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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

08/31/1999 00:00:00

Name: Vanuel R Smith MSGT ret
Email: bogetti AT ansa.com

Hi Gene,Tom and all other lucky souls that were FORTUNITE enough to be part of the AC&W system.When I think back I cant think of a lot I would change. REMOTE does rate a # 1 position for change but I still had a great time.I still remember How excited we got when they told us boys your going to be White Collar workers.When I found myself knee deep in snow I relized they werent talking about shirts. I came in May 56 went to Pt Arena Ca Sept to Sept 58 to the 825 Kamloops BC Canada (Mount Lolo) married the greatest girl and my best friend Sheila. Great assignment , in Jan 62 went to 661 Selfridge AFB Mich till Sep 63 to 794 Cape Newenham Alaska Aug 64 to 688 Amarillo AFB Dec 65 to 903 Gettysburg SD, Nov 67 to 637 Othello Wash , Nov73 to 932 Rockville Iceland (Keflavik) Nov 75 757 Blaine Wash till I (RETIRED) Sept 76. I came back to Kamllops went to trade school and got my Heavy Duty mechanics ticket, worked at Dearborn Ford for 21 years and just RETIRED for the last time. Presently we are doing some traveling and enjoying our grandkids. Lonnie Carlton emailed me about this great project and I will be happy to give what info and photos I have. ,Well I have gone on long enough so I will say bye and GOD bless. If you remember me or just want to say Hi just jump on the ole computer and email me. Speaking of computers I got iniated on T2 and BUIC computers, they sure have gotten smaller. SMITTY MSGT ret


08/31/1999 00:00:00

Name: Walt Miller
Email: wmiller AT internetni.com

I served in Alaskan Air command ,717th Ac&w Squadron from 9/53 to12/55 then at Gerandview AFB MO> at 20th Air Div. Def. till 10/56


08/31/1999 00:00:00

Name: Tony Boyle Maj USAF Ret.
Email: Anthony.Boyle AT robins.af.mil

Gene I think the site is outstandin but why is their no mention of the American AC&W sites in Labrador in the 50s and 60on what was called the Pinetree line.Granted they were turned over to the Canadian Air Force in the mid 60s but they were built manned and maintained by the US Air Force from the 50s to the mid 60s. I was stationed at the 923 AC&W USAF Squadron Hopedale Labrador as a GCI controller 64-65. Also I think the patch is a great idea.


08/30/1999 00:00:00

Name: Jerry Crull
Email: jcrull AT bellsouth.net

627th RADAR Sq. Crystal Springs AFS, MS 1-62 thru 10-64 (30352)


08/30/1999 00:00:00

Name: RStewardson
Email: cairokid AT calweb.com

Enjoyed your site. Miles City was my first assignment. I was the last man assigned to Miles City, arrived Feb 68. I was also one of the last to leave, in late May or early Jun 68 (Ill have to check). I think there were about 10 people left when I PCSs all the way to Malmstrom. Pictures of site brought back memories. I remember the closing party shown in the newspaper article. I have some color slides of the site, if you want copies let me know. I can have them scanned and send jpegs.


08/28/1999 00:00:00

Name: Gerry Smith
Email: gesmith AT firstam.com

Middleton Island 720th ACW Sq. Aug 62 to July 1963. Thanks for the web site.


08/27/1999 00:00:00

Name: Orba L. (Lee) Ballard
Email: theballards AT cs.com

Former 273X0 who was assigned to the 741 AC&W Sqdn, Lackland AFB, 1955-1956; 610 AC&W Sqdn, Itazuke AB Japan, 1956-1957; and the 962 AEW&C Sqdn, Otis AFB MA, 1957-1961.


08/27/1999 00:00:00

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

Anyone serve at the 21st Air Division, SAGE, McGuire AFB? I was there from Sept. 1965 to Dec. 1967 and then to Kotzebue AK, 748th AC&W Sq. Drop me a note.


08/27/1999 00:00:00

Name: James Gaittens
Email: jim.gaittens AT worldnet.att.net

Retired USAF MSgt, 10 years Airborne Radar Technician on E-3 AWACS and 10 years on E-8 Joint STARS. Suggest Airborne Early Warning Radar Chapter called ABORT, American Brotherhood of Radar Technicians.


08/26/1999 00:00:00

Name: Richard E. Hazelmyer SSG USAFRet
Email: windstar19 AT juno.com

I would like to contact former members of the 20th Air Div from 1971 to 1972, I was the Audio Visual person and ran all of the crew, Comand Post and VIP breifings during that time. Please contact me at: Richard E Hazelmyer 2412 N Sycamore Spokane, wa 99217 1-509-483-4480 windstar19@juno.com Thanks Dick..


