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  • 29 Oct 2007 9:14 AM
    Message # 48496
    Welcome to the new Membership Forum.  
    Last modified: 29 Oct 2007 9:14 AM | Anonymous member
  • 12 Oct 2008 2:24 PM
    Reply # 60794 on 48496
    John Weaver

    I assume that this will be taking the place of the Aimoo forum site now? And if so, has the word been put out to the membership yet via mass email and on the forum?

    If we want people to use this forum, then they need to know about it!

  • 12 Oct 2008 2:45 PM
    Reply # 60806 on 48496
    John, we have been going slow with the roll out. Trying to make sure it all works and make changes on the database functions first. We haven't discussed this taking the place of anything yet. I intended this to be a channel first off for membership to communicate upwards and sideways.

    We will most likely add a special domain for this site which will supersede the given domain that the software comes with. For marketing reasons, we did not want to promote this site separately yet. So we don't shoot both feet.

    We will are trying to integrate the member application and donate function into the main website. So all the traffic will reflect positively on the main website, not steal from it.

    That help some?    
  • 05 Jan 2009 3:43 AM
    Reply # 80749 on 48496
    Sgt. Hays
    I am new to this form. I have a Son serving active duty and I am a Navy Corpsman Vet. Would like to contact a few members about the org.
  • 08 Jan 2009 7:33 PM
    Reply # 81849 on 48496


    Hopping Scott, Frank and all memebers have a healthy and peacefull new 2009.

    Sgt. Hays

    My son Javier is alsow on active dutty at the US Air Force in Homested, Florida and I am a very proud Dad. Wellcome to the forum.

    Julio Decastro


  • 10 Jan 2009 9:13 PM
    Reply # 82431 on 48496

    Hi Scott:

    The Fort Knox Armour Training Camp Logo as well as the Fort Jackson Infantery Training Camp Logo should be addet to your logos on your this web page. I have them if you dont find them. This logos are for training camps onlly, since the Cuban Missile Crisis Units were trained but were not lauched into combat. They were all placed in to Stand Buy Reserve untill 1968. This units were to be attached to the 1 st. Infantry Division and participade in the ORTSAC CONV UNITS OP trainig at Viekes Island. OP ORTSAC is CASTRO backward.



  • 10 Mar 2010 12:33 PM
    Reply # 306137 on 48496

    I am a former NG and USAR veteran, ROTC at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, with the then popular Airborne School option (1981). A little humor there but true. Have a new book (#3) out as described in not so humble detail below. I am curious if any other ACWV members are writing about their experiences. Many of us probably have stories to tell and or view points to share. I mix the two in my writing. Warning this one is kind of irreverent. Have a great day! PJPacalo

    Product Description
    Eastern Europe: Cold Warfare III digs deep into documents long dormant in the National Archives and the records of the Central Intelligence Agency. Days passed when nations, Communist and free, were close to war and that it might commence between Eastern and Western Europe. One 1940s fear on the part of the CIA was that Soviet troops would withdraw from East Germany, leaving it to America and her allies to withdraw troops from West Germany. At this time the Soviets were helping to build a 100,000 strong military style native German police force. West Germany had only a few civilian-style police. As the postulation went, this would leave the East in a position to storm into West Germany with its military police force. This possibility that never happened is supported by documents dated 1949, and cited in the text of Eastern Europe: Cold Warfare III. Each Eastern European nation was different in how it adapted to communism and how it threw it off. It is clear that the East European peoples were both captives and in many cases willing participants in global communist expansion. Not only did these nations send arms around the world, they sent “security advisers.”
    ISBN: 978-1-4489-7268-5
    Author of Eastern Europe: Cold Warfare III Patrick Pacalo has written two other Cold War books: a general history, and a book on terrorism. He is an award-winning author of 500 articles. Pacalo is a longtime resident of Boardman, Ohio.
    The book, along with the first two volumes in the Cold Warfare series, is now available at www.publishamerica.com and will be more generally available after the official March 29, 2010 release date. One can see from a look at WORLDCAT that the first two volumes have been purchased by some very prestigious libraries and branches, including some around the world, and by some prestigious government departments and agencies.



