Assigned 2868th GEEIA Sq. July 1965 thru Sept. 6, 1968

Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
Blazejewski, Don
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Assigned 2868th GEEIA Sq. July 1965 thru Sept. 6, 1968

Postby Blazejewski, Don » June 5th, 2011, 7:36 pm

Chuck, I do remember you! Don't remember the mukluks though!! I still have an old room picture of you with one of your favorite guns!!

Williams, Frank
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Assigned 2868th GEEIA Sq. July 1965 thru Sept. 6, 1968

Postby Williams, Frank » March 15th, 2013, 5:20 pm

Hi guys! I sent a post to the Chatter area (that has more details). I was in GEEIA from July 1967 - July 1970. My name is Frank Williams.

I would really enjoy hearing from some of you.

Thank you in advance,
Frank

Hayes, Bill
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Re: Assigned 2868th GEEIA Sq. July 1965 thru Sept. 6, 1968

Postby Hayes, Bill » August 9th, 2018, 12:07 pm

I joined the 2868 GEEIA team in July of 1967 and was discharged from Elmendorf in March of 1969 along with 2 other radar techs, John Reed and Bert Bremner from southeast AK. We all went to work for RCA out on the old White Alice system after our discharge. We worked in the Quonset hut out by the MAC terminal in the radar shop. Did a TDY to Korea in late 1967, working for one of the best bosses that I have ever work for, Tom Cotter. Anyone knowing what ever happened to Tom, I would appreciate knowing. My old room mate was George Dotin from Akron, OH. We did another TDY, Bert and I, to Neah Bay, WA and Fallon, NV in 1968 complementing a civilian GEEIA team out of Fairchild AFB in Spokane, WA.

Overall, it was great duty. Got to see most of Alaska, one AC&W site at a time. It's kind of funny that we made the round of the AC&W site working on the radar system while with the 2868th, than after discharge we went right back out to the sites as civilians maintaining the troposcater radio that they used for communications.

I tried to get away from Alaska a couple of time from 1969 on but always kept going back up. Finally retired or just quit and left in 2001, after working for most on the com companies up there. RCA, ACS, MTA Alascom, ATU, and finally GCI. Saw some beautiful country, and had some great times...Bill


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