Online Air Defense Radar Museum Guestbook

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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

08/31/2012 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: historian AT radomes.org

(Spotted by Ron Plante) For Sale: Former Stanley Mickelsen SAFEGUARD missile-defense site -- see https://extportal.pbs.gsa.gov/ResourceCenter/PRHomePage/loadProperty.do?propId=2174. The property includes a Missile Site Radar (MSR) site and 4 Remote Sprint Launch (RSL) sites. What a deal!


08/30/2012 00:00:00

Name: Billy Brooks
Email: bdbrooks73 AT gmail.com

I, too, owe my career to the AF and 303X2 training. The old saying was------if you can work on a radar, you can work on anything. I found that to almost be true.


08/30/2012 00:00:00

Name: Lloyd j. Reiss
Email: Awasissa AT aol.cm

What a nice site, I served at the 616 acw sqdn. From 1954 to 1957, any body out there that was there then I would enjoy hearing from you.


08/29/2012 00:00:00

Name: jim hamlet
Email: jimhamlet AT yahoo.com

I join'd the AF in 64, spent 14 mos at KAFB, MS became a 303x2, first site, North Bend Oregon, left there in 67 went to the 623 Kume, Okinawa for a year, then on to Minot AFS, ND. Left the AF in Sept of 71. I am still a farm boy from KY, that owes the AF for the training on radar and computers (some built by Raytheon) who by the way employed me for the next 25 years. Now who should I thank?


08/29/2012 00:00:00

Name: jim hamlet
Email: jimhamlet AT yahoo.com

I join'd the AF in 64, spent 14 mos at KAFB, MS became a 303x2, first site, North Bend Oregon, left there in 67 went to the 623 Kume, Okinawa for a year, then on to Minot AFS, ND. Left the AF in Sept of 71. I am still a farm boy from KY, that owes the AF for the training on radar and computers (some built by Raytheon) who by the way employed me for the next 25 years. Now who should I thank?


08/28/2012 00:00:00

Name: Gene
Email: hq AT afrmaonline.org

Lou Conti - the link above works fine. Is this the one you were having problems with? If not, please advise via email (hq@afrmaonline.org) which link/links that aren't working.

Gene


08/28/2012 00:00:00

Name: Richard M Bell
Email: silverlock2 AT sbcglobal.net

I was stationed at three sites in my term in the USAF, the 646th in NJ, the 913rd in ONT, and the 593rd in ALA. 1057 -1961.


08/28/2012 00:00:00

Name: Ted Wilming
Email: twilming AT hotmail.com

On Radar Picket Ships, AGR-3, & 10...USN, then 4629 Support Sq, Luke AFB, SAGE; 626 AC&W SQ, Fire Island, AK: then 320 BW, Mather AFB, SAC...Retired USCG...


08/27/2012 00:00:00

Name: jim jaynes
Email: aircop1934 AT gmail.com

i was at 719th sparrevohn 54=55. knew of a eg griggs who i think went 2 cape.


08/27/2012 00:00:00

Name: Lou Conti
Email: louc1001 AT aol.com

Tried to openafrma, Inc to find out about membersip, pressed "control" and still could not open.


08/27/2012 00:00:00

Name: Lou Conti
Email: louc1001 AT aol.com

Tried to openafrma, Inc to find out about membersip, pressed "control" and still could not open.


08/26/2012 00:00:00

Name: SMSGT William B. Hubbard
Email: whubbard392003 AT yahoo.com

Was stationed at Fort Yukon AFS (902nd AC&W Squadron) 1961-1962

Looking for a Spencer, who worked in the admin section of the site. I think he was a 702 AFSC. I was worked in Radar Operations there. Was an operator.

Thank you.

SMSGT William B. Hubbard

USAF Retired


08/22/2012 00:00:00

Name: Otis Taylor
Email: otaylor AT eastms.edu

Stationed at Pruem, 615 AC&W 1955 thry 1957.


08/19/2012 00:00:00

Name: Gary Ray
Email: gary.ray1950 AT yahoo.com

I was stationed at Montauk AFS, 773rd Radar Sqdn, from 1971 - 1974. I was a 30454 Staff Sgt and maintained the radio equipt at the GATR site. I am desperately trying to find a 773rd patch to display with my ribbons and discharge. Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks for the website !!!


08/17/2012 00:00:00

Name: Ron Larson
Email: Ronaldburtonlarson AT gmail.com

Billy,messhall row conjures up bad memories. In 1951 schools were 3 shift, 6 days a week and KP lasted from 5 am to about 2 am the following day, feeding 4 meals. Beside class KP, Sunday KP rotated around the Sqdns. Made corporal (only top 10% of class made it then) exempting me from it. Then new rank system, now I'm an A/2c and back on KP. We even pulled mess server duty at the NCO mess hall. Lasting memories of marching everywhere, watching the back of the shirt of the guy in front of you darker with sweat. Offered instructor, but happy to leave.


