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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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2012

01/30/2012 00:00:00

Name: harry simon
Email: hsimon AT comlinkinc.net

I was at the 644th Radar Sqdn ( Richmond AFS ) from 1965 to 1968 . I've seen Walt Martley on the site and would love to hear from some other guys . Rocky Carroll lives in Las Vegas but I haven't talked to him in a long time . We were both on the T-2 . Some names I remember are ; Jerry Gershon ( from basic electronics at Keesler ) , Vaughn Glenn from NYC , Robby Robertson from Long Island , Alan ????? from NYC , Airman Askey from NC or SC . Airman Clackum ( deceased ) .


01/29/2012 00:00:00

Name: Bob Caggiano
Email: rmcagg AT gmail.com

If you are on Facebook, search for your old unit or squadron. Chances are you will find it, but if not, start your own! For example, Fortuna AFS is there. Find people there you may know!


01/29/2012 00:00:00

Name: Glenn Widner
Email: gwwidner AT bellsouth.net

-49 right now in beautiful downtown Fairbanks. I don't think I would have taken the mail truck into town today from Murphy Dome, home of the 744TH AC&W Sq.


01/29/2012 00:00:00

Name: Joe Marchelletta
Email: BossCarder AT aol.com

I was at PR-38 site in Bristol,Ri 1973-4 . I also was at Site summit ,Anchorage , Alaska 1974 . I was a IFC person or scope dope ! . Glad to see some people are keeping up on Our past history . Thank-You for a great job .


01/27/2012 00:00:00

Name: Raymond A. White
Email: nocturnes60 AT hotmail.com

I was stationed Sioux Lookout Ontario Canada, 1968 to 1960, Played Music at the Club, Medical Technician, I spent 13 Years on Various Radar Squadrons, Retaires Edwards AFB, Jun. 1970
Raymond White
2431 Ridgemark Drive
Santa Maria CA. 93455
805-347-4774


01/27/2012 00:00:00

Name: Doug Greenfield
Email: dlg3684 AT yahoo.com

Hey Just wanted to say hello to all that were at 922nd at Cartwright.Have taled to Dave Casteel and also am in contact with Ed Elbers. Was there 58 59 when Sigel the Snake was C.O. Then went to SAGE at Larson until 62 when I got out. Does anyone have asite rooster from the late 50s?


01/27/2012 00:00:00

Name: W C Chilton
Email: wcandnelma AT blomand.net

ON the radar site at Joelton AFS They are planing on making it a park, Will let you when we find out more on iit.


01/22/2012 00:00:00

Name: Richard Dupuis
Email: dmdupuis AT hotmail.com

I went through the old radar taining at Kessler AFB in 1966 then was assinged to the 36th Air Division a sage site in Topsham Maine. Curious if anyone from the old Topsham Base is on this site.


01/21/2012 00:00:00

Name: Ron
Email: tullysbrother AT yahoo.com

Am an old scope dope, emphsis on dope. Never asked, never concerned then, but am now - What provided the power to create an electromagnetic field to send out a signal from the radar? Is there an easy explanation as to how mechanical energy was converted to electromagnetic energy? Did each radar site have its own frequency on the radar that was emitted? How was a frequency dialed into the radar? Just curious after all these years. Is there a simple book to exlpain all this? RT 789 AC&W Omaha, 1958-1960.


01/21/2012 00:00:00

Name: john bargel
Email: jbargel AT tds.net

Station B Btry site summit 1967 to 1968. Sent to fort Tilden NY very interested in reuion and points of contact of other scope dopes.


01/19/2012 00:00:00

Name: Gary Jacobs
Email: gaj7702 AT aol.com

From AF Magazine: Star Rising in the West: After seven years of painstaking restoration, the world's only airworthy EC-121T Warning Star took to the skies, lifting off on a ferry flight from Camarillo Airport northwest of Los Angeles to its new home, the Yanks Air Museum in Chino, east of Los Angeles, for permanent display. Museum officials said the 57-year-old aircraft performed well during the 90-minute flight on Jan. 14. Derived from Lockheed's Constellation airliner, this EC-121 arrived in August 1955 at McClellan Air Force Base, near Sacramento, where it joined the 552nd Airborne Early Warning Wing, according to the museum. Deployed to Iceland, South Korea, and Taiwan, the aircraft monitored air and missile threats throughout the Cold War under Air Defense Command. It was reassigned to the Air Force Reserve in 1976, before retiring in 1978. The museum acquired it in 2004.


