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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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2004

12/30/2004 00:00:00

Name: Robert L. Hooks
Email: bhooks AT hksinc.com

I was a member of the 759th Radar Squadron at Naselle AFS, Washington from February 1964 until it officially closed in April 1966. I was one of the last five Airmen to leave the site, and as the ranking remaining Airman, made the Official call to the 325th headquarters at McChord to secure the Site. I thoroughly enjoyed my tour at Naselle. I do not know who took the photo that I found on the intenet of the squadron area during that time, but it brought back memories and I have downloaded it to be the background on my computer. I recognize several of the cars parked in front of the orderly room, but alas, cannot remember who they belonged to. BH


12/30/2004 00:00:00

Name: Robert L. Hooks
Email: bhooks AT hksinc.com

I was a member of the 759th Radar Squadron at Naselle AFS, Washington from February 1964 until it officially closed in April 1966. I was one of the last five Airmen to leave the site, and as the ranking remaining Airman, made the Official call to the 325th headquarters at McChord to secure the Site. I thoroughly enjoyed my tour at Naselle. I do not know who took the photo that I found on the internet of the squadron area during that time, but it brought back memories and I have downloaded it to be the background on my computer. I recognize several of the cars parked in front of the orderly room, but alas,with the ever present `Old Timer`s disease` cannot remember who they belonged to. BH


12/27/2004 00:00:00

Name: Gordon Mobley
Email: Gormobley AT aol.com

Homestead AFB, Richmond AFS..69-70 Pleiku Vietnam..70-71 Klamath Falls Oregon..71-73


12/26/2004 00:00:00

Name: Gary Jacobs
Email: gaj7702 AT aol.com

The President has authorized the Department of Defense to assist Santa With the Twelve Days of Christmas. Status of acquisitions follows: Day 1- Partridge in a Pear Tree: The Army and Air Force are in the Process of deciding whose area of responsibility Day 1 falls under. Since the partridge is a bird, the Air Force believes it should have the lead. The Army, however, thinks trees are part of the land component command`s area of responsibility. After three months of discussion and repeated OpsDeps Tank sessions, a $1M study has been commissioned to decide who should lead this joint program. Day 2 - Two Turtledoves: Since doves are birds, the Air Force claims responsibility. However, turtles are amphibious, so the Navy-Marine Corps team thinks it should take the lead. Initial studies have shown that Turtles and doves may have interoperability problems. Terms of reference are being coordinated for a four-year, $10M DARPA study. Day 3 - Three French Hens: At State Department instigation, the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs has blocked off-shore purchase of hens, from the French or anyone else. A $6M program is being developed to find an acceptable domestic alternative. Day 4 - Four Calling Birds: Source selection has been completed, with the contract awarded to AT&T. However, the award is being challenged by a small disadvantaged business. Day 5 - Five Golden Rings: No available rings meet MILSPEC for gold plating. A three-year, $5M accelerated development program has been initiated. Day 6 - Six Geese a-Laying: The six geese have been acquired. However, the shells of their eggs seem to be very fragile. It might have been a mistake to build the production facility on a nuclear waste dump at a former Air Force base that was closed under BRAC. Day 7 - Seven Swans a-Swimming: Fourteen swans have been killed trying to get through the Navy SEAL training program. The program has been put on hold while the training procedures are reviewed to determine why the washout rate is so high. Day 8 - Eight Maids a-Milking: The entire class of the maids a milking Training program, at Colorado Springs, is involved in a sexual harassment suit against the Air Force. The program has been put on hold pending resolution of the lawsuit. Day 9 - Nine Ladies Dancing: Recruitment of the ladies dancing has been halted by a lawsuit from the `Don`t Ask, Don`t Tell Association.` Members claim they have a right to dance and wear women`s clothing as long as they`re off duty. Day 10 - Ten Lords a-Leaping: The ten lords have been abducted by terrorists. Congress has approved $2M in funding to conduct a rescue operation. Army Special Forces and a USMC MEU(SOC) are conducting a `NEO-off` competition for the right to rescue. Day 11 - Eleven Pipers Piping: The pipe contractor delivered the pipes on time. However, he thought DoD wanted smoking pipes. DoD lost the claim due to defective specifications. A $22M dollar retrofit program is in process to bring the pipes into spec. Day 12 - Twelve Drummers Drumming: Due to cutbacks only six billets are available for drumming drummers. DoD is in the process of coordinating an RFP to obtain the six additional drummers by outsourcing; however, funds will not be available until FY-06. As a result of the above-mentioned programmatic delays, and due to a high OPTEMPO that requires diversion of modernization funds to support current readiness, Christmas is hereby postponed until further notice.


