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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

09/29/2010 00:00:00

Name: des carey
Email: sailordes2 AT yahoo.com

Spent tim on Line a bar main then aross the line to cape dyer the back to Fox 4 for the rest of my time with DEWLine FROM SEPT 57 THRU MAY 59 CRYPTO RADICIAN Now live in New Jersey in brick ( DOWN THE SHORE,as they say < winter in Braenton, FL...Hi to all of you,Des


09/28/2010 00:00:00

Name: douglas hum
Email: bkrdoug AT yahoo.com

I was the 28th man to report to ft fisher in the summer of 1955. just got back from Korea and was happy to be here!!---was player coach of the basketball team that was entered in the local leagues(one the teams was pickard sporting goods). WE traveled all over NC playing polio benefit games. went 2 seasons and lost only 1 game. WE built barracks and offices---remember a T/SGT nichols and the major who gave me the coaches job,because i came from indiana!!----------Killed a lot of copperheads. lived on the beach. spent lot of time at the only resturant in Kure beach. was interviewed on TV station several times. scarey at that time!!--remember 3 players--2 proffit brothers---walker.----left in jan 57 to go to college(graduated but, wish i would have stayed in!) good luck doug


09/26/2010 00:00:00

Name: John Tianen
Email: jtianen AT earthlink.net

I urge all veterans and non-veterans to visit the website www.honorandremember.org

This organization is attempting to establish a flag that honors those in the military who gave their lives in the service of their country. I heard about it from an old friend who lost a son in the Iraq War. View the video and sign the petition if you think this is a worthy cause.


09/26/2010 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: historian AT radomes.org

According to the website at http://www.visitdanang.com.vn/page/ngam-rung-gia-giua-long-thanh-pho-.htm, vistors can actually take a tour of the old U.S. radar station up on Monkey Mountain. Just F.Y.I.


09/26/2010 00:00:00

Name: jody meneguzzo
Email: sidekick69 AT hotmail.com

I need a picture of a 752ndac&w sq patch and where can i buy one.

thanks


09/26/2010 00:00:00

Name: Austin Cannon
Email: aust459 AT yahoo.com

This weekend while visiting the old Montauk Air Force Station my son found a dog tag on the ground and I would like to try and find the person who belongs to the dog tag. If anyone has any ideas on how to track the person - Kenneth R. Powell AF 1554182P T55

Thanks
Austin


09/24/2010 00:00:00

Name: James A. LaCroix
Email: j54lac AT yahoo.com

I was Assigned to the 4642 ADS at Malmstrom from 1973-75. I returned to Malmstrom in 1976 to the 24th AD/NORAD-ADCOM ALCOP. I would like info about The Radomes & to hear from others assigned to these units.


09/24/2010 00:00:00

Name: Carl Jalovec
Email: ucarbud AT frontier.com

Looking for Bob Hamilton, Tex Flenigan, and Dug Summerlin who were at the 719th AC&W Squadron at Sparrevohn Alaska in 1954.


09/22/2010 00:00:00

Name: james f jaynes af13472598
Email: aircop1934 AT gmail.com

at svw 8/54 to 8/55. left there,went to772nd @ claysburg, pa. got out vaug 57. was w/faa 1957-1994.sure loved alaska!!!!


09/22/2010 00:00:00

Name: William H. Greene
Email: nanbill AT embarqmail.com

I was the commander of det. 5 Port Heiden from July 1968 to July 1969. The airmen who served with me were without doubt some of the most professional I knew during my air force career.


09/21/2010 00:00:00

Name: Jack Kerr
Email: jackr_ker AT msn.com

At the recent 551st AEW&C Wg Reunion in Dayton, OH it was suggested that we have a reunion in 2012. It was all so suggested (and not just by me) that this Reunion be held in Colorado Springs and that it be a joint USAF AEW&C Reunion.
I am sending this to former members of the the 551st, 552nd, 966th and 79th. It is just a query to see if you might be interested in attending such a reunion. This is not a committal that you would attend or that such a reunion will happen.
I am working from a 2005 552nd email list. Feel free to contact any of your comrades and have them contact me to be added or deleted from list. Note: There is more than one email going out as MSN limits my number of addresses per mail and the total numbers per day.

Please answer the following:
Your Unit/S?
Joint Reunion? Yes No Maybe
Colorado Springs? Yes NO

Due to limited funds and cost of US Postage all communications will be done by email at this time.


09/20/2010 00:00:00

Name: Vincent Westby
Email: shellbread AT mac.com

I was a maintenance officer at the 848th AC&W Squadron, Wallace Air Station, Republic of the Philippines from 1968-69. We had a FPS-20 and a FPS-6B height finder (that never seemed to work). We provided flight follows on B-52s from Anderson AFB flying to bomb Hanoi, and combat intercept training for fighters from Clark and Subic Bay. Ryan Aircraft had a drone missile facility nearby to give the fighter pilots something to shoot at. It was an interesting time.


