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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

04/28/1999 00:00:00

Name: John J. Ronchetti, Sr.
Email: j_ronchetti AT usa.net

I was stationed at the 692nd at Baudette, MN from 12/64 to 2/65 and then the 810th at Winston-Salem, NC from 2/65 to 10/67. I now live in Kernersville, NC which is about 10 miles from the old site which was closed in the 70s. Hope to see many old friends at the 692nd Reunion in July 99.


04/28/1999 00:00:00

Name: James Smith
Email: jhsmith AT yahoo.com

Great site I come back often. My father was in air defence radar during his time in the Air force and I can remember being at Duluth in the mid-70s when the sage bloockhouse was still in operation. As I live in Ohio and am interested in the things I have driven past some of the Installations mentioned including Brookfield which I think is now a highway dept. or township garage, and also you mention a gap filler annex at Stillwell is this the Stillwell located off US Rt. 62 if so this site is now a VOR(faa)site. Thanks again great site James


04/26/1999 00:00:00

Name: Dick Konizeski
Email: rmk98 AT tscnet.com

Anyone out there know for sure whether Cottonwood AFS, Idaho was a split site, with the towers located on Cottonwood Butte?


04/26/1999 00:00:00

Name: T. Hix
Email: hix AT pa.net

Yes Dick!! cottonwood was a split site. the towers were on the butte. tried to answer your e-mail,but web post kept saying your address no good later hixx


04/25/1999 00:00:00

Name: Morse, William B. AF11202516
Email: wmorse01 AT snet.net

Served at 752nd AC &W Sq, Empire, Mich from December 1950 through July 1954.


04/25/1999 00:00:00

Name: Gaither A. Speaks
Email: 105263.2425 AT compuserve.com

Viewed your web site with interest. You have done an excellent job. Found your site mentioned on AC&W site for 511th (Japan) the group I was with. continued Good Luck with your web site, and God Bless. GAS~


04/25/1999 00:00:00

Name: Robert D. Mount
Email: kc5lzy AT datasync.com

Enjoyed the visit. Keep up the work for us old farts.


04/22/1999 00:00:00

Name: Robert J. Frankenberg
Email: bobfranken AT aol.com

Served at 777th Radar Squadron Klamath AFS March 1966-June 1968 744th Radar Squadron June 1968- June 1969


04/21/1999 00:00:00

Name: Warner E. Rogers
Email: warner32 AT msn.com

I am writing a fictional story of two men getting welding jobs on the DEW line, during the early and mid-fifties. I need some general info such as, [1] how did one get a job? [2] how long were the contracts? [3] were there break times and where did one go? [4] what were the working hours per day? [5] what activities were there on off duty hours: letter writing, cards, etc. [6] was time given off to go into Fairbanks or Anchorage for recreation? I am also interested in funny stories and incidents as well as accidents such as plane crashes or hunting accidents. Any clashes with bears? I would be most grateful any info in this regard or somebody who I can contact that has that kind of info. Sincerely Yours, Warner E. Rogers warner32 msn.com


04/21/1999 00:00:00

Name: GERALD LASSITER
Email: milltail AT hotmail.com

WAS A RADAR OPERATOR FROM 1954 TO 1958 ALL AC&W SITES. IN THE US AND IN KOREA


04/21/1999 00:00:00

Name: GERALD LASSITER
Email: milltail AT hotmail.com

LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO WAS AT THE 663 AC&W SQD. LAKE CITY, TENN. FROM 1954 TO 1958. THIS SITE WAS PROTECTION FOR THE ATOMIC CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENN. LETT HEAR FROM SOME OF YOU OLD MEN.


04/21/1999 00:00:00

Name: Raymond Tompkins
Email: rjt AT pyramid.net

903rd Radar Squadron Gettysburg AFS, SD 1965 702 passing through on my way to civilian life. Came back in AF in 1966 until 1979. Never made it back to another AFS though my assignment as a 305x1 at Minot AFB, ND came close.


04/20/1999 00:00:00

Name: Bob Wood (Woody)
Email: bobwood AT dewittec.net

Hey, great to see so many ex-scope dopes here. My service sent me to 865th ACW (Las Vegas,NV)1958-59;864th(Yuma,AZ)59-60; 623rd(Naha,Okinawa)60-61;


04/20/1999 00:00:00

Name: Bob Wood (Woody)
Email: bobwood AT dewittec.net

To finish up, I was also at Texarkana, AR,1962-63; Fire Island, AK,63-64; and Sweetwater AFS, TX, 1965. Anyone out there stationed at any of those places? Lets have a reunion, O K?


04/20/1999 00:00:00

Name: Ken Mitchell
Email: kc6huy AT pacbell.net

Served at 777 Radar Sqd. Klamath Ca. 1965-1967 and 758 Radar Sqd. Fallon Nv. 1967-1968


04/19/1999 00:00:00

Name: Albert J. Pollen
Email: brelen AT aol.com

Saying HI to all that served especially 705th AC&W KING SAlMON ALASKA/ 966th AEW&C SQD MC COY/ and 623 AC&W NAHA, Okinawa. If you have time drop me an E-Mail and say HI glad to hear from all.Thanks to those making this possible.


