Bitburg Site VIII – Almost 50 years later

June 7, 2012 Jim Kidd recently visited Bitburg Site VIII and has shared some photos. As you can see, the site looks a little different than it did almost 50 years ago, when it was an operational Mace B / CGM-13B site. From: Jim Kidd Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 …

Memorial Day History

Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John …

“Miss L” Restoration Nears Completion

May 27, 2012 Here’s the latest status of the restoration of “Miss L” (aka “Wildwood Mace”) from Frank Roales at the Indiana Military Museum in Vincennes, IN. From: Frank Roales Sent: Friday, May 25, 2012 To: Russ Reston Subject: “Miss L” Photos Russ: Well, sometimes the best laid plans of …

Sembach Reunion – Sept. 2012

From: James Dutcher Sent: Monday, May 21, 2012 To: Max Butler; Russ Reston Subject: Sembach Reunion 2012 Max and Russ Ed Albert asked me to do one last invitation for Mace and Matador Missilers who were stationed in Germany. It looks like we will have a small group — maybe …

“Miss L” Restoration Continues

May 17, 2012 “Miss L” restoration continues… Position of the mount cradle and tail mount have been verified! From: Frank Roales Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 To: Russ Reston Subject: Miss L Russ: Members of the Indiana Military Museum, Jerry, Max, his son and myself put in another very productive …

Remember What Your Pay Was?

May 5, 2012 Do you remember what your military pay was? As an E4, often my pay didn’t last the whole month.  Thankfully, I lived in the barracks and was able to eat at the chow hall… Here’s an interesting link that was brought to our attention by Joe Molinaro …

“Wildwood” Mace (aka “Miss L”) Update

April 26, 2012 The restoration of the “Wildwood” Mace, by the team at the Indiana Military Museum (www.indianamilitarymuseum.org/) in Vincennes, IN continues. Here’s the latest update.  (Note: During the restoration, the missile has gained a new nickname – “Miss L”). From: Jerry Brenner Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2012 To: Frank …

Teracruzer with Missile Plastic Model Kit

April 9th, 2012 Just learned from George Mindling that Revell has reissued their 1/32 Teracruzer with Missile Plastic Model Kit.   From: George Mindling Sent: Sunday, April 08, 2012 To: Bob Bolton; Russ Reston Subject: Revell 1/32 Teracruzer with Missile Plastic Model Kit Just an FYI… Revell has reissued the …

Cape Canaveral Tours

March 27th, 2012 Cape Canaveral tours will now run every Wednesday and Thursday.  See below for the latest tour info submitted by Dick Beal. Call 321-494-5945 or 321-494-5933 for reservations and more information. From: Dick Beal Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 To: TAC Missileers (Russ Reston) Subject: USAF Cape Tours …

Help Needed – Matador Launch Photos

March 7th, 2012 Do you know when and where these Matador launch photos were taken? The missile tail numbers are 40045, 40053 and 40065. Two of the original photos were marked “1959” on their back. The third was marked “1960”. If you can help, please send Russ an email.  Thanks! …

San Diego Reunion was a Big Success

March 3, 2012 Just thought I’d post this info where it can be easily found… Based on all the smiles in the Reunion Photos, everyone had a great time. We are looking forward to seeing y’all at our 2013 Reunion in San Antonio, TX! Russ San Diego, California – October …

Veterans Benefits

Here’s a helpful link that details the Federal Benefits that are available to Veterans, Dependents and Survivors United States Department of Veterans Affairs Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors 2011 Edition (click here)

38th TMW Reactivation – 1985 to 1990

January 25, 2012 Dave Maas Hahn AB – 586th TMS (1964/66) I am prompted to submit this article on the reactivation of the 38th Tac Missile Wing after realizing few of our Tac Missileers are aware that their old unit did live on to see another Tactical Missile at Hahn. …

Patches – 6555th ATG and 1st PBS / TMS

From: Max Butler Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2012 To: Russ Reston Subject: Patches Russ, Have had guys asking about these two patches in the past.  Decided to make them available.  Maybe you could put them on the web. Max

Contact Info – Corino, Robertson & Stewart

January 7, 2012 We’ve lost touch with the following TAC Missileers.  If you know how to contact them, please send the info to Max Butler or Russ Reston. Thanks! Carl Corino Crystal Beach, Florida Robert L. Robertson Aurora, Colorado John M. Stewart Fernandina Beach, Florida

Wherever You Are (Sung by Military Wives)

From: Jerry Brenner Sent: Monday, December 26, 2011 To: Russ Reston This song will bring tears to your eyes. It is sung by military wives in Great Britan but it applies to all those that are in the service. Pass it around and send it all over the world. Russ, …

T.O. 21-TM76A-1-2

Missile and Aerospace Ground Equipment Maintenance Crews Technical Manual Courtesy of Robert “Scotty” Scott Hahn AB – 586th MMS – Site IV Maint. Crew Chief (1963/65) Click on image to view.  Loads slowly (large 259 page PDF file). T.O. 21-TM76A-1-2

Cold War Vets donate to museum

From: Frank Roales To: Russ Reston Sent: Friday, November 11, 2011 Subject: Vincennes Sun Commercial article Russ: Here is a copy of the article that appeared this morning (Veterans Day) in the Vincennes Sun Commercial newspaper. Frank