We are no longer taking RSVPs for the event on Saturday September 17th

Here is a quick timeline of events as they currently stand, please note the first item especially.

1130 – Gates Open- do not arrive before 11:30

                All RSVPs with a valid Military ID (Including Retired) may begin accessing the base.

                Vehicles will be directed to the designated parking area.

 As many of you know parking is limited please consider carpooling to the event. 

1200 – 1st Aircraft Scheduled Land

                Feel free to post up and watch the second to last flight as well!

1230 – Static display Opens

By this time the 1st Aircraft is expected to be parked and ready for you all to come walk around and see the plane up close! Please remain in the designated taxi area and away from the general flightline.

The 193rd SOW Association will be providing light refreshments during this time. There will also be a BBQ food truck located on base to purchase food.  

1300- Gates Closed

                From this point the special access will end, and Security will only be allowing members who are stationed at the base to enter. Please be sure to arrive No Later Than 1300, or you may be turned away at the gate. Be forewarned, if the designated parking area fills up early it is likely the base will cease access as well.

1400 – Fini Flight Land!

                This is what you’ve all been waiting for! The plane will taxi by the static display so we can all say goodbye and watch the crew disembark

1445 – Clear the Flightline

                At this point, the event will be ending, and we’ll be asking everyone to clear the flightline and start making their way to their vehicles.

Herb Schneider Turning 103 December 17th!!

I received the following information from Paul Weidensaul. Thought it would be great if a bunch of us sent him a card

I just get a note from 148th Fighter Squadron Association. They want to honor Herb Schneider, who is the oldest member of the Unit. He will be 103 on December 17th. Herb served in WWII and then the 148th. I served with him at Dover AFB 1951-1952. He served in England as an Armament Officer.
He drove to all the Association meetings, until this year. He has the same name as my wife (SCHNEIDER), before, I married her.

The Military Association would like to send him BIRTHDAY CARDS, and Honoring him for his service. Here is his address:

Manor on the square
803 Penn Street
Reading, PA 19601

Until things get better, he is locked down in his room.

Thanking you for any help you might give.


National Wreaths Across America Day

This year with the virus it is thought that Indiantown Gap National Cemetery (IGNC) may not reach its goal of 100% wreath coverage.  So the enlisted council has taken on the challenge to ensure every unit member interned at IGNC receives a wreath. Thank you in advance for helping us reach our goal. Complete the order form and mail it to us, put your squadron in the veterans’ section of the order form and we will ensure your wreath is placed on the marker of a past member of your squadron.  Click the link below for the Sponsor Form.

193d 2020 PA0532P WAA Sponsor Form