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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

07/31/2010 00:00:00

Name: Perry Archer, LtColUSAFRes (Ret)
Email: archerhouston AT aol.com

My service as a lieutenant in Alaska was on Indian Mountain, Utopia Creek (Ester) from January 1956 to January 1957. Great to find all of this. So many tales. I will be joining.


07/31/2010 00:00:00

Name: hartley mcswain
Email: hmkm6ng AT yahoo.com

there in 1957 1958 airman first class .also looking for a person by the name of gabby hayes who was there in 1960,61 0r 62 meet some one who knew him and would like to contack him all he could remember was has name was gabby hayes he doesn't even know his first name if his name is spell hays or hayes,he would like to get in touch with him


07/30/2010 00:00:00

Name: Aaron Allen
Email: aaron.nancy AT frontier.com

Pls change me email address in ur address book
from: aaron.nancy@verizon.net
to: aaron.nancy@frontier.com
Our old telco/'net provider was sold...
Aaron...


07/29/2010 00:00:00

Name: Paul A. Doty(Doty)
Email: pdoty AT sbcglobal.net

Was @ Mcclellen from Sep62-Dec63 963rd c-4 a/c commander Capt Herman,fes Belcher and Matthews,crew chief Pesnell was radar ops tech....i stumbled across this site...is there going to be anymore reunions????? if so where and when??????


07/29/2010 00:00:00

Name: Emil Jaquèche
Email: e.jaqueche AT web.de

Nice site indeed. If anyone knows Antony W. Hammersted SMSGT/or Chief retired. Could you give him my email. Thanks Emil (e.jaqueche@web.de)


07/28/2010 00:00:00

Name: Carl Wenberg
Email: zoombag AT comcast.net

Larry: Do you know about the "Sampson Air Force Base Veterans Association"? also for any other folks who went through Basic Training at Sampson 1950 1955


07/28/2010 00:00:00

Name: Larry Jackson
Email: vickyjac AT msn.com

Zoom,

Yes, I have the book. A good read. Stop asking me this every two or three years. :)


07/28/2010 00:00:00

Name: JAMES SHILLING
Email: cwojim AT gmail.com

HI TOTE BOARD PRINTERS WE HAD ALOT OF FUN IN THE BACKWOODS AND HILLS


07/27/2010 00:00:00

Name: Larry L. Jacksonn
Email: vickyjac AT msn.com

1953 Basic at Sampson, 53-55 Keesler, 55-58 685th Las Cruces, 58-60 612th Ajo, AZ, 60-61 922nd Fox Harbor and Cartwright, Labrador. S/Sgt (P-1) 30352.


07/26/2010 00:00:00

Name: Angel M. Benero
Email: ambenero AT yahoo.com

I was stationed at Puntas Salinas Radar Site in 1962.


07/25/2010 00:00:00

Name: Jorge L. Amaro-Diaz
Email: jorgeamaro AT bellsouth.net

Trying to locate S/Sgt. Mark E. Elliot with whom I served in the 784th AC&W Snow Mtn. Fort Knox KY. 1958- 1959. It is important, Can anyone help?
Thank you!
airman Diaz


07/24/2010 00:00:00

Name: larry stuart
Email: hilander AT keytech.com

I have a version of the old Fortuna welcome brochure which caused quite a stir back in its day in the 1971/72 time frame. Its a little less formal than the one presently on the web site. If you'd like, I'll scan it and put it on this site if you tell me how to do that.

thanks


07/23/2010 00:00:00

Name: virgil renfroe
Email: virgilrenfroe AT att.net

708 th Utopia , Indian mt. jan 57 to jan 58


07/23/2010 00:00:00

Name: Vincent Parolisi
Email: poppyvinnie AT comcast.net

Looking for 746th friends 1957 -1960


07/23/2010 00:00:00

Name: wesley Bryant (Wes) 769th
Email: valentinewes AT hotmail.com

Don't remember where I saw ACW call signs, but it didn't have the 769th acwron, it was Freestyle, and the Direction Center at Kirtland AFB was Elsewhere. Am I too late?


07/22/2010 00:00:00

Name: Wesley Bryant, S/Sgt, 769th AC&W
Email: valentinewes AT hotmail.com

Ihave a year book, circa 1955 or 56 of the 34th ADD, including the 93rd FIS. Would like to hear from anyone, will share pics of all the ACWRONs and the 93rd. It was a great time, and those oh hot F86Ds. General Wendell Bowman, Base Commander, moved on, and made Major General before he retired, he died a few years after. A friend once told me, "The three years of his life was the second grade", the happiest four years of my life was the 769th, huaah.


