DD-214 Available On Line

May 25, 2010 We recently received the following input from Andy Holcombe advising that the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) can provide more than just DD-214s. Thanks Andy! I wanted to let you know about the site to retrieve military records if you don’t already know.  A number years ago …

‘Wildwood’ Mace

>>> ‘Wildwood’ Mace Photo Albums <<< July 22, 2010 Update on new home for CGM-13B SN# 59-4871 (Wildwood Mace) In order to keep Missileers “in the loop” concerning the “Wildwood Mace,” I (Frank Roales) submit the following: An Engineer’s drawing and model for the new Indiana Military Museum has been …

USAF Training – Missile Guidance

Transcribed from an Internet sound file by Peter Bock – 823rd TMS; Sembach AB / contributed by Nick Nicholson – 823rd TMS; Sembach AB Fundamentals known by all TAC Missileers… “The missile knows where it is at all times. It knows this because it knows where it isn’t. By subtracting …

Photo ID Help Requested

Andy Hernandez and Jerry Purcell (Matador Launch Officer; “B” Flight Hahn; late 1950’s) are looking for help in identifing people in this photo. Can you help? If so, please send an email to Andy Hernandez. Click on image to enlarge. April 23, 2010 Ray Isaacs and Lee Kyser both recognized …

Action Needed to Fix TRICARE

Week of April 12, 2010 www.military.com/military-report/action-needed-to-fix-tricare As of April 1, 2010, Medicare and TRICARE payments to physicians were cut by 21 percent. TRICARE is currently continuing to process claims without applying the reimbursement reduction. When Medicare declares new reimbursement rates, TRICARE will take 30 to 60 days to change business …

Mace Model by Aurora

From: Robert Bolton Sent: Saturday, April 10 To: Russ Reston Subject: Mace Model by Aurora Just found this on eBay.  Might be interesting to put on the TAC Missileers web site when you get time.  It is for those missile folks still really looking for a Mace model.  With 6 days …

Mace B Test Launch

Mace B (TM-76B / CGM-13B) Test Launch on 31 October 1962 Camp Happiness – Cape Canaveral Photo submitted by Don Dysart (Kadena, 823rd TMS, 1963/65) U. S. AIR FORCE PHOTO Air Force Missile Test Center Photographic Laboratory Operated by RCA PL-62-79768   10/31/62 CCMTA MACE Launch, Test 4226. UNCLASSIFIED Click on …

Vietnam Moving Wall

The Vietnam Moving Wall will be visiting Hamburg Township, MI, from July 8th through 12th. If you will be in the area, please add it to your list of ‘things to see.’ From: Tim Lewinski Thursday, April 01, 2010 To: Joe Perkins Subject: Vietnam Moving Wall Joe, I am part …

601st TAC Control Sq.

30 March 2010 We recently received input from TAC Missileer Marty Spargo advising that website failed to mention the 601st Tactical Control Squadron, headquartered at Rothwesten, Germany. The 601st TCS served USAFE, 17th AF (38th TMW) and 4th ATAF (Allied Tactical Air Force). They manned Operating Locations and using MSQ-1A …

Matador Videos

George Mindling and Bob Bolton have contributed the following videos for display on the website: Matador in Europe AMLO – Annual Missile Launch Operations Be sure to ‘check them out.’ Thanks, George!  /   Thanks, Bob!

Reunion ‘Walk-In’ Video

George Mindling has contributed his 2009 Reunion ‘Walk-In’ video for display on the website. The video was created for the 2009 TAC Missileers Reunion in Dayton, OH – July 16th through July 18th. Be sure to ‘check it out.’ 2009 Reunion ‘Walk-In’ Video Thanks, George!

Johnston’s Kadena Memories

Larry Johnston has submitted some photo memories of his assignment at Kadena AB. Be sure to ‘check them out. Larry Johnston’s Kadena Memories They should bring back some memories to those of you who served there.

Help! Mace Airframe Question…

OK guys, I need some help… I was a Mace A RFML launch crew guy, so my TAC Missile expertise was answering radio checks and watching TV… Can someone please advise where the airframe (fuselage?) serial number can be found on a Mace? Per my understanding (please correct me if I …

Bobby F. Shamburger – 17th TMS

He was stationed at Orlando AFB from 1956 to 1958, and was likely a member of the 17th TMS. On 4 March 2010 we received the following query from his daughter: From: Rebecca Stevens Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 10:14 AM To: TAC Missileers Subject: TAC Missileers Contact Form Submission …

Tkach’s Hahn Memories

George Tkach has submitted some photos that he took while stationed at Hahn AB. Be sure to ‘check them out.  George Tkach’s Hahn Memories They should bring back some memories to those of you who served there.

TM-76C Model by Hawk

Just received the following query (via George Mindling) asking for information on assembly and painting of a TM-61C model made by Hawk? Can anyone help? If you can, please send an email to Russ Reston.  Thanks! Subject: Martin Matador TM-61C Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 To whom it may concern, …

Help Needed – Photo Id.

Art Gust, our TAC Missileers Historian needs help identifying the photos shown below, so that they can be sent to the Museum of the Air Force in Dayton, OH  for preservation. Can you help?  Do they look familiar? As much information as possible about the photos (who, what, when, where, etc.) is needed …