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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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2003

04/30/2003 00:00:00

Name: Del Turner
Email: delboater AT msn.com

Enjoyed visiting the web page and a couple of memories. AN/FSQ7 Battle Creek Mich and BUIC2 at Port Austin..


04/30/2003 00:00:00

Name: Jeff States
Email: psu68 AT psualum.com

There are people who care: http://ron.keller.name/Blessed/RollCall.html Take a look fellow vets. Someone went to a lot of trouble to say thank you.


04/30/2003 00:00:00

Name: Jerry Swanson
Email: jls4-1 AT juno.com

Bob Darbro: Good to see you on this site. Any other Joelton (799) people out there contact me we are having a reunion in August. Jerry Swanson


04/30/2003 00:00:00

Name: Billy Brooks
Email: bdbrooks AT att.net

Radar Maintenance: 3625th TechTngGrp, Tyndall, FL 62-63 623rd AC&W Det 2, Kume Jima Okinawa 64 Just my yearly blurb to see if any of the old folks are still around.


04/29/2003 00:00:00

Name: Ronald K Spitzer
Email: kspitzer AT bright.net

I was stationed at 787th,Chandler AFS 57 to 62.Then Bellefontaine Oh. AFS 62 to 64.


04/28/2003 00:00:00

Name: Adelino Morte
Email: afvs.morte AT utoronto.ca

I had my trainning as AC&W radar repairman in Keesler A.F.B. , back in 1953 for the Portuguese Air Force. I left the service in 1965. Worked in computers and laboratory instrumentation for the U of Toronto. As a retired tech my hobby is *electronics* Adelino


04/27/2003 00:00:00

Name: Jack Kerr
Email: jackr_ker AT msn.com

Saw show on History Channel yesterday about NORAD. It was a very good presentation. If on again you may want to catch it.


04/26/2003 00:00:00

Name: Keslar Wayne Reeder
Email: KeslTddybr AT aol.com

I was stationed at the 706th ACW Sq, Dickinson AFS, ND Jan 59 - Sep 60. We were the first to make the site operational in early 1959. Anyone out there interested in a reunion? Dickinson is still a great town and it would be great to have a reunion if there is any interest out there.


04/26/2003 00:00:00

Name: Fran Bailey-Wilson
Email: franjeffwilson AT minspring.com

My dad was stationed at Cut Bank, Miles City and lovely Fortuna ND....I have to admit....My life was exciting....I would not have changed growing any other way...Love this site, I know it brings back memories for those of you that work on base, but for those of us who were kids at the time it brings back a lot of really cool memories, like our dads riding our bikes over to the Old Base Housing Side, just to do and crashing before they ever got, now we know the real reason for the helmet law on bikes (Dad`s always made we kids had fun) Thanks for the memories! Fran


04/26/2003 00:00:00

Name: John Petrick
Email: jpdoctorcool AT cs.com

To Fran Bailey Wilson, Your e-mail address did not work, What year was your dad at Miles City, I was there in 1967-68


04/24/2003 00:00:00

Name: Fred Jarrett
Email: jarrettfredc AT twinriversfcu.net

Great site. Served in 729th, 12th radio and 731st AC&W in Sundance, Wyoming as an airman and as a civilian.


04/23/2003 00:00:00

Name: Jerry Sitzlar
Email: jasitzlar AT hotmail.com

Great Site! It does bring a tear or two when thinking back to the good and bad times of serving at AC&W Radar Sites around the world. Served from July 61 to Aug 81. Keesler to Snow Mtn, Ky to Wallace AS, PI to Site A19 at Eglin AFB, FL (full fledged AC&W site controlling the Air Proving Grounds air space) to Ft Yukon AFS, AK to Saratoga Springs AFS, NY then as a `Fuzzy-7` radar maintenance troop at Charleston AFS, ME to Ft Fisher AFS, NC to Mill Valley AFS, CA and finally to The Space Surveillance Radar FPS-85 at Eglin AFB, FL and retirement (from the USAF). I now live a few miles from the old Manassas AFS, VA radar site. It is really hard to look at the old places where so much happened and to see them now, destroyed, misused, etc. It`s like finding your old buddies living as a homeless person. everyone just lie back in your bunk, close your eyes, and listen to the radio and blank the 12 second buzz from the music....Cheers, Jerry Sitzlar, MSgt, USAF Ret.


