Sembach Vets Reunion

From: Ed Albert Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2012 To: Russ Reston Subject: Sembach Air Base veterans reunion Dear Russ, As you know, the Sembach Veterans Organization is organizing a mini-reunion for September 2012 to visit Sembach Kaserne (the former Sembach Air Base) in Germany. We expect some of your members …

Training Daze at Orlando AFB

From: Fred Horky Sent: Tuesday, January 24 To: Russ Reston Subject: Training Daze at Orlando AFB Russ, by only having been involved with the Mace during the RFML (Rapid Fire Multiple Launch), you definitely missed out on a lot of the fun we had with the initial mobile, one-crew, one-missile …

Sembach’s Matador Roots

January 9, 2012 I went to Sembach with the 11th TMS after tech school at Lowry AFB for Nuclear Weapons 46350. I was in the armament section of the 587th support squadron. If you will permit me I’ll just touch on a few things from my era since they constituted …


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Sembach Kaserne gets communication upgrade

November 23.2011 By Elizabeth Casebeer, U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Württemberg www.army.mil/article/69805/Sembach_Kaserne_gets_communication_upgrade/ HEIDELBERG, Germany — A $7.1 million voice and data infrastructure project to upgrade communication capabilities began recently at Sembach Kaserne. In early November, Denise Miller, deputy to the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern commander, took part in project’s groundbreaking ceremony. The …


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Sembach residents to see increase in services

Kaiserslautern American http://www.kaiserslauternamerican.com/article.php?i=18398 November 16, 2011 Sembach residents to see increase in services by Dijon Rolle U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Württemberg Public Affairs It’s the newest “gem” in U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern’s crown of Army installations. Last October, Installation Management Command officially acquired Sembah Kaserne, formerly known as Sembach Annex, from …


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Query re Capt. William R. Malone

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 From: Scott Malone Date: July 24, 2011 Hi …

TM-76A Radar Plot

From: John Mulac Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 To: Russ Reston Subject: Mace A Radar tracking plot from Holloman, April 1959 I could send you my copy of a TM76A radar plot from Holloman in April, 1959 so you can post it on your site. It’s too large (26 X …

ATRAN Map Matcher Test Film

From: John Mulac Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2011 To: Russ Reston Subject: ATRAN Map Matcher Test Film I came across some old ATRAN Map Matcher test film that was used to calibrate and test our MACE A guidance systems in 1959. It gives you a chance to see what the …

JB-57 Missile Simulator

March 7, 2011 Some interesting information and photos from Fred Horky. Thanks Fred!!! From: Frederick Horky Sent: Sunday, March 06, 2011 12:48 PM To: Russ Reston Subject: Sembach Missileer Stuff Russ, As mentioned, I’m trying desperately to cull through all my treasures to cut the bulk down some before our …

Sembach Kaserne

Wikipedia – Sembach Kaserne Effective 1 Oct 2010, the Air Force handed over control of Sembach Annex to the US Army, who then renamed the site Sembach Kaserne. Sembach Kaserne is part of what is called the Kaiserslautern Military Community [KMC]. It is used for housing American Army military personnel. …


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1959/60 Photos from John Mulac

December 19, 2010 From: John Mulac Subject: My stint at Sembach 1959-1960 Please add the enclosed photos to the 587MMS tab as I don’t see any others from my unit. I spent 13 months at the base, setting up the AANC Maintenance section on the flightline. We never had a …


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Our condolences to the family of Albert Stroud

April 27th, 2010 ALBERT E. STROUD (former 822nd TMS Launch Officer, Crew #7-21) Oct. 31, 1930-April 27, 2010 Albert Edward Stroud, 79, went to be with his Lord Tuesday at home. Funeral services will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at Faith Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dann Patrick …


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TAC Missileers 2011 Reunion

Plans for the 2011 TAC Missileers Reunion are starting to take shape! The reunion dates and hotel have been chosen and we are hoping for a great turnout. As usual, a good time is in store for all attendees. Please put these dates on your calendar and contact the hotel …


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Our condolences to the family of Lynn Wheatcraft

Our condolences go out to the family of Lynn Wheatcraft. During his Air Force career, Lynn was assigned to the 822nd TMS / 587th TMG and served as the Crew Chief for Long Count Launch Crew #4, and later as the Crew Chief for RFML Launch Crew #7-9. Lynn Delong Wheatcraft (1932 – …

MAST Photo – Info Requested

Griff Herren (son of Griffin Herren – 587th MMS) sent me this photo taken at Sembach AB in May 1959. Al Groft (587th MMS) was able to identify it as a photo of the MAST organization (Missile Automated Supply Technique). If anyone is able to provide additional information about the photo, …

Shear Bolts Will….

From: Jack L. Attebury (822nd TMS) Sent: Friday, August 06, 2010 To: Russ@SembachMissileers.org Subject: Shear Bolts Will Russ, I did not know there was a picture of this incident but I was on duty when this happened and it was my bird. I had to get up inside of the …


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Martin Mace Firing

Preparation of Martin Mace for Firing Holloman AFB – 2 September 1959 –28 minute video — White Sands Missile Range Museum Archival Holdings Courtesy of Mike Alexander


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Army to take charge of Sembach Annex

By Jennifer H. Svan, Stars and Stripes European edition, Tuesday, January 26, 2010 http://www.stripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=67510 KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — The Army will take control of Sembach Annex from the Air Force by the end of the fiscal year, ending months of rumors and speculation on the future of the base east of …