President's Message

Greetings, fellow DUSTOFFers. This has been a fast-paced year both in our Association and in our Army. With the threat of war with Iraq looming on the horizon, our DUSTOFF units remain at the ready to serve our fighting forces with dedicated support. Please keep our deployed servicemen and women in your prayers for their safety and health.

Plans for the 2003 reunion are well underway. Your executive council has worked hard to get the best deals possible at the Marriott NW here in San Antonio so our reunion will be a comfortable and fun time of meeting with comrades and their spouses. This yearís reunion will be packed with events, beginning with the golf tourney on Friday. The Hall of Fame wall and memorial pavers will be dedicated on Saturday at the AMEDD Museum. Please make time to attend all our events.

Congratulations to our three new Hall of Fame members, as well as our Crewmember of the Year, Sgt George Hildebrant, and the crew from the 57th Medical Company, our Rescue of the Year awardees.

Itís truly an honor to serve as your president. With so much thatís great and positive happening in our Association, itís hard to imagine how much better it could be. See you in San Antonio in February 2003.


Ken Crook