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2005

03/31/2005 00:00:00

Name: Veryl J. Butterfield
Email: vjbutter AT msn.com

I was there from August 72 _ August 73


03/31/2005 00:00:00

Name: Sean Johnston
Email: s.johnston AT crichton.gla.ac.uk

Hello, I am trying to trace Tim Tyler, who supplied photos of the Willow Run AFS. I am an academic historian with further information/questions. Thanks.


03/31/2005 00:00:00

Name: Joseph Richardson
Email: joseph6977 AT msn.com

Hello, I just found this site. My father Joseph S Richardson was in the 698th Radar Squadron[SAGE]. He was stationed at Thomasville AL. I was just trying to find out information. He died about 15 years ago and I know very little about what he did. He retiried out in 1968 as a Master Sargent. Thanks Joseph[Joey]Richardson


03/31/2005 00:00:00

Name: Mark Henshaw
Email: mr5by5 AT yahoo.com

Found you from a blind search on `Hancock Field AFS` where I worked in the SAGE Station Powerplant from early 1973 until my discharge in September 1974. During that time I also did a 60-day TDY at Charleston AFS, ME NORAD Radar facility. I liked the work at Hancock Field but not the hours! (7-day, 3-shift rotation on Powerplant Operations crew). My AFSC was 54350 - Power Production. Interesting work - I learned a lot form the civilian supervisors in the Powerplant, esp. Tony Vingione and Paul Otto... This is a great website - will visit again!


03/31/2005 00:00:00

Name: jerry sarasin
Email: jcsarasin_4 AT msn.com

was stationed at North Bend AFS from 1958 to 1960. Was in Radar Maintenance and played softball for the station for two years.


03/30/2005 00:00:00

Name: Buck Brennan
Email: buckybre AT earthlink.net

My last msg was meant for Walter Logan ,sorry Harvey


03/30/2005 00:00:00

Name: Ed Carlin
Email: edward AT schaeferbrush.com

I am interested in the Navy`s Ocean Radar Picket Ships of the 1950s and 60`s. I would like to attain photos of the various AGRs. I sailed in the USS Lookout as the ship`s Aerographer`s Mate for a little under two years. 1962 - 1964.


03/30/2005 00:00:00

Name: Gary Jacobs
Email: gaj7702 AT aol.com

Reuters has a story about the new X-band Alaska missile defense radar being floated to its new home on a ship the size of two football fields. A part will be mounted on a modified oil drilling platform. Find the story here: http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=technologyNews&storyID=8040085 Also, thanks to those who answered my queries on Keesler trainer aircraft and the mystery PPI on e-Bay.


03/30/2005 00:00:00

Name: Jimmy Ashburn
Email: jimroni AT aol.com

I was in Rockville from 1983 to 1984


03/30/2005 00:00:00

Name: Charles Curry
Email: C3billyboy6 AT aol.com

Anybody stationed at 756th AC&W Squadron Finland Minnesota in 1954 &55 I was wondering if when the base was closed?


03/30/2005 00:00:00

Name: Charles (Chuck)Curry
Email: C3billyboy6 AT aol.com

Hey out there maybe some of you know me?.I was stationed at the 756th AC&W Squadron in Finland Air Force Station in 1954-1955.I transfered to 18th ABG at Kadena Okinawa.I was trainng instructor for the 313th military academy.While at Finland I worked in AIO.I wander if the old base was closed.I am sure it is.Would like to chat with anyone stationed there. C3billyboy6@aol.com


03/29/2005 00:00:00

Name: Debbie Williams
Email: rwilliams2216 AT houston.rr.com

Just wanted to see if anyone was stationed with my dad, George E. Mills at Brady AB, Itazuke,Japan (in the 50`s), or Clark AB, Philippines, Charleston AB, S.C, or Fortuna AB, N.D. (In the 60`s).


03/29/2005 00:00:00

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

I am about to make a trip to Florida and on the way I will be stopping off to see my old shift leader. Tom Chaaple and I were Radar Maintenance Techs at the 759th at Nasalle, WA back in 1962-1964. I located him in Pensacola. While down there, can anyone tell me if it will be possible to take a tour of Keesler AFB? After spending 357 days at Keesler during the early 1960`s, I never thought that I would even contemplate such a visit; but I guess as we get older the good memories dominate the not so good ones. Who would I have to contact to arrange such a tour? I plan to be in the Biloxi area around the April 17-19, 2005.


