Dues Reminder

Over the last month, Max has been mailing “dues reminders” to TAC Missileers whose dues are in arrears.  Of the 143 notices sent out beginning January 5th, he has only received 40 responses. If you received a “dues reminder,”  please continue your TAC Missileers membership by sending Max a check. …

1951 Matador (B-61) Launch

Matador Missile MGM-1 (B-61) “X-Minus Zero” 1951 USAF Missile Test Center, Cocoa, Florida (18 minute film) Narrated by Major General William L. Richardson, Commander of the Air Force Missile Test Center (AFMTC), Cocoa, Fl., July 1951 through July 1954.

FWD Museum Looking for a Mace

The Four Wheel (FWD) Museum in Clintonville, Wisconsin is interested in finding a Mace missile to add to their exhibits. If you know of a Mace missile that might be available, please contact Terry Lorge. From: Terry Lorge <racecop53@gmail.com> Date: Mon, Dec 18, 2017 at 10:57 AM Subject: Mace Missile …

NHK Documentary – Okinawa’s Nuclear Secrets

NHK, (Japan’s national public broadcasting organization) recently released a YouTube video that may be of interest to TAC Missileers that served on Okinawa. NHK Documentary – Okinawa’s Nuclear Secrets “In the 1950’s, as the Cold War intensified, the island of Okinawa Prefecture was transformed into a nuclear fortress, with up …

Las Vegas Reunion Recap

I was very pleased of how the reunion went considering the very unfortunate incident down on the strip. I was a little concerned for the first couple of days that some of our group may have been down there when the incident occurred as some  members checked in at the …

Las Vegas Reunion Photos

We are only about a week away from this year’s reunion. I look forward to seeing everyone there. The photographer from Classic Imaging & Publishing (The same people that took pictures at Orlando) will be at our hotel in Las Vegas on Thursday at 1500, just before the banquet, to …

Military & Veteran Discounts Guide

The publisher of dealhacks Military & Veterans Discounts Guide has suggested the following guide may be of interest to TAC Missileers members. Military & Veteran Discounts Guide: The Ultimate List of Stores Note: This guide is neither supported or endorsed by TAC Missileers. 

Website Update

Over the last week I’ve been updating the TAC Missileers website to improve its responsiveness across the myriad of display screen resolutions and devices (e.g., computers, tablets, phones, etc.) that can be used for internet access. If you encounter any problems with the updates, please let me know. Thanks, Russ …

Accessing PX/BX stores

If you are not currently authorized to shop in a PX (or BX), this is a new benefit you need to explore. ALL veterans will soon be authorized to shop online at any PX/BX store starting November 11th, 2017. Therefore, ALL veterans are being encouraged to take the first steps …

Kokyu Shokai Matador Missile Launcher

From: Robert Bolton Subject: Something To Post on the Tac Missileers Web Site Date: August 2, 2017  To: “TAC Missileers (Russ Reston)” Hi Russ, I found this on eBay and thought it might be interesting to some missileers! I have not seen this toy version of the TM-61B before. The …

Canceled – 2017 Reunion Golf Outing

July 30, 2017 Plans for a golf outing on Thursday, Oct. 5th have been canceled due to lack of interest. May 9, 2017 Robbie Robertson has graciously volunteered to coordinate a golf outing during the 2017 Reunion in Las Vegas on Thursday, Oct. 5th. If you are interested in participating, …

Grand Canyon Tour Info

2017 TAC Missileers Reunion October 3rd thru 6th, 2017 Additional Information about the Grand Canyon Tour scheduled on Wednesday, Oct. 4th. From: Max Butler Subject: Temps at the Grand Canyon South Rim during the tour Date: July 28, 2017    I have learned that it possibly could be very cool …

Winged Missiles Lecture

June 29, 2017 On July 6th, there will be a lecture on Winged Missiles at Sands Space History Center (100 Spaceport Way, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920). To: TAC Missileers Webmaster From: Max Butler Subject: Winged Missiles Lecture Please post this lecture invite from Jim Hale. Maybe there will be some …

TAC Missileers T-Shirts – Update #4

If you are interested in purchasing a shirt or have any questions, please contact Max Butler at: maxandlois05@gmail.com.   Additional information about the shirts can be found here: https://www.tacmissileers.org/tac-missileers-t-shirts-update-3/ (Note: Please do not reply directly to this news item.  Replies are sent to the website, not Max.  Thanks…) From: Max …

TAC Missileers T-Shirts – Update #3

From: Max Butler Subject:  TAC Missileers Shirts Date: May 17, 2017 I had a couple embroided shirts made (some members had expressed interest). These shirts have a collar and are a polo type dressier shirt. Of course they are more expensive ($110.00) because there is a setup fee of $20.00 each time …

Expired Dues

From: Max Butler <maxandlois05@gmail.com> Subject: Expired Dues Date: May 8, 2017 Hello TAC Missileers, After going over our membership roster of 388 members, I have unfortunately noticed we have 125 members that have let their due’s slip into arrears. I of course realize this is easy to do, especially for …

TAC Missileers T-Shirts – Update #2

From: Max Butler <maxandlois05@gmail.com> Subject: Tee Shirts Date: May 2, 2017 Okay Everyone, Here is the skinny on the shirts. After spending a couple of hours with my shirt vendor today, I think I have come up with a plan that will work for all of us. As we can’t …

TAC Missileers Plaque

From: Max Butler <maxandlois05@gmail.com> Subject: TAC Missileers Plaque Date: April 30, 2017 We have a limited number of TacMissileer plaque’s for sale . They are 11×14 and have a brass plate at the bottom that reads Las Vegas Reunion 2017. They are available for $45.00 plus shipping. Assuming we don’t sell …

TAC Missileers T-Shirts – Update

From: Max Butler <maxandlois05@gmail.com> Subject: TAC Missileers T-Shirts Date: April 30, 2017  Hello Everyone, Thought I should touch base with you regarding ordering tee shirts. As we need a minimum of 12 shirts with the same lettering combinations to be able to go into production, at this point we have …

Wüschheim Query

From: Randy Campbell <ranulfc@aol.com> Date: April 26, 2017 Subject: Germany sites question I’m hoping to scratch an old itch and hoping you folks can at least point me in a direction. I was stationed at Morbach Munitions Site in Germany in the early 90s and when the GLCM system was …