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#1 BOLO

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 01:37 PM

here is a ARADCOM soldier during the early 1960's San Francisco bay area.



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#2 BOLO

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 01:38 PM

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 02:02 PM

Bolo,

I like it. My father-in-law was a V Tech cadet who, after graduating, went off to Fort Bliss for training as a 2n lt in a Nike/Ajax battery. He then served in the WDC area.

Would love to see any other ARADCOM stuff you have or want to part with.

Doug

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 02:20 PM

thanks Doug, this is all the ARADCOM stuff I have right now :D

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 11:39 PM

Here is a gate pass for your car, that was sold on ebay. Dave

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 10:38 AM

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Judging from the uniforms and insignia, the scene appears to be ca. 1960 - '65. The SSI was U.S. Army Air Defense Center at Fort Bliss and as we have four evidently newly minted 2nd lieutenants on the job, they probably were part of an Air Defense Officer basic course class.

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 09:42 PM

Awhile back I posted a 1958 copy of the Air Defense Journal for sale, along with some of the photos. Apparently back then it was only published once a year. It contained a broad overview of US Army Air Defense systems (Hawk and Nike), the basics of radar tracking, information on new developments, and a list of career courses. Apparently the sale listing was taken down, so here are a couple repeats for you...

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 09:44 PM

And a few more...training and maintenance...

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 09:46 PM

Training on Nike Ajax... Assembling Nike Hercules...

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 09:48 PM

Propaganda showing how the US was shielded on all fronts....

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 09:49 PM

And the ever present radar domes... a common site around the country during the early 1960's.... a battery fully loaded...

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 09:52 PM

Missile away! .... and one of my favorite all time photos... missile drill within full view of residential apartments in Chicago... just what you want the kids to see when they come home from school!

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