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astronauts from 1942 to 1966, when it was closed for good. It also served as a data center, supporting the nation's air defense system during the Cold War.
The facility trained everyone from transport, fighter and helicopter pilots to the original Apollo Adidas Climacool Shoes David Beckham
It started life as the Reno Army Air Base and was changed to Stead Air National Guard Base in memory of 1st Lt. Croston Stead, a Reno native, who died in December 1949 when his P 51 Mustang crashed at the base during a training mission. He was the brother of Reno Air Races founder Bill Stead.
Today, the military history largely exists in the memories of those who served and worked there and a scattering of buildings still standing in Stead, many of them boarded up and likely bound for demolition.
Kulpin said people need only to look at the Reno Tahoe International Airport to know how the memorabilia will be displayed.
The walls and rooms of the new terminal at Reno Stead Airport will display historic photos and artifacts from the old Stead Air Force Base.
"This really is a diamond that is coming out of the rough because we're polishing it," he said.
"The reason we left these walls blank is we want to tell the story of the military base," Kulpin said. That's why we're reaching out to the public. We know it's out there. We'd love to have the community step up and bring us those memories. Whether they're something they can write down for us, whether they have it in writing from a relative, whether it's artifacts that they can bring to us, we're looking for all those kinds of things."
With Nevada becoming increasingly important in the development of unmanned aircraft systems (drone technology), Reno Stead is at the forefront of it.
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"We love to put together displays," he said. "We've got the mining display, we have a Native American display, we have a Wolf Pack display. In addition, the Nevada National Guard has a facility on one end of the airport and the Navy has use of a building on the other end.
an absolute gem," Kulpin said. "It's 5,000 acres of land with a Adidas Basketball Footwear fantastic airport. The runways, the taxiways, the lighting systems, the landing systems. It's a terrific facility. Now, with the addition of this (terminal), we really have a terrific general aviation airport here in our community and you have to have that in our world. It's extremely important."
Top, astronauts Gordon Cooper, Scott Carpenter, John Glenn, Donald Slayton and Virgil Grissom leave Stead Air Force Base for desert survival training in in July 1960.(Photo: RGJ File)
But even as the airport looks to a bright future for Reno Stead Airport, it doesn't want to forget its origins.
Airport seeks memories of Stead Air Force Base
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