12/24/2004 00:00:00

Name: Keslar Wayne Reeder, MSgt, USAF, Ret.
Email: kesltddybr AT aol.com

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all who served on the many radar sites in the United States and also the pinetree line in Canada.


12/24/2004 00:00:00

Name: Dave Auvil
Email: Timingdva AT aol.com

Merry Christmas to all you Radar Maintenance Troops.


12/24/2004 00:00:00

Name: Miles Martin
Email: miles.martin AT msfc.nasa.gov

Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night! Thanks to Tom and Gene and all others who made this site possible. PS: My dues are in the mail.


12/24/2004 00:00:00

Name: Jeff States
Email: psu68 AT psualum.com

Just like the previous comment, my yearly dues will be in the mail next week. How about you? If you enjoy this site and the memories that return, become a member and help ease the financial burden for the folks who have organized and who run this site. Make it your New Year`s resolution. It`s a commitment of 4 cents a day! Wishing all of you who served in the 20th century, the best of health in the 21st century!


12/24/2004 00:00:00

Name: David E. Casteel
Email: davidecasteel AT yahoo.com

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the Cold Warriors on this board! I have many fond memories of my assignments, including a Christmas in Labrador (Cartwright) and one on Johnston Island.


12/24/2004 00:00:00

Name: Chuck Sunder
Email: chucksunder AT hotmail.com

Christmas Eve at Sparrevohn, Alaska....eating SOS at midnight chow in a drafty quonset hut and counting the days till I would leave (11). It was almost fifty years ago, but seems like yesterday. Merry Christmas to everyone, and especially to all the guys I served with in 1955 at the 719th AC&W Sq....and a special Thank You to Tom and Gene for making this site the special place that it is. Chuck Sunder


12/23/2004 00:00:00

Name: SMsgt Ret.B D Turbeville
Email: turbe5513 AT aol.com

JUST A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY FELLOW SCOPE DOPS AND ALL OTHERS WHO SERVED AT AC&W AND TACTICAL CONTROL SQUADRONS 1958 TO 1984


12/22/2004 00:00:00

Name: Burton Brennan CMSGT USAF RET
Email: buckybre AT earthlink.net

We might be old Jeff but there are a lot of scope dopes out there that still could control cicles around some of those pups.We know it and so do they. They just don`t want the medical cost to keep us going. Merry christmas to all.


12/22/2004 00:00:00

Name: Marvin Liss
Email: telecom_engineer AT bigfoot.com

Great site. Thanks!


12/22/2004 00:00:00

Name: Edward Franklin
Email: erfranklin AT hotmail.com

Still looking for AC&W personnel stationed at the following bases: King Salmon, Alaska 10/57 - 10/58 705th AC&W Geiger Field, Spokane, Wa 10/58 - 10/59 823rd AC&W McChord AFB, Parkland, Wa 01/60 - 05/61 25th AD SAGE Center Merry XMAS & Happy New Year to all of the military forces - active, retired, and inactive - who have served to guarantee the freedom of theis wonderful USA. God bless all of you and may the active personnel be kept safe and return to their loved ones and all of us who support their efforts.


12/22/2004 00:00:00

Name: Frank A. Martinez
Email: fama4 AT bellsouth.net

I was an Integrated Fire Control mechanic with the Nike Hercules Air Defense Command. Served in the US ( C-47 Wheeler,IN 1966-1967 and overseas (Grossacsenheim, West Germany 1967-1969.


12/22/2004 00:00:00

Name: Jim Holdsworth
Email: jaholdsworth AT sbcglobal.net

This time of year makes me think of a good meal at the Falcon Club at Birkenfeld, lots of snow at the Gereral Walker Hotel in Berchtesgaden or just another shift at the bunker (Borfink).


12/21/2004 00:00:00

Name: Edward J Cox
Email: edjcox AT yahoo.com

Nice site. Served AC&W at Charleston AFS, ME and Keesler AFB, MS. 765th RADS. Where is your personnel contacts listing?