04/23/2003 00:00:00

Name: Clint Johnson
Email: pat99clint AT webtv.net

Det 1, 729th then 728th AC&W Sqs at Fort Gordon GA.57-58. Fire Island AK Oct 58-Oct59, 605th Tac Cont Sq, 5th TAC PI 64-66 In on setting up Mobile CRC at Udorn Thaland in 64. Radio Maint for 20 years.


04/23/2003 00:00:00

Name: Clint Johson
Email: pat99clint&webtv.net AT

Some I knew at Fire Island, Tsgt Bagnon, Tsgt Jensen, Tsgt Choo-Choo Justice, Cmsgt Hook, Ssgt Uhlman, AIC Jackson, Philemon many I can see their faces and cant put the name there anymore. Would Sure like to find some thing on the old Det at Ft. Gordon as well as 5th TAC.


04/23/2003 00:00:00

Name: McKinley F. Warth (Mack)
Email: warthm AT bellsouth.net

I was stationed at Battle Creek 1964-1965. SAGE Computer Technician


04/22/2003 00:00:00

Name: Thomas Reid Blackburn
Email: bettynreid AT msn.com

A 1/C Thomas Reid Blackburn, assigned to 785th Finley AFS, N.D. as Ground Radio Operator, from November 1955 through June 1957. Is there anyone out there who might have known me?


04/20/2003 00:00:00

Name: James Arrington
Email: packrat AT neo.rr.com

I was stationed at 681st AC&W squadron


04/20/2003 00:00:00

Name: James Arrington
Email: packrat AT neo.rr.com

Cut Bank Mt. from 1956-1960. I remember you Frosty at Yaak Mt. We were always told that anyone sent to `Frosty` was never seen again.


04/20/2003 00:00:00

Name: James Arrington
Email: packrat AT neo.rr.com

Cut Bank Mt. from 1956-1960. I remember you Frosty at Yaak Mt. We were always told that anyone sent to `Frosty` was never seen again.


04/19/2003 00:00:00

Name: Ritsuo Ishizu
Email: webstar_rio AT yahoo.co.jp

Hello! Again! I am Msgt Ritsuo Ishizu of Japan Air Self Defense Force. Thank you so much interesting information a lot. As you know I am working on the E-767 AWACS. So take a look at this! http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2000/photorelease/photo_release_000510a.html


04/19/2003 00:00:00

Name: Hack Walston
Email: hwalston AT bellsouth.net

At Campion AFS from Dec 58 thru Dec 59


04/18/2003 00:00:00

Name: Robert Hardman
Email: robert-hardman AT attbi.com

I was stationed at 785th RADS in Finley, ND. I now work for Raytheon in Burlington, MA. Siting the new ASR-11 radar for DOD and FAA locations.


04/18/2003 00:00:00

Name: Jeff States
Email: psu68 AT psualum.com

For all of us `old cold war radar types`, there is a very interesting article in today`s New York Times. I suspect that those of us who served 30 and 40 years ago would be doing this very thing today.I have included a link for those who are interested: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/18/international/18PRED.html


04/17/2003 00:00:00

Name: Dave Auvil
Email: timingdva AT aol.com

Latest update (16 April) of Lily Hill at Clark AB showing `recent photos` of FPS-8 is not recent. The photo of the FPS-8 on Lily Hill was taken in approximately 1967. The Radar Museum is still the best site on the web!


