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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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2005

01/31/2005 00:00:00

Name: PATRICK RYAN
Email: patr70444 AT yahoo.com

I WAS STATIONED AT NIKOLSKI (714TH AC&W) FROM FEB1967-MAR1968. IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE THAT WAS THERE AT THE SAME TIME. I WAS IN THE POWER HOUSE. JOHN F. KUNKEL WAS OUR LAST COMMANDER. THANKS PATRICK RYAN


01/31/2005 00:00:00

Name: Jerry Sherman
Email: jes8876 AT comcast.net

765th and 2165th (`Fuzzy 7` and PAVE-PAWS)


01/30/2005 00:00:00

Name: Gary Jacobs
Email: gaj7702 AT aol.com

The 622 TCF had Fritz the Cat, a big black and white stray cat that deigned to call the place home. He used one of his lives when he was hit by a car. He was a tough guy, with temporary casts on his rear legs that sounded a little like taps when he walked on the (highly polished) tile floor. Later he may have used all of his lives and disappeared or perhaps someone took him Stateside. Then there was a dog called Cheyenne that went on deployments. The Riverside (Calif.) County Museum has a collection of Rin Tin Tin memorabilia. I believe the dog had a military connection of some type going back to World War I? I remember a television series of that name when I was very young. Perhaps SAGE radars tracked “America’s favorite flying cowboy, Sky King,” during those years, as well as “Whirlybirds.” The latter was filmed around “Route 66,” an area I`m partial to. Remember the black and white television test pattern that had (for some reason) and Indian head in part of it?


01/30/2005 00:00:00

Name: Dan North
Email: dnorth1 AT adelphia.net

Wondering if anyone out here was stationed at the 612th radar site in Ajo, Arizona. I was there from Nov. 1967 until Oct. 1968. If you wre there, do you remember the night the white rocks on the side of the mountain that read 612th and were changed to read `sure pal`? Me and two others got in some hot water for that. Have some of my best memories in the Air Force from my time at Ajo. Was there when the pool was installed (Emergency water), and had the priviledge of being one of three lifeguards. Worked radar maintenance two weeks, life guard one and so on. Went back about eight years ago. Drove up to where chains blocked the road then walked up to the compound. Fun seeing the place again. Ajo has turned into a retirement town and the old A&W is gone. Would like to hear from anybody that was at the 612th during my time.


01/29/2005 00:00:00

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

just wanted you to know i spent 10 yrs in air force,and was stationed on radar sites in japan and the us,and aacsron in hawaii,newfoundland got my retirement thru the n.h.nat guard,with a total of 24 yrs,retired as an e6,proud to have served,S/Sgt George A.Bisson retired,U.S.Army


01/29/2005 00:00:00

Name: Vincent
Email: bayoubark AT bellsouth.net

Navigate:Find AC&W by Country,go to Guam and see a picture of our mascot in `59-`60 We named him `Sputnik`. His picture taken outside my barracks door at the 852nd. His pic was put under Documents.


01/29/2005 00:00:00

Name: Harvey Hartman
Email: hlhartman AT houston.rr.com

Pets at sites: When I arrived at Campion AFS, AK in May of `75, the officers wing was home to two cats, Prissy and Jism, and the site had a collie-something dog named Herman. I remember that these pets were well liked by the guys and lent a feeling of `home` during their tours away from their families.


01/29/2005 00:00:00

Name: Ray VanCamp
Email: vc5099 AT in-motion.net

Looking for persons from 632nd AC&W, Clear Alaska 1951/1952, Also Murphy`s Dome, same years, 751st AC&W from 1952/1954 at Mt. Laguna, CA.