03/29/2005 00:00:00

Name: Buck Brennan CMSGT RET
Email: buckybre AT earthlink.net

This is for Mr.leotsacos, on your web type in keesler Air Force base and when you bring it up hit FAQ, part way down it will give you all the info you need to arrange a tour. Good luck.


03/29/2005 00:00:00

Name: walter l. logan
Email: wllogan AT aol.com

stationed at 621st TCS, Udorn, Thailand 1968-1969. Anyone know when the outstanding unit award was awarded?


03/29/2005 00:00:00

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

Guys, I stumbled accross this website (http://www.thomasregister.com/olc/53732509/product.htm) and thought you might get a kick out of it. This company refurbishes and sells old radar equipment. You`ll find some old familiar models on this site: UPA-35, GPA-30, etc. Anyway, I thought it interesting that a company is marketing the equipment from our past. :-)


03/29/2005 00:00:00

Name: Buck Brennan CMSGT RET
Email: buckybre AT earthlink.net

For Mr.Hartman,The outstanding unit award was awared during this time frame,it also has the combat Valor device , (dates 1Sept65 to 25May67 26may68 to 25may70 ,26may toAug71 ,Aug71 28Jan73. so if you were there during any overlap of these dates you could have a bronze oak leaf with the V device. Hopes this helps you out.. CHECK SIX......


03/26/2005 00:00:00

Name: a.g.(tom)thomas
Email: anc1940 AT aol.com

Glad I found this site. I thought us old `scopedopes` were long forgotten. Am interested in hearing from anybody who was stationed at the 718th ac&w sq. unalakleet from sept.1965 to sept.66. Would especially like to hear from then 1sr lt. Thomas Kurtz or anybody who might know about him. Good health to all..tom


03/26/2005 00:00:00

Name: dave rymer SMS ret
Email: dr4111 AT hotmail.com

Spent considerable time at numerous radar sites both as a GI and civilian, interesting site.


03/26/2005 00:00:00

Name: Lin (Linville) P. Couch
Email: k4olc AT earthlink.net

Would like to hear from anyone at Osceola, WI 1959 - 1962 or Roanoke Rapids, NC 1964 - 1966 (Was at Myrtle Beach AFB, SC 1963) I was `T-2` maint.


03/25/2005 00:00:00

Name: Bill Fisher
Email: bfishr AT verizon.net

stationed at 647th AC&W squadron Manassas Va. Fron May 1952-Nov 1953.


03/25/2005 00:00:00

Name: Bud Egan
Email: wa2qav AT arrl.net

For Gary. The OD-58A/T indicator scope is part of an Air Traffic Control training system used to display data. Punch `OD-58A/T` into Google Search Engine and it has a link to the main system.


03/25/2005 00:00:00

Name: Jack Armstrong
Email: jackarm AT hotmail.com

the OD-58 was originally part of the AN/TPX-42 Air Traffic Control Beacon System which was used for amnual control of aircraft. It icluded a dual channel Receiver/Transponder with both a high and low power option and a built in coder/decoder. Still used in Spain I believe.


03/24/2005 00:00:00

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

Hi: Still trying to find some P-Mtn [GL]people: If you know the following mens or their status, wud you pls let them or me know? Thanks, Aaron 931 ACWS [59-60]... Combs, Keith A. [Radar] Roughton, Lewis Q. Hatfield, Wm. L.[Rdr-Mt] Rupe, Lloyd Jernigan, Henry [Rdr-Mt] Sibley, Malcolm Keller, Ernest A[Rdr-Mt] Strong, John B. [RO & WireMt] Lafayette, Jimmie [Comm.] Vaseca, Jr., Edw.[Rdr Mt Supt] Park, Oran `Bill`[Opns] Wilson, Robert [Wire Chief] Riley, Cecil


03/24/2005 00:00:00

Name: Gary Jacobs
Email: gaj7702 AT aol.com

Now on e-Bay (unrelated to me in any way whatsoever), what looks like a PPI of some type. It is described as, `Air Force radar alert movie prop, item no. 5568238788: Item Description: Up for auction is a Radar Machine. We cannot test due to the electrical hook-ups but this looks to be a complete system in great condition.` Might be just that, a prop someone made.


03/23/2005 00:00:00

Name: John dulaney
Email: jdulaney AT nctc.com

Wa stationed at the 705th AC&W at King Salmon Airport from Dec 54 to Mar 56. Anyone from that time period statiopned thee, give a holler..


03/23/2005 00:00:00

Name: Lin Couch
Email: k4olc AT earthlink.net

Anyone remember me? Osceola AFS WI 1959 - 1962, Myrtle Beach AFB SC 1963, Roanoke Rapids AFS 1964 - 1966.


