Added June 12, 2007
- Barracks "EM 231",  |
according to your plot map. This was the EM
barracks between the Gymnasium and the Mess Hall in 1958. You can see the roof
of the gym behind the barracks. (You can also see the Top 3/5 club at the
right of the photo-Rick)
- The Post Chapel, possibly 1959
not 58. It was taken the same day Haile Salassie came to the base.
- The swimming pool was not enclosed
when it was built around 58-59. Here is how it looked. It had not been finished
very long. Shot from 3rd floor of STRATCOM barracks.
- Tennis courts, 1959. You can
see the practice wall on this side of courts. (We thought it was for
handball-Rick) Military formation was on the way to a field parade in back
of the STRATCOM barracks. You can see the corner of the pool area at the right
- The Navy standing around with
no where to go. They must of lost their boat. Ha Ha... This shows the other end
of the pool. Many laps swum there.
- Kagnew Station Main Gate,
- Transmitter composite. I
finally finished a project I wanted to do 45 years ago. I took 4 photos from
the top of the microwave antenna tower and merged them all into this photo.
This antenna was 250 foot tall, (at least it seemed that tall). It may have
been 150 ft, I can't remember. I had to climb to the top once a week to check
things out. The smaller roof to the lower right on the pad was a covered
emergency generator that could keep the microwave equipment up and running when
the generator plant went down.
- This was Pete, the head houseboy in
the STRATCOM barracks while I was there from 58-60. Was he still there when you
were there? (Yes Bob, Pete was my houseboy in 69-70, although a few years
older-Rick) Building in background is again #231 on your post map.
- Family Housing S
202-204. These three houses are #S202 and S204, as per your Post Map and to
the rear across the street is S203. Photo taken from top floor of STRATCOM