Acadiana Chapter; 82nd Airborne Division Association

Acadiana Chapter; 82nd Airborne Division Association The Acadiana Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division Association is open to any Paratrooper or Glider qualified veteran. The Acadiana Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division Association exists to encourage felllowship and camaraderie among fellow Paratroopers of all units and over all time periods.
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Call us or send an e-mail for more information. Please check out our Chapter Website at: http://acadianaairbornechapter.org/ for more information, pictures and an APPLICATION FORM TO JOIN US!

Call us or send an e-mail for more information. Please check out our Chapter Website at: http://acadianaairbornechapter.org/ for more information, pictures and an APPLICATION FORM TO JOIN US!

Mission: The Acadiana Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division Association is a Fraternal Veterans organization Chartered by the U.S. Congress. The purpose and objectives of the 82nd Airborne Division Association is to: (1) strengthen the common bond existing between all who served with the 82nd Airborne Division and all other Airborne units. (2) To perpetuate the memory of Airborne troopers who have died in the service of their country. (3) To be of assistance and service in matters pertaining to Veterans benefits and to help maintain the high standards and morals of the Airborne Trooper.

09/07/2020

Our September meeting will be held on Saturday Sept. 12, 2020 at Petes in Lafayette at: 3903 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503. We will start our meeting at 1100 hours with lunch immediately afterwards. Come meet us. Bring a mask!

09/07/2020

Come meet us at Pete's restaurant at: 3903 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503. Meeting begins at 1100 hours, we will eat lunch at Pete's afterwards. Come meet with us!

09/07/2020

Our September meeting will be held this coming Saturday, Sept. 12. 2020 at Pete's restaurant at 3903 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503. The meeting will start at 1100 hours. If you are Airborne (Jump qualified) please come meet with our Acadiana Chapter of the 82nd Association. You will meet some interesting Airborne veterans!

Today is June 6th, it is the 76th Anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Europe by the Allied Forces. The United States 8...
06/06/2020

Today is June 6th, it is the 76th Anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Europe by the Allied Forces. The United States 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions along with the British 1st and 6th Airborne Divisions and the Polish Parachute Brigade made the jumps in the early hours of June 6th. Many Gliders landed with glider soldiers and artillery. These landings disrupted and confused the Germans. The paratroopers seized many bridges (including the LaFriere Bridge) which ensured the landing infantry had a way off of the beaches. I am proud that while serving in the 82nd in the 1960's I had many NCO's and Officers who made the D-Day Invasion. They are the men who trained us and prepared us for the combat we were to face. God Bless the Hero's of D-Day! If you live in Louisiana and are "Airborne" contact us about membership (337) 288-2730.

06/06/2020

Today is June 6th, it is the 76th Anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Europe by the Allied Forces. The United States 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions along with the British 1st and 6th Airborne Divisions and the Polish Parachute Brigade made the jumps in the early hours of June 6th. Many Gliders landed with glider soldiers and artillery. These landings disrupted and confused the Germans. The paratroopers seized many bridges (including the LaFriere Bridge) which ensured the landing infantry had a way off of the beaches. I am proud that while serving in the 82nd in the 1960's I had many NCO's and Officers who made the D-Day Invasion. They are the men who trained us and prepared us for the combat we were to face. God Bless the Hero's of D-Day! If you are a paratrooper (any unit) and live in Louisiana, please contact us about membership. Call (337)) 288-2730

Today is June 6th, it is the 76th Anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Europe by the Allied Forces. The United States 8...
06/06/2020

Today is June 6th, it is the 76th Anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Europe by the Allied Forces. The United States 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions along with the British 1st and 6th Airborne Divisions and the Polish Parachute Brigade made the jumps in the early hours of June 6th. Many Gliders landed with glider soldiers and artillery. These landings disrupted and confused the Germans. The paratroopers seized many bridges (including the LaFriere Bridge) which ensured the landing infantry had a way off of the beaches. I am proud that while serving in the 82nd in the 1960's I had many NCO's and Officers who made the D-Day Invasion. They are the men who trained us and prepared us for the combat we were to face. God Bless the Hero's of D-Day! We are the Acadiana Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division. If you are a former paratrooper and live in Louisiana join us. Call (337) 288-2730.

12/27/2019

The Acadiana Chapter's 39th Anniversary Banquet will be held on Saturday January 18, 2020 at Chef Roy's restaurant in Rayne, LA. If you would like to attend, call (337) 288-2730 for more information or e-mail [email protected].

12/04/2019

The December 2019 Chapter meeting will be held this Saturday December 9, 2019 at Holy Cross Church located at 415 Robley Drive, Lafayette, LA. We will meet in Building D at 1030 hrs for one hour, then we will depart to have lunch together at a restaurant chosen by the members. Please come enjoy the company of fellow paratroopers.

