Kwajalein, Marshall Islands
1973 to 1975

As my job on the ABM (Anti-Ballistic Missile) system wound down in Massachusetts, we had the opportunity to transfer to the test site for the radar known as the Kwajalein Missile Range.  It was a two year assignment.

This is Kwajalein Island as seen from the air.

As we circled and approached closer, this is what we saw.

The Kwajalein atoll is a ring of tiny islands surrounding a large lagoon.  It is one of the world’s largest coral atolls.  The average height above sea level for these islands is just under 6 feet.

The island of Kwajalein, where we lived, has a total area of just over one square mile.  (Three miles long by a half mile wide.)

So what’s the first thing you notice when you step off the plane?

It’s hot and humid!!!  Temperature 88 degrees and humidity 95%.

Welcome to Kwaj!

On the way to our new home.  See those aluminum trailers on the left?  That’s why they call this place “Silver City”.

The only thing nicer about ours is that it’s on the water and has a porch.

This web site was originally started for the benefit of our kids.  Others might find it interesting as well.