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We have finished our first year in existence as a VHPA Chapter in the great state of ALASKA! By recognizing the pilots of Viet Nam 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!

Our get together at the Palmer Ale House was a blast! Good membership participation and really good food. The Midnight Sun car show and

music was a nice plus ........ not to mention decent weather. OUR NEXT MEETING WILL BE THE 4TH OR 5TH OF DECMEBER, A STEAK NIGHT AT THE MOUNTIAN VIEW VFW. We have a special guest who will be presenting some very nice stuff to each member attending
Don't miss this one!!!!!

If you were not at the Reunion this year ....you missed out! It was a BLAST!!! I can't believe that I waited, with all the usual excuses, for so many years. It was well organized, lots of things to do and see, good food and lot and lots of good friends that I haven't seen for a long long time! Next year the Reunion will get out of the July 4th routine and it will be in Washington DC THE END OF AUGUST. There goes that excuse!


We also want to welcome our newest members  ...... Welcome Clifford D "Sting" Brunsting and James "Jim" Spraggins
Cliff few with many of us in Alaska after coming home from his tour and although he lives and flies in Arizona. Jim had lots of seat time in Fairbanks with the Cav troop, He now lives in paradise, Hawaii. We welcome both to our Chapter and I can see a get together at either place!

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!

Membership dues for 2014 will be via a donation from our members. No set amount, what ever your feel you can give to help us stay strong. We now can accept donations to cover two years at a time.
 
Coming to Fairbanks the 5th and 6th of September... stay tuned Fairbanks guys and lets get together for a hamburger.



 


                                                             
WE ARE A TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATION.........
EIN # 37-1699024

Membership applications and levels of membership available NOW see page #2!
  We are growing! 

    Check out Page #3 ....Members page ...Send in your photos!
Don't forget to get your PATCHES and BUMPER STICKERS! They look real nice.

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!

Need more info .. contact Lynn Kile at llkile@aol.com
or Terry Vranick at coho33@outlook.com  
or Matt Kato at Mkato@mosquitonet.com (Fairbanks)
or David Buirge at buirge1@mtaonline.net
or Tim Kavanaugh at kavanatj@gmail.com

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