and the traditional seat of power for the Iroij (High Chiefs) at Kwajalein, prior to foreign occupation and population displacement.

Nel(Nl) is part of a group of four islands - including Enmaat, Pikon-Nl and An-Ruo - with special historical importance in Marshallese culture. Marshallese consider these islands some of the most sacred or "mo" (tabu) islands in Kwajalein Atoll. Enmaat was the residence of the high chiefs' families. Traditional Marshallese cultural leadership and land-ownership for these islands resides with the Kabua family. According to Ato Langio, a Marshallese elder, the area just inside Enmaat - protected by Enmaat, An-ruo, Nl and Pikon-Nl - is one of the most protected canoe anchorages in the atoll. Early Marshallese cultures relied heavily on their expert navigation skills, their skill in building and sailing the large (up to 100') ocean-going outrigger canoes known as Proa and on the unique Marshall Islands stick chart as a means of navigational documentation. The Nel area was called "mien wa" (sheltered haven for canoes for the chief), and protected by "Limejwa", a Marshallese idol. With wistful sadness modern day Marshallese relate how children could cross the channel with immunity protected by "Limejwa" using coconuts for floatation. Pacific cultures anthropologist Dr. Larry Carucci did extensive research on the cultural significance of sites in Kwajalein Atoll. He explains that the Nel area is specially significant because the Iroij and Leiroj lived there and also because the island of An-ruo was "uliej", the graveyard or cemetery of high chiefs. To this day, out of respect and a sense of "mo" many Marshallese transiting the area stop across the channel from Nl - on Enmaat - and do not make landfall on Nl.

These islands fall within the "mid-atoll corridor" which was evacuated in 1965 to establish a safe area for ICBM testing (NIke X program) when Kwajalein Atoll was part of the United Nations Trust Territories. The residents were moved to Ebeye where they remain up to this day under terms of a Compact of Free Association.

Interestingly, there's confusion within the non-native population at Kwajalein regarding just which island here is Nel. Many refer to the group of four islands - Nel, Enmaat, Pikon-Nl, Ane-ruo - as Nel. Nel Island is the larger, longer island east of the chiefs' island and Nel Pass, but recent residents of the Atoll have come to refer to the smaller An-Ruo(Enero) island as Nel. This beautiful, small (1/8 x 1/4mi) island - the "king's island" - lies lagoon-side of Enmaat and west of Nel Pass. This is the "Nell" that is destination for many current visitors to the area while Nel itself is the much larger (1/8 x 3.5mi) island east of Nel pass.

SOURCE: Wikipedia Nell Island

Eru Marshall Islands 

No Pics Nothing Spotted

MECK Site
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MECK site By IspywmyEye

ABM Launch Site Fixed Camers Towers (3), CCTV Local pictures ... 

http://www.mcgrathimages.com/Gallery/Locations/Kwajalein/Meck/
Info on the MECH site Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) silos ... http://www.boeing.com/defense-space/space/gmd/index.html http://www.globalsecurity.org/space/facility/images/Meck2.jpg
http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showflat.php?Number=460523

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...Image Credit: globalsecurity.org
Wreckage of German Cruiser Prinz Eugen
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Wreckage of German Cruiser Prinz Eugen By hanswurscht

The WW2 German Curiser Prinz Eugen capsized on 22 December 1946 after it was used for US atomic bomb testing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_cruiser_Prinz_Eugen

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WWII Wharves
ENNYLABEGAN site
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ENNYLABEGAN site By IspywmyEye

http://www.smdc.army.mil/RTS.html 
http://www.globalsecurity.org/space/facility/images/Cerlos.jpg

SHIPWRECK
http://www.wiehes.com/
Liberty ship, actually placed here on purpose as a breaker.

http://www.wiehes.com/kwaj.html

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Image Credit: globalsecurity.org
Enniburr Island
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Residential Island
LEGAN site
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LEGAN site By IspywmyEye

Super RADOT (2) BC-4 (2) Spectral 

http://www.smdc.army.mil/RTS.html 
http://www.globalsecurity.org/space/facility/images/Legan.jpg http://community.webshots.com/album/197416524LdDzOT

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Image Credit: globalsecurity.org
LEGAN site
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ILLEGINNI site By IspywmyEye

Fixed Camera Tower Land Impact Site Telemetry 

http://www.smdc.army.mil/KWAJ/RangeInst/TM.html http://www.globalsecurity.org/space/facility/images/Illeginni.jpg

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Image Credit: globalsecurity.org
KWAJALIEN site
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KWAJALIEN site By IspywmyEye

Metric Radars: MPS-36 (2) FAA Radar: 
FPN 66 Super RADOT, BC-4, CCTV 
Meteorlogical Sounding System Defence 
Meteorological Satellite Weather Radar Defense Satellite Comm 
Earth Station KMRSS Ship (telemetry/range safety) Telemetry (5 ant) 

http://www.thunderstruckobservatory.com/kwajphotos.html 
http://www.smdc.army.mil/RTS.html
http://www.smdc.army.mil/KWAJ/RangeInst/TM.html

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PKWA By FanaAndi
PKWA BUCHOLZ AAF
Kwajalein-Bucholz Marshall Islands
PKWA BUCHOLZ AAF
By Karl_9999

Altitude 9ft 
Magnetic Deviation E7.539 

RWY 6 APPR 65 
RWY 24 APPR 245 
Length 6668x198 ASP 

SAN FRANCISCO ARINC FREQ1 2998 M FREQ2 8903 K FREQ3 13303 K FREQ4 21985 K 
KWAJALEIN APP FREQ1 126.2 M FREQ2 360.2 M 
KWAJALEIN TWR FREQ1 126.2 M FREQ2 360.2 M

http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/may2001/2001-05-08-09.asp
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/inatl/longterm/worldref/country/marshall.htm
http://kwajrockets.blogspot.com/
http://www.fas.org/spp/military/facility/kwaj.htm

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Phallon  12/13/06 10:08 AM 

They are not in fact fuel storage tanks, they are potable and non-potable water. Fuel tanks are smaller and just north of the water tanks. I believe the potable water has the golf ball looking covers on them and non-potable doesn't. Sweage treatment is NW of the tanks in small rectangular brown pools.

There are a lot of satellite dishes and radar on Kwajalein, but the really big impressive ones are at the north end of the atoll about 60 miles to the north on Roi-Namur.

The small white dot on the West tip of the island is the main raidar on the island. The big gray building just to the south is a nuclear hardend facility with walls multiple feet thick that was due to house a massive phased array radar, but never ended up happening.

There's no real turrets on the island, the police are only lightly armed. There are some WW2 relics there, guns, pillboxes, bunkers and such, but they are very decayed with time and not functional. 

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