The American Amphibious Force Association was formed to honor the memory of those who
  served in the Amphibious Forces of the United States Navy and members of all branches
     of the Armed Forces who served in amphibious operations. The Navy/Marine Corps Team
has fought to preserve the nation's liberties since it's birth and today is on the front lines
in the fight against terrorism.

        The Association is seeking to help preserve a T from the 1156 Class or above, as a symbol of the
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, and exciting veterans
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.
 Membership Request
 

Our Other AAFA Website
Gatorforce.com
 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 Memorabilia Shop



       AAFA in the future---
           These are our hopes and aspirations for a future memorial:

        The location of the home of the Amphibious Force Museum and Hall of Valor has not been determined.
        We expect that exhibits will be planned for the following:

        Afghanistan and the War on Terrorism,   The Cold War,   The Vietnam 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 gift shop, meeting facilities, office facilities, and a large amount of exhibit space.
        Support for the Museum and Hall of Valor is urgently needed.  Corporate donors will be asked to participate.
 
 

AAFA Officers

        

        The officers and committees updated can be found at gatorforce.com 

                                                    President:                Raymond Machar  LST1171
                                                    Vice President:        Frank Rey   LST 1171
                                                    Treasurer:               James Ricker  LST 1171
                                                                Secretary:                Pat McCormick  LST 1176

                                                     The Reunion Committee:
                                                                                     Dave Miller
                                                                                     John Schlagel
                                                                                     Gene Ramsey

                                                     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 finding your old shipmates.
 Membership Request

Do you have your AAFA patch?
The AAFA logo patch is available

The patch costs $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.
 

AAFA online!
Let's communicate!
Yahoo discussion forum for members and visitors has been created.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AAFAdiscussion/
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