01/19/2012 00:00:00

Name: Myron D. Hutson
Email: myronhutson AT yahoo.com

About radars at 689th AC&W, Mt. Hebo AFS, Oregon - AN/GPS-3 was only at Portland, Oregon, in early 689th AC&W 1955-56 days before station was built on Mt. Hebo. I was assigned to team upgrading AN/FPS-6 to AN/FPS-6B in 1958. Please see USAF-RSV-WORLDWIDE Mt. Hebo album "Mt. Hebo-Last Sunset" photo comments. I served at Mt.Hebo AFS in 1957-1958 in Radar Maintenance. Your site roster has led me to communicate with one with whom I served in USAF. This is a good site.


01/17/2012 00:00:00

Name: Bob Caggiano
Email: rmcagg AT gmail.com

If you collect patches, there is one on e-bay right now at a very reasonable cost. It is for the 641st AC&W Squadron, Labrador. These patches are getting harder and harder to obtain. I have no affiliation with this offer on e-bay.


01/17/2012 00:00:00

Name: Adelino Morte
Email: afvs.morte AT rogers.com

Above is my current e-mail address, the one in the list below is no longer used


01/16/2012 00:00:00

Name: William Seiter
Email: jdeaver AT columbus.rr.com

Could someone from the museum please call me. I have some material you may be interested in..Phone number is 513-386-8840 I do not have an email address at this time. Thank You, William Seiter


01/16/2012 00:00:00

Name: richard white
Email: talonrw AT yahoo.com

hi ! my father went to class here at perrin in the 3555th advance intercept corse class 61-A and he is looking for any pictures from this class, all of his were lost in fire and im trying to recover some of his memories, if anyone has any comment or pics that could help i would be very greatful thanks richard l white jr,


01/14/2012 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: historian AT radomes.org

Re the former Almaden AFS, for the latest, see
http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_19741584


01/14/2012 00:00:00

Name: Bill Yoos
Email: wcyoos AT gmail.com

656th Radar Squadron, Saratoga Springs, NY; Aug 1962 - March 1964
710th AC&W Squadron, Tin City, AK; April 1964 - April 1965


01/14/2012 00:00:00

Name: Ron Larson
Email: Ronaldburtonlarson AT gmail.com

The EC-121T made a flawless takeoff from the Camarillo airport, circled overhead a few times gaining altitude and then heading for a high desert route over to the Air Museum at Chino. A slight delay occurred to chase Wiley Coyote off the runway. The last TO that I observed was back in 1955 and I guess I was mentally aboard this flight remembering my Radar Tech duties.


01/12/2012 00:00:00

Name: Bob Caggiano
Email: rmcagg AT gmail.com

If you collect radar patches, there is one for sale on e-bay at the moment. It is for the 641st AC&W Squadron, Labrador (also known as Melville Air Station). Bids end January 18th.
These patches are hard to get, so make your bid now if you are interested. I have nothing whatsoever to do with this auction!
Here is a link to it:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280805126473&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123


01/12/2012 00:00:00

Name: Ron Larson
Email: Ronaldburtonlarson AT gmail.com

Last flight of the AEW super connies. The EC-121T parked at the Camarillo airport has been certified flyable by the FAA and has received approval for a onetime flight to the Chino Air Museum to be placed on permanent static display there. This aircraft arrived at McClellan in Aug 1955 as a RC-121D. In Vietnam it was credited in directing the intercept and kill of a Mig. On Sat, Jan 14 at high noon it's scheduled for took off. I plan to to be there for this last t/o and flight and revive memories of my flights back in 1954 and 1955.


01/11/2012 00:00:00

Name: Jim Ensign
Email: jmensign AT earthlink.net

I'm visiting your site because those of us in the 66th Fighter Interceptor Squadron relied on you in Alaska during the Cold War, for me especially 1954-1956. You did a great job guiding us in our F-94Bs and F-89Ds to unidentified bogies and practice targets and bush pilots without flight plans and sometimes flocks of geese ! Well done every time !


01/10/2012 00:00:00

Name: Louie Walters
Email: walters AT tabletoptelephone.com

Hi
I am the curator of the Ajo Historical Society's museum here in Ajo, Arizona.
A few days ago two visitors brought in an old identification bracelet that they had found near the 612th Ajo Radar Squadron which was in existence from 1958 - 1970. It had the name Stanley Brown and his ASN number 16385668 and the name "Orpha" on the inside. I made the connection after the visitors had left that there was a SSgt Stanley
Brown stationed at the radar site from 1958 to 1962 and that it might be his.
Please if the Stanley Brown that I believe is associated with this site will you convey the news. The men did not sign our guest book but they said they would return. They hope to return the bracelet.
Sincerely Louie Walters


01/07/2012 00:00:00

Name: John "Mac" McNamara
Email: mcnamara.mac AT gmail.com

602nd TCS '80-'85

Find on Face book at:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/255242304492764/

Currently 54 Members, Lots of memories and photos


01/06/2012 00:00:00

Name: Lloyd Buss
Email: ljbuss AT aol.com

I served at the 924th AC&W Squadron Saglek Bay 1967-68. I've been searching for photos of the site before it was demolished.


