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Welcome to the Online Air Defense Radar Museum. We hope you enjoy your visit, and that we have contributed a little something in the name of those who served.  Gene.

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1999

01/31/1999 00:00:00

Name: Walt Martley
Email: waltandbetty AT erols.com

What a nice surprise to come across this URL. I was stationed at the 644th Radar Squadron at Richmond NAS, from 1961-1966. Those were the days. Now Im old and retired from any electronics activity deeper than building up PCs for fun. Beyond the 644th, I was stationed at Birkenfeld, Germany with the 615th AC&W Squadron, and the 7420th Radar Evaluation Squadron at Ramstein. From there I finished out my AF time at the Air Force Special Projects Production Facility at Westover. Life has been good with Rockwell for much of the time since.


01/29/1999 00:00:00

Name: john smenner
Email: lakeside_art AT peachnet.campuscwix.net

i ran across your web site tonight. during the mid 50s to early 60s, i was statationed at the 867th ac&w squadron, lookout mt, tenn and the 691st ac&w squadron, cross city florida. i graduated from ac&w training keesler afb in june of 57. tnx for great web site. john smenner


01/28/1999 00:00:00

Name: Michael R Morrin
Email: mrmorrin AT tstar.net

I served as a 30554c Sgt. with the 665th Air Def Grp from 7/72 to 10/73, and the 632nd Radar Squadron from 11/73 to 10/75. I worked on the BUIC 3, the T2, and the Q47 / GPA124. I have been looking for something like this page for a long time, almost 5 of my best years were on the stations, and I was hoping someone documented them as the Air Force Historians Office does not. mm


01/28/1999 00:00:00

Name: James .W. Brown Jr. MSgt (Ret)
Email: j.w.brownjr AT worldnet.att.net

Great finding your site. I have been loading Cape Newenham into every search I could. I was at 705th -King Salmon (56 -57), 747th - Ellington AFB, TX (57-60), and 794th - Cape Newenham (60-61). My AFSC was 362XX, Wire Maintenance. I found a couple photos on the web from a group called The Firebirds which shows the approach to the Cape Newenhams runway. I was at Cape Newenham when a C-123 committed to land but the updrafts and crosswinds were too great and he hit the saddle on his belly. Lucky it was February and he went up like a big sled. I might be crazy but I enjoyed the site duty. Thanks for your pages and I will be checking in from time to time.


01/27/1999 00:00:00

Name: Roy Harbour
Email: roylh AT arkansas.net

MSgt/AF(Retired - 1975)I have emailed a couple of people that have left notes in this guestbook. Coming from a 3 month Basic Training stent at Lackland AFB, I was assigned to the 28th Air Division SAGE Block House at Hamilton AFB, CA. in Jan 1956. I was assigned to the Operations Section and wrote backwards on that huge plexi-glass map in the Radar scope room so the General could see what was going where. Im not sure I ever mastered that writing backwards. Then in Apr of 1957, was reassigned to Itazuke AB, Japan. Birdie, thanks for teaching me to count to 10 in Japanese. When I departed Japan in Aug 60, it was back to a SAGE Block house at Adair AFS, OR., Portland Air Defense Sector (POADS). Then, due to illness of my wife, I had a humanitarian reassignment to the 703d AC&W Sq, at Texarkana AFS, AR. in Apr 1962. I then departed Texarkana AFS and went to an Engineering Sq at the Cheyenne Mountain Complex (CMC) at Colo Spgs, CO. It was the only organization at CMC at the time. A CWO Hill, a gung-ho type, obtained permission for us to be somewhat of an elitiest group by allowing us to blouse our pants on the boots, and to wear white hardhat helmets as our normal headgear. Then in Jan of 1966, I departed Cheyenne Mountain Complex and went back to Itazuke AB, Japan, Alas, never to be assigned to a Radar unit again. But it was fun while it lasted. *big grin* Hope some old pals see and recognize the name and contact me. I think this is a GREAT web site!!! Good Work guys!!!


01/27/1999 00:00:00

Name: BEN L COST
Email: bosscost AT webtv.net

Served with the 606th AC&W in Korea 1952-53 Enjoyed your page


01/26/1999 00:00:00

Name: Larry Burfield
Email: burfield AT aol.com

Any vets of the 640th AC&W in Stephenville please send me your address or e-mail along with the year of your tour(s).We have a small group that is staying in touch and would like to add you to our e-mails. Thanks!


01/26/1999 00:00:00

Name: Larry Burfield
Email: burfield AT aol.com

Any vets of the 640th AC&W in Stephenville please send me your address or e-mail along with the year of your tour(s).We have a small group that is staying in touch and would like to add you to our e-mails. Thanks!


