Welcome to Missouri Air Force MARS
James Duncan, AFA7VV State MARS Director
Randy Atkinson, AFA7BZ Deputy State MARS Director
Mike Salmon, AFA7MK State Emergency Coordinator
With nearly 40 members statewide, Missouri is one of the largest state organizations in U.S.A.F. MARS nation-wide. Our members are spread out across the state, located in the state's three largest population centers (Kansas City, St. Louis and Springfield) as well as many small towns in between. Members come from all walks of life but share a mutual desire to support the Department of Defense MARS program by volunteering their time, stations, and skills as contingency communicators.
What is MARS?
The Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) with two branches consisting of Army and Air Force and authorized under DOD Instruction 4650.02. A third service branch, Navy/Marine Corps MARS ceased operations 30 September 2015 and it's members either transferred to one of the remaining branches or sunsetted themselves. Members are licensed amateur radio operators interested in military communications who volunteer to provide auxiliary or emergency communications on a local, national, or international basis as an adjunct to normal communications.
This site exists to provide information on the Air Force MARS program in the State of Missouri along with timely information for the general public. Its primary purposes are to aide recruiting new members to the Missouri Air Force MARS program and to provide members with information and other services to assist them in fulfilling the mission of U.S.A.F. MARS.
For additional information or to apply for membership, contact the State MARS Director through this site.
To login to your site use the user name and password that were created as part of the installation process. Once logged-in you will be able to create and edit articles and modify some settings. Please note that this site is restricted to current MISSOURI members of Air Force MARS. Your username and password are the same as you use on the Division website.
Once you are logged-in, additional menu items will be visible.
DISCLAIMER: This website is privately owned and maintained. The information presented is for informational purposes only and does not necessarily represent the opinion of U.S.A.F. MARS, the Department of Defense, or the Government of the United States of America. No classified information is available on this website. Information presented herein is vetted for accuracy to extent possible at the time of posting. Question regarding this site or its content should be directed to AFA7VV, Site Owner/Operator.