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Prior months' guestbooks:
Name: George C Ridley
Hi, all still alive and kicking in NJ. Please email me and let's talk about old and new times! Later.
Name: Col Wallace C. Fisher
Served 685 AC&W 1955-56 Las Cruces AFS
Name: David E Earnest
I was assigned to Finley from March 1955-June 56. I was NCOIC of the point to point HF radio facility, as well as MARS operator. Prior to Finley I was 20 months overseas in England and Saudi Arabia. After re-enlisting I served at 689th AC&W Sqd, Mt. Hebo, OR. I retired from AFR at 60 in 1994, having served 10 years active and 12 years reserve.
Name: Frank Maio
Served at 633rd AC&W in 1957&1959. Came in from the moving of
Name: gary schenk
I was stationed at Havre mt in the mid 60's. when did site close down
Name: Terry Thomas
Name: robert Mac mclaughlin
I was with Batry D 66th AAA Fort Slocum, NY Dec 55 to Oct 58 would like to hear from other with batry D e mail
Name: ggeorge larson
I was the mailman in 1964 at Murpy Dome. I was there during the earthquake. Does anyone remember her name of the First sergeant
Name: LeRoy German
1957, 10th Radio Relay Squadron, Detachment 2, Bethel and Tern Mountain.
Name: billy dickson
I served in the USAF at AC&W squadrons in Dauphin Island, AL; Kamploops B.C. Canada; And Jacksonville Naval Air Station in the late 50's and early 60's.
Name: Carl Wenberg
Nice to see that there are some fomer AC&W Oper. AKA "Scope Dopes" also to see female type oper. wrote in, these are all new troops compared to me 54 -63 was remote Iceland 59 con not imagine females assigned there then , always looking for "WAFS" (1958) who were at the 661st AC&W SQ Selfridge AFB
Name: Jeanne Multer (Parr)
Blaine AFS,my first assignment. One of the women living in the bottom floor of bldg. 518. And yes, one of the women that entered the all male field, Aerospace Warning Systems Operator. And yes again, first women to be shipped remote to King Salmon Alaska. Loved Blaine. Wish I had stayed in touch with more from back then. It was a great time.
Name: Jim Eyles
John, the only 'building' belonging to the U of A is the Aurora Observatory which is now located on site. The quanset huts on the road to town are still standing. Sadly, the Ft Yukon wooden fence and gates were torn down several years ago.
Name: Fred J. Rosenthal
I was an AC&W operator at Sundance AFS, WY in 1966-68. Looking for anyone who was there. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Name: Bob Lewis
Came from the last flight of basics going through Parks AFB, Hayward, Calif. Flt. 222. Trained at Keesler as a "scope-dope". Two yrs Japan Fuchu AFB Gen. Fredric Smith, Hqtrs 5th AF. COC. Can still write backwards; won't make you a living but, sure amazes the Grandkids!
Name: John Kwaczala
Name: Tom Page
Name: Scotty Larsen
I served with the 718th ac&w in Unalakaleet Alaska from 1960-1961. Anyone still around from those days?
Name: John Kwaczala
I served at Cottonwood, Idaho and Fort Yukon, AK. I had heard that Fort Yukon was still active in the mid 80's. Anyone know?
Name: yaro hospodarsky
Stationed at Saglek Bay, 924 AC&W USAF , Aug. 1965- July 1966. Lost the new gym roof Nov. 1965 , ESt wind speed over 200 mph. AIC Radio Maint,
Name: Walter H. Lollis Jr.
I was stationed at the Wasserkuppe from 15 Oct 69 thru 24 July 73. I was a Security Policeman and served as Pass & Registration Clerk and Base Armorer. My wife, Sharon, was with me at the Kuppe for two of those years. I would like to hear from Leland Jockheck, Joe Barta, Amir Arberman or anyone serving at the "Kuppe".
Name: Jim Eyles
For John Kwaczala. Yes Ft Yukon AK was active in the mid 80s. In fact, it is still active today. Minimally manned due to the installation of the AN/FPS-117 radar. Pics available on the RADOMES radar sites page.
Name: Jim Shafer
Interesting site. I plan to join!
Name: Dave (Sonny) Mercer
I am looking for anyone who may remember my father, James David Mercer (Dave or Sonny). He was a SSgt Radar Tech (27370) stationed at Itazuke (527th ACW) 1952-1954 timeframe. Anyone remember him?
Name: Kermit D. Allen Chief, USAF (Ret)
This is the FIRST I have accessed your site. I'm a former member of the 25th AD @ Spokane IAP and Mica Peak WA on the WA-IA Border. Maintenanceman 1967 -1969 then back to Okinawa ADS.Spent 30 glorious years in all facets of Comm-Electronics Maintenance AutoTrack, ATC, Nav-Aids, ACW and Installations. Final tour in Broadcasting as a GS.