01/29/2005 00:00:00

Name: Edward Sommer
Email: edsomm AT ptd.net

To all former scope dopes serving in Labrador hi would like to hear from anyone station at Saglek bay , ED


01/29/2005 00:00:00

Name: Jon Olson
Email: jonolson AT d-web.com

served `56-`57 926th AC&W Sq. Frobisher Bay, Baffin Island, NWT `57-`59 963rd AEW&C Sq. McClellan AFB, Sacramento, CA


01/28/2005 00:00:00

Name: Bill Hunzeker
Email: hunzeker1 AT netzero.com

Great web site! Stumbled on it just today (1/28/05) and have it bookmarked; also submitted membership application. I was C&E Officer at Mt. Laguna AFS (751st Radar Sqdn) 3/62 thru 3/63. PCS to Pruem Air Station, FRG, then TDY to 412L SATAF, Wiesbaden, FRG in 9/63. PCS to Hq. USAFE in the Spring of `64, then another PCS to Hq. 86th ADiv, Ramstein AB, until returning to the CONUS in Sept of `66. Many great memories in Air Defense, SAGE, 412L AWCS, and trying to make some of the 407L stuff work in W. Germany. This site has brought back old memories! Thanks! Look fwd to visiting often.


01/28/2005 00:00:00

Name: Gene Bashaw KC0IVY
Email: kc0ivy AT arrl.net

In reference to my question on 1-26-05, Let me clear up a question. I am wondering if anyone knows if there is an informal or organized gathering of radar operators on the HF Amateur Radio Frequencies. I know some of the service personel from the other branches get together on the air from time to time, and thought maybe the radar folks did too. If anyone knows, please let me know, either here on the guestbook, or by personal email. Thanks Gene


01/28/2005 00:00:00

Name: Glenn Widner
Email: gwwidner AT bellsouth.net

I`m sure a lot of radar sites had dogs as mascots. Our`s at Murphy Dome (744TH) when I was there in 1968-69 was `Sarge`. A great dog that liked to play in the snow, and would come home with porqupine quills in his nose more than once. Our Doc would pull them out, and he was good as new.


01/28/2005 00:00:00

Name: Bud Egan WA2QAV
Email: wa2qav AT arrl.net

For Gene Bashaw KC0IVY. I don`t know of any nets or schedules of any radar ops or maintenance guys on HF. I know the old Airways/Air Communications Service (AACS) have a net on SSB and CW during the week. I don`t have the times or freqencies at my fingertips, though. If you want the info, send me an e-mail and I`ll find it for you. 73, Bud


01/28/2005 00:00:00

Name: John Rosso
Email: godfather1501 AT hotmail.com

Speaking of pets at the radar sites. We had one at 764th St Albans Vt that one of our guys brought back from town around March of 1951 and we named it after him `Bruno`. Made a Fieldjacket for him with 2nd Lt bars on it....Always saluted Bruno everyday. Heres something from their website: The History of Bruno the Base Mascot After a night on the town, soldiers that did not have cars could always catch a ride back to the base from main street with someone going by. That is how Bruno the mascot was acquired. One night a dog went along for the ride with a soldier coming back to the base. It did not take long before he became part of the base life, sleeping with the enlisted men, howling to be let in at night and waiting for dinner at the mess hall door. If steak was served he ate steak also. At the funeral ceremony held when Bruno died of old age, the entire base turned out and planes from Canada flew overhead to mark his passing. I have a picture of myself with Bruno, if anyone wants a copy.


01/27/2005 00:00:00

Name: David Wainland
Email: david AT davidwainland.com

I was an AC&W operator and I served in the 778th AC&W Squadron in Havre Montana from 1959 to 1960 and then in the 794th AC&W Squadron in Cape Newenham Alaska from 1969 through 1961. I brought Kenai the dog onto the base in my Awol bag in April of `61 and I wondered if anybody knows what happened to him?


01/26/2005 00:00:00

Name: Gene Bashaw KC0IVY
Email: kc0ivy AT arrl.net

Hi Everyone. I was at Indian Mountain 708th ACWS. 1979-1980 I was wondering if anyone knew where the Amateur Radio Net`s were at for us Ham`s. I am still working on my General Ticket, but will need this info in the near future. Please email me direct. Thanks. 73`s Gene


01/25/2005 00:00:00

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

Enjoyed exploring through the LAFB Photo Project ... lots of history and memories there. Thanks for sharing so much. 668 AC&W Mather AFB, CA; 642 AC&W St. John`s Nfld; 691 Radar Sq. Cross City FL.


