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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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2014

01/31/2014 07:18:12

Name: HOWARD PHILLIPS
Email: h_j_phillips AT hotmail.com

WHEN LISTING MY TOURS OF DUTY A FEW DAYS AGO, I FORGOT TO MENTION: BETWEEN ND AND MT I HAD TOURS IN REMOTE ICELAND(HOFN-1971) AND GREENLAND (THULE-1972): BACK-TO-BACK TOTALING ONE YEAR.

HOWARD


01/29/2014 21:45:17

Name: Brian Coy
Email: bcoytac AT msn.com

Hi Howard, That TDY to Rand Corp in Santa Monica was nice, and I was able to live at home for 50+ days, but I did not get it from a 'Wish List'. Going from AK to ND to MT to Lab is no fun. 5 years in cold country, then dumped in Arizona in July. But, we all survived, and now we can tell 'War stories'.
Cheers, Brian


01/29/2014 13:00:37

Name: HOWARD
Email: h_j_phillips AT hotmail.com

GREETINGS BRIAN- YOU DID HAVE THE SHORT TDY TO SANTA MONICA- PROBABLY NOT CLOSE ENOUGH TO YOUR FORMER HOME OR ENOUGH TIME TO ENJOY YOUR TIME THERE.

HOWARD


01/28/2014 18:42:35

Name: HOWARD PHILLIPS
Email: h_j_phillips AT hotmail.com

my tours-- PCS: Japan, NY, remote AK, NM, Morocco, NM (Again), Morocco (Again). GA, Remote Labrador, CA, Germany, ND, MT. TDY- Santa Monica Ca (Rand Corp). my Original home- Missouri.


01/28/2014 16:38:04

Name: Brian Coy
Email: bcoytac AT msn.com

I'm with Carl. From radar school I went to SC, from Germany to SC, from remote AK to ND, from remote Labrador to AZ, and from remote AK to AL. My home was California.


01/26/2014 08:11:16

Name: Carl Wenberg
Email: zoombag AT comcast.net

Sorry to brake the mold, assigned McClellenAFB Ca. after returning from Ger. Then after remote Iceland sent to Miles City AFS Montana, My home town was New Rochelle, NY so go figure?


01/22/2014 11:05:43

Name: HOWARD PHILLIPS
Email: h_j_phillips AT hotmail.com

THANK YOU GENE; HOWARD


01/19/2014 18:07:53

Name: Jerry Swanson
Email: jls4-1 AT juno.com

Those from the 691st at Cross City Fl.This past week we lost a true warrior. Big John Long passed from this life on Friday the 17th of January just 13 days after his 74th birthday. A good friend and organizer of the 691st reunions for several years, also a faithful supporter of the 799th reunions. John will be missed.


01/17/2014 18:23:01

Name: Tom Page
Email: tepage AT hotmail.com

John Tianen, I likewise observed that many of the troops at Fort Fisher AFS were from North and South Carolina, and many of the troops at North Truro AFS were from New England. I think many guys requested sites close to home, and often got them.


01/17/2014 09:32:41

Name: John Tianen
Email: jtianen AT earthlink.net

To Jack Kerr...

True about guys who married local girls and stayed in the area. However, many guys were originally from local communities such as Albany, Troy, Schenectady, and Saratoga and still live there today. The number with home towns within a 150 mile radius is amazing.


01/17/2014 08:12:33

Name: Jack Kerr
Email: jackr_ker AT msn.com

John the closest I was ever stationed to home in Indiana was Keesler 860 miles. What I remember about 656th was that many of us married girls from Saratoga area. And I suspect other radar sites. All so know that many settled in areas their wife was from.


01/16/2014 14:32:21

Name: William Stork
Email: storkysr AT yahoo.com

Found your site thru the Nike site. very worthy enterprise. Sorry I can;t donate. good luck.


01/16/2014 12:23:40

Name: John Tianen
Email: jtianen AT earthlink.net

While searching for 656th Radar Squadron veterans, I have found something that seems more than coincidental. A large number of our veterans appear to have lived and continue to live very close to the old radar site. Lots of 656th vets live within a 50 mile radius of the old site and many appear to have lived there before joining the Air Force. Many others are from New England, PA, NJ, and the New York City area. Major cities and small towns across New York State are also well represented. It appears that the Air Force made a dedicated effort to assign radar troops close to home. Can anyone else shed some light on this? I don't believe it is something unique to the 656th. I know when I came back from a remote tour (Iceland) I was assigned to Saratoga Springs which was about 125 miles from my home town.

John Tianen
Former 30352 1961 - 1965


01/11/2014 23:29:40

Name: Fred Flanders
Email: stonefort AT cfl.rr.com

Com/Elect/Radar Officer at three locations 1964-1974. 627th Radar Stn, 921st AC&W Stn and AFNorth Norway. Great Assignments.


01/07/2014 15:51:57

Name: Barbara Perry Bauer
Email: bpbauer AT taghistory.com

Hello--I was happy to find this site. I am a historian working on a project in Baker City, Oregon. I am trying to find out who was the architect who designed the cantonment buildings assoicated with the Baker Radar Site. Any information is appreciated. Thank you.


01/04/2014 20:30:16

Name: Ron Bockenkamp
Email: rbockenkamp AT yahoo.com

I was stationed @ the 616th ACW, Wasserkuppe, Germany, in the Air Police Unit, 1661 - 1963. From the Kuppe to 86th Air Dision @ Ramstein, Directorate Security and Law Enforcement. Would like to hear from AP friends and/or others who knew me.


01/02/2014 16:53:46

Name: Chuck Sunder
Email: chucksunder AT hotmail.com

It's a New Year. Hello to my fellow airmen from the 719th AC&W Sq Sparrevohn, Alaska. Anybody here from the 1955 era, give me a holler. I worked in the Comm Center banging on a teletype machine, running a switchboard, and spinning records in the AFRS station.


01/02/2014 13:15:58

Name: Gene
Email: hq AT afrmaonline.org

Found and corrected a software bug that was blitzing the recent photos, and a few other pages. Should be OK now.


01/02/2014 11:32:30

Name: Gene
Email: hq AT afrmaonline.org

It looks like most of the "Recent Photos" pages will need to be "tweaked" to display correctly. There are hundreds, so it will take a while to go through them. Please be patient, I'll be working on them right along.

Gene