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Battle of Wake Island 75th anniversary: honoring the sacrifice of the Wake defenders
WAKE ISLAND ATOLL--A small U.S. Air Force installation located approximately 2,000 miles west of Hawaii and 1,300 miles east of Guam is about 10 square miles in size. It was purchased by the U.S. in 1899 and its purpose was to be a telegraph cable gathering station and to refuel war ships for the U.S. Navy as well as merchant passenger and steam ships. Today, Wake Island serves as a platform for Trans Pacific air traffic and critical missile defense tests. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. John Gordinier)

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