04/19/1999 00:00:00

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

Enjoyed the site..I was stationed at Cut Bank, Mt.,Miles City, Mt...Fortuna,ND...Cape Charles,VA...Winston Salem,NC...Fallon NAS,NV....Udorn,Thailand...All on the AN/FST-2 and BUICIII in the 50s and 60s.


04/19/1999 00:00:00

Name: Sam Raimond
Email: raimond AT bigfoot.com

Served at the 741st AC&W Squadron, Lackland AFB, TX 1956-1959


04/19/1999 00:00:00

Name: lorraine janzen
Email: minivan2 AT webtv.net

my husband was on the dew line in the late 50 early 60s. hell be 61 in may if that is an help.


04/18/1999 00:00:00

Name: STEPHEN MOREN
Email: srmoren AT earhtlink.net

Just thought that I would leave a note saying that I looked this site over. I was in Baudette,MN, 692nd radron 1968-70, and Duluth,MN, 1970-72, 23rd NORAD Region. Anybody out there from SAGE in Duluth? Give me a buzz email. Steve


04/16/1999 00:00:00

Name: Jack Arensberg
Email: Martyar AT prodigy.net

Served 907 Radron from May 63 to July 64. PCS to 762 from July 64 to discharge on Feb. 66. Have been trying to locate Charles (Charlie) Church for several years. He served at Cherry Point, NC and Bucks Harbor, ME. Any help in locating him would be appreciated. Would be happy to hear from any others who served at these locations. This is a great site. Thanks for for all the effort.


04/15/1999 00:00:00

Name: Russell F. Barker Jr.
Email: russell.barker AT wilcom.com

Hello to all my friends (and enemies) who worked on the best early warning system in the world. We were part of the big machine that brought Russia to its knees. Ill never forget the family of heros I worked with.


04/13/1999 00:00:00

Name: Dick Konizeski
Email: rmk98 AT tscnet.com

CMS John Friel, I emailed you, but your address isnt accessable. Email me back about Colville AFS?


04/13/1999 00:00:00

Name: James Dursma (SMSgt USAF Ret)
Email: nt2wry AT graphtronics.net

Great Site, this along with the Pine Tree and SAGE site brings back so many great memories of great times. I was so fortunate to serve with some really nice people from one coast to the other. Started with basic training at Parks AFB CA 5 Dec 55, sent to 632 ACW Sq Roanoke Rapids NC(85th Air Division) for OJT as a Scope Dopein Feb 56; transferred to Hamilton AFB, CA and the manual control center of the San Francisco Air Defense Sector, 28th Air Division in Feb 59; on to Puntzi Mountain and great fishing(for those who could)in Nov 60; after a year to 810 AC&W Sq Winston-Salem NC; Dec 62 to Keesler for maintenance training on the AN/FSQ-7 SAGE computer with follow on to MCChord AFB, Seattle ADS and the 25th Air Divison for 5 years; to school on the UNIVAC 1050-II supply computer then to Nam; re-trained again into motion picture editing, sent to Andrews AFB and edited the AF Systems Command Staff Film Report, then to Hollywood CA for editing TV shows and films for AFRTS; finally to Wright-Patterson AFB, retiring 31 Dec 83 with 28 years and 28 days of service. It was a blast..Still working at Wright-Patt hope to retire in about a year and a half. Then will go to the AF museum (not as a relic) but to volunteer to show and tell the people about our Air Force. Did you know the kids in todays Air Force can not identify all the aircraft in todays inventory, let alone those in the past. Remember when we had to know them all. Enough already. Jim


04/12/1999 00:00:00

Name: Ron Gustafson
Email: argustaf AT aol.com

Dont remember if I signed the guest book the last time I was on so here I am. Looking for site data and info I submitted on 649th. Ron


04/10/1999 00:00:00

Name: John West
Email: j_r_w AT pipeline.com

Nice site. I will dig up some of the stuff I still have from Benton AFS (pics etc.) and get them to you. I have the 70s version of the Sq. patch around here somewhere, and will send it also. Good job keep it up.


04/10/1999 00:00:00

Name: Stanley Wisniewski
Email: swisni1023 AT aol.com

Stationed at Empire AFS Feb 58to Aug 59 .752 ACW sq Stationed at 797thACW Sq Fordland Mo. from Sept 59 to Sept 60


04/09/1999 00:00:00

Name: TOMMY N HIX
Email: hix AT pa.net

scope dope 12yrs 1953-65. japan wash calif ida okinawa la fla. great site


04/09/1999 00:00:00

Name: Victor Pulver
Email: victor.pulver AT latimes.com

What a great site! Brings back memories. I worked for SDC 1968-1979. Worked on BUIC III 68-71 at North Truro and Fallon, then at company offices in Santa Monica. My last office in Santa Monica was in their Q7 building, which was originally built to house the SAGE Q7 computers.


04/09/1999 00:00:00

Name: Tom Barnett
Email: CaptWTB AT aol.com

Comm section 607h AC&W Sq, 502 TAC Contrl Gp. Turner AFB Albany, Ga. 7/49 to 4/52. Would enjoy hearing from anyone in the Sq.


