Hotel Reservations – 2013 San Antonio Reunion

February 12, 2013 We ‘encourage’ everyone to make their hotel reservations ASAP. This will insure that sufficient rooms are available.   Please note: If necessary, reservations may be canceled, without penalty, up to 48 hours before scheduled arrival. “One thing I may ask you to put on the web, is …

Info Request – Eugene P. Reed

February 10, 2013 The family of Eugene P. Reed is searching for information about his Air Force career.  Based on old TAC Missileers membership records, he was a Matador Missileer that served at Osan / Kimpo, Korea. If you can help with any information about him, please contact Russ Reston. …

A Humorous Camp Happiness Anecdote

From: Dick Beal Sent: Monday, January 07, 2013 To: Russ Reston Subject: Camp Happiness Hi Russ, Recent shark attacks here in Cocoa Beach reminded me of a Camp Happiness Story. During the late stages of Matador Program and early stages of the Mace Program it became a custom for student …

Teracruzer with Mace Missile 1/32 Kit

“Fully operating model does everything but fire!” That’s what they said about this kit when it was first released in the late 1950s and they’re saying it again with this highly-anticipated reissue. Authentically scaled from U.S. Air Force blueprints, this limited edition, 1/32 scale, plastic kit of a Teracruzer towing …

Target: Iron Curtain

Interesting article received from Fred Horky that describes missions flown to support the making of ATRAN radar map films for Mace A missiles. From: Fred Horky Sent: Sunday, October 14, 2012 To: Russ Reston Subject: Fw: Snooping along the Iron Curtain. Russ … I thought our missileer friends might enjoy …

“Miss L” Dedication

October 13, 2012 Indiana Military Museum Vincennes, IN From: Jerry Brenner Sent: Monday, October 15, 2012 To: Russ Reston Subject: Miss L dedication, October 13, 2012 Russ, please pass these on to the TACMISSILEERS when you get a chance. We had a good crowd at the dedication and there were …

“Surplus” Mace or Matador Wanted

September 22, 2012 Lou Myers and Bob Mauger are trying to locate a Mace or Matador missile that could be put on display at the March Field Air Museum (located at the March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County, California). If you know of a Mace or Matador that may …

“Miss L” will be dedicated on October 13, 2012

The dedication ceremony will take place at the Indiana Military Museum, Vincennes, Indiana.  All TAC Missileers are invited to attend. If you plan to attend, please let us know. From: Jerry Brenner [mailto:jerrbrenn@hotmail.com] Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 To: Russ Reston Subject: Final plans for Miss L dedication, October 13, …

“Miss L” Dedication – Oct. 13, 2012

From: Max Butler Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 To: Russ Reston Subject: Miss L Dedication Date Russ, The date and time for the Dedication for Miss L will be Oct. 13th at 11:00 AM, Vincennes, In. time, which is the same time that Fl. is on. Will advise in a few …

2013 Reunion Attendance Survey

Location: Hyatt Regency – San Antonio, Texas Date: September 4th (Wednesday), 5th (Thursday) and 6th (Friday), 2013. We encourage all TAC Missileers to attend. Let’s make this our “most attended” reunion ever… Note: The Reunion is open to all Air Force and supporting civilian personnel that were associated with any part of the …

2013 TAC Missileers Reunion

Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas   The 2013 TAC Missileers Reunion will be held in San Antonio, Texas …a really fun place to visit, with LOTS of things to see and do  …and, we will be staying at a Riverwalk / downtown hotel that is in the heart of all the “action.” …

Info Request – Capt. Cecil Davis / Airman Monte Blue

July 25, 2012   Looking for any photos of Capt. Don Davis (Information Officer, 4504th TMTW, Orlando AFB, 1958 to 1961) or Airman Monte Blue (Information Office, 4504th TMTW, Orlando AFB). If you can help, please contact Russ Reston so that he can put you in touch with Don Davis. …

Info Request – Launch Complex 21/22 Mishaps?

July 26, 2012 Dick Beal has been able to provide some information. His input can be found following Tom Penders’ request below. Dick, thanks!!! July 25, 2012 If you have any information about possible mishaps near Cape Canaveral Launch Complex 21/22, please contact Russ Reston so that he can put …

Okinawa’s first nuclear missile men break silence

Note: Reposted from The Japan Times Online.  The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author (Jon Mitchell) and his cited sources. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of TAC Missileers Corp. The Japan Times Online Sunday, July 8, 2012 SUNDAY TIMEOUT Okinawa’s first nuclear missile men …

A GI’s Germany

Here’s some ‘nostalgia’ for those who served in Germany… A GI’s Germany – Volume #1 Click on one of the > arrows below. The music will begin to download and start playing in a few seconds. A GI’s Germany #1 – Side #1  A GI’s Germany #1 – Side #2 …

“Wildwood Mace” aka “Miss L” Restoration Complete

June 15, 2012 “Wildwood Mace” aka “Miss L” restoration is complete. The missile is now on display at the Indiana Military Museum in Vincennes, IN. The official dedication is targeted for early October 2012. From: Jerry Brenner Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012 To: Russ Reston Subject: Miss L is DONE …