03/23/2005 00:00:00

Name: Dan Elkins
Email: dlelkins AT juno.com

I was stationed at Rockville, Iceland (H-1) from Feb 1962 till Feb 1963. Made A1C there and worked in Communications Maintenance (TTY and Crypto Maint)


03/22/2005 00:00:00

Name: George Merryman
Email: gmerryman AT cox.net

Thanks to the keeper of this site. I served in radar at Fallon, Nv. in 1955-57. Then transferred to Mather AFB AC&W site in 58-59. Then transfered to McClellan AFB in 1960 but out of the scope-dope business into flying Super Connies where I stayed until I retired. I now live in New Iberia, Louisiana. If you get to New Iberia, dinner is on me. BTW, does anyone remember the big flying saucer that parked over Fallon for probably ten minutes? He was painted on our radar at 20,000 feet. He then shot off to the west and was reported all the way to San Francisco then out over the Pacific.


03/22/2005 00:00:00

Name: Mark Staley
Email: mstaley AT conmarsystems.com

Clint Stegeman who served at Sweetwater AFS, TX and Wallace AFS, P.I. and myself (Sweetwater and Clark AFB, ADCC) are putting together a reunion of the Sweetwater and P.I. guys for October or early November of this year. If you served at either and are interested in attending, drop a note. So far 30 plus have signed up. The reunion will be in the Atlanta, GA area.


03/22/2005 00:00:00

Name: Ron(RoHo) Pope
Email: calvin AT acs-isp.com

Mark thanks for this post...you can be assured I will attend the reunion..was at Sweetwater 1966-67.....as stated in Mark`s post any of you who were at either place...hope you respond to his post.


03/22/2005 00:00:00

Name: James H. Sprague
Email: jujispra AT aol.com

served as a radar operator from 1956 to 1963 616th AC&W Sqd. Ulm Germany 603rd AC&W Sqd. Langerkov Germany 702rd AC&W Sqd. Hunter AFB Savannah, Ga.


03/21/2005 00:00:00

Name: Jeff States
Email: psu68 AT psualum.com

With apologies to the members who see this request every six months or so, I continue my attempt to locate anyone who worked at the `Cave` in Kindsbach, Germany operating the 412L system during the years 1962-1966.


03/21/2005 00:00:00

Name: James "Brad" Bradburn
Email: jkbradb AT yahoo.com

Would like to contact anyone who was stationed at the 785TH AC&W Squadron, Finley ND from 1954 to 1980 for a possible reunion. I was stationed there from May 1954 to August 1956 when I shipped out for the 624TH AC&W Squadron, Naha, Okinawa and then to the 1st Operations Squadron, Selfrige Air Force Base, Mi.Discharge in February 1958. Please contact me if interested in the reunion, as yet no date set but hope to have it maybe in July or August 2005.


03/20/2005 00:00:00

Name: David R. Beasley
Email: drbeasley2 AT fuse.net

I was with the 601st TCS from June,1946 until aug, 1948. I had dual jobs and scope dope and Cryptographer. Our radar site was Gunpost and was of critical importance during the Berlin Airlift.


03/20/2005 00:00:00

Name: Jerry Zettler
Email: zettlerj AT speakeasy.net

RE: Jay Davis 03/18/05 I think that was a great tribute to all Vets.


03/20/2005 00:00:00

Name: brock garrison
Email: brock.garrison AT mildenhall.af.mil

Hello, Im trying to find information for Otis AFB. My Grandfather SSgt John Ben Adams was radar Tech back in the 50s and 60s there and also in Homer AK. Just doing some research. I my self am a crew chief . Being assigned to the 552 ACW Tinker AFB, Ok If anyone can give info or knew my grandfather it would be appreciated.


03/20/2005 00:00:00

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

This message is in reply to the message from Gary Jacobs. I was an instructor at Keesler in 1971 and I recall there were many foreign pilots there going through pilot training. I believe that most of them were from Viet Nam. I was told that they used mostly T-28 training aircraft.