08/25/1999 00:00:00

Name: Daniel Menold
Email: sandtrout AT juno.com

The requests for the recipe to SOS has been a little surprising so to all of you who requested it - it will be forthcoming as Im typing it up so that I can COPY and PASTE to make it easier on me! I cant believe that theres that many eaters like me who miss SOS! I will be forthcoming!!


08/25/1999 00:00:00

Name: Thomas E. Bradley
Email: poppy5126197 AT

I served aboard Texas Tower 2 from April 1961 to Feb 1963. Additional duty assignments ; Palermo AFS, ocean city , NJ and Bomarac test site Hulbert field #9 4751 ADS


08/24/1999 00:00:00

Name: John Nolan
Email: John.Nolan AT Tinker.AF.Mil

Greetings to all ADCers! My Dad was at ENT AFB, the Chidlaw Bldg, Peterson, and Lowry AFB during the ADC time frame. He is now retired and Living in Florida. John Jr.


08/24/1999 00:00:00

Name: Richard E Hazelmyer, SSGT USAFRet
Email: windstar19 AT juno.com

Any former members of the Western Air Defence Sector, The 25th Air Division located at McChord AFB, Wa are invited to contact Frank Pearce at 1-(253)-840-3533 or e-mail at lionpact@msn.com. We have a 25th Air Div assosiation and you are invited to join us. Please contact Frank. We have a recal breakfast twice a year and it is the gathering of all formers members of the Air Division. You will be addes to the roester and notified of all future breakfasts and other gaterings. We had a 50th year reunion in Oct 1998, it was a big sucsses, but your attendance was noted and missed. Please contact Frank Thanks Dick Hazelmyer


08/24/1999 00:00:00

Name: Richard E Hazelmyer, SSGT USAFRet
Email: windstar19 AT juno.com

I would like to contact formers members of the 20th Air Div, from 1971 to 1972, I was the Audio Visual person and handled all the crew and comand post breifings. Contact me at: Richard E. Hazelmyer, SSgt USAFRet 2412 N Sycamore Spokane, Wa 99217 1-509-483-4480 e-mail windstar19@juno.com


08/24/1999 00:00:00

Name: Richard E Hazelmyer, SSGT USAFRet
Email: windstar19 AT juno.com

All former members of the Western Air Defence Sector and the 25th Air Division at McChord AFB, Wa. We have an 25th Air Div assosiation and we meet twice a year at McChord AFB, Wa. We would like to add you to the assosoation roester. Please contact Frand Pearce at 1-253-840-3533 or e-mail lionpaco@msn.com We sure would like to hear from you. Last Oct we had a 50th year reunion and it was a lot of fun and a lot of former memberw were there. Please contact Frank for futher info. Dick Hazelmyer windstar19@juno.com


08/24/1999 00:00:00

Name: Jim Ensign
Email: jmensign AT sirius.com

Ive enjoyed visiting your site! I was directed all over the sky by the AC&W sites in Alaska in F-94B and F-89D aircraft of the 66th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron from March 1954 to July 1956. When the runway froze at Naknek we used to scramble out of that site and live with the fellows who kept it running. Also, would come down and say hello with a buzz job at Sparhvohn and other remote sites. You guys were unsung heros to us pilots and our R/Os !


08/23/1999 00:00:00

Name: brian sewell
Email: sewell_brian AT hotmail.com

i live in moses lake wash my dad is a retired Master sgt he was stationed at larson air force base now known as grant county airport do you have any info on the base as well as the sage building, the base was closed in 66


08/23/1999 00:00:00

Name: james canada
Email: akanuck59 AT aol.com

was a 276xx from 1956-1976,looking for anyone that was station with me.


08/22/1999 00:00:00

Name: Daniel Menold
Email: sandtrout AT juno.com

To the scope dopes and maintenance personnel: how about some anecdotes that take us back to when you were there! I was remembering Keesler and how big the roaches were in the bathroom at night and spraying them with a lit match and a can of RightGurad and it was at Keesler that I finally had enough hair to buy a comb. I went from Lackland directly to Keesler as I didnt want to take leave with no hair! Also, when I first went in, I hated SOS (at the chow hall) but by the time I got out I wanted SOS on everything and managed to get the recipe. Anyone interested?