Name: AT2 donald baysinger
We flew barriers from Argentia, Newfoundland. I served between 1957 and 1961
Trained in manual ops at Keesler 1964 dumped into 412L system at Giebelstadt, Germany. 602 AC&W squadron, Charlie crew. 1965-1968. We are having a reunion this fall.
Name: Joe Peace
1977 through 1980 Montauk AFS 773 radar Squadron.
Name: Diane Mercer
My father, James David Mercer (Dave or Sonny) was a radar technician in the AF from 1950-1970. I think his first assignment after tech school was 618th ACW, Det 1 in southern Japan (1951-1952) timeframe. I am looking for anyone who was there at that time or who may remember him. Am also trying to find out what base specifically he was stationed at, have been trying to research it, but am not getting very far. I believe it was Yakota, but am not sure, any help would be appreciated. I am planning on attending the reunion in DC this September, so may meet some of you there!
Name: Alex Garcia
I was stationed in Germany 67-70 @ two ac&w sites in Gersfeld(5 mo.)& Wasserkuppe the rest of my three year tour, looking for anyone there at these times
Name: Larry Estelle
Stationed at 641st in Goose Bay - 1953-1954. Then 681st in Cut Bank, Montana - 1955-1956
Hi All I live in a small town in , Ct called warren and wehave a SAGE radar site that has been roting away fro years, does anyone have a photo of it when it was used. Its now located in Above All state park? Thanks Bob
Name: Tom Page
Bob: The ex-radar facility in Above All State Park was known as the New Preston Gap-Filler Annex. We have photos, past and present, on our webpage for that radar site. (I sent you an e-mail, too.) I hope this helps.
Name: Art Christensen
719th Sparrevon AK 1957, OCAMA (Oklahoma City Air Material Activity Twin Cities Branch, Minneapolis St Paul Int'l Airport 1960 to 1964. Depot level maintenance at radar sites in MN, WI, ND, SD and upper Michigan.
Name: tom taylor
I recently joined Radomes Inc. I was with IBM during the SAGE days, I helped install the CC building at Hancock AFB at Syracuse in 1957, then worked in it until Dec 1958, I then was transfered to McChord AFB in Tacoma WA and worked on installing the CC building there. I left there in Sept 1960 and went on the Titan guidance system. I fondly remember my days in SAGE. I have been retired since 1986.
Name: tom taylor
Looking at some older entries I see from Apr 13, 10 that the diesel generators at the syracuse SAGE are for sale. just what you need for that weekend cabin. If I recall each generator is 1250 KW, there were 7 of them in the power house. Had to have 4 running to power both the CC and DC building.
Name: Edward Shields
I was stationed at the 919th AC&W Sq, Beaverlodge, Alberta 1954-1955, The 916th AC&W Sq Beausejour, Manitoba 1959-1961 and at the CAFB Lamacaza, Lamacaza, Quebec 1967-1970. Loved every assignment.
Name: Jack Kerr
FYI Medicare and Tricare For Life do not cover the cost of Shigles Shots.
Name: Jack Kerr
Name: Sherman Fisher
For all you folks that have fond memories of St. Margarets I have a very interesting website for you. The department of highways in the province of New Brunswick has many cameras located to keep motorists updated on road conditions. If you scan down to route 11 on this website (http://www.gnb.ca/0113/cameras/cameras-e.asp) and choose St. Margarets, the photo that will appear is updated every couple of hours. There is a well manicured lawn with an ornamental tree beneath the camera on the west side of route 11. This is located directly in front of the old radar base right next to the entrance to the old PMQ's (now known as James Park). Beyond the tree you will see a portion of a small building which is one of the few remaining buildings on the base. Across route 11, there is a white building that is now vacant. This was Jack Hacketts convenience store. I was there a couple of days ago and Jack's store is looking very neglected. The old gas pumps are still there and apparently there is someone living in his house that is located just to the left of the store. Hope you enjoy this birds eye view. The early morning pictures are the best if you catch it with the sun coming up behind the trees casting long shadows across route 11 - a photo worth framing.
Name: Stan Fields
657th Houma, La 1958; 876th Alcoy, Spain 59-62; ADCC Albrook, Panama 62-65; 18th SS, Edwards AFB 71-72; 326AD, HI 72-73; 963rd AEW, McCllelan, CA 73-76; Det 1 20ADS, Homestead 76-79; Wallace AFS 79-80; 23rd AD, Duluth, MN 80-81; 25AD, McChord 81-83. Many, Many TDYs to many, many places worlwide.