Clear Air Force Station
Clear Air Force Base is located in central Alaska, 1 mile from Anderson. The base is 78 miles from Fairbanks and 100 miles from Mount McKinley. The station was designed to provide tracking and surveillance of intercontinental ballistic missiles and submarine-launched ballistic missiles. Clear Air Force Base’s location is significant for the United States. The base is positioned to provide defensive monitoring of the entire country. Not only is the base essential for defense, the base also aides in space operations, with advanced radar and satellite capabilities.
There are nearly 300 military personnel, DoD civilians, and contractors, assigned to Clear Air Force Station.