1967 view of the family housing area for Mt Hebo Air Force Station, Oregon. There were 27 homes built right in the Siusala National Forest. This housing area was about 2.5 miles from the radar site atop Mt Hebo and about 6 miles from the base of the mountain in Hebo, Oregon. Upwards of 150 lived in this isolated location. The Air Force used 4-wheel drive buses to transport children to school. This housing area was removed when the radar site was closed. It is now used to pasture horses.
Correction. It is the Siuslaw National Forest.
That's an awesome picture. My family was stationed there from 1979-1981 I think. I was 9 years old when Mt. St. Helens erupted. I thought the Russians nuked us. So many memories of riding bikes around that circle and playing in those woods.
Thanks for the blast to the past.
I was stationed at Mt. Hebo from 1966 to 1970. I also drove the contract bus on my off shifts from Tillamook to the top of the mountain. It was approximately a 3 hour turn around. I was in radar ops until cross training to electronic counter measures specialist career field. The mountain to was very interesting. We fought the snow in the winter, the wind year round and were fearful of fires in the summer months. Everybody loved the chow hall because of the great food. The NCO Club was open to all personnel. I played on the squadron baseball and basketball teams. It was a little rough to make the games with all the shift work. I would not rade anything for my time on the mountain. It was both entertraining and very educational.
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Photo taken in Tillamook County, OR, USA
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