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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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05/31/2003 00:00:00

Name: Albert J. Cousineau, Jr.
Email: sdsugrad AT

This is memory of my father Albert J.L. Cousineau who served in Unit 637. AC&W Squad. He departed this life June 13, 1998 and was a devote patriot. God Bless the USA and the men like him who worked to assure our freedom.

05/31/2003 00:00:00

Name: Jesse R. Callahan
Email: jcallahan AT

I retired from the 649th Radar Squadron (Sage) on 30 Apr 1963. On 3 May 1963, I found myself sitting on the Dewline in Greenland. My first station was Dye-4 at Kulusuk, and my second station was on the ice cap at Dye-2. The 649th was located on Apple Orchard Mountain on the Blue Ridge Parkway outside Bedford, Va. Our primary equipment was the FPS-6 height finder, and an FAA operated FPS-20 surveillance radar.

05/27/2003 00:00:00

Name: John Jediny
Email: jedinyjohn AT

The three radarsIi mentiond at RED CLIFF NFLD one was an erra they were ANCPS-6B with the EW Kit, TPS 502,FPS-502

05/26/2003 00:00:00

Name: Lynn DeHaan
Email: flylite1 AT

I was at the 785th Radar Sqdn, Finley ND Feb 1962 to Feb 1964 and the 739th Radar Sqdn, Wadena, MN Feb 1964 to Feb 1965. 30352 I Worked on the FPS-6, FPS-20 and the FPS-35.

05/26/2003 00:00:00

Name: Thomas L. Forrester
Email: tlforrester76 AT

I served at the 786th Radar Sq., Minot AFS from May `77 till it closed in `79. I believe I had the distinction of being the last man out. I was assigned to the receiver section of the AN/FPS-27A search radar. I have lots of pics I could share. When the site closed, I retrained into Space Systems Command & Control and was assigned to Offutt in the DMSP program.

05/25/2003 00:00:00

Name: John Jediny
Email: jedinyjohn AT

I worked on the three raders at RED Clif ST. Johns NFLND 55-59 The three radars were FPS6 wwith the EW Kit FPS 502, TPS 502 the latter two were Canadian. wasat Polermo AFB 62 -66. Tonsonut AFB this radar was shot up by our oun peple Bucks 67 -74

05/24/2003 00:00:00

Name: Jeff States
Email: psu68 AT

Memorial Day is the time set aside to officially remember those who perished in any war as a member of the United States Armed Forces. What an appropriate time to become a member of Radomes. Our memnbership number is now 383. A wonderful achievment for those who started and run this site, but my instincts tell me that 383 is a very small number of those who actually use this site. We have become a part of history. Others now serve and stand on our shoulders. How lucky we are this Memorial Day to be able to to look back and remember. Those we honor this weekend never had the chance. So,do a good thing this weekend. Go out and buy a red poppy from a Vet. Look him in the eye and say...thank you for your service.Then, reflect on how lucky we living Vets are. Go home and join Radomes with the satisfaction that together, we all helped make a difference. Happy Memorial Day gentlemen...and congratulations.

05/24/2003 00:00:00

Name: Thomas Gillespie (ssgt U.S.A.F. 72-83)
Email: Thojgill AT

e-mail address correction

05/23/2003 00:00:00

Name: S. Kroeplin
Email: txkroeplin AT

Looking for people who served at the Finley North Dakota site from 1975-1980. If you know of anyone that did, please contact me. Sincerely, S. Kroeplin

05/23/2003 00:00:00

Name: Marve Jordahl
Email: Jordahlmarvin AT

610th ACW, Itazuke- Suburi Yama; 1956-1957 738th ACW, Olathe,Kansas;1958-1960

05/21/2003 00:00:00

Name: Jeff States
Email: psu68 AT

Great reminder from If we don`t remember, who will? For those interested, here is a link about the holiday and it`s history,

05/21/2003 00:00:00

Name: David Hawk
Email: dhawk1940 AT

John Tianen of Saratoga and Rockville introduced me to this site while we were at the 50th Anniv Reunion for Iceland Radar Stations. Excellent website. I look forward to many hours of history.

