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To provide a forum for the exchange of information concerning Mobile Military Radar Units, Radar Equipment and other items of interest concerning Mobile Military Radar.

Devoted to "Radar on Rubber Tires"
A salute to all who serve or have served.

Msgt Harvey Hartman, of the TXAng, wrote the phrase "Radars on Rubber Tires" to me, and I believe it fits the meaning of this web site to a "T". During my career in the AF I served at "Fixed" AC&W sites and enjoyed my time at those sites immensely. But it was during my time at the 671st, where I first saw a mobile radar and thought how much fun it would be to be in a unit like that. Always moving, seeing different places etc. etc. Well, when I joined the Oregon Air National Guard a few years later I got that opportunity. The 116th TCS (CRC) had just been created when I joined in 72'. I saw many changes over the years, from the MPS-11A and TPS-40 days, to the TPS-43E. From a unit being created, with virtually no experience in TAC operations to what it has become today, one of the best in the business. So hats off to all those men and women who not only have to know how to maintain and operate very complex equipment, but be able to pack, transport, live in the field, dine on MRE's and all that other fun stuff.

Gene Hellickson

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)


MPS-11A during a deployment to the Boise, Idaho area, 1973.