587th TMG (1960) – Photo Inquiry

587th TMG

Brenda Falconer Harris, the daughter of Capt. James E. Falconer is trying to identify / locate people shown in a 1960 photo of what appears to be the 587th Missile Maintenance Squadron. If you can help, please contact her.  Thanks! March 2016 My father, James E. Falconer, was at Sembach …

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Cazel / Pistol, Rifle and Judo Teams (1960/62)

Sembach Pistoleers at Range. Team Captain,MSgt. James Cazel, looks on.

USAF PHOTOS AND CLIPPINGS OF THE SEMBACH PISTOL, RIFLE AND JUDO TEAMS (1960-1962) Dedicated to the memory of CMSGT James E. Cazel, Sr.(1929-1998) photos scanned and submitted by Jim Cazel, Jr. Thank you Russ for this opportunity and forum to share and pass on some great memories of Sembach and to …

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Website Videos

Website Videos

All videos on the website have recently been updated so that they can be viewed on IOS and Android devices, as well as PCs. If you encounter any problems viewing the videos, send me an email. Thanks, Russ  

Sembach Kaserne Windshield Tour

Sembach Kaserne

Local German Sembach residents were given the opportunity last year to take a guided bus tour of Sembach Kaserne (aka Heuberg). As part of the tour, they they were given this informational document.

Sembach Flightline 2014

Sembach Heuberg

Horst Himbacher, a history buff and a member of the special interest group IG Area One eV lives in Mehlingen and enjoys cycling. During a recent outing he took some photos of what formerly was the Sembach Air Base Flightline and has kindly shared his photos.  Thanks, Horst! Note:   …

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Matador memorabilia available on eBay…

Matador Money Clip

March 25,2014 There are two pieces of Matador memorabilia currently for sale on eBay.  If you are interested, you need to act quickly. From: Robert Bolton Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 To: Russ Reston Subject: New eBay items that match: matador missile Good Morning Russ, I was alerted to these item …

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Signs of Sacrifice at Sembach Air Base

Sign dedicated to Pfc. Cole W. Larsen

SEMBACH, Germany – The very streets of Sembach Kaserne now bear the names of fallen heroes from the 18th Military Police Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command. The new road signs of Sembach now tell stories of patriotism, bravery and sacrifice. One of these stories recounts the sacrifice of soldiers who …

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AF Recruiting Ad – 1960

AF Recruiting Ad

From Hot Rod Magazine – March 1960 (courtesy of Nick Nicholson) Note the pictured missile – a Mace A Bird Click on image to enlarge.

Navy Warrior Transition Program – More Info

WTP - Welcome Aboard Package

In December 2012, the Navy’s Warrior Transition Program (WTP) was moved from Kuwait to Sembach, to better serve Sailors completing their IA assignments in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Iraq. The Navy developed the Warrior Transition Program in an effort to facilitate Individual Augmentee (IA) Sailors’ return and ease the reintegration process …

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Query – 38th TMW Photos (Circa 1963)

38th TMW Photo Lab

January 21, 2013 We’ve received a query about some 38th TMW Photographic Laboratory photos taken circa 1963.  Please contact Russ Reston if you provide any information about the occasion or people in the photos.  Thanks!  Russ From: Robert Küther Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2013 To: SembachMissileers.org Subject: Sembach Missileers Contact …

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Lightning Strikes Site #2

Mace A

December 30, 2012 Just received an update regarding an anecdote that was posted on the website back in February, 2008 that described a lightning strike at Site #2 back in the mid 1960s…  (see below) Russ February, 2008 From an email received from Lt. Nix Adams (823rd TMS, Crew 2-15) …

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Navy Warrior Transition Program

Warrior Transition Program

Navy program arrives at Sembach Kaserne December 14, 2012 By Rick Scavetta, U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern http://www.army.mil/article/93018/Navy_program_arrives_at_Sembach_Kaserne/ SEMBACH, Germany – The U.S. Navy has opened a Warrior Transition Program at U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern, a step that leaders say will continue to support Sailors returning to naval duties after serving …

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NATO Brigade completes move to Sembach

Army NATO Brigade

U.S. Army NATO Brigade Story by Sgt. 1st Class John Wollaston September 7, 2012 SEMBACH, Germany – The U.S. Army NATO Brigade has completed its move to Sembach Kaserne as part of the realignment of U.S. forces in Europe. Five weeks ago, the Brigade cased its colors in Schwetzingen their …

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Sembach Soldiers ‘Kick Back’ at New Warrior Zone

