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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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11/30/2001 00:00:00

Name: Gary L Satterlee
Email: satt4647 AT

AC&W Operator, 1966-1972; Stationed at Montgomery, Alabama; Yoza Dake AFS (623 AC&W Squadron, Det 3), Okinawa; Custer AFS, Battle Creek, MI; Luke AFB, Glendale, Arizona, Indian Mountain AFS (708th AC&W Squadron), Alaska; back to Luke AFB, Glendale, Arizona.

11/29/2001 00:00:00

Name: Duane I Dirks
Email: Duane.Dirks AT

Served at the Roanoke Rapids NC Radar Site 62/65, hard to believe that the site has become such a wasteland. D

11/29/2001 00:00:00

Name: Ronald D Totten
Email: tottenr AT

nice site keep up the good work

11/29/2001 00:00:00

Name: Brian A. Coy
Email: bcoytac AT

When I signed up in 1955 there were still a few enlisted weapons controllers around, but they were being phased out as soon as `brown bars` became available.

11/28/2001 00:00:00

Name: Gordon R Dick
Email: kdick AT

Radar maint. at 759thRADRON,Naselle,Wa.61-62.Same at 720th AC&W Sqdn,Middleton,Island,AK. 62-63.Left AF asA/1c.Joined Oregon Air Guard crosstrained to 304x0.Worked on something called TRANSCOM. Also Grc 26D radios.This was with the 142nd Radio relay Sqdn which had converted from AC&W.During Korea they set up and operated several of the radar sites in Alaska.IN 1970 We becamethe 153rd Tac CONTROL group and I went back to radar in the 116th TCS,laterto Group HDQS.In 1975 converted again to 244th Combat Comm Flt. as a304x0.Retired 1983 as CMsgt.While in the guard I worked with `Harry`Dean Tabor who was at the 720th with me many years before in the power section. Still going thru the info on your site. Amazing!

11/28/2001 00:00:00

Name: Carl Wenberg
Email: zoombag AT

Interesting to find out that enlisted people are now weapons controllers, back in the 50s early 60s had to be commision officer, all we could get to do was Intercept Control Tech.(ICT)anyone out there remember that? of course plotting board, search scope, heightfinder, and of course wash/wax floor on mid-8am shift, clean heads etc.

11/27/2001 00:00:00

Name: Dennis Longdon
Email: ssk8 AT

Great site, Active duty 1974-94, Malmstrom, Pruem, Makah, Keesler, Falcon,Zweibrucken, Hall. Drop me a line

11/26/2001 00:00:00

Name: Steven Steele
Email: ssteele2001 AT

Served in 665th (Calumet AFS) 73, 74 and 705th (King Salmon)in 75. Looking for B. Bruckelmeyer (forgive the spelling it has been a while) of the B&B cafe on the King. I need to discuss some pictures before publication.

11/25/2001 00:00:00

Name: Dominic Sacco
Email: dasacco AT

Bob Fortmuller Re: FINLAND I have rec`d e-mail daily without trouble, try e-mailing me at or Good to hear from you. I will get in touch with you tomorrow.

11/23/2001 00:00:00

Name: Bill Honer
Email: bbhoner AT

I was stationed at Thule Aug Fifty Three til Sept fifty-four. On P Mountain in RADAR ( 931st AC&W )Later in Mich 752nd AC&W. I do want to become a member

11/23/2001 00:00:00

Name: Bob Caggiano
Email: rcaggian AT

Cecile Wehrman from the Crosby Journal did a fantastic job in seeing the 50th anniversary of Fortuna AFS published. You can still order a copy from the Journal. It`s only $5 and is worth every penny! Lots of memories, stories, pictures and articles about radar and the Cold War in general. Here`s the Crosby Journal website:

11/22/2001 00:00:00

Email: JoeDacko AT

Still looking to find Jim Morin. Stationed at the 655th Radar Sq, Watertown AFS, NY in the mid 70`s

11/22/2001 00:00:00

Name: Bob Fortmuller

Dom Sacco Re: Finland, I was there with you. I tried to contact you but your E-Mail Administrator says the address is Invalid. Send me an E-Mail

11/21/2001 00:00:00

Name: Dominic Sacco
Email: dsacco AT

Stationed at 756th Radar Sqdn. Finland AFS, Finland, Minn from 1954 thru 1956. Anyone know if still in use? Would appreciate hearing from anyone stationed there from 1954/1956. GOD BLESS OUR FELLOW AIRMEN.

11/19/2001 00:00:00

Name: Terri Vasecka Brooks
Email: vaseckabrooks AT

Daughter of an NCO in radar maintenance. Grew up on radar sites.

11/19/2001 00:00:00

Name: Kathy Frashier-Crego
Email: breezy AT

My father served during the 50`s at the Carmi, Illinois Radar Station. It was manned by the 704th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron of the Air Defense Command. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers it being there.

