Finishing our 3rd year of existence as a VHPA Chapter in the great state of ALASKA! By recognizing the pilots of Vietnam and expanding our chapter to other Military and Alaskan pilots and crews we will work in conjunction with Our National VHPA. We are dedicated to the objectives of the VHPA and to the fulfillment of purpose: There is Pride in knowing WE FLEW!
ASSOCIATION ALASKA CHAPTER
WE ARE A TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATION.........
EIN # 37-1699024
Membership applications and levels of membership available NOW see page #2! We are growing total membership is now 85!!!
Check out Page #3 ....Members page ...Send in your photos!
Our Fall Dinner was exciting as the first heavy snow fell causing difficult road conditions. 34 of 46 folks made it OK and hats off to those who chose discretion over Valor!Welcome our newest member, Franklin Blodgett a Marine Helicopter pilot as Scarface and RidgeRunner. He is now the Chaplain at the Eagle River Correction Center. Welcome Franklin. It was good steaks and warm fellowship and we thank the Eagle River VFW for a wonderful evening. The Quilt's of Valor was also present, Honoring Swer Petty with a quilt.
Our Veterans Museum Vietnam display is very nice, we invite all to go by and check it out! They could also use some volunteer help a couple of hours each month at the museum, so think about it! Thanks to David and Terry for their volunteer efforts.
Membership dues for 2020 will be via a donation from our members. No set amount, what ever your feel you can give.
NEXT EVENT WILL be FUR RONDY Gathering ...
place & date in February to be determined.
Be sureand check the calendar of events on page 5!
Don't forget to get your PATCHES and HATS ...... They look real nice.
If your VHPA National membership has expired ...... VHPA.org
Also we have a PRIVATE Face Book page ...... VHPA-Alaska ... join in!
WE need pictures of you and your unit for our members page, and for our Vietnam display at the Veterans Museum. Please send them to me!
Also check out page 4 ... real nice!
Ideas?? Suggestions??? Let us know, we really want your input!
HONORING THOSE WHO SERVED....... Our Chapter is now aCommemorative Partnerwith the
United States of AmericaVietnam War Commemoration.
It is an organization that is dedicated to Honoring and Thanking our Vietnam Veterans and their families, especially those who lost loved ones. We will be participating with our events throughout the next year. For more information about the project go to www.vietnamwar50th.com