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 Record Number: 4020 Posted: February 29, 2012, 2:37 pm 
Name: Charles Welsh
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: Orwigsburg, Pa
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
07/64 - 08/66
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
6989 Security Sq., Trick 3
Your AFSC in Misawa?
292x2
Comments:
I enjoyed my stay in Japan, many great memories. Spent too much time in AP Alley. Was on Trick 3, we had a band on our Trick, they played at the Static Club quite abit. They called themselves the "Yellow Jackets". They were very good.

 Record Number: 4019 Posted: February 27, 2012, 6:37 pm 
Name: Bob Ramsey
Found: Helen sent me
Location: London, Rngland
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
04/80-04/93
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Baker Flt (80-82)--Block 8, Marburg Block 5; Able Flt--Marburg Block 5
Your AFSC in Misawa?
207X2
Comments:
Coached Baker Flt A team softball 1981
Coached Able Flt B team softball 1982
Coached the Hill women/s flag football team 1982

 Record Number: 4018 Posted: February 25, 2012, 4:49 pm 
Name: Darrell Pace
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Navarre, Florida
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
07/62-05/64
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Trick 2
Your AFSC in Misawa?
29252
Comments:
Great tour, enjoyed it all.

 Record Number: 4017 Posted: February 25, 2012, 4:20 pm 
Name: Raymond Schumacher
Found: A friend sent me
Location: Toluca, Illinois 61369
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
04/67-04/69
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Trick 4
Your AFSC in Misawa?
29251
Comments:
I remember the big quake while serving in Misawa. Learned to snow ski over there. Also played some ping pong. Even drank a little beer. Enjoyed the two years, but have not been back.

 Record Number: 4016 Posted: February 23, 2012, 1:56 pm 
Name: Dan Miskelly
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: Sapporo, JAPAN
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1966 to 1970
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
6921st. Security Wing, Trick 4
Your AFSC in Misawa?
292X2
Comments:
When I arrived in Misawa in October 1966 Misawa was a 2 year tour, but I loved Japan and traveling the country so much that I voluntarily extended my tour. Because I loved traveling so much I eventually became the Trick 4 "Tour Coordinator". I also started and managed the "Trick 4 Snack Bar" where we sold sandwiches, candy, etc., with all profits going to Trick parties and other Trick social events.

Most memorable Dawg Flight buddies are Milt Adams, Bob Smiley, Rodney Fender, Jerry Yeager and, of course, Sgts. Britt and Harrison.

 Record Number: 4015 Posted: February 23, 2012, 6:23 am 
Name: Richard Christopher
Found: I "BINGed" it
Location: Lehigh Acres, FL
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
6/80-8/83
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
1956 Comm sq
Your AFSC in Misawa?
304X0
Comments:
Msgt.Gary Drane of the Water Walkers, Tsgt. Greg Davis, Lt. Litchy (and her name rhymed with..) CMSGT Casteneda, Maj. Feldman, Mike Fenech, Rosie, Tim. Those folks made a great impact on my life. There were others but their names escape me now; I blame it on old age. I remember the dedication of the F86 when the microphone died during the commander's speech, erecting the antenna outside the shop...not very succesfully the first time. Ah, yes, the good old days.

 Record Number: 4014 Posted: February 21, 2012, 2:22 pm 
Name: Ken Nation
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Oblong, Illininois, United States
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
02/1968-02/1970
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
6921st SW "The Hill" Flt. "D"
Your AFSC in Misawa?
R20250
Comments:
I went to Misawa from the 6984th Sec. Sq., Shemya, Alaska. I worked with a number of helpful people. Among them were 202's, such as Sgts. Akeo, MacArthur, Jefferies/Jeffers, etc. Many 203's,such as Swan, Pellitier, Conley, and Sgt. James were helpful, too. There were a number of knowledgeable 292's in areas 1 and 10 as well. Hopefully, "D" Flight pulled its weight in the intelligence community.

Originally, I am from just south of Terre Haute, IN. and an ISU grad. I just retired from 40 yrs. of school teaching, Gr. 6-12 in souther IL. near the IN border.

I had not planned to return to Japan, but my family and I returned in Dec., 2011 in order to visit our son in Shiojiri, near Matsumoto-Nagano, just W and NW of Tokyo. He teaches Eng. in the JET program therein.

If anyone cares to talk about "old times," my family and I still live in the Wabash Valley of southern Illiana. cell: 618-554-7795 or the e-mail herein.

