Wake Island Missile Launch Facility, formerly Wake Island Air Force Base. PMC provided all base operating support services for the U.S. Air Force at this remote, strategic base, and also for the U.S. Army when the base was transferred in October 1994. Located halfway between Honolulu and Guam, Wake served as an aircraft refueling station for the U.S. Air Force Pacific Command. A staff of 200 technicians and managers, including 160 foreign nationals, operated and maintained the facility on-site, providing all base operation functions and services. We supported contingency forces, provided test sites for strategic defense systems, and acted as a deployment exercise base for special forces. Upon the base's transfer to the Army, it was renamed the Wake Island Missile Launch Facility, which we operated under a high-level caretaker status until January 1996.
Many thanks for all you and your staff did to make my recent stop at Wake Island so enjoyable. I truly appreciated the warm hospitality that you and your staff extended to Linda, me, and those traveling with us.
C.E. Mundy Jr., General
U.S. Marine Corps
20 March 1995