Official Site of the USS MARS AFS1
Here is a picture of Our Ships Bell in Mars Pennsylvania.
If traveling to see our bell take Rt 228 East off I79
to Pittsburg St and Grand Ave in Mars PA.
Arial view of our Bell as it sets in the town square.
I have established the months of February & July as publishing months. Issue 45 is now ready to be download. If you would like to receive an email reminder for the current SupplyLine when it is published please follow this link to the SupplyLine page and go to the top of that page and subscribe to receive an email reminder. Our web site will send you an email reminder but you will still have to download it from the SupplyLine page.
Chuck Jones Editor
Someone at a past reunion has come up with a very good idea of putting a page on our web site to submit a request to host a reunion. That page is now on on this site and is called just that: "Host A Reunion?"
We have now located over 1513 former crew members. To keep this number growing we need your help. If you are visiting this site for the first time and you are a former crew member please go to the Welcome Page and fill out a "Found Martians" form and submit it. We enjoy Welcoming back aboard Found Martians.
We have another new page in the menu list called "STORY BEHIND OUR BELL" Mars Museum and Artifacts It was fun for me to develop it and I am proud of all the accomplishments our association has had over the years. Please take a look at this page and let me know of your thoughts.
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R. C. Medley DEC 63 - DEC 65
G. C. Watkins DEC 65 - DEC 66
H. Riley DEC 66 - J UL 68
P. A. Anderson JUL 68 - DEC 69
T. O. Nutt DEC 69 - JAN 71
A.E. Knutson JAN 71 - AUG 72
R. C. Adams AUG 72 - AUG 74
D. R. McCrimmon AUG 74 - NOV 75
H. W. Bademan NOV 75 - OCT 77
S. Ralph Jr. OCT 77 - J UN 79
J. F. Baumgardner JUN 79 - AUG 79
C. K. Hutchinson AUG 79 - JUN 81
E. A. Brewton JUN 81 - APR 83
J. A. Moriarty APR 83 - JAN 85
I. M. Hipper JAN 85 - JUN 86
J. J. Coonan Jr. JUN 86 - FEB 88
M. B. Nordeen FEB 88 - AUG 89
W. W. Pickavance AUG 89 - FEB 91
M. A. Ostertag II FEB 91 - FEB 93
Download and print these cards out to hand out to fellow Veterans.
Mars Business Card Front
Mars Business Card Back
Also check out the Crew Listing Page to see who has contacted us.
If they have contacted us by submitting a "Found Martian" form, then the word contacted will appear after their name. If you wish to contact a shipmate, then click on Send Me An Email, the link is provided below:
Updated: 20 May 2018
Send Me An Email
It has occurred to me that all Martians do not have the opportunity to donate to our website fund/operations. You could do so by mailing a check to me marked in the memo website fund. My address is located on the contact page on this site.
I have a PayPal account as well and using your PayPal account you could send funds to my email address of:
I am looking forward to a smooth continuation of this website.
I am continuing a good relationship with Mayor Gregg Hartung of Mars PA. He likes to include us in some of the city functions as best he can, I road in a car in the Fourth of July Parade and what an honor that was.
Please visit the Official Site of MARS Borough