President's Message

Many thanks to Jeff Mankoff for his two years of service and leadership in the DUSTOFF Association, and congratulations to the Executive Council for planning an outstanding reunion. We're already working hard to make next year's reunion even better.

The DUSTOFF Association continues to grow and receive strong support of its members. We're currently over 1,700 members strong (821 life members), and 45 new members have joined since November 2001. Thank you to the leadership in the field who take the time to promote the Association, express the importance of being a member and give their soldiers the opportunity to join and participate in the reunions. Your nominations of candidates for Crew Member of the Year, Rescue of the Year, and DUSTOFF Hall of Fame maintain the DUSTOFF legacy and help make the Association relevant for our new members.

On an average day, the Army has soldiers in about 75 countries around the world. There are medics in every location and DUSTOFF crews supporting them. DUSTOFF crews find themselves in harm's way once again. The reports we receive from the deployed forces is that they continue to provide the same great, dedicated support to our soldiers that DUSTOFF provided for decades. We're very proud of their outstanding support of current operations while perpetuating the DUSTOFF legacy. Keep them in your prayers.