Nuclear Connection Case Directory
Preliminary Rating: 5
incidents with potentially
nuclear connections (Category 10) can
origionally be any Category class (including
distant and close encounters). Those NC
cases involving radar are
listed as Cat 9 or RADCAT status but are
flagged on the DBase as
"NC". DBase entries show both Cat
numbers and the NC field flag.
October 1973; Dyess AFB, Texas
In the early 1970s, Michael D. Jenkins was a member of the 96th Security Police Squadron (SPS), located at Dyess AFB, Texas. At that time, the base was home to the 96th Bombardment Wing, composed of nuclear-armed B-52 bombers. The nukes were stockpiled at the Weapons Storage Area (WSA), operated by the 96th Munitions Maintenance Squadron (MMS).Jenkins recently told me: "In 1973, I was a Sergeant (E-4) and worked at the Secondary Central Security Control facility in the munitions maintenance area. I think this happened in October. I was standing on the 3rd Floor balcony of the SPS barracks, talking to a buddy, when I noticed a vehicle with yellowish flashing lights speeding down the access road from the Headquarters area. One light meant it was the Assistant Base Commander for Operations; two lights meant it was the Base Commander. The vehicle had two lights flashing."
Detailed reports and documents
nicap.org/reports2/7310XXdyess_report.htm (Robert Hastings)