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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

09/30/1999 00:00:00

Name: dr Christian Visby Carlsen
Email: dr.mocca AT dadlnet.dk

Thanks for letting me look in on your page.


09/30/1999 00:00:00

Name: John Procyzyn
Email: j.procyzyn AT worldnet.att.net

Learned about this web site today and I commend you on a wonderful job. Im sure Ill spend alot of time reading the personnel rosters looking for someone I might remember.


09/29/1999 00:00:00

Name: Jack Kerr
Email: jrkerr AT uswest.net

Dan, I probably hit site minimum of twice per day. I sent email to as many people I could remember and could find email addresses for on the web. I also bought 25 post cards and sent to people I could not find email address for. I have sent letter to two senators and reprensentative from Colorado maybe their assistants are hitting site also. I hope all have contacted their Senators and Rep to help save the FPS-35. Funny thing wife and I eat breakfast every Saturday at a small restaurant, this guy is there every Saturday all so, he comes in with Retired Air Force Hat, found out he was medic at Kalispell. Added his name to roster for him, and he is looking through slides and photos that can be enterred in to site. Thanks again Gene and Tom for this web site.


09/29/1999 00:00:00

Name: S.J.McFetridge
Email: SMcFetr606 AT AOL>COM

924 AC&W Sq Saglek AFS Labrador,1960/1961,was Tropo Scatter Radio Repair(also Navaids repair-primary AFSC)assigned to 1933 AACS Det 10


09/29/1999 00:00:00

Name: Bob Caggiano
Email: rcaggian AT ptd.net

Hi Gene and Tom! I finally got around to ordering a few museum patches. It went into snail mail today. Are the patches moving like hotcakes? As usual, you guys are doing an outstanding job...Do I hear Airman of the Year Award anywhere?! Cheers!


09/29/1999 00:00:00

Name: Walter F Grimes
Email: Wgrimes623 AT aol.com

785th Finley ND 1950-1960 694th Lewistown M 1963-1967 907th Bucksharbor Me 1967-1969


09/29/1999 00:00:00

Name: steve
Email: chowhound1 AT hotmail.com

i was stationed at galena in 1975. we had a white alice phone switch set up. also there at duluth airport which use to be a a former air force base is a an old sage bld by the what was the back gate.also do u have any information on hamiliton afb that closed out in 1974 that was a an adc fighter base in marin county in california. it was an 104 fighter outfit and home to fourth air force it was a nuke outfit. thanks nice site


09/28/1999 00:00:00

Name: Fred Lesnick
Email: flesnick AT tbaytel.net

Fantastic web site.Living near one of the old Pine Tree radar sites(Armstrong,Ontario).I find the history of these sites very interesting.Also my hobby of radio,and communications helps me to enjoy such sites even more....I also collect various patches from the communications squadrons in and around Canada and the USA...Keep up the great work on the site.. Fred Lesnick VE3FAL(Amateur radio call)


09/28/1999 00:00:00

Name: Daniel Menold
Email: sandtrout AT juno.com

When I first started checking this site out there were only 75 hits per day. Now theres 84 hits per day. Anyone else notice that?


09/27/1999 00:00:00

Name: Bob Carroll
Email: KC7IUMBC AT WEBTV.net

Just droped by to see if any Hamms around, I was at 641st,5-15-62thru 5-19-63. 683rd 5-21-63 thru 5-19-69..3392nd Keesler 3-15-62th5-05-62 I also learned to just luv S O S .....


09/26/1999 00:00:00

Name: James Mitchell
Email: kc1ti AT gis.net

Nice job - I doubt I have any info that will assist your efforts but if I find anything I will send it along. I have a 1957/58 copy od the 85th AD yearbook which lists all Sqdns in the division along with pictures of most personnel assigned to each.


09/25/1999 00:00:00

Name: Hyatt Barnes
Email: hcbarnes AT harborside.com

I served at the 750th.Radar Squadron, Boron AFS, CA from December 62 to October 64. I have a couple of newspapers (Boron Enterprise) from that period, and I can probably scan some of the photos and attach them. How large an image (in bytes) do you prefer to be sent? I have Photoshop 3 and can control the DPI. Regrettably, the FPS-35 antenna is gone, but the tower was still there as of three years ago. The site is now a federal prison. Not much change. They were apparently experimenting with the FPS-35 then, and I seem to remember it being down more than up - something to do with the effect of high winds on keeping up the 12-second sweep. It seemed that we were constantly reverting to the FPS-20 for our primary search radar. Anyway, hope to hear from you.