 Record Number: 4013 Posted: February 18, 2012, 2:41 am 
Name: Rudy Gath
Found: Searchd AFSS & Wakkannai
Location: Mountain View, CA 94043
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
Detachment out of Misawa - 09/67-12/68
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Det-1 AFCS 1953-1
Your AFSC in Misawa?
AF 30650
Comments:
Misawa was "Home Base" & I only once got lucky enough to do TDY there -- That's wheare I bought "Garrard Lab 80" turn-table (record player) -- It still plays today! I was one of those CRYPTO Guys there at AFSS Wakkannai -- not exactually paradice with 238 average inches of snow fall per-year But in the end; good training for a later assignment at TULE AFB Greenland -- No Snow There - Just Ice Crysiticles & Cold. But there I did earn a Track-Masters Liciense. I was then AFSC, AFSCF & maybe 1/2 dozzen others. Anyway I was still a SPY - Only a spy-in-the-sky. Ha! That's great! Something I tell my Childen one day -- But its CLASSIFIED! Oh well!, I'm in my late 60s & have nothing to say. I can say, CRITI-COM - Oh! the North Korians just borded the "Peoblo." & theose Navy Idiots hadn't practiced "Emergancy Destructio Procdures," & KW26s were commendered!

 Record Number: 4012 Posted: February 17, 2012, 3:08 am 
Name: Randy Vincelette
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Spånga, Sweden
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
Nov66/Dec68
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
1953 Comm Squardron
Your AFSC in Misawa?
30750
Comments:
I had a great time in Misawa. I was upset that I could not finish my 4 years there (Nixon let those of us whose enlistment was up in 1969 out early).

 Record Number: 4011 Posted: February 16, 2012, 10:53 am 
Name: Larry Baker
Found: Helen sent me
Location: 1001 Hornby Road, Beaver Dams, NY 14812
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
04/1970 - 01/1972
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Trick II - Deuce
Your AFSC in Misawa?
Morse Operator
Comments:
Had some great times on roll calls in AP Alley. Would frequent the Mother Bar with Mike Philip, Jack Carrol. Remember the Deuce winning the 1971 Football Championship.....great times.

 Record Number: 4010 Posted: February 16, 2012, 8:55 am 
Name: Louis Tiberii
Found: Just surfed on in
Location: hull, massachusetts
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1962-1965
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
21stOMS
Your AFSC in Misawa?
43151c
Comments:
I worked as an a/c mech.on F-100's. Traveled a lot and learned to ride a motorcycle. Drank a lot of GODO. Tdy to Korea many times Osan and Kunsan.

 Record Number: 4009 Posted: February 14, 2012, 4:28 pm 
Name: Jim Utesch
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: LeMars Iowa
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
07/68-03/70
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
6921st cant remember flight
Your AFSC in Misawa?
292x1 ditty bopper
Comments:
I've been paging through the guestbook look for people I knew and hoping that they would check back. Found Dave Debusman, whom I visited in Kansas when he was in college after we were discharged. Found some other names I remembered - Buzz, Lurch, Jeff, Herk and Del Muth from North Dakota. Looking for Larry Thompson who was from Dayton Ohio, and Dave who was from Wisconsin. Hard to beleive it has been 42 years since I left Japan. Remember flight trips to the Cherry Blossum Festival, the trip up to Saporo. I have great photos I've looked at lately and sadly cant remember many of the names of the guys I spent so much time with. I remember AP alley and the many hours spent there. I owned a Subaru Zanbar, a mini-mini van with Larry Thompson and we would bring many guys back to the base from AP alley. I also had a Honda 250. My room mate when I got there from Karamursel Turkey was a guy named Dana. I then got a single room upstairs across from the bathroom - remember having to keep my door locked at night to keep the drunks from peeing in my room by mistake. Weird the things one remembers and can't remember names. I remember Buzz who kept having to have wedges added to the back of his pants. I remember a Native American guy from OK who was a good friend but I have no idea of his name. If anyone remember me I would appreicate a mention.

 Record Number: 4008 Posted: February 14, 2012, 6:01 am 
Name: Marshall Koonin
Found: after all, I am a spy
Location: St.Augustine, Florida
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
9/54 - 3/56
Comments:
spent most of my time in Wakkani. 54-56 was not a well developed site. A large tower field and two small connected buildings. The winters lasted until the short spring and summer. Nice town with nice people. Misawa (the town) was more truly a town supporting a military base, where Wakkanai was independent of the base and had its own economy.

