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.

CMSgt Ron “Skinny” Martin, retired

Obituary for Skinny Martin,

If you knew Skinny, you knew he focused on two subjects:  his career in the 193 Special Operations Wing, and Sports – especially the Softball teams he coached and played on.

He leaves a legacy of proudly serving his country for 39 years and becoming Chief Master Sergeant before retiring in 2005.  He was a father to Steve and Tracy, a grandfather to Anthony, Ashley and Alexis and Great Grandpa to Evelyn.  He also leaves his wife, Hope, after 35 years.

Skinny fought a difficult Battle with Dementia/Alzheimer’s but succumbed to the insidious disease in addition to Covid.  His family hopes that he will be remembered for all of his many accomplishments while serving the 193rd Special Operations Wing and the U.S.A., along with good times in general.  It’s all about THE DASH  – how his life was spent between the day he was born until the day he died –   ALL of the everyday life.

In memory of Ron and his family, Please help a Caregiver by giving them respite for just  2 hours a week, or supply a meal, or just a simply call/visit the caregiver so they can have a normal conversation/break during their “36 hour” day.  Also – spend your DASH with your loved ones so you all make terrific memories!

Submitted by Hope Martin

2022 SOW Association Scholarship

The 193rd Special Operations Wing Association Scholarship is an annual program that gives a $1,000.00 award directly to a wing member or members if feels demonstrates outstanding leadership potential. This will be the seventh year for the scholarship program and the association is looking forward to receiving many qualified submissions.

The Association will be awarding at least one $1,000.00 prize. The 2022 scholarship program will be open 1 June, 2022 to 31 July 2022. The requirement for the scholarship this year will be a 300-500 word essay in your own words on the following topic:

“Due to the challenges created by COVID over the last year and a half many innovations in processes and programs have been developed. Some of these innovations may prove to be beneficial not just now but into the future, beyond COVID. Describe at least three of these innovations you have experienced and explain why you believe they may be beneficial for future generations.”

The paper should be double-spaced, grammatically correct and not to exceed 500 words. If the paper does not meet the requirements specified it will not be considered for the scholarship!

All packages need to be mailed to the 193rd SOW Association at:

193rd SOW Association  Scholarship

81 Constellation Ct #14

Middletown PA 17057

Post marked no later than 31 July, 2022 or they can be emailed to “scholarship@193sow.org” by the same deadline. If there are any questions please contact SMSgt Peter Mireles at pmireles@193sow.org

Good luck to everyone involved and we are looking forward to your submission.

SMSgt Peter Mireles, retired

Scholarship Chairman

2022 July Newsletter

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Summer 2022 Newsletter