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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

02/28/1999 00:00:00

Name: ART vogel
Email: Abird2438 AT aol.com

SERVED AT 751 ac&wron Mt.Laguna 1956 to 1958 also at 670 AC&Wron San Clemente Island 1958 To 1960


02/27/1999 00:00:00

Name: Richard Lowe, TSgt, USAF Ret.
Email: rlowe AT dcmdw.dla.mil

Just an old retired AC&W maintenance Techie, who surfed in from the Military Channel web site. I have a few pictures and patches from Roanoke Rapids AFS, N.C.(632nd), Nakhon Phanom RTAB (Det.5,621TCS), 705ACW King Salmon, AK., 792 ACW in N. Charleston, S.C., 4756 ADS, Tyndall AFB, FL., etc. which I can scan and send in for posting.


02/27/1999 00:00:00

Name: Ernest H. Pitts
Email: EPitts AT aol.com

I was stationed at eight of these sites and Hq Norad, Colorado Springs, in the Chidlaw Building and in the MOUNTIAN for my whole 30 year career in the USAF. If there is any thing I can help you with please let me know. This site is fantastic, and Im going to add my name to all of the sites I was stationed at. I will also tell all of the old radar operators that Im still in contact with to do the same. Ernie Pitts


02/26/1999 00:00:00

Name: Mae & Bob Farrow
Email: farrow AT micron.net

Bob being a GATR troup and myself being a Texas Tower brat have enjoyed looking at your pages. Thank you for the memories and hope to contribute some of our own.


02/24/1999 00:00:00

Name: James Knight
Email: jknight AT vitrex.net

Im an AC&W troop since 1984 to present on the mobile side of the house. Its good to see there are people interested perserving our past and ensuring our future. Keep up the good job.


02/24/1999 00:00:00

Name: Roger Scalf
Email: v1226a AT accessus.net

I was with the 661st AC&W, Detachment 2 in Buffalo, NY and Lewiston, NY. The Buffalo site was at the Coast Guard station and we were there when the Korean War began. We moved to Lewiston and I went to Korea and joined the 335th Fighter Squadron.


02/24/1999 00:00:00

Name: Thomas H Gillispie(Ham)
Email: 56Fordpup AT AOL.com.

Tim, hope to see you on the 4th


02/24/1999 00:00:00

Name: Mackie D. Bailey
Email: macbun AT citlink.net

Just stumbled in and really enjoyed the site. Brought back lots of memories. Will go thru old pics and see if I can send you some. Thanks a lot for your time spent on this.


02/24/1999 00:00:00

Name: Oscar LaPlante
Email: lp1 AT bellsouth.net

Now, Ill HAVE TO go through all those old photos. Ill let you know if I find some relevant ones.


02/23/1999 00:00:00

Name: Edward (Pat} O-Connor
Email: ohrats AT frognet.com

Spent most of my time in the Air Force at Radar Sites.


02/22/1999 00:00:00

Name: Rex Harris
Email: rexter AT rocsoft.net

Great site. Brings back many memories to an old techie. Started out in 1953 as a 30333 (MSQ-1/2). But, needs of the service, etc, etc,got me assigned to the 133rd ACW Sq at Alexandria, LA; then to Otis AFB, MA, with the 630th ACW Sq, Moody AFB, GA (6??), Shigano-Shima,Japan with the 610th ACW Sq, 783 ACW Sq, Guthrie AFS, Charleston, WV, 903d AWRON, Gettysburg, SD, 924th ACWRON, Saglek, Labrador, 728th ACW Sq, Shaw AFB, SC, 507th Tac Ctl Gp, Shaw AFB, and 610th ACWRON, Wasserkuppe, Germany. I was commissioned in 1959 (3044/3076) after working as a 30352/72 on TPS-1B/1D, CPS-1, CPS-4, FPS-3/3A, MPS-27, FPS6/90/MS-14, FPS-20/A/66/67. Went to first factory school on the-20 series at Keesler AFB. Nearly went insane trying to maintain the early FPs-6s (magnetron a day); ditto for the first series of the UPX-14 IFF/SIF.


02/22/1999 00:00:00

Name: Frank L. Fenn
Email: carole97 AT carol.net

Would be interested in hearing from old AF vets of the 686th or 717th ACW Squadrons


02/22/1999 00:00:00

Name: Robert Floyd
Email: bfloyd AT mtnhome.com

. Went to Keesler AFB for maint training from in 50-51. Then to Fort Bragg, NC, in a recon squadrn (TPS1B)(CPS1). Shipped to FEAMCOM in Tachikawa, Japan, GCA overhaul depot, Tdy to Korea, 1951-1952, 686th at Walker AFB 1953-1955,Beausejour, Manitoba, 1955-1957; 12th AF, Ramstein, Germany, 1957, Freising Germany, 1957-1960; Instructor, seven level course, Keesler, 1960-1963; Washington ADS, Fort Lee, Va, 1963-1965; Hopedale Labrador, 1965-1966; Western Test Range, Vandenberg AFB, CA 1966-1968. Retired Jan 1, 1968. Would be interested in hearing from anyone whose path I may have crossed.


