2019 Reunion Reminder / Survey

Just a reminder… The 2019 TAC Missileers Reunion is rapidly approaching. If you haven’t already done so, it’s is time to submit your reunion registration form and make your hotel reservations. We are looking forward to seeing you there… The 2019 TAC Missileers Reunion will be held in Newport News, …

Cape Canaveral Tour – 3/9/2019

Max Butler is scheduling a tour of Cape Canaveral on March 9th. If you are interested in participating, please contact Max as soon as possible. From: Max ButlerSubject: Cape Canaveral TourDate: February 6, 2019 I am scheduling a Cape Canaveral tour on the 9th of March if anyone is interested. This is on a Saturday. …

71st TMS Patch (3 inch)

71st TMS 3 inch patches are now available. Contact Max Butler to purchase. From: Max ButlerSubject: 71st 3″ patch for hats or shirts.Date: January 28, 2019To: Russ Reston Russ,  Please advise our members that I now have the 3″ 71st patches for hats or shirts. Price is $6.00 with no mailing fees as I …

Newsletter Input Requested

Newsletter input requested. If you have any stories, anecdotes, etc. that you would like to share via a TAC Missileers Newsletter, please contact Bob Bolton (TAC Missileers Newsletter Editor). Thanks! From: Max Butler Subject: TAC Missileers NewslettersDate: January 18, 2019To: Russ Reston Russ,   I have been in conversation with Bob Bolton regarding putting out another …

Info Request: Vivenzio & Marcoullier

If you have any info about Kenneth Vivenzio or (first name unknown) Marcoullier, please contact Ron Giangiacomo. From: Max Butler Subject: Fwd: TAC MissileersDate: January 12, 2019To: Ron Giangiacomocc: Russ Reston Hi Ron,     I don’t have any record of either one of these but I have forwarded your inquiry to Russ Reston. He will put …

2019 Reunion Registration

The 2019 TAC Missileers Reunion will be held in Newport News, Virginia. Reunion dates are Sept. 10th, 11th, 12th & 13th, 2019. Reunion hotel is the Newport News Marriott at City Center – (866) 329-1758 Reservations should be made as soon as is convenient. Request the TAC Missileers Reunion rate …

Dues Reminder

A message from Max regarding dues… At this point we have 456 Missileers on our membership roster. Of these, I show many that have let their due’s slip into arrears, some as long as 2-3 years. I realize that it is easy to forget about sending annual due’s in, especially …

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.