Air Force Missileers

Follow the history of Air Force Missileers and missile programs.

Air Force Missileers

Author: Turner Publishing Company

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

ISBN: 1563114550

Page: 136

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Follow the history of Air Force Missileers and missile programs. Including Snark, Bomarc, Matador, Mace, Thor, Jupiter, Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, Peacekeeper, Space Launch, Air-to-Air, Air-to-Ground and a variety of other programs. Includes rare photos, patches, maps, charts, personal experience stories, Air Force Missileers veteran's biographies, and roster of Air Force Missileers association members.

Association of the Air Force Missileers

Follow the history of Air Force Missileers and missile programs. Including Snark, Bomarc, Matador, Mace, Thor, Jupiter, Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, Peacekeeper, Space Launch, Air-to-Air, Air-to-Ground and a variety of other programs.

Association of the Air Force Missileers

Author: Turner Publishing

Publisher: Turner

ISBN: 9781683367048

Page: 136

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Follow the history of Air Force Missileers and missile programs. Including Snark, Bomarc, Matador, Mace, Thor, Jupiter, Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, Peacekeeper, Space Launch, Air-to-Air, Air-to-Ground and a variety of other programs. Includes rare photos, patches, maps, charts, personal experience stories, Air Force Missileers veteran's biographies, and roster of Air Force Missileers association members.

Air Force Missileers and the Cuban Missile Crisis

This book is an collection of personal stories by AAFM members and other who experience the tension filled period that began at the end of October 1962 and ended when the Soviets agreed to remove the missiles from Cuba.

Air Force Missileers and the Cuban Missile Crisis

Author: David W Bath

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Page: 112

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During 1962, the United States Air Force was activating new intercontinental ballistic missile systems (ICBMs) at bases around the United States, adding Atlas F. Titan I and II and Minuteman missiles to the already existing Atlas D and E ICBMs and the Thor, Jupiter, Matador and Mace missiles already on alert around the world. A number of the members of the Association of Air Force Missileers (AAFM) were involved with these missile systems, and many others were serving with BOMARC air defense missiles, Hound Dog air-launched missiles and other missile systems. In October1962, the U.S. discovered that the Soviet Union had placed nuclear armed medium range ballistic missiles in Cuba. The resulting confrontation between these two super powers brought U.S. military forces to the highest alert posture ever attained. This book is an collection of personal stories by AAFM members and other who experience the tension filled period that began at the end of October 1962 and ended when the Soviets agreed to remove the missiles from Cuba.

Assured Destruction

This book documents the rapid development of nuclear ballistic missiles in the United States and their equally swift demise after the Cuban Missile Crisis, revealing how these drastic changes negatively influenced both the Air Force and the ...

Assured Destruction

Author: David Bath

Publisher: US Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9781682474938

Page: 256

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This book documents the rapid development of nuclear ballistic missiles in the United States and their equally swift demise after the Cuban Missile Crisis, revealing how these drastic changes negatively influenced both the Air Force and the missile community.

U S Air Force Tactical Missiles

Victors in the Cold War, Association of Air Force Missileers, David K. Stumpf, Turner Publishing Company, Paducah, Kentucky, 1998 38th Tactical Missile ...

U S  Air Force Tactical Missiles

Author: George Mindling

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557000297

Page: 342

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The U.S. Air Force Tactical Missiles, 1949-1969, The Pioneers offers the rich, fascinating history of the first surface-to-surface tactical missiles of the U.S. Air Force, the winged, nuclear-capable Matador and Mace missiles, and their units and personnel in West Germany, Taiwan, Korea, Okinawa and the United States. The U.S. Air Force Tactical Missiles, 1949-1969, The Pioneers ties that unique era and those of other tactical missiles together in a remarkably broad, deep and valuable perspective that also includes the World War II German V-1 and reaches back all the way to the first flight in the United States in 1916 of an aircraft not controlled by a pilot.

Air Force Magazine

Most Officer Fields Are Vulnerable In the upcoming round of force cuts , lieutenants who are pilots , navigators , missileers , and satellite specialists ...

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Unmanned Systems of World Wars I and II

Air Force Missileers. 1998. “Bomarc IM-99A and B / CIM-10A and B.” In Association of the Air Force Missileers, 20–21. Paducah, KY: Turner Publishing.

