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Griffiss AFB, New York
Stebleton, Mike
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Postby Stebleton, Mike » November 7th, 2007, 4:07 pm

Mike Stebleton here. I served at 2861st in Olmstead PA from 1964 until the move to New York in 1966. I was mostly radio but also installed the first closed circuit TV at a radar site for USAF at a site in Saglek Labrador. Anyone on this thread from my time?
Also, would really like to find some sort of reproduction insignia from the unit.
Thanks, MS

Gibbs, James W.
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Postby Gibbs, James W. » February 1st, 2008, 7:42 am

I was at GRiffis in 71 to 73 it change its unit number before i got their it was the 485th when i moved their,did some TDY in PA, had to go to goose bay to fix and antenna .was outside plant. I went TDY to Japan with a walter crosby, and a lLT weinburg we went for 21 days to learn to alumin welt what a joke that was. we ended up learning at the FMS unit at Griffis.

Deusenberry, Bob
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Postby Deusenberry, Bob » September 24th, 2008, 2:29 pm

Anyone who served at Olmsted AFB, 2861st. G.E.E.I.A. I would like to hear from you. I was there from Oct. 63 thru dec. 65. Thanks

Connolly, Paul J.
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Postby Connolly, Paul J. » December 16th, 2009, 5:15 pm

Served at Olmsted AFB, 2861st. GEEIA from 1964 at Olmsted AFB and was with the move to Griffis AFB . Rome NY. Was at Rome Till Jan. 68, And Then Sent To VIETNAM. I was a cable splicer - I used to hang around with GARY RAND , JOHN KING , RAY SANFORD. Love to hear from anyone.

Dromgoole, Tom
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Postby Dromgoole, Tom » January 9th, 2010, 9:02 am

Hi,

Tom Dromgoole here .I was stationed with the 2861st in Harrisburg, PA from 10-63 till 7-65. I thought the organization was moved to the 1st MOB in the Philippines around that time. From your website, it looks like it was moved to Griffis AFB for restructuring purposes.
I used to hang around with Bob Secules, Bill August ( Auggie),& Ed Scheuring. I was a Ground radio guy but spent trips on everything under the Sun including the Azores, Saglek, Mcguire Bomarc, Dover, Otis, Carthright, Goose Bay, Bowling to name some.

In 1965, I was sent to Korea. As stated above, I thought the organization went to the Phillippines.


PS Bob Dusenberry ! I do remember you. I think you were a cable splicer from NY or north Jersey.

Farrell, Chuck
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Postby Farrell, Chuck » January 9th, 2010, 4:57 pm

I was with the 2875th in Japan, but worked at Western Electic after I got out with Tim Wazaluski and Jim DeGroot who were with GEEIA at Olmstead. They were antenna I think. They had to be there when you were. Jim passed away but as far as I know Tim is still well.

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Postby Isbell, Jimmie » April 20th, 2011, 11:32 am

I went from the 1883rd AACS EI Sq in Newfoundland to the 1st Comm. Const. Flt. at Olmsted AFB,Pa. in 1958. There were 40 of us there. Later, it became the 2861st, with headquarters at Griffiss AFB. I left there in 1962. Subsequent tours : Athens ( Det1 2872nd ) which became the 2879th(1962-1965) Hamilton,AFB Ca.(1965-1967) ,2874th (1967-1970), 2867th (1970-1974) 483rd (1974-1975) Hill AFB (1975-1976) RETIRED. I was a 361x2,361x1,361xo, 361x4. Like to hear from old friends.

Stover, Don
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Postby Stover, Don » January 9th, 2012, 5:27 pm

Don Stover here.. I was stationed at Olmsted in the 2861st from the spring of 61 through Jan. 65. Worked all kinds of inside plant mostly up and down the east coast but also did a job in Pakistan in 64. Got out in 65 and went to work for Xerox from where I retired in 97. Currently reside in Wyoming. Don't remember much about the move to Griffiss. Must have happened after Jan. 65. Hope to find some of my old work buddies out there in cyber space, as the kids call it.

Sek, Dave
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Postby Sek, Dave » February 1st, 2017, 2:16 pm

I was at Griffiss AFB late 64 until discharge in Sept 64. Worked in an electrical drafting shop. Also was with GEEIA at Elmendorf AFB 1962-1963. Did not work in the field . Was a draftsman working on electrical schematic drawings. Would appreciate any names from that era.


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