Veterans work to restore Fort Hancock’s Nike Missile Site

A group of veterans who served at the Nike Missile Site is wrapping up their 20th season of restoring the site and leading public tours to tell the story of New Jersey's secret Cold War history.

Nov 2, 2022, 2:31 AM

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From 1954 to 1974, the United States Army's now-defunct Fort Hancock on Sandy Hook housed a secretive missile base armed with nuclear weapons designed to fend off a Soviet attack on New York City.
A group of veterans who served at the Nike Missile Site is wrapping up their 20th season of restoring the site and leading public tours to tell the story of New Jersey's secret Cold War history.
On today's edition of "Brian's Positively New Jersey,” Brian Donohue takes a look inside the trailers where soldiers sat with their finger on the notorious button that could have sent nuclear missiles over the New Jersey skies.


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