02/22/1999 00:00:00

Name: Matthias J Monschein
Email: mattjmonschein AT alltel.net

Station at Arg.Nfld with VW 12 62 to 64 Keep up the good work


02/21/1999 00:00:00

Name: John Warwick
Email: warwick AT ica.net

I was wondering if any of the civilians that maned the Dewline have contacted this site. I was in the British Army REME on RADAR and also the New Zealand Navy. But on the DEWLine was stationed at FOX Main and CAM 5


02/20/1999 00:00:00

Name: chuck donahue
Email: sdonahue AT seidata.com

glad to find this site--second childhood stationed at charleston 1957 love them trees damn good duty


02/17/1999 00:00:00

Name: Gene Scray
Email: eagle1 AT bayou.com

Great Site Eugene Scray 511 AC&W site 36 Erimosaki PS I have lots of old photos


02/17/1999 00:00:00

Name: Dick Konizeski
Email: rmk98 AT tscnet.com

more folks at the 779th AC&W at Opheim AFS, Mt 1965-67: Rocky Sylvester(30352) & wife Janie, from Oklahoma city SSgt George Saylor (scope operator), was previously at Colville, Wa Frank DeFraytes, Orderly Room, previously @ Great Falls Sgt Terry Kamen (30352), was on Receivers on the FPS-26


02/16/1999 00:00:00

Name: Dick Konizeski
Email: rmk98 AT tscnet.com

While I was a FPS-26A Radar Repairman 30352 at Opheim AFS in 65 to 67, the AVCO tech rep for the FPS-26A was Jerry Bain. He and his wife Jackie were from Ohio. Jerry knew the Radar inside & out. He was an avid hunter; he and his wife dined primarily on wild game, and she was a wonderful cook. Whenever the 26 went donw, day or night, Jerry was always there. I was responsible for the Transmitters. Other Radarmen I remember were: Carlie(Willie) Williams from Kentucky; Bill Garrison, from San Jose, Ca; Joe Mancuso, from Ohio(Cleveland, or Cincinatti?); Jim Desatov(sp?) of California; Mitch Mitchell from Ft smith, Ak; Les Byers from Priest River, Id;Ill think of several others as I get my memory banks cookin!


02/16/1999 00:00:00

Name: Dick Konizeski
Email: rmk98 AT tscnet.com

While I was a FPS-26A Radar Repairman 30352 at Opheim AFS in 65 to 67, the AVCO tech rep for the FPS-26A was Jerry Bain. He and his wife Jackie were from Ohio. Jerry knew the Radar inside & out. He was an avid hunter; he and his wife dined primarily on wild game, and she was a wonderful cook. Whenever the 26 went donw, day or night, Jerry was always there. I was responsible for the Transmitters. Other Radarmen I remember were: Carlie(Willie) Williams from Kentucky; Bill Garrison, from San Jose, Ca; Joe Mancuso, from Ohio(Cleveland, or Cincinatti?); Jim Desatov(sp?) of California; Mitch Mitchell from Ft smith, Ak; Les Byers from Priest River, Id;Ill think of several others as I get my memory banks cookin!


02/16/1999 00:00:00

Name: Lee R. Bishop CMSgt, Ret.
Email: bishoplr AT aol.com

I served with the 635th and 858th in the US. Also served as an Evaluator with the 4754th RADES, and visited lots of sites.


02/16/1999 00:00:00

Name: Dick Konizeski
Email: rmk98 AT tscnet.com

More personnel of the 779th at Opheim AFS, Montana during the 1965-67 era: C & E Officer: Capt Keith Miller SSgt Ed Wilhelm & wife Ida, settled in Federal Way, Wa after retirement


02/16/1999 00:00:00

Name: DOUGLAS HEAD
Email: DHEAD32750 AT AOL.COM

LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS THAT SERVED AT MURPHY DOME AFS, ALASKA DURING SEPT.76 THROUGH AUGUST 1977.


02/11/1999 00:00:00

Name: Dick Konizeski
Email: dkonizes AT kpt.nuwc.navy.mil

This is a good idea, and provides a really useful link to re-identifying those old duty stations made obsolete by satelite tracking. Do you get most of your info on the location of the old radar sites from people E-mailing in info, or from old documentation? I served at the 779th AC&W squadron at Opheim, Mt and the 637th at Othello, Wa from 65 to 68.


