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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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2010

10/31/2010 00:00:00

Name: Jack McClung
Email: jwmlsm AT cp-tel.net

Was stationed at the 772RS located in Gibbsboro, N.J. from May, '63 to Dec.,'65. Commanders were Raymond Farrell and Joe Leis. Adm Ofc. Mark Cappone, Maint Ofc. Larry Brewer. Other ofc. were Louis Monoyious, George Falcon, Capt. Sheats, and Walt ? . NCOs: SMSGT Grant, SMSGT Sorensen,Sgt.Dean, Sgt Gerald Corey,Sgt. Brooks, Sgt. Lundy,Sgt. Gilbert-to name a few. I still stay in touch with Larry Brewer and Gerry Corey. Larry and his wife were here for a visit this week. Gerry Corey came in 2008. I have many great memories of the time at old 772! We had 6, 66, 26, and 27 towers.


10/29/2010 00:00:00

Name: Larry Jackson
Email: vickyjac AT msn.com

I answered my own question Re Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man. It was Davis Monthan AFB in Tucson. Specifically, the 309th AMARC. They even mentioned the movie. The nearby Pima Air Museum is well worth a look, if you're driving to, or through Tucson. It's just off IH-10. My son and i were members for a while .


10/29/2010 00:00:00

Name: Richard M Bell
Email: silverlock2 AT sbcglobal.net

I was stationed at the p13th may 1958 to May 1959.
I have copies of all the pictures posted on his site for the 913th.
Anybody from there, can give me a line.


10/29/2010 00:00:00

Name: Harry Pearce
Email: hpllc04 AT yahoo.com

I served as the USAF radar operations officer at Cape Romanzoff briefly in November 1966. I had been assigned to King Salmon as an Air force Weapons controller and I relieved the on site Operations officer who had a total break down half way through his tour. I had arrived just after the Alaska National guard aircraft which was trying to bring the site resupply and mail crashed with no survivors. Due to inclement weather (the normal situation we faced daily) we had to store the Guard bodies in our walk in locker. It was nearly six weeks before the weather enabled the bodies to be removed. I left Alaska and remained in the USAF for 26 years retiring as a Colonel in TAC. I then spent 16 years with Northrop Grumman before retiring in Williamsburg, Va with my wife Sally. We have three adult children and 7 Grandchildren and i would like to hear from Mike Miller!


10/29/2010 00:00:00

Name: John (Jack) Sicignano
Email: Siljac AT optonline.net

I was stationed at the 629th from Sept. 1955 to Sept. 1957 when the base was deactivated. I then went to Ankara Turkey to finish my assignment. While in Udine, I met a girl and married her after being discharged in 1958. I have been back to Udine at least 20 times mostly so that my wife can visit her realatives. We still go back every few years. My wife has a young realtive who is in the Italian Air Force stationed at Aviano. Naturally we have a strong bond. I did a few months TDY at Aviano prior to being sent to Turkey. Udine will always be special to me.


10/27/2010 00:00:00

Name: Art Christensen
Email: artchris AT somtel.net

Stationed at the 719th AC&W Sqdn, Sparrevohn, Alaska 1957. Originally from southwestern MN and now live near Osceola, WI.


10/26/2010 00:00:00

Name: Paul L Bockman Smsgt USAF Retired
Email: plbockman AT msn.com

I was stationed at the 767th AC&W Squadron Tierra Amarilla NM from Nov 1954 thru Oct 1956. I ws reassigned to the 797th AC&W Squadron at Fordland Mo upon reenlistmet from Nov 1956 to Feb 1958. From that assignment to the Island of Iwo Jima until Feb 1958. Would like to hear from old friends whom I might remember.


10/26/2010 00:00:00

Name: Jeff States
Email: psu68 AT psualum.com

Tom...The Cyberspace Operations manual is a really great post. Airmen (with their computers)now dedicated to defending our military and civilian cyber networks are now as important as those of us who use to defend the country using radar, missiles and nuclear submarines. And let's not forget the rapid expansion of pilotless planes and drones currently fighting a war halfway around the world. Stealing a line from Bob Dylan's 1964 song..."The times they are a-changing."


10/25/2010 00:00:00

Name: rod ingerson
Email: oneness4evr AT cox.net

865th acwron anyone rember?????????


