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PATCH ARTWORK NEEDED We are having a long order completion time with the Shirt company we are working with now. The last shirts I ordered were submitted on Nov 6th and I just got them back yesterday. They are going in the mail tomorrow. What I need from you is to ask if you have a JPG or BMP of the crest that has ATTACK in the scroll. I have the 633 SOW one but our apparel has the ATTACK to make it more clear and not jumbled all together after embroidery. Know what I'm saying? About 9 months ago I had a c: drive crash (Blue Screen) and lost everything even about 3 to 4K photos for my hobby. If you have it please send it to me. I am going to go to another company that can do a three week turnaround on products. I have a digital disc from the original company we worked with from the start but the new companies machines will not read it. If you have it e-mail it to me asap. Thank you all, Tom R. MEMORIAL SEARCH PROJECT We are searching for relatives of those heros we honor each year at our memorial service. We want to let them know their loved ones are not forgotten and invite them to attend our reunions. If you know how to contact any relatives of the fallen please share that information with Janet Anduss at pleiku-lpa@sbcglobal.net The list of the Missing or Killed In Action from Pleiku Air Base can be assessed by clicking MEMORIAL on the Pleiku Website.
Attention to our SPS Members. There is a new Locate item on a 633 SPS member.
REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE I was wondering if you maybe able to help me with some information. My father was stationed at the Pleiku air base in 1963 - 1964 (or 65). I was talking to him the other night and he said he had tried looking up some info and didn't find much. I'd give anything to get him in contact with any of the guys he served with. He can't remember the unit/division. Heres the information I have: William Bill Pruitt (Army) He was in avionics (he worked on Huey radios) Detached to airfield He believes they were hit Feb 10th ('63?) around 2:30am. 7 killed. He was burned in a hangar fire later and discharged after 18 months in the hospital. Any information you may have will be appreciated more than you know. Thanks for your time! Joey Pruitt 770-233-8422 pruittdigital.com
REUNION 2015 - LEXINGTON, KY September 9 - 13 2015 Geese "Fly Over" at Memorial Service Photos from the 2015 Reunion in Lexington, KY. We had approximately 80 in attendance for the tours, luncheons, and banquet. The 2015 Pleiku Air Base Reunion was held in Lexington, KY at the Hilton Suites. Thanks for the efforts of J.D. Smith and his wife Vickie making it all possible. They were ably assisted by Tim Meighen and Roberta Raymond, Matt and Ingrid Cresta, Arlene Arledge and the ladies auxilliary keeping the hospitality suite stocked and clean, and all the other members present for lending a hand when needed. On Thursday September 10th a bus tour was made of Keeneland Race Course, a drive through Donamire Farm (where scenes from a couple of movies were filmed) and a visit to Magdalena Farm where we got to meet the horses face to face.. Following the tour lunch was served at the hotel. On Friday September 11th the group held the Memorial service at the Kentucky Vietnam Veteran's Memorial at Frankfort. We had a nice day for it with blue sky which included a "fly over" of a flock of geese and outstanding support with the bugler, honor guard and firing squad. After the service we made our way to Buffalo Trace Distillery for a boxed lunch and a tour of the distillery. Friday evening we had a pizza party with Kentucky Derby pie and Vickie Smith made some of her bourbon balls which were a very big hit. The annual business meeting was held Saturday morning with the banquet on Saturday evening closing out the reunion.
REUNION PHOTO ALBUM The Ladies' Auxiliary is happy to announce that the photo album is finished. The album contains 26 loose-leaf pages that can be inserted into a binder of your choice and updated with pictures from future reunions. The albums were mailed on October 21 so if you ordered one and have not yet received it, please let me know. We sold 32 copies at the reunion in Lexington and have a few extras for those of you who did not get a chance to order one. If you are interested in a copy, please email me at raweikart@aol.com or phone 330-692-2905. We would like to thank everyone who helped in creating this album and we hope that you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it for you. Becky Weikart
NEW!!! Pleiku Air Base Association Polo Shirts NEW!!! to order click here
Old Fashion Pleiku Air Base Association Glass $5 each plus postage To order send your check to to Pleiku Air Base Association P.O. Box 552 St. Clairsville, OH 43950-0552 1st ACS PATCH WANTED I was assigned to the 1st Air commando Squadron in base operations from June 1967 until December 1967 and was injured and sent home. I have been looking for a 1st Air Commando Squadron patch for all these years. I am happy I found you on the internet. Walter Van Houten, T/SGT USAF. Can anyone help TSGT Houten with his search?

  

Several new items under the Locate page have been posted. Please check it our and perhaps you can assist a fellow Pleiku Veteran. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ The February 2016 issue of the Pleiku Air Base Association newsletter, The Highland Air Times, has been mailed to those with paid up membership. The next edition will be mailed in early May 2016. If you have an item for the next newsletter send it to: pleiku-lpa@sbcglobal.net Only dues paying members will receive a copy.
2016 Membership Dues Note that the Dues are $25
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dues status.   If you have  M-16 on the left side of the envelope it means you have paid your 2016 dues.
If you have  M-15 you are delinquent.  And if you last paid your dues prior to 2014, you aren't going
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