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.

Please consider joining our new radar museum organization, The Air Force Radar Museum Association, Inc. AFRMA is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit Ohio Corporation. Our sole purpose is the creation and support of the National Air Defense Radar Museum at Bellefontaine, Ohio. Please visit our home page to join or donate to this cause. AFRMA, Inc. - The Air Force Radar Museum Association, Inc.. Follow the "Memberships" link on the AFRMA home page.



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2013

10/31/2013 00:00:00

Name: Randy Brown
Email: randyrwb AT bellsouth.net

I was stationed at the 911th Radar Sq. N. Concord Vt. from Nov/60-April/63. I was Air Police. I had the time of my life
and made friends that I am still in touch with some 55 years later.
Ice and snow everywhere and cold as hell. Young kid from Georgia who had barely seen snow and they gave me a Military drivers license and my own jeep. Yes, first time I started down the mountain, I lost control and almost went into the " Big Moose River"
Would love to hear from anyone who was stationed here.


10/24/2013 00:00:00

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

sparrevohn alaska 54-55.good memories.living in normalville(honest to god).anybody leave me a message. n'ville is in Pa.


10/24/2013 00:00:00

Name: Jim Eyles
Email: jime AT gci.net

re. Grace Johnson, bet lot more went to the NCO Consolidated Clubs though!


10/24/2013 00:00:00

Name: jose mario salinas
Email: usbp87 AT yahoo.com

I was at 963rd B 1/61-3/64
went to Orlando flew for Cuban coverage of U-2 overflights
crewchief with Sgt Brown and Sgt Blizzard.
Blizzard went onto OCS (lt)


10/22/2013 00:00:00

Name: Grace Johnson
Email: redgrace AT charter.net

I was stationed at Elmendorf AFB from 1975 to 1978. Twice a month we shipped paychecks out to over a dozen of the radar sites, then we shipped cash out so you could have money. Just wondering what you did with the money. Bet lots of poker games took most of it. Always wondered what the sites looked like. Now thanks to the internet, many photos are available for them. Thanks for your work on this website.


10/20/2013 00:00:00

Name: Gene smith
Email: Esmith241 AT nc.rr.com

Radar Operator 1958-1959. Roommates Shagen, Cosh, and Bud? Was A/2nd. Drove black 49 Ford. Couple of buddies in the maintenance took the rear end out of a junked 50 Ford and put it in mine.


10/20/2013 00:00:00

Name: Eugene (Gene) Smith
Email: Esmith241 AT nc.rr.com

Was stationed at the 725th in Walnut Ridge, Ark. 1956 -1958. 915th in Sioux Lookout, Ont. 1958-1959. 632nd Roanoke Rapids,NC 1959-1960. Returned home in Chapel Hill,NC and stayed for the last 53 yrs.


10/19/2013 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: tepage AT hotmail.com

See http://msnvideo.msn.com/?channelindex=4&from=en-us_msnhp#/video/5a06ebaf-72f4-4d97-81d0-e2b53574c5b1

When I was stationed at Fort Fisher AFS, NC, in the mid/late 1970s, I heard these booms on 2 or 3 occasions. So did others who were there. The booms are indeed real. Locally, they were called the "Fort Fisher guns," as, supposedly, the booms were the sounds of Confederate ghosts firing their cannons at nearby Fort Fisher, a Civil War fortification. My own theory is that they are seismic events. Apparently, these booms continue to be heard today ... and still no one is quite sure just what causes them.


10/19/2013 00:00:00

Name: Steve Weatherly
Email: lweatherly4 AT comcast.net

Basim Jaber (Board Director - Umunhum Conservancy, Inc and Historian/Archivist - Almaden Air Force Station) has provided an update on the status of the former AFS. He asks that the news be circulated.

Crews from American Wrecking, a Los Angeles company, began work Sept. 24 to remove all 88 structures on the summit of the 3,486-foot peak in the hills south of San Jose that once made up the Almaden Air Force Station. Work is expected to be finished in January 2014. The only building exempt from the wrecking ball is the five-story FPS-24 radar tower -- its permanent fate still uncertain. Video of some of the current removal operation and structures on Mt Umunhum is available at http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_24344660/

The objective behind the removal of what is left of the former Almaden AFS is to create a park where visitors will be able to drive, hike, bike or ride horses to the summit, taking in views of Monterey Bay, San Francisco Bay and all of Silicon Valley. A 4.2 mile trail to the top of Mt Umunhum is expected to be completed by 2017.

Supporters still have five years to raise $1.2 million to save the FPS-24 tower. However, they must raise $625,000 to show their real commitment before a formal agreement will be signed for the permanent preservation of the tower.

Steve Weatherly
Mt Hebo AFS (also a former FPS-24 site where the twr was removed)


10/13/2013 00:00:00

Name: Paul Dinicola
Email: pauldinicola AT eatel.net

Serve@ 640 AC&W & 922nd AC&W


10/13/2013 00:00:00

Name: Billy Brooks
Email: bdbrooks73 AT gmail.com

Can't remember if I ever put this on here, but I was at the 3625th Tech Tng Group, Weapons Controller School at Tyndall for 1 1/2 years and one year at the 623rd Det 2 AC&W at Kume Jima for my last year. Both places were JoTo..or something like that. 1961-1965 Radar Repairman.


10/12/2013 00:00:00

Name: Ron Larson
Email: Ronaldburtonlarson AT gmail.com

This time in 1953, myself and George DeAlmeida reported into the 4701st AEW&C at McClellan from the radar site at Mt Tam. As we parked in front of the Orderly Room, a Lt Col and a M/Sgt hurried down. We figured we had done something wrong but they came to greet us as we were the first radar techs to report in. So long ago that even the Super Connies In museums contain newer equipment than what we worked. Did see the last flight of a Super Connie last year from the Camarillo airport to the museum in Chino Ca. Vegas convention next year, probably nobody left that I know.


10/10/2013 00:00:00

Name: John C. Hayes
Email: Johnhayes666 AT msn.com

21 years in AC&W, Pvt to CWO4