 Record Number: 4007 Posted: February 13, 2012, 1:18 pm 
Name: Tom Burke
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
05/66-05/68
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
1953 Comm Sq
Your AFSC in Misawa?
30650
Comments:
Started as a jeep, left as a rookie. Great time, many friends and experiences.

 Record Number: 4006 Posted: February 10, 2012, 11:29 pm 
Name: Willie Smith
Found: Linked from another site
Location: Federal Way, WA
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
Oct 76 - Apr 81; Jun 80 - Dec 81; many TDYs afterwards.
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
DOMP (Block 5) 76-78; DOFB (Block 5) 80-81; Project Manager TDYs 86-88;
Your AFSC in Misawa?
X2
Comments:
Lucky, outside POL gate was the landlord. A few great parties held at the abode. Great times at Y77, Koshiros to name a few. Gold Club in Aomori was really nice. Being in entertainment allowed us to travel, and getting to represent "The Hill" and Misawa at PACAF Talent Contest 1978 (for Tops in Blue), Clark AB, Philippines and on to Worldwide. Met some great ops (Don Martell, George Cartagena, Tom Brack), analysts, supes, flight commanders too. As the band Chic would sing, "Good Times. These (or those) were some good times."

 Record Number: 4005 Posted: February 8, 2012, 7:30 am 
Name: Edmund Russell
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: Jacksonville, Florida 32212
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
Dec 1965 - July 1966
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
463 FMS
Your AFSC in Misawa?
42153
Comments:
Looking for any AGE men.

 Record Number: 4004 Posted: February 6, 2012, 4:18 pm 
Name: Paul "Bmo" Neale
Found: A friend sent me
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
09/79 - 08/82
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Charlie Flt
Your AFSC in Misawa?
X2
Comments:
Met some good people in my 24yrs in the Air Force, but the folks I met at Misawa (my first duty station)will be with me forever. I had a ball living on the hill in dorm (club)13...and partying with Big Sudds, Casy Stukes, Kenny 'WooMan' James, Tip Carter, Mackey, T-Berry, Charlene, Biz, Lori, Mike McDermott, Cecil Hahn, Big Rex, Marvin 'The Static Copier' Dillard, Doris Keeton and a slew of good people. I hope we can get more folks to the site.

 Record Number: 4003 Posted: February 6, 2012, 12:34 pm 
Name: Tom Caterina
Found: Helen sent me
Location: West Yarmouth, Mass. & Port Charlotte, Fla. USA
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1961-1963
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Trick 3
Your AFSC in Misawa?
29231
Comments:
To this day, they were the best two years of my life. It was a great tour of duty, as far as i'm concerned. Met some great people,like, Oly Harrison, Ray Dumont, Al Kovalick, tomadachi's forever. From Misawa i rcvd orders for Westover, AFB, Mass. from 1963 to 1966 as an Admin Clerk (70251), on a SAC Base. It wasn't bad duty, but i missed Misawa. I was able to get orders to Hakata from 1966 to 1969, I was back in heaven. Discharged in 1969 due to the promotion policy, etc. Joined the Air National Guard for 4 1/2 years until 1974. From there i switched over to the Navy Reserve with the Naval Security Group. I retired as a Chief Petty Officer in 1991. That was good duty also. I would do my two weeks in Rota, Spain.

 Record Number: 4002 Posted: February 3, 2012, 6:27 pm 
Name: Darrell Dortch
Found: Helen sent me
Location: oklahoma
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
3/64 3/66
Your AFSC in Misawa?
4716
Comments:
Been almost 50 years. Didn't recognize any of the names that were there when I was. Doubt if any of them recognize my name. I wasn't at the fire but I was on the base. There were several guys who deserved honors and recognition for their activities in fighting the fire.

 Record Number: 4001 Posted: February 3, 2012, 5:18 am 
Name: Thomas Baydala
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: malverne ny
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
07/76-1/78
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
6920 security sqd
Your AFSC in Misawa?
645
Comments:
looking for the chicken nugget recipe as well as a buddy whom I havn't been able to find for over 30 yrs his name is Glen Higginbotham.
any help on both of these would be greatly appreciated.
Warmest Regards
Thomas Baydala
President
Bay Engineering

Guestbook Administrator's Comment:
Direct from the creative minds of our USAFSS Misawa vets, here it is:
THE ABSOLUTE BEST & PERFECT ODA'S FRIED CHICKEN

Description: Mouth watering bestest chicken ever!

