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Two lonely sentinels stand as a reminder of Amarillo Air Force Base

Jay Ricci

Have you noticed the two cement towers a few miles east of Amarillo and ever wondered… what in the world? 

The pair are remaining sentinels of the Amarillo Air Force Base writes Jay Ricci for the Amarillo Globe News. 

The military men and women and most of the buildings are gone.  What remains are rusted-out pieces of metal, sidewalks leading nowhere, lonely street signs at intersections with no traffic, and the two rusty water towers.

Bob Balliett used to work there.  He’ll never forget the activity.  He says there used to be thousands of service people at the base.  It was a beehive.

Now, the old Amarillo Air Force Base is a ghost town… lively only in memories.