09/25/1999 00:00:00

Name: Oran Park
Email: pist AT msn.com

was thre from mar 57 to mar 58. 27350 radar operator


09/25/1999 00:00:00

Name: Steen Hartov
Email: hartov AT online.ee

Great site. 20 years ago I was a young 1.Lt. and a fighter controller at the Danish radar site at the Faroe Islands coordinating with the radar site at Hofn, Iceland, and with the E-3s and F-15s flying out of Keflavik. Those were the days when the Bears came out in force to be intercepted by the Brits from Scotland and the Yanks from Keflavik. In all its seriousness it was great to be part of a tightly run operation.


09/23/1999 00:00:00

Name: Jan Howell
Email: jhowell297 AT aol.com

Radar Repairman 864th AC&W Sqdn Jan1958-Jan 1959. Prime Equipment MPS-7 (mobile? version of FPS-3) MPS-14 (mobile? version of FPS-6) Gap Fillers at Tacna, AZ and Stony Cabin AZ (forgot the MDS--used FST-1 data transmission set) With the posssible exception of Wheelus AB, North Africa, Vincent was the worst Base in USAF. The Marine Corps took over in 1959 and improved the base significantly. My next permenent duty station was Korea--a great step up from Vincent. Thanks for your great work in creating this great web page. Email me if I can help in any way.


09/22/1999 00:00:00

Name: Daniel Menold
Email: sandtrout AT juno.com

Anyone at Fortuna AFS remember the civilian cook named Huey who worked at the NCO Club after hours for hamburgers, etc? I still miss the biggest onion rings I ever had and sure enjoyed taking a double order with me up the hill for a swing shift!


09/21/1999 00:00:00

Name: Darrell Earnshaw
Email: darrell.earnshaw AT sap-ag.de

Its nice to see a page devoted to such an important historical subject. Good luck with your project.


09/20/1999 00:00:00

Name: Dean C. Thompson
Email: dsthompson AT texoma.net

Looking for anyone stationed in Hof Germany from 1957-1960 in the 602nd AC&W Sqdn. During the Det. #1 status of OL #1.


09/20/1999 00:00:00

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

Just wanted to check back in with anyone at King Salmon (705th) Jan 56 to Mar 57; Ellington Field TX (747th) Mar 57 to Apr 60; or Cape Newenham (794th) Apr 60 to Mar 61. I was 36250 Wire Maintenance. Be interesting to hear from anyone ever at any of those sites, compare notes. Particularly Cape Newenham to compare how the site facilities changed after I left in 61. Would like to borrow any photos to copy. Thanks.


09/18/1999 00:00:00

Name: Bill Chase
Email: spiritNX211 AT webtv.net

Just found your site and talk about a Blast from the Past ! I served in 667 AC&WS Hofn, Iceland Mar.77 to Mar.78 also 1954 RADES Hill AFB,Ut.May 78 to July 80. Thanks for this Great Website !


09/17/1999 00:00:00

Name: John D. Bennett
Email: johnb AT hgea.org

I served with the 638th ACWRON from 1958 to 1959 as an Airman 2nd Class (scope-dope). Its nice to know that the CONUS AC&W Squadrons are being remembered as most of these sites were erected during the Cold War and those that served are mostly forgotten.


09/16/1999 00:00:00

Name: Richard Collins
Email: ritchy AT sttl.uwsest.net

Stationed at Continental Divide AFS, NM (769th AC&W Sq) 1954-1955.


09/16/1999 00:00:00

Name: Orville & Dot Raborn
Email: DMROOR AT AOL.COM

GREAT JOB. Sorry we could not attend the reunion. Keep up the good work.


