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AFS Burns

Last modified: 20 May 2015
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Country: United States    Region: Oregon

Latitude: 43° 33' 45" N     Longitude: -120° 50' 56" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed

   
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4333′45″N 11909′05″W Former Burns air station. Under http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a4/Airdefensecommand-logo.jpg from 1955-1975
Burns activated in 1955 after 634th Aircraft Control & Warning Sqn moved to Burns by the 9th Air Division. The squadron began operating an AN/MPS-7 search-radar and initially functioned as a Ground-Control Intercept (GCI) and warning station. In 1959 this radar had been joined by a pair of AN/FPS-6 height-finders. An AN/FPS-7B radar replaced the AN/MPS-7 radar in 1960.
In 1961 Burns air station joined the Semi Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) system, was reassigned 634th Radar Sqn http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/77/634th_Radar_Squadron_-_Emblem.png/250px-634th_Radar_Squadron_-_Emblem.png and feeding data to DC-16 at Stead AFB, Nevada.
634th Radar Squadron deactivated at Burns AFS in 1970 as a result of budget restrictions and general phase down of air defense radar stations.

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