From the President, Steve Copening

To All of our Members:


I am honored to serve as your President this year and look forward to hearing from you with your ideas for growing our membership.

We have an exciting year coming up. I hope all of you will participate in the events we have planned.  Please mark your calendars for:


All American Week – 21 May -24 May


82nd Association Annual Convention - 8 Aug – 11 Aug


One of the highlights of the year will be our Devil Dinner on 9 August at the Convention. The dinner is always a good time and a chance to catch up with old friends and make new connections. The Association will also host a hospitality room at the Convention.  Don’t miss the opportunity to join us!


By now you should have received your 2018 Raffle Tickets.  The proceeds from the tickets support the Brigade’s Chaplain Fund, which is used directly to benefit active duty soldiers.  Please consider purchasing tickets to help us support those who are currently serving our country.


I look forward to seeing everyone at All American Week and, in particular, welcoming our new members. Special thanks to Ron Rath, Bill Eberle, Cletus Slabach, Robert Stonerock, Joe Steen, Mike Walding  and the active duty leadership of the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment for all they do to make our Association a success.




Steve Copening