09/16/1999 00:00:00

Name: Glen L. kimble
Email: ki7krham AT neark.com

Sault Marie, Mich 1954 to 1958, Texas Towers 1958 to 1960, Hanna City, Illinois from 1960 to 1961, Finland< mn. From 1961 to 1963, Rockville, Ind. From 1963 to 1964, Cape Newenham, Ak from 1064 to 1965 and then retrained into weather equipment repair.


09/16/1999 00:00:00

Name: Larry D. Houck
Email: houckfamily AT hotmail.com

Would like to hear from anyone who was at any of the sites when I was there.


09/16/1999 00:00:00

Name: Frank X. Duffy Jr.
Email: FXD AT prodigy.net

I was stationed at 777th Radar Station, Klamath, California, 1969 to 1971 and King Salmon AFS 1971 to 1972. I will visit this site with great interest and may have old photos of interest


09/16/1999 00:00:00

Name: Larry D. Houck
Email: houckfamily AT hotmail.com

I wrote my note to soon before I read any of the guest book. Got more to say now. Started at Keesler,in Dec 63, Condon,OR 65-68, Keno OR, 68-70. Then went to Germany and was at Wasserkuppe till 73. Then to NORAD at the CMC in Colo. Sp.for a year, then off to King salmon AK jun 74 till jun75 then back to Kessler for a couple of years. I left the AC&W System for another feild but stayed at Kessler for many years then to Nellis to retire, came back home to Washington to live still here. I was like going back in time to read about the old sites and run accross some people you know. Thanks


09/15/1999 00:00:00

Name: Ed Leach
Email: ezed AT earthlink,net

Great Job! This brings back a whole lot of memories, 95% good ones. I look for more super things to come.....ezed


09/15/1999 00:00:00

Name: Gary Cherpes
Email: TMCPHOTO AT AOL.COM

Was stationed in HOF Germany from 1957-60 in the 602nd AC& W OLA#1. Noticed Ed Leach whom I e-mail once in awhile. Also saw George Crooks who was also there. Need his e-mail address. Looking for Tony Amato, John Pace, Astor E. Frances, Bill Kimes, Ivan Kukafka, John Wild, Lou Ackerman, Peter Breen and others. Greatest days of our lives. Contact me if you know any of these guys. Planning a reunion sometime in 2000-2001 or so.


09/15/1999 00:00:00

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

Opheim & Othello Troops, Enclosed in the Documents sections are lists of key Officers and First Shirts. The lists are obviously incomplete for all the years the sites were in operation. Please send me any additions and corrections regarding spelling, rank, years at the position, etc. Im maintaining this in an Excell document, so its easy to update and send in to Gene for uploading to its most current form. I know theres lots more that can be added to the lists, so please send in what you know. Email me at home at rmk98@tscnet.com Dick Konizeski


09/14/1999 00:00:00

Name: Dave Brock
Email: debrock AT worldnet.att.net

Great Job


09/14/1999 00:00:00

Name: Norman Dawson, MSgt
Email: norman.dawson AT lineone.net

I was at Empire AFS, MI from May 72-Jan 75, my first assignment out of Keesler. I was Ground Radio maint. tech at the GATR site and lived downtown Empire in a little cabin we rented from Dave Thorogood. Lots of memories, mostly good.


09/14/1999 00:00:00

Name: Mackie Bailey
Email: macbun AT citlink.net

I check the guestbook quite often looking for old buddies...Where are all the T-2 and BUIC people..Great site., I spend a lot of time just looking..Thanks.


09/13/1999 00:00:00

Name: Neal Hicks
Email: nealmsum AT gol.com

Trying to locate guys stationed on Okino Erabu Jima - Detachment Four of Okinawa. Tour of duty July 1970 to July 1971. Please respond if youre out there!


09/13/1999 00:00:00

Name: Robert L. Fisher SMSgt (Ret)
Email: bfisher AT tcsn.net

Retired from the USAF after four years at Luke AFB, Az November 1, 1954. Was AFSC 30390 at time of retirement. Duty station in 1970 was Kume Jima, Okinawa, 1969 Keesler AFB,MS. I have again retired from FAA in 1990. Paso Robles,CA (805) 238-6812


09/13/1999 00:00:00

Name: Rich Julian
Email: waterismymiddlename AT prodigy.net

Whatever became of the 4754th Radar Evaluation Squadron? I served as a Radar Evaluation Officer, AFSC 3044, with it from March 1971 until June 1972. The unit was based at Hill AFB, Ogden, Utah.


