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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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2002

04/29/2002 00:00:00

Name: Patrick Cross
Email: nancrss AT aol.com

Vet of the 1953-1955 cannon to missile conversion (Nike) at Kenmore Wa.(S-03 site) Talked to the dewline all the time.Visited Bullen Point Alaska (AD-20) in 1998. Have some pics of deserted site and of new unmanned site. Anybody interested please contact Patrick Cross, nancrss@aol.com


04/26/2002 00:00:00

Name: Greg Call
Email: Call_G AT msn.com

Looking for any or all information of Almaden AFS on top of Mt. Umunhum in San Jose CA (682nd). I have photo`s from 1983-84. Please let me know if you would be interested in thise. Thanks Sincerely TSgt Call San Jose Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS)


04/26/2002 00:00:00

Name: Jack Kerr
Email: jackr_ker AT msn.com

Another website to locate old friends. This is a new site. http://www.vetsrollcall.com/home.shtml


04/26/2002 00:00:00

Name: Jack Kerr
Email: jackr_ker AT msn.com

At vets roll call site I have asked that they add the Radar Sites. They say they will work on it.


04/24/2002 00:00:00

Name: Sylvia (Cisneros) McKinsey
Email: mckinsey AT prodigy.net

In USAF `72-`89. Assignments at Luke AFB, AZ; Rockville, Iceland; El Paso AFS, TX; Ft. Lee AFS, VA; Sembach AB and Kapaun AS, GE; Langley AFB, VA; Tinker AFB, OK; Osan AB, Korea; Wallace AS, PI. Looking forward to hearing from anyone remembering me, especially MSgt Fred St. Amant. ADC was the best!


04/23/2002 00:00:00

Name: Ron Waggoner
Email: suzron92 AT hotmail.com

Great website! Hello to all of my friends from the days at the 714th at Cold Bay and the 810th at Winston-Salem. Drop me an e-mail! Ron


04/23/2002 00:00:00

Name: Jack Armstrong
Email: jackarm AT hotmail.com

I am John (Jack)(JB)B. Armstrong. I served from 16 Oct 1960 to 1 Nov 1986,as an AC&W Radar Technician/ Supervisor, retired as A CMSgt. I have been working for the FAA since retirement. Started as a comunications/Radar Technician and have been an Electronics Instructor at The FAA Academy in OKC,OK since 1989. Living in the OKC Area. I was at Calumet from Aug 1974 until May 1976 and Port Austin from May 1980 - Jul 1982(designed the floor plan for consolidating most operations into the FPS-24 Tower). I also spent ten years, on three different tours in Berlin, Germany, five years in Mobile TAC Radar Units(Roswell, NM & Luke AFB) and two tours in Alaska, Tatalina from Jul 1970 - Oct 1970, and Cold Bay Jul 76 - Aug 1977. I retired from Tinker AFB, OK where I Spent one year in AWACS in charge of Mission Simulators.


04/23/2002 00:00:00

Name: Jack Armstrong
Email: jackarm AT hotmail.com

Also spent three years at North Bend AFS,OR,Aug 77 - May 1980. Was there when it closed and I still have the wooden, painted, Squadron and ADC Plaques from the sign at the entrance.


04/23/2002 00:00:00

Name: CMSgt Mike Druding
Email: michael.druding AT travis.af.mil

Just found u, awesome. Will be retiring in a year (31 years). Only patch I don`t have 4 box is Montauk`s(773 RS). Know anyone who has one? Thanx, Mike PS, just joined....


04/19/2002 00:00:00

Name: L.A. buck braun
Email: buckbraun AT alaska.com

like to hear from anyone from jtf 3.1.4, eglin, alaska,linccoln lab, or 3200 pioletless bomb sq, 3381sr tts kessler or boca raton