01/25/2005 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: tepage AT hotmail.com

Anyone interested in purchasing the old family-housing area of Palermo AFS, NJ? If so, see http://www.uscg.mil/d5/group/atlanticcity/htmls/inbound_personnel/housing/palermo.html/ (one small photo and the floor plans for both models are included). It`s very near Atlantic City.


01/25/2005 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: tepage AT hotmail.com

Anyone interested in purchasing the former gap-filler radar annex at Bangor, NY? If so, see http://www.towersource.com/buysell.pl/. ``Perry Hill 1.5 Mi NNW Bangor, NY. Clear View to Montreal. Just outside Malone, NY. between Rte 11 & 11(B). Saber solid 3600 SRWD – 180’ guyed w/cement block building 26x14 ft w/Generator Room. 3T-Boom Cellular/PCS Sector Mounts. Contour coverage maps available. Owner retiring. ID:16396 Contact Jim Fryer @ 610 284-9289 / jimf@towersource.com ``


01/21/2005 00:00:00

Name: bull millins
Email: mullins2 AT cecnet.net

At Birkenfeld/Borfink 66/67 tenant unit USAFSS attached to 7AF.


01/21/2005 00:00:00

Name: Gary Jacobs
Email: gaj7702 AT aol.com

The AF Basic Training photo project web site has some reported “must see” photos. Check out Airman Basic George W. Bush in his flight photo. (Better eyes than mine will have to find him.) A 1968 photo of WAFs shows them in a kind of 1505 uniform with a tie that I don’t recall ever seeing. The site says singer “Bobby Riedel” is in one shot, but I think his surname was spelled “Rydell.” Some flights had photos of dogs included, unknown in my time (1971) insofar as I knew. It is said you never forget your TI’s name, and I didn’t. Maybe Sergeants Laudenslager (great name) and Click (another great name) are still out there somewhere.


01/21/2005 00:00:00

Name: Hank Brand
Email: hankb16 AT worldnet.att.net

Gary - enjoying the Basic Training Photo Project - (forwarded my own entry, but not yet posted) but, you did not include the web address - http://www.lackland.af.mil/info/flightphoto.asp


01/18/2005 00:00:00

Name: Jeff States
Email: psu68 AT psualum.com

I have just received my `packet` from Radomes acknowledging that my membership has been `paid in full` for another year. Imagine that...I have paid, in advance, the sum of 4 cents a day to be a member of a really worthwhile endeavor. Hope it makes some of you `non-members` think again about joining!


01/18/2005 00:00:00

Name: Ray Hauptli
Email: rcthe1trucker AT yahoo.com

I was in the Air Force in Condon, Or. 1961 to 1963. Worked in the orderly room with Dammon Hogan, Ernie Nelson, Fred Marvick and !st Sgt Fred Stettler. Anyone that knew me I would like to say HELLO;;;


01/17/2005 00:00:00

Name: Bob Workman
Email: w148 AT hotmail.com

Just want to tell anyone who was stationed at the remote sites in Alaska there is a website www.msnusers.com/capenewenham has over 1000 pictures A few of the other remote sites check it out & Join Bob Workman Cape Newenham 1956,57


01/16/2005 00:00:00

Name: RICHARD J SILVA
Email: car54limo AT cox.net

I WAS STATIONED AT BUCKS HARBOR RADAR STATION IN MAINE 1961-62,LOWTHER AIR FORCE RADAR STATION IN KAPASCASION,ONTARIO, CANADA AND GIBSBORO RADAR STATION IN NEW JERSEY.


