82nd Airborne Division Association Forming of Local Chapter in Amarillo

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The 82nd Airborne Division Association is seeking all former Paratroopers with interest in becoming a Charter Member of the local Amarillo Texas Chapter. There will be an informal initial meeting held on December 18, 2021 at the Texas Panhandle War Memorial located at 4111 S. Georgia. The meeting will begin at Noon sharp!

For Information Contact:

Steve Dawson

(806)206-5629

Aatw3505@gmail.com

Who We Are / Who Is Eligible

The 82nd Airborne Division Association is for anyone who ever served or is currently serving in the 82nd Airborne Division, and anyone who is currently serving on active duty on jump status; OR, has ever served in any of the uniformed services on either jump or glider status and was honorably discharged.

The Association was organized in England prior to the Normandy invasion (1944). We have members who have served with the 11th, 13th, 17th, 82nd, 101st Airborne Divisions; 187th, 503rd, 508th Airborne Regimental Combat Teams; 173 Airborne Brigade (Separate) as well as troopers from U.S. Special Forces, Airborne Rangers, Marine Corps Recon, Navy SEALS, Air Force Special Tactics personnel, and members of Foreign Airborne Units.

Our Mission Statement

• Further develop the bond between current and past Airborne forces of the U.S. Military

• Maintain a record of the history and accomplishments of Airborne Troopers.

• Maintain a close liaison with active Division.

• Support the 82nd Airborne Division Memorial Museum.

• Provide scholarships through the Association Educational Fund to recently separated Active-Duty Troopers and Dependent Children of Veterans, and Active-Duty Troopers.

• Honor the Jumpmaster, NCO & Trooper of the Year.

• Provide support mechanisms for our Active-duty Troopers and their families.

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