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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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12/31/2010 00:00:00

Name: paul dempsey
Email: neptune_daisy AT

looking for info about 760 acrwon coleville wa

12/31/2010 00:00:00

Name: Ted Clark
Email: tclark2 AT

Always enjoy visiting this site; however rarely do I see any messages for people in the organizations which I served in. I joined the USAF 20 May 1955 with BMT at Lackland AFB, TX, 3704th BMT Squadon. After basic, I was assigned to Keesler AFB, MS, Ist tothe 3383 Student Squadron, Casual, then on to the 3402nd Student Squadron for Basic Electronics, then to the 3388th for Sets. After that I went to Shellingford AS, England in June 1956 with further assignment to the 633rd AC&W Squadron, Wheelus AB, Libya in 1957. While ther I had a short stint to Incirlik AV, Adana, Turkey, In the summer of 1958 I was transferred to the 727th AC&W Squadron,Myrtle Beach AFB, SC, a TAC unit. In May 1959, I re-enlisted with assignment to the 908th AC&W Squadron, Dobbins AFB, GA and in the fall of 1962 I wa off to the 615th AC&W Squadron in Berkinfeld AB, Germany. It was the transistion period of the 412L system. From Germany, I went to the 758th Radar Squadron, Makah AFS, WA for 2 years, thence to Eglin AFB, FL in the winter of 1966 to help start-up the AN/FPS-85 Space Track Radar System. In mid 1970 I was informed that my services was needed in South VietNam, so of to Det. 9,619th AC&W Squadron I went 'Ban Me Thuot'. After this intermission in my life, I was transferred to Calument AFS, MI, home of the 665th Radar Group for 2 years of joy in the snow. My final assignment was to the 702nd Radar Squadron, Savannah, GA in late summer of 1973 and the on Sept 30, 1975, I entered the retired forces. All-in-all, I enjoyed my career and after hind sight, I would not change anything about it. I would enjoy hearing from anybody who served with me in any of these locations. Sincerely, Ted Clark, MSgt-Ret.

12/30/2010 00:00:00

Name: joseph eck
Email: sandyjoe AT

I was stationed at the 648 ac&w sq. otherwise known as Benton AFS from Jan. 1956 till Jan. 1960. Would like to hear from anyone stationed there during this time period to talk over old times.

12/30/2010 00:00:00

Name: Clifford J. Soucy
Email: csoucy AT

I am looking for James R Dessinger,a friend of mine while we were stationed at Dry Hill(USAF), Watertown, New York. From what I know he joined the Air Force and started flying.

12/29/2010 00:00:00

Name: alan peden
Email: 03fatboy AT

17k10 ground survellance radar geoppingen germany 1980-1983

12/27/2010 00:00:00

Name: george larson
Email: rusticuniform2 AT

I was mailman at murphy dome 1964 and enjoyed the earthquake
emensly. Anyone remember me? I was next door to the infirmery.
Played a lot of pinucle. Got a few pictures if you are interested.

12/27/2010 00:00:00

Name: Beamon Bryson
Email: tabibitobb AT

Found the time for looking back on some good times, long, long ago.

12/27/2010 00:00:00

Name: Beamon Bryson
Email: tabibitobb AT

Found the time for looking back on some good times, long, long ago.

12/27/2010 00:00:00

Name: Beamon Bryson
Email: tabibitobb AT

Found the time for looking back on some good times, long, long ago.

12/27/2010 00:00:00

Name: Herb Sanders
Email: herbsanders AT

I was stationed at 682 radar Squadron from 1972-75.
Please send info that will show me how to be apart of alumni etc.

thank you

12/26/2010 00:00:00

Name: Beamon Bryson
Email: tabibitobb AT

I was stationed at Indian Mountain from Dec 1964-Dec 1965. I remember the cold and the even colder wind chill. I remember Sam Bass and his 'tangle' with a bear. I remember John Draper's KAOS radio station. He made his transmitter from a cooking pan and spare electronics parts, tapped into the pipes and thus transmitted locally on site. After Indian Mt., I went to Keesler as an instructor, then to St. Louis University for a degree in meteorology through AECP. I finally retired in Dec 1989. bb

12/26/2010 00:00:00

Name: Beamon Bryson
Email: tabibitobb AT

Was stationed at Indian Mt. AFS in 1965. There was a future 'hacker' there at the time who found a way to make free phone calls...John Draper, later know as cap'n crunch. I remember making a couple of trips to the 'Cripple Creek' ghost mining camp and made a solo trip to lower camp in September armed with my Winchester 'chewed out' for it too. When I left Indian Mt., there was a severe cross wind so the pilot took off on the 'short' runway...He let the plane drift to one side of the runway, revved up the engine and took off across the width of the runway and made it. I finally opened my eyes after we were at about 1000 feet. It was wild.