05/28/2019

Our June 2019 Chapter meeting will be held on Saturday June 1st. It will be at Holy Cross Church at 415 Robley Drive in Lafayette, LA at 1030 hours in building D. If you are Airborne (paratrooper) come meet with fellow paratroopers.

The Acadiana Chapter is planning a trip to Ft. Benning, GA to visit the US Army's Jump School.  It will be 23-27 2019 wi...
03/16/2019

The Acadiana Chapter is planning a trip to Ft. Benning, GA to visit the US Army's Jump School. It will be 23-27 2019 with three days on the ground at Ft. Benning. Anyone interested in this should call: (337) 288-2730. We did this in 2013 and 2014.

The Acadiana Chapter will have it's annual Spring Bar-B-Que on Saturday April 13th 2019 at the Knights of Columbus build...
03/16/2019

The Acadiana Chapter will have it's annual Spring Bar-B-Que on Saturday April 13th 2019 at the Knights of Columbus building at the Holy Cross Church at 415 Robley in Lafayette, LA. This is a social event for the Chapter and friends. It IS NOT a fund raiser. Anyone interested in our Chapter should call: (337) 288-2730 for information.

11/25/2018

Our Chapter's December meeting will be held on Saturday December 1, 2018: DECEMBER MEETING IN FT. POLK AREA

The December meeting will be held on Saturday Dec 1, 2018. We will meet at the American Legion Post 387 (Retired Military) in New Llano, LA. The address is: 426 Vernon St, New Llano, LA 71461. We will begin the meeting at 1000 hrs. After the meeting, we will assemble at Kim’s restaurant for lunch. Kim’s is nearby at 3010 Colony Blvd. New Llano, LA 71461. I am sending out a strip map on the location, by mail or by e-mail. Please plan to attend this meeting. Call me if you have questions regarding this (337) 288-2730. For those in the Ft. Polk, LA area please spread the word with veterans and active duty soldiers who are 82nd Division veterans or Airborne veterans of any unit.

The Acadiana Chapter November meeting will be held on Saturday November 10, 2018 at Holy Cross Church at 415 Robley Dr.,...
10/30/2018

The Acadiana Chapter November meeting will be held on Saturday November 10, 2018 at Holy Cross Church at 415 Robley Dr., Lafayette, LA. We meet at 1030 a.m. in Building D. Call (337) 288-2730 for information. We meet for lunch directly after our one hour meeting. This is where we enjoy "Airborne" camaraderie and fellowship.

09/06/2018

Come attend our Chapter meeting on Saturday September 8, 2018 at Holy Cross Church in Lafayette, LA in Building D. The meeting starts at 1030 AM and ends at 1130 AM. Please come meet with us as we plan a trip to Ft. Benning, GA in November.

08/30/2018
VICE Australia

This is an excellent treatise on the joys of MRE's. I can tell you that from years of military experience that these are WONDERFUL compared to the old "C" Rations. I ate C rats in Basic Training that were canned 20 years earlier during WWII. They would keep you alive and they gave you calories, but they weren't that good. They were acceptable and I ate them for months, but I sure was glad to get Class A Chow when we did.

Lieutenant Glenn-Roundtree shows us how to make his ideal MRE (Meal, Ready-to-Eat), which includes a beef ravioli taco and cherry blueberry cobbler.

07/03/2018

Our July 2018 meeting will be held on Saturday July 7, 2018 at Holy Cross Church (415 Robley Drive) at 1030 hours. We meet in Building D and have lunch together afterwards. We invite any and all paratroopers from all units to come meet with us.

Acadiana Advocate article re: Saturday's memorial service for Chapter Member SSG Lloyd King.http://advocate.la.app.newsm...
06/12/2018
FInaL SaLUTE - The Advocate

Acadiana Advocate article re: Saturday's memorial service for Chapter Member SSG Lloyd King.

http://advocate.la.app.newsmemory.com/publink.php?shareid=042178be5

On Sunday, service members and friends of Vietnam veteran Lloyd King, who died March 27, attended a final salute for him at Walters Funeral Home in Lafayette. King was squad leader of the 101st Airborne Division's 'No Slack' battalion - B Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry. He served in Cam Ranh...

06/01/2018

June Meeting will be held TOMORROW at 1030 hrs at Holy Cross Church, 415 Robley Drive, Lafayette, LA. If you are Airborne qualified, come meet with us. We meet for 1 hour and then go eat lunch (at a restaurant we choose in the meeting. If you need any information call (337) 288-2730.

"I realize that a parachutist is not merely a soldier who arrives by parachute to fight, but is an elite shock trooper a...
05/10/2018

"I realize that a parachutist is not merely a soldier who arrives by parachute to fight, but is an elite shock trooper and that his country expects him to march farther and faster, to fight harder, and to be more self-reliant than any other soldier." from the Airborne Creed

05/08/2018

"If I am a hero, then every man who stands around me, every woman in the military, every person who defends this country is." MOH recipient SSG Sal Giunta (173rd ABN).

