Site SF 88

June, 2016

Summer is upon us and things at SF-88 are ramping up. We are now open to the public on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12:30 P.M. until 3:30 P.M. A lot will be going on in the coming months,

Comings and Goings:

A few new people have come on board in the last couple of weeks.

Emma Jornlin, our new Seasonal Ranger has joined us for the next few months. Sarah Mason, one of our former Education Interns has put on the grey and green and will be with us through August. Kimi Chan has gone from Volunteer to Intern at the Visitor Center and Rob Gibbons joins us as an Intern who will be working extensively at Site SF-88. Make sure to say Hi and make them feel a part of a great team.

The following sign sums it all up. We do a lot of work at the site. Fix this and that, move this over here, cut this, mow that. But
always remember “Safety First.” Make sure you are wearing proper PPE when doing anything around the site. We need you safe and in one piece.

News Around The Site:

We have started to clear out the Generator Building in anticipation of its conversion to a Welcome Center. Battery Alexander is in the process of being cleaned out so that we can move our spare Step-Up Generators to that location. Everything else in the building has been sorted and we will be moving much of that material to “B” Pit. The construction work plan necessary for the conversion has been submitted to Contracting for processing. This is an exciting time around the Site and I look forward along with all of you to this new addition.

We are still awaiting word on the completion of the replacement “A” Pit doors. Hopefully, that project will be completed in the very near future. The Dog Kennel reconstruction is also coming up. More on that as I learn more.

We have gotten some funding for Interpretive Displays for use in the new Welcome Center. We will be working with Susan Ewing Haley and her staff to create some great displays and artifacts from Site SF-88!

The Launch Control Trailer, (LCT) has been cleaned out and is almost ready to be added as another interpretive tool at the site. We will be moving the ladder so that we might be able to open the door for visitors to take a peek inside a very important piece of the site. Hopefully, this will be completed in the next month.


Wednesday, June 22:
Sun City
10:00 A.M.
30-45 attendees

Thursday, June 23:
Menorah Park
11:00 A.M.
About 20 attendees

Friday, June 24:
Cornerstone Camp
11:00 A.M.
30 attendees

Tuesday, July 12:
2:30 P.M.
45 attendees

Thursday, August 18:
Road Scholar
3:30 P.M.
25 attendees

September 15:
Road Scholar
3:30 P.M.
25 attendees

Your help and assistance would be greatly appreciated on any of these dates. As always, thank you!


On Saturday, July 2 we will be holding our 2nd Annual Open House BBQ! The event will start around 11:00 A.M. Greg is bringing the grill. Hot Dogs and Hamburgers with all of the trimmings will be served. Bring your family for a great time and the start of our new tradition.


A special thanks to Greg Brown and Ed Thelen who came out to the site and helped clean-out the Generator Building. Your help was greatly appreciated.


Our Centennial Open House Celebration is coming up the first weekend in August. Nike Site SF-88 will be open to the public both Saturday and Sunday from 12 Noon until 4:00 P.M. As we celebrate 100 Years of the National Park Service, what better way can we contribute but to keep our story alive. I am hopeful that many of you will attend. There will be special events throughout the weekend and a great time will be had by all. I look forward to seeing you all at this very special event.


Thanks to Andrew Felton for working hard to get our road signs done. They should be in place in the not too distant future! Also, we will be adding news signs at the entrance. Keep your eyes open for these new changes!

As always, thanks for all you do!


Alec looking busy!

Gordon telling an important story.

Thanks to Greg Brown for the photos!

Uh, oh! Who is that guy?

Centennial 1916-2016

Al Blank

Park Ranger


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