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.

 

Check our Facebook page for additional information.

 

IMPORTANT UPDATES:

Next Meeting - 10 December 2017 @ 1330 Hours.

Christmas Party & ornament exchange! Lunch provided by the Chapter. Let us know ASAP for headcount.

AATW!

 

 

 

 

 

 

HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA

We host our monthly meetings at the Steelton American Legion Post in Harrisburg.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

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.

CHAPTER NEWS

WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT

AIRBORNE

We welcome all of our Airborne brothers and sisters to join us and reconnect.

HISTORY

We carry on the tradition of the Division and its Association to maintain our legacy for years to come.

VETERANS

We enjoy having a great group of Veterans from a variety of campaigns.

ACTIVE DUTY

We stand by our Active Duty brother and sisters and are here to support them and tell tales with them.

EXPERIENCE

We share a common bond of the Airborne experience that no leg could appreciate like a Paratrooper can.

COMMUNITY

We welcome our Airborne families as we could not do what we do without our parents, spouses and children's support.

TOP

CHAPTER ACTIVITIES

EVENTS

We Participate in Parades and enjoy an annual picnic and Christmas party.

MEETINGS

We enjoy getting together monthly to laugh and tell stories.

ALL AMERICAN WEEK

In Bragg for AAW in May annually. Photo credit Sgt. Juan F. Jimenez, 1BCT

PICNICS

We love to get together to have a good time.

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.

TOP

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

Please keep your contact information current so that we can inform you about upcoming events.  You can also follow us on Facebook for reminders about meetings and such.

CONTACT US

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.

TOP

THE 82ND AIRBORNE DIVISION

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".

TOP

PHOTO GALLERY

CENTRAL PA CHAPTER OFFICERS

CHAIRMAN

Dave served with the Division during the 1980's including Operation Urgent Fury.

He's focusing on growing our chapter and keeping everyone involved.

VICE CHAIRMAN

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.

DAVID YEAGER

RON WEAVER

TREASURER

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!

BOB SANDRI

RAY WALLACE

TOP

CONTACT STAY IN TOUCH

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.

Submitting Form...

The server encountered an error.

Form received.

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!!