04/17/2002 00:00:00

Name: John Rosso
Email: godfather1501 AT hotmail.com

This is a terrific home for all us Radar Vets. Heres a bio on my assignments Basic Trng Lackland(Flight 5140) and Tech School (Radar Op) at Keesler in 1950. Short stay at Schenectady NY (656thACWSq-Early Warning Site) and then to St Albans Vt(764thACWSq). 1953-assigned Radar Controllers School at Tyndall AFB,Fl. Then overseas to Hokkaido, Japan for two years at 3 different radar sites 54-56(511ACWGp-848thACWSq Det 30-Rumioi,45-Tobetsu,28-Abashiri). Back to the states to Winslow AFS(904thACWSq), AZ. Then overseas again to Det43 (short stay) then Det 15(Fukueshima) of the ,610thACWSQ Dec56-Sep59, then a short stay at ADCC Itazuke till Dec 59. Then to West Mesa AFS(687thACWSq), NMex. Retrained into Radio Maint 1961 at Keesler and assigned to AFIT (Air Force Institute of Technology) Wright Patterson, OH 1962-63. Then was assigned to a Combat Control Team at Eglin AFB (testing new methods of dropping cargo)1964-65. Then to Vietnam 1966-67 with the 1st Inf Division w/the Forward Air Control Party. I was NCOIC of the Tactical Control Unit. Then back to the states to a SAC-COMM Sq(14Comm Sq-Transmitter site-2nd AF) at Barksdale AFB, LA from 1967-69. Then Back to Japan again to Tokorozawa(near Yokota-JohnsonAFB) at an Army Depot (had a over the horizon Transmitter site there for detecting missile launches from China and Russia. Stayed there from 1969 till 1973. Last Assignment was as NCOIC of a GATR Site (Ground/Air Transmitter Site) at Shafter, Ca. Closed it up in 1975 and retired nearby at Bakersfield, Ca Have a Web Page for all you Southern Japan Vets: http://communities.msn.com/610thACWSqRadarSitesSouthernJapan Check it out - and join up JOHN


04/17/2002 00:00:00

Name: John Rosso
Email: http://communities.msn.com/610thACWSqRadarSitesSouthernJapan AT

Want to invite all of the Southern Japan Radar Sites,ADCC,DF,Relay Stations to above web page- This includes 610thACWSq, 850thACWSq,618thACWSq, and 527thACWSq. Check it out...........http://communities.msn.com/610thACWSqRadarSitesSouthernJapan.....


04/17/2002 00:00:00

Name: Dennis Reber
Email: mkdjreb AT hotmail.com

Looking to hear from anyone in the 686th AC&W Squadron who knew or served with Roy F. Poppe, an airman from North Dakota. Thanks......


04/15/2002 00:00:00

Name: Jim Dyer
Email: jimjudydyer AT msn.com

Thanks for the great site.


04/14/2002 00:00:00

Name: Arnold "HOOP" Hooper
Email: hoopa AT midmaine.com

Just checking in. 666th Mt Tam 1955-56, 932nd Iceland 1956-57, 964th AEW&C Sacremento, Ca 1957-58.


04/12/2002 00:00:00

Name: Bobby L. Harper
Email: bharper AT saber.net

I was on all radar bases on the pacific coast I was in charge of radio communications. San Clemente, Cambria Cal., Colville Washington,and I retired in 1967 from Point Arena Ca.I Retired as Tsgt.I loved every minute of these stations. I live on Point Arena Ca. I was in Morocco site. 111


04/12/2002 00:00:00

Name: Joseph P Monaco
Email: jmonaco AT bee.net

Great site!


04/11/2002 00:00:00

Name: Thomas Whitney
Email: whitney AT udri.udayton.edu

Does anyone know who builds the radomes for the AN/FPS-124? I`m wondering about the type and materials used. Thanks, Tom Whitney University of Dayton


04/11/2002 00:00:00

Name: Lewis Phinney
Email: lew AT usa.net

Too many memories. King Salmon,AK, 1970; Cold Bay, AK, 70-71; Mt Laguna, CA 71-74; USAF IWS, 79-82; Tatalina, AK 83; Elmendorf 83-86; HQ NORAD, CO, 86 - 90. Greetings to all who know these names from personal experience. Lew


04/10/2002 00:00:00

Name: Eugene Rossel
Email: aircommando1 AT earthlink.net

I am looking for the other 11 guys who went to the special radar officer school for electrical engineers in 1959. Also looking for anyone who participated in Combat Grande, ESD program to modernize the air defense of Spain, from 1971-1977. Gene Rossel Chino, CA


04/10/2002 00:00:00

Name: Walt Bjorneby
Email: waltbj1 AT mindspring.com

25FIS/F86F/D 54-57; 326FIS/F102 58-63; 332FIS/F102 63-64; 319FIS/F104 64-68; Air Defense F4s Kunsan 69 and Homestead, 69-71 VG alert for CinCLant. Unit Call Signs: Paper Doll, Gestapo, Tamerlane, Lima Hotel, Mike November.


04/10/2002 00:00:00

Name: George Rakowski
Email: grakowski AT aol.com

Wow, never thought I`d find something like this on the web. Former Radar Tech at West Mesa AFS, NM, Monarch AFS, CO, Benton AFS, PA and Watertown AFS, NY. I`m looking for anyone who served with me in New Mexico (1959-1961). Retired in 1974 in Pennsylvania.


