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Our 2018 B-58 Hustler Association Reunion
will be hosted on May 3rd-5th, 2018 at the

Radisson Hotel Fort Worth North-Fossil Creek

2540 Meacham Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76106

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The Grissom Air Museum,
 1000 W Hoosier Blvd, Peru, IN 46970,
would like to host a B-58 Hustler Reunion
with a target date of May 19-21, 2017.


(This is NOT a B-58 Hustler Association Event!
  However, our President is consulting with Tom Kelly at the Museumto assist him in making this event a success.  We are encouraging all affiliates of the B-58 Hustler Program ( both Wings, Manufacturing, and Testing) to attend and volunteer to assist if they so choose.)

The Courtyard by Marriott, in Kokomo (Google "Kokomo Marriott") is the best option.  It has a Bistro restaurant, with full menu serving breakfast and dinner, with a Starbucks coffee bar.  The hotel also has an indoor pool, free parking, and meeting space for approximately 50 people with additional space available in the lobby.   The Group rate of $109 + tax per night (regular rate of $139), which includes a mix of standard king and double queen rooms.

Welcome Reception on Friday night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with complimentary beer, wine, and snacks.  Other group activities are in the planning stages.  Additional suggestions are encouraged.
 
Other Attractions:  The Cracker Barrel is within walking distance from the hotel for other breakfast options. Additionally, the Half Moon Restaurant & Brewery is located across the street from the hotel.  It is a local favorite, is locally-owned, and features local, handcrafted beers.  They have a complete menu offering steaks, chicken, burgers, and their signature BBQ.  In addition to the regular dining room, they have two dining areas for groups who want to be seated together.  To see their menu and photos, visit www.halfmoonbrewery.com. The Visitors Bureau will provide welcome bags to all attendees and schedule group tours at local museums, if desired. Other local attractions include the Kokomo Automotive Museum, Elwood Haynes Museum, Seiberling Mansion, and Kokomo Opalescent Glass Factory.

Contact Tom Kelly ASAP if interested in participating in this event
 765-566-2088 > tkelley225@aol.com
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Convair - Test Force
Air Force Plant 4, Fort Worth
MANUFACTURING
&
 TESTING
412th Test Wing
Edwards AFB
43rd Bomb Wing, SAC
Carswell AFB & Little Rock AFB 1960-1964                 1964-1970
OPERATIONAL
305th Bomb Wing, SAC
Bunker Hill / Grissom AFB
1961-1970

Permission granted to display all Milviz, Inc., B-58 pictures.
Mach 2.1 = Approximately 1625 Miles Per Hour or 27 Miles Per Minute at Altitude

Those affiliated with the B-58 Hustler program were pioneers in sustained supersonic flight during the period when vacuum tube technology was predominant.  The B-58 truly flew “faster than a speeding bullet!”  Five aeronautical trophies were won and many international records, some which remain unbroken as of this date, were set by this aircraft.  The B-58 Hustler was our major deterrent to nuclear war until the emergence of the space program and the advent of missile technology.  These programs were instrumental in winning the “Cold War.”  Unfortunately, politics resulted in its early demise after a short 10 years of operation.  The Hustler was phased out on December 31,1969, most were scrapped, and only a few of B-58 aircraft remain as static displays.

Rather Than Re-Inventing The Wheel,
I Suggest individuals Visit the Superior Websites
Developed by Other B-58 Hustler Association Members

Alex P. Brewer, Jr., B-58 Hustler Association Director, created a comprehensive website
which is now managed by his son, Randy A. Brewer
B-58 Hustler Page

Darrell Schmidt, B-58 Hustler Association Director, hosts another comprehensive website
B-58 Hustler House

B.J. Brown, Immediate Past President of the B-58 Hustler Association, now deceased, hosted this website
B-58 Hustler's Hanger

Likewise, Purchasing Books from B-58 Hustler Authors
Can Provide First Hand Knowledge Of Their B-58 Program Experience!


