The Chapter serves as the liaison for the acquisition of Paratrooper license plates for the State of CT Dept of Motor Vehicles.
Our membership is comprised of Paratroopers, current and past, who are Airborne qualified regardless of unit affiliation. Many of our members have served in combat in Asia, Europe, Korea, Viet Nam, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Afghanistan, and Iraq, and some continue to do so in the war on global terrorism. We have over 230 life members and we welcome any and all Airborne qualified veterans to join our ranks. Seventeen of our All Americans are from states other than Connecticut.
We belong to the most highly respected military organization of soldiers in the world, Airborne Paratroopers. We are all volunteers; we get hazardous duty pay, we jump out of planes loaded down with heavy and cumbersome equipment and we train to kill people and sing songs about it. Show your paratrooper pride by attending and contributing to our great organization at a meeting. Our Chapter is open to any qualified Paratrooper from any branch of the military of any country. Proof of Airborne qualification is the only requirement.
In 1999, we established the annual RUMBLE, which we host at Northwest Park, Windsor, CT. It is held in an iconic and large tobacco barn; scores of picnic tables, sale items, rain or shine. It's the largest gathering of Paratroopers and their families and friends in New England. We feature a guest speaker and provide impeccable culinary delights and libations galore. We are generally joined by the legendary convicted felons of the Walter Hughes Tri State Chapter as well as those of the GEN James M. Gavin Chapter. Walter himself has been a guest speaker at the Rumble twice, back by popular demand!!!