09/18/2010 00:00:00

Name: Art Christensen
Email: artchris AT somtel.net

I spent 1957 at the 719th AC&W Sqdn, Sparrevohn Alaska. Quite an experience. We now live near the Osceola radar site which was closed in the 1970s. About all the buildings are still there, occupied by a religious retreat group. Still one old FPS-6 tower. The dome was removed and now the water leaks down thru the tower and is causing rust. It is not open to the public, part of the retreat group.
Art


09/18/2010 00:00:00

Name: Anthony L DeMario
Email: tdmario AT tds.net

I was in the 552nd AEW&C wing McClellan AFB 963rd Sq.57-61
Flew with crew A-1 Scope Dope/Asst Crew Chief


09/17/2010 00:00:00

Name: Ernie Sears
Email: e_sears AT yahoo.com

Seems hard to believe but i am only 3 years younger than the branch of the military i served in.Happy 63RD birthday to the US Air Force. God bless all that serve,or that have served.


09/16/2010 00:00:00

Name: Carl Wenberg
Email: zoombag AT comcast.net

to Rutyh Baxter-DuBose Freising (Vimy Kaserne) was the 604th AC&W SQ I was there TDY in 56 but did not know the prerson you wre looking for


09/16/2010 00:00:00

Name: Joe LeBlanc
Email: j310081 AT cox.net

Looking for pictures from the tsq-91 Rubber ducky


09/16/2010 00:00:00

Name: Steve Fisher
Email: fishers AT swayzee.com

Basic at Lackland 1954, tech school AC&W op at Keesler spring of 55 then right back to Lackland for entire rest of enlistment, except for tdy to various sites just setting up. Many fond memories of 741st AC&W "Headman" and the ANG sqd, I think it was, 182nd "Parley" that was on 2 min scramble status for us at Kelly AFB. (F-51's, 80's then finally 86D's.) Some of original 1955 Charlie Crew reunioned for many years, last one about 1998 in San Antonio. Not many of us cold war ole timers left now. Love to hear from you.


09/15/2010 00:00:00

Name: ray charles valian or charles ray valian
Email: pawdaw502 AT yahoo.com

I HAVE A GROUP PHOTOGRAPH OF NCO PREPARATORY (ADC) TYNDALL AFT, FLA. CLASS 61-C 20 MARCH 1961 14 APRIL 1961. MY UNCLE CHARLES RAY (RC) VALIAN IS THE ONLY BLACK SOLDIER ON THIS PHOTO. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT HIM HE DIED FROM GANGRENE 30 OR MORE YEARS AGO. WILL SCAN AND EMAIL COPY OF THIS GRADUATING CLASS PICTURE.

PAT


09/15/2010 00:00:00

Name: RUTH BAXTER-DuBOSE
Email: azzucarrojaz AT yahoo.com

is there a tom shaffer (shafer,shaefer) who was once a part of the 616th ac&w sq in freising,germany as a1c. he was also on the freising panthers basketball team. tom, if you are out there or if there is anyone who knows or knew tom, please holla..... the years were 1953-56. he left vimy kaserne in the summer of 1956. lemme hear from you.


09/15/2010 00:00:00

Name: don bringman
Email: safehook72 AT aol.com

brookville afs 1957-58, finland,mn 1958-63 duluth air defence sector 1963-1967


09/13/2010 00:00:00

Name: John Tianen
Email: jtianen AT earthlink.net

Gene...

Thanks for posting the "Remembering Lima Site 85" article.

Most of us who served in the radar career field had pretty easy duty compared to others who served in a war zone. No matter how "safe" a military occupation can be, there is always the risk that one can be placed in harm's way. When we all raised our right hands at the induction center, we were all putting our lives on the line for our country. I'm sure that when Richard Etchberger raised his right hand, he was probably thinking of the "safe" job he would be getting as a radar tech. However, when the time came, he did his duty and paid the ultimate price as he saved his buddys. I would like to think that the rest of us would have done the same thing in similar circumstances.


09/13/2010 00:00:00

Name: Richard DuKate
Email: olerichardduke AT wmconnect.com

looking for anyone at othello in 1952 and 1954


09/13/2010 00:00:00

Name: kenneth Swedroe
Email: lyonsroe2 AT comcast.net

while stationed at Luke AFB in he early 70s as a security police. i was sent with 3 other young guys to Ajo to "look after" the radar station. we spent 3 months out in the desert.

they very rarely traveled out there to see what we were up to. we used a generator to supply electricity and water. we lived in the base commander's house.

spent nights catching rattle snakes, and visiting the A&W down town, talking to the native mexican girls. what were they thinking. sending 4 young airmen with hardly any supervision out in the desert.

we visited the Pima indian reservation. we had fun, and we got paid extra for being out there.

i look back on it fondly.