04/17/2003 00:00:00

Name: Robert A. "Bob" Rapp
Email: rrapp AT internetcds.com

Radomes is the Best! I served USAF in 4-62` to 4-66` Class 27350 Radar operator...Stationed Reno Air Defense Sector (READS) SAGE 62`-63...Trans. to the 874th AC&WRon Inoges, Spain 63-64` and then trans. to the 616th AC&WRon Wasserkuppe, FRG 64`-65`, and lastly to the 4628th Sup. Sqdn SAGE McChord AFB 65`-66`, as a Weapons Tech. It was the best of times...The 874th holds a reunion every 2 years, get in touch...The patch for the 616th in Germany is correct...I have a picture of it but would like to get a cloth patch. Has anyone suggested a gathering of the 616th ? Or the READS group? Blessings, Bob


04/16/2003 00:00:00

Name: Charles L. Carbaugh
Email: clannyc AT innernet.net

First assingment out of Keesler AFB was 646th AC&W at Highlands New Jersey 9/56 - 9/57. Second was 621st Det 46 Sado Shima Japan 9/57 - 9/58 and last was 37th ADIV, Truax Fld, Combat Control Center. 9/58 - 12/59 Early discharge due to SAGE activation and not cross training for short timers. Was offered Pagwa Canada for 6 month extention... bowed out. Served in 167th TAG WVANG as Loadmaster- C130, Air Cargo Spec and First Sergeant. 1/71 to 6/92. Sado Shima has a spont in my heart.


04/11/2003 00:00:00

Name: Ken Blum
Email: kblum AT mge.com

Looking for Fred Davis - last known address fdavis@resourceful.com


04/11/2003 00:00:00

Name: Clifford Unger
Email: lisecliff AT sympatico.ca

Canadian ex-Pine Tree Line radtech `62-`73 have many stories, love to hear yours


04/10/2003 00:00:00

Name: leo j. milligan
Email: ljmsr2 AT aol.com

i was assigned as a commun8cations spec at saratoga springs afs ny in 1957-58 and wonder about any re-unions. any one know where dwayne joslyn can be located. the best assignment i had was ac & w.


04/09/2003 00:00:00

Name: Roland T. Rocha
Email: roley0812 AT aol.com

Thank you for your wonderful website. I spent the majority of my Air Force career at small Radar Sites. In my opinion, that was the best Air Force. I was stationed at the following stations: Bellefontaine, AFS, Ohio 1963-1965 Sparrevohn, AFS, Alaska Jan.1966-Jan.1967 Opheim, AFS,Montana 1972-1974


04/09/2003 00:00:00

Name: Roland T. Rocha
Email: roley0812 AT aol.com

Thank you for your wonderful website. I spent the majority of my Air Force career at small Radar Sites. In my opinion, that was the best Air Force. I was stationed at the following stations: Bellefontaine, AFS, Ohio 1963-1965 Sparrevohn, AFS, Alaska 01/1966-01/1967 Opheim, AFS, Montana 1972-1974 North Bend, AFS, Oregon (Air Force`s best kept secret)1974-1980 Port Austin AFS, Michigan 1980-1981 Retired, 1 Dec. 1981...Therefore, Been There, done that...........Great Memories....... Sparrevohn, AFS, Alaska Jan.1966-Jan.1967 Opheim, AFS,Montana 1972-1974