10/25/2010 00:00:00

Name: rod ingerson
Email: oneness4evr AT cox.net

865th acwron anyone rember????????? s/sgt"INGIE" 30372


10/25/2010 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: historian AT radomes.org

And now for something completely different --

News Item: "Air Force manual describes shadowy cyberwar world -- Manual explains how dependent military and civil society have become on computer networks."

"A new Air Force manual for cyberwarfare describes a shadowy, fast-changing world where anonymous enemies can carry out devastating attacks in seconds and where conventional ideas about time and space don't apply. ...."

Go to this link for the rest of the article:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39833391/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets

No, the manual itself is not on-line. At least, not at this time (as far as I know).




10/25/2010 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: historian AT radomes.org

I was mistaken -- the new "Cyberspace Operations" manual *IS* online. It is available at this link:

http://www.e-publishing.af.mil/shared/media/epubs/afdd3-12.pdf


10/25/2010 00:00:00

Name: Paul L Bockman Smsgt USAF
Email: plbockman AT msn.com

My wife & I were stationed at the 767th AC&WSq at Tierra Amarilla NM from Nov 1954-Oct 27th 1956. I was in charge of the maintence section for the Xmitter Site and the Receiver Site during this period. Would like to make contact with personnel who might have been stationed their at this same time. Carl C Cameron was the sqd commander during this time.


10/24/2010 00:00:00

Name: donald(don) price
Email: wbprices AT yahoo.com

i was at tin city ak 60-61 that is the 710th ac&w sqdn as an heavy equip operator


10/24/2010 00:00:00

Name: donald(don) price
Email: wbprices AT yahoo.com

i was at tin city ak 60-61 that is the 710th ac&w sqdn as an heavy equip operator


10/23/2010 00:00:00

Name: Bobby G Barton
Email: bartonbg AT att.net

Station at Unalakleet 1966-1967 Ac&w warning operator


10/21/2010 00:00:00

Name: James Hamilton
Email: jameshamilton7 AT att.net

I played on the 3382 School Squadron, Flag football team, we won the base championship..in the 60's..


10/21/2010 00:00:00

Name: Larry Jackson
Email: vickyjac AT msn.com

I watched the movie, Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man. At one point they were hiding out in the aircraft graveyard. There were quite a few AEW aircraft in the yard. Was this the yard in Tucson, AZ?


10/21/2010 00:00:00

Name: Lee Robbins
Email: reasterday AT wi.rr.com

Served duty at UPTOPIA CREEK 708TH from OCT. 1958 TO OCT. 1959, in
Detachment 6, with the 11th Weather Squardron, Alaska. There were 3 of us weathermen in the Detachment; did observations alongside the dirt runway in a quonset hut, and later moved the weather station into the main buildings, alongside the NCO/Airmen club & bar.
Am proud of the work our team did during that year. We all received Remote Site Weather Observer of the Month Certificates of Proficiency for every month for having the lowest error rate of all remote site weather observers in Alaska. All of us 24 hr. shift workers knew "Smitty" the night cook in bottom camp, who spoiled us all through his talent in making great piazzas, cakes & sweet rolls.
Due to this, he was transferred to top camp/radar site to boost their morale. When Spring finally sprung, Smitty went for a walk with 2 others. He became tired we heard, sat down to rest on a rock
and that was the last anybody ever saw him. Planes & search teams
with snow shoes were not able to find him. Later in bottom camp they dedicated a Memoriam in his memory. He was to retire in 1 year.
Would be happy to hear from any one stationed there during this time.
Lee Robbins, e-mail address: reasterday@wi.rr.com


10/18/2010 00:00:00

Name: M. Parker
Email: mparker213 AT yahoo.com

Saw a few comments asking about Finland, MN Airbase. It closed down around 1980. Some guy bought the place and rented out the houses. Several buildings remain, other than just houses. The place is pretty much dead now and a mess. I dont think anyone is living there now. I ahvent been up there in awhile. I'm a life long resident of Finland, MN.


