I arrived at MacDill and was directed to a big hangar on the flight line where a sign was taped to the door reading Detachment 2 Tactical Air Warfare Center Project RIVET TOP. The door was ajar so I walked in. The entire gigantic hangar was empty. I yelled out to see if anybody was around and heard a voice from upstairs say "I'll be right down". His name tag said Kreil and he was a Staff Sergeant, as was I. I asked "what the hell is going on here"? He said "We are it, we have to get everything ordered that we are going to need for the next six months and have it ready to load on two C-141s that will be arriving in a couple of weeks".
Fortunately for us the rest of the squadron personnel showed up in the next couple days and that empty hangar filled up, including a C121 Constellation equipped with a completely black radome. (Picture will eventually show up here).