2015 Reunion Musings by John Gibbs

December 17, 2014 The following 2015 Reunion “musings” have been submitted by John Gibbs (1st PBS – Bitburg 1953/56). Please note: These are John’s thoughts / comments, not necessarily those of the TAC Missileers Officers / Organization. TAC MISSILEERS 2015 ORLANDO REUNION Orlando now being the location decision for the …

2015 Reunion Update

December 12, 2014 Because of the very high expense that would be associated with holding the 2015 reunion in Boston, and tallying all the votes and reading all the comments, pro and con, the decision has been made to hold the 2015 reunion in Orlando, Fl. This decision was based …

Info Request – Sam Tubb (Bitburg)

November 14, 2014 Sam Tubb’s daughter (Cheryl Nielsen) is looking for information about his military service.  It is believed that he was a Mace-B launch officer that served at Bitburg AB from 1963 to 1965.  If you can assist, please contact Cheryl at nielsencl@me.com. Thanks! From: Cheryl Nielsen [mailto: at nielsencl@me.com] Sent: Thursday, …

Veterans Day: Discounts and Freebies

On Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11, 2014, many businesses will be thanking veterans by offering free meals, free haircuts, grocery discounts and more! Most locations will also extend the offers to those currently in the military.   As always with offers like these, they are available only at participating locations. …

2015 Reunion Survey

Survey Results (All form submissions) Survey Results (Categorized by location) Attending / Unsure Votes for Reunion in Boston (Either in August or September / October) Attending / Unsure Votes for Reunion in Denver Attending / Unsure Votes for Reunion in Orlando Members Not Planning to Attend

Mace Model Is Available on Amazon

September 26, 2014 It’s still not too late to obtain a Mace with Teracruzer model… Revell’s 1/32 Teracruzer with Mace Missile is currently available on Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Revell-32-Teracruzer-Missile/dp/B007JQ8II4 1/32 Teracruzer with Mace Missile by Revell Molded in light gray and black. Includes complete truck, trailer and missile. 5 figures featuring seated …

Veteran’s Info

Feb. 7, 2017 – Note: Many of the links in this article have become obsolete since it was originally published in 2014.  Refer to the Veteran’s Information Portal for updated assistance – https://vip.vba.va.gov/portal/VBAH/Home  From: Julian Esposito Sent: Friday, August 01, 2014 To: TAC Missileers Subject: Veterans Info Good info to have… Comment: …

Website Videos

All videos on the website have recently been updated so that they can be viewed on IOS and Android devices, as well as PCs. If you encounter any problems viewing the videos, send me an email. Thanks, Russ  

AF Missile Development Ctr. – Holloman

From: Larry Johnston Sent: Friday, May 30, 2014 To: TAC Missileers Subject: Scan of 1960’s Holloman AFB Book photos I have scanned a photo book about Holloman AFB, NM that I am sure has a lot of ex Matador and Mace Missileers. It is the Air Force Missile Development Center …

Air Force Missile Development Center Patch

April 11, 2014 From:  Larry Johnston I purchased the last advertised Holloman AFB, NM Air Force Missile Development Center patch on eBay a couple of weeks ago. Terry Bennett was also looking for that patch so I started looking online. I have searched all the resources I know and could not find this …

Cape Canaveral AFS Mini-Reunion

A TAC Missileers “Mini-Reunion” was held March 20th and 21st, 2014 in Cocoa, Florida. The highlight of the gathering was a visit to the Air Force Space and Missile Museum at Cape Canaveral. Be sure to see George Mindling’s blog (A Blog for Something Really Important) for a summary of …

Matador memorabilia available on eBay…

March 25,2014 There are two pieces of Matador memorabilia currently for sale on eBay.  If you are interested, you need to act quickly. From: Robert Bolton Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 To: Russ Reston Subject: New eBay items that match: matador missile Good Morning Russ, I was alerted to these item …

Looking for Sgt. Mawhinney – 586th MMS / Hahn

March 17, 2014 We’ve received a request for information about a Sgt. Mawhinney that served in the 586th MMS at Hahn AB in the early 1960s. If you can help, please contact Max Butler (thebutler@live.com). Thanks! From: Joe Diener Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2014 To: Max Butler Subject: 586th MMS …

“Mini-Reunion” – 2014

A Florida mini-reunion is planned for March 20th and 21st, 2014 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Max Butler. Phone: (812) 307-0187 Email: thebutler@live.com From: Max R. Butler Sent: Friday, February 28, 2014 To: Russ Reston Subject: Mini Reunion Cape Canaveral …

Photo Collection

February 10, 2014   Art Gust Art Gust (TAC Missileers Historian) recently contributed a collection of his Matador, Mace, Reunion, etc. photos for display on the website. Be sure to check them out… https://www.tacmissileers.org/photos/member-albums/art-gusts-photos/

AF Space & Missile Museum

From: Jim Hale Sent: Sunday, February 09, 2014 To: Art Gust (TAC Missileers Historian) Cc: Max Butler Subject: Cape Virtual Views Here’s some information that may be of interest to some of your members. The AF Space & Missile Museum is including some 360 degree virtual views of Cape facilities. …