01/16/2005 00:00:00

Name: Frank Marsh
Email: Fmarsh57 AT aol.com

I just found the Radar museum page while surfing the internet. My name is Frank. I completed basic radar training at Keesler AFB in June of 1953.After a year on a Korean mountain top, ,I was assigned to the 740th AC&W squadron at Ellsworth AFB in South Dakota. I did very well during my 4 year original Air Force hitch. I got to every school that I had a chance to go. It took some years to appreciate the positive things that the Air Force had done for me.----like giving a young guy big responsibilities, and then the great feeling of accomplishment that later came.. When I first got to the 740th we had an old CPS-5 search radar and an FPS-4 height finder. When newer MPS-7 search radar arrived in later 1954, these continued as backup. We then got a new MPS- 14 height finder in 1955. I saw in a later picture that the site later had radomes. Once our CPS-5 antenna got blown off its pedestal by high winter winds. , Nd I do remember doing PM checks on the tower MPS-7 equipment one mid shift, and then in the nest moorning finding out that the temperature was -37 or so degrees. Well it was a dry cold amd we were fast andn done in 15 minutes, All the checks were memorized so as to speed us up----Frank


01/15/2005 00:00:00

Name: Howard J Phillips
Email: h_j_phillips AT hotmail.com

In case anyone is interested-The Radar Unit at Galena Alaska (pre-Campion) was Det A-2 632nd AC&W Sqdn. I was assigned to Radar Ops in 1950/51. In November of 1950 Lt Alan J Campion (R.O) and his Pilot Lt Nolan R Dotz crashed when trying to land their F94A at Galena. I , along with two other men, were the first to reach the crash scene -several hours too late as we could not find the aircraft due to solid ice fog .It was determined by the accident investigators that both men were so badly injured that they probably died within the first several minutes of the acident. To this day I don`t know why the available GCA Unit was not utilized to assist in the landing. As you know the `New` Radar site some miles from the Galena Airport was named after Lt Campion.


01/15/2005 00:00:00

Name: Howard J Phillips
Email: h_j_phillips AT hotmail.com

More of- `In case anyone is interested` ; From Aug 51 to late 1952 I served at the 690th/135th AC & W Sqdn on Kirtland AFB NM. I am corresponding with thirty (30) of the men with whom I worked during that time. From the end of 1952 until my departure for Africa (Jul 53) I served at Tierra Amarilla, NM -767th AC&W Sqdn- (north Site-P8). I am also in touch with several men from that era.


01/15/2005 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: historian AT radomes.org

Today -- 15 January 2005 -- marks the 44th anniversary of the Texas Tower No. 4 (TT-4) disaster. Please take a moment to remember the 28 brave souls who perished that fateful day in 1961. May they, and all others who gave their lives for their country, always be remembered.


01/14/2005 00:00:00

Name: Kenneth W. Leoutsacos
Email: leoutsac AT mindspring.com

With reference to `Yearbooks`, I have one for the the 25th NORAD Region Head Quartered at McChord AFB back in 1962. It was published the ARMY & NAVY Publishing Company Inc, (A Private Business Enterprise)at 2736 Florida, Baton Rouge, LA. I am not willing to part with it; over the years I have made notes in it concerning people I have met during the last 43 years who were in it. With reference to questions about `Gap Filler Site Locations`: The 777th RADRON Klamath AFS, Requa CA (now referred to as Cresent City) had a Gap Filler Radar South West of Ureka, CA. I once went out with a team to service it in early spring of 1964. We had to go through range land to get to it. I remember that there were a couple of dead steers out there that the owner of the herd had not found yet.


01/14/2005 00:00:00

Name: Vanuel R Smith
Email: vanuel AT mac.com

Hi every body, I finally got a computer again [ much smaller than the 60 & 70`s Air Force one]. I retired in 76 as MSGT , NCOIC of radar ops & EWT, at the 757 RADRON Blaine Wa. I came in May 11,56,after basic and tech school I went to the 776 AC&W Sq at Pt Arena Calif, from sep 56 to sep 58 , then to the 825th AC&W SQ Kamloops B C Canada sep 58-jan 61, then 661st RADRON Selfridge AFB Mich jan 61-sep 63, then 794th AFS CapeNewenham Alaska sep 63-aug 64 , 688th AC&W Amarillo AFB TEX, aug 64- nov 65, 903rd RADRON Gettysburg S Dakota nov 65-nov67, 637th RADRON Othello Wa nov 67-sep 73, 932nd AC&W Rockville Iceland sep 73-sep 75. Well that`s it in a nut shell [Ive been at this for more than an hour the old `HUNT N PECK` not very fast, I will shut upfor now take care and GOD BLESS.


