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Now abandoned, the Mount Laguna Air Force Station was a DEW (Distant Early Warning) site, watching for incoming missiles. It was home to the 751st Aircraft Control and Warning & Squadron, later the 751st Radar Squadron, part of the Air Defense Command. The facility was abandoned in the early 1980's.




The buildings that once housed up to 400 Air Force personnel at Mount Laguna are now gutted shells covered with graffiti and filled with construction debris.


For years, U.S. Forest Service officials have wanted to demolish the buildings at the abandoned base, but no money was available. Now, with federal stimulus funds, they'll be able to get the job done.


The barracks, administration building, mess hall and other buildings that made up the Laguna Mountain Air Force Base will be torn down using money from $18.2 million in stimulus funds for Forest Service facilities in disrepair in 14 California counties.


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Taken on September 19, 2009