07/22/2010 00:00:00

Name: Wesley Bryant, S/Sgt, 769th AC&W
Email: valentinewes AT hotmail.com

Ihave a year book, circa 1955 or 56 of the 34th ADD, including the 93rd FIS. Would like to hear from anyone, will share pics of all the ACWRONs and the 93rd. It was a great time, and those oh hot F86Ds. General Wendell Bowman, Base Commander, moved on, and made Major General before he retired, he died a few years after. A friend once told me, "The happiest three years of his life was the second grade", the happiest four years of my life was the 769th, huaah.


07/21/2010 00:00:00

Name: Robert L Whittington
Email: patton AT cfl.rr.com

Spent 9 months on Kumi most of it in a tent before they built quarters


07/20/2010 00:00:00

Name: Lee Dawson
Email: ldawsonjr AT suddenlink.net

Just dropped in to say hi.
I was at the 790th in 55-56
916th Canada 56-57
792nd Charleston SC 57-58.


07/20/2010 00:00:00

Name: Michael Rock
Email: mike.rock AT kyocera.com

My father, the late Dennis A. Rock Sr. served as a radar technician in the 865th AC&W Squadron on Angels Peak, I believe from 1963-1964 or there about.

My father died April 18th, 2008. I miss him. I am looking for anyone who may have a unit patch available. I want to put his unit patch on my riding jacket in remembrance of him. Email me with comments at mike.rock@kyocera.com.

Thank you.


07/19/2010 00:00:00

Name: Ron Larson
Email: antiqueronkaz AT webtv.net

Super connie days.Returning in the early evening after completing a mission, was Notified that McClellan was socked it but Alemeda NAS was still open.we landed there.We were given orders as systems operational to fly another mission 0800 in the morning.we were tired,hungry and with just our flying suits.Facilities bad.After haggling,finally got feed cold mashed potatoes and porkchops in a messhall they reopened.Took us to a huge open bay barracks,aften 10PM so lights were out.Had to pay 25 cents for clean sheets and fumble in the dark to find our beds.At 0600.bugles sounded and were up.Good breakfast and off to the operations.Navy Ops officer says patchy fog,cant fly.Our A Com says we board,sit on the end of the runway and go at the first clear spot.Ops guy says the Navy pilots wouldn't fly in this weather.Our A Comm,points at the Naval Ops officers wings and says,"That's why you've got yellow wings and we got silver ones"!We were all very happy to get the hell out of there dispite the long mission ahead of us.


07/19/2010 00:00:00

Name: JERRY MILLER
Email: jdmmem AT bayland.net

I was here 1965-66. SAGLEK-924th AC&W


07/19/2010 00:00:00

Name: JERRY MILLER
Email: jdmmem AT bayland.net

I was here 1965-66. SAGLEK-924th AC&W


07/18/2010 00:00:00

Name: Wesley Bryant, S/Sgt
Email: valentinewes AT hotmail.com

I was at 769th ACWRON Continental Divide, NM. from Sept 1954 to June, 1958. Would love to hear from any one from "Top Of The World". Lot of Great guy there. Wes


07/18/2010 00:00:00

Name: Wes Bryant
Email: valentinewes AT hotmail.com

Is anyone there?


07/18/2010 00:00:00

Name: Dennis Decker
Email: ddoubled68 AT yahoo.com

Stationed at 771 Radar Squadron, Cape Charles, Virginia '66-'68. A very nice little station. Went from there to Det. 11, 619th TCS, Hon Tre Island, Vietnam.


07/18/2010 00:00:00

Name: ruth baxter-dubose
Email: azzucrrojaz AT yahoo.com

thanks for this space. my dad was stationed with the 604th ac





thanks for this space. my dad was stationed with the 604th ac&w sq.
that was the sq the 616th was detatched from. doyou by chance have a roster for the 616th. i am seeking a1c tom shaeffer,who was stationed with the 616th in the years 1953 to 56. i would appreciate hearing from you regarding this questiom. thank you again for this space.

ruth









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07/18/2010 00:00:00

Name: Richard MacDonald
Email: dickmac32 AT eldernerd.com

I'll be there for reunion Aug 13-15 2010 and will try for some more photos of the base and people. Condon was/is a great place to live.


