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









Welcome to the new Blog for
Special Forces Association Chapter 76

South Florida Chapter

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sfachapter76@gmail.com

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General information about Special Forces that you want to share with your fellow members.


Military Discounts

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Annual Chapter 76 Party in the Redlands posted October 7,2019

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


October 2, 2019

Hello SF Members and Friends of the Association,
PLEASE RSVP FOR OUR ANNUAL CHAPTER 76 PARTY IN THE REDLANDS!
RSVP Yes or No and, if Yes, the number and age of children
Come enjoy great fellowship, as we host active Special Forces assigned to SOCSOUTH and Contractors in Homestead along with their families.
Jim & Sherri Trice, Vito Ecklund & Al Hernandez will host.
Even if you are only 50% sure you can join the fun, let us know.
There is a pool and towels for the kids, golf carts for all to enjoy and avocados ready to pick off the trees.  There will also be a rock hunt, courtesy of Ron Carlson.
Again, there is nothing for you to bring unless you have favorite beer or booze. All food and drink will be provided by the ChapterPlease advise if you prefer a vegetarian meal. 
Kindly RSVP to Jim Trice at jimtrice33030@comcast.net or phone 305-393-2890.  If you are a SOCSOUTH member, you may also RSVP through 1SG Stranaly.
DATE:              2 November 2019
TIME:              1200 to 1500 hours
LOCATION:      Home of Jim and Sherri Trice
17951 SW 288th ST
Homestead, FL  33030

Combat Diver Fondation posted 17Sep2019

September 16, 2019


Hello SF Members and Friends of the Association,
Please direct your questions to the site.  Click the link  to go to the site link.



September 16, 2019

Hello SF Members and Friends of the Association,

Please direct your questions to the site.  Click the Linke to go to the site link.






Joe Pruett on behalf of
Ed Pijuan
President

Chapter Blog is located at http://SFACH76.Blogspot.com/


Please update your email address to prevent interruptions

ED PIJUAN (C Co ’78-’05)
PRESIDENT

Saturday morning September 28, 2019 at 1130 we will meet at Bass Pro Shops posted 6 sep19

September 6, 2019

Hello SF Members and Friends of the Association,

Saturday morning September 28, 2019 at 1130 we will meet at Bass Pro Shops, 200 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach, Florida. 

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Joe Pruett on behalf of
Ed Pijuan
President

Chapter Blog is located at http://SFACH76.Blogspot.com/


Please update your email address to prevent interruptions

ED PIJUAN (C Co ’78-’05)
PRESIDENT

ROGER KIDDER (C Co ’76-’81)
VICE PRESIDENT

AL HERNANDEZ (C Co ’81-’94)
SECRETARY

JASON PSALTIDES (C Co ’78-’89)
SECRETARY

JIM TRICE (3/7SFG(A))
TREASURER

TOM HOUSE (C Co ’82-’04)
SERGEANT-AT-ARMS
_________________

DAN POIRIER (C Co ’72-’76)
CHAPTER 76 BLOGGER

ED BELLO
CHAPTER 76 WEBMASTER

JOE PRUETT (C Co ’80-’89)
COMMUNICATIONS







Status of Ed Pijuan posted 6 Sep 2019


September 6, 2019

Hello SF Members and Friends of the Association,
I.  Prez Ed Pijuan underwent successful surgery on his leg this morning in Port St. Lucie.  His message to us:  “I am out of surgery and in my room. Slight headache.
Nerve block on leg so no pain. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers.
II. Dear Sir / Madam,

I am a retired English Police Officer, who collects badges, patches,
pins, challenge coins, etc, depicting the emblems, seals, crests, Coat
of Arms, logos, etc, of Military Organisations / Associations /
Veterans Associations, related groups and
their constituent parts, Districts, Chapters, Posts, Auxiliary, Honor Guard etc.
I was wondering, if at all possible and that you had such an item that
one might be sent to me.
If this is possible could it please be sent to :-

David Whitworth,
Flat 208,
4 Currer Street,
Little Germany,
Bradford,
West Yorkshire,
England, UK,
BD1 5BA.

I appreciate your assistance in this matter and here's wishing you and
your family a safe, peaceful remainder of 2019.
Have a quiet one.

Dave.



Joe Pruett on behalf of
Ed Pijuan
President

invitation to the Round Canopy Parachute Team and others.


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


                                                                                     

September 3, 2019

Hello SF Members and Friends of the Association,

Following is an invitation to the Round Canopy Parachute Team and others.

Please direct your questions to the point of contact within the message.

RCPT Members:

Our aircraft for Sat, 19 Oct 2019, will be the Skyvan....Tailgate jump! Sorry we were unable to secure the Super Huey. Please spread the word to any & all.

All attending Operation Blackcat III, please register for the event at: https://rcptusa.org/event-3502440 

