Al Kellogg tells Dave Donovan what it took to be selected as a Nike missileman, and how not eating liver and onions in the mess hall could get you extra dessert.
Nike and Hawk units from Okinawa are having a reunion October 20-24 at Branson MO.
The Alaska Nike Vet's Reunion Committee is planning a reunion in Tucson, Arizona for October 31 through November 3 or 4, 2016.
February 5, 2016: In 1962 Moscow implemented a clandestine plan to locate nuclear-capable surface-to-surface missiles in Cuba. In response, the United States blockaded the island of Cuba by surrounding it with naval ships, creating an umbrella of Air Force interceptors and bombers, and positioning surface-to-air and surface-to-surface missiles in South Florida. These events brought the world to the brink of thermonuclear war and the potential for mutually assured destruction (MAD) of humankind. An essay by Charles Carter
SP5 Don Mullis has contributed a list of the trials and tribulations he faced while working on Nikes.
CWO-3 Bill G. Price sent a couple of photos of HM-95.
Vince LaRosa was stationed at B Btry 4th of 43 and the 87th Artillery GP at Fort Richardson AK. He sent their unit crests and other photos.
November, 2015: Ted Swanson alerts us to WLRN's web page with many articles on the Cuban Missile crisis, including the role of Nike missiles.
Aug. 3, 2015: We've added four more cartoons by Bob Matlick to our HUMOR page. These wonderful old cartoons give some hint of the intensity of some Nike work while at the same time being irreverent about it all.
SP-5 Robert Layman, "B" Battery Missile Tracking Operator 75-78, manned a display for Homestead, FL Military Appreciation Day 30 May 2015
You can buy this new decal, designed by Al Kellogg, in the Nike Historical Society on-line store.
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