11/19/2001 00:00:00

Name: Jim Cammarano
Email: dit2003 AT

I was stationed at Fortuna Air Force Station near Fortuna, North Dakota from Dec 66 to March 68. I contributed to The Divide County Journal 50th anniversary supplement about the statio,and would love to hear from others who were there at that time. Best Regards,Jim Cammarano

11/18/2001 00:00:00

Email: bigbiglew AT

I was stationed at IND. MTN. in 67-68. would like to here from anyone there

11/18/2001 00:00:00

Name: Aaron V. Allen/US26/931ACW
Email: aaron.nancy AT

Pls chg my e-call from: to: in 3 places 1. Memb-only, Annual 2. Memb-only, by state 3. 931ACW GL PersRoster [P-Mtn] TNX NNNN

11/17/2001 00:00:00

Name: Jack Kerr
Email: jackr_ker AT

This is new email address

11/15/2001 00:00:00

Name: Jim Trowbridge
Email: jtrow AT

Mt. Tam. 1955, Saglek 1956, Gettysburg 1957. Anybody out there?

11/13/2001 00:00:00

Name: Ron Opello
Email: Ronopello AT

I was stationed at the 656 Saratoga Springs from Sep 68 thru Jun 70 as a radar repairman 30352. I recently visited the site only to find that it is abandoned and vandalized. I live about 20 miles from the Benton, PA site that was converted to a job corp facility. Something like that would have been nice to return to instead of what is there today.

11/13/2001 00:00:00

Name: steve selle
Email: sselle AT

I grew up by the fortuna air base, saw an article written about the base and visited your site.

11/12/2001 00:00:00

Name: Ernest W. Stone
Email: ewstone777 AT

789th Omaha AFS `Idaho control` 1957 708th Indian Mt. `Esther control` 1958 Great fun looking at pictures, great site.

11/10/2001 00:00:00

Name: Ken Caron
Email: kcaron AT

E-mail me if you remember Campion AFS, 1976 to the final Hail & Farewell. I would love to communicate with you. I can even give you Tom T.`s E, if you drop me a note.

11/08/2001 00:00:00

Name: Travis W. Burkett
Email: noleinbay AT

Stationed @ King Salmon in 1973, Fortuna 74-76, and Mt Hebo 76-79. Would like to hear from anyone (especially scope dopes) That were stationed with me. Thanks: Travis

11/08/2001 00:00:00

Name: Richard C. Reed
Email: rcr_scr AT

Have enjoyed seeing this site. Was assigned to the 636th at Condon, Or. back in 53-54 as a radio operator. In 73 I did audits of the clubs at several in the 25th Air Division in Wash & Ore.

11/07/2001 00:00:00

Name: SSgt Tony "Hummer" Humenik
Email: rkcntrlr AT

Great web site!! Been here at Elmendorf for 6 yrs. with a one yr to Osan in the middle. Outstanding historical pixs of all the radar sites. As a weapons controller I`d sure like to hear some stories of a typical `intercept` day. Once again, long live the history of what we have become! Cheers, Hummer

11/07/2001 00:00:00

Name: Rawley P. Rogers III
Email: rog3 AT

Now living in Texas, originally from Oregon and was stationed at 2 Oregon AC&W sites plus Okinawa (Det 3), Newfoundland and Cambria Ca.

11/07/2001 00:00:00

Name: Michelle (Jardee) Pulvermacher
Email: gpulver AT

My dad, Gary Jardee, was stationed at Fortuna ND from 76-78. I still live in the area. Would like to hear from any other AF families there at the time, who may remember us. My mom was known to all as Miss Lee. She taught ceramics at the time. Would love to hear from you.The journal in Crosby has run an article about the airbase. Thanks

11/06/2001 00:00:00

Name: Bob Fortmuller

Thanks for the help in getting to the Radarpages. It was answered by no less than 14 people. Guess I have been leaving off the http// and www. and have gotten so used to it. Thanx to all.

11/06/2001 00:00:00

Name: Ron Dzuba
Email: zube1 AT

Email address change.All you old radar troops that I`ve been stationed with-drop me a line.

11/04/2001 00:00:00

Name: Chuck Rowland
Email: therowlands AT

Dick Barrett`s `The Radar Pages` , at, (see his entry of 11/01/2001, below) should be read by all USAF radar troops ... they`re fantastic. Very enjoyable reading, and a challenge to compare radar systems. Besides having some RAF beauts of what we call `humor in uniform`, he has added some provided by Gene. I`m sure Dick would appreciate your comments.

11/04/2001 00:00:00

Name: Howard B. Courtney
Email: hbcourt AT

This is a great web site. Brings back a lot of GOOD memories.

11/04/2001 00:00:00

Name: Bob Caggiano
Email: rcaggian AT

Checking in! Anyone from Fortuna, or the 641st(Melville)? If you care to check out a Pine Tree Line site, visit mine:

11/03/2001 00:00:00

Name: william L. hanson
Email: nmosnah AT

was assigned to the 708th AC&W Indian Mtn Ak 70-71

11/02/2001 00:00:00

Name: John L. Selm

664th AC&W Radar SQ Bellefontaine, Ohio 1965-1968

11/01/2001 00:00:00

Name: Dick Barrett
Email: editor AT

Hi folks, just to let you know that `The Radar Pages` has moved to a new home at This came about because we modem users were dumped by cable operator NTL. So, sorry for any conveniance and I look forward to seeing you at the new site. Thanks to Tom and Gene for their help with my site and for producing the wonderful Radomes site. Regards to all, Dick Barrett (former British Royal Air Force radar tech)