Unmanned Systems of World Wars I and II

Author: H. R. Everett

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262029227

Page: 757

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The first comprehensive technical history of air, land, sea, and underwater unmanned systems, by a distinguished U.S. Navy roboticist. Military drones have recently been hailed as a revolutionary new technology that will forever change the conduct of war. And yet the United States and other countries have been deploying such unmanned military systems for more than a century. Written by a renowned authority in the field, this book documents the forgotten legacy of these pioneering efforts, offering the first comprehensive historical and technical accounting of unmanned air, land, sea, and underwater systems. Focusing on examples introduced during the two world wars, H. R. Everett meticulously traces their development from the mid-nineteenth century to the early Cold War. A pioneering Navy roboticist, Everett not only describes these systems in detail but also reverse-engineers the designs in order to explain how they operated in real-world conditions of the time. More than 500 illustrations—photographs, drawings, and plans, many of them never before published—accompany the text. Everett covers the evolution of early wire-guided submersibles, tracing the development of power, propulsion, communication, and control; radio-controlled surface craft, deployed by both Germany and Great Britain in World War I; radio-controlled submersibles; radio-controlled aircraft, including the TDR-1 assault drone project in World War II—which laid the groundwork for subsequent highly classified drone programs; and remote-controlled ground vehicles, including the Wehrmacht's Goliath and Borgward demolition carriers.

Minuteman

... WS-133A Technical Facilities, First Operational Deployment Area, Minot AFB, ND, Association of Air Force Missileers Collection, Sheets A-8, S-57.

Minuteman

Author: David Stumpf

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 1682261549

Page: 592

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In Minuteman: A Technical History of the Missile That Defined American Nuclear Warfare, David K. Stumpf demystifies the intercontinental ballistic missile program that was conceived at the end of the Eisenhower administration as a key component of the US nuclear strategy of massive retaliation. Although its nuclear warhead may have lacked power relative to that of the Titan II, the Minuteman more than made up for this in terms of numbers and readiness to launch—making it the ultimate ICBM. Minuteman offers a fascinating look at the technological breakthroughs necessary to field this weapon system that has served as a powerful component of the strategic nuclear triad for more than half a century. With exacting detail, Stumpf examines the construction of launch and launch control facilities; innovations in solid propellant, lightweight inertial guidance systems, and lightweight reentry vehicle development; and key flight tests and operational flight programs—all while situating the Minuteman program in the context of world events. In doing so, the author reveals how the historic missile has adapted to changing defense strategies—from counterforce to mutually assured destruction to sufficiency.

The Missile Plains

Our special thanks extend to the staff of the National Park Service, including project manager Ron Cockrell, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Historian Sue Lamie, Badlands National Park Superintendent William R. Supernaugh, contract ...

The Missile Plains

Author: Christina Slattery

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781468044010

Page: 224

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The purpose of this study is to bring to light the history and context of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site. To achieve this goal, a number of individuals and organizations have generously shared their knowledge and resources. Our special thanks extend to the staff of the National Park Service, including project manager Ron Cockrell, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Historian Sue Lamie, Badlands National Park Superintendent William R. Supernaugh, contract manager Ron Eilefson, Mary McVeigh and Dan Savage of the Denver Service Center, Historic American Engineering Record staff, and additional National Park Service staff that reviewed and commented on the study. We would also like to thank individuals at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota who offered support and provided access to research materials, including Tim Pavek, Environmental Engineer with the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron; Cheryl Cordray, Rich Kauk, and Dan Rexroad in the Real Estate division of the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron; and Staff Sergeant Dennis Wilkinson of the Ellsworth Air Force Base the 28th Bomb Wing History Office. We are especially grateful to the individuals who took the time to be interviewed thereby providing valuable insight on many topics of this study. Our thanks go to: Jay Davis, Ted Hustead, John LaForge, Wendy McNiel, Gene Williams, and Tom Wilson. Our appreciation is extended to several individuals and organizations that offered their support and resources, including Charles Simpson of the Association of Air Force Missileers; Ron Alley of the South Dakota Air and Space Museum; Michael L. Faust of Peter Kiewit and Sons' Inc. in Omaha, Nebraska, for sharing historic construction images and company newsletters; Bonnie Urfer and the Nukewatch organization for providing information and sharing photographs; and the staff of the South Dakota State Historic Preservation Office. In addition our thanks go to the staffs of the various repositories with whom we consulted during the course of research for this project: Dr. Frederick Shaw and Joseph Caver and the staff of the Air Force Historical Research Agency at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama; the Air University Library at Maxwell Air Force Base; Bill Burr and the staff of the National Security Archive in Washington, D.C.; the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston; the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library in Abilene, Kansas; the Harry S. Truman Library in Independence, Missouri; the National Archives and Records Administration; the Boeing Archives; and the South Dakota State Historical Society State Archives.

Camp Cooke and Vandenberg Air Force Base 1941 1966

Washington, D.C.: Center ofMilitary History, U.S. Army, 1961. Association of Air Force Missileers, with David K. Stumpf. Air Force Missileers.