01/05/2012 00:00:00

Name: Jack Kerr
Email: jackr_ker AT msn.com

The registration and agenda Brochure for the 2012 AEW&C Connie Reunion is available at the following websites:


http://www.acompletereunion.com/ Click on August 2012 and then the PDF Icon under the Connie Picture

Or:

http://dean-boys.com/


Jack Kerr
AEW&C Planner


01/05/2012 00:00:00

Name: Walter J. Staub
Email: waltstaub AT yahoo.com

USAF MSgt (Ret) USAF, 273x0/27372 9/50 - 12/31/70 Assigned 781 ACW Ft. Custer MI,1951, 604 ACW Freising GE,1952-1954, 668 ACW Mather AFB CA, 1955, 776 ACW PT. Arena CA, 1956, 26 ADCC, Hamilton AFB CA, 1957, 713 ACW, Bethel AK, 1958, 10 AD Elmendorf AFB AK, 1959-1960, 697 ACW Pyote AFS, TX 1961-1962, 695 ACW, Pickstown AFS SD, 1963 - 1964, 667 ACW, Hofn AFS, Iceland 1965, 27 AD Luke AFB, AZ 1966 - 1970
Looking for some old friends Walt Staub


01/04/2012 00:00:00

Name: Emery BORKA
Email: emery.lericain AT gmail.com

I loved my tour of duty at both Cape Newingham and Sparrevohn from July 1957 to July 1958. Made lots of friends and had some of the greatest adventures of my life at the ripe age of 19/20. I made some 8mm films which can be seen on the Cape Newingham site. Proud to say I am one of you.
Emery
(Now living in Beihai China)


01/03/2012 00:00:00

Name: Bob Caggiano
Email: rmcagg AT gmail.com

Anyone interested in Fortuna AFS (Fortuna, North Dakota) should check out the Facebook page for it.

Here is the address: http://www.facebook.com/groups/34114814761/


01/03/2012 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: historian AT radomes.org

You can vote on whether or not the old AN/FPS-24 search radar tower at the former Almaden AFS, CA (Z-96) will stay or be torn down. So far it's 82% to keep the tower, and 18% to tear it down.

To vote, go to http://forums.mercurynews.com/poll/should-radar-tower-stay-or-be-razed-when-umunhum-becomes-public-parkland.

Please vote "keep it." Thank you!


01/03/2012 00:00:00

Name: Gene Mennel
Email: Gene AT extremefaith.stl.org

I was at Chandler from 6-65 to8-66 when I went to Nam I was in the power plant at Chandler,bks 3 lower I can't believe that Hatfield ballroom still exist after all these years. I stayed in power production all these years later but got away from diesel and became a stationary engineer and have burned oil gas high and low sulfur coal and even bunker C garbage too Be nice to hear about other survivors of Lake Wilson and Joelens and the ridge. Long live the 787th Rdr Sqdn ADC SAGE , Chandler ,Mn.


01/02/2012 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: historian AT radomes.org

Back in the 1983/1984 time frame, the Semi-Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) System was replaced by the Joint Surveillance System (JSS).

Now I hear that the term "JSS" is being replaced by the term "NDH" which stands National Airspace System (NAS) Defense Program.


01/02/2012 00:00:00

Name: Joseph S. Sweetapple
Email: josephssweetapple AT yahoo.com

7 years, 4 sites (Oakdale AI, PA...Wallace AFS, RP... Thomasville, AL...San Pedro Hill AFS, CA), 3 gap fillers and a lot of adventures in the career field.


01/02/2012 00:00:00

Name: Steve
Email: F111FECM AT live.com

I'm a retired USAF aircraft maintenance NCO with 14 years spent in F-111 In-Shop ECM maintenance on ALQ-94, ALQ-119, ALQ-131 Block I & II, ALR-62, AAR-?? & I'm trying to find a company on the web or anywhere else for that matter that sells any type of ECM crow stickers or paraphernalia or anything else related to the wonderful world of EW/ECM avionics systems in the mode of ALQ's/ALR's/AAR's/ALE's/etc. Anyone out there know of a good website?


01/01/2012 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: historian AT radomes.org

Recently, I heard that the Joint Surveillance System (JSS) is being replaced by the National Airspace System (NAS) Defense Program (NDP).