ELMO SMOKES SRAGICS by Bob Houf

Sponsored by TCVA Membership, Join Today. Click Here! Bob Houf, MT1(SS)DV SSB(N)617 Gold 6 patrols 1969-72 Although my role on the USS Alexander Hamilton SSB(N)617 Gold crew was as a Missile Technician, I also qualified to stand Radioman of the Watch in the radio shack. I was able to copy high speed Morse Code - having been a ham radio operator for 5 years before I enlisted at age 18. The normal radio communications for subs on patrol was to receive encrypted messages that did not require human code decryption – the machines copied the message and also decoded it for use on the boat. This type of cryptographic equipment was infamously introduced to the world when the USS Pueblo was capt

2018 TACAMO Reunion "Charleston, SC", Restaurants with a View

Reunion Dates: November 8 to 12 It's no secret that Holy City sunsets and Charleston waterfronts are some of the most coveted views around, but where can you relax with a glass of wine or a plate of food while taking in these phenomenons? There's a few rooftop bars or spots nestled on the water worth visiting — many offer seafood, and all offer libations. Anywhere with a view is sure to attract tourists, check out the list by going to Charleston Area Restaurants with a View ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4 Types of Rooms Available Rooms are Limited Available Reservation Cut-off August 8, 2018 Room Rates and Hotel Information

TCVA Fallen Kim Brandon

It is with much sadness TCVA reports the passing on one of TACAMO brothers, Kim Brandon, VQ-4. September 14, 1946 - March 17, 2018 Winnsboro, Texas Funeral announcement from Kim's family will be out next week. Our TACAMO Community extends our condolences to Kim's family and friends. Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate, RIP Kim Brandon Steven Brandon, Son "Today a great man has been called home to be with the lord. He is my father, my best friend, my hero, and my mentor. He was rough around the edges and a bit ornery but he was loving and caring and would give his shirt off his back to a complete stranger if they needed it. He served his country proudly for 23 years in the Navy, he was a

TCVA Welcomes Captain Mike Black as 17th Commodore of Strategic Communications Wing ONE Task Force 1

Captain Michael F. Black Commander Strategic Communications Wing ONE Task Force 124 Michael F. Black graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. He was commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program in May 1993. He earned a Master of Science degree in Management from Troy State University in May 1994. Upon completion of flight training at NAS Whiting Field, FL and Reese AFB, TX, he was designated a Naval Aviator in February 1996. His sea duty assignments include tours with Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron FOUR (VQ-4) at Tinker AFB, OK as a junior officer qualifying as an E-6B Instructor Pilot and Mission Commander

A Heartfelt Thanks from the 5th Commodore to the 16th Commodore

Captain Edward D. McCabe Commander Strategic Communications Wing ONE Task Force 124 Hey TACAMO Friday, 16 March, Mikey Black takes over for Tic McCabe …Congrats to Mikey…It will be another GREAT NAVY DAY!!! I wanted to give a shout out in behalf of TACAMO to Commodore McCabe for his outstanding tour leading the Task Force here at NAS Oklahoma City. Monday morning at the gym at 0630 reminded me of the tremendous impact that Commodore McCabe has had on the Sailors in his Task Force. The Navy was all over the weight room and basketball courts…Tic was in the middle of all that “playing hoops with the troops”. Blue and Gold everywhere…wall to wall…and that is just the way it is…Every day at Tinke

Southwest Airlines Pays-it-Forward

Sponsored by TCVA Membership, Join Today. Click Here! Southwest Airlines Pays-it-Forward At Southwest Airlines, they are committed to giving back to their communities through volunteerism - it's at the heart of what they do. Thanks to volunteer, Dennis “Coach” Warren, Southwest pilot and TCVA Director of Historic Preservation for giving his time and talent to TACAMO Community Veterans Association. TCVA became the recipient of 6 tickets domestic roundtrip travel on Southwest Airlines after Coach submitted over +260 volunteer hours in 2017. He coordinated with commands in Hawaii and Oklahoma City to set up the full military honors ceremony in the National cemetery of the Pacific, known as the

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