01/26/1999 00:00:00

Name: Don Matulevich
Email: djmatu AT cyberport.net

Served at the 778th AC&W Sqd, Havre, MT, AFS 1955-58. Great job on your site.


01/25/1999 00:00:00

Name: Karl Goetz
Email: Khg5 AT bellsouth.net

Nice surprise finding this site.Served on Texas Tower 3 from Jul 58 to Jul 60, 662nd Radron, Oakdale,PA from Aug 60; 792nd Radron, N.Charleston,SC from Jan 64 to Aug 69. Retired and living in Summerville SC


01/24/1999 00:00:00

Name: Jim Bigelow
Email: jimndjoy AT iag.net

NIce surprise to find this site. Was stationed Det 29,613th ac& w 56-57,678th Tyndall Fl 57-61, Texas Tower 3 61-63, 656th Saratoga Springs NY 63-66.Radar Maint. and FST-2. Would like to hear from anyone. Note: e-mail addressin Fla is good until end of Mar. Summer address is jimndjoy@superior.net


01/22/1999 00:00:00

Name: DAVE DEDECKER
Email: dsfishcampwcr AT weptv.net

Neat really a nice fealing to come accross a site like this. I was in AF from 59 till 66 but the only radar site I served on waS THE 734 ACW IN Morrocco North Africa in 60 but was with the 2860 GEEIA SQ at Ropins in GA and we worked on a lot of sites up and down the east coast and from the CAPE down into the islands was also with SAC at Lowery Fld ,ATC at Keesler,AMC at Mobile


01/21/1999 00:00:00

Name: Austin Blessard
Email: dolomoto AT aol.com

What a great surprise! Ive been wondering if there was a site like this to give us some long overdue recognition. Radar units seem to be the bastard child of the AF. Thanks for all hard work.


01/21/1999 00:00:00

Name: Donley
Email: Gene AT

Just found this site.Lots of good Memories. I spent from July 1956 to Oct. 1957 at 798 AC&W Bellevile Illinois The to Okushiri Det 29 till Dec.1958 to Makah Was AFS 758 til July of 1959 My Email is sdonley@keynet.net


01/21/1999 00:00:00

Name: Arthur H. Boisselle Ph.D - E9 (Retired)
Email: dorlart AT worldnet.att.net

stationed at 762 ACW No.Truro Have been there 3 times in the past 4 years. Not much changed. FAA is still turning in the tower. P.S. They have the lighthouse moved and finished now. You can to up to the tower for a neat view of the area.


01/21/1999 00:00:00

Name: Arthur H. Boisselle Ph.D - E9 (Retired)
Email: dorlart AT worldnet.att.net

stationed at 762 ACW No.Truro (forgot the dates) Jan l952 - Aug l955 Have been there 3 times in the past 4 years. Not much changed. FAA is still turning in the tower. P.S. They have the lighthouse moved and finished now. You can to up to the tower for a neat view of the area.


01/20/1999 00:00:00

Name: Frederick (Fred) Young
Email: fyoung AT atlantic.net

ACW career:Det 28, 848th ACW Sqdn, Abashiri, Japan; 660th, MacDill AFB, Fl; 691st Cross City, Fl; MOADS (32 ADiv), Gunter AFS, AL; 615th ACW Sqdn, Birkenfeld, Germany; and 24 Air Div, Malmstrom AFB, MT. Also 629 TACCon with Rubber Duckie, Homestead AFB, Fl.


01/18/1999 00:00:00

Name: Terry L. Horstead / Tsgt USAF (Ret)
Email: TLHorstead AT aol.com

Uset to work AC&W site supply support out of Richards-Gebaur before x-train to 431 (Acft Maint)/(SAC Type). Thanks for tour of where those 2 years of hard work went


01/17/1999 00:00:00

Name: Richard Moreland
Email: richmd AT aol.com

Appreciate the web site. Dates Served: Jan 76 - Dec 79 and Sep 81 - Sep 98 Assignments: Fort Lee, VA, 20th ADS, NRCC (SAGE) Tatalina AFS, AK, 717th(?) ACWS Holloman AFB, NM, 82nd TCF (FACP) Osan AB, Kor, 603rd TACCS (CAF) Bangor, Maine, 776th RADS (OTH-B) Luke AFB, AZ, 607th ACS (CRE) Messtetten, GE, ICAOC-4 (NATO)


01/16/1999 00:00:00

Name: Martin S Mitchell
Email: Intrepid AT webmail.bellsouth.net

I was stationed at Ft. Fisher when it closed in 88,the FAA took over maintenance of the AN/FPS-93A on 7/1/1988. Ive been surfing the net for over a year now occasionally searching for sites pertaining to radar with no luck until today. I found yours using profusion.com. Thanks for a great site and as Arnold would say Ill be back.


