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Michael Kline from Knoxville wrote on May 29, 2018
So happy to find this website. 2134th Communications Squadron 86 to 88. The best two years of my life. The photo's bring back so many great memories. They had just finished the first barrack remodeling when I left for Homestead AFB.

Thank You to all who contributed to create this website!
Heinz Weissmann from Pattaya wrote on May 21, 2018
I worked as a Technical German civilian from 1956 till 1961 at the Base Communication Center.
Great Time for me.
David Kingman MSGT USAF (Retired) from Shalimar FL wrote on May 8, 2018
Sembach AB was my duty station 1959 - 1961. I worked on Mace mobile support equipment mounted on MM-1 Terracruzer trucks. Enjoyed flying model planes with the Sembach Interceptors club. Lived in the barracks before moving off base to Otterberg and Baalborn. Many happy memories.
Fred Mingle from Decatur wrote on May 5, 2018
Fred Mingle stationed at sembach air base, Germany from 1953 until 1956 as a air policeman. I loved the time I was there.
Jeff Fower from Tacoma wrote on January 31, 2018
I was at Wiesbaden AB in '75 when the word came down that the Air Force and Army were switching bases and my outfit the 601st TACC Squadron was heading south. It was like going from nice city life to the middle of a wheat field. Wasn't all bad but a little too remote considering I didn't have a car. Fond memories of Operation Reforger sleeping in tents and a shower once in awhile. Celebrated the Fourth of July Bicentenial there..lots of beer and football. Left some good buddies behind when I left in early '77. Nice website...
Burton Lasater from Diamondhead Mississippi wrote on January 10, 2018
Just a up date I just turned 88 today 10 Jan 2018. Sembach was a baner time for me wish I could do it all over again.
David Greene from Portland, Oregon wrote on September 29, 2017
I was lucky enough to be stationed at Sembach from 85 to 87. Turns out it was the most content period of my 20's. I should have enjoyed it more! I was the supply clerk embedded in the maintenance squadron for the CH-53 helicopters. Supply did not know I was on base and Maintenance thought they did and left me alone. I had a 4 man room to myself in the Maintenance barracks for most the two years. As Supply did not know I was there I was assigned no base details and was left pretty much under cover. As I was leaving there was a lot of surprised faces asking "who are you" and "How long have you been here?". Of course I had to catch up on all the missed vaccinations!
Mike Bush from Winder GA wrote on April 18, 2017
My dad Evern "Gene" Bush was a member of the 38th TMW and I believe was at Sembach around 1957-1959 and probably before that time also. Also looking for a soldier who went by "Gino" sorry, I don't have a last name, who was there around that same time.
bob braun from san jose, ca wrote on April 18, 2017
Radar tech on MSQ radar at Orlando and the cape. ran plotting board (oa-132) for matador USAF acceptance test. Lt Droke ran first mission, also he did the first remote detonation of a missile about 20 miles south and east of Canaveral. Had msq-1 number 1 at the cape; also received the first msq-1a from reeves corp. ncoic of msq-1a guidance system at garian, Libya. fluent in german. Helped select and setup several missile guidance sites in Germany, including alzey, steinfeld, and landsberg. One of 4 to train on link aviation matador simulator. detached to reeves corp and link aviation to install missile simulators and train guidance officers. developed secondary radar remote system later used on all radars. drove incredibly ugly 1956 olds super 88, chartreuse and dark grey.
ERIC SCHUBERT from GULFPORT wrote on March 14, 2017
CAME TO SEMBACH FROM 11TMW IN ORLANDO ON 1ST MOVE IN 56....WAS IN COMM & GUIDANCE SQD TILL RETURN TO US IN 58...BEST DUTY WAS LANDSBERG HAD A BALL AT LAUNCH SITE IN LYBIA. DARN GOOD DUTY STATION BUT WENT TO END MILITARY CAREER IN NAVY......
colin hinds from lexington nebraska wrote on March 11, 2017
Was a member of the 2134th comm sq. from dec 1st 1975 to dec 1st 1977. Good tour and loved every minute of being there. would like to see the bach again someday
Admin Reply by: Russ Reston
SembachMissileers.org does not organize any reunions. Many Sembach Mace / Matador veterans are members of TAC Missileers (www.TacMissileers.org). TAC Missileers has a reunion every other year. Many Sembach folk attend. In October 2017, TAC Missileers is having a reunion in Las Vegas. See this link for more info... http://www.tacmissileers.org/2017-reunion-las-vegas/
Johnny Marney from Salina, Okla wrote on March 10, 2017
I started in the Matador in Orlando in 1956, then crosstrained so to speak to the Mace and was an Instructor till 1962 when I went to Germany as a Combat Crew Member.. Worked at Hahn's Site 4 and the Training site..as a Crew Chief, with Capt Lewis and then Lt Broglie.. Was a fun tour of duty..Then SAC happened in 1966.. Retired in 1978..
Bill Didier from Portland, Oregon wrote on March 7, 2017
Bob Bolton:
Just got onto this website through Russ Reston's email today and noticed I am shown as Missileer of the day. Which day I don't know. I remarried about 8 1/2 years ago (married on Halloween Day 2008. I live with my wife Judy in a 55+ community weat of Portland, Oregon. Spending a lot of time enjoying retirement, golfing and adventuring. We're in the middle of a two-week stay in Carlsbad, CA where my son and family llive. Spent today touring San Diego; had a great time with the temperature 70F. It's been snowing in Portland the last couple of days. Talk with my old launch officer buddies on occasion, Buck Cashiola, Nixon Adams and Jack Chyle. Hope everyone is in
great health and living the good lifel
Bill
Admin Reply by: Russ Reston
Bill, apparently it was your "lucky" day. The website automatically "picks" a missiler of the day from a list of people known to have served at Sembach. Regards, Russ. ????
James E. (Jim) Crockett from Huntingdon, TN wrote on January 18, 2017
I was stationed at Sembach AFB from about July 1963 until September 1966.

