Plattsburgh, NY. Well, it could be worse, we could have been in Minot.
All around the housing of the base was a three to four foot fence. Spaced over the length was the no trespassing sign blah blah Lethal Force is Authorized. Now, I see documentaries about Area-51 with the same signs and I chuckle. Now, I am sure the security is much tighter there, but the presenters make it all like DUN DUN DUN your government ready to instantly shoot its own citizens.
The landing strip was very large, even for the military. C5's used to use it for touch and gos. Anyway, the Urban Legend was that it was one of the emergency Landing sites for the Shuttle. Well, one April Fools an AM radio annoucer said the shuttle was going to land. So, a shit load of people drove out to the flight path for typical landings. Ignoring the No Stoping Signs ever 25 - 50 feet. (oh, this was an 8' fence) So, the people like you started to go beserk, because hundreds of people were showing up at the landing zone.
I always wanted one of the SAC base signs. The Guantlet with the Lighting was so cool. But, I was way "gooder" than a goodytwoshoes, so that never happened.