09/13/1999 00:00:00

Name: Rich Julian
Email: waterismymiddlename AT prodigy.net

If anyone knows where all those declassified evaluation reports of the 4754 RES are located, theres a ton or two of information there.


09/13/1999 00:00:00

Name: Rich Julian
Email: waterismymiddlename AT prodigy.net

Whatever became of the 4754 Radar Evaluation Squadron which was based at Hill AFB, Ogden, Utah. I was a Radar Evalution Officer, AFSC 3044, from March 1971 until June 1972.


09/13/1999 00:00:00

Name: Daniel Menold
Email: sandtrout AT juno.com

Greetings Neal, I was at Okino and was going to write back but the mamasans went on strike again! I was there during the same time but I was on Alpha Crew. Good to see you here!! Where were you stationed when you left Okino? Is you site listed or where you at a large base? Delta Mike here.


09/12/1999 00:00:00

Name: Daniel Menold
Email: sandtrout AT juno.com

Chow Hall Memories: CREAMED GROUND BEEF - SOS This is the official Air Force chow hall recipe: YIELD: 100 Portions, each portion: 2/3 cup 18 lbs Beef, ground, thawed 1lb 8oz Flour, gen purpose(or 1 ½ qts) 3 oz Salt (or 4 2/3 tbsp) 3 oz Pepper (or 2 tsp) 3 oz Soup and Gravy Base, beef (or 9 tbsp) 2lb 7oz Milk, nonfat, dry (or 8 2/3 cups) 2 ¼ gal Water 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1. Brown beef in its own fat in steam-jacketed kettle or roasting pan until beef loses its pink color, stirring to break apart. Drain of skim off excess fat. 2. Add flour, salt, pepper, and Soup and Gravy base to beef. Mix thoroughly; cook about 5 minutes until flour is absorbed. 3. Reconstitute milk. Add to mixture. 4. Add Worcestershire sauce: heat to a simmer, stirring frequently. Cook until thickened. NOTE: 1. Alternate method of preparation: Follow Step 1. In Step 2 combine flour with 1qt (2lb) drained fat, butter or margarine; cook 5 minutes. In Step 3, heat reconstituted milk; add to flout mixture; cook until thickened. Add browned beef to sauce. Heat to serving temperature. 2. 2 In Step 1, 1 lb (3 cups) diced onions (1lb 2oz A.P.) or 2 ½ oz (2/3 cup plus 3 tbsp) dehydrated onions (See Recipe Card A-11) may be sautéed with beef. CREAMED BEEF - Executive Chef - USO - Hawaii This is supposed to be the good tasting version! Makes 12 gallons! 4lbs Onion, chopped 8oz Oil or Margarine 25lbs Beef, coarse ground salt/pepper to taste 3gal Water 3gal Half and Half 4½ lb Flour, all purpose 8oz Beef Bouillon Base 4 each Bay Leaf 1. Sauté onion transparent with oil 2. add beef, salt, and pepper. Mix well and cover - stir every 4-5 minutes. Let cook until all fat and juices have rendered out of beef. Reduce juices until only fat remains. Drain fat. Keep fat. Turn off heat. 3. Mix the water and milk and bring it to a boil. 4. Make a roux with the flour and beef fat and thicken the milk-water mix. 5. Add the bouillon base and the bay leaf and cook for 1 hour. Strain into the beef. Bring back to a boil and cook for 15 minutes. Add more half and half if necessary. Check for taste. Consistency should cover spoon thick


09/11/1999 00:00:00

Name: Harvey Cameron Swatsworth
Email: Swatsworth AT mediaone.net

On active duty from Dec. 1949 to Aug. 1970. All duty was AC&W. Turner Fld., Ga., 613 At Misawa, Japan., Palermo AFS, New Jersey, SAGE sites at Syracuse and Newburg, N,Y., Wallice AFS, Philliphines, BenGueir AFB, Morroco


09/10/1999 00:00:00

Name: William Boulineau
Email: boulinea! AT newnorth.net (remove !)

