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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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12/31/2007 00:00:00

Name: donald l parson
Email: donaldparson AT

looking for people that know me that i don't have a location on.
and any others, my memory isn't that great these days. be sure to put RADAR or some such in the contents like otherwise you may get "spammed"

don, "louie the lid", "parsie"

12/29/2007 00:00:00

Name: Aaron Allen
Email: aaron.nancy AT

If you spot any errors in the radar site rosters, pls msg me with
the correct data--thanks and happy new years...Aaron.

12/28/2007 00:00:00

Name: John M Wilson
Email: vocinc AT

I appreciate the work done to construct and maintain this site.

12/27/2007 00:00:00

Name: Gary Jacobs
Email: gaj7702 AT

Now on e-Bay unrelated to me in any way whatsoever: 701st AC&W Radar Sq. patch, item no.:200186950415, in good condition (lacks some stitches on the left side over one line), size , 11cm high by 9cm wide.

12/26/2007 00:00:00

Name: Chuck Sunder
Email: chucksunder AT

David Parker's note (below) reminds me of when I was a teletype operator at the 719th AC&W, at Sparrevohn, AK in 1955. The old machine was putting out christmas trees, santa claus's, and other stuff. Don't remember how they originated. The radio TTY signal was usually around 3X3 so our teletype messages (and the christmas trees and santa claus's) were usually somewhat garbled. The best thing I remember about Christmas and New Year's at Sparrevohn was that I was a "short-timer" and would be leaving in a couple of weeks. Here's wishing all my comrades of the mid 50's a Happy New Year. If you were at Sparrevohn in 1955, let me hear from you.

12/26/2007 00:00:00

Name: Michael Clancy
Email: ylancy AT

Looking for guys that were at Othello (637th Radar Sq) during the period 1961 - 1965. I was an AlC working in the Orderly Room. I bowled and played softball. Remember guys like Tom Minger, Kenneth Roper, Tommy Hudson, Lt Ducar, Lt. Hilton, Melvin Askew. Love to hear from anyone and maybe get a reunion going.

12/25/2007 00:00:00

Name: Paul Lytle
Email: phlytle AT

Glad to have found this link. I was at Cape Newenham in 57-58. Of course I had been stationed at Tyndall before someone found out where I was. Being I dislike cold weather going there in November was 'chilly'. Bless everyone who served then and now, may the Lord Bless and keep everyone safe.

12/24/2007 00:00:00

Name: Bill Wells
Email: bdwells AT


12/20/2007 00:00:00

Name: David Parker
Email: dparkertn AT

The first track for Santa was done by a picture of Sanda,sled and
raindeer on a teletype machine using X's.

12/17/2007 00:00:00

Name: Raymond S. Vena
Email: popschoice AT

Hello All,
I always enjoy browzeing through the old site roster (903rd AC&W Squad, Gettysburg, SD).to see if any more "Old Guys" are still kicking.Take care.


12/16/2007 00:00:00

Name: Harland Schultz
Email: joseph101 AT

The FAA has installed cameras throughout Alaska, mainly at airports. They just announced they will be adding more cameras in the next few years, again mainly airport but they will be installing them at Tin City and Murphy Dome. There is already one at Mcgrath aimed at Tatalina AFS and at the airpot at Unilakleet. Search FAA Alaska weather cams.

If you check the song Springtime in Alaska on You Tube one version has a slide show and among the slides are a few of Murphy Dome in winter.

12/16/2007 00:00:00

Name: Harland Schultz
Email: joseph101 AT

I should have mentioned the FAA camera at Fort Yukon. One camera is aimed at the radar sight.

