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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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06/30/2007 00:00:00

Name: Aaron V. Allen
Email: aaron.nancy AT

Hi All:
1 July is Canada Day--regards to our Canadian friends and Co-
4 July is Independence Day--regards to our Statesider friends
and Air Defenders...
If anyone discovers any error in our sites' personnel rosters,
pls msg me with the correct info...
Have safe and enjoyable holidays--be mindful of seniors, child-
ren and pets...Attend [or listen-to by radio/watch on TV] one of
the great musical concerts held all over our two countries...
Aaron Allen

06/30/2007 00:00:00

Name: Wolfgang Schidler
Email: w.schidler AT

Looking for an old buddy, James J. Boismier, T/Sgt at Pruem, germany, does anyone have an idea ?

06/28/2007 00:00:00

Name: Dick Konizeski
Email: rmk98 AT

Any of you old Blaine AFS troops recall Fred Schafer, around the 65-68 timeframe? He was a good baseball player and swimmer, and was probably an A1C, in the 24 tower, I think. He and Ann lived off base in Birch Bay. He was from Richland, WA. I'm unsure where he was prior to his assignment at Blaine, but we were together at Keesler in radar maintenance most of the year of 1964. Shoot me an email if you can recall anything about him. He got out after 4 and resided in the Vancouver area, and just recently passed away, so I'm working up a TAPS entry for him, and want to know where else he was stationed other than Keesler and Blaine.

06/25/2007 00:00:00

Name: Booker
Email: bdbrooks AT

I've just been looking through all the AEW&C, AC&W, picket ships and BMEWS sites that were around during the 50s-60s. I just don't believe that the average civilian in this country realizes just how much he/she was shielded from an air attack. Has satellites replaced all of these functions? I'm not sure I feel quite as safe with the satellites as I did with the manned radar units in operation. Billy Brooks AC&W radar maintenance 1961-65

06/24/2007 00:00:00

Name: Vance V. Coats
Email: vance1917 AT

I'm still working on old radar stuff,even after forty years.

06/19/2007 00:00:00

Name: Gale Burton
Email: GBurton2 AT

I now am retired and have been since 1972. I was with the 765 Radar Sqdn in Charleston Maine for 3.5 years. In Greenland with a AACE sqdn for a year and saw the BMEWS site being built there. What fun. Was whih a Radar Sqdn in Homestead Fla. Loved it all Wish I could go back. I didnt work on Radars, ( FPS-6 & FPS-8 ) I was a radio maint person, but learned a lot about radae while there.

06/17/2007 00:00:00

Name: Ron (Sheriff) Nottingham
Email: awacsmsgt AT

Kudos to You Gene and all the fine folks who support your efforts. Great Job! I love this Museum! I have had the pleasure of working with some great, dedicated people in air defense. I can see the faces but sometimes can't recall all the names. Now I can search your listings. Keep up the great work.

06/17/2007 00:00:00

Name: Bob Furrer
Email: snafubob AT

Outstanding site - Memories of Adair AFS - 9416th ARS out of Eugene, OR training visit of "Big Bldg." Inerestingly enough, returning from my Korean tour in '55, returned to the UofO and lived in Sederstrom Hall, one of the old WWII Army Camp Adair barracks buildings. Also visited Naselle and Neah Bay radar sites in Feb '58 as InstllEngr with 25th AD out of McChord AFB - those two sites sure beat te hell out of my old remote radio (FM) relay sites in Korea.

06/15/2007 00:00:00

Name: Robert Reeves
Email: motorcarwarehouse AT


Thanks to your great website I was able to contact three
fine gentlemen who served with my father, John Reeves, in Hof, Germany from 1964-1967 or so.

Don Rivercamp, Tony Cameron and Marty Wright at the radomes link in the reunions section to

John is deceased now and they have shared some great personal stories about my father, and Don even sent me a photo of the 1967 Hof Hustlers Softball Conference Championship team they all played on and I shared some photos I had of the team with them as well.

I do not have words to accurately describe the feelings, emotions and all the good memories this has brought back so I will simply say...

Thanks Radomes!

06/14/2007 00:00:00

Name: Jim Spencer
Email: mauijim39 AT

I was stationed at Murphy Dome,AK 1969-1970 I was in search radar - OK a "scope dope". Guys usually called me "Spence". I remember Col.Thompson and especially Col.Looney.and short,stocky baldheaded buck sgt we called "Buddah". I thinks I have some photos somewhere . Love to hear from anyone that was there at same time.

06/11/2007 00:00:00

Name: Ken Anderson
Email: kenandyxx AT

I'm seeking information on the Verlort radar used by NASA for the Mercury and Gemini missions. It was a modified SCR-584.
Anyone ever worked on it or have any information on it?
I've inserted xx in my e-mail address to stop the nastys.
Ken Anderson

06/08/2007 00:00:00

Name: Gary Jacobs
Email: gaj7702 AT

I got this in an e-amil and cannot vouch for it's truth, though it sounds plausible. You readers decide ...

This story was told to me by some of my buddies when I joined Radio Relay Plt before going to Viet Nam. Maybe it's just a sea story, but it sounded true. It took place in 1966 or early '67:

At Camp Schwab on Okinawa, some of the guys in Radio Relay Plt., HQ Co, 26th Marines set up a practice shot with a TRC-27, which had the lollipop microwave antennas. Since they were only about 200 yards apart, the antennas were set very low, in the middle was the path to the enlisted club. They set up a sign that said, "Danger, 10,000 Ohms."

Then one of the guys would hang out until he saw a few grunts coming from the club. He'd walk ahead of them, stop and read the sign, look both ways at the antennas, then get down and crawl for about ten feet, then rise and walk on. Sure enough, the guys following him usually did the same thing. Sounds like GIs?

06/01/2007 00:00:00

Name: Robert Reeves
Email: motorcarwarehouse AT

OPHEIM, MT. 779th! My father was John Reeves, radar maintenance. We were all over the world on different assignments but the one that stands out in my mind is Opheim, Montana, the 779th Radar Squadron from 1967-1970. Boy howdy! If you have ever been in/to Opheim during the winter months then you know what I'm talking about. It sure is nice to go back there though with the click of a button on I even found the 606 AC+W in Doebraberg,Germany! AWESOME! Thanks guys.

06/01/2007 00:00:00

Name: Lawrence A. Burns
Email: burns AT

Great site after all these years I just did a quick search and what a great find. I was a scoop dope for 4 years 1968-1972 I was stationed at Custer AFS Mich 68-70. Murphy Dome 70-71 and Syracuse71-72. Headed back to Alaska next year to check it all out again.

06/01/2007 00:00:00

Name: Herk Randall
Email: herkster AT

Time flies when you're having fun. I just can't believe it was 38 years ago yesterday that I left for Monkey Mt. Viet Nam. May 31 1969. Actually I thought I was going to Dong Ha but was diverted to Monkey Mt. when I got to Danang.