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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

Latest News & Upcoming Events

Camp Adair and Carmichael the Bear

Camp Adair and Carmichael the Bear

Carmichael the Bear being fed by 2 Camp Adair Soldiers, 1942. The soldier on the right might be Sgt Charles E. Webb.  (Benton County Historical Society)In November 1942, while the cantonment was active but still under construction, a stray bear wandered into the...

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Adair Air Force Station Headquarters, 26th Air Division

Adair Air Force Station Headquarters, 26th Air Division

See my first blog post on Adair AFS  click here for that post The 26th Air Division was initially activated at McGuire Air Force Base (AFB), NJ in 1948.  It’s responsibility was air defense of the eastern U.S., North Carolina to New York.  It was located at Mitchell...

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IN MEMORIAM:  JOHN HARVARD BAKER 1934-2024

IN MEMORIAM:  JOHN HARVARD BAKER 1934-2024

Adair Living History, Inc, and the world of historic preservation at large, lost a good friend. John Harvard Baker, known to family and friends as Jack, passed away April 15, 2024, in Newport. He was 90. He is the author of the well known book “Camp Adair – The Story...

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Where the Trailblazers Are…Charlene King

Where the Trailblazers Are…Charlene King

When one thinks of Trailblazers regarding the Adair area, most think of the 70th Infantry Division. These Trailblazers would be a brand-new Division activated at Camp Adair, in that they had no history prior to WWII and was formed as a living memorial to the...

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BOMARC Missile Site at Camp Adair

BOMARC Missile Site at Camp Adair

One of the historical significances of the former Camp Adair site was that in 1958, the site was designated for infrastructure and development for a new defensive missile system called BOMARC when the Air Force took over management of the area under Department of...

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MIST

MIST

MIST   Have you ever studied mist?Watched it waver? Watched it rise? Revealing a hidden viewRight before your eyes?   A mist 'oer a Georgia peach orchardClung to the ground that teary dayNot wanting to expose the sad facesAs their Johnny marched away.  ...

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One of Oregon’s Own

One of Oregon’s Own

One of the great parts of being interested in an organization like this is the opportunity to meet people. One of the people I met shortly after becoming involved in ALH was a gentleman named Vern Staley. It wasn’t at an event; it was at the grocery store I was...

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Defending the Heart of the Valley

Defending the Heart of the Valley

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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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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