Chicago Chapter
82nd Airborne Division Association


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  • 02 Jul 2020 08:17 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

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    Walgreens brand items are 30% off, along with a wide variety of other items available at 20% off. This includes all other brands that are owned by Walgreens, such as PetShoppe, Living Solutions, Nice!, Finest Nutrition, and more

    The Walgreens military discount is available to Veterans and all current service members who can provide proof of service and are enrolled in the Walgreens BalanceRewards program.

    Click here to visit the VA website to learn more about the promotion. 

  • 25 Jun 2020 08:09 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    MG James Mingus, current Commanding General of the 82nd Airborne Division, has served in that capacity since August 2018. DOD recently announced that MG Mingus will hand over the Division colors to MG Christopher Donahue at a date TBA. 

    MG Donahue is currently serving as Combined Joint Special Operations TF-Afghanistan. 

    Click here to read the full story and to learn more about the incoming CG.

  • 07 Jun 2020 11:17 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Our chapter newsletter for the month of June 2020 is now available online -- click here to download a copy!

    Many thanks once again to Vice Chairman Glenn Granat for producing our newsletter - AATW! 

  • 03 Jun 2020 10:35 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Very happy to announce the recipient of our 2020 John E. Hughes Chicago Chapter, 82nd Airborne Division Assn All-Airborne Scholarship: Cadet Nicholas Elish of Loyola University!

    Cadet Elish is a Criminal Justice & Criminology major who just completed his Junior year at Loyola with a GPA of 3.75. During his Junior year, he held the rank of Cadet CSM and was very active in the battalion. He completed Basic Airborne Training at Fort Benning in August 2019.

    The award included a cash scholarship and an Iron Mike. Please join me in congratulating Cadet Elish! We believe that Cadet Elish will make a excellent Army officer and represent our Airborne community All The Way.

    Thank to all Chicago Chapter members who voted, we look forward to continuing our scholarship program in 2021 -- AATW! 

  • 20 May 2020 08:25 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Please join me in welcoming our newest Chicago Chapter member, Dave Hellrung of Highland Park, IL.

    Dave earned the rank of Sergeant and served with both HHC and A Company, 82nd Forward Support Battalion from 1995-1998. He was a 63B and Airborne qualified!

    Welcome to the Chicago Chapter, Dave!

    Airborne, All The Way!

  • 17 May 2020 15:30 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    I'd like to recognize the following five Chicago Chapter members for their recent Annual membership renewals: 

    • Chris Izzy Israel, of Seabrook, TX
    • Barney Janecki, of Oak Lawn, IL
    • David Mueller, of Palos Heights, IL 
    • Terrence Owens, of LaGrange, IL 
    • Jay Siler, of Grapevine, TX 

    Thanks to all and Airborne, All The Way!

    Mark Mueller

  • 08 May 2020 08:11 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)


    Victory in Europe Day (AKA V-E Day, VE Day)

    On 08 May 1945, the Allies in Europe accepted an unconditional surrender by Nazi Germany. At this time, much of the 82nd Airborne was busy securing the area around Cologne, and would then move into Berlin following the surrender for occupation duty.

    Click here to learn more about V-E Day. 

  • 06 May 2020 09:37 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    The Airborne community recently lost two former 82nd Airborne Division Commanders: 

    GEN(R) Frederick J. Kroesen, 97. Passed away on 30 Apr 2020. Commanded the 82nd Airborne Division from 17 Jul 1972 to 07 Oct 1974. Click here to read more about GEN Kroesen. 

    GEN(R) John W. Foss, 87. Passed away 25 Apr 2020. Commanded the 82nd Airborne Division from 10 Jan 1987 to 10 Oct 1986. Click here to read more about GEN Foss. 

    Airborne, All The Way! 

  • 03 May 2020 12:27 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Our chapter newsletter for May 2020 is now available online. The history topic for this edition is the now infamous topic, COVID-19. Click here to download your copy! 

    Many thanks to Vice Chairman Glenn Granat for his ongoing support in producing our monthly newsletter -- AATW! 

  • 03 May 2020 10:52 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Happy Birthday wishes to our Chicago Chapter members celebrating in May.
    Airborne, All The Way!

    • Lawrence Slavicek, 2-May, 69
    • James McGinley, 3-May, 74
    • Edwin Sly, 4-May, 85
    • Kenneth Negley, 5-May, 50
    • Rene Hernandez, 11-May, 59
    • Mark Mueller, 12-May, 51
    • Antanas Surna, 17-May, 35

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