Currently the book, "The B-58 Blunder - How the U.S. Abandoned its Best Strategic Bomber",

is the best and most comprehensive publication available to describe the history of the B-58 Hustler History.
It is available on Amazon.com in both soft copy and in electronic format for people with Kindle readers.

and

 Other Advocates of "Worlds First Supersonic Mach 2+ Bomber"


John A. Weeks, III, provides his perspective
B-58 Hustler Survivors


Kossack Air Force

Cold War Relics - Convair B-58


The Aviation History Online Museum
Convair B-58 Hustler - USA


Joe Baugher's research, provides a comprehensive coverage of the B-58 Aircraft.
However, despite the many quotes he utilized to complete his work,
many represent predictions and political viewpoints
which are neither valid nor reliable.


Convair B-58 Hustler Publications


1957 LIFE Magazine

The B-58 article "A Missile With Men In It" is on page 193.


However, by reviewing this entire publication, especially the advertising,
 today's generation might marvel at our way of life during the period
when the World's First Supersonic Mach 2+ Bomber, the B-58,
was being developed and becoming operational 
THIS WEBSITE IS DEDICATED TO THOSE WHO SERVED IN THE B-58 HUSTER PROGRAM,
MORE ESPECIALLY TO THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO MADE THE MAJOR SACRIFICE
WHILE PARTICIPATING IN B-58 OPERATIONS TO DEFEND OUR COUNTRY!


TAKE ADVANTAGE OF
ALL ASPECTS OF THIS WEBSITE!


The HEADER ON THIS AND ALL SUB-PAGES
WILL ALLOW YOU TO VIEW THE MAIN CATEGORIES,
AND IN MANY OTHER CASES, ADDITIONAL SUB-CATEGORIES.


Investigate all subject areas to determine how you can personally benefit.
Just click on the desired Header Category, and when provided,
Sub-Categories, to view several additional pages.
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THREE DIFFERENT
B-58 HUSTLER ASSOCIATION
FACEBOOK SITES EXIST


The sole purpose for creating the sites was to enhance communication between members of the B-58 Hustler Association and the Executive Council, respectively. Providing a PUBLIC B-58 Hustler Association site, which can be utilized by all Facebook members, was mandatory to allow development of TWO ADDITIONAL PRIVATE FACEBOOK SECRET GROUP SITES.  You must be identified "BY NAME" as a Member of the B-58 Hustler Association before you can join or access our PRIVATE FACEBOOK SECRET GROUP sites.  As a result, messages posted by our "MEMBERS ONLY" on these specific private groups can be viewed only by our B-58 Hustler Association members.

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Many members hesitate to join Facebook due to the public's access of their posts.
Although it is necessary to join Facebook to access these PRIVATE sites,
those who join Facebook can limit others access to their personal site.
Additionally, our members DO NOT have to post on the Public site.New Paragraph
Joining Facebook is a Personal Choice
Which Can Enhance Your Involvement With Our Group.
The Decision is Yours!

The PUBLIC Facebook Site

is identified by the caption


B58 Hustler Association

Non-Profit Organization           


This PUBLIC Facebook site is intended to increase greater interest in our Association.  It is available to everyone:

1.    To access this PUBLIC site, depress the Facebook icon located in the footers of this website.

2.    If already  a Facebook member, you currently have access to the PUBLIC B-58 Hustler Association site, and a Facebook screen will appear with a picture of a B-58, overlaid with our Hustler Association logo at the bottom left.  To the right of this logo are the words "B58 Hustler Association" above "Non-Profit Organization".

3.    If not a Facebook member, a box will appear over the B-58 picture which displays:
 
        B58 Hustler Association
        is on Facebook


        To connect with B58 Hustler Association sign up for Facebook today!

Select "Sign up" and follow the provided instructions to access to the B58 Hustler Association Non-Profit Organization page.

On this PUBLIC Facebook site, our members, as well as non-members can share personal experiences.  In turn, reliable and valid discussions concerning the B-58 Hustler Program can hopefully promote our B-58 Hustler Association and motivate others to become Associate members.