07/17/2010 00:00:00

Name: Bryant, Wesley
Email: valentinewes AT hotmail.com

Was at the 769th from Sept. 1954 till June 1958. I am still in contact with Art Marlow, Jack Parton has died, but I speak with his widow from time to time. I woul love to hear from you. Wes


07/17/2010 00:00:00

Name: Donald L. Sullivan (deceased)
Email: gogogari AT hughes.net

Would love to hear from anyone who was stationed with my husband:
M/sgt Donald L. Sullivan, USAF ret.
Tyndal AFB, Keesler, Kelly AFB, N. Africa, Kerlew Wash., Iceland, Selfridge, Key West. and Cape Charles AFS
Thank you all. Gari Sullivan


07/16/2010 00:00:00

Name: Bryant, Wesley W. S/Sgt, 769th
Email: valentinewes AT hotmail.com

I was at the 769th, from Sept., 1954 to June, 1958. When I first arrived, I thought if the world needed an enema, this would be the place for a tube. Within six months, I thought it was the greatest place in the world, please take me back. Wes


07/16/2010 00:00:00

Name: Walter Lollis
Email: alex.garcia AT yahoo.com

Alex, I remember you. You won the state wretling championship in high school and roomed with Mike DeCesare. I roomed next door, firt with Norman "Smitty" Smith from New Orleands and later with John Crites from Missouri. SMSgt William Rogers was the Chief of Police and Joe Barta was a TSGT. We both worked with Clancy Bolduc, McMichael, and Jockheck. We just drank too much beer. Great hearing from you. I am glad you can't call me a "JEEP" anymore. I plan to retire in about two years and return to the Kuppe on Vacation. Even though I don't drink anymore, I still want to go to the Monastery. God Bless Walter


07/16/2010 00:00:00

Name: Kent Allen Denton
Email: sledhed AT aol.com

Am trying to re-connect with any of the officers assigned to the 708th AC&W site @ Indian Mountain AFS in 1969. The top camp OIC was a Major LaGassa (sic) There was a 1st Lt Mike Dority (sic) and the radar officer (a Capt named Bob from Louisiana)

Can anyone help

Kent Denton, LTC, (ret)


07/14/2010 00:00:00

Name: Col. Wallace C. Fisher, Ret.
Email: wf6699 AT aol.com

Was a Lt with 684th AC&W 1964-65 Davis Monthan AFB and 685th 1965-66 Las Cruces NM. Weapons Director.


07/14/2010 00:00:00

Name: Robert Terrell
Email: PC_Bob AT consolidated.net

I served at McDill from January 1960 until about August 1962, before transferring to Sparrevohn, Alaska. I hope to find some of my old buddies.


07/13/2010 00:00:00

Name: George Ray West
Email: grwauto AT windstream.net

I was at 649th radar sq,Bedford air force station,Bedford,va. from oct 1959 til may 1963.I worked supply.


07/13/2010 00:00:00

Name: Ted Seitz
Email: tedkseitz AT yahoo.com

Served at HQ, 52nd Artillery Brigade, Highlands AFS, from early 1962 to July 1963. Clerked in the S-4 office for people I can't remember.


07/13/2010 00:00:00

Name: Ron Larson
Email: Antiqueronkaz AT webtv.net

Last Fathers Day had lunch at the former control tower at Hamilton AFB.I reported in there to the 28th Air Div fresh out of Keesler in.1952.As I came into the Orderly room,toting my luggage,the First Sgt greeted me with ,"Get that damn stuff out of here,this isn't a Greyhound Bus Station"!In Dec 1953 when I was in the 4701st AEW&C at McClellan,we had our first RC 121 C land in the bay while attempting a GCA landing there in the fog.Drove up on Mt Tam to see what remained of the 666th radar site where I served.Basically nothing left,just FAA stuff.


07/12/2010 00:00:00

Name: Verne B. Hunt
Email: vernehunt AT sbcglobal.net

I am very suprised to have found this web site,had no idea that there was any thing left to show my grand kids about "what grand paw" did during the cold war.























































































































I am very suprised to have found this web site. I have often wonderd what happend to my radar base,guess I know now.I was stationed at the 637th ac&w Sqd, Othello,Wash from June 1953 to March 1957. we were called "scope dopes" then. My job went from being a plotter to a I C T/controller. I would like hear from any one that was there during that time.







07/12/2010 00:00:00

Name: Al Lantz
Email: al-lantz AT att.net

Was a MEDIC at 784th,676th,783rd,914th,791st AC&W Sqds. in the 1950s and 1960s. Anyone out their remember ole {DOC} Lantz?




07/12/2010 00:00:00

Name: Earl Klinker
Email: e.klinker AT cfl.rr.com

I worked on the FPS-90 and FPS-35 radars while in the Air Force. We did not know about the dangers of the insulating oil used tin the radars at that time. It is now a proven fact that the PCBs in this oil can cause cancer and I am now fighting such cancer and I do not smoke.

