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Military Appreciation Month

May is National Military Appreciation Month in the United States. It's a dedicated time to honor the service and sacrifices of those currently serving in the armed forces. Here's a breakdown of what it signifies: Month-long observance: Established by Congress in 1999, it runs from May 1st to May 31st. Significance of May: Many military-related observances fall in May, including Memorial Day and Loyalty Day. This makes it a fitting time for national recognition. Honoring service members: The focus is on currently serving members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and Space Force. Gratitude for families: Military spouses and families also receive recognition for their contributions and sacrifices.

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2024 Association Reunion

I want to thank John Tabor and all the “helper bees” who put on a great reunion. At first, the challenges seemed insurmountable, but everything fell into place, and I had a fantastic time. The auction items were eclectic, and we reeled in $3200 to keep our Association solvent for another year. I’m looking forward to Short Round and Linn putting on a great reunion next year in Orlando, FL. I’ll update the times and the host hotel here and on Facebook as I receive them.2024 Reunion2024 Reunion

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march/april saber article posted

Saber Newspaper

The latest article about the 15th Medical Battalion in Vietnam is now available on this Web site under Informational/Historical Documents/Saber Articles. Mike Bodnar faithfully pens this article each month for the 1st Cavalry Division's Saber newspaper. We have back articles all the way to 1999. So if you're stuck indoors for a while, why not browse through the old articles - it's interesting reading.

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Ft Campbell dedicates monument to
9 soldiers killed in Black Hawk crash

Dustoff Nine MonumentA year after the tragic event that rocked Fort Campbell, a new monument honoring the "Dustoff Nine" will be unveiled on Memorial Row at Fort Campbell on Thursday at 9 a.m. The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is hosting a memorial dedication commemorating the nine fallen soldiers who lost their lives during a Black Hawk helicopter training mission last March. The dedication ceremony will be held for the families and friends of the nine lost service men and women. On March 29, 2023, nine Fort Campbell soldiers, nicknamed the "Dustoff Nine", were killed when two HH-60 Black Hawk helicopters collided during a routine medical training exercise using night vision goggles in Trigg County.

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lost and missing members

It's been a few years since the Historian, and I asked for help finding lost members of the 15th Med Bn. We'd appreciate it if you'd go to our Missing Members page and see if you know the contact information for any listed. If you know the whereabouts of a missing member, please complete the update form by clicking the link above the table.

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first SPC 5 Fujii Award

SSG. Janai Thomas, training management noncommissioned officer at 1-13th Aviation, received the award for embodying the traits of selfless service and dedication to fellow Soldiers that was exemplified on the battlefield by Specialist 5 Dennis M. Fujii, a Medal of Honor recipient and his distinguished service as a crew chief aboard a helicopter ambulance during rescue operations in Laos and the Republic of Vietnam in February of 1971. It's nice that our air ambulance heroics are kept alive through awards such as this and the medic, crew chief, and crew awards that presented by the DUSTOFF Association. If you're unfamiliar with the heroics of Fujii, please read more here.

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15th Medical Battalion Association EIN: 82-1517632

Texas Taxpayer Number: 32064960969


The 15th Medical Battalion Association is registered as a non-profit tax-exempt private foundation
with tax-exempt status granted under IRS rules section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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