Say you've answered the call to be a Ground Observer. After signing up either at your local Civil Defense office or with your local GOC post, you would probably be handed a copy of the Ground Observer's Guide and told to read up.
While I'm getting my photos in order to start blogging properly, the Indiana Historical Blog has a great introduction to the Ground Observer Corps (GOC). To summarize, after WWII, the United States was in full nuclear mode, testing bigger and better bombs. The threat shifted from Nazis to Soviets, who could potentially exploit the holes … Continue reading Introduction to the GOC
Wake Up! Sign Up! Look Up!This is the tag line for the Ground Observer Corps (GOC), civilian plane spotters who searched the skies for enemy aircraft from 1951-1959. In 1953, the Air Force launched Operation Skywatch to expand the program and get more recruits. An integral part of civil defense, the GOC comprised of an … Continue reading Join us for Skywatch!