Quote from "Thank You For Your Service" by David Finkel.

05/01/2018

Our May meeting will be held on Saturday 5 May 2018 at 1030 hrs at Holy Cross Church, 415 Robley Dr. Lafayette, LA. If you are a paratrooper come meet with us. For more information call: (337) 288-2730.

Our Chapter member Jim Kober produced a magnificent custom knife which is being auctioned off to benefit the 82nd Airbor...
04/24/2018

Our Chapter member Jim Kober produced a magnificent custom knife which is being auctioned off to benefit the 82nd Airborne Division Association. The winning ticket will be drawn at Ft. Bragg, N.C. on 24 May of "All American Week." You can buy tickets from the 82nd Website: http://www.82ndairborneassociation.org/aaw-raffle.html

You can see a picture of the knife at the website. The tickets are $1.00 a piece or 6 for $5.00. You can pay for them by Pay Pal or your credit card. Please help the 82nd Association and perhaps get a great custom made knife.

Photos from the Chapter's 4/14/18 Spring BBQ
04/24/2018

Photos from the Chapter's 4/14/18 Spring BBQ

Our Chapter member Jim Kober produced a magnificent custom knife which is being auctioned off to benefit the 82nd Airbor...
04/24/2018
82nd Airborne Association, Inc.

Our Chapter member Jim Kober produced a magnificent custom knife which is being auctioned off to benefit the 82nd Airborne Division Association. The winning ticket will be drawn at Ft. Bragg, N.C. on 24 May of "All American Week." You can buy tickets from the 82nd Website: http://www.82ndairborneassociation.org/aaw-raffle.html

You can see a picture of the knife at the website. The tickets are $1.00 a piece or 6 for $5.00. You can pay for them by Pay Pal or your credit card. Please help the 82nd Association and perhaps get a great custom made knife.

The 82nd Airborne Division Association is for anyone who ever served in the 82nd Airborne Division, and anyone who is Airborne qualified and/or currently serving on active duty on jump status; or, has ever served in any of the uniformed services on either jump or glider status and was honorably disc...

04/23/2018

Veteran Town Hall Meeting today, Monday, 5/23/2018, at the Lafayette VA Clinic (3149 Ambassador Caffrey Pkwy, Main Lobby). The meeting is an opportunity to learn more about care care and services provided by the VA and to give feedback to the VA. Please attend if possible.

Our Acadiana Chapter will be conducting our Spring Bar-B-Que on Saturday April 14th at the Knights of Columbus hall at H...
03/24/2018

Our Acadiana Chapter will be conducting our Spring Bar-B-Que on Saturday April 14th at the Knights of Columbus hall at Holy Cross Church off of Robley Dr. in Lafayette, LA. This IS NOT a fund raiser, it is a social event. If you are "Airborne" qualified and are not a member of our Chapter, we invite you to come join in with us and also join our Chapter. For more information call (337) 288-2730. Photo is from last years B-B-Que.

The March 2018 Chapter meeting will be held March 3, 2018 at 1030 hrs (10:30 AM).  We will be dealing with preparations ...
02/24/2018

The March 2018 Chapter meeting will be held March 3, 2018 at 1030 hrs (10:30 AM). We will be dealing with preparations for the Spring Bar-B-Que, set for Saturday April 14, 2018. We will also discuss the knife that our Chapter member Jim Kober made and is donating to the 82nd Association (to be raffled off). The proceeds to go to the 82nd Airborne Division Association. Please make and effort to attend. We will meet for 1 hour and then depart for lunch together.

02/02/2018
www.82ndairborneassociation.org

The Winter 2017 edition of the Paraglide was published online on 1 Feb 2018. See pages 19-20 for an article on the Acadiana Chapter's Veterans Day visit to the Jennings Veterans Home.

Pages 9-13 include pictures of the Holiday Troop Support Program at Ft. Bragg over the 2017 holiday season -- a chance to see the young enlisted soldiers benefiting from the Chapter's 2017 donations to the Program.

http://www.82ndairborneassociation.org/assets/2017_winter.pdf

Address

2424 Pierre Matte Rd
Branch, LA
70516-3631

General information

Meeting in Lafayette, LA at the American Red Cross Building on 101 N. Pat Street. Meetings normally on 1s Saturday of the month at 11:00 AM: The Acadiana Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division Association is open to any Paratrooper or Glider qualified veteran. The Acadiana Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division Association was chartered in 1980. We are the one Louisiana Chapter with members throughout Louisiana, but we also have members in Texas, Arkansas and Mississippi. We have been a chartered Chapter for over 30 years and are the only Airborne Association in the state of Louisiana that accepts all Airborne Qualified veterans. Our membership includes veterans of WW II, the Korean War, Dominican Republic, Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, the Persian Gulf War (Desert Storm), Afghanistan, and Iraq as well as those still on active duty.

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(337) 288-2730

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