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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

07/30/1999 00:00:00

Name: Jerry Hampshire
Email: jhampshire AT yahoo.com

Lockport AFS, NY 1972-74; 2019th CS, OLA , Youngstown, NY. Radio Relay.


07/29/1999 00:00:00

Name: tom modern
Email: tommodern AT hotmail.com

The Montauk Project is real.


07/28/1999 00:00:00

Name: Walter Lapsley
Email: Pilastar AT aol.com

I served as an ordinary seaman aboard the merchant ship Coastal Sentry, which was ship in a west coast convoy of cargo ships, LSTs and Coast Guard icebreakers carrying material, equipment and supplies for the constuction of DEW line part way across Canada in the summer of 1955. If you have any information on these ships or the convoy please drop me a line. Walt L.


07/28/1999 00:00:00

Name: Paul Melanson
Email: Paul_Melanson AT lotus.com

Great site, AFSC 27350A, Jan 60 to Jun 60 HQ 25th AD McCord AFB, Tonopah AFS July 60 to Mar 61, Barrington AFS Nova Scotia Mar 61 to Mar 62, 961 AEW&Con Otis Mar 62 to Aug 63. Thanks for all the memories.


07/27/1999 00:00:00

Name: Walt Ashmead
Email: Wally 266 AT aol.com

Just correcting my Email address It is Wally 266@aol.com Great website Gene. The 752nd is having a reunion next summer in Traverse City Michigan if anybody is interested Thanks again. WALT ASHMEAD


07/26/1999 00:00:00

Name: Dick McIntyre
Email: rdmci AT flash.net

Great site. Could spend a lot of time just browsing through it. However; my AC&W days go back to 1954/55 in Alaska. Some of the items you have are over my head, but it still is a wonderful webb site. Keep it up.


07/26/1999 00:00:00

Name: Bob Caggiano
Email: rcaggian AT ptd.net

The August, 1999 issue of Readers Digest has a brief article in their Heroes for Today section called Cold War Heroes. It is found on pages 206 and 207. It validates the Cold War Recognition Certificates and gives the dates of eligibility for applicants.


07/25/1999 00:00:00

Name: Joe Zebrowski
Email: jpzebrowski AT worldnet.att.net

I am beginning a research project on Hampton Roads Air Defenses in the Cold War. I epect to visit this site often. Thanks for putting it together! Id welcome any suggestions on how to structure this study.


07/24/1999 00:00:00

Name: WALT ASHMEAD
Email: WALLY266 AT AOL.COM

BILL MORSE JUST FOUND YOUR NAME ON THIS WEBSITE SEND ME AN EMMAIL IF YOU GET THE CHANCE WALT ASHMEAD


07/24/1999 00:00:00

Name: WALT ASHMEAD
Email: WALLY266 AT AOL.COM

THIS IS MY NEW EMAIL ADDRESS LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANY ONE OF THE OLD GANG STATION AT EMPIRE FROM 1951-1954


07/23/1999 00:00:00

Name: Bob Carroll
Email: KC7IUMBC AT WEBTV.net

Nice work and thanx more good stuff. I was at 641st Melville Goosebay 1962/1964,any ????


07/23/1999 00:00:00

Name: Walt Ashmead
Email: ashmead AT aol.com

Just recieved my cert. of recognition today after 3 months Any one from the 752nd acw sqdn on this web site? There having a reunion next year . This is agreat web site Thanks


07/22/1999 00:00:00

Name: WILBUR E. LEE
Email: WILEE AT PDQ.NET

WAS AT TOWER 4 WHEN IT WENT DOWH IN 1961. WAS ABOARD USS LLOYD THOMAS DDE 764 TASK FORCE BRAVO SORRY FOLKS I WAS A SAILOR...BUT TOWER 4 IS MY LINK TO YALL


07/22/1999 00:00:00

Name: Floyd Asbury
Email: dynamotion AT email.msn.com

Hello...Anyone out there that spent time at Kotzebue, 748th AC & W Squadron? Drop me a note...


07/21/1999 00:00:00

Name: Thomas I. Wilk
Email: tamoose AT email.com

Great Site! Anyone out there from the 625th A C& W Sqdn, or Mitre Corp Or Lincoln Lab. MIT ?


07/20/1999 00:00:00

Name: Bob Elliott
Email: b1elliot AT swbell.net

Great site, Stationed at the 649 AC&W Bedford,Va in 1957 and early 1958. Transferred to Texas Tower #2 in April 1958, discharged in Feb 1960.