01/16/1999 00:00:00

Name: Jimmie D. Hill
Email: hill_okc AT swbell.net

I served at the cape from May 1957 /May 1958. I was radio repair for ground communications. Large transmitters. I have a few pictures and would be glad to share some if you are interesteds. I have the zipo lighters that we were given, NEVER been used. I am so glad that I found this and will keep in touch. Thanks for the memory A/2c Jimmie D Hill (1957)


01/14/1999 00:00:00

Name: Rudy Reeves
Email: rtreeves AT erols.com

Stationed at Cartwright AFS, Labrador, Canada 1964-1965. Would like to hear from anyone stationed at Cartwright.


01/12/1999 00:00:00

Name: Mike Racicot
Email: lnustruk.jzc2ht AT gmeds.com

Great site, looking for people who may have worked with my father, Hank Racicot in Alaska radar stations around 1961/62 and later in Dyarbakir Turkey. Thanks


01/12/1999 00:00:00

Name: Bill Matulevich
Email: billnmev AT tds.net

Excited about your page. I was stationed at the 902nd Radar Sq. in Miles City, Mont. between 1965 and 1968 and am looking for others stationed there the same time. Thanks


01/11/1999 00:00:00

Name: SMSgt (Ret) Rudy F. Corral
Email: rudy.corral AT mci.com

Great Site!! I spent 18 of my 20 years in service at various air defense sites: 75-78 678ADGP Tyndall NORAD Control Center, Tyndall AFB, FL 78-79 743ACWS Campion AFS, AK 79-81 678ADGP (again!) 81-82 714ACWS Cold Bay AFS, AK 85-89 24AD Griffiss AFB, NY 89-92 HQ Canadian NORAD Region, CFB North Bay, Ont, Canada 92-96 NORAD IG, Peterson AFB, CO I have many pictures of the sites I was stationed at. PLease let me know if you would like to have any. I noticed that you have no pictures of 714 ACWS Cold Bay, AK. I have some real good pictures of the site.


01/11/1999 00:00:00

Name: Jeff Williams
Email: Jeff.Williams AT mci.com

Stationed at March AFB, CA. 26 Air Division from Sept. 1982 - Sept. 1986 and HQ 7AF, Osan, Korea - 1987 - 1988. Great site, Ill see if I can find some pics to send of thw 26AD and the deployed Weapons sites in Calif.


01/11/1999 00:00:00

Name: Gerald G. Segroves
Email: segroves AT knoxnews.infi.net

Thanks for your work! A member of 653rd AC&W Squadron, England AFB. La. (1958-1960) and Puntzi Mountain AFS, B.C., Canada (1960-1961).


01/09/1999 00:00:00

Name: Robert Jordan
Email: n5rkn AT apex2000.net

Served at Dry Hill AB near Watertown NY in the late 70s as a 27650. Took tons of pictures of the site. Also.. was stationed 71-72 at Monkey Mtn VietNam at a TACC & then at Kindsbach Germany near Ramstein AFB..again as a 276. Again, as an amateur photographer back then, I ended up with a ton of pics from both places. Nice to see some webpages popping up that are devoted to past & current AirForce members/bases and afscs. Keep up the great work! Robert


01/09/1999 00:00:00

Name: Mark Berent
Email: mberent AT aol.com

902nd AC&W, Wholewheat, Miles City, Montana, early sixties..


01/09/1999 00:00:00

Name: Mark Berent
Email: mberent AT aol.com

902nd AC&W, Wholewheat, Miles City, Montana, early sixties..


01/09/1999 00:00:00

Name: Bill Livesay
Email: william AT compucon-mi.com

A big fan of Air Defense history. I collect patches and unit items. Thanks for the effort, keep up the Great Work! Bill


01/08/1999 00:00:00

Name: Jim Roosa
Email: jim.roosa AT otis.com

Great Site!!! I was assigned to the 752RS from 8/73 to 1/79. Ill look through my treasures to see if I can anything from my Empire days. Thanks for the effort. JIM


01/06/1999 00:00:00

Name: Chris McWilliams
Email: AmerEagle AT email.msn.com

Gene & Tom, This site just keeps getting better all the time. You guys are doing a great job. Thanks a lot.


01/06/1999 00:00:00

Name: Larry Wilson
Email: lwilson AT magma.ca

Fantastic new look!! Gene & Tom, you guys have created something here that you can be justifiably proud of. Im extremely glad to see that we who spent so many years in the background, keeping the radars turning, the comm gear running and the aircraft controlled are now getting some recognition, (even if we have to do it ourselves!). Even though we werent the ones to fly the fancy aircraft and got little or no acknowledgement for our labours, WE WERE THERE AND WE MADE A DIFFERENCE AND THEY COULDNT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT US !!