12/15/2007 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: historian AT

Thanks go to Al Grobmeier ( for alerting us to this news item:

''The Pentagon is closing down three of the 20 NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) early-warning radar sites in northern Alaska because the ground they're built on in some cases is literally crumbling into the Arctic Ocean as a result of erosion caused by waves on ice-free waters, according to military officials at the U.S. Northern Command. One site, Point Lonely, a short-range radar on Alaska's North Slope, was closed specifically because of soil erosion. In two other cases, short-range radars in Bullen Point and Wainwright, are being shuttered for both erosion and budget reasons. The 47 NORAD sites in Canada are not affected, a Canadian military spokesman said. The Northern Command assures that shuttering the three sites will leave no gap in U.S. defenses because of overlapping coverage from other radars.'' (New York Times, Dec. 8, 2007)

The full BLOG is found on-line at

Thanks, Al.

12/15/2007 00:00:00

Name: Jack Armstrong
Email: jackarm AT

There have been numerous previous messages concerning hearing aids availability for Military Retirees. I just came back from Sheppard AFB yesterday and I am getting a set of Destiny 2 1600’s for $600 which is the “at cost price” for the VA and Military. These same aids cost over $2600 each at a Civilian Hearing Aid Store. Thought you all might want to check this out. There are also reduced cost programs available through the state for low income people. Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it I make too much money for these programs. You can also check to see If you have a University with an Audiology Clinic such as OU Medical Center which also offers reduced cost aids but not as low as the military program. I am providing the web site address which lists all of the facilities that participate. I hope this info helps those that need it. I would have severe problems in my daily life if it were not for hearing aids.

12/15/2007 00:00:00

Name: SSGT Dale E Copeland
Email: sharonanddale AT

I'd like to take this time to wish all my Bros and Sisters a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR. I served 2 1/2 years at 777Radr in Klamath CA and a few months at 738 radr Olathe KS. I was in Power Production, from 65/69.Then some time in 442 reserve squadron at RGAFB kansas city Mo. God Bless you all.

12/13/2007 00:00:00

Name: Kenneth P. Vahrenkamp
Email: kvahrenkampsr AT

This is a great site and I am sorry that I found it so late. It has really brought back lots of memories.

12/12/2007 00:00:00

Name: Gerald (Jerry) Coenen
Email: gcoenen AT

I was stationed at 903rd Radar Sqd at Gettysburg South Dakota, then two years overseas with 5th Communications Squadron on Okinawa and Japan. Returned to 695 Radar Squadron at Pickstown South Dakota, then a gap filler radar at Shafter Gap California. Got out for six months and then back in to Lowry AFB, Denver Colorado, Instructor stint at Keesler AFB Miss. Up to Alaska at Fort Yukon for a year and then down to Gila Bend Arizona for four years. Then to Ellsworth AFB SD and retired in 81. Would like to hear from anyone with a connection to any of the radar sites. I was in Radio over on the other hill.

12/12/2007 00:00:00

Name: Wallace LeGrand
Email: stevenlegrand AT

My father Wallace LeGrand was at the Sage Bldg at McChord from 64' to 68' Any one else out there?

12/11/2007 00:00:00

Name: Gary Jacobs
Email: gaj7702 AT

Now on e-Bay, unrelated to me in any way whatsoever: USAF, 27th Air Division (under Air Defense Command). Official UNUSED Patch. Located at Norton Air Force Base, CA. Cut edge. Backing: Cheese cloth for most of the patch - top and bottom is embroiered. Measures: A tiny bit over 4 inches. Condition: Excellent. This Division was activited in 1950-59 and 1966-69 and in 1969 inactivited. Item no.: 130181403524

12/02/2007 00:00:00

Name: George A. Bisson
Email: geobis66 AT

I was with the 777th Klamath,Ca 55,613th site 33,613th site 42 55-57,694th lewistown,Mont.60,902nd Miles City,Mont,61-63,as A1c,36250,wire maint,also served with 28th ADC Hamilton AFB Ca,1957th AACS Hickham AFB Hawaii,1933rd AACS Harmon,AFB Stephenville,Newfoundland,this all happened from July 54 to Jan 64,also i forgot basic at Sampson AFB ,got out and joined the N.H. Nat Guard retired in 94 as E-6 SSGT US Army,I put a total of 24 yrs with the military,I forgot McChord AFB 635th AC&W,glad to have been all over,the places Ive seen,Good Luck,too all & God Bless