08/22/1999 00:00:00

Name: Richard A. Kronick
Email: rkron AT awod.com

Was stationed at SYADS, later BOADS Sage site in Syracuse NY from Dec 62-Aug 64. Went up to Watertown Radar for manual training prior to being posted to Germany and the 412L System. Recognise the importance of info imputed to SAGE from the various radar sites. Without radar, SAGE was blind.


08/21/1999 00:00:00

Name: douglas a. searles A/1C 1960-1964
Email: douglas AT goldrush.com

hi, Minot AFS, N.D. & TIN CITY, ALASKA were two US sites where i worked. Have worked for BENDIX of Towson, MD ever since. 1961-2/14/1964 at Minot, Regan, and Niobi, then at base camp and hilltop at TIN CITY 1964-1965. Anybody out there?


08/21/1999 00:00:00

Name: Ray I. Bailey Jr.
Email: dreftwood AT netzero.net

I was stationed at the 676 Radar Sqdn, Antigo, WI from Jan 72 - Mar 73. Was very proud to have been stationed there and have been back during their last reunion in 1998.


08/20/1999 00:00:00

Name: Rose Hargrove
Email: Rosettar AT aol.com

My Dad served as a Co on the Texas Towers in 1959--? I would love to hear from anyone who might of known him. he was a CO on TT2 His name was Capt. William F. Higgins


08/20/1999 00:00:00

Name: John A. Watson
Email: jwatson613 AT aol.com

I spent from 1953 to 1975 serving at AC&W squadrons, also at BUIC sites and Ground Environment sections of 10th & 12 Airforce. Served in conus and Alaska and Italy. Son now doing similiar work and just gave me your web page address. Havent finished exploring this entire web page, hope some men from my past do this also.


08/20/1999 00:00:00

Name: Michelle Craig
Email: craigmail AT worldnet.att.net

My father was stationed on the Texas Towers I am not sure what year. I would like to hear from anyone who might have known him. His name was: Capt. William F. Higgins I think it was 1958 or 1959 and I think it was tower #2. I would love to hear from you.


08/19/1999 00:00:00

Name: John R. Hipp (Randy)
Email: jrhipp AT clnet.net

20 yrs USAF (transportation) 1966-67 was at 866th. Tonopah Nev. Great Tour. Now live on the River in Doniphan Mo.


08/19/1999 00:00:00

Name: Gene Oathout
Email: oathoutg AT juno.com

I could give you an interesting story of a (rare) flight-following of B-47s returning from 90-day rotation in England involving General LeMay. I almost violated him!


08/18/1999 00:00:00

Name: Chuck Cadoret
Email: terodac AT telis.org

Enjoyed your site and can appricate the work you have put into it. Browsing your web page has brought back many memories. I was stationed at Madera 1965(774), Tonopah 1966 (866) and Nikolski 1967(714 det-1). I willgo through my old photos and emblems, hopefully there may be some you could use.


08/18/1999 00:00:00

Name: Chuck Cadoret
Email: terodac AT telis.org

http://www.macronet.org/airbase/airforce.html Here is a link to a couple aerial views of Cambria AFS in California.


08/18/1999 00:00:00

Name: Herbert Hancock
Email: hhancock AT hiwaay.net

enjoyed the visit,Iserved in the air Defense system from 48to70,I served in Japan,Korea ,Alaska and several places in the good old USA would like to hear from anyone that I served with.


08/17/1999 00:00:00

Name: Harry Palek
Email: hplawn AT aol.com

656th from Sept. 50 until Dec. 52


08/17/1999 00:00:00

Name: Gary Laakko
Email: glaakko AT accessus.net

Started my AF career back in late 1980 as the Maintenance Supervisor in the 754th at Port Austin, MI. Was there when the last FPS-24 was removed and a 20 series (I think) was installed to replace it. There was a plan to change it out in a few years, but the antenna bearing failed one day (sounds awful when that happens!)and the decision was made to go ahead with the change out. Still have one of the roller bearings. Ive got some good pics of the change out if interested. The FPS-26 Height Finder was also replaced at that time. Went to the 726 TACS at Homestead AFB after that from 83-86 and didnt get back into the radar after that. retired now..... Gary


08/15/1999 00:00:00

Name: Terry R. Calkins
Email: Calkins368 AT aol.com

Any former or present AC&W people please contact.


08/14/1999 00:00:00

Name: Douglas Hutchinson
Email: dwhutch AT juno.com

Returned from tour at Matsumae Japan in 1954 and assigned to 759th AC&W Sq at Naselle WA from that time until 1956 when I left for flying training. Rank at time I was at Naselle was 1Lt.


