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Earth Base Locations and Personnel

Massachusetts Complex

The underground facility located in Massachusetts is one of two original facilities on Earth. The other is the California Complex. Like all PT bases, the Massachusetts Complex is under Alliance military control.

MassCom (its official designation) is under the region known as the Berkshires. Exact coordinates will of course not be revealed. There were several strategic reasons for locating it there, which are beyond the scope of this report. It had nothing to do with Bob Renaud's residence there. The base had been constructed in its present location for over two years before we became aware of Bob's interest in “flying saucers” and alien presence on Earth.

MassCom has undergone two substantial reworkings since it went operational in early 1959. The first was after the 1984 recommitment. It involved considerable reconfiguration for optimum efficiency, including closing areas and opening new ones. The second was a major upgrade of equipment in 1998, but did not entail significant physical alterations.

MassCom is the central command for PT on Earth. To appreciate its size, its floor area is 278.6 million square feet, just shy of 10 square miles, on six levels that go down almost 800 feet. The highest point of the base is 285 feet below the surface. Some small-craft entrances are at surface level [BR note: see 28 December 1963 report], with tunnels to the main facility.

Shielding makes it impossible for existing Earth technology to detect MassCom, although most of it is located beneath the mountains.

Size278.6 million square feet
Volume4.179 billion cubic feet (average ceiling height 15 feet)
Access • 12 - small-craft entry points
• 1 - large-craft (100' maximum) entry port
• 74 - teleportals
• • 69 - personnel
• • 5 - cargo/bulk
Power • 2 - 385-megawatt ME generators, one as backup
• 120-megawatt gravitic generators - 6 units - 20 MW each
   (for critical and emergency loads)
Air and water • Self-contained air-purification and conditioning systems;
• Water from natural underground sources, with storage
Communication • Sub-Space T/R - 8,630 channels, all encryptable
• Laser - 710 channels, encrypted by default
• Implant links - 42,600 w/repeaters, world-wide
• Data links - 117,600 channels, all encrypted by default
• Internet connections:
• • 1,820 - broadband via dedicated servers
• • 150 - dial-up connections via dedicated server
• • Accessible only via double-password log-in

Number • 755 - permanently assigned
• 312 - "rotating" personnel or temps
• 7,880 - field operatives in eastern half of US
• 31,230 - foreign field operatives covering all continents
Officers • E-6 Arken Madril, Base Commander
• E-5 Dorna-Trenn, Base Coordinator

Base Function:

Central Control for all Earth-based operations, reports to Plato Complex. MassCom is the primary liaison between the Alliance and the Field Operatives. It also coordinates all of the Terran bases and is the communication link between them and PlatoCom. It can operate autonomously in the event of major problems in the Plato Complex.

It includes numerous scientific, cultural and sociological research units for study of Earth and its people.

California Complex

Like MassCom, CalCom is one of the original Alliance/Kor facilities. It is located off the coast of California, about halfway up the coastline and about 30 miles from the shoreline. As with MassCom, exact coordinates will not be provided.

CalCom is the primary control center for the field ops in the western half of the US plus Alaska and Hawaii. Its major function is as the computer center for Project Terra. Its secondary function is as a focal point for operations involving the Omegans and other hostile forces involved on Earth. This function includes full monitoring of hostile communications and activities, decryption of codes used by hostiles, disinformation to be “leaked” to the hostiles, etcetera. It is in effect the Alliance's version of your CIA/NSA.

CalCom also contains extensive scientific and military facilities, the nature of which cannot be described at present.

Being located under the seabed of the Pacific poses hazards and complications that are not encountered by any other bases. Access is the primary issue, since any craft other than small scouts and personal vehicles are forced to enter and leave through several thousand feet of ocean water. This is accomplished by a “force field” that punches a temporary tunnel in the water while the craft arrives or departs. Since it uses a prodigious amount of power, and poses the risk of discovery, it is used only when absolutely necessary.

As such, CalComp is not considered a "spacecraft-friendly" facility, and very few crafts of 20 feet or more in breadth are stationed there. The four small-craft (< 25') entry points, none located near populated areas, all involve substantial transit times in the necessarily-long tunnels (the shortest tunnel is 53 miles).

The portal network is thus highly advanced. It is the primary means of access to CalCom. However, a new craft design being studied for CalCom and similar bases around the Alliance will allow entry and exit directly through the water, and will enable extended sub-surface travel in the manner of submarines. The main portal can then be adapted to function as an airlock in addition to its normal tunnel mode.

It is expected that this will be approved within a year, and the necessary construction will be completed by the autumn of 2010.

Size322.9 million square feet
Volume4.8435 billion cubic feet (average ceiling height 15 feet)
Access • 4 - small-craft entry points on the California coast
• 1 - large-craft (200' maximum) entry port, using a force
   shield to generate a momentary tunnel through the water
• 108 - teleportals
• • 102 - personnel
• • 6 - cargo/bulk
Power • 3 - 350-megawatt ME generators, one as backup
• 160-megawatt gravitic generators (8 units - 20 MW each)
   (for critical and emergency loads)
Air and water • Self-contained air-purification and conditioning systems;
• Water desalinated from sea, with storage
Communication • Sub-Space T/R - 3,112 channels, all encryptable
• Laser - 10 channels, encrypted by default - for emergency
   use only, since it involves creating holes in the water
• Implant links - 5,834, for field ops and base use
• Data links: 480,000 channels, all encrypted by default
• Internet connections:
• • 2,250 - broadband via dedicated servers
• • 200 - dial-up connections via dedicated server
• • Accessible only via double-password log-in

Number • 815 - permanently assigned
• 220 - "rotating" personnel or temps
• 6,790 - field operatives in western half of US
• 31,230 - foreign field operatives covering all continents
Officers • E-6 Vadras Loren, Base Commander
• E-5 Tamar Kortal, Base Coordinator

Base Function:

Project Terra computer operations; Omegan information gathering and compilation, plus intelligence, counter-intelligence and espionage. The base contains many classified scientific and military operations.

There are four other subterranean facilities located around your world. Three are spacecraft bases containing several hundred heavily-armed military crafts of various sizes for defensive (and if need be, offensive) deployment. One is located in the Andes in a remote area of Peru. The second is in a sparsely-inhabited area in mainland China. The third is in Egypt.

The fourth base is an automated scientific facility in the outback of Australia. It has only a maintenance and scientific crew, usually no more than 25 in all.


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