The SAC Airborne Command Control Association, Inc. (SAC ACCA) was organized to celebrate the legacy of the Strategic Air Command's Post Attack Command and Control System (SAC PACCS). A capability that, for over 29 years, provided continuous survivable airborne command and control of SAC's nuclear forces.
We would like to educate those seeking the valued information of this historic operation, from those brave men and women who risked their lives for the sake of the PACCS mission.
One area of interest is the restoration of EC-135C, 63-8049. You can read more about this effort by selecting the menu option "Restoration of 049".
Below see our association bylaws.
Sincerely the SAC ACCA Board of Directors and Appointed Officers,
Board of Directors:
Nate Petersen President
Michael R Makar, Vice President
William Doug Stacy, Secretary
Peter J Wentzler Sr, Treasurer
Fredrick W. Kemp, President Emeritus
James Dart, President Emeritus
Buffie Elder, Reunion Coordinator/Committee Chairman
Peter J. Wentzler Sr, Social Media Manager
Mary S. Hillman, Merchandise Manager
Nate Petersen, Membership Director
Dr. Kee-ju Hong-Elder, Reunion Committee
Marianne Makar, Reunion Committee
Nate joined the USAF in 2004 as a 1A3x1 (Airborne Communications and Electronics Specialty) and spent the first 9 years flying on NAOC at Offutt AFB, NE. His next assignments were at the 1st Airlift Squadron, Andrews AFB, MD, 320th TRS at Lackland AFB, TX (MTI tour), then on to Hickam AFB, HI where he is currently stationed and flies on the Gulfstream C-37A. Nate is married to his lovely wife Jen and they have 3 children at home, Maddie, Gray, and Chase.
Pete (PJ) served at Offutt AFB, NE from 1981-1992. He was an Inflight Maintenance Technician on both the EC-135C and E-4B amassing nearly 4,000 flying hours combined. He retired from the MS ANG in 2007 after nearly 27 years of service.
Mary Hillman is the Merchandise Manager for SAC ACCA. She has also been co-owner of the family excavating business since 1994. Until recently she was Executive Director at her hometown Chamber of Commerce. She has 36 plus years of experience as an event planner, organizing reunions, fundraising benefits for individuals, families, and
Mary Hillman is the Merchandise Manager for SAC ACCA. She has also been co-owner of the family excavating business since 1994. Until recently she was Executive Director at her hometown Chamber of Commerce. She has 36 plus years of experience as an event planner, organizing reunions, fundraising benefits for individuals, families, and community events. Since her husbands retirement from the USAF in 1992, she has been organizing their squadron reunions to include bus tours, special programs, and memorials, along with meals, all that goes into planning, and keeping those families in touch. Mary looks forward too continue working with the Board of Directors and SAC ACCA members in providing merchandise suitable for the organization.