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Thanks, 9. The USCG doesn't even list that base as existing in most places, perhaps because it is a joint drug operation with DEA, perhaps because they've just finished rebuilding it, apparently their hangar blew away in Hurricane Ike. Maybe this is "Area 52".

Doesn't sound as genteel as NAS Bermuda was though. (G)
It has never shown up on Google Earth, either.
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Coast Guard opens new OPBAT hangar in Great Inagua, Bahamas | Coast Guard News

Since they were celebrating having "a hangar" it is probably at the airport, which GE does show, just not in a lot of detail. Not surprising for an out of the way island, from Google's point of view. Of course from there it should be fairly easy to stay off the Cuban coast and simply skirt south of the island entirely.
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Coast Guard opens new OPBAT hangar in Great Inagua, Bahamas | Coast Guard News

Since they were celebrating having "a hangar" it is probably at the airport, which GE does show, just not in a lot of detail. Not surprising for an out of the way island, from Google's point of view. Of course from there it should be fairly easy to stay off the Cuban coast and simply skirt south of the island entirely.
I haven't checked GE in a while. I do know when I was working out of GI back in the early 2000's, the base had the standard "covered in clouds" look that GE would put in at the request of the USG.

I never understood why as it is mentioned in the Explorer Chart Books, and every Bahamian on GI certainly knows it is there.



How it looked back then.
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"During the ceremony for the opening of the OPBAT Aircraft Hangar at the Inagua International Airport, " [Bahamasweekly]
No clouds, no mystery, just fussy pictures that don't show any aircraft on the ground in GE.
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"During the ceremony for the opening of the OPBAT Aircraft Hangar at the Inagua International Airport, " [Bahamasweekly]
No clouds, no mystery, just fussy pictures that don't show any aircraft on the ground in GE.
Does it show any donkeys? I always wondered if they survived. Mean SOBs that would chase you and try and bite you. Landing at night, and wondering if there were any still standing on the runway after the shooing away run, was always exciting.
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