08/15/2012 00:00:00

Name: Billy Brooks
Email: bdbrooks73 AT gmail.com

Ron..........There is one at Keesler. It's located directly behind where chow hall row was located. Haven't had a chance to see it yet, but I do plan to see it before I'm gone.
3385th School Sqdn., July 61-July62
AC&W Radar Repairman


08/14/2012 00:00:00

Name: Eldon McCue
Email: blkwhtphoto45 AT aol.com

Looking for Airmen that were at the 7420th. Radar Eval. Sqd. from 1965 thru 1967....I.E. Eric Carlsson,Rex,Weaver, Andy,. I was a photographer at the Sqd. from those dates.
Eldon McCue


08/14/2012 00:00:00

Name: Bob Rupp
Email: bob432 AT aol.com

I left notes in a prior Guestbook years ago. I was a Controller with Det.11-619th TCS on Hon Tre Island and Cam Rahn Bay from Nov 1970 to Oct 1971. Also spent time at Othello AFS, WA, and Charlston AFS, ME.

Would like to hear from anyone from those days...


08/14/2012 00:00:00

Name: Ron Larson
Email: Ronaldburtonlarson AT gmail.com

Driving by Parks AFB the other week, noticed they still have some of the old WW2 2 story wood barracks. Lived in them at Sampson, Keesler and McClellan (splinter city) and the latter was quite a change from the new two man room I lived in on Mt Tam. That was back when you ate your SOS off of metal trays. Probably not many of the old barracks remain, maybe should make sure one is preserved.


08/13/2012 00:00:00

Name: art natale
Email: nonnomack AT ptd.net

I am looking for people stationed at the 638th AC&W 1951- 1953 and 635th AC&W 1954. Give me a holler.


08/13/2012 00:00:00

Name: Dennis Force
Email: hdennisforce AT gmail.com

I was stationed at 644th Radar Squadron, Richmond Air Force Station, Homestead Air Force Base, Florida during 1966 and 1967. In mid 1967 I was transfered to the 641st Radar Squadron, overlooking Goose Air Force Base, Labrador, Newfoundland, Canada until November 1968.


08/10/2012 00:00:00

Name: Annunziato "Miz" Misurelli
Email: annunziato.misurelli AT dhs.gov

Just became a member. Was stationed at R-G 1967-1969 NORAD ALCP, Thule BMEWS 1969, 609th TCS Cannon AFB, NM 1970, Duluth 23rd NR 1971-72, 932 ACW Rockville, Iceland, 57th TEWTS, Nellis AFB, NV, 1973-1975, 708th ACW Indian MT, AK, 1976 back to 23 NR Duluth, 1977-1979 and NORAD IG Peterson AFB, CO 1979-1982.


08/07/2012 00:00:00

Name: Jim Buchmann
Email: buckysj AT hotmail.com

I was stationed at Phitsanulok 70-71, got many pictures and stories
and Laos from those years. Army MRC - 98


08/05/2012 00:00:00

Name: Bob Henson, Lt Col (Ret.)
Email: bobbethens AT cox.net

After tours at Havre, Mt, Mt Laguna, CAand SEA tours to Thailand and Taiwan, I welcome the idea of a Radar Museum. Served tours as SAGE RICMO BUIC III BRICMO.


08/05/2012 00:00:00

Name: Kerry I Keehn
Email: kikeehn AT yahoo.com

Gene,
love the site will come back often.
Kerry I Keehn
963 AEW&C Sqd.
552ND AEW&C Wing


08/05/2012 00:00:00

Name: Gene McManus
Email: hq AT afrmaonline.org

The National Air Defense Radar Museum in now on Facebook. We'll be posting news, events and photos there for all. You're invited to check in there and become a "friend", and also to check out our own website http://www.afrmaonline.org as well. We need members and donors at all levels. Thanks for your support! Gene


08/04/2012 00:00:00

Name: Charles Franklin
Email: Cnfrank2 AT me.com

Assigned to Osceola from May 1970 until June 1974


08/03/2012 00:00:00

Name: Ed Crofoot
Email: ecrofoot AT charter.net

Hello to all. I wnet thru.Basic @ Parks AFB in 3275 BMTS Flt. 147
in the last half of March 1956. From this place I went on to Keesler AFB Mississippi to finish basic and through Radar Maintence training (30352E). From Keesler I was sent to Giebelstadt Germany to the 602 AC@W Sqd.(Jan.1957) In Sept. 1958 I went back to Keesler AFB in the 3380th Maintence Sqd. as Permanent Party. I was assigned to the Radar Maintence Group at the East Training Site Off Base on Pass Rd.
I was released from here on the 13th of March 1960 and was discharged from the USAF on 13 march 1962. I would like meet or talk to any one who I may have met me or remembers me from any of these locations. Thank you. Ed Crofoot










08/01/2012 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: historian AT radomes.org

We have a number of new members and new visitors who probably have some great photos of their radar-site duty assignments to share. If this is you, please let us know. Thanks!!