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FSX Scenery--R.I. Bong AFB, Wisconsin (WI), USA, during the early 1960's. It is made with ADEX v1.55. Bong was home of the Air Force Academy, and later a SAC/NORAD installation. The base was originally intended to be an air defense fighter base for the Chicago and Milwaukee areas. It was conceived in the early 1950s and construction began in the mid-1950s. Construction had barely begun when the base was transferred to the Strategic Air Command. Eventually, the base was considered obsolete as it had become apparent to Air Force officials that the base would be rather redundant with installations nearby that would soon have space for more units. The base was abandoned in 1959 and disposed of the following year. By Larry Steinborn.