Stationed at the North Bend Air Force Station

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Doug

Winchester, KY

#1 May 24, 2007
I was in the Air Force stationed at the (then) Air Force Station in 1962-1963. It is presently a prison I understand. I'm wondering if anyone from that era remembers the NCO club up there? www.rvwithus.com
Walt Loevenstein

Walla Walla, WA

#2 Jul 8, 2008
I was stationed there from 1967-1968. It was my second assignment after being stationed in San Pedro for a year. And yes, I do remember the NCO club very well. I turned 21 during the time I was there and spent more than a few nights in that club.
I too, had heard that it had been converted to a correctional facility for first time offenders. I was told it was one of those "boot camp" types where they tried to reform teenagers before they got into more serious trouble and got sent to a state penitentiary. If you happen to see this post and wish to respond please feel free to send me an email at: ryepatch@charter.net

Sincerely, Walt
Dave

Eugene, OR

#3 Jul 9, 2008
My dad was stationed there twice. The first time around 1959-1962 and then again just before he retired in 1975/76.

He was an electronic counter, counter technician...(watched for airplanes on the radar under the bubble among other things.

My parents still live in the area.

Danial
Joe

United States

#4 Jul 18, 2009
Iwas stationed there from Nov 75 til Nov 77 and worked in the same building as Danials dad. I was a height radar operater. Loved that place!!

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#5 Jul 18, 2009
Joe wrote:
Iwas stationed there from Nov 75 til Nov 77 and worked in the same building as Danials dad. I was a height radar operater. Loved that place!!
I grew up mostly in Coos Bay, through my college years.. I loved it there as well. I'd be living there now if there were any sort of employment in the area beside the indian casinos.
John L

Providence, RI

#6 Sep 5, 2009
I was stationed there from April 1956 to February 1960. Met and married my wife there in 1959. Had many many good times at the NCO Club and Fran's Tavern in Coos Bay. Roy Scheider, the recently deceased actor was stationed there at that time.

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#7 Sep 5, 2009
John L wrote:
I was stationed there from April 1956 to February 1960. Met and married my wife there in 1959. Had many many good times at the NCO Club and Fran's Tavern in Coos Bay. Roy Scheider, the recently deceased actor was stationed there at that time.
Fran's Tavern was there clear up into at least the late 70s, early 80s as I recall.

You were stationed there at the same time as my dad. He was a radar jockey. My parents still live in the area.
John L

Providence, RI

#8 Sep 6, 2009
Dr_Dirty wrote:
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Fran's Tavern was there clear up into at least the late 70s, early 80s as I recall.
You were stationed there at the same time as my dad. He was a radar jockey. My parents still live in the area.
There were only about 120 men there at the time and as I worked in Personnel I knew most of their names. What is your Dad's name? When was he there? We moved back to Coos Bay in 1999. Left last year and now reside in Arizona.

John Logan

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#9 Sep 6, 2009
John L wrote:
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There were only about 120 men there at the time and as I worked in Personnel I knew most of their names. What is your Dad's name? When was he there? We moved back to Coos Bay in 1999. Left last year and now reside in Arizona.
John Logan
This is going to sound nuts but I have an idiot following me from time to time on Topix who makes my life miserable so I am reluctant to give a last name.

However, his first and middle names are "Glenn Joseph" if that helps. Stands about 5' 8" and was into reading a lot of science fiction books and photography.

I think he was stationed there from 1958 or 59 through early 61 after which he received orders for Canada.

He was stationed there again for his last duty station before retirement in 1975 or 76.

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#10 Sep 6, 2009
John L wrote:
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There were only about 120 men there at the time and as I worked in Personnel I knew most of their names. What is your Dad's name? When was he there? We moved back to Coos Bay in 1999. Left last year and now reside in Arizona.
John Logan
He was also stationed at the Mt. Hebo radar installation a couple different times. We you ever there?
John L

Providence, RI

#11 Sep 6, 2009
Dr_Dirty wrote:
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He was also stationed at the Mt. Hebo radar installation a couple different times. We you ever there?
No. North Bend was my first and last duty assignment in Air Defense Command. I retired in 1975 also. I certainly understand your reluctance to give out his last name. The frrst and middle names don't sound familiar to me.

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#12 Sep 7, 2009
John L wrote:
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No. North Bend was my first and last duty assignment in Air Defense Command. I retired in 1975 also. I certainly understand your reluctance to give out his last name. The frrst and middle names don't sound familiar to me.
With the exception of a couple of tours in Alaska, my dad was stationed up and down the west coast. We lived at Edwards for 4 years from 69-70 but he actually worked at the radar site out in Boron. Also stationed at Klamath, CA and Moses Lake (Larson AFB), Washington.
John L

Lowell, MA

#13 Sep 7, 2009
I spent a year at Shemya AFB, Alaska in 1969 and then 6 years at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska where I retired in December 1975. Both assignments were with Security Service.
jeff

Terrebonne, OR

#14 Nov 6, 2009
Dave wrote:
My dad was stationed there twice. The first time around 1959-1962 and then again just before he retired in 1975/76.
He was an electronic counter, counter technician...(watched for airplanes on the radar under the bubble among other things.
My parents still live in the area.
Danial
My dad was stationed there from 1959-1962
jeff

Terrebonne, OR

#15 Nov 6, 2009
my dad was station at the base in 59-62.they just tore down the housing area about two years ago. i was fortunate to see it just a couple of months before they razed it.
jeff

Terrebonne, OR

#16 Nov 8, 2009
jeff wrote:
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My dad was stationed there from 1959-1962
Did you know Sharkie and ronnie yencheck?
Garrett

West Linn, OR

#17 Jan 1, 2010
My father SSgt Ronald Chew, met my mother Sharon Martin (base commanders secretary) there in the late 60's. My grandfather MSgt Harold Martin was my fathers supervisor and my grandmother Faye Martin ran the chow hall.

Anyone remember them?
MajorOz

Gower, MO

#18 Feb 18, 2010
I used to medically consult there from '74 to '81. Site medic was SSgt Billy Hunter, who took us fishing, crabbing, or some such on each -- twice a year -- visit.
Joe

Los Angeles, CA

#19 Apr 3, 2010
I worked in Operations from Nov 1975 to Nov 1977
Guys and Gals I knew were:Airman Von Rogers, Airman Alma Cruse, Msgt George Dalga, Tsgt Phil Kolody, Ssgt Harry Nicols(my supervisor) other guys from other departments i knew were Kevin Hoar-Power Plant, Ken Kelly GATR Site, Dan Hyde-Radar Repair Tech.

Really enjoyed my time there, had a 2nd story barracks room to myself, with a ocean view.....
It ended too soon and off I went to Alaska in Nov 1977.
Joe
Jim Ault

Mesa, AZ

#20 Apr 24, 2010
I was stationed at North Bend AFS in 1965 until 1967. Got married to a girl from Coos Bay (divorced). I have been looking for Richard A. Murnane who was stationed there at the same time.
jim.ault@cox.net

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