01/06/1999 00:00:00

Name: John E. Goddard MSgt Ret
Email: jgoddard AT murray.net.au

G’day Outstanding Gene & Tom, you guys have created a super site. Thanks for the memories. I feel like I have been around a lifetime. If there are any other scopedopes out there that I was stationed with it would be nice to here form you. I was stationed at: 3726 BMTS Lackland AFB Feb 61- Mar 61 (very old SAGE Tng. Sq.), 706th Radar Sq Dickinson AFS NDak 61-62, 718th ACW Sq. Unalakleet AFS Alaska 63-64, 552nd AC&W Sq. McClellan AFB Sacramento 64-68 ( 3 Big Eye trips), out for 2 years, Deluth 71-72, Woomera Aust. 72-73, X-trained to ACT Davis Montham Az 73-74, Daiabiaker Turkey 74-75, Davis Motham TAC unit 75-77, Woormera Aust. 77-81, Great Falls Mt ALCOP 81-82 closed unit and opened the BUF at Peterson AFB Co. Moved over to Hq. 1st Space Wing 82-84, move back to Woomera Aust. and retired in 87. I have a farm here in Australia and we are cherry crowers. A thanks again guys, well done.


01/04/1999 00:00:00

Name: Michael Mulich - Ret Army
Email: MMU1066780 AT aol.com

Stationed on a Army Landing Craft Utility resupplying the radar sites up and down the Alaskan coast 1956. AF guys we very glad to see us coming


01/03/1999 00:00:00

Name: Ron Ross
Email: EAGLE.VT AT connriver.net

Gene McManus/Tom Page you have embarked on quite an effort. was glad to see that you put lower 48 in quotes as the pinetreeline has many happy memories for me. am in the process of upgrading my system with a scanner ++ so will send you some historical data from my files in a month or so. will be glad to answer questions where I can 1955 Havre Air Force Station radar operator and cook 1956 Sioux Lookout AFS radar operator and cook 1957 Air Division, Albuquerque New Mexico radar operator 1958-1960 Beausejour AFS radar operator 1961-1963 North Concord later Lyndonville AFS Communications Officer 1963-1966 Air Division Syracuse New York Communications Officer Project Officer for the first BUIC II at North Truro AFS 1968-1971 Commander/Weapons Controller Watertown AFS 1982-1983 multiple titles all the bells and whistles and systems in Cheyenne Mountain Director Systems Ops NORAD/Spacecom Commander of the Comm Sq. plus ets at any rate I have a bit of knowledge about about as an aside I wqs also the project officer for the implementation of NADGER in Southern Europe if you have any questions in that area good luck in your endeavor. Ron Ross


01/03/1999 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: tepage AT erols.com

As Genes partner in this endeavor, I would like to personally thank each and every contributor and guestbook signee for taking the time and effort to help make this web site possible! I would also like to publicly thank Gene himself for taking so much of his personal time and resources to put this web site together! It is very gratifying to see so many people take an interest in the USAF Cold-War air-defense radar programs. The many contributions -- photographs, squadron emblems, site bochures, maps, personal anecdotes -- are invaluable! Thank you one and all for placing your trust in us with your personal memorabilia. For those of you having similar material to contribute, please do so. We want to make the on-line collection as complete as possible. 1998 marked a great beginning -- lets make 1999 even better. Again, thank you everyone for all of your contributions and assistance! Take care! -- Tom


01/02/1999 00:00:00

Name: John & Becky Corder
Email: Corder AT boone.net

We currently live in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Boone NC. 300 N Hampton Rd Boone NC 28607 We were stationed at Baudette from 1973 to 1976


01/02/1999 00:00:00

Name: Thomas M. Webb, Maj, USAF(Ret)
Email: tmwebb AT worldnet.att.net

Formally of 23rd NORAD Region, Duluth, MN; Cape Parry, NWT(PIN Main); 22nd NORAD Region, CFB North Bay, Ont.; and 3 ACCS(NORAD), Tinker AFB, OK.


01/02/1999 00:00:00

Name: jl harris
Email: shehar AT bellsouth.net

I was at Tin City during summer of 57, with army engineer/construction (813th Eng Avn Bn,extending runway from 2900 ft to 5000 ft, or so, to allow resupply by the new C 124 aircraft.I would be interested to learn site construction history prior to 56, for Tin Tity as well as other ac&w sites. It seems to have been called Wales Air Force Station when I was there, rather than Tin City.


01/01/1999 00:00:00

Name: Ron Guy
Email: benng AT island.net

A job well done.Spent 10 yrs. on the pinetree 54-64


01/01/1999 00:00:00

Name: Ron O-Brien (OB)
Email: dolphin AT gtii.com

all stationed at 794th, Cape Newenham, 23rd NORAD Division Duluth MN and 603rd Tac Control Sq, Sembach Germany. Lets work on a reunion!