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When you first arrived at H-3, you probably bunked in the Transient Barracks.  There were also a few Airmen who called this barracks home for their entire stay at H-3.  The barracks also housed the H-3 MARS station.  I seem to recall that MARS stood for Military Affiliate Radio System.  It was a radio station that operated on frequencies just outside of the normal Amateur (HAM) bands and would allow phone patches and message grams, by way of specially licensed amateur radio operators back in the States,  so you could talk to the folks back home a lot cheaper than trying to set up a landline phone call.  You can see the multi-band beam antenna mounted on the tower at the far end of the barracks.

 

Photo by Chevian

Up Main Street Motor Pool Orderly Room Transient Tropo Chapel Mess Hall Barracks Comm Facilities Civil Engineering