03/20/2005 00:00:00

Name: Steve Weatherly
Email: lweatherly4 AT comcast.net

This message is in reply to the message from Gary Jacobs. As a student in the C-E Staff School in 73, I remember those T-28 trainers reving up for take-off at dawn with propeller blades at maximum pitch. Those big radial engines were super loud and it was one plane right after another. No alarm clocks needed. My base house was just across Kensington Drive from the runway and no trees or buildings to block any of this noise. The base commander`s house was even closer to the runup area and the noise must have been much worse. A Lt Col from Vietnam was in my class and was their senior officer at Keesler. He missed alot of class time looking out for his countrymen, many of whom were in pilot training. There were also South Koreans, Phillipinos, and Thais in my class. The South Koreans were attending classes that I had programmed for them while in the 6146th Air Force Advisory Group in Seoul from 69 to 70. Besides the C-E Staff school, South Koreans were also in the radar and communications schools. I knew most of them from my tour in Korea as a radar maintenance advisor. They just loved to mow my grass and were fasinated with my lawn-mower. I couldn`t get the same enthusiam from them for getting pine needles off the roof of my house. I had to face the base civil engineer alone in the pine needle war. This was the second of my Keesler tours and I went on to many follow-on TDYs to Keesler while assigned to Hq ATC/LGME for C-E training equipment from 73 to 77.


03/19/2005 00:00:00

Name: Wayne V. Wilkins
Email: jwwilkins_8 AT msn.com

Retired USAF as Acft Inertial/Doppler Radar Nav, 30474,69-74; AC&W 30372, 62-69, was 70250 54-62. Employed Honeywell DELD/LISD, 74-79, and retired Boeing Helicopters, 98, as Manufacturing Engineer/Technical Writer AH/WAH-64, Apache/Longbow Apache Helicopter. Visited Mt. Hebo for `look-see` at monument to AC&W/MSW troops. Some cables sticking out of the ground and tower steel support frames `cut` level with footers. Very good weather and could see Mt. Hood clearly - coast was overcast. Only infrastructure are microwave `remote` sheds. Lake entrance was closed. Wayne


03/19/2005 00:00:00

Name: george E Larson
Email: georElars AT aol.com

I was stationed at Murphy Dome Alaska in 1964 during the earthquake. At that time the org was the 744th AC&W Sq. Cant say that I enjoyed it but i got through it ok.Sure was beautiful country.


03/19/2005 00:00:00

Name: Gary Jacobs
Email: GAJ7702 AT aol.com

I arrived at Keesler AFB in August 1971, age 17. I recall there was flight training held there which seemed almost continuous. Any time of day one could hear aircraft droning around. Now in the very crowded enlisted main base dining hall my memory is that we dined with pilots from other countries. (Recall this was when the Vietnam war was, unknown to us, still going on but nearing the end of U.S. involvement.) Now here the span of time may make my memory mistaken, but I think I shared tables with pilots from, among other nations, Cambodia and Saudi Arabia. Two questions for the house: Is my memory correct? And, what kind of aircraft were they flying? My memory is some kind of prop trainer. In the Keesler dining hall I had my first omelet, a friend for life, and, pecan pie, a Southern item that to this day makes me smile.


03/18/2005 00:00:00

Name: JAY DAVIS
Email: davisky3 AT aol.com

You should check out http://mywebpages.comcast.net/singingman7/Soldier.htm


03/17/2005 00:00:00

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

Anyone who was ever stationed at the 799th A.C.& W.Sqdn. Joelton TN. We are having a reunion this coming August. Anyone interested can contact me by E-mail or (805) 544-0909.Also we now have our own web page @ www.joelton.com/jafs for those who want to see some of the past. Thanks Jerry


03/17/2005 00:00:00

Name: Bobbie R. Bass
Email: brbass AT nc.rr.com

Welcome back JB, haven`t heard from you on this site since your holiday trip to China. How did the trip go?


03/17/2005 00:00:00

Name: A Hooper
Email: _hooru_ AT midmaine.com

I was at Mt Tam, Ca 666th AC&W 1954-1956,,,,,(32nd Rockville Iceland 1956-1957,,,(64thAEW&C McClellan 1957-1958. Any of my buddies out there?????