05/20/2003 00:00:00

Name: Tom Gillespie
Email: thojtill AT

Remember to fly your flag with pride this Memorial Day

05/14/2003 00:00:00

Name: L.A Buck Braun
Email: buckbraun AT

I was in the 852ac&w, Guam, alsothe sage system at Hanscom then to Alaska, all 13 sites including the south DEW Line,like to hear from anyone.I retired and went with Faa, retired again

05/11/2003 00:00:00

Name: joey barnes
Email: xbarnes AT

i came across this site, looking for history on the cat trains that hauled the material to some of the northern sites. upon talking to the freighters from the that era, you were not to talk about it for it was a secert. i`m the only one would makes a living cat training in the north and started a newsletter to tell the stories of the freighters. let me know if you have any info on the cat trains. thank you

05/09/2003 00:00:00

Name: Glenn Widner
Email: gwwidner AT

This brings back good memories from 1968-69 while at Murphy Dome, 744th AC&W Sq. Great bunch of guys, and the little NCO club helped keep us sane. My wife took a trip up the Alaska railway last summer, and the guide in Fairbanks had not ever heard of Murphy Dome. We`ll never forget though.

05/08/2003 00:00:00

Name: Carl E Starnes
Email: w4eat AT

Thanks to Dick Roue for this URL. It may help me in finding old AF buddies.

05/08/2003 00:00:00



05/08/2003 00:00:00

Name: Rob Branting
Email: BigRob685 AT

Great website, really got me into the AD radars. Though im not a veteran, I have great respect for you guys. I created a talk group on Yahoo a few months ago under Any of you guys want to take a look or add some stories feel welcome. Thanks again for serving

05/07/2003 00:00:00

Name: Charles L. Lambdin
Email: Chastrain AT

Radar Maintenance,610th AC&W, Japan 1956 ` ` Hanna City AFB,IL 1957

05/06/2003 00:00:00

Name: Tom Condra
Email: ardnoc AT

still needing help on locating personel with th 784th ac&w sqd years 1956-1960........i know we are getting older and time is running out....any interest from anyone to locate sure would like to communicate with--john benedict--edgar spickler--harold farmer--dan beckner--sgt york---and any others---please help if you can--thanks

05/06/2003 00:00:00

Name: Edward M. Drydol
Email: Vita38 AT

I was stationed at Lockport AFB from 1958 to Jan. of `61. I was in Radar Maint.and I worked on the Gap Fillers in Brockport and Cheery Creek.

05/05/2003 00:00:00

Name: Aaron Allen [US-26; 931 ACW]
Email: aaron.nancy AT

Does anyone remember the predecessor `condition` names [prior to DEFCON-- back in 50s/60s]? All I can remember are `ROUNDHOUSE`, `SNOWMAN`, and `FADEOUT`--at least those were the ones we used in 59-60...Thanks!

05/05/2003 00:00:00

Name: Gary Carlisle
Email: gary.carlisle AT

RCAF and CF Radar Technician 1958 - 1987. Bubble Check brought back memories. Our controllers had their pilot buddies do bubble checks at our remote Canadian Pinetree Sites, sometimes without forwarning us technicians. Scared the c--p out of me while working on the Radar antenna on more than one occasion.

05/04/2003 00:00:00

Name: Bill Zynda
Email: zyndas AT

Still looking for airmen stationed at Chandler AFS to add to our Reunion Roster, if you`ve not already done so. Next `probable` Reunion in September, 2004.

05/04/2003 00:00:00

Name: Jeff States
Email: psu68 AT

Oh the times they are a changing. I live near Ft Lauderdale, Fl. Currently watching the yearly spectuclar `Air & Sea Show.` Just watched the B-2 stealth bomber make several passes. The announcer proclaimed:`we are pround to have a local resident flying the B-2 bomber today. Her name is......`

05/01/2003 00:00:00

Name: Roger A. Cline
Email: rac1946y AT

Was assigned to 692nd Radar Squadron at Baudette MN from December 1964 to April 1966. Will answer your E-mail.

05/01/2003 00:00:00

Name: Duane Koss
Email: koss_duane AT

Very pleased to see this site and to see the history of all this being saved. May have several photos of the SAGE at Malmstrom in 1969. Will check. Thanks, Duane Koss/SAGE Computer Maint./1969 @ Malmstrom AFB, MT

05/01/2003 00:00:00

Name: Gary Jacobs
Email: GAJ7702 AT

It`s time someone commented upon one side benefit of an electronic technical school education: Monster stereos. Usually the technicians had the best and most monstrous stereos in the barracks. Here I think of the huge receivers and amps in the mid to late 70s, massive wooden encased metal-faced, preferably with as many switches and dials as could be accommodated, and then some on an an `auxillary` box of some type. (If memory serves a vintage Marantz tuner actually sported an oscilloscope.) And through these systems came the musical soundtrack of that time, perhaps gouged by a radar signal every 12.5 seconds. Somewhere in a SAGE museum should be honest-to-God vinyl records, and a monster stereo tuned to Armed Forces Network pumping out the hits.