August 24, 2016: A Story of Gilbert Burke from his granddaughter, Emily A. Burke
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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