12/21/2004 00:00:00

Name: Jeff States
Email: psu68 AT psualum.com

Thought some of you might find the following interesting. The FAA has announced that they will be hiring 10,000 air traffic controllers over the next decade to replace expected retirements. Since an air traffic conroller closely parallels what I did in the Air Force, I called the FAA `on a lark` to see what the age requirements would be. Answer--minimum age is 30, maximum age is 31. Oh well, youth wins again!!


12/21/2004 00:00:00

Name: bob bourman
Email: 00flhri AT comcast.net

Tatalina 7/71 - 7/72 Cape Newingham 12/71 TDY


12/20/2004 00:00:00

Name: Arnold R LaMotte
Email: arlamotte AT austin.rr.com

Did tours on some ACW sites, I was a Comm/Cen/Crypto type and later Plans and Programms Mgr. Det 2 ALCOM Rgn, Shemya AFS Alaska. 62 -63. 2172CS Evereux France 63-65. 603rd ACW Texarkana AFS Ark 65-66. Det 1 620 TCS Dong-Ha Vietnam 66-67. 1926CS Robins AFB Ga. 67-70. 1962CG Kadena AB Okinawa 70-71. 623ACW Kumi-Jima AS Okinawa 71-72. 4MCG Altus AFB Ok. 72-73. 2103CS Ellington Fld Tx. 73-75. 2012CS Seymour Johnson AFB N.C. 75-76. 6ATAF (NATO) Izmir Turkey 76-77. Scott Medical Center 77-78. 1931CG Langley AFB Va. 78-80. 2064CS Shemya AFB Alaska 80-81. Hq 485th EIS Griffiss AFB N.Y. 81-82. Retired 1982. Have been surfing many sites looking for old buddies have found many, but most have not kept their email updated therefore have not contacted many. Anyone out there with a better memory than mine make contact my email is good and I will keep hunting for old friends with good email addresses. Thanks Kujo


12/19/2004 00:00:00

Name: Dave Delancey
Email: david.delancey AT us.army.mil

Love these old sites. I wasn`t in Air Defense, but spent a good long time at Ft Bliss in support of the Air Defenders.......


12/18/2004 00:00:00

Name: Jeff States
Email: psu68 AT psualum.com

To all who served their country a long time ago...the best of holidays and a healthy new year. Special wishes to Tom & Gene who have `preserved the memory.`


12/18/2004 00:00:00

Name: Larney M.McGrath
Email: larney AT verizon.net

This is an excellent site..I was at Det 300 of the 601st in 64&65 and then back to Keesler for school the to the 728th TCS at Shaw until Mar of 68, then to the 1962 Comm at Kadena Oki until Nov 69, then off to GEEIA until Nov 70, then I got out until Feb 1973 and I tried the Army for 8 years, Then back to the Air Force until Sep 94.When I retired and have enjoyed it...I do all over again if I had the Chance the good and the bad... I came out of Southeast Asia to Germany I can`t say I was playing with a full deck when I got there but they help me get back on earth and I thank all the guys for that..


12/18/2004 00:00:00

Name: joseph p. nilo
Email: josephnilo AT lycos.com

my first and my last squadrons while on my first actice duty tour was with f106 squadrons the 48th and then the 49th fis. i am a newcomer to this site.


12/18/2004 00:00:00

Name: Bud Amadon
Email: camadon AT gci.net

I served at Buck`s Harbor AFS, Maine, at the GATR site. Is there anybody out there who was there when I was...between 1965 and 1968, and later between 1974 and 1975? If so, I would like very much to hear from you. I retired after 20 yrs.in 1981,in Alaska, at Elmendorf AFB. Have lived here since then.


12/17/2004 00:00:00

Name: Laverne A. "buck" Braun
Email: buckbraun AT alaska.com

spent many years in alaska, also guam and mass


12/17/2004 00:00:00

Name: Gerald Lassiter
Email: milltail AT hotmail.com

tom, i have a list of all k-sites in korea. will send you a site to go to and get them.


12/17/2004 00:00:00

Name: Masters,Frank
Email: robot AT dfsi.net

601st Sembach 05 March 1964 to 12 March 1967 606th HOF/Doebraberg 14 Feb 1969 to 03 Feb 1973 [Supply] NOW: 6230 Co Hwy 1087 Defuniak Spring,Florida. 32433. Phone 850-834-2200 or 850-834-2368.