03/16/2005 00:00:00

Name: Rudy
Email: Rodolfo.Rodriguez AT peterson.af.mil

I was wondering if someone can help. We have an individual retiring after 40 years of military & civil service. I was wondering you might have any electronic images for the following units; Here`s the dates/locations we have to work with. I believe SATAF is Site Activation Task Force. I believe the SATAF did a major modification to the Launch Facilities within the ICBM field. I haven`t found what MTK stands for yet. The ceremony is not until 31 March 05 so I can take anything you have up until 28 March 05. Again, thanks for all your help! May 1963 - Dec 1964, 2037 Comm Sq Luke AFB AZ, CommCtr Specialist Dec 1964 - Dec 1965, 932 AC & W Sq Rockville, Iceland, CommCtr Specialist Dec 1965 - May 1968, 1960 Comm Sq Kirtland AFB NM, CommCtr Specialist May 1968 - Feb 1970, 2137 Comm Sq (OLC) RAF Bruggen, Germany, Cryptographic Operator Feb 1970 - Jun 1971, 2143 Comm Sq Zwibrucken AB, Germany, CommCtr Specialist Jun 1971 - Nov 1972, 2040 Comm Sq Cannon AFB NM, CommCtr Supervisor/COMSEC Accountant Oct 1972 - Nov 1975, 1961 Comm Gp Clark AB, Phillippines, Crypto Accounting NCO Nov 1975 - Apr 1980, SATAF Space & Missile Systems Org, Malmstrom AFB MT, Chief, Communication Services Apr 1980 - Apr 1983, Boerfink MTK, Germany, NCOIC Consolidated Communications Center Any help you can give me would be great! Thanks...


03/16/2005 00:00:00

Name: Jack Armstrong
Email: jackarm AT hotmail.com

Sad news to pass on Rolando (Roley)T. Rocha recently passed on after a bout with cancer. I was stationed with him at North Bend AFS, OR and Port Austin, Mi. he was a 30372 and worked in the Height Tower on both sites. Arrngements will be at Kingsville, TX this Friday with a burual on Sat. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He is survived by his wife Jenny and daughter Robin.


03/15/2005 00:00:00

Name: Timothy Bates
Email: tmthybates AT yahoo.com

Hello, I was project Manger for the A.R.S.R. Site In Tamiami,FL We were under contract to build A new site,to replace the Richmond site which was destroyed by Andrew..It was A good project. I was there from the start.The question I have,Is there any one out there who was involved In the operation of that site when they used It for A.M. long range..To stations In South Amercia? I still have A copy of the old set of the construction drawings..From the 50s


03/15/2005 00:00:00

Name: Bill Wells
Email: bdwells AT lakecountry.net

Still looking for Ray Tate. We were at the 767th AC&W at Tierra Amarilla NM from 54 to 56. I was also at the 768th at Moriarty and at las Cruces for a short time


03/14/2005 00:00:00

Name: John Juszkiewicz
Email: ski01871 AT hotmail.com

was station at 751 radar sq Mt laguna ca 68-70,72-74, 763 radar sq lockport ny 70, 16 sur sq shemya alaska 74 anyone that were at any of these site let me hear from you. thanks john


03/14/2005 00:00:00

Name: Mark Bishop
Email: marklbishop AT bellsouth.net

I was stationed at Cape Charles, VA AF Station from Sept., 1961 to May, 1963. We had a search and a height finder radar. On in a fiberglass dome and 1 in a Rubber dome. I was also stationed at Fire Island, AK from June 1963 to June 1964. As well as I remember, there was a search radar there as well as a height finder - both under fiberglass domes.


03/14/2005 00:00:00

Name: Charles Beam
Email: Cbeamsr AT charter.net

The 762nd AC&W site at North Truro was my first assignment out of ground radio school at Scott Field, Belleville, Illinois. Arrived at the Cape Cod site on Dec 23 1951, and served there till July 1952. Would like to hear from anyone that was there at that time.


03/14/2005 00:00:00

Name: David J Plichta
Email: davidpli AT aol.com

I arived about 10-days after JFK was shot.. I left the site 20-months to the PI.... I am looking for Don Maston, married Pat Kinght, she worked in a bank across from the high school.. He was from Michiagan.. I married Maxine Trahan from Watertown... and is still with me... I worked at the GATR site.. Don worked the radar...


03/13/2005 00:00:00

Name: Mitch Jones
Email: mitchell.k.jones AT navy.mil

After leaving Keesler in the Summer of 78, My first duty station was 792nd RADS at North Charleston AFS SC. What wonderful people I met there. What trouble I got into. As we were preparing to close that site in 80, I went and trained the civilians up at Jedburg JSS. Then was transferred to 772nd RADS at Gibbsboro AFS NJ. I got out of the AF in 82. But started working for them as a civilian at the OLAA site in Riverhead NY for about 7 years, Until we closed that site down too. Looking forward to hearing from any fellow `Scope dopes` I`ve crossed paths with.


03/13/2005 00:00:00

Name: Don R. Bosh
Email: donbosh AT webtv.net

Trying to relocate Robert Fortmuller a member of Radomes and an old member of the 756th AC&W Sq at Finland, MN back in 56-57.


