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Galeta Island (Panama), Panama

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Colón, Panama
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N9° 24' 8.4" W79° 52' 19.8"   (9.4023333333333, -79.872166666667)
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Galeta Island is an island located on the Atlantic side of the Republic of Panama just east of the city of Colón, Panama.
Galeta Island was the site of a U.S. military communications facility from the 1930s through 2002, when it was turned over to the government of Panama. The facility included an operations building located in the center of a U.S. Navy AN/FRD-10A(V) antenna array, which is a Circularly Disposed Antenna Array (CDAA) also known as a Wullenweber array.
The island was shared with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), which still maintains a research facility on the island. U.S. military activity ceased on the island after 2002 while tropical research continues in a separate facility located just east of the former communications facility.


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Galeta Island (Panama)

Address: Unnamed Road, Colón, Panama