12/16/2004 00:00:00

Name: Ralph Osbon
Email: rosbon1 AT jam.rr.com

Have enjoyed reading this Guest Book. I first served at the 668th AC&W at Mather AFB from Sept 57- Dec 58; 642 AC&W at Red Cliff NFLD Jan 59- Mar 60; then 691 Radar Sq. at Cross City Fla. Apr 60- July 61. Anyone out there who might have been at these sites? Contact me: rosbon1@jam.rr.com


12/15/2004 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: historian AT radomes.org

Can anyone out there supply a list of AC&W radar site *designators* for sites in Korea? For instance, Pyong-Taek was site ``K-6``; Paengnyong-do was site ``K-53``; and Cho-do was site ``K-54.`` If anone knows any other site designations, please let us know. Thanks!


12/15/2004 00:00:00

Name: Richard Willard, MSgt, USAF, Retired
Email: Dick446 AT msn.com

Was a A1C with the 635th ACW Sq from Jan 1955 to Dec 1956. Worked the Mail Room and Orderly Room.


12/15/2004 00:00:00

Name: Michael Ludwig
Email: ianmugs AT aol.com

I just found your site and I`m anxious to look thru it this evening. We were stationed at Mt. Laguna AFS, CA from `72-`76, 751st RADS / 751st ADGp. After I have looked your site over, I will be happy to share some pics from the 70s as well as some pics from my visit there in the early 90s. I will most likely share some stories as well. Thanks for your efforts here, it is greatly appreciated.


12/15/2004 00:00:00

Name: Dennis Longdon
Email: jlongdon AT carolina.rr.com

Nice site, 276xx 1974 Malmstrom 24th AD, 1976 Pruem AS, 1979 Makah AFS, 1981 Keesler AFB, 1985 Falcon AFS, 1987 Back to Pruem then Zweibrucken, 1991 Hall ANGS. If anyone remembers me drop me a line.


12/15/2004 00:00:00

Name: Fabris G.Luca
Email: plcpf AT tin.it

Dear Sirs, My name is Fabris G.Luca,38 years old.I`m studying,and loving Elvis Presley since I was 11 years old. I`m an Elvis researcher expecially on the early days.I particularly like the Louisiana Hayride days and so I started doing researches on this and trying to meet and interview as much people as I could. I`m also a private collector and I have some good pieces which I`m very proud of.......As told I`m doing this research to obtain historic elements and souvenirs.I`m interested in acetates,recordings,posters,photos......and to contact as many persons that were `there` as possible to remember with them!! All these researches are in relation to a book/CD project for the Elvis fan club network. It`s a 3/4 CD 200 pages book about Elvis stay at SUN records done by Ernst Jorgensen which I`m now helping detailing the period from July of 1954 through the end of 1955. The book will consist of more than 400 early photos - half of them previously unpublished. It`s not an attempt of once again write the story of Elvis Presley, but more a collection of information, photos, memorabilia and stories shared by fans who where there at the time. The book will not deal in gossip or other unpleasant material it`s all about the innocence of the time and the impact of Elvis` music. We are trying to document every single show Elvis did, and we have come fairly close. So I`m looking for photos,recordings from Louisiana Hayride or Opry,or any live radio gig or interview .... ANYTHING IS WELCOME FROM THE 50s!! I`m looking for info on Elvis gigs at Keesler AFB back in June 27th and 28th 1955 and November 7th and 8th 1955.On the days before these dates he was already in Biloxi for other gigs.Photos,memories or recordings welcome,anything..... Write soon I hope this is not too much of an intrusion. Sincerely yours Fabris G.Luca Elvis Fan Club of Italy Researcher


12/15/2004 00:00:00

Name: Fabris G.Luca
Email: plcpf AT tin.it

Dear Sirs, I`m looking for info on Biloxi DJ called Norman Kroll.He was there in 1955 and spinning Elvis Presley on radio! Looking for info also on New Orleans area DJ called Red Smith.He was pushing Elvis there in 1955. Looking for photos or recordings from 1954-1955 from early gigs on Elvis!Were you recording from radio? Thanks Best Luca


12/15/2004 00:00:00

Name: mike magliola
Email: mikemagliola AT optonline.net

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


12/14/2004 00:00:00

Name: Bill Naseth
Email: wnaseth AT charter.net

Great Site!! Brings back memories (some not so great) I worked with FPS-3 and 6 mostly. What progress!!