  • 12 Mar 2011 10:33 PM
    Reply # 544634 on 48496
    Deleted user

    Hello all,  Glad to be a new member. By way of introduction, I served in the USAF from 1962 to '66 in the Air Police (now known as Security Forces).  Two and a half years in SAC guarding B-47s and Atlas F missles at Lincoln AFB, Nebraska (818th Combat Defense Squadron) and one year in USAFE at Souda Bay, Crete guarding 1/4 Megaton Nukes mounted on Greek F-84Fs (Det. 0800, 7232 MMG).  Got an early out since I only had 5 mo.s left on active duty.  Was transferred to inactive reserve for 2 years, 7 months to finish out 6 year obligation.  Married 40 years now to one woman, Karen.  Have 2 sons, Jason and Justin, both have served in Ohio Air Nat'l Guard, both Staff Sergeants.  One still serving, followed in the old man's steps, Security Forces guarding C-130s and C-27Js at the local Guard base.  The other served 12 years as a Firefighter/Paramedic and got out.  Both served deployment tours after 9/11 overseas and in the States.  Both served in Iraq, one guarding an airbase in the north and the other as a heliborne rescue medic in the south.

    I was very happy to see this site.  Never joined VFW, AMVETs, etc. because I never thought my service was relevant to those organizations.  As vital, yes.  Relevant, no.  I served 31 years on the local police department (retired a Captain) and heard more than my share of "war stories."  Funny how a lot of them became more detailed and tended to change a little each time they were told.  No doubt many were legitimate, but many were not.  Those who lie about their experiences tend to marginalize the testimonies of those who don't.  And, in my opinion, that's just wrong.

    Got a little problem with one page of your site.  It mentions units that participated in Cold War operations, among them B-52s, but fails to make even a mention of B-47 wings or groups.  I would like to mention that B-52s were a major part, but not the backbone of SAC operations and missions during the time.  There were many more B-47s in operation than B-52s.  The B-47 wings and groups were the formost strike force of the SAC Bomber fleet.  By the time I entered the Air Force in July, 1962 there were hundreds of B-47s on ground and air alert.  We had two medium Bomb Wings at Lincoln, over 120 aircraft.  A percentage of our nuclear-laden bombers were airborne and a percentage of them were on alert in two areas at opposite ends of the flightline 24/7/365.  Another percentage were on training missions "bombing" cities all over the US.  And there were numerous other SAC bases around the US and abroad with B-47s on ready alert.  Just wanted to make mention as I have seen very little over the years about the B-47 and its employment during the Cold War.  By the way, we lost a lot of good men in crashes due to the sheer volume of air operations over those years.   


  • 27 Apr 2015 12:03 PM
    Reply # 3318791 on 48496

    Wow! Nothing on here since 2011! Well, anyway, hello to everyone. I am one of the (only 2 apparently)  USCG veterans on here. Served '69-'72 aboard USCGC Boutwell after boot camp, radio school, and special small arms training at Ft. Devins, MA.  

  • 15 Jun 2015 6:11 PM
    Reply # 3388389 on 48496

    The organization has ben going through changes. Current Board members are: Fr. Charles Nalls (Chairman)' Frank Tims (Treasurer-designate and Registered Agent); Al Lepine (Past Chairman); and Ernie Gallo. Also acknowledged is Jerry Terwilliger, Past Chairman who has een doing a lot of work to help us survive the current changes due to a medical crisis of a Board Member. Out of respect for his privacy, I am not providing details at this time.

    Our current chairman, COL (CH) Chuck Nalls is handling several roles--he is also our chaplain and Legislative Director. Prior to becoming a clergyman, Fr. Chuck served as a Naval Intelligence Officer and practiced law.

    I am currently taking on the duties of National Treasurer for an interim period, and developing a book on the Cold War. Jerry Terwilliger is shepherding through memberships and we are trying to be responsive to our members. Please bear with us during this period of transition.

    We currently have a couple of vacancies on our Board of Directors. We have candidates who will be reviewed by the Board and new members elected by the Board (we have no process for direct election of Board Membership, but we encourage interested persons to make themselves known to the board.  

    If you are interested in being considered, please post your e-mail address below so that we can correspond on your specific interests, how you can help us build ACWV, and any ideas you may have for the organization going forward. One caveat--those selected will have to be willing to devoote time to the organization and take on responsibilities.


    Frank Tims 



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