AKRON CHAPTER OF 82nd AIRBORNE OPEN TO AREA VETERANS: The 82nd Airborne Division Association, Akron Chapter, is seeking all past and present airborne troopers who live in the northeastern part of Ohio, including the Trumbull and Mahoning areas.

The chapter was chartered in 1949 and has remained active ever since. Chapter members have served with the 82nd, 101st, 17th,11th, 13th, 187th, 503rd, Marine Corps, Navy Seals, Air Force Pathfinders, Special Forces, certain CAV and other Division Units that have or had airborne regiments or sections.

The group meets at 1 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month (except June) at the New Era Restaurant, 10 Massillion Road, Akron. The chapter also does not meet January and February because of the winter.

Anyone who has earned the Parachutist Badge or was a World War II glider trooper regardless of division or military unit can join. Those assigned to the 82nd in a nonjump status can also join.

For more information, call Chairman Robert Winkler at 330-325-7574 or email