Hi to all you poor radar monkeys who sweated at all those lonely radar sites.-Bill


09/10/1999 00:00:00

Name: Bill Dorminy, SMsgt, (Ret)
Email: WDLARV AT GDI.NET

Glad to see the list growing so fast.Was in Radar Squadrons for over 23 years. 686 at Walker 54/56.915 at Sioux Lookout 56/57,again 58/62. Flintstone AFS, on Lookout Mtn, 57/58, 645 Radar, Patrick AFB 62/66. Wadena AFS 66/70, Bedford AFS 70/75, Indian Mtn 75/76, Richards Gebaur AFB 76/77. Have been reading the Guest list since Jan 97. Have found only two people I knew. Thanks to Gene and Tom for all their hard work.


09/10/1999 00:00:00

Name: Dennis Prettyman
Email: dennis.l.prettyman AT saic.com

777 AC&w Klamath CA Sep 69-Jun 72. AN/FST-2b and FYQ-47. Jun 72- Mar 73 Monkey Moutain Viet Nam GSA-51 and FYQ-49.Apr 73 to Sep 84 Keesler AFB, MS.


09/09/1999 00:00:00

Name: David Dean
Email: TriggerDean AT worldnet.att.net

Looking forward to some of the sites.


09/09/1999 00:00:00

Name: gaspar n. gonzalez
Email: tgonza6109 AT aol.com

great site, keep up the good work.


09/09/1999 00:00:00

Name: Joe E. Partridge
Email: spmgm60 AT aol.com

I was stationed at H4 radar site in Iceland. 934th AC&W Sqdn. 1957-1958 I would like to hear from anyone stationed there at that time.


09/09/1999 00:00:00

Name: Doug Sylfest
Email: xldoug AT newnorth.net

AC&W Radar Maintenance 1962-1975. Soft spot for Antigo Gap Fillers. Just visited 19 Charlie pictures forth coming. This is a great site. Doug


09/09/1999 00:00:00

Name: Doug Sylfest
Email: xldoug AT newnorth.net

AC&W Radar Maintenance 1962-1975. Soft spot for Antigo Gap Fillers. Just visited 19 Charlie pictures forth coming. This is a great site. Doug


09/09/1999 00:00:00

Name: H Floyd Vanderford
Email: flojoe AT express-news.net

Looking for those who served at Cape Newenham in 1954 and 1955.


09/08/1999 00:00:00

Name: Hale Farley
Email: hrfarley AT AOL.com

I am seeking information about 736th AC&W Sqdn serving in Morroco 1952 to 1954. I also served Central Air Defense HQ 1954 to 1957 at Richard-Gerbeau, Kansas City Mo.


09/07/1999 00:00:00

Name: MSgt Sharon Martin
Email: Sharon.Martin AT js-jtf.af.mil

Jim Gaittens recommended your site! Ive been in the airborne radar career field since 1980 but never had the chance to work on ground radars. Very interesting site!


09/07/1999 00:00:00

Name: Robert N Moore
Email: robmor AT indian-creek.net

Enjoyed your site, bought back some good memories (and bad) of some of the sites I was on. Thanks a lot


09/07/1999 00:00:00

Name: Herbert W. Bates
Email: Herbertbates AT compuserve.com

Thanks


09/06/1999 00:00:00

Name: Bill Deyton
Email: bgdton AT bellsouth.net

EX-303x2: Keesler 1965 then-Kotzebue,Ak; Dong Ha, RVN; Eglin, Fl(two tours); Binh Thuy, RVN; Cape Charles, Va; Finley, ND; Ft. Fisher, NC (two tours); Calumet, Mi; and finished my career at Elmendorf , Ak. Great Site here, will check in often.


