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Begin Thinking about HTRA 2015 Board of Directors Elections

It’s time to start thinking about our 2015 HTRA Board of Directors (BoD) elections. This is a great way to get involved in the direction of our Association.  We’re looking for volunteers for the Nominating Committee as well as BoD Candidates. This year we will be electing five Board members to serve two-year terms. We hope you’ll get involved by volunteering to be part of the Nominating Committee or submit your name as a Candidate for the 2015 elections.

You can volunteer for the Nominating Committee by emailing your name and contact information to Bo Miller or contacting Bo at 520-971-2356.

You can become a Board Candidate by printing and completing this Candidate Form and emailing it to Bo Miller or send it snail mail to HTRA Elections, co/9662 E Sascha St, Tucson, AZ 85748.

Hughes Tucson Retirees Association

Hughes Tucson Retirees AssociationThe Hughes Tucson Retirees Association (HTRA) is a tax-free, non-profit, 501 (c) 7 Arizona corporation, and is open to all past and current employees and retirees who worked to make Tucson Missile Systems a success. All of the companies that came together — CSC, E-Systems, GD, HAC, HFCU, Raytheon and TI — are eligible and invited to join. An annual fee of $20 covers your membership. Visit the membership page for more information or to join online. Check out our beautiful Spring Newsletter and  our HTRA Brochure to learn more!

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The HTRA provides a way to stay in touch and socialize with friends and associates, educational and travel opportunities for members and their guests, opportunities for community involvement, support for members in need, and more.

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Become a member of the Hughes Tucson Retirees Association today! Just $20 covers your fees for the 2015 year.

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Want to get in touch with the HTRA? You can find e-mail addresses of all current board members and officers, other contacts or submit an e-mail via our online form.

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Upcoming Events

Titan Missile Museum Tours (with Bonus):

This fall, HTRA is sponsoring a few special tours of the Titan Missile Museum with a unique addition. Following your Tour, you’ll meet with our own Jerry Knoski who will answer questions and share his experiences as Sector Commander of several missile silos and crews — including this one near Green Valley when it was on active alert.  For more information about Jerry and the Titan Missiles that were ringing Tucson from 1963 to 1987, see the two-part story published in the HTRA Winter 2014 and Spring 2014 newsletters.

Which Tour time and date is best for you?

EXPIRED Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
EXPIRED Monday, October 6 at 10:00 a.m.
EXPIRED Tuesday, October 14 at 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m.

Click on the Events Page for more details and to buy tickets.

November Social:

Please join your HTRA friends at the Pima Air & Space Museum on Thursday, November 13, 2014 to honor our Veterans.   Ticket cost of $29.50 (Member) includes admission to Museum, dinner, and access to all the exhibits in the Flight Central Hanger.  Our guest speaker – a Retired Marine Corps Three-Star General – has flown many of the aircraft on display.  Our social starts at 5:30 PM (after the Museum has closed) and lasts until 8:30 PM.  The address is 6000 E Valencia Road, Tucson, AZ 85756.

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Tours: Check out these Tour and Cruise Packages!


Recent Events

Member Appreciation Dinner – April 3

As the sky glowed orange from yet another beautiful Tucson sunset, the private brick patio at the Stillwell House downtown was full of the sounds of planning and reminiscing as scores of members and guests enjoyed a Membership Appreciation Dinner. Throughout the evening the soothing background music of soloist Manny Herrera accompanied the informal setting.  What a nice change from our usual indoor dining!  Let your Events chair know how much you enjoyed this evening and if you want more like this.

Recent News:

NEW Your 2014 SUMMER/FALL HTRA Newsletter is now available.


Tour of Culver City Facility Planned

Eleven buildings of the former Hughes facility at Culver City have been designated as a California Historic Heritage site.  It is now called the Hercules Campus, and just received the “Preservation Award” from the LA Conservancy. Ratkovitch Corporation has completed an extensive refurbishment and re-occupancy by several innovative corporations.

On Friday October 10, former employees and immediate family members are invited to attend an extensive event including tours of the exteriors and of corporate infrastructures, a lunch, and a gathering in the hangar building with comments to be made by former leaders and the current hosts.  Hughes Retiree Groups anticipate hundreds of visitors.

If you are interested in attending, see details and RSVP to this Invitation.

Four-Part Hughes History Series on YouTube

These videos are presentations and interviews made during the first Hughes Aircraft Retiree reception in 2011 at the former Culver City facility where the Flying Boat (aka Spruce Goose) was built. Read the brief details on our HTRA in Action Page under Educational Activities or go directly to YouTube to view the videos.

Allen E. Puckett dies at 94

Puckett, who became chief executive of Hughes Aircraft Co. in 1978, was ‘the father of our nation’s guided missiles.’

Have you looked at your new HTRA in Action Page?

Read the September 13, 2014 Board Meeting Minutes.

Want to get involved?  Please fill out a ”Suggestion“ or a “Volunteer” form and mail it to HTRA at 660 E. Rudasill Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704 or e-mail them to