Veterans Day Discounts – 2011

— Accuracy of this information has not been verified. Please request discount(s) at your own discretion. — 2011 Free Veterans Day Meals Applebee’s – free meal, Friday, Nov. 11: Last year, Applebee’s served 1,024,000 million free meals to military veterans and active servicemembers. Applebee’s is again offering a free meal to …

US Air Force Tactical Missiles

A very informative book about the US Air Force’s Tactical Missiles. A ‘must read’ for all Matador and Mace Missileers… U.S. Air Force Tactical Missiles Now Available On Line at Amazon.com and Lulu.com! By the Editors of the US Air Force Tactical Missiles Website!   Beyond the Web Page… The …

2011 Reunion Photos – San Diego

Be sure to check out photos of the 2011 TAC Missileers Reunion, held in San Diego, Oct. 12th through 14th. As you’ll see from all the smiles, it was a great reunion! (Most of the photos were taken by Carolyn Wilczynski. She did a teriffic job… Thanks, Carolyn!) If you …

Policy Change – Website Subscription

Effective November 1st, 2011, only active members (i.e., members whose dues are up to date) will be allowed to “Subscribe” to the TAC Missileers website.  Non-member subscriptions will be terminated. If you are not an active TAC Missileers member, we invite you to join our organization.  It’s easy.  Just send your …

Reunion Photo Slideshow (2001-2009) DVD

A few folk have asked if they can get a copy of the Reunion Photo Slideshow (2001-2009) DVD that was shown at the San Diego Reunion. The slideshow contains random photos from the 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009 TAC Missileers Reunions. It plays for approximately 2 hours. (Note: It does …

1959 – Check the Gas and Fill-Up the Oil

October 8, 2011 An adventure while TDY from Orlando to Holloman to fire test missiles in early 1959. Submitted by: Fred Horky Sembach AB – 38th TMW Grünstadt – Site III “Plank Owner” “Check the Gas and Fill-Up the Oil” Or, A True Adventure with a “Hundred-Dollar Car” Some readers …

1961 – A Cold War Vignette

October 6th, 2011 Russ, The attachment is one of many short pieces about where I’ve been and what I’ve done, written as the mood strikes. Each title begins with the year of the event, and the computer puts them in order like chapters. This one includes the word “vignette” in …

Santa Rosa Island

by Sid Segler This article is not sponsored or endorsed by TAC Missileers Corp. or the United States Air Force. All views and opinions expressed are those of Sid Segler. INTRODUCTION The document which follows is an excerpt from a book currently in progress.  The book expresses the trials and tribulations as …

Recollections of a Cold War Missileer

From: Bert Schwind Sent: Saturday, October 01, 2011 To: Russ Reston (TAC Missileers) Subject: TAC MSL #6 Russ; I’ve just now joined the group and have attached some of my Matador recollections. Don’t know how else to get this on the Site. I’d like to hear from any of the …

Excalibur and Crew

From: Charlie Smoote Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2011 To: TAC Missileers Subject: Excalibur I was rummaging through my stash and found some pictures of Excalibur and crew. Excalibur (King Arthur’s Sword) was a TM 76B that was launched (circa 1962) by an Instructor Crew from the Tactical missile School at Orlando. …

Reunion Oktoberfest Info

One of our members (Jim Cagle) had a question about the TAC Missileers Oktoberfest on Oct. 14th and thought it might be helpful to share the answer with other TAC Missileers members. From: James Cagle Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2011 Subject: Octoberfest To: Russ Reston Russ, one question that has …

2011 Reunion – Recommended Dress Code

As there will be no ‘formal dinner’ at the 2011 TAC Missileers Reunion in San Diego (Oct. 12th, 13th & 14th), the recommended dress code is “comfortable.” Grab your lederhosen or dirndl, we are having an Oktoberfest! The TAC Missileers 2011 Reunion Oktoberfest will be held on Oct. 14th, 2011 …

“In Dreams” – A novel by Gary Sand

Former TAC Missileers Newsletter Editor Gary Sand has recently released a novel titled In Dreams.  He summarizes it as follows: There is no shortage of books written about fighter pilots, and even a few about SAC bombers and missiles, but as far as I know, former launch officer Carlo Croce’s …

“Wildwood Mace” Restoration

September 5, 2011 New photos were added today! Scroll down or Click Here… Restoration is underway with the restoration of the Mace B that was relocated last year from Wildwood, FL to the Indiana Military Museum in Vincennes, IN. From: Jerry Brenner Sent: September 04, 2011 To: George Mindling; Joe Perkins; …

National Museum of the US Air Force

Check out the link in the email below from Richard Mellick (via Larry Johnson). You can take a virtual tour of the Museum of the United States Air Force. From: Johnston, Larry Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 8:22 AM To: Russ Reston Subject: FW: National USAF Museum Thought you would …

Orlando Training – 1964

From: Larry Johnston Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 9:59 PM To: Russ Reston Subject: FW: Orlando training 1964 Bob Malarkey sent me these orders from Orlando Combat Crew Training Apr – Sept 1964. Brought back a lot of names. Feel free to post on TAC Missileers. As Always, Larry Note: …

Air Force Armament Museum

Max Butler, Jerry Brenner and Frank Roales recently met at the Indiana Military Museum in Vincennes, IN to discuss restoration plans for the “Wildwood” Mace. Jerry was kind enough to share photos of their inspection, a few of which can be found below. Jerry also shared photos taken during a …

Query re Capt. William R. Malone (Sembach AB)

July 24, 2011 I just received a query from Scott Malone, son of Capt. William R. Malone, 38th TMW, looking for folk that might have known his dad / family). If you can help, please contact me. Thanks! Russ Reston To: Sembach Missileers (www.SembachMissileers.org) From: Scott Malone Date: July 24, …