Directions:
Thanks to a couple weeks of collaboration with a bunch of good ol’ friends, I have finally perfected Oda’s Boneless fried Chicken Recipe.

Oda promised me the formula the day I was to leave Misawa, but I got tangled up in other affairs and missed the telling of the fabled concoction.

One thing I did remember is that he once showed me a “tub’ of chicken cubes be was marinating and winked at me while saying “this is special!”

I have since learned that the marinade is one of the necessary steps that cannot be compromised!

Here we gooooooooooooooooooo…


Ingredients: Beer

1 lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
Cube Chicken Thighs into 1” pieces
Marinade overnight in a 60/40 mix of Buttermilk / Soy Sauce

You can store the extra buttermilk by pouring it into ice cube trays and freezing it. Remove the cubes after frozen and store cubes in zip lock bag for up to 3 months.

After waiting overnight, drink one beer because by now you will be very hungry and anticipating the chicken. This will curb your appetite.

In a bowl, mix:
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil

When blended, add 1 cup cornstarch (yup! no flour, cornstarch!)

You will now be opening up a 2nd beer when the batter becomes rock hard… Drink the beer to appease the chicken gods…

Add the marinated chicken cubes to the batter.

The marinade on the chicken will thin out the batter. If the batter is still too thick, add some of the marinade, but do so slowly as you do not want to make the batter runny! Do not add water, use marinade if necessary!

Drop thickly coated chicken cubes into 375 degree oil in deep fryer

Wait until golden brown, open another beer, and wait another 2 minutes until the roof of your mouth regains feeling.

*LET THE CHICKEN COOL A BIT BEFORE DEVOURING!*

Dip chicken into soy sauce with mustard chaser.

YUM YUM!!

Number Of Servings:*BURP* I dunno *Depends on beer consumption prior to cooking*

Preparation Time:One day and 10 minutes

NOTE: Many thanks to Bruce A. for his diligent research and experimentation to recreate Oda's Boneless Fried Chicken. (I was kind of partial to Kashiro's myself...)


 Record Number: 4000 Posted: February 3, 2012, 4:21 am 
Name: Randy Brockmeyer
Found: Helen sent me
Location: West Dundee, Illinois
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
11/76 - 12/77
Your AFSC in Misawa?
Army - 05H
Comments:
US Army Detachment

 Record Number: 3999 Posted: February 1, 2012, 2:29 pm 
Name: Bob Hanshaw
Found: A friend sent me
Location: Chandler, AZ
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
June 1969- May 1972
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
USNSGDet-USNSGA (Naval Security Group @ 6921st Sec Sqdrn)
Your AFSC in Misawa?
CTM1 (E-6) Electronic Maintenance Shop Supervisor
Comments:
Also HAM operator KA8HW. I lived in the "Trailers" near the base Chapel - E-795C. I also volunteered at the USAF "MARS" station, in addition to running Navy MARS operations. Worked in COMM Center, HFDF and Signal Acquisition programs. My oldest son, Robbie, was born November 3rd, 1969 at the base medical facility.

 Record Number: 3998 Posted: January 30, 2012, 1:04 pm 
Name: Rolland ( Doc) Belcher
Found: A friend sent me
Location: Omaha, NE. 68164
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
09/1966-09/1969
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Watch Chief, "C" Section. Navy Security Group
Your AFSC in Misawa?
CTRC (E-7)
Comments:
The Navy really had it made.. Nothing like working for the Navy and living with the Air Foece.

 Record Number: 3997 Posted: January 30, 2012, 4:16 am 
Name: Tammy Holland Slice
Found: Looked up Misawa
Location: Simpsonville, South Carolina
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
10/76-4/78
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
DAWG Flight
Your AFSC in Misawa?
207X2
Comments:
I married while in Misawa and 34 years later I am still happily married to Jim Slice.

 Record Number: 3996 Posted: January 29, 2012, 8:16 am 
Name: james c. dickens
Found: Helen sent me
Location: huntsville,ala
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
2 tours. 73 to 75 and76 to 78
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
able flight and f flight
Your AFSC in Misawa?
20731 maybe 20731 not sure
Comments:
found postcard from helen in my desk from aug 2010, just got mixed up never got to respond.

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