The AAFM Newsletter - We publish a quarterly twenty page newsletter in March, June, September and December. You can review past issues in the Newsletter Library that is part of this web page.
Information about the latest issues of the AAFM Quarterly Newsletter are posted on the Warble Tone page - enter using the PAS Panel icon on the left top of each page.
The number of Members who have selected the Electronic Version of our quarterly newsletter continues to grow - over 1,000 members now prefer this version. The advantages are access about a month before the mailed issue and the version is in full color. It has allowed us substantial savings in printing and postage, and we have applied the funds to other AAFM programs. To have access to the new electronic version, your dues must be current. Email us at email@example.com to request access to the electronic version.
Missileer News - For news about missiles and missileers, try the Mercenary Missileer at www.missilenews.com and join in discussions with other missileers www.missileforums.com.
Return of the Missile Badge - Return of the Missile Badge - on 6 June 2008, Secretary of the Air Force Michael Wynne and Air Force Chief of Staff T. Michael Moseley conducted a ceremony at the Naitonal Museum of the US Air Force in Dayton,awarding the missile badge with operations designator to 14 officers representing the ICBM wings and training and test units. Issue of the missile badge had been discontinued in 2005, replaced by the Missile and Space Badge, the new wing-like badge shown below. As a move to reemphasize the importance of the nuclear mission, missile operators will once again wear the missile badge. Maintainers had continued to wear the original missile badge, now called the missile maintenance badge. We offer miniature lapel pins of all the badges on our Donations/Store page.
E-Mail Addresses - If you are an AAFM member, ensure that your e-mail address is registered with AAFM for our monthly e-mail updates.
Air Force Missileers Book - The AAFM book featuring a history of all ground and air launched missiles, histories of other special events and activities, photos, poems, cartoons, a listing of more than 5,000 missileers, bios of over 300 AAFM members and much more was published in November, 1998. Now available while supplies last driectry from our Donations and store page for a donation of $30.
"Missileers and the Cuban Missile Crisis" was published by AAFM for the 2012 National Meeting in Great Falls, MT. Copies are available in the Donations/Store area.
Book for Missileers - a variety of books about missileers and missiles. Note that we list new books on the "Warble Tone" on the "Books for Missileers" pages there are a number of new books about missiles and missileers, all by AAFM members:
Death from Below - by Lt Col (Ret) Philip Moore, a work of fiction, buy at www.buybooksontheweb.com.
John Boyes "Project Emily - John Boyes "Project Emily - Thor IRBM and the RAF" is now listed on www.Amazon.co.uk.
Steve McCurdy´s "The Whiteman Scenario", a work of fiction about crew members and maintenance at Whiteman. It is available at Amazon.
Lt Gen (Ret) Al Casey and his son completed a biography of Gen Jerry O´Malley. It can be ordered by going to http://aupress.maxwell.af.mil/.
Chuck Penson has put togetner a very good review of Titan II titled the "Titan II Handbook" - you can contact Chuck at 4310 N Old Tucson Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743
George Mindling and Bob Bolton have a new book documenting the history of Mace and Matador - you can contact George at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Sims has written a book about his period of duty in Mogadishu, Somalia, during the Black Hawk Down time period. If you are interested in an Air Force/Missileer perspective on this conflict, contact Bill at (210)690-493or email email@example.com.
David Stumpf´s excellent history of the Titan II is still available at www.uapress.com, go to bottom of the page, put Titan II in the search and it is easy from there.
"The Nuclear Express" by Thomas C. Reed and Danny B. Sillman, a new release in January, available on Amazon.com
Images of America series: Holloman Air Force Base - by Joe Page,including photos of Snark, Matador and Mace at Hollomon, Arcadia Publishing, available from Amazon.com
Missile Videos and Photo CDs - Missile Videos and Photo CDs - We have a collection of DVDs and CDs at the Donation Center. CDs include photo collections, historical documents and the dash one technical orders for Atlas, Titan I, Minuteman and Titan II. DVDs include old AF films, documentaries that AAFM members participated in and other missile related films and videos.
AAFM Library - We maintain a listing of over 500 sources of data about missiles. This listing is available from AAFM. Source materials are stored at our office and include books, magazines, articles, photographs and much more.
Interesting Web Sites for AAFM Members - A few interesting sites are listed below. Please give us your feedback and tell us about other interesting Web sites.
AF Retirees - Home page for AF Retirees from AF Personnel Center.
Titan II - Titan-II.com
Unofficial AF Locator
Dan Boelling´s Titan Site
A SAC Page
485th Tactical Missile Wing (Florennes)
38th Tactical Missile Wing
Web Page List - AAFM has compiled a list of other web pages with a wide variety of information about missiles, nuclear weapons, museums and other related areas. For a copy of the list, send an e-mail to AAFM and ask for the Web Page Lisitng.
Our Home page - the AAFM web page provides news directly to members who have access to the Internet, and publicizes our organization around the world. We maintain an e-mail address list of members, and provide monthly e-mail updates to all on the list. You can contact us directly by E-mail at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.