A more defensible location
As a guy who has (and continues to) write post-apocalyptic fiction that may or may not include scattered military units trying to get by when the rest of civilization has get gone’d and maybe left some zombies behind, I find it interesting that DoD is increasingly trying to move bases off the grid.
Such as Tooele Army Depot in Utah. The base, storage site for war reserve and training ammunition scattered around its 23,610 acres and 900 odd igloos, is kinda off the beaten path. Like the perfect place to lay low when crap went pear-shaped.
And it just got better.
They just erected a 200-foot high 2 MW wind turbine, capable of powering 550 homes.
Coupled with a second wind turbine already in use and a 1.5 megawatt solar array, consisting of 429 Stirling engine solar dishes spread across 15 acres, which scheduled to be fully operational in 2017, the base will soon be off grid and producing all of its own energy needs.
Until the turbines or dishes break or wear out, but hey, nothing is perfect.