Red Hat Chapter Monthly Meetings
The Red Hat Chapter holds monthly meetings for Parachute Riggers (friends and family are always welcome) in an effort to promote camaraderie, instill esprit de corps, maintain tradition, and recognize excellence within the Rigger Community. Our monthly meetings are held at Elizabeth's Pizza at 2468 Hope Mills Rd, Fayetteville, NC (link to map) at 1200hrs on the third Saturday of each month. Come and join us!
21 Oct 17 - Chapter Meeting - Buy a buddy a meal and say hello to your fellow Riggers.
31 Oct 17 - Deadline to submit tentative attendance for the 2018 UK International Rigger Reunion. See article below under Recent News.
18 Nov 17 - Chapter Meeting - Please bring an outstanding Soldier and have them recognized for Soldier of the Month, Packer of the Month, or anything else worthy. Just let us know about it in advance so we can get the certificate ready.
16 Dec 17 - Chapter Meeting - Stop by and visit with some old friends or make new ones. See what the Red Hat Chapter is about.
5 Jul 17 - SGT John Skipper of 1st Battalion, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in Vicenza, Italy, was formally charged in May for his role in the dangerous destruction of the three vehicles. You can read the full article here, or view the original source here. There is a video of the incident on Youtube if you care to watch - caution, there is adult language.
29 Jun 17 - Representatives of the Quartermaster School and Army QM Museum unveil a statue paying tribute to parachute riggers during a ceremony June 26 at the museum. The lifelike bronze casting depicts a rigger standing at a long table arranging suspension lines. Click here for entire story, or here for the original source.
26 Mar 17 - I found an article in the Sep 2016 of Car and Driver titled, "Dropping Democracy: How the Army Yanks a Humvee Out of a Plane and Drives It Away 750 Feet Later". It breaks down airdrop for non-Riggers. Check out the article here, or view the original source here.
6 Mar 17 - We received a copy of Clipped Wings, from Nick - the President of the Australian Air Dispatch Association (Riggers). Please note that there have been some changes to the 2017 International Rigger Reunion due to the low number of people attending. View their newsletter here or visit the original source here.
23 Feb 17 - We received an email of urgency from Nick, president of the AADA, concerning the International Rigger Reunion currently scheduled for 21-25 Aug 17. If you plan on attending please use this link to register ASAP.
21 Jan 17 - At our monthly luncheon, The Red Hat Chapter said goodbye to our Quartermaster, Gaylin "Jess" Jesmer. This is sad, because Jess was the only Quartermaster the RHC has ever had - other than perhaps Del in the earliest years. Jess is moving out of state and building a home in the great Northwest with his wife. Thank-you for your many years of professional service and friendship with all the Chapter's members. Good luck on all your future endeavors!
1 Jan 17 - The Red Hat Chapter Supply Room is closed for business effective 1 Jan 17. It may reopen if and when the Chapter finds another Quartermaster that is willing to run the store. If you are interested, please contact Mark @ RedHatSix@gmail.com
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