04/09/2002 00:00:00

Name: Jerry Stone
Email: jleestone AT aol.com

Just fooling around on the net and searched for 682 Radar Squadron and this site came up. Brings up some pleasant memories. I was an FPS-24 radar tech at almaden from 1966 through 1968. Enjoyed the experience, got out and went into electronic warfare as a civy field engineer for a number of years. thanks for the memories.


04/08/2002 00:00:00

Name: jack siegel
Email: js12 AT tbc.net

MUCH FUN LOOKING AT YOUR WEB SITE. AIRFORCE ACW 1958 VINCENT AB AZ.


04/08/2002 00:00:00

Name: jack siegel
Email: Siegel AT

Yuma AZ. 1958 Vincent AFB ACW


04/07/2002 00:00:00

Name: Jack Kerr
Email: jackr_ker AT msn.com

HEY YOU OLD AEW&C AIRMAN Look at models on this web site www.modelpower.com Send them an email to mdlpowr@aol.com requesting they make a model of the EC121. I have already done this. Forward this message to your AE&W contacts. If you have a Hobby Lobby stop by and look at the quality of this inexpensive models.


04/06/2002 00:00:00

Name: Owen St.Clair
Email: owenstclair AT attbi.com

Worked White Alice at Cape Newenham and King Salmon, Alaska 1964-1966


04/05/2002 00:00:00

Name: David Cory
Email: dmcory AT aol.com

If you are a member of the 623rd AC&W Association and have moved, changed email address, phone number or area code, please contact me with the current information. If you are not in the directory and want to be please contact me with your complete name and address information. We will print the third edition of the Association Directory for the upcoming September reunion. If you cannot attend the reunion you can purchase a directory by mail from me. We have over 950 membership records of veterans of Okinawa Air Defense, including the 623rd, 624th & 851st sqdns, 529th group, 51st Wing, 313th ADIV, 2152nd Comm Sqdn and others.


04/05/2002 00:00:00

Name: David Cory
Email: dmcory AT aol.com

If you are a member of the 623rd AC&W Association and have moved, changed email address, phone number or area code, please contact me with the current information. If you are not in the directory and want to be please contact me with your complete name and address information. We will print the third edition of the Association Directory for the upcoming September reunion. If you cannot attend the reunion you can purchase a directory by mail from me. We have over 950 membership records of veterans of Okinawa Air Defense, including the 623rd, 624th & 851st sqdns, 529th group, 51st Wing, 313th ADIV, 2152nd Comm Sqdn and others.


04/05/2002 00:00:00

Name: Lon D Brannies
Email: lbrannies AT yamaha.com

761 RADRON North Bend AFS, OR 6/66 - 12/68 So, where are all the height finder and search maintenance guys I was with? Please get in touch. BLRadigan found me recently.


04/05/2002 00:00:00

Name: John Lemon
Email: jlemon AT parkcity.k12.ut.us

My dad was stationed at Chandler AFS from 1960 to 1961. We lived the first year in Leota. Then we got base housing and I went to school in Chandler. We don`t have very many happy memories of Minnesota. At that particular time the people hated us because we were military trash and mormons. There was 1 business in Leota that would allow us in their store to do business. The kids at the little 2 room school in Leota would beat up the Air Force brats almost on a daily basis. It was a little bit better at Chandler since the majority of us were brats so there was strength in numbers. When Dad got orders to Tempelhof in Berlin, we jumped at the chance to get away from that area where the people were colder than the weather and the wind chill was -75 degrees.


04/03/2002 00:00:00

Name: Don Higgins
Email: dhiggins70 AT hotmail.com

To Friends of John Clements On Monday, I received this group E-Mail. I felt it should be shared with John`s friends. Don Higgins Hello Everyone, So I am not really sure just who I am emailing this so but here goes.... Grampie John is really sick and is in the Hospital and the doctors do not think that he has much time at all. He has pneumonia in his Right Lung but his lungs are not strong enough cause of his Emphesima to push it back out. They are giving him Morphine every hour about and treatments and he is on an oxygen mask. He has been really out of it the last day cause he has been asleep. Before yesterday he had not slept for 2 days and he still has not eaten. He is in Penobscot Valley Hospital, Maine in Room 117 in case anyone wants to know. Well I got to go but thanks for reading this. Johns Granddaughter Mariah Fleming


04/01/2002 00:00:00

Name: Larry Clare
Email: clares AT attbi.com

637th AC&W reunion will be held this July. For information contact me via email or telephone. 559-323-8221


04/01/2002 00:00:00

Name: Jim Trowbridge
Email: jtrow AT juno.com

Sampson Flt 2931, Nov. 1953, Mt. Tam. 1955, Saglek 1956, Gettysburg 1957. Anybody out there?