Any links or links that anyone might have to assist me with my case to the VA would be most helpful.


07/10/2010 00:00:00

Name: Dennis Decker
Email: ddoubled68 AT yahoo.com

Was stationed at Cape Charles, 771 Radar Squadron, '66-68. It was real good duty. Went from there to Det.11, 619th TCS, Hon Tre Island, Vietnam. Some of the guys I remember at Z56- Ronnie Sullivan, Jackie Phelps, Chuck Thompson, Joe Martin, Sgt. Colbert, Richard Lance, High School Harry, Bumgarner, Edgington, Brown, to name a few.


07/10/2010 00:00:00

Name: dewayne thrift
Email: dewaynethrift AT gmail.com

ac&w operator 1967-1970 5th TAC 1969&1970 Clark AF Base went TDY to Vietnam, Thailand,Korea any health problems?


07/10/2010 00:00:00

Name: George Ray West
Email: grwauto AT windstream.net

I was at 649th radar sq Bedford air force station,Bedford,va from oct 1959-may 1963 on apple orchard mountain.


07/09/2010 00:00:00

Name: Jose A. Anaya Jr
Email: jayal198 AT yahoo.com

I'am proud, my dad, TSgt. Jose A. Anaya Sr was served 20 years in 140th AC&W Punta Salinas. Good memories when the family picnic in the base. Thanks all You guys to Guard Puerto Rico skies, Thank You.


07/09/2010 00:00:00

Name: Jeff States
Email: psu68 AT psualum.com

NORAD scrambles jets:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/07/09/nevada.norad.scrambles.jets/index.html?eref=igoogle_cnn



07/09/2010 00:00:00

Name: robert aaro
Email: aaro AT mchsi.com

I was a radar teck from about Jan 1949 to May 1950 in the 604th .We didnt have radomes the .The search radar was the snow plow CPS1 and the CPS4 banana peal hgt finder.I finished my days in the service as a loadmaster in 1985.


07/08/2010 00:00:00

Name: Mary Ellen Long
Email: JL1288me AT gmail.com

Several years ago I wrote an article about the 760th AC&W site here in Colville WA. Recently, a former Airman, Luther O'Dell Shaw, who was stationed at the 760th came back to Colville, looked me up and presented me with the official 1953-1954 25th Air Defense Division book with pictures of all the men serving in the 25th Air Defense Division. There are several hundred pictures. It was published by the Army & Navy Publishing Company in Baton Rouge Louisiana.

I thought about donating it to our local museum but wondered if it would be better utilized by your Radar Museum. In the past I have been in touch with Richard Konizeski but have been unable to contact him about this book. Please let me know if it would be something you would want. Thank You.

Mary Ellen Long


07/07/2010 00:00:00

Name: Tom Taylor
Email: tomt AT suddenlink.net

I was with IBM in the SAGE CC building during 59 and 60. The Air Force had not yet taken over maintance of the system yet.My manager called me in one day and told me to come up with three IBM people, one each from central computer, one from displays and one from input/output. We were to come up with a class plan to teach a group of Airmen to operate the system. We taught a class for about 12 people for about 3 months.They then pretty much took over operation of the system, This left us free to do the maintance on the system. These Airmen came from the "scopes" and were glad to be moved. We also enjoyed doing the classes. I always enjoy stories about SAGE.


07/07/2010 00:00:00

Name: tom taylor
Email: tomt AT suddenlink.net

I meant to say I was with SAGE at McChord AFB in 59 and 60.


07/06/2010 00:00:00

Name: Robert Miller
Email: bobanddee1 AT att.net

Stationed in McCoy AFB 965th/963rd AEW&C from Nov 68 - Oct 70.
Rockville Iceland 932nd ACW Squadron Nov 70 - Nov 71.
Malmstrom AFB ? Squadron (SAGE Radar) Nov 71 -30 Jun 72.
Jim Hughes was my best friend out in California, but I met a lot of great guys during those 4 years.


07/06/2010 00:00:00

Name: Roger Andrews
Email: ndrwsrgr AT yahoo.com

I was stationed at 663rd AC&W, Lake City Tenn, 58-60, I was at 720th AC&W,Middleton Island Alaska,60-61 and at 701st AC&W,Ft,Fisher,N.C. 61-63 and then was forced to retrain into data processing in 1963. Yesterday July 5th 2010,around five in the afternoon my phone rang and I was shocked to hear the voice of my old Room mate from Middleton Island Alaska. His name is Hank Saldana and he lives in Pueblo Colorado. We have not seen each other or spoken since November 1961. At age 75,Hank got a computer and his niece is teaching him how to use it. They googled Middleton and found my name on the site roster and tracked me down. We talked on the phone like school kids for over an hour. We are already planning a trip to get together. I just thought it is such a neat story and I wanted to share. I loved my AC&W days and remember all of them just like it was yesterday.


