Chicago Chapter
82nd Airborne Division Association

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  • 07 Jun 2019 13:37 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Vice Chairman Glenn Granat has completed the July 2019 chapter newsletter and it's available to download now! This edition features the original Parachute Test Platoon. 

    Visit the Newsletter page to download the July newsletter and previous editions. 

    AATW! 

  • 26 Apr 2019 14:06 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Cadet Luke Jokerst of the local ROTC Rambler Battalion is the recipient of our first annual John E. Hughes Chicago Chapter 82nd Airborne Division Association All-Airborne Scholarship. The scholarship includes a $1,000 cash award, a one-year Annual membership in the Association, and an Iron Mike statue. 

    Cadet Jokerst is currently a senior at Northwestern University double-majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Psychology. He has a stellar 3.7 GPA and intends to continue both his educational at grad school and his military career as an Engineering Officer. Cadat Jokerst is Airborne-qualified. 

    About the Scholarship:
    The John E. Hughes Chicago Chapter – 82nd Airborne Division Association All-Airborne Scholarship recognizes annually one Airborne-qualified ROTC student for their military service and future contribution to our American society with a cash award to help them towards their goals. 

    About John E. Hughes: 
    John E. Hughes is a highly successful businessman and philanthropist, and also a proud military veteran. John served with the 13th and 82nd Airborne Divisions toward the end of World War II, qualifying as a Parachutist and Ranger-Pathfinder.

    Over the decades, John has accomplished a great many things both personally and professionally, and exemplifies The Greatest Generation.  Additionally, he has demonstrated extraordinary generosity to both our Chicago Chapter and the greater Airborne community. This scholarship is named after John in recognition of our sincere gratitude for all he has contributed as a patriotic American and a great example for all of us.

    Chicago Chapter Chairman Mark Mueller presents Cadet Jokerst the Award at the Rambler Battalion Awards Ceremony at Loyola University on 25 April 2019. 


  • 02 Feb 2019 12:02 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Happy to announce that our Chicago Chapter is continuing our annual scholarship program that launched last year by Chairman Larry Slavicek. This year, we've approved a $1,000 cash scholarship that will be awarded to one Airborne-qualified Chicagoland ROTC cadet, plus a one year membership in the Assn. Information and applications have been disseminated to more than a dozen area participating colleges. Completed applications are due back next month and then arrangements will be made for the presentation. Publicity to follow.

    Beginning this year, we've named our scholarship the John E. Hughes Chicago Chapter 82nd Airborne Division Association All-Airborne Scholarship. Yes, it's a long title but deservedly so. Our goal is to recognize John's extraordinary generosity to our chapter and the greater Airborne community over the years. John is a Life Member of Assn, a WWII veteran, both parachute and glider qualified, and served with both the 13th and 82nd Airborne Divisions (513th PIR and 504th PIR, respectively). He as been a successful businessman and also a dedicated philanthropist.


    Our annual scholarship is named for Chicago Chapter Life Member John Hughes. 


  • 20 Jan 2019 10:28 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    2019 is going to be a terrific year for our Chicago Chapter! We have many events planned, including our monthly meetings, a couple of big parades, group outings at some big local events, and more!  

    Click here to download the latest version of our 2019 Calendar. Hope to see you -- Airborne, All The Way! 

  • 12 Jan 2019 18:36 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Recently, the 82nd Airborne Division reactivated Alpha Company, 4th Battalion, 68th Armored Regiment at Fort Bragg to bring additional firepower to the All Americans. The unit will deploy USMC LAV-25A2's, armed with a 25mm gun. 

    4-68 Armor was part of the 82nd Airborne Division from 1968-1984, when it transitioned to the 3/73 Armor and deployed the M551 Sheridan. 3/73 was deactivated in 1997. 

    Read the full story at Army Times website

  • 04 Dec 2018 14:00 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)


    Our custom, totally unique 2019 Airborne Wall Calendars are now available for sale on our eBay store. Includes 12 months of Airborne imagery and a monthly calendar loaded with historical Airborne/military dates, plus all the popular holidays and recognitions you're used to. 

    Visit our Merchandise page and follow the link to buy yours today, and get one for an Airborne buddy too! 

  • 11 Nov 2018 11:23 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)


    Today, especially, we salute all American men and women who have worn a uniform in selfless service to our country. Happy Veterans Day one and all! 
  • 09 Nov 2018 13:41 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    The Fall 2018 edition of The Paraglide -- the national quarterly magazine of the 82nd Airborne Division Association -- is now available online. 

    Click here to visit The Paraglide on the Assn website. 

  • 09 Nov 2018 13:38 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Every year many restaurants and other businesses offer freebies and discounts to military veterans as just one way to say "Thanks". 

    Click here to check out this year's offers. AATW! 

  • 04 Nov 2018 17:24 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Target is offering a one-time 10% discount for your entire in-store AND online purchase from 4-12 November 2018. Click here to get your coupon and enjoy the discount! 

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