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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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2011

07/30/2011 00:00:00

Name: Robert
Email: rweimer AT earthlink.net

As a kid of a merchant marine/navy, radar driven father, who worked for Raytheon back east, and a local radio station here, I grew up around this stuff. I got to visit the 867th AFB near Abq and got to "ride" the antenna through it's swings. I was also given a broken magnetron to play with. I have pictures of the west mesa site and of the continental radar site. Both of which I have seen first hand as a youngster. My dad went on to FAA as a radar tech at ABQ ARTCC and I would go with him sometimes. I helped my dad with setting up the first controller training classroom in the entire SW, with obsolete redundant control consoles tied together through a mainframe computer. He has since retired on disability and died. I meanwhile persued another career. But I still remember the times. And I still have stories to tell about the times.


07/27/2011 00:00:00

Name: Brian Coons
Email: brian_coons AT nic.edu

Great reunion of the 716th at Kalispell AFS, MT. Really enjoyed meeting everyone and re-meeting a few!!


07/25/2011 00:00:00

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

im still out here looking for tom shafer. when last i saw him,he was an airman first class and was with the 616th ac&w sq. or it may have been the 604th ac&w. he also played on the freising panthers basketball team. please, if there is anyone out there who recalls hik HOLA. PLEAS PS. ANYONE LOOKING FOR FOLKS YOU SERVED WITH, CHECK A SITE CALLED CLASSMATES. THERE IS A PAGE DEVOTED TO THOSE OF WHO LIVED AT VIMY. YALL BE WELL NOW.


07/25/2011 00:00:00

Name: Ross Mayer
Email: mayerkr AT yahoo.com

Planning a road trip to see what remains of the good 'ole 637th RADRON in Othello, WA. I was there from Nov. '63 to Aug. '66 and would like to hear from some of the old troops I served with.


07/23/2011 00:00:00

Name: Robert Tuxford
Email: rt.tuxford AT gmail.com

Served with 756 Radar Sq., Finland, MN~~~>During the extreme cold winters of 1965 & 1966. Worked inside the operation's Bldg~~~>Communications Center as an A1C, 29150. LIved off base with my wife. We lived in a small red cabin at the junction of Minn st rd #1 and Lake county rd #7. While I was stationed at Finland, my daughter was born in Oct '65 at the Two Harbors hospital. Since my wife and arrived at Finland in Jan '65~~~>the 35--45 degrees below zero was a severe schock to both of us. The first morning, when I attempted to start my VW, I broke the clutch-disc. Had to drive all the way to Duluth ...in second gear...to get it fixed! My firsft day in mini-hell


07/22/2011 00:00:00

Name: a/1c bob weitzel
Email: rwei120303 AT aol.com

station at the 926th ac&w sq. january 19 1954-55 worked in communication section. our group were the first group to occupied this site. rotated to zi in feb. 1955 to griffiss afb rome ny.


07/21/2011 00:00:00

Name: Darrell Sanders
Email: dsanders AT clintonco.com

US Army at the kuppe 1972-1974 32 Sig.


07/21/2011 00:00:00

Name: Bob Fuller
Email: meebob22 AT yahoo.com

Hola,,,,I too was stationed there from 1961-63,,,,,radar operator. We were there when Kennedy was assassinated. Great memories of my younger days.


07/20/2011 00:00:00

Name: Armand "Jack" Molleur
Email: jmolleur AT cfl.rr.com

Sparrevohn Sept '62 to Sept '63. Top Camp. Enjoyed the fish camp too!


07/18/2011 00:00:00

Name: Jimmy L Anderson
Email: jlandy1935 AT yahoo.com

I was one of the first to arrive from temporary sit at ellington af base texas. (1954) we lived down town until living qtrs were availabe.Most of our buildings were quanset huts. The quanset hut that I had my dispenary in (2 beds) wasw inthe front half and the back half was the day room. all the bks blgdns were also quanset huts. The mess hall was the only permenant bldg we had at that time. I would like to hear from anyone stationed at the 670th ac%w sq at that time. thanks JIM


07/16/2011 00:00:00

Name: Jerome Paich
Email: joepaich AT aol.com

I do not have my pass word.


