Information for Kalispell AFS, MT

Latitude: 48-00-41 N, Longitude: 114-21-46 W


Perm ID Sage ID JSS ID Unit Location Early
Equip.
Final
Equip.
Oper.
Date
Inact.
Date
Notes
TM-179 Z-179 J-78 716 Kalispell AFS, MT FPS-7B; FPS-90 (2) FPS-7B; FPS-90. ARSR-3, FPS-116 (JSS). 1961 JSS ARSR-4 site now Sq deactivated Apr 1978; site now known as Lakeside, MT (JSS site).
P-11B / TM-179C /SM- Z-179C / Z-151F     Eureka, MT FPS-14   May-58 Jun-60 Gap-Filler Annex. Located on Black Butte. After site closure, the radar tower hosted a fire lookout cab. The fire lookout is now on a different tower.
SM-151E / TM-179B       Yaak, MT         Gap-Filler Annex. Former LRR site, Yaak AFS, P-11 (a.k.a. Bonner's Ferry).
TM-179A       Columbia Falls, MT ** (FPS-14 planned)       ** Gap-Filler Annex. In original ADC plans, but never was built. The planned radar site was to have been 5 miles north of Columbia Falls.

Current Use: Active JSS site. The former cantonment area in Lakeside was bought by Youth With A Mission (YWAM) as a missionary training base in June of 1985.

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