Chicago Chapter 82nd Airborne Division Association

News

  • 08 Sep 2022 09:22 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Units involved in the withdrawal from Afghanistan will be recognized for their service, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced.

    “At President Biden’s direction, all units involved in the retrograde operation from Afghanistan, Operation Allies Refuge and Operation Allies Welcome will be awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation or its equivalent,” Austin said in a statement released Aug. 31.

    This includes the 82nd Airborne Division. Click here to read the whole story on AUSA's website. 


  • 26 Aug 2022 16:51 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Our Chicago Chapter welcomes its newest member - Thomas Milone of Crystal Lake, IL! 

    Tom served as an Infantryman with 2/504PIR (82nd Abn Div) from 1996-99, including a deployment to Southwest Asia. 

    Welcome aboard, Tom! Airborne, All The Way!




  • 19 Aug 2022 11:07 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    The VA maintains a running list of current discounts across many categories that are offered to Veterans and Military. Click here to check out the list. AATW! 

  • 17 Jul 2022 18:44 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Many thanks to Barney Janecki of Oak Lawn, IL, for renewing his membership with the Chicago Chapter! Barney is one of our honored WWII veterans, however he served in the Navy at that time. He later was drafted again, this time by the Army during the Korean War, where he served with Replacement Company, 82nd Airborne Division, from 1952-53. 

    Airborne, All The Way!


  • 17 Jul 2022 18:39 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Many thanks to SSG Brittany McNaughton, soon to be of Fort Lee, VA, for renewing her membership with the Chicago Chapter! Brittany served with 1-319th AFAR (82nd Abn Div) from 2014-2017 and 1-40th CAV (4th BCT (Abn), 25th Inf Div) from 2017-2020.

    Airborne, All The Way!


  • 07 Jun 2022 11:39 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Our Chicago Chapter welcomes it's newest member - Joseph Kaminski of Woodridge, IL!

    Joseph served with C/2-505 PIR (82nd Abn Div) from 2002-05, including deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. He retired from the Army as a SFC.

    Welcome aboard, Joseph! Airborne, All The Way!


  • 07 Jun 2022 11:34 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Many thanks to Julius "Jay" Siler of Grapevine, TX, for renewing his membership with the Chicago Chapter! Jay served with 782nd MSB (82nd Abn Div) from 1990-94.

    Airborne, All The Way!


  • 06 Jun 2022 12:16 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    On this 78th Anniversay of D-Day, I'd like to recognize our Chicago Chapter D-Day Veterans. With the exception of Walter Baker, all of these brave men have gone to the Great Manifest in the sky.

    Walter Baker (508 PIR)

    John Condich 

    Robert Black (325 GIR)

    Anthony DeMichael (HHC 82nd Abn Div)

    Raymond Fary (82 Anti-Aircraft Bn)

    Hal Galimore (82 Parachute Maint Co)

    Stanley Gryga (HHC 82n Abn Div)

    Donald Krause Sr (508 PIR)

    Donald Maas (501 PIR)

    Raider Nelson (507 PIR)

    Chester Novak (508 PIR)

    John Overling (325 GIR)

    Charles Reice (508 PIR)

    Frank Sosnowski (508 PIR)

    Manfred Steinfeld (HHC 82nd Abn Div)

    Anthony Vallos (325 GIR)

    Matthew Wojtaszek Sr (319 AFAR)

    This list is NOT all-inclusive, so if you know of others, please share their name/info in the Comments section.

    Airborne, All The Way!


  • 23 May 2022 11:23 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Many thanks to David Hellrung of Highland Park, IL, for renewing his membership with the Chicago Chapter! David served with HHC, 82nd FSB from 1995-1998.

    Airborne, All The Way!



  • 23 May 2022 11:22 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Many thanks to Chase Filkins of Lake In The Hills, IL, for renewing his membership with the Chicago Chapter! Chase served with B/1-319th AFAR from 2018-2020.

    Airborne, All The Way!



   


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