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The base also did out reach programs to the community. In the Othello Outlook I read of Operation Skywatch, and a movie which was presented to the community. Over 1000 people attended with standing room only at Lutacaga Elementary. They presented a color movie of the activities of the radar station. This is impressive for a community of 2000. Operation Skywatch included local volunteers to basically watch the sky for intercontinental bombers.
The other interesting thing about Othello is we were just 50 miles north of a large nuclear facility. There were times when my dad would warn us not to eat the snow. This had to do with the wind and the snow coming from the south.