01/14/2005 00:00:00

Name: Matz Malone
Email: mmalone602 AT aol.com

Looking forward to seeing anyone at the Iceland reunion in Colorado in May who was from H-2 and H-3 who was part of the activation TDY troops sent to H-3 when the bubble blew at H-2


01/14/2005 00:00:00

Name: Dick Roue
Email: droue AT gvtel.com

Still looking for veterans of the 903d at Gettysburg SD for a reunion on June 23-26, 2005 at Gettysburg. We`ve located about 400 troops who served at the 903d, but still have 500 or more names we haven`t been able to connect with a current address. We`re expecting an excellent turnout, with men from every year of the site`s existence. A great event is planned, with lots of interesting information and activities on the agenda, and plenty of free time to get re-acquainted, visit and swap lies. Help us out if you know anybody who may have served at the 903d. We were a close knit group, but I guess that isn`t unusual - most of the guys who served at these small sites say the same - the comaraderie at these small radar sites was unique in the annals of military history. You were more than just a name, rank and serial number - you were a real person - and you still are - we don`t want anybody to miss out on this wonderful event just because they weren`t informed of it. A suggestion or query for Tom and Gene - is there any way for a man to go in and update the information he has entered on the site rosters? Many of these guys have changed e-mail addresses, and there is no way to locate them unless they can update the information on the roster. At present, the only way I can see to update is to add another entry, with no way to delete the old info - and that clutters up the roster with outdated data - can`t tell which is the current info, and which is not. Something to work on and figure out. Thanks in advance. Dick Roue droue@gvtel.com


01/14/2005 00:00:00

Name: tom scanlan
Email: tomandsue AT pasty.com

Here at Copper Falls, 3 miles from the old 665th at Calumet, it has been snowing hard for 5 hours, we have 36` of snow on the ground, and it is -2 degrees, with predictions of -30 by Sunday. Just saw this clip online about activities at Cape Cod, MA at Otis` PAVE PAWS site. I guess there is always going to be someone claiming they`ve been injured by our radars, eh? January 14, 2005 Study: Radar station not responsible for cancer deaths Associated Press BOURNE, Mass. — The Air Force’s early warning radar system in Bourne is not responsible for Cape Cod’s elevated cancer rates, or developmental or other neurobehavioral problems, according to a new study conducted by an independent research organization. The National Academies of Sciences study, unveiled on the Cape on Thursday, concluded that the output from the Cold War-era PAVE PAWS station is no different than normal radio waves that bombard people every day. “There is no evidence of health hazards as a result of exposure to the PAVE PAWS,” said Frank Barnes, an electrical engineer and chairman of the panel. While the new findings were met with skepticism from critics, others called it a landmark finding. “For too long, the people of the Upper Cape have had to live with the question of whether or not PAVE PAWS was making them and their neighbors sick,” according to a joint statement released by Sens. Edward M. Kennedy, John F. Kerry and Rep. William Delahunt. “Further studies will be important, but this new analysis removes many doubts.” Kennedy, Kerry and Delahunt are all Democrats. Critics of the radar were energized in 2000 when Dr. Richard Albanese, a medical research officer and mathematician with the Air Force, argued that the PAVE PAWS was potentially dangerous. Albanese, reached last night by the Cape Cod Times at his Texas home, was encouraged by the findings, but warned that this was not a complete health study. A more thorough epidemiological investigation is necessary, he said. “I don’t want anyone to be hurt in the community, and I hope (the panel) is right,” Albanese said. “But absence of evidence of hazard is not evidence of safety.” The National Academy’s study was requested in 2001 by federal lawmakers. Barnes, the chair of the panel, which included epidemiologists, statisticians and electrical engineers, said it is nearly impossible to prove ultimate safety. “Radar exposure on Cape Cod has been studied more than anywhere else in the world,” said Lt. Col. John Legendre of Air Force Space Command. “We’ve got some of our top scientists in the world looking at it.” The report is separate from an ongoing Air Force-funded epidemiological study. The Air Force station, built in 1978, has thousands of antennae that send a powerful radar beam over the Atlantic Ocean, scanning for incoming missiles from sea level to space. While most of the beam shoots over the tree line, some “side lobes” spill onto surrounding communities 24-hours a day. Albanese and other critics think the waves may be harmful to humans and may be responsible for elevated cancer rates in some areas of Cape Cod. The National Academy panel said humans are affected no differently by exposure to PAVE PAWS radar than continuous radar. The panel concluded that exposure over time does not result in increased incidences of cancer. The panel also suggested further study of the issue. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Copyright 2004 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Best to everyone - Happy New Year! Tom Scanlan (Galena AFS 1964) Retired USAF2000


