Upcoming Events

Uncasing of the Colors & Welcome Home Ceremony
Thu, Nov 05
Division Parade Field
Nov 05, 1:00 PM
Division Parade Field , 47th St, Fort Campbell, KY 42223, USA
The officers and soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat team request the honor of your presence at the Uncasing of the Colors Ceremony and the Welcome Home Ceremony.
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Snowbird Reunion
Fri, Feb 12
Marriott Tampa Westshore
Feb 12, 2021, 7:00 PM – Feb 14, 2021, 11:00 PM
Marriott Tampa Westshore, 1001 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607, USA
Hosted by the 101st Airborne Division Association. This event is tentatively scheduled- more details will be available soon.
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2021 National Reunion
Mon, Jun 21
Country Inn & Suites® by Radisson
Jun 21, 2021, 7:00 AM – Jun 25, 2021, 9:00 PM
Country Inn & Suites® by Radisson, 3075 Wilma Rudolph Blvd., Clarksville, TN, 37040
The reunion will take place during Week of the Eagles but the Rakkasan Association will be honoring the 52nd Anniversary of Hamburger Hill, the 30th Anniversary of Desert Storm and the 20th Anniversary of Operation Anaconda. More details will become available in December of 2020.
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Chapter News

We are looking to reorganize our Chapter and we need for all Chapter members, wives, etc.  to contact our Secretary, Lynn Pineau either by phone  352-362-6647 or 352-873-8230 (leave message) or you may write a note or contact me by E-Mail at pineaume@yahoo.com.

Our President, Irv Weinsoff is planning a special meeting and would like as many as are able to attend. If the Rakkasan wives would let us know if there husbands are in VA hospitals or nursing homes, we would appreciate it.

 

If transportation is needed, we will try and provide it for you.

 

Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Buckeye Chapter

Recently seen: The VFW Reed Miller Post No. 3297, Delaware, Ohio, is the home of the Buckeye Chapter, of the National Rakkasan Association. The Buckeye Chapter was formed in 1982 during the same time frame the National Rakkasan Association was formed. VFW Post 3297 has hosted the Buckeye Chapter ever since!

There is a large memorial erected many years ago to honor Rakkasans. The Monument itself is 15 feet long by 6 feet tall, with the reflective bench containing the words, "til we form again', with a 'Bench Mark' honoring 187th Troopers of Airborne, Glider, and Air Assault. 

C.W. "DOC" Flevares, M Co. 187th ARCT, (the highlighted paver) was a founding member of the Buckeye Chapter and the National Association. He was the financial backer for the 15 "Rakkasans Bronzes", created in memory of the Rakkasans, which now reside at Ft. Campbell.

 

The next meeting of the Buckeye Chapter is May 2nd, 2020.

Lone Star Chapter

On Saturday, May 4th we held our 2019 annual Texas Rakkasan Lonestar Chapter meeting in Dallas, TX. We, unfortunately, over the years have lost much of our membership. The members that were able to attend discussed veteran issues, upcoming membership meetings, recruiting new members, and keeping in touch with battle buddies. We also enjoyed Buca Di Beppo's Italian dishes and good fellowship among our members.
I have attached a picture of the members.

 

Best regards,

Traci Ratliff (wife of President) Texas Lonestar Rakkasan Chapter

Florida Chapter

The companies listed below have invested in assisting us with the active duty soldiers and are working in part to make the reunion this year a success. For their patriotism and kindness, we are very grateful. 

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To be added to the list, email info@rakkasanassociation.org

2019 Sponsors of the National Rakkasan Association

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