Nike veterans, historians, preservationists, and other interesting people will meet at Nike launcher site and National Park Service Museum SF-88 September 3rd, 2016 at 11:30 AM. There will be conversations about military service, the Nike system, how to interpret the Nike system in history, and the cold war. Bring your stories and memorabilia. Hosting and food will be provided by the Nike Historical Society.
National Park Service site SF-88 is the best preserved and restored Nike Launcher site in the world. The site is located in the Marin Headlands of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, just north of and across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco California.
The sign-up deadline has been extended to August 22.
The Nike Historical Society invites you to attend this gathering. We need to hear from you by August 22. Send your reservation request to the Nike Historical Society secretary. [secretary(at)NikeMissile(dot)org] Most importantly, tell her how many people you expect to be in your group. There is no charge for this event, but, as always, we would be happy to have you as a member of the Nike Historical Society.
August 24, 2016: A Story of Gilbert Burke from his granddaughter, Emily A. Burke
The Nike Historical Society will host a picnic for veterans and other guests September 3rd at SF-88.
July, 2016: Our Veterans Health section has additional pages with information and links, with emphasis on Veterans Administration health care, asbestos, and chemical exposure. Thanks go to Don Mullis for help with this.
May 26, 2016: Michael Williquette tells a story of a bullet fired in a barn containing nuclear tipped missiles.
May 26, 2016: Photographer Richard Lewis has made recent photographs and has written about Nike missile sites PH-23/25, PH-58, and NY-56.
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.
You can buy this new decal, designed by Al Kellogg, in the Nike Historical Society on-line store.
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