01/13/2005 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: historian AT radomes.org

In case you missed our pop-up,``In the News`` (or have a pop-up blocker in place), please consider the following -- Wanted -- YEARBOOKS for the various Air Divisions (Defense) and Air Divisions (SAGE). These yearbooks were mainly published in the mid / late 1950s and early 1960s by the various numbered Air Divisions within the Air Defense Command (ADC). They are great sources of valuable information and photographs from yesteryear which can greatly enhance the contents of your Online Air-Defense Radar Museum. So, if you and/or anyone you know have any copies of these yearbooks, please, please, please consider lending, donating, or selling them to Radomes, Inc. We promise they will find a good home with us -- and their contents will be saved for prosperity. If you do not want to part with your treasured keepsakes now, perhaps you would consider willing your yearbooks (and other related radar memorabilia) to Radomes, Inc., after you have PCS`ed to that great Headquarters in the sky? In any case, please help us to preserve the history and the memory of our little piece of the Air Force so it`s not forgotten. Please contact us and let us know if you have such yearbooks (we have borrowed a few in the past -- many thanks to those who entrusted us to copy the contents). Thank you all very much in advance! Sincerely, Your Radomes Crew


01/12/2005 00:00:00

Name: Walter G. Moyle III
Email: lowprsure AT yahoo.com

I was just surfing the net and came across your listing. I was a `scope dope` at the 705th AC & W Squadron at King Salmon, AK from 10-72 to 9-73. Just thought I`d say hello. W.G. Moyle III Wilmington, N.C.


01/12/2005 00:00:00

Name: Magnus
Email: mbe AT strik.is

The picture you have of AN/FPS-93 at Hofn Iceland is `B` channel not `A`


01/11/2005 00:00:00

Name: Gerry Stasavage
Email: gws3 AT cornell.edu

I was just filing some old newpaper clippings about 648 AC&W Sq. and decided to look on the WEB, well you know everything is here. Amazing the stuff you can find. Gerry


01/11/2005 00:00:00

Name: Anthony De Mario
Email: tdmario AT juno.com

963RD aew&c 552 WING 1957 1961 CREW A-1


01/08/2005 00:00:00

Name: Tom Turner
Email: tomturnermo AT semo.net

Stationed at 681st AC&W, Cut Bank AFS, MT from 1961 to 1963. Would like to contact Sgt. Max Parrott and Airman Jerry Stone, if possible. Thanx. Tom Turner


01/07/2005 00:00:00

Name: Dick Barrett
Email: editor AT radarpages.co.uk

Best wishes for the New Year to you all. From: Dick Barrett Editor, `The Radar Pages` www.radarpages.co.uk


01/07/2005 00:00:00

Name: Charles E. Kramb, Jr.
Email: cepkjr AT crosslink.net

Great site, thanks, Charlie


01/07/2005 00:00:00

Name: Jim Link
Email: jhlink AT gorge.net

I serve at the 719th AC&W in Alaska in 1953, and at the AC&W at Othello WA. Can`t remember the name of the unit there. Hello to all the great folks of the early warning sites.


