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The DUSTOFF Association Incorporated is registered as a non-profit tax-exempt corporation in the State of Texas with tax-exempt status granted under IRS rules section
501(C)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code
(Cox-Klemin XA-1 (later called A-1). Two ordered by Army in 1923, not delivered until 1925 and 1926. Served mostly at Kelly Field and France Field (Philippines). One pilot,
one doc, and two patient capacity. Serial #s 23-1247/1248. Single Liberty 12 400 hp
engine. The Kelly Field bird got national renown when it provided
disaster support to Rock Springs, TX Tornado disaster.)
Submitted by Dave Lam
Time Remaining Until DUSTOFF Reunion in San Antonio, TX
Latest DUSTOFF News
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Old New Page (or any of the past years located in the left buttons) and get caught up on what you may have missed.
Fall/Winter DUSTOFFer Newletter
latest edition of our world-famous newsletter is now available. So get in
your helicopter and hover over to the nearest newsstand, or maybe just visit
our Newsletter section and read it
online. It's available for reading online or downloading to your tablet for
enjoyment standing on a line somewhere or your sitting waiting for your next
medical appointment. Sure beats reading the 1973 edition of Field and
Project Rudolph Service
any of you living in or around San Antonio we need your help. My husband (a
flight medic) and I founded a charity in 2006 while stationed with 232 Med
Co then it became C Co 1-214 Avn Regt. It's called Project Rudolph and we
create Christmas bags and ship them to deployed, deploying and wounded
servicemen and women stationed around the globe.
This year, my husband, Joseph Campbell is on a remote tour to Korea
and I am here in San Antonio. On Sat Dec 3, I am trying to put together a
Project Rudolph Service Day so I can collect items for the bags, assemble
some and hopefully get a bunch in the mail. I need people to come help, and
the first place I thought to ask was within the DUSTOFF community. [Read
More - click image on left]
Reunion Events Schedule Taking Shape
again we will be in Military City, USA, San Antonio, TX, for our reunion.
The Holiday Inn–Riverwalk has provided us with all the requested amenities
and locations for our events. So, mark your calendar and make your
travel plans. Get those hotel reservations locked in. We are excited to be
coming back to “the Mother Ship” as Ben Knisely calls San Antonio.
The dates are 30-31 March and 1
April. Checkout on Sunday 2 April after memorial service. Hotel
accommodations may be made by
visiting this reservation site. You can then select the dates, and
select the rooms and the group rate is applied (Group Code is WEG).
To liven up things a bit we’re expanding the
dates a little bit and exploring some ways to enjoy Texas culture and each
other’s company. For those who want to arrive early, we have a
smaller block of rooms available for early check-in and departure.
If you want to arrive on the 29th and go to a
SPURS basketball game, we suggest you lock in tickets now. They are
not cheap and by then can/will go up in price. We are not providing tickets
and it’s up to you to go to http://spurs.com or to http://ticketmaster.com
purchase your tickets. We suggest you get together with your own groups and
make those connections.
On Thursday, 30 March 2017, we’ve secured
transportation to and from Fredericksburg, TX, for a day of shopping, some
good German food, and THREE winery tasting tours. Transportation is
round-trip and the three tasting tours are a special group rate with wine
tasting fees included. Bus will depart the Holiday Inn – Riverwalk at 0900
hours and return you to the hotel at about 1830-1900 hours—full day of
exploring, good food, and wine tasting.
Happy Veterans Day to all who have served and those who are still
serving. Our country owes a debt of gratitude to the men and women who have
courageously fought to defend our freedoms.
“Conversation With A
Soldier” by David Wayne Mathias is a heartfelt tribute celebrating America’s
Greatest Heroes. He was excited to finally release it just in time for
DUSTOFF Awards Program
It’s that time of the year. Commanders please consider your DUSTOFF
Warriors and nominate your “water walkers” for one of the DUSTOFF
Association Awards. DUSTOFF Medic of the Year, DUSTOFF Crew Chief of the
Year, DUSTOFF Aviator of the Year, or the DUSTOFF Rescue of the Year.
Nominations are due NLT 31 December 2016 and
will be awarded at the 2017 DUSTOFF Reunion
in San Antonio, TX.
The letter shown
HERE (Adobe Reader Format) explains the process, the criteria, and the
format for submission. This program is to honor the heroics and hard work of
our Active Duty DUSTOFF Warriors.
IF you are
NOT a commander, please remind your commander of this opportunity!
CW3 Joval Eblen, a DUSTOFF Aviator with C/2-4 GSAB out of Fort Carson,
has produced a stellar work of art. It's available in prints now. The image
will be the same size as the original of 18" X 24" with a half inch border
added for framing around the image. The contact information for ordering
prints is Joval via e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org . Prints will cost $150 plus S&H
Help Find Lost Association Members
We have an abnormally large number of Association members we can no
longer communicate with. When postcards are sent out, for instance to
announce voting for Hall Of Fame inductees, we've received cards as
"Undeliverable." Please take a moment to scan the
list of lost members and send us contact information if you find your
name or you know the where-about of someone on the list. [See