New Warrior Zone

August 16, 2012 By Capt. Daniëlle Hamer, 30th MEDCOM Public Affairs http://www.army.mil/article/85642/Sembach_Soldiers__Kick_Back__at_New_Warrior_Zone/ Sembach, Germany — The smell of new leather embraces Soldiers who walk into the renovated Warrior Zone in the bowling alley on Sembach Kaserne. Soldiers entering the Warrior Zone are welcomed by tall coffee-shop style tables, magazines to …

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Improvements continue on Sembach Kaserne

Sembach Improvements

July 5, 2012 By: Mr. Mark Heeter (IMCOM) KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Throughout the remainder of this fiscal year, Sembach Kaserne will become the new workplace for hundreds of Soldiers and civilians, including the headquarters of the Installation Management Command-Europe, the U.S. Army Europe Band, and the 30th Medical Command, among …

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Recollections of a Sembach Matador Missileer

May 9, 2012 Submitted by Jim Gale Sembach AB – June 1956 through June 1959 11th TMS – 587th Support Squadron (armament section) When I went to Sembach in June of 1956 I was an A/2C. I was making 97 dollars a month whether I needed it or not. 🙂 We …

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Site II – Soon to be a Solar Park

Sembach Solar Park

May 2012 Sembach Air Base’s former Mace Missile Site II in Enkenbach will soon become a solar energy ‘farm’. The land is currently being cleared, after many years of over-growth and neglect. A private investor, with public funding assistance, plans to build a photovoltaic power station (also known as a …

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Sembach Vets Reunion

Sembach AB

From: Ed Albert Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2012 To: Russ Reston Subject: Sembach Air Base veterans reunion Dear Russ, As you know, the Sembach Veterans Organization is organizing a mini-reunion for September 2012 to visit Sembach Kaserne (the former Sembach Air Base) in Germany. We expect some of your members …

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Training Daze at Orlando AFB

Orlando AFB (photo courtesy of Fred Horky)

From: Fred Horky Sent: Tuesday, January 24 To: Russ Reston Subject: Training Daze at Orlando AFB Russ, by only having been involved with the Mace during the RFML (Rapid Fire Multiple Launch), you definitely missed out on a lot of the fun we had with the initial mobile, one-crew, one-missile …

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Sembach’s Matador Roots

Matador (photo courtesy of Robert W. O'Brien)

January 9, 2012 I went to Sembach with the 11th TMS after tech school at Lowry AFB for Nuclear Weapons 46350. I was in the armament section of the 587th support squadron. If you will permit me I’ll just touch on a few things from my era since they constituted …

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Sembach to develop a net-zero energy master plan

Energy

December 9, 2011 Vision 2025: USACE, Sembach develop net-zero energy master plan SEMBACH, Germany — Representatives from Sembach Kaserne, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District and Parsons architecture and engineering firm met earlier this month to kick off an energy-based master planning process aimed at achieving net zero …

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Sembach Kaserne gets communication upgrade

November 23.2011 By Elizabeth Casebeer, U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Württemberg www.army.mil/article/69805/Sembach_Kaserne_gets_communication_upgrade/ HEIDELBERG, Germany — A $7.1 million voice and data infrastructure project to upgrade communication capabilities began recently at Sembach Kaserne. In early November, Denise Miller, deputy to the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern commander, took part in project’s groundbreaking ceremony. The …

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Sembach residents to see increase in services

Kaiserslautern American http://www.kaiserslauternamerican.com/article.php?i=18398 November 16, 2011 Sembach residents to see increase in services by Dijon Rolle U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Württemberg Public Affairs It’s the newest “gem” in U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern’s crown of Army installations. Last October, Installation Management Command officially acquired Sembah Kaserne, formerly known as Sembach Annex, from …

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Grünstadt – Jost Brewery Picture

Jost Brewery - 29 April 1900 (photo coutesy of Bob Bolton)

August 24, 2011 Bob, thanks for sharing the photo! Russ From: Robert Bolton Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2011 To: Russ Reston Subject: Jost Brewery Picture From 1900 Russ, Friday for our 45th Wedding anniversary, one of the things Ingrid gave me was an old, out of print book, on Grünstadt, …

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Query re Capt. William R. Malone

July 24, 2011 I just received a query from Scott Malone, son of Capt. William R. Malone, 38th TMW, looking for folk that might have known his dad / family). If you can help, please contact me.  Thanks! Russ Reston To: Sembach Missileers From: Scott Malone Date: July 24, 2011 Hi …

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Martin Service News

Martin Service News (Courtesy of John Mulac)

Photos courtesy of John Mulac – 587th MMS / 38th MMS Click on images to enlarge.