The topside structure at Delta-01 supported the missileers stationed underground in carrying out their mission. Equipment such as a backup generator for auxiliary power, and environmental control provided backup support in the event of a power outage or an attack. There were always eight people on the topside, all enlisted Air Force personnel who were stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base, 60 miles to the west. These personnel included a Facility Manager, a cook and six security police. This virtual tour enters rooms not normally open to the public including the Cook's bedroom and the generator room.
Last updated: September 23, 2019