Veterans Ocean Adventures Invites Veterans & Disabled Veterans to Discover SCUBA on Saturday August 26

SF                           CHAPTER 76
            South Florida Chapter 
           “The Green Berets”


August 19, 2017

Hello SF Members and Friends of the Association,

Veterans Ocean Adventures Invites Veterans & Disabled Veterans to Discover SCUBA on Saturday August 26, 2017 from 12 Noon to 3 PM.
Location:  Plantation Aquatics Center
9151 Northwest 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33324
The Cost is Free. Registration Required. Click here:
What else you need to know: Bring swim trunks/suit, towel and water for drinking. You must bring the completed medical questionnaire and doctor’s clearance, if necessary (see below). If you have any questions, please call 305-389-6328 and leave a message or email  No medical clearance - no participation - no exceptions. This is a Discover SCUBA event and does not count as SCUBA certification, however, the skills you learn will carry over if you decide to pursue full certification.
NOTE:  If you can answer "No" to all the questions on the DSD Release then you are good to go.  If not, take the second attachment (RSTC Medical Form) and get it signed by a Doctor.  (Note: the expanded form is 6 pages but the last 4 are printed information for the physician about various conditions and what implications might be forscuba diving. There's really only 1 - 2 pages for the participant to fill out and a short part for the Doctor to indicate OK or NOT OK.)  As soon as you confirm medical status we can confirm your registration for the event.  
Click here to Register:
We hold a Discover Scuba event every month so if there is a delay in getting medical clearance in time for this event, let us know and we will schedule you for the next month’s event.

Joe Pruett on behalf of
Ed Pijuan

Chapter Blog is located at http:

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*

Passing of Major Peter Cook, C/3/20th SFG

Major Peter Cooke one of the founding members of C/3/20 SFG in Fort Lauderdale FL, Peter passed last Tuesday July 18th in Palm Coast Florida.from Bone Cancer.

 Arrangements are pending and currently no final plans have been made for interment. Interment will happen at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell Fl, time and date to be determined.

Party Central Sunday October 7th

        CHAPTER 76
            South Florida Chapter 
           “The Green Berets”

July 19, 2017

Hello SF Members and Friends of the Association,
Please set aside Saturday October 7th for our Chapter 76 party at the home of Jim & Sherri Trice in the Redlands.  Members of Special Forces Association Chapter 76, SOC South Command Group and SF Qualified folks assigned to SOC South and Guests are welcome to attend.

Joe Pruett on behalf of
Ed Pijuan


            South Florida Chapter 
           “The Green Berets”

July 17, 2017

Hello SF Members and Friends of the Association,
A 64 YO 70% Service-Connected male veteran needs queen size bed due to back issues. It is difficult for him to get out of a bed and he has fallen many times trying to get up. He lives in Ft Lauderdale. Please contact Timothy E. (954) 668-8124.
Thanks in advance for whatever you can do.
Michael C. Dougherty, MPA, MA
U.S. Marine Corps, Retired
Broward County VA Outpatient Clinic
9800 West Commercial Blvd.
Sunrise, FL 33351
954.625.8655 office

Joe Pruett on behalf of
Ed Pijuan

Attention All Airborne Troopers-September 22-23, 2017

"Attention All Airborne Troopers"
    Join us on our 1st. 
Annual Operation Market Garden Jamboree!!
The 82nd Airborne Divisions South Florida All Airborne Chapter is coordinating the First Annual Market Garden All Airborne 
Jamboree in Sebring, FL on Friday and SaturdaySeptember 22-23, 2017.                 

All Airborne Troopers are invited to join us in honoring the Brave Troopers who gave their all on September 17-27, 1944 during 
WWII Operation Market Garden.  This was the largest joint airborne operation in history.  During these ten days of combat, allied forces 
suffered between 15,326 and 17,200 casualties.  We shall never forget those Brave Troopers or their families.

This event has something for everyone! Show your pride and let everyone know you are members of the greatest fraternity in the world. 
You are American Paratroopers!  

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HOST HOTEL: Sebring Quality Inn & Suites  6525 US 27 North, Sebring FL 33870                                                                                                         Reservations: (863) 385-1345 Special Rates: $65.39 per day tax included breakfast is included. 
They have some pet friendly rooms, No extra charge for Certified Service dogs.All other pets $10 extra per night. 
Hotel Manager: Maria Harris (863) 385-1345 or This rate is guaranteed until 09/01/17.
Cancellation policy is 48 hours prior to your reservation; if you cancel after that time,  you will be charged for one night.  

Friday evening Opening Ceremony :  At The Medal Of Honor Park, September 22, 2017 - 4:00 PM -5:00 PM 
The Market Garden Jamboree Starts With Presenting the Colors  we will pay tribute to those who 
gave their all during this Operation. Hosts: Gus Vass (954) 610-5371 and Tony Altobell (954) 931-5447 

The Quality Inn will provide our B.Y.O.B Hospitality Room our Meet and Greet starts at 6:30 PM, the room will be open continuously 
except during events a list of Sebring restaurants will be available for attendees to choose where you would like to have dinner.
Cost: You order from the restaurant menus 
Hosted by: Bruno Diaz(772) 341-3941 or  

Saturday morning September 23, 2017 - 11:00 AM til 2:00 PM:     
Operation Market Garden's Lunch in the Heartland at Homer's Restaurant located at 1000 Sebring Square, Sebring FL.   
Cost: $9.30 tax included pay at the door you will be responsible for your own gratuity.
Hosts:  Peter J. Kendrick (305) 620-4829 and Lou Carrion (352) 281-2132