02/11/1999 00:00:00

Name: Lynwood P. Cyr
Email: lpcyr AT ainop.com

Hi I was stationed at Caswell Air Force Station from late 1960 to early 1962. Also at Baldy Hughes AFS from 1962 to early 1963. It would be nice to hear from some of the guys I was stationed with. I was in Teletype Maintenance. Also I ran the switchboard quite a lot. You guys who were at Caswell remember Grand Falls NB dont you. Lets hear from you.


02/11/1999 00:00:00

Name: Lynwood P. Cyr
Email: lpcyr AT ainop.com

Hi I was stationed at Caswell Air Force Station from late 1960 to early 1962. Also at Baldy Hughes AFS from 1962 to early 1963. It would be nice to hear from some of the guys I was stationed with. I was in Teletype Maintenance. Also I ran the switchboard quite a lot. You guys who were at Caswell remember Grand Falls NB dont you. Lets hear from you.


02/11/1999 00:00:00

Name: Lynwood P. Cyr
Email: lpcyr AT ainop.com

Hi I was stationed at Caswell Air Force Station from late 1960 to early 1962. Also at Baldy Hughes AFS from 1962 to early 1963. It would be nice to hear from some of the guys I was stationed with. I was in Teletype Maintenance. Also I ran the switchboard quite a lot. You guys who were at Caswell remember Grand Falls NB dont you. Lets hear from you.


02/10/1999 00:00:00

Name: Wallace L. Masters
Email: wmas168937 AT aol.com

Served at these AC&W - Radar Sites Det#1 647th AC&W SQ Cape Charles 1950 647th AC&W SQ Ft Meade Md 1951 771 AC&W Sq Cape Charles Va 1951 629th AC&W SQ Udine, Italy 1955-57 626th AC&W Sq Fire Island, Ak 1959-60 770th Radar Sq Ft Meade Md 1960-66 32nd Air Div(SAGE)Gunter AFS Al 1966-70 692nd Radar Sq Baudette 1970-71 Retired Lots of Air Defense Command time.


02/10/1999 00:00:00

Name: Wallace L. Masterrs (CMSGT-RET)
Email: wmas168937 AT aol.com

Good work on the web page. Enjoyed looking thru the Guestbook. I forgot to mention that I have some excellent SITE pictures of the 626th AC&W Sauadron at Fire Island, AK. If you need them e-mail me your address.


02/10/1999 00:00:00

Name: John F Goleta, Capt (ret), USAF
Email: John_F_Goleta AT raytheon.com

Looking for radar (AC&W or ATC) maintenance/site survey experienced personnel to work the Digital Air Surveillance Radar System (DASR) Project


02/10/1999 00:00:00

Name: John F Goleta, Capt (ret), USAF
Email: John_F_Goleta AT raytheon.com

This is a great site, I cut my baby teeth on an FPS-27, Klystron at Havre MT. Glad to see there is somebody else keeping the good old Always Cleaning & Waxing (AC&W) memories alive.


02/10/1999 00:00:00

Name: Walt Binkowski
Email: wjbjr AT erols.com

Very interesting site. Brought back 273XX memories. Spent time at the following locations. 962 AEW&Con Sqd, Otis AFB, Ma. (58-59); 633 AC&W Sqd, Tripoli, Lybia (59-60); 875 AC&W Sqd, Rosas, Spain (60-61); 783 AC&W Sqd, Guthrie AFS, WV. (61-63); 626 AC&W Sqd, Fire Island, Al. (63-64). Too many PCSs in such a short time. Changed AFSC for remainder of 20 year career. Did not help. Had 7 move PCSs.


02/09/1999 00:00:00

Name: HARRISON D. WOOLFOLK
Email: HWOOLFOLK AT AOL.COM

STATIONED AT 647AC&W SQ, MANASSAS, VA FROM OCT 57 TO NOV 59. (GUARDIANS OF THE NATIONS CAPITAL)


02/09/1999 00:00:00

Name: walt ashmead
Email: www.ashmead.com AT

any guys on line from 1951 to 1954 at 752 nd sqdn empire michigan


02/09/1999 00:00:00

Name: walter ashmead
Email: www. ashmead.com AT

looking for guys from 1951 to 1954


02/09/1999 00:00:00

Name: walter ashmead
Email: www. ashmead.com AT

looking for guys from 1951 to 1954from 752sqdn empire michigan


02/08/1999 00:00:00

Name: VINCE (DOC) KEEZER
Email: KEEZER2 AT JUNO.COM

I WAS ASSIGNED TO 649TH AC&W, 931ST AC&W, 762ND AND 632ND RADAR SQDS AS AN INDEPENDENT MEDICAL TECHNICIAN. Had a total of 12yrs on the above sites.


