is seeking to help preserve a T from the 1156 Class or above, as a
contribution made by the Amphibious Forces to the defense of our nation and to provide a
focal point for community participation in events commemorating our Naval Heritage.
The AAFA Logo
We're a young, growing,
organization - and we're looking for Amphib vets
who'd like to find and re-associate with their
shipmates and other amphibious veterans.
Join our Association today.
Our Other AAFA Website
A GATEWAY TO THE AMPHIBIOUS FORCES. IT WILL CARRY INFORMATION
ABOUT THE MODERN AMPHIBOUS FORCES AND POST WW2 LSTS (THE BIG T’S).
THERE ARE PAGES FOR THE AMERICAN AMPHIBIOUS FORCE ASSOCIATION
AND EFFORTS TO PRESERVE AMPHIBIOUS VESSELS WILL BE SHOWCASED.
Please check it out.
The Cold War Service Medal
The American Amphibious Force Association membership fully supports the
Congressionally authorized award of the Cold War Service Medal to
Honorably discharged U. S. Military Veterans of the Cold War
between 02 September 1945 and 26 December 1991.
>>>AAFA Reunion - 2014<<<
New London, CT
Details as available
The AAFA invites gators from all amphibious classes in addition to 'Big T' sailors. We bid
welcome to sailors from Attack Transport, Attack Passenger, LPH, LSD, LPD,
and all the other amphibious ships.
Join us - the membership application is at membershiprequest.html
AAFA in the future---
These are our hopes and aspirations for a future memorial:
of the home of the Amphibious Force Museum and Hall of Valor has not
We expect that exhibits will be planned for the following:
and the War on Terrorism, The Cold War, The
War, Navy Seals and UDT,
Pearl Harbor, Normandy, The Civil War, The Revolutionary War, The War of 1812, Women Gators,
and other subjects as determined.
We plan a
shop, meeting facilities, office facilities, and a large amount of
Support for the Museum and Hall of Valor is urgently needed. Corporate donors will be asked to participate.
President: Raymond Machar LST1171
Vice President: Frank Rey LST 1171
Treasurer: James Ricker LST 1171
Secretary: Pat McCormick LST 1176
The Reunion Committee:
The Recruitment Committee:
Clovis Long - 1157
Jim Ricker - 1163
Jim Hess - 1171
Marv Rodish - 1173
Bill Richardson - 1174
John Schlagel - 1175
Jack Oaks - 1176
Dave Rutolo - 1177
George Waldhauser - 1178
John Carpenter - 1178
Other Amphib ships also need recruiters
Consider joining us and
your old shipmates.
you have your AAFA patch?
The AAFA logo patch is available
$8 each, plus .50 postage for 1 to 3.
Add $1 postage if you want 4 or more.
Please send your check to: James Ricker
7425 S.E. Independence Ave
Hobe Sound, FL 33455
Your patch will be in the return mail.
Yahoo discussion forum for members and visitors has been created.
All AAFA members and "Gator" vets who share our goals are welcome.
A chat room is also set up so members can IM each
other while in the discussion room.
Join today. It's free!
Click to subscribe to AAFA discussion
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This page was updated
March 20, 2014