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Located in an inhospitable comer of northern Maine, Loring Air Force Base averages 105 inches of snow a year. It was built during the late 1940s to ensure that limited-range B-47 bombers could reach the Soviet Union from a base in the continental United States. As B-47s were re- placed with longer range B-52 and B-1 bombers, Loring's far-northem site was no longer a strategic...