04/08/1999 00:00:00

Name: JAMES C. AVERY
Email: JAvery4207 AT aol.com

I was in the 654th A. C. & W. Sq at Grenier Field, N. H. 1950 and Brunswick NAS, Maine 50-51 and the 766th ACW Sq north of Limestone, Maine 1951(called Caswell for the potato plantation where we were located. From there i went to Japan


04/07/1999 00:00:00

Name: Jan Froom
Email: FROOM AT US.IBM.COM

Great Site, very well done! Always nice to have a record of the technology from past. I was in the USAF AFSSO from 1960-1964 so didnt come into contact with any of this hardware. But here at IBM I have certainly heard many tales regarding SAGE.


04/07/1999 00:00:00

Name: Bob Caggiano
Email: rcaggian AT ptd.net

********* IMPORTANT !! ********* If you served in any capacity during the Cold War, the U.S. government has just announced a recognition certificate which you may apply for. For further information, and to make the formal request, please review this URL: http://coldwar.army.mil/ Go for it...its about time the estimated 22 million people who served during this time receive some recognition.


04/06/1999 00:00:00

Name: Larry Schendel
Email: lschende AT sirinet.net

Amazing website. I was stationed at RR AFS for four years. I have a few color photos of the site to include the AN/FPS-26A transmitter and antenna. Could you use any of the photos? Larry


04/06/1999 00:00:00

Name: Larry Schendel
Email: lschende AT sirinet.net

Part 2 of my email. I should have said the 632 Radar Sqd, Roanoke Rapids, NC (RR AFS). I had a desk next to one of the transmitters, too much RF I guess.


04/06/1999 00:00:00

Name: Larry Schendel
Email: lschende AT sirinet.net

Great website. Spent a few years at the 632nd Radar Squad., Roanoke Rapids, NC. Worked the AN/FPS-26A. Dave Cahill, where are you?


04/06/1999 00:00:00

Name: Carl Porter
Email: cporter AT korrnet.org

I was a scope dope at a USAF radar site on the Olathe NAS in Kansas and near Kansas City during 1953. I do not recall the model # of the radar. Do you have any info on this? I didnt readily find anything on it. This was the 2nd Naval base I wound up on during my 4-year hitch in the AF.


04/05/1999 00:00:00

Name: Greg A. Smith
Email: Plumbr640 AT AOL.COM

Great Site. ADC 762nd Radar Sqdn N. Truro. SAGE ht finder 66-67 BUIC Weapons Tech 67-70.


04/05/1999 00:00:00

Name: Smith, William H.
Email: snuffy866 AT aol.com

I was stationed at Empire AFS, MI, Ramore AFS, Ont, Canada, Thule AFB BMEWS, Greenland, Clear AFS, AK & Cape Romanzof AFS, AK. I think that you guys are doing a great job. For us old timers we appreciate it, thanks.


04/05/1999 00:00:00

Name: Charles L. Pfister
Email: AbePfister AT webtv.net

Station at 711th. AC&W, Cape Lisburne,Alaska. At the time I was station here, 1953-1954, all most 14 months, the base was top secret installion,to everybody except the Soviet Union.


04/04/1999 00:00:00

Name: Charles L. Pfister
Email: AbePfister AT webtv.net

as i was looking the history of sampson air force base history, someone said there was only 8 weeks of basic, full of bs ase i spent 13 weeks. from aug. 2 to nov. 4 .


04/04/1999 00:00:00

Name: Charles L. Pfister
Email: AbePfister AT webtv.net

as i was looking the history of sampson air force base history, someone said there was only 8 weeks of basic, full of bs ase i spent 13 weeks. from aug. 2 to nov. 4 . 1952


04/04/1999 00:00:00

Name: r vandeberg
Email: r vandeberg AT aol

very nice t spent time at empire afsalso waads @ fort lee va.


04/03/1999 00:00:00

Name: Terry Christiansen
Email: TChris01 AT aol.com

Great site. I salute the creators. I was at lowther AFS (11/57-11/58)& Empire AFS (11/58-9/59)As a result of the friendships and comaraderie, I consider the memories of that period among the best in my life. afs


04/02/1999 00:00:00

Name: Col. (Ret) Cyril Hanko
Email: cyjaha AT juno.com

Was ACWRON staff officer at the Duluth Sage Bldg.:1959-1963. Left there to be the site commander at Saglek, Labrador. Went to Hq. ADC in Colo Spgs in 64 and retired in 1969.Lots of good memories of places Ive been between 1943 & 1969.


04/02/1999 00:00:00

Name: clifford g bunch
Email: bunchg AT gte.net

outstanding,site


04/01/1999 00:00:00

Name: Leslie "Dennis" Wagner
Email: dennis AT tln.net

Enjoyed reviewing some of the old pictures and information. Brings back a lot of memories. Keep up your good work!


04/01/1999 00:00:00

Name: Dick Clayton
Email: pyerut AT hotmail.com

Great site. Brings back many happy, nostalgic memories.


04/01/1999 00:00:00

Name: Chet Brown
Email: CTrains707 AT AOL.com

Stationed at Empire AFS Michigan