Kagnew Station

Americans living abroad often have their Little America. Kagnew Station was our Little America in Asmara. Army, Navy, and a few Air Force personnel shared it.

Three clubs, an acceptable barracks, quarters for married personnel, a school for dependents, a miniature golf course, a movie house, a photo shop, a full golf course, a bowling alley, a mess hall, a PX, a TV and a radio station, a hospital, a dental clinic, and a chapel offered us about everything the Army thought we needed. Kagnew was utilitarian and sufficient.

Established in the 1940s to house, support, and amuse Americans going about the business of world-wide communications and communications intelligence, the station complex in the late 1960s was actually several scattered locations gathered under one name, Kagnew Station, our presence in northeastern Africa. ...

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