07/05/2010 00:00:00

Name: George E. Larson
Email: rusticuniform2 AT yahoo.com

I was mailman at Murchy Dome 1964. I went through the hurricane.
I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO WAS THERE THEN.


07/05/2010 00:00:00

Name: Herb Ford
Email: herb.ford AT bankofamerica.com

I was stationed in Campion AFS from Feb 1972 to Jan 1973. I read where it was decommissioned in 1978; thank god. I had just gotten married and 30 days later was sitting in Campion for a year. Luckily I met some great people while I was there, and would love to see what it looks like today. If you can point me to any current day pictures it would be appreaciated.


07/05/2010 00:00:00

Name: Shaun M. Finn
Email: sfinn AT centurytel.net

During the 1st eight yrs of my AF Career I served in the 762, 732, 748 AC&W Sqn & the 645 Radar Sqn. I flew 2000+ hrs with the 962 AEW Sqn before retraining to another career field. I am interested in contacting anyone who served as a "Scope Dope" at these installations.


07/05/2010 00:00:00

Name: Walt Dunlavey
Email: jwdunlavey AT verizon.net

One of the operating locations in Taiwan is missing from your fantastic directory. The site was first located on the northern tip of Taiwan (Fukui Cape) near a little village of Shihmen. Duty was too good there, so in 1968, the site was moved to a mountain just south of Shihmen. I believe the name of the location was Sung Shan or Bamboo Mountain. Low level coverage was so good that we could count boats in the Straits and got nothing but ground clutter from the Mainland.


07/04/2010 00:00:00

Name: bill ayer
Email: williamayer AT sbcglobal.net

Stationed at 634th until 1968 30574


07/04/2010 00:00:00

Name: bill ayer
Email: williamayer AT scglobal.net

served may 1961 - 1962


07/04/2010 00:00:00

Name: Buck Brennan CMSGT RET
Email: chiefb37 AT verizon.net

Happy 4th of July to all and thank you for your unselfish service to this great county.


07/04/2010 00:00:00

Name: Paul Marrin
Email: plmarrin AT hotmail.com

Looking for anyone stationed at 752nd Aircraft Control and Warning (AC&W) squadron, Empire, Mi, 1963-65 timeframe.


07/03/2010 00:00:00

Name: Bert Acosta
Email: bert-acosta AT sbcglobal.net

Looking for 775th AC&W Squadron member airmen at Cambria, California during 1957-58


07/03/2010 00:00:00

Name: A. B. Chapman
Email: abchap AT windstream.net

I was stationed at the 663 AC@W from June 1952 til June 1954


07/02/2010 00:00:00

Name: Carl Thomas
Email: carlp.thomas1948 AT gmail.com

Gary,
I was stationed at Havre AFS from September 1968 to September 1970. The radar site closed down July 1979. I live in Columbia Falls, Montana about 260 miles west on US Highway 2.
Carl


07/01/2010 00:00:00

Name: Joe Simms
Email: joesimms AT verizon.net

How can I change my Email address on the site? Verizon is going out of business here...New address is Mrjojogun78@yahoo.com.


07/01/2010 00:00:00

Name: Gilbert Ralston
Email: gilbev AT comcast.net

Was commander of 771st 1954 to 1956


07/01/2010 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: historian AT radomes.org

RE the upcoming SyFy show that was to have been largely about Camp Hero and Montauk AFS, and the alleged strange goings on there, has taken a turn. I learned yesterday from my source at NBC Universal (who is producing this so-called "documentary") that very little about Montauk will be in the show now.

If anyone is still interested, "Inside Secret Government Warehouses: Shocking Revelations," premiers Sunday, July 11 at 9pm (ET/PT) on SyFy, according to my source.

For what it is worth, I actually met with the NBC Universal crew in person back in February, and gave them an interview on Montauk AFS. I provided a short history of the radar station, and discussed what might behind all those hokey conspiracy theories. I found out yesterday, though, that none of my interview will be used. Maybe I did too good a job debunking those wild theories? Apparently, the SyFy Channel does not want the truth. I guess all they want is outrageous claims about government cover-ups.

Anyway, I tried.