04/09/2003 00:00:00

Name: Bob Darbro
Email: bdarbro AT vcmails.com

I enjoyed visiting your site and was amazed at how many sites existed. I was on active duty with the Air Force from 1951/1961 and was assigned to several sites during this period. Some of them are listed, some are not. I will list the sites I was assigned to and the approximate period. 1. Saratoga, NY during 1952/1953. This was my first assignment after basic training. Saratoga was not yet open and the personnel were being assembled at Schenectady, NY. We moved to Saratoga during 1952. 2. Manchester, NH during 1953. This assignment was a gathering for deployment to Armstrong, Ontario, Canada to open that base which was part of the Pinetree Project. We left Manchester in 1953 by train to Montreal were we changed to a Canadian Express to Armstrong. This train stopped at everyplace and even along the line to pickup passengers that waited along the line. I have a lot of interesting sories of this asignment. 3. Sharon, PA was a site just over the line from Ohio, very near Youngstown. This site was open when I arrived there. 4. Owingsville, KY was opened in 1954 by personnel that had been assembled at Clinton County AFB, Wilmington, Ohio. We convoyed to Owingsville by private and military vehicles. The original Headquarters Building was an old garage located on main street behind the home of one of the 2-3 advance personnel. This was a split site. The main site was at the base of the hill leading into Owingsville, while the radar site was 4-5 miles farther down the road toward Sharpsburg. The base was closed in 1957, leaving a skeleton crew for final closure. 5. Joelton, TN was from 1957/1959. This base was open upon my arrival, along with my new wife and young baby. This was my last AC&W assignement. I was then assigned to the 59th Fighter Squadron, Goose Bay, Labrador, but I could look out at the horizon and see an AC&W outfit on a nearby mountaintop. My only escape was discharge, which occurred in 1961. Bob Darbro


04/08/2003 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: Historian AT radomes.org

Howard D. Jones: Your e-mail no longer works. Please contact me, as I have a few historical questions to ask you regarding one of your assignments. Thanks!! -- Tom


04/07/2003 00:00:00

Name: Jim Gottwald
Email: igottja AT hotmail.com

I was born and raised in Madera. Dad was a farmer. Found the site while looking for OTH radar info. I have been a Tech Rep for a few DOD contractors. Currently Managing the Electronic Combat Range at Melrose , NM. (Rhymes with Bombing Range). Military career and initial radar experience gained as a member of the Calif Air Nat`l Guard at Fresno. (144th CAMRON). Now over 35 years experience in the Electronic Warfare field.


04/05/2003 00:00:00

Name: Tom Condra
Email: ardnoc AT aol.com

failed to mention my unit in prior message `784th` AC&W @Snow Mtn Afs (Ft Knox, Ky)---------anyone stationed there between Dec 56 and Aug 60------please contact me as I am looking for those that I served with---thanks


04/04/2003 00:00:00

Name: Tom Condra
Email: ardnoc AT aol.com

I was stationed at Snow Mtn AFS from Dec 1956 until Aug 1960-----would like to hear from anyone stationed there during that period...looking for Dan Beckner--Edgar Spickler--John Benedict..and others-----thanks


04/02/2003 00:00:00

Name: John Petrick
Email: petrickj AT nabisco.com or jpdoctorcool

Just to let anybody that knew Leo Kipp, a civilian with the 648th Radar, passed away a nummber of years ago. He worked in the Air Conditioning Shop.


04/02/2003 00:00:00

Name: Harold Seaman
Email: HSEAMANUS AT YAHOO.COM

Assigned to the 813th AC&W Squadron, Rockport, texas from approximately Jan. 1961 through the end of 1962. Was in the 305xx afsc working on the GPA 37 computer.


04/01/2003 00:00:00

Name: David R. Kline
Email: dkline AT bentonnews.net

I never served at the Benton Air Force Station, Benton, PA, but did visit the NCO club on the base several times. I live in Benton today and run a web site called http://www.bentonnews.net, if you would like to relive old memories. I include a lot of news of the area. I will gladly answer any questions about the area or the present use of the site, if you email me at mailto:dkline@epix.net. If you provide any background or stories or pictures, I`ll include them on the site. If you need something, don`t hesitate to ask.


04/01/2003 00:00:00

Name: Ardell Voeller
Email: svoeller AT gte.net

I served with the air force at Cape Romanzof from 1966-1967 as a supply warehouseman. As a young man it was the most exciting time of my life. I loved the remote acw site and would love to go back for a visit. Any chance of anyone providing information about the past 37rs?


04/01/2003 00:00:00

Name: Ardell Voeller
Email: svoeller AT gte.net

I served with the air force at Cape Romanzof from 1966-1967 as a supply warehouseman. As a young man it was the most exciting time of my life. I loved the remote acw site and would love to go back for a visit. Any chance of anyone providing information about the past 37rs?