12/13/2004 00:00:00

Name: Ron Larson
Email: antiqueronkaz AT webtv.net

In 1952 while at Mt. Tam, I participated in a test program to attempt very long range detection of A/C transmitting X-band bombing radar.We used ECM passive detection equipment (APN-9, APA-64 in conjunction with an inverted ASQ-13 antenna). Identical equipment was installed at the sites at Pt. Arena and Klamath.Signal azimuths from the three sites were plotted in an attempt by triangulation to get a position fix on the transmitting A/C. Turned out to be not reliable enough for practical use.Anyways i got very familiar with all the radars around the Frisco Bay area.


12/13/2004 00:00:00

Name: Robert ( Bob ) Wofford
Email: Bwofford3 AT aol.com

I really enjoyed observing this site. I was on H-2 when the bubble blew down, and was moved to H-3. I was at the Hofn site until December 1961, when I was brought back to the States. Keep up the good work.......Bob Wofford


12/13/2004 00:00:00

Name: Gary A. K. Cherpes
Email: TMCPHOTO1 AT aol.com

Hi Gang, I was stationed in Germany from July 1957 until Aug 1960 with the 602nd AC&W SQDN Det#1 (OLA-1). We have been having reunions for the last 5-6 years and want you to join us in Nashville this coming Oct...(No date has been set yet..) Also looking for any former personell stationed in HOf... If anyone knows the whereabouts of John Aback a Bendix rep (if he is still alive) please e-mail me... Other not located people are Tony Amato, Astor E. Francis Je. of LaPorte Ind., Robert Goff the medic, Carl Johnson also a medic, Robert Greager from PA who was in diesel maint.. Gary...waiting to hear from you..


12/13/2004 00:00:00

Name: George A. Bisson
Email: geobis66 AT yahoo.com

I was with the 777th in klamath,calif,the 613th in funagawa,japan site 33 amori ,japan i think it was site 42,635 in mccord field,wash,694th at lewistown,montana,902nd at miles city,montana,from 1954 to 1964 i put 10 years active duty with the air force,an 14 years with the nat guard in n.h, 1 retired as a e-6 ,am looking for a capt lyman gates, he was my commander at site 33 in japan,hope to hear from any one george a . bisson


12/13/2004 00:00:00

Name: Carl Johnson
Email: cfj6 AT cornell.edu

I served in the 608th AC&W Sqdn. near K18 Kangnung Korea from 8/52 to 8/53. We were based on a mountain top about 25 miles from K18. Cold winters. Browse our website at http://home.bellsouth.net/p/PWP-608ACW


12/13/2004 00:00:00

Name: Henry (sonny ) Blankenship
Email: henryb300 AT aol.com

what ever happened to OLA# 1 Hof ,and OLA# 2 Mausdorf near Nurnburg , any one remember ?


12/13/2004 00:00:00

Name: Henry (sonny ) Blankenship
Email: henryb300 AT aol.com

what ever happened to OLA# 1 Hof ,and OLA# 2 Mausdorf near Nurnburg , any one remember ? 6 nul swy ( 602 ) we`re never dry 602 AC&W


12/11/2004 00:00:00

Name: William Washburn
Email: billnbc AT bellsouth.net

Have any of you AC&W personnel out there that was stationed at the Wasserkuppe during the years of 1967-70 and up until it was turned over to the Germans in November of 1974? I worked in the Search and Height Sections during my first tour and then from July 1973 until 1974 was the MCOIC of Radar Maintenance.


12/11/2004 00:00:00

Name: Raymond A White
Email: Nocturnes60 AT hotmail.com

Sweetwater Radar from the time it open untill 1958, Sioux Lookout Canada 1958 to 1960, Eagle Pass Texas Radar 1960,to 1962, Dauphin Island 1962 to 1964 TDY to Gross City Fla 6 Months, Then South East Asia Civic Action Program Retaired from Edwards AFB 1970, Retired United States Department Justice 1986 Physician Assistant


12/10/2004 00:00:00

Name: David Casteel
Email: davidecasteel AT yahoo.com

For David Warrick and Sherman Butler. I attended the 2002 Mt. Hebo reunion held in Tillamook, OR and drove up the mountain at that time. They have blocked off the road that used to access the cantonment area and the remaining road only leads to the communications facilities located up there. Vehicular access from that point to the radar site is also blocked, but one could walk over to it. The housing area down the mountain has been dismantled and the flat area is now in use as a horse corral. The Hebo Lake park is still open and maintained and we had a picnic there as part of the reunion. There were, as far as I know, 4 people at the reunion who had been stationed at Mt. Hebo AFS during the time that I was, and it was nice to see them again. (I was stationed there from Feb 1960 to Aug 1962, but made trips back up to the mountain off and on until Mar 1964 from my subsequent assignment at Adair AFS.) I have scanned into digital form pictures from the time I was at Mt. Hebo and they can be accessed from the `Documents` section of the 689th page. I have not scanned any from the reunion yet but plan to do so in the future.


