McChord AFB, WA (AC&W Radar Site, P-1)

NOTE: The cantonment/barracks area shown below is now the McChord AFB Museum


Barracks area - looking North


Barracks area - looking East


Barracks area - looking South


Barracks area - looking West


Radar Ops - looking North


Radar Ops - looking East


Radar Ops - looking South


Radar Ops - looking West


April 2004 photos & notes contributed by Western Air Defense Sector (WADS) Historical Office


Current View of McChord's Area D looking northwest. While there are several 1400-series buildings in the area all are of relatively recent construction.


McChord's Air Freight Terminal dominates the former radar site.


January, 2003 photos contributed by Mark Morgan, Radomes Staff


Bldg. 517 - Former barracks, now McChord Air Museum. Shows old Control Tower cab.


Bldg. 518 - Former mess hall, now 62nd Engineering Services Flight


Bldg. 551 - Former power plant, now Relocation/Airman's Attic


Bldg. 552- Former radar ops building, current Base Housing Office. This building, along with others in the 635th AC&W/25th AD compound have been "beautified" by the addition of ridged roofs, windows and porticos. This building originally had three (3) doors and no windows and was a rather dull grey in color.


Bldg. 552 - Another view of the former radar ops building, now Harborstone Credit Union


July 2001 photos and notes by Tom Page


Once home to the 635th AC&W Squadron (ADC), the radar site is mostly gone. Only a few traces of the radar installation remain. This photo shows the former barracks area. [looking west-southwest]