08/14/1999 00:00:00

Name: Daniel Menold
Email: sandtrout AT juno.com

Sure appreciate the site! Stumbled on it last night and stayed on for a couple of hours. After basic (Lackland) and tech school (Keesler) my first duty assignment was Fortuna AFS. I still have fond memories of my electric blanket. I havent been that cold since! Couldnt wait to get into the chow hall in the morning where it was warm! The chow wasnt bad and I stilll remember watching the Northern Lights. My roomate was an operator and showed me how to call home using the autovon. Sure made life easier. After that it was the 623rd Det 4 in Okino just north of Okinawa (...Roderick, Readmit - how do you read? I read you 5x5) Anyone out there remember that? Anyone know any web sites that I can get info on Det 4 or the 609th TCS? After that it was Cannon AFB at the edge of the flight line (even on a big base we were remote) to the 609th. Practiced deployments using the TSQ-91 (rubber duck). Drop a line - Ill respond!


08/14/1999 00:00:00

Name: Donald R. Abbott
Email: donald.r.abbott AT gte.net

Gene: If I can help with the bumper sticker design I will. Can you let me know what you want on it and I will see what I can do, Your Friend, Don Abbott


08/13/1999 00:00:00

Name: Ed Waites (Eddie)
Email: eebswaites AT aol.com

Visited you Wesite on Aug 13, 1999 Enjoyed it Keep up the good work.


08/12/1999 00:00:00

Name: Stephen Weyrick
Email: weyricks AT wads.mcchord.af.mil

Great website for teaching the history of Radar. Keep up the great work. TSgt Stephen Weyrick


08/12/1999 00:00:00

Name: Dale Fradley
Email: fradledr AT acq.osd.mil

Great site! It was a walk down memory lane. I was a radar tech on EC-121s from 1964 to 1975 (966th 552nd & 79th sqadrans). I flew out of McCoy, McClellan, Iceland, Thiland, and Homestead. I forgot how much fun I was having back then. Thanks for the web site.


08/12/1999 00:00:00

Name: Jerry Ellsworth
Email: sandy AT velocity.net

Really enjoyed visiting the old base again. It brought back alot of fond memories. Thanks for the opportunity to relive the past.


08/09/1999 00:00:00

Name: Chuck Sunder
Email: chsun1 AT pclink.com

Anyone out there who was at the 719th AC&W, Sparrevohn, Alaska in 1955-56? Drop a line.


08/09/1999 00:00:00

Name: Thad Snarzyk
Email: thad AT null.net

Aug 61 - Mar 63 . BMEWS-Site 1, MIP (Missile Impact Predictors) Team Leader. Made lots of friends while ther, but lost contact because of other work/contractor endeavors. Looking for: Bob Splahn (Chicago), Dave Brown (Boston) Larry Larson (Southeast US) John LaRoe (El Paso) Paul Weiler (New York) Bill Shirck (Maryland) These were my climbing and drinking associates. Have lotsa pictures on the GFjord, Glacier, in the Fjord (yep, got caught by an incoming tide). All the rest of you are to be blessed for working on a project that was really NOT TOO REALISTIC for looking for INCOMING BALLISTICs. TJS


08/08/1999 00:00:00

Name: Carl Wenberg
Email: cwenberg AT capecod.net

A note to all you X AC&W people, when you make a return visit to to your old site, be prepared for a let down, I went back to my old site Miles City MT. couple of years ago, sad feeling, buildings torn down Sq. sign that was over gate off to the side mangeled in a ditch, not pretty.


08/07/1999 00:00:00

Name: Mario Garcia
Email: mgarci1 AT hotmail.com

Saving Montauk,a great endeavor,keep it up.A side note.I had the opportunity to visit the radar site in Burns,OR after 40 yrs this past year.What I saw was sad.All the buildings were abandoned.They now have some of the filthiest graffiti painted on all the buildings.Sad the gvt couldnt have found something to do with the site as it sits on a hill over looking an awesome view.I was there when the site became operational in 1955 and made the first entry in its log book.I left in Aug. of 57. Any one there during this time ,I would like to here from you.


