Sentry News Blog

 

The title ALH Sentry News is taken from the Camp Adair Sentry newsletter, which ran from 1942-1944. ALH Sentry News is meant to be a “blog” in which information and content about the history of Adair is to be shared.

Latest News & Events

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Gordon Gilkey: The Monument Man at Oregon State College

Gordon Gilkey: The Monument Man at Oregon State College

During fall term 2023 Dr. Kara Ritzheimer’s History 310 (Historian’s Craft) students researched and wrote blog posts about OSU during WWII. The sources they consulted are listed at the end of each post. Students wrote on a variety of topics and we hope you appreciate...

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Home Economics at Oregon State and WWII

Home Economics at Oregon State and WWII

During fall term 2023 Dr. Kara Ritzheimer’s History 310 (Historian’s Craft) students researched and wrote blog posts about OSU during WWII. The sources they consulted are listed at the end of each post. Students wrote on a variety of topics and we hope you appreciate...

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Women’s Objectification in the Camp Adair Sentry

Women’s Objectification in the Camp Adair Sentry

blogs.oregonstate.edu/scarc/2024/02/04/womens-objectification-in-the-camp-adair-sentry/Students in Dr. Marisa Chappell’s fall 2023 History 363 “Women in U.S. History” class spent the final three weeks of Fall Quarter 2023 in OSU’s Special Collections and Archives...

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Image versus Reality: Women in the Camp Adair Sentry

Image versus Reality: Women in the Camp Adair Sentry

Authors: Anish Alam, Annabel McMillan, Gwin Scalet Original Post from OSU can be found at this link:  blogs.oregonstate.edu/scarc/2024/02/02/image-versus-reality-women-in-the-camp-adair-sentry/Students in Dr. Marisa Chappell’s fall 2023 History 363 “Women in U.S....

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History of Adair Air Force Station, 1960-1966

History of Adair Air Force Station, 1960-1966

Aerial view of Adair AFS, 1960By 1959, the SAGE Computer (AN-FSQ 7) installation and operation at the Direction Center 13 “blockhouse” was complete, with full integration and administrative control of subordinate stations occurring in 1960.  The purpose of the...

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The Blessings of Camp Adair

The Blessings of Camp Adair

By Gary Richards, Board Member, Adair Living History, December 2023 Having lived next to Camp Adair for a huge share of my life, I have become fairly involved with the history of the area. One Christmas, my wife gave me a GPS for our car. Researching information on...

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Origins of The Trailblazers Nickname and Shoulder Patch

Origins of The Trailblazers Nickname and Shoulder Patch

Camp Adair was the training facility for four United States Army infantry divisions during World War II.  Every Army division has a number, a nickname (sometimes more than one), and a shoulder patch to designate that specific division. These nicknames are based on a...

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MY CONNECTION WITH CAMP ADAIR—AND WHAT I LEARNED LATER

MY CONNECTION WITH CAMP ADAIR—AND WHAT I LEARNED LATER

I heard about Camp Adair from the time I was very small. Living in Dallas, Oregon in the 1950s and 1960s, my family would often go on the dreaded Sunday afternoon drives in the countryside. I always brought along a book, but my head came up every time I’d hear,...

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Sgt Oscar Godfrey Johnson, Jr.

Sgt Oscar Godfrey Johnson, Jr.

Born 25 March 1921, Ishpeming, MI (raised in Foster City, MI).  Died 13 May 1998, Kingsford, MI.  Buried at Dewitt City Cemetery, Dewitt, MI 1942 – Drafted into the U.S. Army at Marquette, MI. 1942 – 1943 - Trained at Camp White, OR, and Camp Adair, OR. Assigned to B...

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The History of the Adair Area

The History of the Adair Area

The history of the Adair area, from very early times to today, is made up of and by people. There have been extraordinary people who have lived in the north Benton and south Polk County areas. We at Adair Living History, Inc want to bring to light those people who...

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ADAIR HISTORY DAY

ADAIR HISTORY DAY

Adair History Day, join us on May 6th, 2023 Time: 10 AM—2 PM Location: Camp Adair Memorial Park, E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area 29555 Camp Adair Road Monmouth, OR 97361 Free and Open to the Public with Free Parking

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