I was a part of 38th MMS, and was a flight control specialist.

My wife & I enjoyed much of the Germany visit, but we were both ready to reenter the good ol' USA.

After that, I cross-trained into heavy radar, and went to the new facility inside Cheyenne mountain near Colorado Springs. I also worked at Ent AFB, located inside Colorado Springs. It was only one or two city blocks in physical size.

I did enjoy that assignment. After 45 years, I (and my wife) are still in love with Colorado, and the entire Rocky Mountain area.
Bill Berks wrote on January 13, 2017
Stationed at Sembach AB with the 38th Tactical Missile Group- Air Police K-9's 1962-1964
Had a 19 year break in service- went into the reserves in 1983 and came back to Germany with HQ USAFE- Ramstein. Billeted at Sembach many times 1997-2000. Remember seeing Sam Cooke, Brenda Lee, Tex Ritter at the NCO club across from my barracks. Parking lot now has a Post Office there.
Many great memories- looking for my K-9 buddies
Burton Lasater from Diamondhead MS wrote on January 12, 2017
I was stationed at Sembach 1958 -1961
38th TMW.
Robert Cook from Marlborough wrote on December 27, 2016
I was stationed at Sembach 38th MMS from 1961 to 1964.
I was on ground support for the mace. Worked on the transport vehicles and power supplys.
Also at Bitburg missle site.Trying to find others that worked with me.
Admin Reply by: Russ Reston
You may want to check the TAC Missileers membership list. Some members served at Sembach. http://www.tacmissileers.org/active-members/

ps - I think you meant 38th MMS not 34th MMS.

Regards,
Russ
jerome watts from West Grove wrote on December 22, 2016
Sembach AFB 601 Squadron 1970's
richard stewart from hamilton ohio wrote on December 7, 2016
i was at sembach air base 1961-63 38th air police
i saw alot of the mace missle pad
Ralph Ramos from Ogden Utah wrote on November 19, 2016
I was stationed at Sembach 1967-1969 as a radar operator.
Ken Lasher wrote on September 5, 2016
I was at one of the sites at Sembach, the last night. We worked on a backup missile until midnight, then shut everything down. Spent the next 2-3 months dismanuling and moth balling everything. Had a great time at Sembach.
Gary P Colsch from Shalimar, FL 32579 wrote on August 31, 2016
Thank you for reminding us of the 50th
anniversary of the 38th shutdown. As one of those with Bob Bolton at the gate at Gruenstadt, I will always remember the simultaneous shutdown of all the noise makers and the eerie silence. Even though I spent less than 2 1/2 years in the 38th at Gruenstadt, it has been a major landmark in my life.
Belinda Wilson Courtney from Champaign, IL wrote on July 6, 2016
My dad, Harry Wilson, was stationed at Sembach from 1978-1981. My brother, sisters, mom, and I were with him. We had some wonderful friends who were our overseas family. My parents are celebrating 50 years of marriage and we are trying to locate James "Jim" Rich and his wife, Sandy, who had Kim and Ginny. If anyone has any idea how to contact them, that would be terrific. My parents think Jim was stationed there 76-80. Thank you for your help.
George MacChlerie from Daytona Beach wrote on June 25, 2016
I was raised in Winter Park, FL and back in 1955 we needed a new Jr high school (Glenridge) and while under construction we went to Signal Hill where they had temp buildings for us.

remember the name Pine castle and the change to McCoy!
John Robertson from Rochester NY wrote on June 13, 2016
38 TMW FEB 1962-AUG 1965
MILITARY PAY