08/06/1999 00:00:00

Name: Douglas F. Harlow
Email: dougbonh AT netsync.net (or) dfharlow

I had the pleasure of being stationed at three ac&w stghts the 763rd at Lockport, the 762nd at N. truro, ma. and the 710th at Tin City Ak. I do believe I have photos of Tin City which I will forward to you. I also have photos of the Charlotte Center Gap Filler sight (I was in gap filler maint. at Lockport)The equipment for the gap fillers Brockport and Charlotte Center were AN/FPS-14 Bendix radar units. I might have a patch from Tin City; if so I will forward a jpeg of it to you (If bitmap is better let me know).Keep up the good work with the Montauk project. If there is something else we can do to help, let me know. I will write our congrssman and senator about it. Best of luck Doug Harlow


08/06/1999 00:00:00

Name: Joel C. Henning
Email: Snakin1 AT yahoo.com

Spent 5 years at Point Arena AFS, Ca 72-77 Also spent about 5 years at Makah AFS, Wa


08/06/1999 00:00:00

Name: herk randall
Email: mrandal2 AT tampabay.rr.com

Caswell AFS 65-69 Charleston AFS 70-71 Roanoke Rapids AFS 71-71 Fortuna AFS 74-76


08/05/1999 00:00:00

Name: Mark D. Bacon
Email: akbacon AT alaska.net

North Truro AFS May 74 - Mar 76, 24th Air Division (SAGE Blockhouse) Apr 77 - Aug 79. 276X0 Radar Operator. FPS 6/26 and Light Guns....Those were the days...Served 22 years plus....Great Site.


08/05/1999 00:00:00

Name: mario garcia
Email: mgarci1 AT hotmail.com

grt site misawa jpn adcc 54-55,burns or 55-57,mt.hebo 57-58 cape sarichef al 58-59 mather 59-60 964aew 60-64 wasserkupe ger 64-67 tyndall 67-68 ubon thailand 68-69 tyndall tts 69-73 THANKS BUNCHES for the memories !


08/05/1999 00:00:00

Name: Douglas F. Harlow
Email: dougbonh AT netsync.net (or) dfharlow

I was stationed at Tin City 710th ac&w from 1965-1966. I will try to dig up old pictures for you guys. I also was at 763rd in Lockport N.Y. and 762nd in N. Truro Mass. any e-mail would be appreciated. Im looking for old aquaintences from the sights Thanks Doug Harlow 3700 Gerry-Levant Rd. Falconer, N.Y. 14733 716-985-4606 (home) 716-456-2104 (work)


08/04/1999 00:00:00

Name: Gary Schulz
Email: gschulz AT atlantic.net

Was given this URL by Dan Howe who suggested I stop by. Great site you have here. I am ex USAF but was in the fighter aircraft side of it. I am putting together a homepage for the old Bendix Field Engineering Corp. which was in the USAF Radar business for many years amongst other things. Gary Schulz http://www.atlantic.net/~gschulz/bfec.htm


08/04/1999 00:00:00

Name: Zeral D. Holland
Email: zeral.holland AT gte.net

I was glad to find this site. I hope a lot of my old frinds find it also. Thank you for your fine job.


08/04/1999 00:00:00

Name: Jim Trowbridge
Email: jtrow AT juno.com

At Mt Tamalpais in 1955, at Saglek 1956, and Gettysburg 1957. Anybody out there remember me?


08/04/1999 00:00:00

Name: M. Isham
Email: grmtn AT aol.com

Your site looks real nice. Are you going to post the insignias of every sqdn.?


08/04/1999 00:00:00

Name: Dave Lester
Email: d.r.lester AT worldnet.att.net

Ill be back!


08/03/1999 00:00:00

Name: Duane L. Mitchell
Email: duanelmitchell AT worldnet.att.net

Hello Gene, I have a couple of old year books, the first is of the 4710th Defence Wing, circa 1952 or 3 and the second is the 58th Air Division 1957. In these, several AC&W Squadrons are pictured. If you have any way to reproduce these, I would be glad to loan them to you. They also have coverage of the Fighter Wings involved. I have carried these books around so long that I want to keep them. Glad you took my suggestion of Installations for the I word. Duane


08/01/1999 00:00:00

Name: bill pollard
Email: bpollard AT wcn.net

Glad i found this. started ADC as a 30452 radio/gatr tech at the 733rd, went to the 671st for the cuban crsis, 741st, 641st then 27th AD at luke, got crossed into the aftac stuff and then returned as a 30970 fuzzy 7 fixer at mt hebo. did some time with the radar eval in utah (4754th radar eval), then back to hebo and the fuzzy 7 till i hung it all up. ive got a few patches and stories for later. bill


08/01/1999 00:00:00

Name: spence ware
Email: sware56920 AT aol.com

This is one of the best and most informative sites that I have ever come across on the net. Was visiting because I have been at Lyndonville AFS many times in the past 20 years. None of the locals were able to provide much info on the site. Because of the problems there they dont like to talk to outsiders about it. I am friends with Mr. Sawyer and have heard first hand many of the unfortunate incidents that have taken place there. Keep up the good work!