09/13/2010 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: historian AT radomes.org

We are seeking historic information about, and vintage photos of, the Seaward Extension Shore Station (SESS) sites. These were the High-Frequency (HF) Transmitter & Receiver facilities that were used to communicate with the Navy Radar Picket Ships in the 1960s. We have just learned that one SESS pair was located at Cape Charles AFS, VA. Another SESS pair might have been located at Otis AFB, MA. Anyone with information and/or photos, please contact us. Thank you! -- Tom


09/12/2010 00:00:00

Name: SSG Robert Soucy
Email: robert.m.soucy AT us.army.mil

Hello, looking for pictures of what the radar base on East Mtn in Vt.
looked like back in the day. I lived in East Haven for 11 years and have hike up there quite a bit. I believe it was the 911th AC&W. Thanks


09/12/2010 00:00:00

Name: Gene
Email: hq AT radomes.org

On 9/4/2010, John Tianen asked if the Echoes article "Remembering Lima Site 85" could be made accessible to non-members. Thanks for asking, John. If you click on "Show News" on the museum front page, you'll find the "BONUS" item. Click the link for this article. Gene


09/12/2010 00:00:00

Name: ron ricci
Email: Hoinspectr AT aol.com

was at 616 acw wasserkuppe 1962-63


09/11/2010 00:00:00

Name: Daniel Roll
Email: rolldaniel AT yahoo.com

I was stationed at the 754 Radar Site in Port Austin, Michigan from April of 1965 to April 1968. I attained the rank of SGT and was crew chief on the FPS-24 search radar.


09/11/2010 00:00:00

Name: Burton Sullivan
Email: burtslp AT hotmail.com

I was a T-2 repairman from 1968 to 1972. A wonderful experience that shaped my life. After Keesler, I spent the balance of my time with the 660th Radar Squadron at MacDill AFB in Tampa. I have lived in Tampa eversince. Great website!


09/10/2010 00:00:00

Name: Dave Carroll
Email: dlcrrll AT yahoo.com

1970 thru 72 at 412L system @ Wasserkuppe, West Germany


09/10/2010 00:00:00

Name: Len Paris
Email: lbparis AT charter.net

Misawa ADCC 1958 to 1960
Naha ADCC 1960 to 1962


09/08/2010 00:00:00

Name: Lonnie Page
Email: Lonnie65l AT aol.com

Vet. that served on top of Mt. Hebo with the 689th ACWRON. Very beautiful looking down on a clear day. Great duty and great people in 1957-1958. All you guys enjoy the upcoming 689th reunion in Tillamook, Ore.


09/07/2010 00:00:00

Name: Jack Mulanax
Email: chrisandjackmulanax AT geusnet.com

Was at Shaw AFB, SC from about March 1954 until June 1957. First assigned to 727th AC&W Squadron. Sometime in 1956 the 728th AC&W Squadron moved to Shaw and I was assigned to them. Worked in Radio Maintenance most of the time. Rank was T/Sgt (E-6) when Discharged.


09/07/2010 00:00:00

Name: rod ingerson
Email: oneness4evr AT cox.net

750 acw las vegas afs, 303370, s/sgt but got out after 1st enlistment. rember the 7 level test as being lng and tuf...left test rm as last guy ... felt i had blowen it but mngd to pass with gud score...clock method used on at least 10 ?? but it waz las vegas why not gamble...took job as tech rep instead of reup...gus we all did wht waz sum one thot was impt.. not still wrt lik keepn a log ...2 bd thy didnt tch spling


09/06/2010 00:00:00

Name: Jerry E. Meadows
Email: jerry_meadows AT hughes.net

I was station at Mt. Tam 1964-1966 I was in the Army, station from Persideo, ran the radar consoles controlling the area with the radar defense-the Air Force keep up the Maintance. I would like to here from anyone who was station there during my stay. Great site Thanks.


09/05/2010 00:00:00

Name: Frank Maio
Email: pegfrank64 AT yahoo.com

Was a member of the 629th AC&W at Udine, Italy, from 1956 till it
was taken down and relocated to Incirlik AFB, Adana, Turkey. After unit was returned to operational status in Turkey I returned to Italy and from there went to the "Hell Hole" 633rd at Wheelus AFB.
Am trying to find a patch from the 629th.


09/04/2010 00:00:00

Name: Jack Kerr
Email: jackr_ker AT msn.com

CMSgt Richard Etchberger to reieve Congressional Medal of Honor Posthumous Sept 21. Read abou him at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Loy_Etchberger


09/04/2010 00:00:00

Name: John Tianen
Email: jtianen AT earthlink.net

Regarding CMSgt. Etchberger...

All RADOMES members can access back issues of ECHOES on line. The Spring 2008 issue has a story titled "Remembering LIMA Site 85". It tells of CMSgt. Etchberger's heroism.

Gene...

Is there any way you can link that article on the museum website so than non-members of RADOMES can read it?


09/04/2010 00:00:00

Name: John Tianen
Email: jtianen AT earthlink.net

Regarding CMSgt. Etchberger...

All RADOMES members can access back issues of ECHOES on line. The Spring 2008 issue has a story titled "Remembering LIMA Site 85". It tells of CMSgt. Etchberger's heroism.

Gene...

Is there any way you can link that article on the museum website so than non-members of RADOMES can read it?