03/13/2005 00:00:00

Name: Virgil Salisbury
Email: vrgl AT onlinemac.com

I live around 30 miles from Mt Hebo Or. Me and My wife tool a drive the othe day. We went to the top of Mt Hebo and saw what was left of the 689th MWS AFS thier. I am interested in information that you could provide me with the site. I am a retired AF Sargent and interesed about any info or pictures that you may have.


03/12/2005 00:00:00

Name: BOBBY B. MOODY
Email: bandjmoody AT cox.net

Radar operations from 54 thru 57. Retired in Las Vetgas in 79. would like to know the dates and location of the 05 reunion. Thanks, Bob


03/12/2005 00:00:00

Name: Frank Baker
Email: flatbush AT 3rivers.net

Hey, there fellow `Trace Aces!!` I was 6 years in radar ops before cross-training into data processing. 633rd AC&W, Wheelus AB, Libya, 11/57-05/59, with a TDY to Incirlik, Turkey during the `58 Lebanon Crisis. 684th AC&W, Mt. Lemmon AFS, AZ, outside of Tucson, 05/59-11/61. Worked in the orderly room. 709th RADRON, Ft. Yukon, AK, 11/61-11/62. Froze my n**s off!!! and oh, what fun with the Chrome Dome flights!! 752nd RADRON, Empire AFS, MI, 11/62-09/63, doing height finder slave work for Battle Creek MDC and BUIC ops now and then. Left to cross-train at Sheppard AFB, TX in Sept. It would be nice to `chew the fat` with any of you blue-suiters or techreps that spent time at any of these `bubble bastions.`


03/12/2005 00:00:00

Name: Frank Baker
Email: flatbush AT 3rivers.net

Hey, there fellow `Trace Aces!!` I was 6 years in radar ops before cross-training into data processing. 633rd AC&W, Wheelus AB, Libya, 11/57-05/59, with a TDY to Incirlik, Turkey during the `58 Lebanon Crisis. 684th AC&W, Mt. Lemmon AFS, AZ, outside of Tucson, 05/59-11/61. Worked in the orderly room. 709th RADRON, Ft. Yukon, AK, 11/61-11/62. Froze my ***s off!!! and oh, what fun with the Chrome Dome flights!! 752nd RADRON, Empire AFS, MI, 11/62-09/63, doing height finder slave work for Battle Creek MDC and BUIC ops now and then. Left to cross-train at Sheppard AFB, TX in Sept. It would be nice to `chew the fat` with any of you blue-suiters or techreps that spent time at any of these `bubble bastions.`


03/12/2005 00:00:00

Name: Jim Barnhart
Email: jfb0605 AT aol.com

Spent 13 months at Murphy Dome 744 AC&W from Feb 73 to Mar 74. Many fond memories. Long winter and short summer. Worked in the power plant as part of the CE bunch. Love to go back someday. Beautiful place. Got out of the Air Force after that tour. My four years were up. What a great experience. I remember Chief Master Sargent Goodwin. He was a wonderful man. Got my training at a Navy CB base out in Califoria, Port Hueneme Califoria. Neat to read others who were there


03/11/2005 00:00:00

Name: Bob Chalfin
Email: bchalfin AT hotmail.com

Went from Sheppard AFB in Texas to King Salmon AFS in Feb 61. Spent the obligatory year and was in communications. Was called `youngin` back then. Was 18 and single, learned to drink more than I ever thought I would and enjoyed the fishing. The town consisted of a tiny theatre and the King Salmon Inn. Flew with a bush pilot over to Naknek and worked at the salmon cannery for a day and a half and had my fill of it, so we got paid and went to the bar for the rest of the weekend. Very pretty and remote, no roads out or in ath that time, I`m sure it is unrecognizeable now....Bob


03/11/2005 00:00:00

Name: James E. Goff (Jim)
Email: jimgoff AT comcast.net

Got to Cottonwood Idaho in April 1960 after spending 50 months in Europe. Got married to a Spokane, Washington girl and when I left Cottonwood I had 2 sons and an expecting wife. Went to Keesler to learn Computer Maintenance and then on to the Direction Center at Great Falls Montana but good old Uncle Sug finally gave me a skill so out I went and off to Phoenix, Arizona to work for General Electric, Currently live in Maryland just north of Washington DC am a Real Estate Professional in the event anyone needs to buy or sell a home. Jim


03/11/2005 00:00:00

Name: Kate Schneider
Email: katesks8 AT aol.com

I desperately need an areial photo of Wickenburg, AZ that is dated before 1969. Wickenburg, AZ is a small town just north of Phoenix about 40 miles. If anyone has any information on obtaining something like this, Please email me as soon as possible. Thank you.