For our Association members who truly do not have any desire to become active here, they can choose to communicate with other Association members on the PRIVATE Facebook Group site described below.


The PRIVATE MEMBERS ONLY Group 

is identified by the caption

B58 Hustler Association — Members
Secret Group
                                                       

B-58 Hustler Association members need to join this MEMBERS ONLY Facebook group site to privately communicate with each other.  Our members and leaders are located nationwide so proximity is a major factor in our level of participation.   When a majority of members elect to join this MEMBERS ONLY secret group site, we can enhance our ability to share information more efficiently and effectively on a more timely and routine basis.

The header of this MEMBERS ONLY Facebook page allows us to:

●    Have a private Discussion with group members.

●    Identify Members currently able to access this group.

●    Provide Event information related to planned or suggested Association or individually sponsored small group activities.

●    Share our Photos, personal as well as Association related.

●    Provide Files which can be accessed by group members for personal use.

By utilizing this Facebook site, we can improve our ability to communicate, improve the overall operation of the Association, and enhance greater teamwork.  We can share roster updates, including TAPS notifications, to keep our members better informed, and to engage in conversations with other group members on any matter we choose to improve fellowship.  Likewise, any time we choose, we can engage in private conversations using personal e-mail, phone, or letter mail using the current roster information located in Files. In other words,more timely interactions between the Executive Council and members can become commonplace.

TO BECOME BETTER INFORMED, JOIN OUR PRIVATE FACEBOOK SITE TODAY!

1.    To access this PRIVATE site, a person must be a PUBLIC Facebook member, and be viewing the B58 Hustler Association Non-Profit Organization page.

2.    Next, it is necessary to become a Facebook "Friend" of the site Administrator.  To do this, DEPRESS THE BUTTON IMMEDIATELY BELOW!

Go to "Harold A Rumzek" Facebook
3.     When my Facebook page appears, click on the "Add Friend" button.  "Message sent" will be displayed, and I will be notified.  After your request has been received, the roster will be checked to confirm your Association membership.  Once verified, access to the "B-58 Hustler Association — Members ONLY" secret group will be granted.  Thereafter, a new Group menu should be displayed on your Facebook page to allow you to access both the B58 Hustler Association Public and Private Member sites.

The PRIVATE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL ONLY Group

is identified by the caption

B58 Hustler Association — Officers...
Secret Group                                                        


Executive Council members, when assigned to administrative position, are also granted access to the "B-58 Hustler Association — Officers & Directors Only" secret group.  This PRIVATE Facebook site is available to simplify and enhance their communications and coordination during B-58 Hustler Association interactions.
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Please Contribute to Our B-58 Hustler Legacy

THIS WEBSITE
IS A WORK IN PROGRESS
!


All Members Possess Valuable Artifacts
Which Will Probably Be Destroyed Subsequent To Our Demise

ALL INPUTS, UPDATES, AND CORRECTIONS
TO MAKE OUR WEBSITE AN EVEN BETTER MODEL TO EMULATE WILL BE SINCERELY WELCOMED AND APPRECIATED

Contact the B-58 Hustler Association Historian


The B-58 Hustler Association is neither related to nor represents the U.S. Air Force or any official entity This website is solely intended to provide a comprehensive source of information pertaining to the legacy of the B-58 Hustler Mach 2 Supersonic Bomber and those involved in operations pertaining to its strategic "Cold War" mission.  The majority of inputs have been provided by those affiliated with B-58 operations. Every possible effort has been expended to provide credit to the appropriate references.  Copyright data, photographs and images are used with the consent and conditions of their owners, and should not be copied without their express permissions.  These pages contain hypertext links to external sites relating to the B-58 which are readily available to the public.  Thus, their respective authors retain responsibility for the content and crediting of the materials presented on such sites.  Likewise, we have no control over the accuracy, reliability, or validity of these data or sources.  Manydiscussions may contain duplication so individuals should carefully considerand select what theydeem to be factual, valid, reliable data that is applicable to their purposes.

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