We would like to thank our loyal fellow members of the Nike Historical Society for your continued support over the years.
We will be closing the Society, including the store, as of March 31, 2024.
We have acquired a large repository of Nike technical information.
The web site will continue to be available.
It has been our pleasure to keep the legacy of the Nike missile's contribution of the successful conclusion to the Cold War.
the Board of Directors
Nike Historical Society
|Army Air Defense Command Post
|Alternate Battery Acquisition Radar
|Air Defense Artillery
|Automatic Data Link
|Air Defense Operations Center
|Automatic Data Processor
|US Army Air Defense Command
|Antitactical Ballistic Missile
|Ballistic Missile Early Warning System
|Battalion Operations Central
|Bachelor Officer Quarters
|Backup Interceptor Control
|Chemical Biological Radiological (from RL "Butch" Ball)
|Common Battles Signals (such as hand and arm signals)
|Commander in Chief, North American Air Defense Command
|Commander in Chief, Continental Air Defense Command
|Command Maintenance Management Inspections
|Combat Operations Center
|Continental Air Defense Command
|Command Post Exercise
After hours and on weekends, an E-5 or higher is designated as the Charge of Quarters (CQ) and as his assistant an E-4 is assigned as his runner- called a CQ Runner. The CQ makes sure everything that happens after hours is taken care of and recorded on the Morning Report. His runner is just that, he is the gofer and mans the Orderly Room when the CQ is out. (definition by Rocky Stovall)
(from Wikipedia)CQ or charge of quarters is a tasked duty in which a United States armed forces service member is to guard the front entrance to the barracks. It is usually a 24-hour shift in which the two service members, one a non-commissioned officer (NCO) and the other a lower enlisted service member, sit at a desk to monitor incoming and outgoing traffic into the barracks. There are usually additional duties, such as sweeping the entryway, cleaning the entrance restrooms, and checking the barracks laundry room for laundry left overnight. Other duties may include performing radio checks every few hours with other company barracks and battalion headquarters around the base or surrounding installations as well as bed checks to ensure service members are in their rooms with their doors locked by curfew. For example, some U.S. Armed Forces service members stationed in South Korea have a curfew for being on post, and another one for being in their own individual rooms with their doors locked.
Weekend shifts usually start at 0700 hours (7:00 a.m.), depending on the military branch and installation, and go for 24 hours. During the work week, the duty starts at between 1600 and 1630 hours (4:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.), also known as Close Of Business (COB). Service members are typically excused from duties the following day after being relieved by a senior NCO, in most cases the unit's first sergeant.
|Defense Acquisition Radar
|Distant Early Warning
(from Wikipedia) Duty Officer. A rotating position assigned to a junior military officer in a duty or watch system. The duty officer is charged with responsibility for a military unit and acts as the commanding officer's representative. The duty officer attends to menial tasks for the commanding officer such as being at the scene of an incident and being on call during the night. This duty is in addition to the officer's normal duties.
The duty officer's tour is generally 24 or 48 hours, after which he will be relieved by the oncoming duty officer listed on the roster or watchbill. The offgoing duty officer will turn over relevant data and documentation to his relief about the previous day's happenings, before returning to his normal duties (or going on liberty if his duty ends on a weekend or other non-work day).
|Fire Distribution System
|Fire Unit Integration Facility
|high energy explosive (not nuclear)
|High Power Acquisition Radar
|Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
|Integrated Fire Control
|Identification, Friend or Foe
|Improved Nike Hercules
|Kitchen Police: cleaning, serving, food preparation (e.g. cracking eggs, peeling potatoes, but not cooking) duty in the mess hall
|kiloTon. Measures the explosive power of nuclear bombs as the equivalent thousands of tons of conventional explosive
|Launch Control Trailer
|Low-Power Acquisition Radar
|Thermally insulated containers usually used to keep food hot or cold.
|Military Occupational Specialty: A code used to identify a specific job
|Missile Tracking Radar
|National Aeronautics and Space Administration
|Nuclear, Biological, Chemical
|North American Air Defense Command
|National Park Service
|Nuclear explosive (usually in reference to missile warheads)
|OD or OOD
(from Wikipedia) The officer of the day (OOD) is a detail rotated each day among the unit/post's commissioned officers and/or warrant officers. The OOD oversees security, guard, and law enforcement considerations as well as conducts inspections of dining facilities. Even if the officer has never served as aMP or is not qualified to serve as a provost marshal, all officer basic training courses include the training necessary to perform this duty. Specialist officers such as dentists, physicians, and lawyers have their own Officers of the Day who are responsible for carrying out the various missions of their respective specialties after the duty day is over. The dental officer of the day is called the DOD; the medical officer of the day is called the MOD.
|Operational Readiness Inspection
|P1 and P2
|Propay or Proficiency Pay (from RL "Butch" Ball)
|Personally Owned Vehicle
|Plan Position Indicator
|Post Exchange (a department store for military personel)
|Radar Bombing Scoring
|Remote Controlled Aerial Target
|Strategic Air Command
|Semiautomatic Ground Environment
|Sergeant First Class
|Short Notice Annual Practice
|Standard Operating Procedure
|TOE or TO&E
(From Wikipedia) In the U.S. Army, there are four basic types of TOEs:
Each TOE has a unique number that identifies it. When changes are needed, a table is not modified, instead, a new table is drafted from scratch.
|Technical Proficiency Inspections
|Target Ranging Radar
|Target Tracking Radar
|United States Army Air Defense School
|Very High Frequency
|White Sands Missile Range (New Mexico, USA)