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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

06/26/2002 00:00:00

Name: Dick Konizeski
Email: rmk98 AT tscnet.com

DOUG SYLFEST: Have you changed your email address? I`m unable to reach you at xldoug@newnorth.net Shoot me an email please. Dick


06/26/2002 00:00:00

Name: Jerry Swanson
Email: nonnie_papa AT juno.com

Good to see my old Pal John (Tommy) Etheridge in here. Good job Tom,Hope this stirs some more of the old group to contact us.I`ll talk to you later and if any of the 799th group sees this or Toms message get in touch with one of us.


06/26/2002 00:00:00

Name: Jerry Swanson
Email: nonnie_papa AT juno.com

Tommy Etheridge; Why don`t you go to the 799th roster and sign in? Just click on Radar Sites and then type in 799. Jerry


06/25/2002 00:00:00

Name: David E. Casteel
Email: d-casteel2 AT ti.com

I`m already a member here, but never left a note--correcting that now. Hello to anyone I served with at Mt. Hebo AFS, OR (1960-1962), Adair AFS, OR (1962-1964), or Cartwright AS, Labrador (1964-1965). Other assignments not covered here but radar-related were Vandenburg AFB, CA/Johnston Atoll (1965-1967), and Shaw AFB, SC (1971-1975). I`m planning to attend the Mt. Hebo reunion this year, so maybe I`ll see some of you. David E. Casteel, Capt, USAF (ret)


06/25/2002 00:00:00

Name: Gary Moravec (GATR rat)
Email: gmoravec AT yahoo.com

Outstanding GATR pictures from the old 754th RADS..brought back many memories...


06/25/2002 00:00:00

Name: Joseph "Gus" Hamel
Email: Hamel5901 AT aol.com

I was a member of the 680th ac&w squadron from Nov. 1957 till March of 1960. They forgot me there !!!


06/24/2002 00:00:00

Name: John T. (Tom) Etheridge
Email: JOHNT AT COCENTRAL.COM

Joelton, Tn. `57 & 58, Marietta,Ga.,58 and beautiful Fire Island, Alaska, ,59 & 60 Was in AC&W then to 32ndAirDivHq and to MasterDirectionCtr.and then to NORAD Combat Ops.Center


06/23/2002 00:00:00

Name: Aaron Allen/US26
Email: aaron.nancy AT verizon.net

Ref. FPS-35 sail@Montauk: How about cut it up into managable pieces and have those neat guys who restore ships and aircraft replicate the antenna in good, but light steel, then spray `em with Rhino pu trk bedliner or the plastic which cities are using on metal park benches? Also, how about a wind-turbine which charges up batteries at night? The batteries cud then power the rotate motor during the day--when visitors in- sert a few quarters to see it go! The rehabed or replaced sections cud be bolted together onsite when restored/ rebuilt--then the bolts `gooped` to pro tect them from corroding also! Ciao...


06/23/2002 00:00:00

Name: Ted Berg (USAF Retired)
Email: tabergsr AT erols.com

I am impressed.


06/21/2002 00:00:00

Name: Bill E Johnson USAF (Ret)
Email: bjmj7 AT sbmu.net

I am looking for a CWO Norman Wine.He was on active duty stationed at 619TCS Viet Nam in 1965 -66


06/20/2002 00:00:00

Name: John Hawley
Email: kickhome AT aol.com

Was stationed at the 734th AC&W Sq, Djenane Krater, Morocco in 1959/60. My first PCS tour at 18 years of age. See our web site at: http://www.geocities.com/site_3_morocco/


06/20/2002 00:00:00

Name: Tom Cummings
Email: thomas.cummings AT attbi.com

AC&W Radar Repairman, USAF, `62 - `65....763rd Radron, Lockport AFS, N.Y....crosstrained into PMEL...retired Lowry AFB, Colo 1978....also served on USS Pillsbury DER-133, USN, Radar Picket Ship, DEW Line Extension, Atlantic Barrier, Radarman...`57 -`59....nice site brings back memories...