01/05/2005 00:00:00

Name: Bill Narey
Email: Sitnlisten AT netzero.net

I was an Air Police at the 761st Radar Squardon, North Bend, Oregon


01/05/2005 00:00:00

Name: wayne gasparro
Email: dixiehome2005 AT yahoo.com

anyone from rockville? i was there from 1986-1987 well off i go


01/05/2005 00:00:00

Name: Donald L. Johnson
Email: virdon AT mchsi.com

AC&W operator, 665th (Calumet AFS), 914th (Armstrong, Ont.) and 755th, (Williams Bay, WI) from 1954 to 1957.


01/05/2005 00:00:00

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

This is for Don Johnson. I was at Armstrong at the same time you were. I worked in the Orderly Room. I posted a number of photos on the Pinetree Line web site that included you. Also I think we have a mutual friend, Don Paulus. He and I were stationed at BMEWS together.


01/05/2005 00:00:00

Name: Robert( Bob) Foote
Email: robertfoote AT frontiernet.net

Hello to all you scope dopes, hope you all had a nice New Years and stayed on the straight and narrow. I was stationed at 654th in manchester,N.H in 1951, and we moved to Bruswick,Ma.a year later, could not stand the cold so I vollinteered for Korea, little did I realize what a mistake that was, but got in warmer country when I got back( lockport, N.Y.) at 763rd acw Sq. good luck to you all. Bob Foote


01/04/2005 00:00:00

Name: jay davis
Email: jaypatdavis AT aol.com

I was stationed at LADD AFB AK. 59-60, 786TH AFS 61-63, TDY 780TH FORTUNA ND 90DAYS 62. I was cook and got to know a bunch of guys and would like to hear from them. Darrel Kirkley, Jack King and many more I was disabled while working in the oil patch so I have got a lot of time.


01/04/2005 00:00:00

Name: Joe Harkum
Email: joeharkum AT yahoo.com

719 AC&W Squadron, Sparrevohn AFS AK 1981-1982


01/04/2005 00:00:00

Name: James P Thomason
Email: jpthomason AT cableone.net

796th, Bartlesville,Ok. This site was activated from 1951 to 1961. I was stationed there Dec. 1953/ Nov.1955. I am in the process of compling info regarding the 796th for placement in the Bartlesville Public Library and The Bartlesville Area History Museum. If interested contact me.


01/04/2005 00:00:00

Name: William R. Farmer
Email: wrfarmer001 AT juno.com

I was assigned to the 728th AC&W Sq (ECM) at Donaldson AFB;Greenville SC, in 1955. Squadron moved to Shaw and I caught up with it there after several mos TDY to Germany. Discharged at Shaw in `58.


01/03/2005 00:00:00

Name: Steve J. Solar
Email: stevesolar AT hotmail.com

I was stationed at Cambria AFS in california. It was a site located above Vandenburg AFS. A beautiful site and right now up for sale. I visit Cambria every two years, however, have never been able to get up to the base.


01/03/2005 00:00:00

Name: John A. Schmidt
Email: orbitjack AT totacc.com

Was in the AF in 1956 and spent time in Minot, ND (south of Town) went to alaska Cape Newenham Which is now a wildlife Refuge. Discharged in Rapid City after a year there. Went to Gettsburg SD as a tech Rep and Baudette MN. Was transfered to White Sands missel Range as a Radar Tech on the FPS 16. My address is 47 S canyon Rd Alamogordo, NM 88310. PH 4505-439-1597


01/03/2005 00:00:00

Name: John A. Schmidt
Email: orbitjack AT totacc.com

Was in the AF in 1956 and spent time in Minot, ND (south of Town) went to alaska Cape Newenham Which is now a wildlife Refuge. Discharged in Rapid City after a year there. Went to Gettsburg SD as a tech Rep and Baudette MN. Was transfered to White Sands missel Range as a Radar Tech on the FPS 16. My address is 47 S canyon Rd Alamogordo, NM 88310. PH 4505-439-1597


01/02/2005 00:00:00

Name: Gene McManus
Email: gmcmanus AT radomes.org

Re: Lackland Flight Photo Project - here`s the complete URL: http://www.lackland.af.mil/info/flightphoto.asp - you need the `www.` at the beginning. Gene


01/02/2005 00:00:00

Name: Arnold Hooper
Email: _hooru_ AT midmaine.com

Anyone from 666th AC&W Mt Tam, Calif 932nd Rockville, Iceland or 964th AEW&C McClellan, Ca ???