09/06/1999 00:00:00

Name: Bob Semans
Email: jasrbs AT aol.com

665@Calumet, MI 1955 914@Armstrong Ont 1956 676@Antigo WI 1957&8 613@Ominato Japan 1958&9 39Ad Misawa 1960&61


09/06/1999 00:00:00

Name: Henry Blanchette
Email: hankb AT mediaone.net

Looking for someone who may have served with me at the AC&W radar site located in Roanoke Rapids, NC. Early 1957 to early 1958. ( Radar Maintenance )


09/06/1999 00:00:00

Name: Richard G. Anderson
Email: hankb AT mediaone.net

Looking for people who may have served in the 720th from May 58 - May 60. Middleton Island ( motor pool )


09/05/1999 00:00:00

Name: Rose Higgins Hargrove
Email: Rosettar AT aol.com

Gene, God Bless you for this wonderful site. I have met so many wonderful people who served with my Dad Captain William F. Higgins/TowerII 1957-1959.The Texas Tower Reunion was wonderful, wish everyone could have been there. Again Thank You and God Bless..Rose


09/05/1999 00:00:00

Name: Edward Hobbs
Email: Hobbsafret AT aol.com

Great Site. Thanks for your efforts and I congratulate you for giving some visability to the people that served at the ADC/NORAD sites. In my opinion it is long overdue.


09/05/1999 00:00:00

Name: Dave Auvil
Email: timingdva AT aol.com

Stationed at Kalispell Mt, Roanoke Rapids, NC, Duluth Mn, Site C-6- Eglin AFB, Germany, Vietnam, Thailand, and the Phillipines.


09/05/1999 00:00:00

Name: Bob Tuxford
Email: Paws9202.aol.com AT

I read so many positive things/how so many enjoyed their experiences while stationed with ADC..and specifically the ACW/Radar sites. I was stationed at 756 Radar Sq., Finland, Mn..This is one person who did not enjoy experiencing minus 50 degree temps..8ft of snow on ground..isolated from the world in a God forsaking place - 18 months of hell. Lets be honest, these were terrible times & sacrificies for most of us..i.e., unless you were some type of nut. I ask God many times what did I do to deserve this punishment? Not everyone enjoyed these assignments..I did not. The only positive thing from this experience were a few of my fellow airman I met and became friends with --I miss them. I again thank Gene & Tom for this web site.


09/04/1999 00:00:00

Name: Diana Ide
Email: idedi AT aol.com

My Dad was William Ide, a civilian lost on TT #4


09/04/1999 00:00:00

Name: KARL E. GOETZ
Email: KHG5 AT bellsouth.net

Thanks again, Gene. Cant help but visit from time to time. Was getting together some pictures of how North Charleston AFS looks today, but it looks like someone(probably Tom Page)has already done it. I apologize for being so slow. Karl


09/04/1999 00:00:00

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

Hi Gene, Thanks for all you are doing and I will get my check out to you for a couple of patches, Your friend, Don Abbott, President, Texas Tower Association


09/03/1999 00:00:00

Name: Raymond "Jimmy" Finiff
Email: dawnfin AT uswest.net

Great!, Great!, Great!. I cant say enough. Keep up this excellent, and informative page. Regards


09/03/1999 00:00:00

Name: Lincoln Shannon
Email: Lincoln.Shannon AT geis.ge.com

I served with the 861st AC&W Squadron in Aiken, SC with primary surveillance over the Savannah River Project (nuclear material production). I also served with the 4604th Support Squadron (Texas Towers) 100 miles offshore, near Cape Cod. Good to see your Internet site.


09/03/1999 00:00:00

Name: Robert L. Newgent
Email: bobnewgent AT doitpc.net

Anyone stationed on the Texas Towers #2 during Jul 57 - Feb 59 would love to hear from you. Also anyone stationed at 665th Radar Squadron Sep 62 - Mar 64 would also like to hear from you. I was part of the Deck crew on TT #2 and a Digital Data Processing Repairman at Calumet AFS, MI.


09/03/1999 00:00:00

Name: Daviid G. Edmiston, Sr., MSG, Ret.
Email: EDmis8638 AT aol.com

A member of the 4604th SUPRON (Texas Tower #3) from Oct 56 thru Oct 58. A1C. Comsec, Radio Operator, Life Boat #1, Fire and Crash Rescue, and, Deck hand for off-loading of USS Redbud. Originally from State College, PA (PSU) and have been in Augusta, Ga since 1976.


