About Us

What We Are About

This web site is dedicated to those who served in, supported and helped to maintain the missile sites of the 576th Strategic Missile Squadron. This Air Force unit was the flight test squadron for the Atlas missile program from 1958 until 1966. The 576th SMS was in charge of seven SM-65 Atlas missile complexes deployed at locations in Vandenberg AFB in Lompoc, California. There were a total of 11 launchers at the base. This site is meant to be a source of information related to the 576th SMS and is intended as a tribute to the hard work and sacrifices that were made in successfully carrying out a very difficult mission.

All of the information presented on this site is considered to be public domain and no personal or classified information of any kind has been included or is available.

If you have any questions about the 576th SMS or you wish to contact the webmaster of this site, please feel free to contact  us with your comments. If you find any problems or errors with the site, a "bug report" to the webmaster would be greatly appreciated.