Chicago Chapter
82nd Airborne Division Association


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  • 06 Nov 2020 21:18 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Fellow Veterans! You served your country, now enjoy Veterans Day meal deals around the country at popular restaurants. Some are free and others are discounts. Check the dates. Regardless, enjoy and tell your friends - AATW! 

    Click here to see who's offering meal deals for Veterans. 

  • 06 Nov 2020 20:31 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    The Fall 2020 edition of The Paraglide is now available on the Association website. This is the official quarterly magazine of the Association. 

    Click here to read the latest Paraglide. 

  • 26 Oct 2020 12:34 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Nominations for our 2021 Executive Board officially closed yesterday, 25 Oct, as communicated. We appreciate everyone who participated in the process, and will now move to verify each nomination to ensure that the nominee accepts the nomination. 

    Once everything is verified, we'll begin the election process at our November meeting on 08 Nov. Elections will be held online via our chapter website, and then the 2021 board will be installed at our December meeting, likely also held online. 


    Mark Mueller

  • 18 Oct 2020 11:21 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Click here to nominate

    Chicago Chapter: 

    It's time to start the process for electing our chapter's Executive Board for 2021. Per our By Laws, we hold nominations in October, elections in November, and then install the new board after that (we've been doing this at our Holiday Party in December). 

    Here, we'd like to ask for your nominations for board positions, consisting of the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer -- see below for descriptions. You may nominate yourself or another Chicago Chapter member for any position. The current board will verify that each nominee accepts the nomination. We then will form up the ballot and distribute them in November for voting.  

    This is the first time we've solicited nominations online, so please contribute to show your support. Only Chicago Chapter members may participate. You must be logged in to the chapter website to participate. If you have any questions, email  

    Please submit your nominations by Sunday, 25 October 2020. 

    Descriptions of Board Positions:  
    (verbatim from our Chicago Chapter By-Laws): 

    Chairman: The Chairman shall, in general, supervise and control all of the business and affairs of the Chapter and shall also preside and maintain order at all meetings. He shall also be Chairman of the Executive Committee. He shall represent the Chapter as Delegate to the National Convention. In the event he is unable to do so, a Delegate shall be elected from the Chapter membership. 

    Vice Chairman: The Vice Chairman shall perform all duties of the Chairman in the absence, death or disability of the Chairman. Especially should be interest himself in the membership of the Chapter, in developing Chapter activities and in the entertainment features of all meetings. 

    Secretary: The Secretary shall give written notice of meetings to all members no less than one (1) week prior to scheduled meeting date. He shall also keep such minutes and records as are necessary, and , in general, perform all duties incidental to the office and such other duties as may be assigned to him by the Chairman. He shall have a copy of these By-Laws at each meeting. 

    Treasurer: The Treasurer shall collect all dues and assessments, keep financial records of the Chapter in ledger form, showing receipts and disbursements. On approval of the Executive Committee he shall make proper disbursements. He shall be required to submit a monthly written report to the Chapter and a written annual report at the end of the fiscal year. Such reports are to be made available to any member upon his request, provided that a proper and reasonable period is allowed to produce other current reports.  

    Note: All instances of "he", "him"  or "his" are intended to be gender-neutral and include both male and female. 

    Click here to nominate

  • 13 Oct 2020 12:09 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Thanks to David Mueller of Palos Heights, IL, for his Annual renewal with the Chicago Chapter. David served with 1st Bn and 3rd Bn of the 325th AIR (82nd Abn Div) from 1988-92.

    Airborne, All The Way!

  • 11 Oct 2020 14:09 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Minutes from our online chapter meeting held 13 September are now published and available for download.

    Click here to download the September 2020 meeting minutes. 

  • 04 Oct 2020 14:06 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Our Chicago Chapter newsletter for October 2020 is now available for download. Thanks once again and always to Vice Chairman Glenn Granat for producing the newsletter, including this month's special feature on Operation Rhino. 

    Click here to download the October newsletter.  

    Airborne, All The Way!

  • 25 Sep 2020 08:37 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    A friendly reminder that applications for 82nd Airborne Division Association college scholarships are due by 15 Oct. Scholarships are granted annually by the 82nd Airborne Division Education Fund and made to all eligible applicants. 

    Eligible are former troopers within two years of separation and dependents of Assn Life members seeking a Bachelors degree at an accredited college or university. 

    Full eligibility requirements and application forms are available on the Assn website. Let me know if there are any questions. AATW!

    Click here to learn more and find forms. 

  • 09 Sep 2020 16:02 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Our Chicago Chapter welcomes a new member, Ronald Gensaw of Merrillville, IN. Ronald served with HHC/2-508th PIR (82nd Airborne Division) as a Medic from 1983-1986. 

    Airborne, All The Way! 

  • 01 Sep 2020 15:55 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Our chapter newsletter for September 2020 is now available. Check out this latest edition with updated events and a history report featuring Operation Market Garden. Thanks for Vice Chairman Glenn Granat for another outstanding monthly newsletter! 

    Click here to download the newsletter. 

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