Radomes Guestbook V3.0
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Prior months' guestbooks:
Name: Harvey Hartman
Mike Holmes, we seem to be having technical difficulties. Please e-mail me again. Harvey
Name: William P (Bill) Brown
I started my AC&W career at Indian Mountain AFS,Alaska (1957-1958) then transferred to Miles City AFS,Montana (1958-1959)then on to Wadena AFS, Minn. (1959-1960) then to Malmstrom Sage Center (1960-1963) then Discharged
Name: Steve Weatherly
Radar maintenance starting at Keesler AFB 64-65, 689th Mt Hebo AFS 65-67, 6146th Air Force Advisory Gp Seoul Korea 69-70, and Hqtrs ATC Randolph AFB 73-77 (Logistics/maintenance not Tech Trng). Glad to see the museum has included info on US Radar Sites in Korea. There were also separate Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) radar sites with USAF advisors to include a radar maintenance superintendant (E-8). In addition, there were temporary deployments of USAF radars and personnel in support of the Korean AC&W system. Radar evaluations from the team at Hill AFB, and site evaluations by PAC GEEIA were also performed. Anyone out there remember those ROKAF AC&W sites? I was there when the EC-121 was shot down, the ROKAF radomes were first painted haze grey, we gave ROKAF american guard dogs, and the F-4 phantom entered ROKAF service.
Name: Jerry E Robinson
Its been 30 years since I retired as an Radar Technician and reviewing these old sites I visited or was stationed at really brought old memories. Thanks
Name: Bob Fletcher
Like to hear from folks at the 667th (1980-81) and 705th AC&W (1972-73) units from Iceland H-3 and King Salmon Ak. This is a great system.
Name: Ron Dodson
What a great website! I was at Murphy Dome, 744AC&W, in 1977 as a `blue-suiter` and worked with the contractor, RCA, at Cape Romanzof and Cold Bay.
Name: J Mark Staley
683rd AC&W Sweetwater, TX in `66, `67 and then to 13th AF Air Defense in the PI `68,`69 at Clark. If you were at either drop a note.
Name: DON TIMMONS
I WORKED SPRING-SUMMER 2003 IN KOTZEBUE. HAD A CHANCE TO GO THERE IN 1963, TDY FROM ELMENDORF, BUT WAS SENT TO SHEMYA INSTEAD, THEN ON TO POINT ARENA AFS, CALIF. I WAS DISAPPOINTED TO SEE ONLY ONE RADOME AT THE KOTZEBUE SITE. EVERYTHING ELSE WAS BULLDOZED AND DISPOSED OF. I TOOK ONE PICTURE OF THE RADOME, AND A COUPLE OF LONG SHOTS AWAY FROM THE RADOME. THE PEOPLE OF THE TOWN MISS THE AIR FORCE PRESENCE AND THEIR RECREATIONAL FACILITIES. KOTZEBUE TODAY HAS VERY LITTLE OF THAT KIND OF FACILITY. IF YOU DIDN`T HAVE A SNOWMOBILE, DOG SLED, OR FOUR WHEELER YOU JUST VEGITATE NOW.
Name: Bob Rapp
For Dick Konizeski: Am planning on attending the 25th AD Reunion Bkfst. on Oct. 4th at McChord AFB...Will have photo`s of my trip to Germany earlier this year where I took snaps of old radar site at Wasserkuppe. The old 616th AFS. Its still there but in bad shape and reconfigured for communicationstraffic. Acknowledge please at my e-mail address...Thanks, Bob
Name: James B. Phillips
It is such a pleasure to revisit memories I was assigned to the 703rd and the 813th AC&W Radar Squadron
Name: John Godley
WOW what a great site. looked up all the AFS I was stationed at. brought back some good memories.. THANKS FOR THE HARD Work
Name: Mark Seigel
This is really a great site. Hopefully I can hook up with some old USAF buddies. Anyone who remembers me send me an email. I`d be glad to hear from anyone.
Name: William M. Smith
Need info on 602AC&W Sq, Birkenfeld, Germany from 1951 thru 1954. E-mail pse if you have anything on this organization during this time frame.
Name: Robinson Jerry E
I reviewed your listing of conus radar sites and found several that I visited during my career missing. Such as: pickstown,SD;Hutchinson,KS; Olathe,KSand some others. I was in the radar evaluation squadron a few years.
Name: Tom Page
For the sake of all who think an Air Force radar site is missing from this on-line museum, first try your search for complete names such as `Pickstown AFS, SD`; `Hutchinson AFS, KS`; `Olathe AFS, KS`; and so forth. The search finds them exactly they way they are listed in our data base. That is, our web site is *not* set up for fuzzy searches, so a term such as ``pickstown,SD`` would not be found. On the other hand, simply entering ``pickstown`` or ``pickstown afs`` would work. Please give it a try. Comments are welcome. Thanks. -- Radomes, Inc. Staff
Name: RAYMOND S. VENA
JUST FOUND THIS GREAT SITE AND WAS THRILLED TO SEE THE ARTICLES AND PICTURES OF ALL THE GREAT FRIENDS I MADE WHILE STATIONED AT THE 903RD AC&W GETTYSBURG, SOUTH DAKOTA.THERE WILL ALWAYS BE AN `ABDUCT` IN MY VOCABULARY.DROP A LINE WHEN YOU CAN.
