The TACAMO Mission

TACAMO (Take Charge And Move Out) is a United States military system of survivable communications links designed to be used in nuclear warfare to maintain communications between the decision-makers (the National Command Authority) and the triad of strategic nuclear weapon delivery systems. Its primary mission is serving as a signals relay, where it receives orders from a command plane and verifies and retransmits their Emergency Action Messages (EAMs) to US strategic forces. 

Vern Lockhausen is President Emeritus and Historian at TACAMO Community Veterans Association in addition to serving as an independent consultant to the US Military and the US aerospace industry.  He also served as a TACAMO Wing Commander with the US Navy from 1996 to 1998. 


Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024


7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.


Zoom webinar (email mail@ColdWarHistory.org to receive link on day of program)