06/20/2002 00:00:00

Name: Ralph Bounds
Email: boundscuba AT attbi.com

My twin brother, Frederick, and I were on the DEW line 1961-1962. Because the Air Force was in the process of deactivating the DEW line, we were on three sites that tour. Baffin Island, Canada, Resolution Island, Canada and finally Stevensville, Newfoundland, Canada. I`d love to hear from someone I knew there back then. Regards.


06/19/2002 00:00:00

Name: Bob Caggiano
Email: rmcaggiano AT hotmail.com

Any Fortuna AFS (780th RADRON) or Melville AFS (641st)folks out there? Check out this website: http://melvilleairstation.tripod.com/


06/16/2002 00:00:00

Name: Walt Sellars CMSgt (Ret)
Email: sellars5 AT aol.com

Great site...I was able to get several Radar Contact on some old 273/276/1C5 buddies. Here`s some info on me I retired on 1 Jan 97 Senior Enlisted Advisor @ HQ NORAD/US Space Cmd Cheyenne Mt AFS CO. July-Sep 68 Keesler AFB, Sep 68-Jan 69 Stewart AFB NY Air Surv tech, 964 ACW Saglek AFS 70 Air Surv Tech, Ft Lee AFS 71 Wpn Tech, 623 ACW Sq Naha AB Okinawa 71-72 Chief Control Tech, 18TFW Cmd Post Kadena AFB Rescue Coordination Center Controller, 73-74 4th TFW Seymour Johnson AFB Base Ops (cross trained), 75 708 ACW Indian Mt AFS AK Control Tech/Trusted Agent, 76-79 726 TCS Homestead AFB FL Crew Chief, 79-85 Elmendorf AFV Ak ANRCC Control Tech/DOT, 85-85 Clear AFS AK NCOIC DOT, 86-89 11TCS Elmendorf AFB AK, Crew Chief/NCOIC DOV, 89-92 NORAD IG Team, 93 Supt HQ NORAD Exercise Directorate, 93-97 Supt/SEA HQ NORAD/USSPACE Cmd Cheyenne Mt Operations Ctr (CMOC). It`s been a great ride would love to hear from some old heads. Always Cleaning & Waxing (AC&W) Scope Dope til the end.


06/15/2002 00:00:00

Name: Walter L. Hall
Email: walterLhall2002 AT hotmail.com

Chief Clerk, SSgt, 679th Radar Squadron, NAS Jacksonville, Fla, 1964. Have documents listing all enlisted, and many of the squadron`s officers.


06/15/2002 00:00:00

Name: K D (Ken) Brooks
Email: kdnnina AT earthlink.net

Ima lookin` for Bruce Wisz - now of SMMUG. Are u there? Ken


06/12/2002 00:00:00

Name: Darrell Ramois
Email: darrell.ramos AT cisf.af.mil

26 AIR DIVISION 74 76 484 ACW TATALINA AFS 76 78 OLAG DAUPHIN ISLAND 79 81


06/12/2002 00:00:00

Name: Dean Middleton
Email: dean.middleton AT peterson.af.mil

Worked the SAGE System at 24th Air Division, Malmstrom AFB 79-81, then worked 25th Air Division, McChord AFB transitioned from SAGE to the Hughes system from 82-85. Clear (BMEWS) AK 81-82 and 91-92. WIlliam Tell Competition in 1980 and 1984. Currently working for General Dynamics supporting HQ Air Force Space Command. Would love to hear from old friends.


06/11/2002 00:00:00

Name: John Souza
Email: jsouza AT umassd.edu

I am the Grandson of Captain Sixto Mangual...He was the Captain of the supply ship (AKL-17) to Texas Tower #4 (Old Shaky) and very proud of his involvement with TT4 and Captain Phelan...


