A Drone Flew High Above An Uninhabited Military Base In Nebraska And Caught The Most Incredible Footage
Not many people realize that Nebraska played a pivotal role in WWII. Our communications bases were instrumental in gathering intelligence and our training facilities helped prepare thousands of soldiers to engage in war. Today, most of those bases and satellite locations have been inactivated, but that doesn’t mean they’re gone entirely.
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You can make a virtual visit thanks to this drone video of the base that was filmed by Sheriff Mike Rath of Grant County. Sheriff Mike travels Nebraska with his drone to provide a unique perspective on our spectacular state. The video supplements the drone footage with photos of the base when it was operational to give an idea of just how much things have changed in 75 years.
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As a lifelong Nebraskan, Delana loves discovering the many hidden treasures of her state. She has worked as a writer and editor since 2007. Delana's work has been featured on more than a dozen websites and in Nebraska Life Magazine.
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