07/18/1999 00:00:00

Name: Bob Caggiano
Email: rcaggian AT ptd.net

A quick note while I do my monthly check in. If it has been awhile since you requested your Cold War Recognition certificate, you should receive it soon. I know some others have already received theirs. Mine came yesterday. I sent for it in April! Cheers ol timers! Bob Caggiano


07/17/1999 00:00:00

Name: Duane Vanderwerf
Email: dvanderw AT centuryinter.net

I was assigned to Alexandria AFB in Oct l953, assigned to the 133AC$W Sq, this was a national guard unit converting to regular Air Force, there were three squadrons and Group headquaters, after converting to AF the group was disbanded and two of the squadrons transferred out, I remained in the now 629th AC&W Sq


07/16/1999 00:00:00

Name: Loney Turpin
Email: turpinl AT aol.com

Calling on all former GATR troops to collect info, pictures, documents, etc. for our GATR portion of the site! Please send me any info you have so I can put together a little something to tell our part of the AC&W story!


07/14/1999 00:00:00

Name: RICHARD L. HAWKINS
Email: HAWKNEST AT TISD.NET

RADIO OPERATOR AT McCLELLAN, McCOY & OTIS AF BASES. RANK OF SSG AT THE TIME. LATER RETIRED FROM ARMY NG RANK OF MAJ. I WAS COMO OFFICER IN NG. SERVED WITH GEORGE MERRYMANS CREW AT 552ND AT McCLELLAN AFB. GREAT PAGSES


07/13/1999 00:00:00

Name: GERALD LASSITER
Email: MILLTAIL AT HOTMAIL.COM

JUST WANTED TO LET YOU MEN KNOW THAT I RECEIVED MY CERTIFICATE FOR THE COLD WAR TODAY.


07/12/1999 00:00:00

Name: Richard D. Karl
Email: rkarl89203 AT aol.com

AWESOME SITE!!! I have been looking for ACW and AEW friends for years and have had NO luck....until tonite...thank you for helping me recover my past... Richard D Karl


07/12/1999 00:00:00

Name: HENRY P. MULLANEY
Email: henryp AT aero-vision.com

Was stationed at Fortuna, ND from Jan 62 to Nov 64 and worked on the 35. Have lots of color slides of the site including when the antenna fell down. Like the idea of preserving Montauk. I live on LI and will visit the 35 site next weekend and take som photos. Also know Congressman Mike Forbes (CD 1) and will discuss it with him or write to him. He has a family picnic every year in September open to all. Sincerely Henry Mullaney


07/12/1999 00:00:00

Name: John Briggs
Email: jkb AT stc.net

Great site. Served 20 yrs. as an AC&W/SAGE Op. 623 AC&W Det 3, 654 AC&W, 764 RADRON, 623 ACW (Yoza Dake), 785 RADRON, 641 AC&W, Wolfcall, Diyab., Turkey, and 678ADGP Tyndall. Ret. 1976


07/12/1999 00:00:00

Name: Dennis E. Schehl
Email: schehld AT aol.com

I logged on earlier this year and have enjoyed returning to this site to read some of the messages from the other Bendix Field Engineers,that served many years, anytime,anywhere. I noticed many people mention BFEC so here is a home page of interest to those that may not be aware: http://www.atlantic.net/~gschultz/bfec.htm This site includes a history of BFEC written by Mr. Cramer Bacque and a history of the support provided the USAF for the Bendix built FPS3,20,60series,14,18,etc. Good reading. DES


07/10/1999 00:00:00

Name: Henry A. Blanchette (Hank)
Email: hankb AT mediaone.net

This is a great site! And I am pleased to say that I am a member of that elite group of men that served on the TEXAS TOWERS. I was a radar repairman aboard tower #3 and served there from late 1957 to April 1960. I certainly am anxious to hear from and make contac with some of my old pool playing ping pong and card playing buddies of 40 yrs. ago. Status: Henry A. Blanchette 60 Becker St. Manchester, NH zip 03102 Tel. 603-624-8319 e-mail hankb@mediaone.net


