SM-65 Atlas F ICBM Squadron, Dyess AFB, Abilene, Texas 1961-1965
What We Are About
This web site is dedicated to those who served in, supported and helped to maintain the missile sites of the 578th Strategic Missile Squadron. This Air Force unit was on 24-7-365 active duty from 1962 until 1965. The 578th SMS was in charge of twelve SM-65 Atlas F missile silo bases deployed in locations around Dyess AFB in Abilene, Texas. These bases were a major nuclear deterent during the Cuban Missile Crisis. This site is meant to be a source of information related to the 550th SMS and is intended as a tribute to the hard work and sacrifices that were made in successfully carrying out a very difficult mission.
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