Name: David D. Roebke
I was stationed at the 20th, 23rd, 24th, and 26th (SWAD) during my career. I was also a Skilled and Expert Control Technician using SAGE equipment (Not all that easy to achieve). My best assignment was at the 24th Air Division where I earned a chance to go to William Tell `82 where my team won `Best F-106 Control Team` beating the team from Syracuse. My team was also the first to control an F-106 that actually shot down a drone with an AIM4F at any William Tell up to that time. I have all my records and awards on file including some evaluations and large-scale exercise experience. I`m book-marking this site and will visit later. Dave
Name: Gary Jacobs
I have no connection with the following, but saw “40-acre Ex-military Radar Base” for sale on e-Bay. From photos it appears to have an FAA radar on it. This is apparently the location of the former 903rd AC&W Squadron. So, for the radar enthusiast who wants his own unit … TO BE SOLD BY SILENT AUCTION! We are not selling this property on e-Bay. So please send all bids and mail to us at the address below. The advertised price is not what we are selling, for we had to enter something to get it advertised, this is the bottom we will take. This property is located 2 mi. north of Gettysburg, S.D., about 60 mi. northeast of Pierre, S.D.; location of nearest large airport - on the highest point east of the Missouri River until you get to the Appalachian Mountains. There are about 15 buildings on this property, which are structurally sound. There are some windows and doors that need some attention; there has been very little vandalism. The heating systems are not in working order. The rural water is available but not on the property. There is no security fence. Some of the buildings are: 90` X 110` clear span large white building; 32` X 80` motor pool with 4 overhead doors; 2= 20` X 144` barracks; 30` X 100` multi purpose with attached half court gym; 32 room two story dormitory; and several smaller buildings. There is an underground tunnel that was built by us in the early 80`s also has some underground water cisterns. The taxes are about $800 per year and current, no liens on property. The location of the property is in a very well known hunting and fishing area, near Lake Oahe, with U.S. Highways 212 and 83 nearby. This property is being sold by silent auction (which we are handling ourselves) ending Oct. 1st at 12 noon or 1 hour after last bid. If the phone lines go down or computer fails we will extend the sale closing time. Some financing available, depending on your credit history, with 50 percent down. For more info call 605-374-5444 or 5565. Email email@example.com Rosenau 11162 SD Hwy 73 Lemmon SD 57638
Name: ray smethurst
I flew as mechanic Nordairs c46 in 1967. we used to fly cambridge bay to alaska i think it was barta island, allso we used to fly the us army i nspection teem quite often, we used to get a kik out of those guys.any one out there in the inspection teem? reguards ray s....
Name: James Nissel
I enjoyed the website. I especially enjoyed the info about Tin City (710th). I was there as a Bendix rep 1959-60. It was interesting to read how it has changed over the years.
Name: Tom Condra
still looking to contact anyone stationed with the 784th AC&W at Snow Mtn AFS Kentucky 1956-1960----thanks
Name: Jerry Swanson
something of interest: While visiting friends in MO. we went to dinner at Branson and following that took in the military museaum. If you are in that area it is worth seeing. Jerry
Name: Jack Kerr
I see a Erskine D Wyatt on roster for Hanna City, IL in 1964. There is no email address. I have been trying to contact Erskine as he was all so with 551st AEW&C. I am trying to contact all computer techs from 551st. If any one knows his where abouts please contact me at above email.
Name: Scott MacLeod
750th Radar Sq Boron AFS, CA 1971-1975 Refg Shop....
Name: Thomas Kingston
Searved at Benton AFS 1957 & 1958 as ground radio repairman. Wondered when it shut down and can it still be visited. I wanted to show my son where I shovled all that snow as a result of unshined shoes.
Name: Jolly Toole
I was scope dope on Texas Tower 4 from 1958 til 1960
Name: Larry Brewer, Major (Ret.)
Great and useful site. I`ll be sending some pictures of Gibbsboro and Kotzebue AFS`s.
Name: Jerry Swanson
I just returned home from our first reunion of the 799th A.C.& W Sqdn. at Joelton TN. Had a wonderful time and many old memories revived. We are looking at doing it again in 2005 anyone who was at the 799th please contact me.there were 43 comrads and their spouses and guest for a total of 91 for our reunion banquet. GREAT SUCCESS but if you were a member of the 799th and were`nt there we missed you.Please contact me and get in our data base.
Name: Steve Grant
Went for a visit Downeast and drove up to the old GATR site at Bucks Harbor where I worked in the early 70`s. It was sad to see it trashed the way it was.