10/18/2010 00:00:00

Name: Dan Grady
Email: EDan AT aol.com

I was a Weapons Controller, two Stations
932nd, Keflavik Iceland 1955-1956.
CO was Col. Jim Tebbs
797th Fordland MO 1956-1957
CO was Major Larry St. John
Visited Iceland twice over past 10 years
Iceland no loger in operation


10/18/2010 00:00:00

Name: Edward W. Wieder
Email: eswieder AT bellsouth.net

I went to Keesler radar mech school in 1949. Went to Turner AFB in GA and then to Cape Canaveral in Fl to build a radar site for NASA until the Korean War broke out and was sent to San Pedro,CA to 669th AC&W Sq
Later the 669th was moved to Santa Rosa Island. I was discharged at the
end of 1952. The best times were when the PT Boats would take me and my
maintenance crew to the maimland for 7 days R&R.


10/16/2010 00:00:00

Name: Ray Lyon
Email: raylyon AT aol.com

Spent time with the 4754th Radar Evaluation Sq, Hill AFB. Also, 720 ACW Sq, Middleton Island Alaska and ACW site at North Truro MA.


10/15/2010 00:00:00

Name: CMSgt (Ret) Gary D. Ratliff
Email: GaDeRa69 AT hotmail.com

I was assigned twice to the (60-61, 63-65) Washington Air Defense Sector, Fort Lee, Va., (61-62)734th AC&W Squadron, D'Jenane Krater, Morocco, and the (63-64) 649th Radar Squadron, Bedford AFS, Va.

Gary


10/14/2010 00:00:00

Name: david j. ackeret
Email: newerwavedave AT gmail.com

was @ saglek tear of 1966


10/11/2010 00:00:00

Name: Jack Biggs
Email: k3sp AT comcast.net

Spent two years on the dew-line - 640th AC&W on a remote mountain top radar site about 20 couple of miles from Ernest Harmon AFB in Newfoundland. Better duty followed that in the 965th in McClellan AFB in Sacramento, flying on the EC121s as a radar crew chief.


10/11/2010 00:00:00

Name: Rich Pipito
Email: blkhog AT verizon.net

Was stationed @ Klamath AFS. 777 Radron, from Aug.69 - Jan.70. Pwr. Pro Spec right out of Tech school. Ran power plant on the midnight shift often. Have some old pics in B&W. Had side job cleaning the Club in the AM. Some names I remember; Gene Hirsh,from Portland, OR. Gary? Vatovic,from OHIO, Sgt. Darlington from Bakersfield, CA. he was married. We went deer hunting together once, bagged a forked horn, 4 pointer as we call them in PA. It's been a while, trying to activate the memory banks. Ended up retireing in 02, from the ANG after a 9 year break bet. active and reserve time.


10/09/2010 00:00:00

Name: Lloyd Riley
Email: lriley AT fmtc.net

Ran across your home page and it brought back quite a few memories. I was stationed at Utopia (Indian Mt.) from Oct. 56 til Oct 57. Worked in the power house as a boiler operator at base camp. Have a lot of 35MM slides that may be of interest. In looking at the photos that were posted there seems to be some improvement in living conditions over the years, but that is as it should be. Would like to get in touch with any one that was there the same time I was. May not be many left. We are getting old.


10/08/2010 00:00:00

Name: Oscar Byrne Tinney Jr
Email: btinney AT ccvn.com

Does anyone know where I can find the exact dates that the 872nd ACW changed commanders, between Col's Joyce, Wells and McCoy? I have a friend in France who is writing a PhD thesis on Leon Degrelle, who owned the housing area called "La Carlina" in Constantina, and he needs the dates.


10/08/2010 00:00:00

Name: Jordan Reed
Email: jordan.reed AT mensjournal.com

Tom or Gene,

I work at Men's Journal magazine, and I was hoping I might be able to speak with one of you briefly regarding the DEW line that goes through Greenland.

Is it possible one of you could give me a call at your earliest convenience at the number below? Or let me know where and when is the best time to reach you, and I'll call you.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Sincerely,
Jordan

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Jordan Reed
Research Chief
Men's Journal
1290 Avenue of the Americas, Fl. 2
New York, New York 10104
212-484-3426
212-484-3433 (fax)
jordan.reed@mensjournal.com


10/08/2010 00:00:00

Name: Gary Jacobs
Email: gaj7702 AT aol.com

Now on e-Bay, unrelated to me in any way whatsoever:

Radar Site, Dew Line, U.S. Air Force art print 1969, item number: 260673854953;

White Engines Texas Tower advertisement, Item number: 360296756969;

Miscellaneous Clear Air Force Station ICBM Early Warning Radar photos


10/07/2010 00:00:00

Name: Payton Shaw
Email: paytone57 AT aol.com

I noticed that my email was incorrect.My last visit was in sept 08.It should be paytone57@aol.com.


