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 Record Number: 6086 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: 6085 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: 6084 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: 6083 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: 6082 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: 6081 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: 6080 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: 6079 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: 6078 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: 6077 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: 6076 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: 6075 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: 6074 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: 6073 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.

 Record Number: 6072 Posted: January 29, 2012, 3:14 am 
Name: Ray Brackin
Found: A friend sent me
Location: Cocoa Beach Florida
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
10/1965-10/1967
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
1955 CS
Your AFSC in Misawa?
30650
Comments:
It has been great communicating with friends and sharing memories and pictures from my first assignment in the Air Force at Misawa AB Japan some 40 years ago.

 Record Number: 6071 Posted: January 26, 2012, 2:43 pm 
Name: CHRIS DOYLE
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: Ewa Beach HI
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
06/84-06/88
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
6112 ABW/432 CSG CBPO
Your AFSC in Misawa?
73250
Comments:
Was in Misawa before the 16's arrived and after. Lived in dorm 673 and used to travel up and down the length of the island from Misawa to Tokyo. Good friends with peeps in all branches of the service there. Best tour of my career. Still get cravings for the cheese gyoza and boneless chicken from Companions and remember when the main street was referred to as the "Yellow Brick Road".

 Record Number: 6070 Posted: January 26, 2012, 5:49 am 
Name: Jim Cottrill
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Louisville, Ky.
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
10/63 - 12/65
Your AFSC in Misawa?
292
Comments:
I really enjoyed the time I spent in Japan and my time in Misawa. I made some great friends and we did a lot of traveling around the country. I'd love to revisit some of the wonderful places I saw.

 Record Number: 6069 Posted: January 25, 2012, 4:05 pm 
Name: Robert Harris
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
11/67-11/69 12/73-12/76
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Maintenance and Comm Center
Your AFSC in Misawa?
3016
Comments:
I enjoyed two tours in Misawa and was there for the great earthquake of 1968. Thanks for making this web site.

 Record Number: 6068 Posted: January 24, 2012, 6:23 pm 
Name: Jack Riley
Found: Just surfed on in
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
64-66
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
A&E
Your AFSC in Misawa?
30150
Comments:
Couldn't resist sneaking in. I was at the fire. Also kicked some of you boy's butts out of the Chicago bar in AP alley. Single-handidly put two or three of you in the hospital. I went in to get sewed up the next morning. I ate glass and spit fire and was refered to as a blonde giant by the boys who knew not to mess with me. Them were the good old days. I survived without getting PTSD but i cant speak for the casulties in AP alley. Good Luck and Good Life to all.

 Record Number: 6067 Posted: January 24, 2012, 6:34 am 
Name: Lawyer (Tony) Quinn
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Stockbridge, GA, USA
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
09/77-07/81
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
6920ESG Dayze/Baker Flt
Your AFSC in Misawa?
202X0
Comments:
Enlisted in AF 09/58; went to "Goodbuddy" for 202X0 training then served several tours at Onna Point, ShuLinkou (2 tours), Ft Meade, Bangkok, Osan, and Udorn before being "farmed out" to SAC, ATC, and PACAF (all intelligence as 204X0). Misawa was my first tour back into the 202X0 field where I re-met old friends (John Piper, Bill Budge, Bill Murray, Dean Welch to name a few). My three years with the Baker Bears was one of my greatest experiences in USAFSS/ESC. When I left Misawa, I returned to Ft Meade then to Homestead, FL (6947 ESS) where I retired on 1 Oct 1986.

 Record Number: 6066 Posted: January 21, 2012, 4:35 pm 
Name: Tommy Munoz
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: Bryan, Texas
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
9/68 - 5/71
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
6989 Spt Gp, 6921 Scty Wg. (Day Lady & Trick 3)
Your AFSC in Misawa?
702
Comments:
Made many friends that I still keep in touch with.

 Record Number: 6065 Posted: January 21, 2012, 7:21 am 
Name: Ed Wagaman
Found: Linked from another site
Location: Palestine (Wirt Co) WV
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
May 68 - 71 Feb 76 - Nov? - 78
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Able, Dayze, Baker
Your AFSC in Misawa?
202
Comments:
Good morning Clothier, WV USA Is on the top right of home page. Is this where the person that does this site live? or my location based on last IP hop?
Anyway, see most info on My Family site. Still have great memories of Tohoku. On second tour led "car and van" on trips to places like the Snow Monkeys and over to Oga peninsula to give others opportunity to see some of the area they wouldn't have gone on their own. Really enjoyed it and the travelers did to. Remember one trip up to Aomori area that we had like 17 vehicles and going through one town we all went through an intersection no matter if red or green, just kept on "truckin". Stopped at a restaurant I had earlier made arrangements to stop. They turned off the sign outside as if closed and we had the entire place to ourselves. I also had my glasses fall off into a benjo on that trip.... lol
Only few bad memories, due to work situation stress, got PTSD from the incident and would be more than happy to help any of the rest of you if you think you may have some similar stressor problems. VA is great, but difficult to get into because still can't talk about some missions (can read about them, but we can't talk due to "true" source) Trust me, I have it in writing from the Puzzle Palace, but that letter also helped me get a hearing from VA.
Great Lunar New Year to all
Wags

Guestbook Administrator's Comment:
DutchNote - Hi, Wags ... good to see you around this part of the Internet again. The reference to Clothier was derived on your current IP address (184.14.39.99). At times, it's spot on - other times, not so accurate. I'm guessing Frontiernet pipes you thru Clothier.


 Record Number: 6064 Posted: January 13, 2012, 12:38 pm 
Name: Reagan Cartwright
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: Dallas, TX
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
09/72-05/74
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Baker Flight (Trick 2)
Your AFSC in Misawa?
203X1
Comments:
I was Baker Baker Baker in the 203 section of Trick 2, 1972-1974. TSGT Jerry Argetsinger lead the team. I remember two New England type winters, going up and down the Hill in a Toyapet, with a bag of sand as ballast...running the Mach....Getting and Giving 15 minute "hits" at shift changes....The JAFD patrol planes, with a red sun painted on the fuselages....Eating boneless fried in the Alley....and the Hachinohe Honey....My 4 year enlistment ended on May 17, 1975...I spent my last year at Ft Meade, and made SSGT around December 1974....

 Record Number: 6063 Posted: January 10, 2012, 7:56 pm 
Name: Terrence Owen
Found: Postcard from Helen
Location: Salt Lake City, UT and Martha's Vineyard, MA
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
11/57-11/58
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Detachment 6986th at Wakkanai
Your AFSC in Misawa?
292XX
Comments:
Arrived Misawa November 1957, transferred to Wakkanai in Dec 57. Served with 6986th until Nov 58.

 Record Number: 6062 Posted: January 9, 2012, 10:37 am 
Name: Robert (Bob) Storey
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: Centennial, CO
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
May 63 - Feb 65
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
6989 RSM/SS - Trick 1
Your AFSC in Misawa?
29252
Comments:
Misawa and the 29252 AFSC were the favorite of my 28+ years AF career. Misawa was my only USAFSS tour. I was retrained upon leaving Misawa and the AF never let me go back, although they did pay me a X3 reenlistment bonus twice because of that tour/AFSC. I remember the 1964 Olympics and the AFN Radio/Japanese TV simulcast. I also remember an X1 who spent a lot time in our X2 section helping us, SSgt Mack; nickname Mack Truck. He was quite an athlete as well as a great ditty chaser. Many times he kept us ahead of the game. I would like to hear from any of the X2s who were on Trick 1 during my tour.

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