"Hey Puck, when did the Colonel get back from pantex?" Ch. 29 1/3, @ 16:08
At first blush, I thought that it was PANTEX or PANT-EX. -EX is a common suffix for Exercise. like JLFEX (Joint Live Fire Exercise) or CLFEX (Combined Live Fire Exercise). I figured it was some kind of training exercise out in the Box that he was observing.
But then I figured I'd look it up to see what it was. In 20 years in the service, I'd never heard of a PANTEX.
Well, I think there might be a problem:
That's right. Pantex is a nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility.U.S. D.O.E. Pantex Plant. Pantex Plant is America's only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility. Located on the high plains of the Texas panhandle, 17 miles northeast of Amarillo, Pantex is centered on a 16,000-acre site just north of US Hwy 60 in Carson County.
I think that with the loss of contact with the East Coast, notably the Pentagon, the White House The National Command Authority or anyone that outranks him for that matter, the Colonel just might have some plans of his own.
Hot and glowy plans that involve fallout, 10,000 years of radioactivity and zombies with two heads and three legs.