We toured the Pendleton UAS (Unmanned Arial Vehicles) or Drones. The Pendleton UAS Range (PUR) is the Pacific Northwest’s premier UAS test range.
This was very fascinating to see some drones, but also how they have made this into a commercial success brining high paying jobs into the area.
After touring the UAS, we took a short drive to the Pendleton Armory where we able to see a B25 Bomber. This is the same bomber that was used for the “Doolittle Raid” on Tokyo in WWII. The Doolittle team trained in Pendelton for a short time.
The “Triple Nickle” also trained and was based in Pendleton; they were the only African-American parachute unit during World War II.