Camp Cooke and Vandenberg Air Force Base  1941 1966

Author: Jeffrey E. Geiger

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786478551

Page: 284

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During World War II, hundreds of military training installations were built throughout the United States to prepare servicemen for the rigors of overseas combat. One such installation was Camp Cooke in California, which since 1957 has become an internationally recognized missile and rocket base renamed Vandenberg Air Force Base. This book examines the history of the camp, starting with its construction. Established some 150 miles north of Los Angeles, Cooke was designed for armored divisions, but by the end of the war hundreds of other specialized organizations trained there. It supported many USO clubs and attracted some of Hollywood's leading entertainers as well as many from radio and stage. With the outbreak of the Korean War, Cooke supported Army National Guard and reserve units. Its large hospital cared for war evacuees and Army medical cases from other parts of the globe. When it became an Air Force base, America's first spy satellite program was conducted from there. The intelligence data collected from these missions exploded the myth of a "missile gap" with the Soviet Union. At the height of the Cold War, America's first ICBM missile equipped with a nuclear warhead was based at Vandenberg.

The Cold War Defense of the United States

Air Force Missileers and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Breckenridge, Colorado: Association of Air Force Missileers, 0 . Berhow, Mark A., and Mark L. Morgan ...

The Cold War Defense of the United States

Author: John E Bronson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476635811

Page: 272

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During the Cold War, as part of its defense strategy against the Soviet Union, the U.S. was forced to establish means of massive long-range attack in response to Soviet advancements in weaponry. These defenses detected and tracked manned bomber aircraft, hostile submarines and missiles launched from the other side of the world. This book shows how these defenses evolved from fledgling stop-gap measures into a complex fabric of interconnected combinations of high-tech equipment over 40 years. Maps illustrate the extent of the geographic coverage required for these warning and response systems and charts display the time frames and vast numbers of both people and equipment that made up these forces.

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Vandenberg Air Force Base

Charlie Simpson (Association of Air Force Missileers), and Col. David Arnold for their assistance. The help provided by the staff of the Vandenberg Library ...

Vandenberg Air Force Base

Author: Joseph T. Page II

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467132098

Page: 128

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A historical cornucopia ranging from native tribal lands and ranch living to infantry training grounds and missile launch site, the location currently known as Vandenberg Air Force Base has held an amazing legacy that continues today. Stretching over 45 miles of pristine California coastline and covering over 99,000 acres, the base has been the vanguard for the United States' space and missile program. Showcasing over 1,900 launches since 1957, Vandenberg put the world's first photoreconnaissance (spy) satellite into orbit and is the only launch location for America's operational intercontinental ballistic missile force. Within Vandenberg's lands are ancient rock drawings from the native Chumash tribe, hundreds of species of plants, insects, and animals, and untouched beaches--protected and thriving under the military's stewardship of the lands. Within these pages are stories and photographs that highlight Vandenberg Air Force Base's legacy as the free world's first missile base.

Does Causality Orientation Moderate the Relationship Between Assignment Choice and Academic Achievement in Air Force Officers Performing the Nuclear M

United States Air Force Officers are not often given the choice of career fields when they enter active duty.

Does Causality Orientation Moderate the Relationship Between Assignment Choice and Academic Achievement in Air Force Officers Performing the Nuclear M

Author: Christopher J. Ewing

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1599423863

Page: 70

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United States Air Force Officers are not often given the choice of career fields when they enter active duty. This may have some impact on performance on an academic measure in the assigned field. In addition to choice, levels of two causality orientations were assessed using Deci and Ryan's 1985 General Causality Orientation Scale, 12-Vignette version. Causality orientations are posited to exist in varying degrees in every individual and, for the purposes of this study, are tested to determine their association with academic achievement in a situation of limited choice. The overall aim of this study is to determine whether choice and/or causality orientation predict academic achievement in missileers, and if a moderation model represents the relationship between the predictors and academic achievement. Missileers at Minot Air Force Base, the 91st Missile Wing, were surveyed and data regarding choice, a single month's aggregate academic scores and causality orientation were collected. Neither choice nor causality orientation alone predicted monthly test scores. Causality orientation moderated the relationship between choice and monthly test scores. Those respondents who reported that they had received their assignment of choice had higher monthly test scores when they also had high levels of autonomy relative to controlled orientation. In the group which reported they had not received their assignment of choice, there were no associations between choice, causality orientation and monthly test scores.

Critical Issues in the History of Spaceflight

The Association of Air Force Missileers publishes a newsletter and has a Web site that frequently contains missile stories and historical information.44 ...

Critical Issues in the History of Spaceflight

Author: Steven J. Dick

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In March 2005, the NASA History Division and the Division of Space History at the National Air and Space Museum brought together a distinguished group of scholars to consider the state of the discipline of space history. This volume is a collection of essays based on those deliberations. The meeting took place at a time of extraordinary transformation for NASA, stemming from the new Vision of Space Exploration announced by President George W. Bush in January 204: to go to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. This Vision, in turn, stemmed from a deep reevaluation of NASA?s goals in the wake of the Space Shuttle Columbia accident and the recommendations of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board. The new goals were seen as initiating a "New Age of Exploration" and were placed in the context of the importance of exploration and discovery to the American experiences. (Amazon).