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Airborne Missile Maintenance Squadron Alumni Website

This website is dedicated to the men and women assigned the Airborne Missile Maintenance Squadron in the Strategic Air Command.  They maintained the GAM-77/AGM-28 Hound Dog Missiles, GAM-72/ADM-20 Quail Missiles, and AQM-34 Firebee Missiles used to protect our nation during the Cold War.  I would like to thank everyone that has contributed photographs, materials and money to them maintenance of this website.  And a special thank you to Tom Dillion for twisting the arms of everyone at the reunions to collect funds to defray the cost of operating the website and newsletter.  All of your contributions are greatly appreciated.  Thank You!

Ronald Sortor, Webmaster

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The cost of each patch is $5.00 and shipping is free.  Orders can be sent to Ronald Sortor, 3980 Curtisville Rd., South Branch, MI 48761

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AMMS Missileer Bulletin Board

 I had a massive stroke last week and am back home now and in recovery.  I have some weakness in my left leg and some difficultly speaking but that is improving. I am waiting the surgeon that operated on my brain to give the go ahead to start speech therapy.  I have to go down to Saginaw and have another CT Scan and see my surgeon the end of this month.  I currently have 2 MM of space between my brain and my scull where removed the blood from my brain.  My surgeon said it will take 6-12 months to fill back in.  I can’t drive for the next six months. My helicopter ride to the hospital in Saginaw cost $45,000.00. This all came about as the result of a head on collision I had on the 20th of December.  A guy coming around a curve slide into my lane and hit me head on. It totaled my car and his crew cab pickup.

Ronald J Sortor, Webmaster


My recovery is progressing well. I was released from Physical Therapy further follow-ups by the Brain Surgeon last Thursday. I am free to do everything that I was able to do before my accident, stroke, and brain surgery except drive my car.  I have an appointment with a neurologist in July to see if I am going to get my driving privileges back. I have started doing some of my business work again as well as hiking in the forest and doing my lawn and garden work.  I am planning to finish repairing one of the trellises for my grape vines and pruning the vines today. If time permits, I will also plant my potatoes today. It looks like it is going to be a nice day with a predicted high temperaturte of 70 degrees F. I have posted two photographs below. One from the day I return home after my brain surgery and the other from this morning. Jesus must love me because he sure has responded to my prayers.


The monthly newsletter has been discontinued.  A summary of recent changes to the website will be posted in this Bulletin Board every month in the future. 

Additions to the Honor Roll in 2019

Kirschmann, Robert - Dec 2017 - Stockholm, ME, Squadron: Loring AFB, Altas AFB
Siedlecki, Walter A.
, March 4, 2019 - Bossier City, LA, Squadron: Turner AFB (62-67), Altus AFB (67-68), Chanute AFB (Instructor), Barksdale AFB (75-77)

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Members Identified and/or Updated in 2019

Cassels, Bryan, 11030 S Nogales Hwy Unit 9, Tucson AZ 85756, United States, Phone:(520) 403-0668, Email:, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB (71-72)
Garcia, Johnny, Address: 13720 43rd Ave SE , Mill Creek WA 98012, Phone: (425) 892-5020, Email:, Squadrons: Wurtsmith AFB, Wright-Patterson AFB, and Fairchild AFB
Hamblen, Gary T., 24935 Coventry Dr., Caldwell Idaho 83607, Phone: (309) 824-9111, Email:, Squadron: Beale AFB (60 -64)
Kalvig, Paul W., 922 Kay St. , Vicksburg, MI 49097, Phone: (419) 483-4194, Email:, Squadron: Wurtsmith AFB (63-67)
MacLeod, James A., Catonsvile, MD, Phone: N/A, Email: N/A, Squadron: Barksdale AFB (68-75)
Moore, Steven, Thornton, CO, Phone: (720) 408-8546, Email:, Squadron: Beale AFB (72-75)
Roaf, Steve, 7376 Colonial Trl E , Surry VA 23883, Phone:N/A, Email: N/A, Squadron: Barksdale AFB (69-71), Wright-Paterson AFB (71-72)
Roeske, Robert A., 1050 E 10th Ave., Blythe, CA 92225, Phone:  (760) 544-3547, Email:,  Squadron:  Beale AFB (61-64)
Smith, Jeffrey, 25741 Aldus Drive, Land O Lakes, Florida 34639, United States, Phone: (239)777-0239, Email:,  Squadrons: Chanute AFB (73-74, Beale AFB (74-76), Wurtsmith AFB (76-77)


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Call For Photographs

I am in the process of updating all of the photo galleries on the website to the new flash format.  This format permits the photographs to be displayed in a larger size and load faster.   I would welcome any new photographs that you can contribute.  So dig through those old photo albums and send me copies of of your photographs.  Please  include a  recent photograph of yourself for inclusion in the troops photo galleries.  Send photographs to me at


Replica AMMS Squadron Patches

Replica Squadron Patches are available for purchase through the website.  The patches that are currently available are:  17th AMMS, 100th AMMS, 319th AMMS, 379th AMMS, 410th AMMS, 456th AMMS and the GAM-72 Quail Missile.  Patches for other Squadrons will be made available for purchase in the near future.  These patches make a great gift for your grand-children.  The proceeds from the sale of these patches will be used to extend the life of the AMMS Alumni Website and AMMS Missileer Newsletter.   Click here to order.



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We have a great selection of  Golf Shirts, T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Coffee Cups, Beer Steins, etc. The proceeds from the sale of these products will be used to extend the life of the AMMS Alumni Website and AMMS Missileer Newsletter.  Click here to order!


Missile Restoration Projects

Driving the wife crazy?  Need to get out of the house for awhile?  Volunteer to work on one the missile restoration projects that are in progress around the country.  Many of the people that are working on these projects have no experience working on the Hound Dog, Quail or Firebee Missiles.  They sure could use your expertise.  Click on the following link to check out the restoration projects that are in progress.  Click Here!

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