AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY
WE ARE THE CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA CHAPTER
Welcome to the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division Association.
The Association was formed in 1944 just before the Normandy jump. The Central Pennsylvania Chapter was chartered in 1985 and includes Paratroopers and Glidermen from WWII to present.
Next Meeting - 11 February 2018 @ 1330 Hours.
Hope to see you there and travel safe!
Early Notice - May meeting has been changed to Sunday 6 May at the same time due to Mother's Day on 13 May
We host our monthly meetings at the Steelton American Legion Post in Harrisburg.
Benefits include Veteran and Active Duty support, comaraderie, reconnecting with your Airborne history, reunions and more.
"ALL AMERICAN" FAMILY
Join us today to become a part of our "All American" family. We look forward to seeing you.
WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT
We welcome all of our Airborne brothers and sisters to join us and reconnect.
We carry on the tradition of the Division and its Association to maintain our legacy for years to come.
We enjoy having a great group of Veterans from a variety of campaigns.
We stand by our Active Duty brother and sisters and are here to support them and tell tales with them.
We share a common bond of the Airborne experience that no leg could appreciate like a Paratrooper can.
We welcome our Airborne families as we could not do what we do without our parents, spouses and children's support.
We also participate in the National Convention annually in August. Our activities include monthly meetings, Color Guards, Veterans Support, Active Duty interface and support, JROTC events and social events throughout the year.
JOIN OUR CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA CHAPTER
JOIN OR RENEW
You can join our chapter or renew your membership right here on our website. You can also print and mail in your application.
UPDATE YOUR INFO
We'd love to hear from you. Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions. We are here to help and to welcome you to our "All American" family.
The 82nd Airborne Division is the most strategically mobile formation and the most highly trained infantry division in the world.
The Division was first constituted on 5 August 1917 during World War I and formally activated on 25 August 1917 at Cap Gordon, Georgia.
Major General Eben Swift, the Commanding General, won a contest to nickname the division "All American".
Dave served with the Division during the 1980's including Operation Urgent Fury.
He's focusing on growing our chapter and keeping everyone involved.
Ron Weaver served with Division during the 1980's.
Ron is also responsible for membership and related information. He is currently working on updating our membership service data for our Chapter & National.
Bob Sandri is a Gold Star Father and honorary member of the chapter.
Proud father to SPC Blake Sandri also a member of our Chapter and SGT Matt Sandri (KIA 2004).
SERGEANT AT ARMS
Ray Wallace served during WWII with the 507th PIR and made the jump into Normandy.
Ray exemplifies the true Airborne spirit!
MEET WITH US
Join us for our meetings 2nd Sunday each month:
American Legion Post #420 – Steelton
1860 South 19th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104
(corner with Watson Street)
Occasionally we change the monthly meetings for special events - see Important Updates above.
CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA CHAPTER
The 82nd Airborne Division Association is for anyone who ever served in the 82nd Airborne Division, and anyone who is currently serving on active duty on jump status; or, has ever served in any of the uniformed services on either jump or glider status and was honorably discharged. The Association was organized in England, prior to the Normandy invasion (1944). We have members who have served with the 11th, 13th, 17th, 82nd, 101st Airborne Divisions; 187th, 503rd, 508th Airborne Regimental Combat Teams; 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate) as well as troopers from Special Forces, Airborne Rangers, Marine Corps Recon, Navy SEALS, and Air Force Special Tactics personnel. Please check us out and hook up for a meeting!!