12/24/2010 00:00:00

Name: Jeff States
Email: psu68 AT

Just watched an army general being interviewed on TV. When asked what we could do to help support our troops in Iraq, he said: go to the following Facebook page and simply clik on "like" to show the troops that people at home care about them. Seems like a simple, easy request to me.

Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year to all.

12/23/2010 00:00:00

Name: John Tianen
Email: jtianen AT

There are some postings on the AFRSV message board that seem to confirm BUIC operations in Southeast Asia.

12/23/2010 00:00:00

Name: William R Phelps
Email: bbphelps AT

I was in the AC&W 663rd from Nov 1953 to Jan 1955. I would like to hear from anyone who was there at that time.

12/22/2010 00:00:00

Name: Jack Kerr
Email: jackr_ker AT

Dean Boys AEW&C website shows BUIC II being at Udorn and Danang in SEA.
Do you have any more information on this? All so see on roster that there was a -40 computer at Udorn. Thought that was fore runner of Q-47. Might they be talking about the same thing.

12/22/2010 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: historian AT

We have no information on any BUIC-II operations in SEA. Same goes for a -40 computer system. If anyone can confirm and provide details, please let us know, and we'll update our webpages for the applicable sites. Thank you.

By the way, the BUIC-II computer was the AN/GSA-51, and the BUIC-III computer was the AN/GYK-19. Also, the forerunner to the AN/FYQ-47 was the AN/FST-2.

12/22/2010 00:00:00

Name: Don Larson
Email: parish139 AT

It's been a long time!!! But if anyone was at the 707th in 1963, drop me a line. I was tagged as Hurricane, at the time. I was sort of a wild one there.


12/21/2010 00:00:00

Name: John Gardner
Email: john.redsox.gardner AT

Tonopah AFS was my first duty location. Iwas stationed there from Apr 69 - May 70. Maybe one of these days my wife and I will return for a visit.

12/21/2010 00:00:00

Name: William E. Jump
Email: yngagn AT

I was stationed at a number of Radar sites before I changed over to the Command Post. To begin with I was at Det 26 848th AC&W Nemuro, Japan 55-57, 792nd AC&W North Charleston 57-61 and then 62-66, 743rd Campion, Alaska 61 and Bethel 61-61, 619th AC&W Tan Son Nhut AFB 66-67,and 636 AC&W Condon, Oregon 67-68. Then I went into the Command Post for the remainder of my career getting out in 1976.

12/20/2010 00:00:00

Name: Virgil Renfroe
Email: virgilrenfroe AT

Spent feb. 57 to feb 58 at 708 th AC&w Indian mountain . 11 months bottom camp 1 at top camp. too dumb at the time to take pictures. Have dale powells on hand, does anyone else have utopia fifties and sixties photoes?

12/20/2010 00:00:00

Name: James Palmer
Email: montman2003 AT

I just found this site, its great .I was stationed at the 645th Radar Sq. SAGE at Patrick AFB from 1/65 to 10/68. I was a RadarTech 30352 and I also worked in MCC for a time. We had two FFPS 6's and an FPS 66 which was maintained by the FAA.I saw something on one of these blogs about patches , I don't recall there being any patch . We had ADC patches on our fatigues and we had a red hat with 645 in white letters on it. Will search for other 645 troops in the other blogs. Thanks

12/19/2010 00:00:00

Name: Tom Page
Email: historian AT

News item re the former Almaden AFS: "Mt. Umunhum plan would allow limited public access to peak in 2012"


I'm hoping that the two remaining radar towers are left standing after the rest of the old site is cleared away.

12/18/2010 00:00:00

Name: Chuck Sunder
Email: chucksunder AT

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my Fellow Airmen. May you all be well and happy.
Chuck Sunder
Sparrevohn '55

12/17/2010 00:00:00

Name: Don Constable
Email: donconstable AT

I was stationed at the 649th AC&W Squadron on Aple Oechard Mtn. Bedford VA. form April 1955 till November 1957. Have styed in the area ever since.

12/15/2010 00:00:00

Name: Jerry Lyons
Email: jerlyons AT

Merry Christmas and Happy, Healthy Holidays - to all who visit here !

Jerry Lyons
Aiken SC

12/15/2010 00:00:00

Name: Buck Brennan
Email: chiefb37 AT

I second that wish Jerry.

