We are Veterans association consisting of TACAMO Active Duty, Veterans, Government civilians, Industry Partners and their Families.
The TACAMO Community Veterans Association (TCVA) is not-for-profit (501c3) organization, originally established in 1997 as TACAMO Survivors Association, also known as TSA. In 2012, the association’s name was changed due to the government agency TSA. At this time a new board of directors was appointed to grow the association beyond holding gatherings.
The mission builds a community to share common experiences at reunions, share the history of TACAMO, collect artifacts and memorabilia for display in museums to educate the public and celebrate the service and sacrifice of our members.
Building displays, collecting, cataloging and displaying artifacts in museums, donated by members.
Find a space that can be furnished to display artifacts donated by our membership and affiliates.
TCVA is always busy pursuing our missions to "build a community" and preserve and present the history of TACAMO. LINK
Membership dollars help TCVA defray the costs of recognizing TACAMO’s significance contributions to the strategic defense of our country. Membership dues alos support the actions of TCVA Board of Directors, who work to better the association, reunions, and preserve TACAMO's history.
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Hall of Fame
TCVA's criteria for selection:
Minimum 2 tours in TACAMO
Contributed to the mission/aircraft/morale/good reputation of TACAMO
Technical/professional/personal leadership - a mentor
Performed task or event that shaped the TACAMO mission
Generally recognized as deserving of this award
Categories-TACAMO Sailor, Industry Partner, Government Support, Posthumous, or Community Service
How does purchasing a raffle ticket support TCVA Heritage Center? TCVA provides visuals to share the mission of those who served in TACAMO.
TCVA Heritage Center Vision
Find space that can be furnished to display artifacts donated by our membership and affiliates.
VQ-3 TACAMO Museum Display with weather proof photos
891 Display in Pensacola at the National Naval Aviation Museum
Pax River Museum Display
Collecting TACAMO Artifacts
Reunion displays of TACAMO History
Destination reunions celebrating TACAMO History. Over several days attendees tour, visit with other TACAMO attendees and celebrate the incoming TACAMO Hall of Fame Inductees at the TACAMO Hall of Fame Banquet.
mini-Reunions are held in years that there is no TACAMO Hall of Fame Inductees Banquet at the reunion.
Next Reunion: 2021
Memorial Day Weekend
Located in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu
Etched on Memorial:
"Dedicated to all who served
the TACAMO Mission in
Memory of VQ-3 TACAMO Crew 4 who perished off the coast of Wake Island during a TACAMOPAC Mission in EC-130Q BUNO 156176 at 2230 hours local time on
JUNE 21, 1977
“Take Charge And Move Out = TACAMO”
A term coined for the mission… “To provide a mobile communications link in support of deployed strategic ballistic missile submarines”.
2015 3 mini-Reunions
Tucson @ Boneyard Safari
OKC (Crew 4 Gathering)
2018 Charleston, SC
2020 Moved to 2021 due to COVID
2021 Pax River