Online Exchange Shopping For Veterans

  The Department of Defense announced on January 13, 2017 that online exchange websites for current military members will be open for use by honorably discharged veterans beginning November 11, 2017.    STANDARD EXAMINER, Ogden, UT Jacob School, Standard-Examiner Staff Jan. 13, 2017 Starting on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, military …

Lost Touch With Some Members

    We’ve lost touch with a few TAC Missileers members.   If you know how to reach them, please contact Max Butler.   Thanks! From: Max Butler  Subject: Returned Newsletters Date: December 29, 2016 To: Russ Reston Russ, I’ve gotten quite a few returned newsletters. You might post these names …

Info Request – “Eddie” / “Ellie” (Okinawa 1964/65)

We recently received a request for assistance in trying to locate a serviceman that was stationed on Okinawa during the 1965-1965 timeframe.  If you can help, please contact Anna Taka <anna_taka@hotmail.com>. Thanks! From: Anna Taka <anna_taka@hotmail.com> Subject: TAC Missileers “Contact Us” Submission – Lady looking for her Dad (1964-1965) Okinawa Date: December 20, 2016  To: Max …

Newsletter is in the mail

Just a ‘heads up.”  Hardcopy of the November 2016 TAC Missileers Newsletter was mailed to all active members on November 16th. From: Max Butler Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2016  To: Russ Reston Subject: Newsletters Russ,   you might let everyone know that newsletters have been mailed as of yesterday. mailed …

Newsletter 18-1 Reply

From: Al Mac Elrath Sent: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 To: TAC Missileers Subject: Re: 2016 TAC Missileers Newsletter (18-1) TAC Missileers In your latest edition of your news letter you asked “Do any of you know of or recall an explosive or blast warhead that was available for installation in …

The Missileman (Video by Martin – Baltimore)

We’re searching for information about a 1950s Matador film (The Missileman by Martin Baltimore). If you can help, please contact Max Butler and Jim Hale.  Thanks! From: Max Butler Sent: Monday, November 7, 2016 To: Russ Reston CC: Robert Bolton; Joe Perkins; Jerry Brenner; David DeRain; George Mindling Subject: Re: …

2017 Reunion Attendance Survey

To help us plan for the Reunion, we’d appreciate it if you would complete the following survey. We recognize that the Reunion is still a long way off and that health, finances, etc. can change between now and then, but would appreciate your best assessment as to whether or not …

Veterans Day Discounts – 2016

Many companies and restaurants will be offering discounts and deals to veterans and active-duty military personnel on Veteran’s Day (November 11th).  Here’s a partial list and a link where you can find more info. http://militarybenefits.info/veterans-day-discounts-sales-deals-free-meals/   2016 Veterans Day Free Meals, Discounts, Sales and Deals   Publix As a small way …

1st TMS Zippo – eBay

From: Robert Bolton (TAC Missileers Newsletter Editor) Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2016 To: TAC Missileers Webmaster Subject: RARE VINTAGE 1950-1957 ZIPPO “GUIDED MISSILE UNIT”/1ST TACTICAL MISSILE SQUADRON Interesting 1st Tac Missile Squadron Bitburg item on eBay. Might be interesting to some of the real old or old members of our group. …

NHK Broadcasting (Japan) – Info Request

George Mindling (the author of U.S. Air Force Tactical Missiles) was recently contacted by NHK Broadcasting (the only public TV network in Japan) requesting contact information for people who worked at “Okinawa and Japanese nuclear weapons and depot sites.”  (See the email request from Bob Evans, NHK Broadcasting below.) If  you …

Hochspeyer Munitions Storage

Munitions storage for Sembach Air Base’s (Germany) Mace missiles was done at the Hochspeyer Munitions Storage Area.  This facility continued to be a US Air Force armament storage area until it was shut down in 2007 as Ramstein AB consolidated it’s munitions storage. Ed Bradish thought it might be of …

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 …