This is a picture of Dover AFB
in Delaware, it's home to C-5s. It has something similar to the Christmas tree describe, what was the purpose of the "Christmas trees" at Dover.
Were B-52s ever based there, or were C-5s on alert status?..
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Photo © Joe Pries - A.T. TEAM
Click to enlarge, the "Christmas tree" is in the upper right hand corner.