Pacific Missile Test Center History
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...History - Change-Of-Command - Page 1, 30 and 31 - Naval Aviation News - March-April 1985..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1980s/1985/ma85.pdf [18OCT2004]
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...It's Always Winter Somewhere - Page 9 to 13 - Naval Aviation News - August 1982..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1980s/1982/aug82.pdf [15OCT2004]
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...Making Sure That Weapons Work - Page 12 to 13 - Naval Aviation News - October 1981..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1980s/1981/oct81.pdf [14OCT2004]
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...History - Change-Of-Command - Page 32 and 35 - Naval Aviation News - March 1981..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1980s/1981/mar81.pdf [13OCT2004]
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...History and Change-Of-Command - Page 22 and 25 - Naval Aviation News - June 1978..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1978/jun78.pdf [09OCT2004]
A BIT OF HISTORY: PMTC History Contributed by POWELL, Ernie email@example.com [20APR2016]
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...Praised for Rescue Role - Page 31 - Naval Aviation News - October 1958..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1958/oct58.pdf [14AUG2004]
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A BIT OF HISTORY: "...NWTS evolved from varied portions of PMTC, NAS Point Mugu, California, and other small tenant commands and civilian groups. We are part of NavAir, assigned under Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division (NAWC-WD). As far as I know we have no historical connection to Weapons System Test, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. NAS Point Mugu, California started life as Naval Missile Center. It later became NAS PM and the Naval Missile Center became a tenant. They were later combined with several small commands to become PMTC. P2s and Willie-Victors (Super-Connies) were flown up to the mid eighties, when the P-3s began to be used. Three of the four currently in service have been modified with large antennas(known as billboards) for telemetry collection. We also provide optical data collection and range clearance utilizing APS-80 RADAR. All of our P-3 and C-130 maintenance is performed by "DynCorp" civilian maintainers, almost all of whom are retired Orion and Hercules maintenance professionals..." BARAN, ATC(AW/NAC) Richard "shipwreck" firstname.lastname@example.org[26FEB2002]
"Pacific Missile Test Center Summary Page"