01/02/2005 00:00:00

Name: tom chaffin
Email: thom5082 AT comcast.net

this is some great stuff...I was scope dope at Yaak, Montana...58-59. move from there to Harmon Field, 59-60. This bring back real strong memories to see photos of these places.


01/02/2005 00:00:00

Name: Don Spangler
Email: h.spangler AT mchsi.com

I was at the 790th Radar Sq, Kirksville, Mo 1960-1962. Goose Air def sector 1963-1964..AC&W operator..1964-1968 Castle AFB, Air Traffic Controller(2035 Comm Sq.) FAA Oakland ARTCC..1968-1991 Retired Air Traffic Controller.


01/01/2005 00:00:00

Name: Gene McManus
Email: radomes AT radomes.org

Wishing all the radar site vets who stop by here a very Happy New Year. We`ve had a really good month with new Radomes memberships. Thanks to all who signed on, and all of you who have kept your memberships up to date. We now post over 400 members. If you log in to the Members Only section, you can see the new members we`ve picked up this month. Could be the connection with the USAF Radar Sites Veterans group (USAFRadarSitesVeteransGroup@yahoogroups.com) is paying some benefits in the form of new members. - Gene


01/01/2005 00:00:00

Name: Steve Wise
Email: steve.wise AT nellis.af.mil

My only venture into `true` AC&W was Iceland in `83-84.` After that I transitioned to the lovely world of `mobile` long range radar, which I can`t speak bad about and was a big `hoot`. Got to spend extended TDY time in places like Australia, Thailand, Guam, Honduras, Colombia, Peru, Dominican Republic, Alaska, Phillippines, and of course the `complimentary SWA tour`. The pictures on this site of Iceland are an eerie look at my first AF assignment. Mere skeletons of what I remember vividly and fondly. Since the merge of the AC&W, ATC, and Autotrack radar career fields, my memories of early warning radar, whether fixed or mobile, are more fond. I`m currently getting my first taste of Autotrack (can`t say I care for it much), already done ATC for a spell (critical, but just not AC&W), also did Weather (FPS-77, NEXRAD) in the process. These are `my` thoughts, I apologize for their directness, but if it ain`t long range early warning or pumping MW out the horn...it ain`t chit.


01/01/2005 00:00:00

Name: Gary Jacobs
Email: gaj7702 AT aol.com

Dave Auvil, formerly of the 622nd TCF, (among other units), sent a number of us the following: The Lackland AFB Basic Military Training Flight Photo Project is a concentrated effort to collect all approximately 119,000 of Basic Training flight photographs from the inception of the Air Force in 1947 to the present. The collection includes photos from all bases that conducted such training including Lackland AFB, Texas; Sampson AFB, NY; Parks AFB, Calif.; Amarillo or Sheppard AFB, Texas. Current number in the collection: 1,500. This is the URL: lackland.af.mil/info/flightphoto.asp


01/01/2005 00:00:00

Name: Jerry Lee (MAJ, USA, Ret)
Email: wpglory AT aol.com

It`s great to see a website dedicated to this long neglected subject. I grew up in ADC. My father, LTC Ed Burritt, was assigned to HQ, EADF, Stewart AFB, NY, 1956-59. We only had a vague idea what the SAGE blockhouse on base was for. Then he was assigned to 641st ACWRON, Goose AFB, Labrador, 59-61. Last assignment was IG, HQ, WADF, Hamilton AFB, CA, 61-64. Looking back I am awestruck by the amount of resources allocated to Cold War air defense programs. If only the Russians had built a bomber fleet worthy of our defensive capabilities! Anyway, this part of our history needs to be preserved. Keep up the good work.