Grünstadt (Sembach – Site III)

Hello fellow TAC Missileers. Several months ago a reporter, Ursula Schramm, who works for the Rheinpfalz Newspaper in Ludwigshafen and lives in Grünstadt contacted me regarding the old Mace missile site on the Grünstadt Hill.  She told me she walks by the abandoned site on her frequent walks and has …

2019 Reunion Update

The 2019 TAC Missileers Reunion has been moved from New Orleans to Newport News, Virginia. Reunion dates will be Sept. 10th, 11th, 12th & 13th 2019. More details will be posted on the website as they become available. From: Max Butler Subject: 2019 Reunion City Date: August 5, 2018 To: …

Query re Radiation Exposure

TAC Missileers member query related to radiation detectors and Matador M-102 Bird Cages.  If you have any information, please contact George Joseph Snyder – gjsnyder6139@gmail.com / telephone number (530) 677-3512. From: Max Butler  Subject: Fwd: Questions regarding personal radiation exposure Date: July 20, 2018  To: Russ Reston  Russ, please put G. …

2019 Reunion

From: Max Butler Subject: 2019 TAC Missileers Reunion (New Orleans) Date: May 26, 2018 To: Russ Reston Russ, After traveling to New Orleans a couple of weeks ago to “scope” the city out mostly by pounding the pavement and by trolley, I feel I need to let our members know …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …