SF CONFERENCE 2018

 CHAPTER 76
  SPECIAL FORCES ASSOCIATION
            South Florida Chapter 
           
           “The Green Berets”


                                                                                     
December 12, 2017

Hello SF Members and Friends of the Association,
REGARDING THE SF CONFERENCE 2018
Please note the following message from Brian Kanof, Chairman of the El Paso Conference next year. As most know by now, the original hotel fell through. This occurred after the Winter Drop input was complete so DO NOT copy the hotel information that will be in the Drop. We and Chapter 9 will keep you informed as best as possible.
Each of the 93 who registered at the original hotel is with others called by the new hotel. Those who left an email will be contacted by email also. A minimum of 250 can be accommodated there at the two-hotel campus. The Windham El Paso Airport/Microtel Inn & Suites is our HQ campus. Same ownership; co-located. Both are across the airport's short-term parking lot from the terminal. Zero travel. Overflow hotels are just a block away. the Marriott and Radisson are in the mix. We are working with other Airport hotels for similar consideration. All rooms thus far are at the $98/night rate.
For those who have not yet registered, the point of contact is Debbie Lowrance (915) 778-4241 and (915) 227-8852 cell - dlowrance@wyndhamelp.com. Please push out this info to all concerned.
The Drop received the six new pages over the weekend and will publish them in the upcoming Winter issue, showing all the convention updates and hotel changes.
Many thanks,
.....Brian
Cliff Newman
Executive Director
Special Forces Association
PO Box 41436
Fayetteville, NC 28309
(910) 485-5433
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Annual Dues Notice


  CHAPTER 76
  SPECIAL FORCES ASSOCIATION
            South Florida Chapter 
           
           “The Green Berets”


                                                                                     
December 5, 2017

Hello SF Members and Friends of the Association,
It’s that time again for those of you annual members to send in your RENEWAL membership dues.  Please see attached renewal form which is to be sent to Ed Pijuan at the address provided.
Anyone needing a NEW MEMBER FORM, please let me know. 
Happy Holidays,

Joe Pruett on behalf of
Ed Pijuan
President

AAFES to allow online shopping to honorably discharged vets



Hey veterans, you can soon shop tax free.
Starting later this year, all honorably discharged veterans, no matter their branch of service, will be eligible to shop tax-free online at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service with the same discounts they enjoyed on base while in the military. It’s the latest way in which the organization is trying to keep its customers as the armed forces shrink and airmen and soldiers buy more for delivery.
Adding 13 million potential new customers will give extra ammunition to the group that runs the stores on U.S. Army and Air Force bases worldwide as it fights Amazon and other retailers for veterans’ online shopping dollars.

AAFES to allow online shopping to honorably discharged vets

Membership fees/Reinstatement Information

SF



     CHAPTER 76
  SPECIAL FORCES ASSOCIATION
            South Florida Chapter 
           
           “The Green Berets”


                                                                                     
September 26, 2017

Hello SF Members and Friends of the Association,
Shown below are the current dues figures.  President Ed cannot process your renewals without the correct amount of $40 for renewal or $45 for reinstatement.  If you sent in another amount, please contact Ed to send the corrected dues.  THANK YOU!
Also, see attached the forms we use for new members and renewals.

click on link to determine membership fees...

Be aware of scammers trying to get your money

Be aware of scammers trying to get your money. Deal with a reputable Charity when giving for Hurricane Irma/Harvey Relief.....

New York Guardsmen Provide Assistance in Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts 29Aug17

Preflight Checks
A New York Air National Guard crew chief watches aircrews as they perform final checks on their HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters at Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 28, 2017. The crew chief and pilots are assigned to the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing, and are getting ready to take pararescumen to Houston to conduct search and rescue missions after Hurricane Harvey caused massive flooding. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel H. Farrell

Air Force Senior Airman James N. Zambik adjusts his communication headset inside an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter at Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 28, 2017. Zambik is a pararescueman assigned to the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing, 103rd Rescue Squadron


Three HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters carrying pararescuemen prepare to depart from Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 28, 2017. The crews are headed to Houston where they will conduct search and rescue missions after Hurricane Harvey caused massive flooding



New York Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. James Dougherty walks toward an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter at Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 28, 2017. Dougherty is a pararescueman assigned to the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing, 103rd Rescue Squadron.



Preflight Checks
A New York Air National Guard crew chief watches aircrews as they perform final checks on their HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters at Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 28, 2017. The crew chief and pilots are assigned to the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing, and are getting ready to take pararescumen to Houston to conduct search and rescue missions after Hurricane Harvey caused massive flooding

Three HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters carrying pararescuemen depart from Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 28, 2017. The crews are flying to Houston to conduct search and rescue missions after Hurricane Harvey caused massive flooding. 


Mtg held July 29, 2017 at Bass Pro In Dania fl


L-R Standing: Ed Bello, Ed Pijuan, Benjamin Roger Kidder, Jason Psaltides, Jim Trice, Tom House, Al Hernandez, Fred Hannum, ? , Tracey Boyd, Bill Eades, L-R Seated: Jim Anson, Cy Mermelstein, Bob Buffington, Joe McCormack — with Edward Pijuan and Benjamin Kidder.

Chapter elections Held July 29, 2017 Results

SFA Chapter 76 had a nice turnout at our meeting Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Bass Pro Shops in Dania Beach. We look forward to seeing those of you who were not able to make it.

Two-year elections were conducted IAW Article VI of the SFA Constitution with the following chapter officers Re-Elected* & Newly Elected** in the first photo (L-R):
Ed Pijuan President*
Roger Kidder Vice-President*
Jason Psaltides Secretary**
Jim Trice Treasurer*
Tom House Sergeant-at-Arms**
Al Hernandez Secretary*

Special Forces Association Chapter 76 --- South Florida Chapter, "The Green Berets"



During Pool Party on August 27th, a check in the amount of $1000 
was presented to "Special Operations of S. Florida" from Special Forces Ch 76 


L-R : Non-SF person, 7th Group Mbr in Black Polo is Jim DeMatteo, Al Hernandez, Cy Mermelstein, Ed Pijuan, Joe McCormack, Jim Trice, Lou Carrion, Bill Eades, Tom House, Bob Buffington

               Sunday ,June 5th, All Airborne Chapter Picnic 

At TY Park , Hollywood









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