National Atomic Veterans Day, July 16, 2016

On July 16, 1945, the United States conducted its first atomic bomb test – code-named Trinity –  set off in a section of the Alamogordo Bombing and Gunnery Range in New Mexico, 160 miles from Los Alamos. Between 1945 and 1963, the United States would conduct some 235 atmospheric nuclear weapons tests in the Pacific and…