03/11/2005 00:00:00

Name: Kate Schneider
Email: katesks8 AT aol.com

I desperately need an areial photo of Wickenburg, AZ that is dated before 1969. Wickenburg, AZ is a small town just north of Phoenix about 40 miles. If anyone has any information on obtaining something like this, Please email me as soon as possible. Thank you.


03/11/2005 00:00:00

Name: William Naseth
Email: wnaseth AT charter.net

This place has brought back a lot of memories, some good. I was stationed in northern sites my whole hitch and froze my butt much of the time. I have many fond memories of the guys I worked with (a great bunch)and will never forget the committment they had to doing a good job. Be well all !!! bill


03/08/2005 00:00:00

Name: Bob Hooks
Email: bhooks AT hksinc.com

Once again just taking a little time from the day to read some of the posts. I continue to enjoy reading the written `terminology` spoken by AC&W personnel which we cdon`t hear on a regular basis anymore. 38 years since I was around them and still glad to talk the language. I have heard from a couple of the guys who were at 759th in Naselle Washington. Would like to hear from more. BH


03/08/2005 00:00:00

Name: Bob Hooks
Email: bhooks AT hksinc.com

Gene, I have been trying for a time to join the Radomes parent Organization. I filled out all of the information, but when I tried to pay on-line, by the time (every time) I finished, and clicked on `continue`, it told me that my time had expired and I would have to try again. If you can locate it, can you just mail it to me? If not, i will try again to pay on-linre. thanks. BH


03/08/2005 00:00:00

Name: Sam Fuher
Email: WBFuher AT aol.com

57-59 681st ac@w Cutbank,MT. 59-60 694th ac@w Lewistown,MT. 60-61 708th ac@w Indian Mountain,AK. Radar Operator


03/08/2005 00:00:00

Name: Steve Borst
Email: steve1063 AT hotmail.com

Just stumbled on this sight looking for info on the keesler male chorus. I was a member nov70 to dec71. I was a `chirp` there was a discussion on terms used for airmen at keesler. As I recall the pinger was one of two things. The little hairs growing back on `boots` as we called the new members (I was a boot daddy) would get caught in the pillowcase being so short and would piiiiiiing as the head moved. But I also heard that the term referred to the single wing or stripe which would ping if you plucked it. A ping winger. I was at keesler in 73 as well to crosstrain from air nav systems to the ec121 radar platform. Anyone know anything about the demise of the chorus?


03/07/2005 00:00:00

Name: A2/C Prasco, Philip 744th AC&W
Email: philipp AT wt.net

Sampson AFB, March 1955;Radar School @ Keesler AFB, July `55; Murphy Dome, Oct. `55 to Dec. `56. Then Ellington AFB, Feb. `57 to ?? when base closed. Anyone in this time frame, e-mail if you will. Also looking for Stuart McKay from New Jersey. Site was good, chow good, entertainment none.


03/07/2005 00:00:00

Name: Daniel P. Kelly
Email: dkelly1571 AT aol.com

From Sepember 1952 until December 1952 Iwas assigned to the 776th AC&W Squd at Pt. Arena Calif. Would like to converse with anyone who might have been there at the time.


03/07/2005 00:00:00

Name: Jay Davis
Email: davisky3 AT aol.com

Is there anyone left from 786th besides me? If you have time drop me a line. I was there from 1 jan 61 to 18 jan 63


03/06/2005 00:00:00

Name: Ivan Buffington
Email: iab45 AT hotmail.com

I was astounded to find this site and have spent hours looking for names from my past on it. I was in the 10th Radio Relay Sq. and attached to the 711th AC&W Sq. at Cape Lisbourne (we called it Cape Hate) from March 1954 through May 1955. During this time our crew, from 5 to 8 of us, lived in the radome on top of the mountain. They `let us out` every two weeks or so to go down to the base at the bottom of the hill to take a shower, it was really ripe at the dome. Reading through your site brings back many memories, some of them good.


03/06/2005 00:00:00

Name: William H. Reimann
Email: billreimann AT yahoo.com

Working on reserch of SEADS, TyndallAFB, FL now retired. Attemping to put together a book of pictures and other historical records from 2001 to 2003. Any information is appreciated. William H. Reimann


03/06/2005 00:00:00

Name: Joseph E Fulton
Email: jfulton AT tampabay.rr.com

I was at 687th ACWRON from 1958 until 1960. I have been looking up all the guys I knew there. So far I have located several. Would like to hear from anyone stationed there.