07/10/1999 00:00:00

Name: Philip Saubert
Email: PASYODA AT aol.com

I was in the ECM 376th squadren at Barksdale AFB from 1954 through 1956


07/09/1999 00:00:00

Name: Don Doty
Email: DAREDOTY AT webtv.net

Here is a copy of a poem that I received today in my DAV Posts newsletter and I feel that it explains in a small way what we were doing while helpingto protect our Country all of those years and not getting the reconition that we deserved. I watched the flag pass by one day,it fluttered in he breeze. A young marine saluted it,and the he stood at ease. I looked at him in uniform,So young, so tal, so proud. With hair cut squareand eyes alert,ed stand out in any crowd. thought, how many men like himHad fallen through the years,ow many had died on foreign soil, How many mothers tears How many planesshot down? How many died at sea? ow many foxholes were soldiers graves? NO. FEEDON IS NOT FREE! I heard he sounds of taps one night, When everything was still. I listened to the bugles play, And felt a sudden chill. I wondered just how many times that TAPS had meant AMEM! When a flag had draped a cofin, of a brother or a friend. I thought of all the childre, Of the mother and the wives,Of fathers, sons, and husbands.with interrupted lives. I thought about a graveyard, At the bottom of the sea, Of unmarked graves in rlington, NO, FREEDON IS NOT FREE! This was written by AFROTC Cadet Major Kelly Strong in 1998 I know that this is late but it just reminds us what the 4th of July is all about.


07/08/1999 00:00:00

Name: Steve Hays
Email: hayss AT adisfwb.com

Working AC&W equipment 1961-


07/07/1999 00:00:00

Name: David Kiersznowski Sr
Email: dkiersznow AT aol.com

* * * correction * * * * to many email addresses got confused (also a function of age)


07/05/1999 00:00:00

Name: David Kiersznowski Sr
Email: dkiersznows AT aol.com

Just surfed in. Great site and excellent research tool. I never worked at a Radar cite but have had contact with them in Northern Maine and Oregon. I was very supprized to see so few former members signing in for the 766 Caswell AFS in Maine. Your sites patch looks remarkably similar to the unit patch of the EB 57 unit which was assigned to Westover AFB, MA in the early 70s. I believe the unit was called the 4073 DSES (Defense System Evaluation Squadron) perhaps even a detachment. Either their home was at Plattsburg or they came from Plattsburt, NY to Westover. I only knew one person from that unit who was an APG type Bill Sherman who lived in the same group of housing units on McKinney Road. At the time I was a Propeller Mechanic and was retrained into Disaster Preparedness. I ran in to Bill a few years (and two PCSs) later at Loring AFB, ME. He was a mechanic on the ADC alert birds. Sorry for going on...that is a function of age. DAVE K out


07/04/1999 00:00:00

Name: Robert Grunnah
Email: robsr AT grunnah.com

Great job. I wish we could get all the old guys to log on and register. I love to know where everyone ended up that worked at Perrin, Ubon, Homestead late 60s early 70s.


07/03/1999 00:00:00

Name: Keith A. Combs
Email: frogrox AT hotmail.com

Im very impressed with this site. Its nice to see a single point of information available to those of us who over the years have dedicated our lives performing the air defense, and command and control mission. Id like to recommend a tribute to the radar mission performed in Panama. As you may already know, the mission has ended in Panama. Im fortunate to have just completed a two-year tour with the 24 Air Support Operations Squadron and have much if not all of the available history for the unit, radar sites and the mission performed. If interested, please email me at frogrox@hotmail.com or keith.combs@dm.af.mil. Again, I enjoyed viewing your web page and look forward to assisting you if you desire. Keith A. Combs MSgt, USAF


07/02/1999 00:00:00

Name: Mark D. Putnam
Email: mark_putnam AT hotmail.com

Station at Mt. Hebo AFS OR )689th RADS/Det 2 14MWS from Jan 78 to Jun 80 as a 29150 (Comm Center Operator). 5 years with NATO AWACS SQ 2 (ABN COMM). Great Site!!!!!


07/02/1999 00:00:00

Name: Bob Caggiano
Email: rcaggian AT ptd.net

Has anyone who requested a Cold War Recognition Certificate received theirs yet? It has been a LONG time since I mailed my request in....so far, nothing! ANYONE received theirs yet?!


07/01/1999 00:00:00

Name: Jim Trowbridge
Email: jtrow AT juno.com

My monthly check-in! Served at Mt Tamalpais 1955, Saglek 1956 and Gettysburg 1957. Is anybody out there who was there? Regards, Jim


07/01/1999 00:00:00

Name: Bill Meskill
Email: meskillb AT abacustc.com

What a find! Felt like I came home.


07/01/1999 00:00:00

Name: Dave Polmon
Email: DPolmon AT juno.com

Ive sent an email to Tom requesting info on sites I know around Ct.


07/01/1999 00:00:00

Name: Charlie Thompson
Email: ct AT onr.com

I used to live next to BG-80 Nike site just west of Austin. Nice web site thanks for preserving the memories. -Charlei