07/15/2011 00:00:00

Name: Bill Lambiaso
Email: billdarlene1 AT msn.com

Former USAF Ground Radio technician, Makah AFS, Neah Bay Wa.


07/13/2011 00:00:00

Name: Gary Anderson
Email: grander AT yahoo.com

Served at 743 AC&W 1962 Jan -Dec


07/11/2011 00:00:00

Name: Gary Jacobs
Email: gaj7702 AT aol.com

U.S. is using electronic warfare to attack in waves, LA Times, Mon., July 11: In the skies above Libya, the U.S. Navy has been deploying a small fleet of supersonic EA-18 Growler jets to "jam" Moammar Kadafi's ground radar, giving NATO fighters and bombers free rein to strike tanks, communication depots and other strategic targets. It's the latest demonstration of "electronic attack" hardware the "EA" in the Growler's name. Armies have been waging electronic warfare since World War II, but today's technology packs a strategic wallop unforeseen even a decade ago. With foreign adversaries continuing to improve their radar capabilities and air defense networks, and terrorists worldwide using modern consumer electronics to trigger explosives, the United States is spending billions of dollars in a massive effort to respond. These jammers, for instance, spew radio waves and emit other electromagnetic noise to jumble enemy electronic signals ...

Link:

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-electronic-warfare-20110711,0,6443325.story



07/10/2011 00:00:00

Name: Carl Wenberg
Email: zoombag AT comcast.net

For those who might be interested: now thru sept there is an exibit at the Truro, Ma. (Cape Cod) Historical Museum about the North Truro AFS all you Scope Dopes & Magnatron Jockeys might find it interesting


07/08/2011 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: historian AT radomes.org

We continue to seek vintage photos and other documents related to the AC&W radar stations, manual & SAGE control centers, radio facilities, BOMARC missile sites, and other associated air-defense elements. We are in particular need of photos of long-range radar stations that closed early and all gap-filler radar annexes. If you have any such photos or documents, please let us know. Thank you very much in advance!


07/04/2011 00:00:00

Name: Eric Life
Email: swadsE3 AT yahoo.com

I was stationed at Sparrevohn from 1979 (December) to 1980 (December)(I think). Some of you may know that a ran the mountain when there was little snow and that I love to play table tennis. From Sparrevohn I went to Oceanic Naval Air Station in Virgina Beach, Va. We close down Cape Charles on the other side of the Cheaspeake Bay. In addition, what group do I join?

Signed Ret (MSgt Eric Life)


07/03/2011 00:00:00

Name: Carson Harris
Email: carlou AT frontiernet.net

Was at 864th AC&W Sq 58-59, 640th AC@W Sq, Stephenville Nfld 59-64 and 65-66, would like to hear from anyone who was at 640th anytime, we loved Newfoundland and it's people and enjoyed our time in Newfoundland, Carson Harris


07/02/2011 00:00:00

Name: ROY BULLIS
Email: deerhntr31 AT hotmail.com

LOOKING FOR ANY ONE WHO SERVED AT THE 904TH RADAR SQ. IN WINSLOW AZ. MY DAD WAS STATIONED THERE AND I WOULD LIKE TO FIND SOME PICTURES OF THE BASE AND MAYBE SOMEONE HE KNEW THERE. HE HAS TERMINAL CANCER AND HE HAS HANDED DOWN HIS MILITARY PAPERS TO ME AND I WOULD LIKE TO FIND SOME PHOTOS FOR HIM OR AN OLD BUDDY TO E-MAIL. HIS NAME IS JOSEPH (JOE) BULLIS SERVED THERE FROM JULY 10TH 1961 TIL DEC 1ST 1962 ANY HELP WOULD BE GREAT