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Published July 10, 2010, 07:39 PM

Stanley R. Mickelson Complex Reunion

A 30 year reunion at the complex in Nekoma, North Dakota this weekend has a lot of people excited to reconnect. Some of the events were also held at the Cavalier Air Force Base.

A 30 year reunion at the Stanley R. Mickelson complex in Nekoma, North Dakota this weekend has a lot of people excited to reconnect. Some of the events were also held at the Cavalier Air Force Base.

More than 175 people are reuniting to remember their time at the Stanley R. Mickelson Missile Complex.

"These people built the system, there's a lot of pride here, a lot of people were really happy to come back and see it." said contractor Chris Behler.

The Missile Complex was based in Nekoma, North Dakota and was deployed during the 1970's to defend minutemen missiles based at Grand Forks Air Force Base.

"The safeguard command was deployed up here to defend minutemen that was in the area and this was a plan by President Nixon at the time to get the Russians to come and negotiate." said Air Force trainer Clint Esckilsen.

Although these guys didn't work at the complex very long, the work they did and people they met, brought them here today.

"Seeing if I remember anybody, meeting somebody I worked with. I got a chance to come back to a place that really affected me when I was young." said Behler.

"Being with the people and seeing the excitement that they have of seeing this and reminiscing. I've heard more neat stories about security personnel talking about some of the things they had while they were here and it's just a great time." said Esckilsen.

Organizer's say around 175 people attended the event this weekend and it's a great way to get to know each other again.

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