03/06/2005 00:00:00

Name: jim clouse
Email: jaclouae AT aol.com

fellow vets i was at k6 for 2weeks in 58 then iwas sent to the 6123rd det at che ju do was there till june of 59 i would be intrested in joining your assn. hope to hear from someone thanks jim clouse carlisle pa


03/06/2005 00:00:00

Name: jim clouse
Email: jaclouse AT aol.com

fellow vets i was at k6 for 2weeks in 58 then iwas sent to the 6123rd det at che ju do was there till june of 59 i would be intrested in joining your assn. hope to hear from someone thanks jim clouse carlisle pa


03/04/2005 00:00:00

Name: Alan Seidner
Email: alan AT aseidner.com

I was flying from late 1972 to 1974 as a second radar tec in the 79th AEW USAFres. Wonderful time and would like to talk to others. Alan


03/04/2005 00:00:00

Name: John Beall
Email: jobeall AT mail.wvu.edu

Finished up my USAF years at 667 AC&W Sq at Hofn, Hornafjordur, Iceland in 1970. Would like contact with any officers there that year. - JB


03/04/2005 00:00:00

Name: Marty Medak
Email: marty AT medak.com

Stationed at 681st AC&W, from it`s inception in 1950(?) until July 1952. Radio Tech, but also handled telephone and radar. Wrote the telephone/commo interconnect for the site (Bendix wiring diagram was for an earlier version). Also wrote 168 Unsatisfactory Reports (URs) for the site, including one which noted that the site had marginal low altitude performance to the north due to the placement of the antenna downhill from the ridge to the north. Was not popular with Bendix management. TDY`d to both Havre and Glasgow sites to assist with problems. What happened to the CO (Maj Hardy) who was there when I left? He had a 16 year old sweety living with him in the BOQ at the site when I left. I can`t believe that he got away with it, although I saw him at an air show at Andrews AFB in the early 1960s (he was still with his wife, and was a bird colonel).


03/04/2005 00:00:00

Name: charles kelly
Email: clk0619 AT aol.com

murphy dome 1982-1983 remembering the days when we thought we would never get out of there now where have the 23 years gone


03/03/2005 00:00:00

Name: Guy Werry
Email: gwerry AT mts.net

I was recently (2005 Feb) on a cruise and met a fellow who had helped build the SAGE network. He worked for IBM and started on the ENIAC computer(!). He was a radar specialist who helped specify the interactions between the computer systems of the day and the radar. As a computer person myself, and casual history buff, this was tremendously exciting. Unfortunately, I didn`t get his name. Duh!


03/03/2005 00:00:00

Name: GARY W. MCNALLY
Email: flightline01 AT sbcglobal.net

601 Tactical Control Squadron Pruem ASN Jun80to 82. Primary Air Surveillance Coordinator. May 79 to May 80 - 744th ACW Murphy Dome AFS - Bravo Crew Chief. May 78 to May 79 - 23rd NORAD, Manual Data Supervisor. Anyone working these sites please contact me. Nice site.


03/02/2005 00:00:00

Name: johnkotches
Email: Cochise AT cfl.rr.com

just checking in.


03/02/2005 00:00:00

Name: George Charovano
Email: gcharovano AT aol.com

I was stationed at the 758th AC & W Sqd Neah Bay, Wa. from Aug. 1954 to Apr. 1956. Then sent to the 719th AC & W Sqd at Sparrevaughn, Alaska in Apr. 1956 to Apr. 1957. Neah Bay was a great site to be on. I went back to visit the site 45 years later in 1998.All the buildings are the same and it has been closed and given back the the Makah Indian reservation.Anyone who was stationed at either of these sites during my stay are welcome to contact me at. gcharovano@aol.com. Thank you and Good Luck to all. George


03/01/2005 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: historian AT radomes.org

I would like to extend a very warm ``thank-you`` to those of you who have donated or lent us their air-division YEARBOOKS. For those of you who missed our pop-up, ``In the News`` (or have a pop-up blocker in place), please consider donating, selling, or lending your yearbooks for the various Air Divisions (Defense) and Air Defense Sectors (SAGE). These yearbooks were mainly published in the mid / late 1950s and early 1960s by the various numbered Air Divisions and Air Defense Sectors 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.? 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. Thank you all very much in advance! Sincerely, Your Radomes Crew