06/11/2002 00:00:00

Name: BRIAN P. O-KEEFE
Email: http://www.brianokeefe AT patrick.af.mil/

WORKED ON THE PROTOTYPE SAGE RADAR TRANSMITTER AT THE MITRE CORPORATION IN 1966-67. IT RAN SO MUCH POWER THAT IT WOULD COOK BIRDS THAT FLEW THEU THE BEAM AND LOTS OF PEOPLE IN BEDFORD, MASS COULD NOT TURN OFF THEIR FLOURECENT LIGHTS! NOW WORK AT THE MALABAR, FLA ANNEX TO CAPE CANAVERAL A.F.S. AT THE HIGH FREQUENCY TRANSMITTER SITE WITH COLLINS 10 AND 45 KW TRANSMITTERS


06/11/2002 00:00:00

Name: Byron Podtburg
Email: b.j.s-interiors AT cox.net

Our E-Mail address changed to b.j.s-interiors@cox.net. I retired here in Omaha Ne Mar 1991. I was in radar maintenance from 1961 to 1978 when I cross trained into Manpower Management. When I cross trained we lost track of most of the radar people we were stationed with.


06/10/2002 00:00:00

Name: Jerry L Holt
Email: jholt12480_99 AT yahoo.com

I miss seeing the sites where Tactical Radar sites were. I was with the 727th Det. 1 at Seymour-Johnson, NC., also at Roswell, NM. I enjoy your site. Keep up the good work for us `old timers`. Jerry


06/10/2002 00:00:00

Name: Ron Smiley
Email: kilroy1934 AT hotmail.com

As a former member of the 789th AC&W Sqdn in Omaha, Nebr, this has to be one of the most informative web sites I`ve ever encountered surfing the web.


06/07/2002 00:00:00

Name: Chuck Zimmaro
Email: DPOCEANDVR AT aol.com

One of our Texas Tower No. 4 research divers recovered a 10-line phone several years ago. We`d like to try to `restore` it to display condition. However, we need to see an operator`s manual for one. Does anybody have a manual or T.O. for a TA-277/GTA-6 Telephone Circuit, Operator`s?


06/05/2002 00:00:00

Name: L.A. BUCK BRAUN/CMSGT,RET
Email: buckbraun AT alaska.com

glad to hear from any one who was in alaska,linc lab, or xgm, greenhouse or madore. keesler K7 K3, or hanger one


06/04/2002 00:00:00

Name: Jack Kerr
Email: jackr_ker AT msn.com

Other duties at Radar Sites. At 777th was made library officer. Because, of my qualifications of having read a book. At 637th was Theater Officer, you got it, I had seen a movie.


06/04/2002 00:00:00

Name: JOHN BREIDFORD
Email: johnanna AT gci.net

If you attend the 637th reunion in Reno, July 21 to July 24, you will be able to shake the hand of the craftsman who constructed the brick barbeque, behind the NCO club. Finally found A/1C Jerry Turner,for who I had the privilege of serving as chief mortar mixer and beverage consuming partner.


06/03/2002 00:00:00

Name: Steve Weatherly
Email: SGWxly AT aol.com

1965-1967 Mt Hebo AFS, OR (689th AC&W). CEM Maint Officer and 50+ additional duties. Will always remember the great people and views, but the weather was not always cooperative. 1969-1970 Advisor to HQ ROKAF on CEM Maintenance for their AC&W system. Nice to work with basically the same equipment we trained on at Keesler AFB, plus much older radio systems like AN/TRC-1.


06/02/2002 00:00:00

Name: Billy Dickson
Email: dicksontlh AT earthlink.net

I served at the AC&W Squadrons in Dauphin Island, Alabama, Kamloops British Columbia, Canada and U. S. Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida 1959-1962.


06/02/2002 00:00:00

Name: Billy Dickson
Email: dicksontlh AT earthlink.net

825th AC&W Squadron, Kamloops, B. C.


06/02/2002 00:00:00

Name: Mark A. Bernhardt
Email: markchats AT aol.com

Radar operator/Intercept Control Technician (27350) stationed at 623rd AC&W Squadron (Det-1), Okinawa (66-67),687th AC&W Squadron,(Manual)Albuquerque, N. Mexico (67-68); 764th Radar Squadron (SAGE), St. Albans, Vermont (68-70). X-trained into air traffic control (272X0)1970...retired w/20 years service in 1986.


06/01/2002 00:00:00

Name: Jack Geis
Email: JOHGE AT aol.com

Outstanding site! I was with the 621st AC&W Squadron Sado Shima Japan 1956 -1957