Info Wanted – Kadena 1966

July 29, 2016 Info request from TAC Missileer Dave Coats.  I’m trying to verify the exact date, in December 1966, that Jayne Mansfield performed at the Kadena Airman’s Club. Attendance at that show was the first time my wife to be, Keiko, and I went out together and the fiftieth …

Newsletter Material Wanted

July 23, 2016 Hey TAC Missileers Members, Hope all is well with everyone. I’m in pretty good shape, for a old guy. I have a request from all of you. As you all know we used to send out newsletters every quarter, but due to insufficient material coming in from …

Museum of Avation

Mace & Matador photos taken at the Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins AFB in Warner Robins, Georgia, courtesy of William Rinker.  (Thanks Bill!) From: WILLIAM RINKER Sent: Monday, July 4, 2016 To: webmaster@TacMissileers.org Subject: Mace pictures Hi Russ, I took these pictures on June 13th outside of the Museum of …

Info Needed ASAP From Mini Reunion Attendees

Mailing address and driver’s license information is needed as soon as possible from all who will be attending the Mini Reunion in Dayton (July 7th & 8th, 2016). Please send your information to Jerry Brenner at jerrbrenn@hotmail.com. From: Jerry Brenner Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 To: Russ Reston Subject: Please post …

Dayton Mini-Reunion

We are getting close to the deadline of June 1 to sign up for the Dayton Mini-Reunion, July 7-8, 2016. We currently have 36 people signed up. It will be great to get the exclusive Restoration tour on Friday, and the fun of getting together with fellow Tac Missileers over …

2017 Reunion Poll

When should the 2017 TAC Missileers Las Vegas Reunion be held?  Please vote… From: Max Butler Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2016  To: Russ Reston Subject:  2017 Reunion  Russ, would you please put something on the web regarding when everyone would like the reunion to be held in Las Vegas. I …

Reminder – 2016 Mini-Reunion

Just a reminder… The 2016 TAC Missileers Mini-Reunion is rapidly approaching. When: July 7 & 8, 2016 Where: Museum of the Air Force in Dayton, Ohio All TAC Missileers are invited to attend.  Registrations must be received no later than June 1, 2016. >>> Click here for more information. <<< REGISTRATION FORM 

Website “Refresh” Complete

 I’ve just completed a website “refresh.”  While there has been no significant change to the site’s overall appearance, it should now display better when using mobile devices (e.g., tablets / smartphones). I’ve also linked the website to a new Facebook page.  This page will be automatically updated when new information is posted on …

TAC Missileers 2016 Mini-Reunion

TAC MISSILEERS 2016 MINI- REUNION AIR FORCE MUSEUM IN DAYTON OHIO JULY 7 AND 8, 2016   WE HAVE FOUND A HOTEL CLOSE TO THE MUSEUM: HOPE HOTEL AND RICHARD C HOLBROOKE CONFERENCE CENTER 10823 CHIDLAW ROAD, BLDG 823, AREA A, GATE 12A WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, OHIO  45433-5000 RESERVATION PHONE: 937-879-2696 …

2016 Mini-Reunion

A little update on the TAC Missileers mini-reunion in Dayton this summer.   We have firmed up the dates of July 7 and 8th, 2016. Thursday night will be a casual evening at the hotel and then on to dinner at restaurant of choice.  Friday morning, anyone wanting to go …

Vintage Eldon Matador Missile with Launcher

From: Robert Bolton Sent: Thursday, January 7, 2016  To: Russ Reston Subject: Another Matador Toy on eBay Hi! Russ, Yet another variant of the venerable old Mace.   Vintage Eldon Matador Missile with Launcher VG in Box Nice No Reserve http://r.ebay.com/wRyMW6 Please post when you have a moment. All the …

Holiday Message from Dave DeRain

A Holiday Message from your friend and Missileer President Christmas and New Years greetings to all Missileers, or should I say Fröhliche Weihnachten und ein glückliches neues Jahr! The Orlando reunion was a great success.  Thanks to Max we had a great location and great food at the Banquet.  I …

1950/60’s Mettoy Big Poly – Matador Missile

From: Robert Bolton  (TAC Missileers Newsletter Editor) Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2015  To: webmaster@tacmissileers.org Subject: 1950/60’s METTOY BIG POLY – MATADOR MISSILE & MOBILE LAUNCHER                – 40 cms – EXC | eBay Good morning Russ, For posting on the TAC Missileers site: I …

Fact or Fiction – Near Nuclear Launch

Travis Tritten, a Capitol Hill reporter for Stars and Stripes, is soliciting comments about an alleged near nuclear launch on Okinawa in 1962 (see below for details). Anyone wishing to comment should email or call Travis.     Travis J. Tritten Capitol Hill reporter Stars and Stripes Washington, D.C. tritten.travis@stripes.com …

Our Condolences to Ray Lischka

We extend our sincere condolences to Ray Lischka (TAC Missileers Member), whose wife Caroline passed away on October 26th, 2015. (Ray severed as a Mace A Launch Crew Chief at Sembach Site I (Mehlingen) and later as a launch training instructor / evaluator at Sembach’s launch training site located in …

Thank You to Gen. W.R. Monteith

From: Max Butler Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2015 To: Russ Reston Subject: Letter to General Monteith Russ, I would like to put this letter of appreciation to Brig. General Wayne R. Monteith on our web-site. He is the base commander at Patrick AFB, and was the one that gave us …

TAC Missileers Officers – 2017 Reunion Location

At the bi-annual TAC Missileers business meeting on October 29th, 2015 in Orlando, FL, the following officers were elected: Joe Perkins – Executive Director President – David DeRain Treasurer / Membership Director – Max Butler Secretary – Jerry Brenner Newsletter Editor – Bob Bolton Historian – Art Gust Las Vegas …

2015 Reunion Photos

Many thanks to Carolyn Wilczynski (our “Official TAC Missileers Reunion Photographer”) for sharing her photos from the 2015 TAC Missileers Reunion in Orlando, Florida. 2015 Reunion Photos We’d like to include photos of all reunion attendees.  Please send photos of any attendees not shown to Russ.

2016 Mini-Reunion (Mid-West)

Okay you Mid-westerners and everyone else who wants to come, a suggestion was made by Clark Wormer that we have a Mid-western mini-reunion next June /  July in Dayton after they open the new wing of the Air Force Museum.  If you are thinking of coming to the reunion, get …