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AFS Baker

Last modified: 17 May 2015
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Country: United States    Region: Oregon

Latitude: 44° 35' 11" N     Longitude: -118° 12' 46" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed

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4435′11″N 11747′14W Former AFS Baker was one of the http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a4/Airdefensecommand-logo.jpg radar sites.
Baker became ops in 1959 when 821st Aircraft Control & Warning Sqn moved to Baker AFS. The squadron began operating an AN/FPS-35 search radar and an AN/FPS-6 height-finder radar and initially functioned as a Ground-Control Intercept station. Its role was to guide interceptor aircraft toward unidentified intruders. Baker AFS had the only AN/FPS-35 enclosed by a radome, constructed in 1963. In 1960 Baker joined the Semi Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) system, feeding data to Stead AFB, Nevada After joining, the sqn was redesignated 821st Radar Squadron (SAGE) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/03/821st_Radar_Squadron_-_Emblem.png In 1964 an AN/FPS-6A height-finder was added and in 1966 the AN/FPS-6 was retired. Ops ceased in 1969 as a result of budget restrictions and the general phase down of air defense radars.

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