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2870  ~  Photo Page

Lt. Colonel Warren” Paul” Hoover Jr. (Ret.)  He collected antique radios, and he created the above display of communication equipment at Richards-Gebaur AFB, Missouri.

The wording on the display case say “200 Years of Communication” and “AFCS Salutes Our American Heritage”.                              Photo by A1C John Bauer

A 2870th GEEIA crew installing 100 pair TA cable for trunking service near Pearl City, Hawaii.

A 2870th GEEIA cable splicing team working on the trunking service near Pearl City, Hawaii.

A 2870th GEEIA crew installing 100 pair TA cable for trunking service near Pearl City, Hawaii.

A 2870th GEEIA heavy equipment operator backfilling the joint trunking project trench Pearl City, Hawaii.

Cable installed in the trench of joint trunking project trench Pearl City, Hawaii.

A 2870th GEEIA crew opening the trench for the the joint trunking project trench Pearl City, Hawaii.

“Old” GEEIA members remember that we had to be versatile and adaptable to succeed as a “CanDo” GEEIA team member.

The backhoe is opening a cable trench for Site “F” of an Atlas missile complex near Fairchild AFB, Washington.

A 2870 GEEIA crew laying intersite cable for an Atlas missile complex near Fairchild AFB, Washington.

A2C John Williams at Keesler AFB in Electronics Training Room

Celebrating in the barracks at Hill AFB on a Friday night.  They had just returned from Vietnam where they installed replacement cables around the airport at Da Nang Air Base.

Left to Right Back Row:  Unknown administrative clerk, unknown (in red shirt), Danny Kalama from Hawaii sitting on the chest, John Williams of California, and James Kahn also from California.

Front:  Unknown holding Coke and ski pole, and Larry Bryce from Utah sitting on the bed.

Left to Right:  Larry Slater, Loren Bruns, John Williams, George Rowton. 

The car was a 1953 MG-TD which came with a four cylinder 76 CID engine that developed 53 HP.  George Rowton replaced the engine with  a Chevrolet 283 CID engine that was bored to 302 CID.  The engine had two four-barrel carburetters, and it produced +375 HP.  The original chassis and running gear was replaced with a 1962 Corvette set. 

The view from a 2870 GEEIA Squadron’s barracks window at Hill AFB, Utah.

The next group of photos are of weather radar units being removed at Winnemucca, Nevada.

The small weather radar before starting removal

Another weather radar before starting removal

After the dome has been removed, the antenna is visible.

Antenna parts coming down

The motor and gearbox has been rolled to where the crane can lift it off the structure.

The motor and gearbox lifted off by the crane

Danny Kalama hanging from the crane

Unknown sergeant

Wires and cables to be removed

The next group of photos are of radar units being removed at Mount Baker, Oregon 1968.

The road leading to the antenna units

The view toward Baker City