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Bulletin Board - 2017

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A listing of events, happenings, and news relating to the Special Forces community.

Hamiliton American Legion SF / Ranger Gathering
November 11, 2017 (12-6 pm)
There will be a gathering of SF and Ranger veterans at the Hamilton American Legion, in Hamilton, Massachusetts on Saturday, November 11th. Contact Joe Cunningham or Greg McKenna for more information.

President John F. Kennedy Wreath Laying Ceremony
October 25, 2017
A ceremony to honor JFK and his commitment to the Green Berets will be held on Wednesday, October 25th at 1200, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. Read news report on the Green Beret Wreath Laying Ceremony conducted in 2016.

"Patton Veterans Project"
October 20-22, 2017
October 27-29, 2017
Umass Lowell
A research study and workshop in helping Veterans share service-related challenges and experiences through film. Any Post 9/11 Veteran is welcome to apply. The 40 volunteer participants will have the chance to work together over the course of a weekend, supported by talented feature filmmakers, to direct, shoot and edit short films that express important aspects of their service experiences.

Special Operations Association Convention
October 15-20, 2017
Orleans Hotel and Caino, Las Vegas

"Kevin Flike Speaking Engagement"
October 14, 2017
North Shore Veterans Summit
Kevin, a member of Chapter 54, frequently speaks about Veterans issues and about his experiences. He was medically retired from the Army due to his injuries in combat in Afghanistan.

"The Vietnam War" - PBS Miniseries
September 17, 2017
Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick - 10-part miniseries

National MIA-POW Recognition Day
September 15, 2017

SF Student From Massachusetts Dies in Training Accident
September 14, 2017
SSG Alexander P. Dalida, 32, of Dunstable, Massachusetts died on September 14th during a training exercise at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was enrolled in the Special Forces Qualification Course undergoing training to become an SF Engineer. A Special Forces Military Commemoration Ceremony (see obituary) will be held at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Chapel on Fort Bragg  at 1500 on September 26th and burial will be at Arlington (date to be determined).

NH AG Swearing In Ceremony
September 13, 2017
BG Dave Mikolaities will be sworn in as the Adjutant General for New Hampshire at 10:00 in the Executive Council Chambers adjacent to the Governor's Office on the second floor of the New Hampshire State House. BG Mikolaities is a former member of C/1/20th (MA NG).  

SSG David Whitcher Ceremony
September 11, 2017.
A Green Beret who died during a dive training accident in Key West, Florida will be honored during a ceremony in Hampton, NH on Sep 11th. 

Special Operations Warrior Foundation Golf Tournament
September 8, 2017, Country Club of North Carolina - hosted by K2 Solutions, Inc.

SEAL Legacy Foundation - Special Event
August 29, 2017, Beverly, Massachusetts
A special event featuring U.S. Navy SEAL Commander McGinnis who will deliver an inspirational keynote speech on behalf of the SEAL Legacy Foundation and MassPay to honor veterans.

Green Beret Appalachian Trail Walk & Fundraiser
August 21, 2017
In 2017 U.S. SF veterans are hiking the full length of the Appalachian Trail in relay-team fashion to raise funds to support wounded brothers and families of those killed in action. One relay team started in northern Maine and the other at the southern end of the trail. The two teams plan to meet up in New Jersey on August 21st. www.greenberetat.org

Chapter 54 member Ling Wong took part in this fund raising effort hiking 60 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Read a narrative of his journey and view some photos of his hike.
Green Beret Appalachian Trail Walk

Request for Donations - Helping Our Troops.
This organization, based in Stoneham, Massachusetts, has been supporting deployed members of all branches of the U.S. military with care-packages from home. In years past members of Chapter 54 who have deployed have received care packages from this organization. Donations of support are critical to the program to pay for the costs of shipping these care packages overseas. Read more about how to donate at the link below:

Seeking 10th Group Original Members
The 10th Special Forces Group at Fort Carson, Colorado is seeking the names and points of contact for any "Original Members" (mid-1952 to Nov 1953 era) who joined 10th SFGA at Fort Bragg, NC. Contact CW3 David Clark at george.d.clark@soc.mil.


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