12/10/2004 00:00:00

Name: Tom Sellars
Email: tomary11 AT msn.com

Great site - 661st Selfridge, Mi.(1957-1959, 664th Bellefontaine AFS(1959-1960), 691st Cross City, FL (1960-1961), 661st Selfridge (1961-1964), 605th TCS Mobile (507th TAC)(Philippines-Vietnam-Thialand)(1964-1966), 665th Calumet AFS (1964-1966), 661st Selfridge (1966-69), Miyako Jima, Okinawa (1969-1971), Det 3 Berlin Templehof (1971-1975), 665th Calumet AFS 1975-1977) - retired - went to work for Federal Government as Software Quality Engineer - retiring 31 Dec 2004 - Say hey to all that served.


12/10/2004 00:00:00

Name: Opal F. Rice
Email: bbqpork AT centurytel.net

I was on a radar site in Iceland in 1956 and 1957. Five years ago, I had kidney cancer. I was wondering if there is a connection. OFR


12/09/2004 00:00:00

Name: Raymond A White
Email: Nocturnes60 AT hotmail.com

Sweetwater Texas, Sioux Lookout Ontario Canada, Eagle Pass, Texas, Dauphlin Island Alabama, Gross City Fla.


12/08/2004 00:00:00

Name: Bob Vincent
Email: bayoubark AT bellsouth.net

Greetings from the Mountains of North Carolina. What a shame it was yesterday,to see homes of known vets from WWII to the present, NOT FLYING our Flag. But as always,God bless America and God bless our Vets. USAF 1957-61,ADC Norad & PACAF


12/06/2004 00:00:00

Name: Jim Hatch
Email: jhatch8275 AT aol.com

Was at Ellsworth ACW in 1956-1958 in comm/crypto...been so long ago I forgot the exact number of the squardon...like to hear from anyone there at the same time...almost 50 years now... Jim Hatch, SMSgt., USAF, Ret.


12/06/2004 00:00:00

Name: Howard Tress
Email: howardtress AT yahoo.com

Anyone out there stationed at the 633rd Wheelus AFB between 13 Feb 58 and May 59? If so drop me a line at atthct@sprintmail.com. Howard Tress


12/05/2004 00:00:00

Name: Dick Grimes
Email: dickgri AT yahoo.com

From tech school to: 712 AC&W...NE Cape, St Lawrence Island Alaska; 788 AC&W...Waverly AFS Iowa, 54-57....59-61....63-65; 916 AC&W...Beausejour Manitoba Canada; 784 AC&W...Snow Mountain AFS Kentucky; May have the sq. numbers reversed...a little crs there. Dick Grimes


12/05/2004 00:00:00

Name: Frank Wilson
Email: fwilsonsprint AT earthlink.net

ASO at Keno BUIC 1970-71 until put in reserve status.


12/05/2004 00:00:00

Name: Bob Davis
Email: rbdavis1 AT cahrter.net

784 AC&W (RADRON) Aug 61 - Jun 64 Phoenix Air Defense Sector (MCC) Nov 64 - Nov 65 620 TCS (Det 4 621 TCS) Udorn RTAFB Dec 65 - Aug 66 649 Radar Sq Bedford AFS VA Aug 66 - Jan 69 645 Radar Sq Patrick AFB FL Feb 69 - Apr 71 All as Ground Radar Repairman (303X2). Cross-trained into Computer Programming in 1971; OTS 1974; Retired as O-3 in 1984.


12/04/2004 00:00:00

Name: Bill Hutchinson
Email: ki7be AT yahoo.com

This is a great site. Keep up the good work. I`m a retired AC&W radar repairman. This site brings back lots of fond memories.