Buck Brennan

12/15/2010 00:00:00

Name: Ron Patterson
Email: redicorp AT

Would like to hear from anyone that served at the 774th Air Control and Warning Squadron in Madera, CA. Just bought the facility and are bring it back to 'life'. Please contact me if you have any information, photo's, documents, etc.
Ron Patterson

12/14/2010 00:00:00

Name: Steve Southard
Email: slsouthard AT

I was stationed @ shemya AFB in 1975-76 with the 5072nd space-tracking squadron and @ Campion AFB Ak. in 1979-1980. It was the best time in my 8 years in the USAF.

12/14/2010 00:00:00

Name: Ronald Heard
Email: ronald.heard AT

I was stationed at Snelling AFS from Au. 1963 to jan. 1964

12/12/2010 00:00:00

Name: Don Nielson
Email: nielsonz AT

In the 1960s a visionary at Stanford Research Institute demonstrated the first use of personal computing. On behalf of the Computer History Museum in Mountain View CA I am trying to acquire a radar scope of the type used in those first demonstrations as a responsive computer display. I thought I'd ask if you knew where in the Air Force or other radar museum complex there might be a extra instance of an old circular tube radar scope? The museum is trying to recreate hardware to display those first interactions. I can be a lot more explicit but this access point doesn't permit it. Please give me a pointer if you can. To evidence the value of representing this early computer capability, it was the first use of interactive computing, the first appearance of the mouse, hypertext, and other functions. Thanks a million. Don Nielson

12/12/2010 00:00:00

Name: David R. Johnston
Email: gtdave55 AT

Stationed at Sparrevohn AFS 1976-1977

12/12/2010 00:00:00

Name: dave reid
Email: doodah AT

I was stationed at sparrevohn afs 719ac&w sq.from mar64 to mar 65.
I arrived at the site the day of the earthquake mar 27-64. Had quite a memorable yr as we all did. I would like to here from any one from the 719th. e-mail me.
ty dave

12/10/2010 00:00:00

Name: Charles S, Cypret A/2
Email: ccypret AT

Served on the 721st, Sqd,from mid1957 to discharge Nov,7,1960
Site closed in 1961,we only had 3 operatioal Set. all the time I was there

12/07/2010 00:00:00

Name: Robert Caggiano
Email: rmcagg AT

The website address for the 641st AC&W or Melville Air Station has been changed. The new URL is:

Thank you!

12/07/2010 00:00:00

Name: Larry Bays
Email: LBAYS001 AT

Anybody serve at Pickstown SD during 1065- 1966

12/07/2010 00:00:00

Name: dciomei
Email: dciomei AT

I was in ac&w at aiken afs also in hebo or. awhile back . i got out
in 1970.

12/07/2010 00:00:00

Name: John Hughes
Email: hughesjohn50 AT

Hi, I entered my name on the roster at Caswell AFS but made a mistake
I was stationed there in 1959/1960 as a A/1C Radar Operator
Could you delete two of my names. Thanks,John

12/06/2010 00:00:00

Name: ronald milliken
Email: jmilliken AT

like to hear from any one station at pagwa from may 1960 to may 1961

12/05/2010 00:00:00

Name: Thomas(Gussie)Dominguez
Email: tomd1940 AT

664th AC&W Bellefontaine, Ohio 1962-1965. Not only was that the highest point in Ohio, it was the highest point in my military career.Lots of great friends & beautiful women(married one of them), thank you Uncle Sam, God Bless our troops & God Bless America

12/04/2010 00:00:00

Name: jimeyles
Email: jime AT

Ron. didn't you work with MSgt Mills and SSgt (hmmm forgot the name) up in the 11th TCW??

12/04/2010 00:00:00

Name: Barry Miller
Email: bmiller1874 AT

24Sep67 3394 Student Sqd Keesler AFB Miss.
13Dec67 683rd AC&W Sqd Sweetwater AFS, TX
27Jun68 641st AC&W Sqd Melville AS Labrador, Canada
20Jul69 766th Radar Sqd Caswell AFS Maine

12/04/2010 00:00:00

Name: Percy Abshire
Email: pshire39 AT

I was at Fire Island from 1960 to 1961. I was in supply.

12/04/2010 00:00:00

Name: William C. Wormuth
Email: senzus AT

Radar maintenance. With my fellow Airmen Built the AC&W Radar site 1955/1956. left the Air force from Othello WA Radar site as a Staff Sgt. in January 1959.


12/03/2010 00:00:00

Name: Daniel Beacom
Email: danbeacom AT

worked in Supply (Material Control) from March 1966 to June 1967. Anyone there during that time? Like to hear from anyone. Also has anyone been back to revisit the station?

12/02/2010 00:00:00

Name: Ronald Baum
Email: radarron1 AT

realy enjoyed the site I will visit again, I have been to several of the sites during my travels with 84 Radar evaluation Squdron. I have worked on the NWS program which was the replacement for the DEW line, and I can say thinks have gotten a lot easyier