Details for Airborne Trng:
  • Round Canopy Basic Jump Course (Non-Member) – $600.00
    This registration is for jumpers who have not previously paid dues and joined RCPT-USA. Total cost for the 15-20 Oct, 2019 course is $600, which includes professional instruction, a reference manual, parachute rental, 5 repacks from our on-site rigger service, and 5 lift tickets on the Cessna 182 or Kodiak, and the events main aircraft, **as well as RCPT-USA Annual membership**. After completing the first jump course, you will receive a RCPT-USA Certificate of Completion, RCPT-USA wings and enter the world of round canopy parachuting.
  • **RCPT Annual Membership Fee – $75.00**
    An annual fee to join RCPT-USA providing insurance protection while parachuting and other benefits.
  • Round Canopy Basic Jump Course (Member) – $525.00
    This 15-20 Oct 2019 course is for RCPT-USA members who have paid membership dues previous to registering for a course. Total cost for the course is $525, which includes professional instruction, a reference manual, parachute rental, 5 repacks from our on-site rigger service, and 5 lift tickets on the Cessna 182 or Kodiak, and the events main aircraft. After completing the first jump course, you will receive a RCPT-USA Certificate of Completion, RCPT-USA wings and enter the world of round canopy parachuting.
  • Extended Jump Refresher (Members) – $200.00
    Extended Jump Refresher - $200, 15-18 October 2019. This 2 jump Refresher Course is for jumpers who have been to a Basic Airborne Course, but who are not on current active duty jump orders, or who have never jumped with RCPT-USA, and have not jumped in the last 180 days (or 18+ years!). This 3 day course runs congruently with the BRCJC and will update the jumper on current SF-10A parachutes and jump procedures, to prepare them for 2 jumps at the end of the course. The course price includes professional instruction, a reference manual, jump fee, parachute rental, and parachute repacking. At the conclusion of the Extended Jump Refresher the jumper is free to attend and jump at the event as they so choose.
  • BAR (Active RCPT-USA Members Only) – $50.00
    Basic Jump Refresher - (Free Member benefit) 18 October 2019 Fee is for event registration and the Refresher Course is a free member benefit. BAR is for RCPT-USA members who have not jumped in the last 180 days but who has participated in RCPT-USA jump events in the past. This 8 hour course will update the jumper on current SF-10A parachutes and jump procedures, to prepare them for a jump at the end of the course. This course is for RCPT-USA members who have jumped with RCPT-USA. You do not need a separate registration if you register for the jump refresher.
  • Jumper Event Fee – $50.00
    For current round canopy jumpers. Jumpers who are current members or strap hangers who have jumped in the last 180 days. Event fee to cover some food, maybe a t-shirt, and some DZ expenses.
Our current timeline for Operation Blackcat III is as follows:

OBCIII dates 14 - 20 October 2019
  • 14 Oct Jumpmaster (JM) Refresher (JMs only) JMPI, SAT, DZSO, PWAC, Etc. (0800 start time)
  • 15-20 Extended Airborne Refresher (EAR) 2-jump course (run concurrently and embedded within BPC)
  • 15-20 Oct Basic Parachute Course (BPC) 5-jump course for basic students 
  • 17 Oct Basic Airborne Refresher (BAR) anyone that hasn't jump within your 180 days as a jumper / Jump Day
  • 18 Oct Weather / Make-up Jump day
  • 19 Oct Skyvan / Jump Day
  • 20 Oct Deliberate Water Jump in the St Johns River (C182/Kodiak) / Jump Day
Thanks, My best, Bill 

v/r
William (Bill) L. Markham
(904) 814.6047 Cellular
markhamconstruction@hotmail.com
RCPT-USA JM
join @ rcptusa.wildapricot.org


Joe Pruett on behalf of
Ed Pijuan
President

Chapter Blog is located at http://SFACH76.Blogspot.com/


Please update your email address to prevent interruptions

ED PIJUAN (C Co ’78-’05)
PRESIDENT

ROGER KIDDER (C Co ’76-’81)
VICE PRESIDENT

AL HERNANDEZ (C Co ’81-’94)
SECRETARY

JASON PSALTIDES (C Co ’78-’89)
SECRETARY

JIM TRICE (B/2/7th SFG(A))
TREASURER

TOM HOUSE (C Co ’82-’04)
SERGEANT-AT-ARMS
_________________

DAN POIRIER (C Co ’72-’76)
CHAPTER 76 BLOGGER

ED BELLO
CHAPTER 76 WEBMASTER

JOE PRUETT (C Co ’80-’89)
COMMUNICATIONS













Jamboree Breakfast Meeting posted 2sep2019




"Attention All Airborne Veterans"         Mark your Calendar September 21, 2019 Breakfast/Meeting
Join me the 82nd. Airborne's South Florida All Airborne Chapters breakfast/meeting, Saturday September 21, 2019 
at 9:00 am at Denny's located at 3151 NW 9 Ave Ft. Lauderdale FL. 2019 this is your chapter and your participation 
is important.  Don't miss the Jamboree payment deadline and make your hotel reservations ASAP  

This is the last meeting before the OMG All  Airborne Jamboree in Sebring Fl. September 27-27, 2019 please open 
the below attachment, copy and send your registration form with your check to Bob Buffingtonwe need to provide 
the headcount ASAP.   If you are unable to attend this years Jamboree, we will gladly accept your generous donation 
supporting this event . 
I'll see you at Denny's                                                                                                                                      \
Bill Eades                                                                                                                                             
(786) 426-1174


Peter Kendrick, SFAAC Secretary's letter:
To all members,
            
The South Florida All Airborne Chapter(SFAAC) invites you to attend our monthly breakfast meeting on September 21, 2019, at DENNY'S RESTAURANT, located at 3151 NW 9th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  Breakfast will begin at 9:00 a.m.  The meeting will begin at approximately 10:00 a.m. 
 
DIRECTIONS:  Take I-95 to Exit 31, Oakland Park Blvd., go east and turn North on Powerline Road (NW 9th Ave.)
 
Denny's will be on your left. (West side of 9th Ave).
  
Also, attached is a Registration Form for our 2nd All Airborne Jamboree in Sebring, Florida from September 27, 2019 to September 28, 2019.  Kindly complete your registration immediately and mail to our treasurer, Bob Buffington.  We hope you will join to make the Jamboree this year as successful as last year.
 
Hope to see you all at the monthly meeting.  Airborne!!! 
 
Respectfully submitted,
 
Peter J. Kendrick, Jr. SFAAC Secretary