12/04/2004 00:00:00

Name: R. E. Jordan
Email: rjordan AT cableone.net

I just happened to remember that my stepfather was a radar operator in the early 50`s in either Okinawa or Japan. Did anyone know Herbert O. Jordan, from Tennessee around that time frame. My real father, Robert D. Montford, was stationed in the early to mid 50`s at Westover AFB, TDY to Iceland, then at MacDill Florida, and over to Columbus Air Station, Mississippi. However, he was a crew chief on the flight lines (from what I`ve heard). In fact, my mother - Barbara Harr (maiden) was Air Force, when she met dad. Oddly enough (imagine that), I entered the AF in 1970, became a radar operator, and spent my time at Monkey Mtn, VietNam (Motel Alpha `71-`72), Kindsbach Cave (`71-`72), and in 77-78 was up at Watertown AFB at Dry Hill. My brother, Tom Jordan, spent 17 years in avionics in the AF. My brother in law, Tom Haines, spent 12 year or so in the AF as either a security policeman or drill instructor at Lackland. Let me hear from anyone who remembers my family, or myself. Robert Jordan, West Texas


12/04/2004 00:00:00

Name: Steve Wise
Email: wises AT cox.net

Good site, cya around


12/04/2004 00:00:00

Name: DAGUE, G. James
Email: dague AT sdplains.com

Looking for members of the 740th AC&W SQuadron. I still have duty sheets that list crews members including our orderly staff with Major H. Price commanding, Major K. Reeves as Operations Officer, and duty officers such as Lts: Joe R. Johnson, Richard W. Roughly (who couldn`t shoot straight--pheasants,), and others. JD (Formerely SSGT G.J. Dague)


12/03/2004 00:00:00

Name: Gene McManus
Email: gmcmanus AT radomes.org

I just got this this morning. A number of folks have asked for info, so here you go:

===================================================

Good Morning All,
The 50th Anniversary Lithographs of the Radar Sites in Iceland have arrived. Each print has been signed and numbered by the artist, Ronald Wong. Anyone wishing to order a print please see below for ordering information.

Ordering Information

Please send a money order or cashier`s check made payable to Brian T. Vaughn to:

932 ACS/CCS
Attn: Kelly R. Rhodes
PSC 1013, Box 2055
APO, AE 09725-2055

Cost: $40.00 per print (Print Size 20 x 28)
$ 5.00 shipping/handling
Total: $45.00

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If you have any further questions regarding the print, please feel free to contact me.

Kelly R. Rhodes
932 ACS/CCS
X5360
kellyr.rhodes@keflavik.af.mil


12/03/2004 00:00:00

Name: Sherman Butler
Email: butlersd AT nwlink.com

For David Warrick. I was stationed, along with my wife, at Mt Hebo in the mid seventies. We went back to visit in 2000 as part of our 25 wedding anniversary because that was where we had met and gotten married. You can still drive up to the top of the hill and except for a few civilian communication relay buildings and cell towers there`s nothing left up there. If you walk out to the end of the hill where the radar towers used to be you can see part of a single foundation from what I think used to the the height finder (FPS-90) tower and a few small bits and pieces of concrete block left over from the removal. They were very through in cleaning up the site. By the way the flat area on the right at about the 2000-2500 foot level that is now a horse trailer parking area used to be the family housing area for families stationed on the hill.


12/03/2004 00:00:00

Name: Carlos L. Figueroa, Lt Col, USAF Retired
Email: cfiguero AT arinc.com

Great stroll through memory lane! Excellent job!


12/03/2004 00:00:00

Name: Tony Vaquero
Email: vtonyann AT aol.com

Anyone out there who served on the mountain top site near Kangnung 1952-53? The outfit was Det.4, 608th AC&W Squadron. I was a radio operator there in 1953. Tony


12/01/2004 00:00:00

Name: David Warrick
Email: bennybeaver58 AT comcast.net

Fascinated by this site and this subject! I lived in the Willamette Valley of OR as a youth, and I vividly remember the outline of the Mt.Hebo radomes silhouetted against the western sky. It was sort of comforting to know the USAF was on the job. I was acquainted with one of the enlisted men who worked there in the late sixties, but I can`t recall if he ever told me about the site during its heyday. I`ve been up the road to Mt Hebo as far as civilian can go, only it was over thirty years ago - I don`t know whther it still goes to the summit. I`m a little disappointed that the site has been dismantled. Maybe I`ll take the family on a little day trip up there one of these days. By the way, there`s another former station still visible in the Coast Range mts. above Dallas OR. (the Laurel Mt. site). I`ve never been up there. Another day trip maybe?