What We Are About
This web site is dedicated to those who served in, supported and helped to maintain the missile sites of the 565th Strategic Missile Squadron. This Air Force unit was on 24-7-365 active duty from 1961 until 1965. The 565th SMS was in charge of three SM-65 Atlas D missile bases deployed in locations around F. E. Warren AFB in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Each site location contained three missile launcher facilities with a single control center. This gave each Atlas D Squadron a total of nine missiles. These bases were a major nuclear deterent during the Cuban Missile Crisis. This site is meant to be a source of information related to the 565th SMS and is intended as a tribute to the hard work and sacrifices that were made in successfully carrying out a very difficult mission.
All of the information presented on this site is considered to be public domain and no personal or classified information of any kind has been included or is available.
If you have any questions about the 565th SMS or you wish to contact the webmaster of this site, please feel free to contact us with your comments. If you find any problems or errors with the site, a "bug report" to the webmaster would be greatly appreciated.