Cochrane provided some new photos of the PAS base
closing ceremony. Click photo above to view
News & Updates
2013 Reunion Info
- Planning was underway for 8th Reunion of the the 6937th
Communication Group / Peshawar Air Station Alumni but it now appears
it will either be cancelled or moved to a new date later this year.
Biloxi, MS is still being viewed at the destination but the May 24
date is likely not going to happen. We are starting from scratch as our
organizer pulled out; plus, this date falls on the Memorial Day
weekend. Check back for further details.
"In Memoriam - USA
60 Badaber" - View official Dept. of State message proclaiming
the "death" of Peshawar Air Station (Badaber). Thanks to Jim
Turner for providing this link. Click here to visit the office
State Department article about the closing of Peshawar Air Station.
Saleem "Sal" Razzaq was the Editor of
the daily newspaper of
Peshawar Air Station. Click on the lamp above to view copies
dating back to the 60's. Requires Adobe Reader to view (.pdf
Spence Mitchell provided the photo on
right of a young Saleem overlooking Bob Blackstone as they prepared
The Mystic Lamp",
photos and memorabilia
from the collection of Col. Graydon K. "Rocky" Eubank,
Commander, June 67 - June 69. Photos and memorabilia
generously provided by the late Mrs. Eubank and daughter Karen.
P A S
Listen to PAS band
Six Below Zero
perform "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" recorded at the NCO
Club. Set your dial to
PAS 107 FM -
Chuck Potts is the morning host in June, 1969. Also,
hear actual base closing announcements courtesy of AFRTS Peshawar
and Radio Moscow.
were you during your USAFSS days? Check out the clever
rendition of Johnny Cash's "I've
Been Everywhere". Peshawar, Pakistan and many other
P A S Today
Google Earth Satellite view of Peshawar Air Station
- click image to view additional images.
This site is dedicated to the memory of the 6937th Communications
Group and to all those stationed at Peshawar Air Station.
PAS was established in 1958 as an isolated detachment of the United
States Air Force Security Service located in a remote area south of
the city of Peshawar, Pakistan.
The veterans of the 6937th are proud of their service. It is
the intent of this website to help preserve that pride by sharing
the history and memories of this important intelligence unit while
hopefully reuniting some past friendships or creating some new ones.
All alumni of PAS are welcome to send us their special memories,
experiences, or photos that they would like included in this
website. All visitors are encouraged to sign the Guestbook and
participate in the on-line Forum.
Special thanks to all the Alumni of Peshawar Air Station for their
contribution to this website. Without your photos,
information, and above all, your encouragement, this project would
not be possible.
The Peshawar Air Station was formally closed on January 7, 1970, but
the memories continue to live on for the "Peshawar Bandits" who
served in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan.
to jog the old memory banks? Check out the photos in the
Photo Gallery. The Pass, the Pool, the People, and the
Place. You'll see it all.
your favorite PAS or USAFSS subject. Join in now
Outstanding Unit Award
did some research regarding the Outstanding Unit Award given
for the period of 1 Jul 68 - 31 Dec 69. Click the ribbon below
to view the entry in "Air Force Pamphlet AFP-900-2" (Unit
Decorations and Awards). Page 131 lists the 6937th Comm Group -AFOUA
W/V (with valor).
Peshawar Air Station on You Tube
Nelson provides this video memory of his travel from
Kansas City to
Peshawar Air Station in 1967.
(Hit Play then
double click video for full screen)
gone. In life and in death it served a noble purpose.
Its spirit and memory will live on amidst the music of the spheres,
refreshed alike by the soft chords of angelic harps and the harsh
cacophony of electronic blips. We shall not look upon its like
J. W. Spain, American Embassy,
Rawalpindi, 06 Oct. 69
wasn't long after Sept. 11, 2001 that all the newscasts were
filled with stories and commentary about Pakistan
and Afghanistan. Memories of my time and experience at
Peshawar Air Station came flooding back. Having
lived in that part of the "world" for 15 months of my
life, it wasn't difficult to understand many of the
"issues" that the rest of the country was now
hearing and learning about for the first time.
long wanted to try my hand at developing a website - one
that could generate a following and would have
sufficient content to keep everyone's interest.
was born in October 2001. This is a work in
progress and a special thanks and appreciation has to be
given to all those fellow alumni of Peshawar Air Station
for their ongoing contribution and commitment
to this site.
My time at PAS was from July 1966 to Sept. 1967 as a 2T
Staff, 292x1 Dittybopper on Able Flight. I look
forward to hearing from other PAS Alumni as we all work
to keep the spirit and memory of PAS alive.
Gary Rutledge, 6937th Comm.
Group, Peshawar Air Station Website webmaster.
Follow the link
below to view the Wikipedia definition of the USAFSS