10/07/2010 00:00:00

Name: doug hum
Email: bkrdoug AT yahoo.com

ANYONE serve at ft fisher NC(701st ac&w) during 1955--to about 1960---i left in 1957 but would like to hear from anyone that was there in that time frame-------thanks doug hum


10/07/2010 00:00:00

Name: larrymills
Email: larrymills36 AT gmail.com

Stationed @ 782nd AC&W, Rockville IN 59-60
913th AC&W, Pagwa River,ONT 60-61
656th SAGE, Saratoga Springs, NY 61-62


10/06/2010 00:00:00

Name: Frank Maio
Email: pegfrank64 AT yahoo.com

Was with the 629th AC&W in Udine, Italy from June 1956 through
it's relocation in Turkey at Incirlik (Adana). Returned to Italy
and sent to HELL. Wheelus Field for 10 months.


10/06/2010 00:00:00

Name: Bryan Craven
Email: bryan.craven AT yahoo.com

stationed at McClellan in 64-67 , 2867 Geeia....went to Opheim,Mt in 65, installed some crypto gear....


10/06/2010 00:00:00

Name: Edward Giddings
Email: edward.giddings AT verizon.net

I worked ground radio repair at Guthrie, WV and North Bend, OR. I forgot the ADC or AFCS squadron numbers.


10/04/2010 00:00:00

Name: Jack Biggs
Email: k3sp AT comcast.net

Spent two years on the dew-line - 640th AC&W on a remote mountain top radar site about 20 couple of miles from Ernest Harmon AFB in Newfoundland. Better duty followed that in the 965th in McClellan AFB in Sacramento, flying on the EC121s as a radar crew chief.


10/03/2010 00:00:00

Name: Luther Odell Shaw
Email: loshaw AT centurytel.net

Would like to hear from anyone/anything about the 760th AC&W Sqdn,Colville,WA


10/03/2010 00:00:00

Name: Ron Faulkner
Email: chubby4 AT msn.com

Trying to find out who was at Saglek that started this site? Seems we were there together. I arrived at Saglek Sept.63 left Aug.64
Thanks Ron


10/02/2010 00:00:00

Name: Frank McKendry
Email: mckendr1 AT mts.net

Edgar Ont 1953-55


10/02/2010 00:00:00

Name: john kadula
Email: lauri_q AT sbcglobal.net

I was a cook at King Salmon AFS in Alaska from January 1968 to December 1968. Have a lot of great memories from that time and met alot of great people. I was an a1c (E-3 type). If anyone from that time can get in touch with me, I'd love to hear from you and reminsce.


10/01/2010 00:00:00

Name: JJ HUGHES
Email: jj962nd AT aol.com

i WAS RADAR CREW CHIEF ON 68 AND 53 DURING SPLIT PERIODS FROM 1956 TO 1961 AND FROM 1963 TO 1967. ANYONE WHO REMBERS RUSS OTTEY FLIGHT ENGINEER HE PASSED AWAY JULY 2010. IHAVE TRIED TO GET A OLD EC121 FROM THE ROLLS OF THE AIR FORCE MUSUEM FOR A MEMORIAL THAT WOUL HAVE STOOD AS A MEMORIAL TO THE FIFTY FALLEN STARS AT THE PRESENT 551ST WING HQS. HANSCOM AFB MA, HOWEVER THEY PREFERED TO GIVE IT TO A PRIVATE AIR MUSEUM IN OREDON JJ


10/01/2010 00:00:00

Name: Charles Lewis
Email: aikilew AT aol.com

I was stationed at the 782nd Radar Squadron, Rockville, Indiana from September 14, 1963 to June 22, 1966. Then at Point Areana AFS, CA until December 1967.


10/01/2010 00:00:00

Name: Dan Scott Carter
Email: DCARTER221 AT satx.rr.com

My dad served at Fordland AFS, Mo and Belleville AFS, IL.