09/03/1999 00:00:00

Name: Hal Sveinsson
Email: sveinssonh AT saic.com

I have relly enjoyed your museum, which I just discovered. Also, I found the USAF Air Defense Radar Equipment page, where I discovered after 35 years what the FPS-28 was! I want to point out that the radar shown as PARCS is in fact the MSR (Missile Site Radar) of the Safeguard system - right adjacent to the Spartan and Sprint launch cells. You may wish to correct that. Best regrads, Hal


09/03/1999 00:00:00

Name: J. R. Phares
Email: boppy AT busprod.com

Gene My Man: Just stopped by for a look see. Got a couple of names I can msg. Just curious....if I change my server how difficult is it to change my e-mail address on the rosters. Too bad we cant get some good wide coverage for your site and for the Texas Tower Association. There have to be a bunch out there that just dont know about these opportunities. Have a good un. J. R.


09/02/1999 00:00:00

Name: Ken Rogers
Email: kenrogers1 AT prodigy.net

Served at AC&W and SAGE sites overseas and in U.S. between 1954-1965. Then retrained into electronics repair. Served as Intercept Director Technicain at SAGE sites at Minot and Great Falls. Served as scope dope in Japan, Korea, and Cottonwood AFS, Idaho. Retired in 1977 as Chief.


09/02/1999 00:00:00

Name: John W Brett
Email: A1Travler AT aol.com

Gene, I have been in the radar, IFF SSR and navaid business for more then 20 years. I enjoyed touring this site. I worked for a small radar manfacturer Cardion. We did a number of Naval, coastal and airport radar systems. I now work for Hazeltine Marconi, still in the business. I will visit here again im sure.


09/02/1999 00:00:00

Name: Jim Trowbridge
Email: jtrow AT juno.com

At Mt. Tamalpais 1955. At Saglek 1956. At Gettysburg, SD 1957. Anybody remember?


09/02/1999 00:00:00

Name: Jim Trowbridge
Email: jtrow AT juno.com

Tony Boyle. Did you check out the Pinetree Line web site? You might be suprised. Its great. I was at Saglek in 1956. 405-722-4637


09/01/1999 00:00:00

Name: Walt Miller
Email: wmiller AT internetni.com

I enjoyed this site very much and want to see more. Hope to see pics of Richards-Gebauer A.F.B ( home of the 20th Air div. wher I was stationed when it first opened up. Also would like to hear from old friends who were in the 20th and worked at the (Blockhouse)from 12/56 to 10/57 and also anyone who was stationed at the 717th AC&W station in Tatalona Alaska from 9/54 to 12/55 thanks again and hope to see more of this


09/01/1999 00:00:00

Name: Jack R. Kerr MSGT, Ret
Email: jrkerr AT uswest.net

Great site photos on way! My USAF Time: July57-July58- Lackland & Keesler T2 School July58-July61- 656th T2 Maintenance July61-Feb67- 551stAEW Otis AFB, ADP Tech Feb67-Oct68- Lowry AFB & American Samoa Oct68-Mar70- 551stAEW Otis AFB, ADP Tech Mar70-Mar71- 777th T2 Maintenance Mar71-Jul72- Keesler AFB 9 Level & 124 school Jul72-Mar74- 637th BUIC maintenance Mar74-Oct77- 2nd Comm Sq Buckley ANGB- Computer Maintenance ADC NCO Academy Hamilton AFB 11/69-12/69


09/01/1999 00:00:00

Name: Jack R. Kerr, MSgt, Ret
Email: jrkerr AT uswest.net

Back in my days at 656th 58-61, T2 maintenance was a shredd out of radar maintenance AFSC. There were 2 Radar tech, 1 T2 tech and 1 GPA37 tech (couldnt find anything about this beast in museum) on a crew. So even as T2 tech , I have had my share of changing FPS20 Transmiter Rectifier Diodes, FPS-6 Azimuth drive motors, Elevation drive motors and even a gear box. I remember we had a experimental FPS-6 with hydraulic drive. You needed a rain coat to go in bubble because of all the leaks. Those were the days, but we were all younger then wernt we.


09/01/1999 00:00:00

Name: William H. Hanson
Email: whanson AT graceba.net

Glad to see this site. Was at Gunpost,601st AC&W Squadron near Kassel, Germany in the 50s. Thanks for setting the link to our site under Unit Reunions.