02/07/1999 00:00:00

Name: Dave Hayes
Email: dhayes AT impulse.net

I was in the 637th AC&W squadron at Othello, WA in 1958. I also was on the White Alice system 1959-1961. Would like to hear from anyone else that was there. I also worked at Thule in 1960 for Federal Electric Corp. Any of you guys out there?


02/07/1999 00:00:00

Name: Kenneth R. Owen
Email: kowen AT netwurx.net

Found this site today, great job! My first duty assignment in the USAF was as a cook, A3C, from Jan 63 to Jan 64. I have found memories of that time at Campion AFS and the 743rd AC&W Sqd. I have numerious photos including some 8x10 aireals if anyone is interested.


02/06/1999 00:00:00

Name: John Friel (CMS Ret)
Email: jfriel1401 AT aol.com

Still a tremendous site and obviously growing. Has anyone out there served 760th, 635th, 917th or 607th during the 50s and early 60s? Reading your guestbook notes are excellent. To Chief Art B of Colo Spgs. The moving of the lighthouse near the 762d at North Truro was quite an engineering feat. Hopefully it will another hundred years or so before it is ready to wash into the atlantic if ever. I note that the erosion at the radar site is minimal.


02/05/1999 00:00:00

Name: Jeff Peterson
Email: jjlkpeterson AT hotmail.com

I am a MSgt with three more years before retirement. Just found this site as I am interested in finding info and browsing old air force sites. Found and looked at: Hamilton AS, CA, & Mt Umummun & Tamlpais(?) while stationed at Sunnyvale AS from 90 - 96; Thule AS 96 - 97.


02/05/1999 00:00:00

Name: Mike Biersach
Email: MikesBiers0 AT naspa.net

Nice site. I spent 3 years in Radar Maintenance & Repair in the 616th ACW at Wasserkuppe, Germany, 1968-1971.


02/04/1999 00:00:00

Name: Cliff Cook
Email: GrizzldPossum AT yahoo.com

Served as a scope dope on Alpha Crew, 708th ACWS, Indian Mountain, Alaska, Nov 73-74.


02/04/1999 00:00:00

Name: William W. Ward
Email: WWWard AT LL.MIT.EDU

Your site is most helpful. Some of us are writing a survey of radar R&D at MITs Lincoln Laboratory since 1951. I believe Lincoln Laboratory played a key role in the initial implementation of the DEW Line. Any memories related to it would be most welcome. My mailing address is: William W. Ward Lincoln Laboratory, MIT - Room B-207 244 Wood Street Lexington, MA 02420-9108.


02/04/1999 00:00:00

Name: mel pridgen
Email: mp8973 AT aol.com

as an old scope dope i enjoyed looking over all of the info presented. brought back memories.


02/02/1999 00:00:00

Name: Robert Tuxford
Email: Paws9201 AT paws92001

AFSC 29150 Comm/Teletype/Crypto served 4661 Supp Sq(ADC)60-62;1964-4 CommDet Nhatrang.RVN, 1962-63;2063 Comm Sq(AFCS)1963-64;756th Radar Sq.,Finland, MN.1965-66(too much snow and too cold for me).


02/02/1999 00:00:00

Name: Robert Tuxford
Email: Paws9201 AT paws92001

This is a great site. I want to thank you for your efforts.


02/02/1999 00:00:00

Name: Robert Tuxford
Email: Paws9201 AT paws92001

AFSC29150 Comm/tele/ crypto/served: 4661stSuppSq(ADC), HamiltonAFB,Ca., 1960-62;1964 Comm Sq Det 4,Nhatrang, RVN 1962-63; 2063rd CommSq, Lindsey AS, Ger.1963-64; 756 Radar Sq,Finland AFS,MN 1965-66.


02/02/1999 00:00:00

Name: D.L.Lovingood
Email: deelovingood AT mindspring.com

I was stationed at the 637TH Aircraft Control And Warning Squadron (AC&W), 25TH Air Division (Defense), Othello, Washington in 1952 & 1953. I was also stationed at The AC&W Squadron at McChord AFB, Tacoma, Washington.


02/02/1999 00:00:00

Name: C. L. Kilpatrick
Email: ltlhse AT mindspring.com

Grew up near Pease AFB during the Cold War. There was something about seeing jets fly overhead that always filled me with pride, and a real sense of security. Now live near a MAW. The base has a different job and, while impressive, its not quite the same. Thanks for keeping me safe.


02/01/1999 00:00:00

Name: TONY TAMOSAITIS
Email: tony&jean AT hauns.hauns.com

was at finland afs 57-58, also at grand rapids, mn 1959,great page didnt realize these were still operational.