Chicago Chapter
82nd Airborne Division Association

Membership

Qualifications

The 82nd Airborne Division Association is the largest Airborne association in the world. Membership is open to any veteran who meets at least one of the following criteria. All applicants must received a discharge other than dishonorable. 

  1. Served with the 82nd Airborne Division, either assigned or attached by competent order. 
  2. Graduated from the U.S. Army Basic Airborne School, earning basic jump wings, or having earned the Glider Badge. This includes veterans of other military services (U.S. Marines, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, or U.S. Coast Guard, either Active Duty, Reserves, or National Guard.

As part of the application process, new applicants are required to submit proof of qualifications. A legible copy of your DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) is preferred.  

Application Process

There are two ways for qualified veterans to apply for membership. Processing normally takes 4-6 weeks. Once processed, the member will receive their membership card via USPS mail. All American Members will also receive a high-speed certificate suitable for framing.

Online Applications: Click here to apply and pay dues securely online. You will need to upload a legible PDF of your qualification document.

Offline Applications: Click here to download a printable PDF of our application. Just complete the application fully, and mail it along with proof of qualification and applicable dues to the address at the bottom of the form.

Membership Dues

Applicants may choose Annual membership ($25.00 per 12 month term) or All American (Paid for Life) membership ($175 for veterans age 50 and over, or $250 for veterans ages 49 and under).

Association Benefits

Camaraderie and the prestige of being a part of the world's largest Airborne association are key benefits of membership within this Association. However there is more, like these terrific benefits. 

>Education Fund Scholarships

The 82nd Airborne Division Association manages a 501(c)3 Education Fund that awards dozens of scholarships annually to qualified students, including both dependents and recently separated paratroopers. Applications are due by 01 November annually. Click here for to learn all of the details or to download application forms.

>USAA Credit Card

USAA offers Association members an Association-branded credit cards, including American Express and MasterCard. This card program benefits the Association directly. Click Here to learn all the details and apply for yours.




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