John Christianson – President

Fred Bergold – Vice President

Neil McCutchan – Secretary

Chris Taylor – Treasurer

Nathan Greene – Chaplain

John Flournoy – Member at Large

Red Lemke – Member at Large

To the PRHA Membership |  1 January 2016

Greetings to all. I hope that you had a Blessed and Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year celebration. 2016 has several things happening that you need to be aware of to begin your planning.

I’m not a person of many words, so I will keep the info short and to the point.

First item on the list and perhaps the most important, is that we will be having our bi-annual reunion July 7-10 of this year at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dayton, Ohio. Information packets will be forthcoming to the membership soon, or perhaps you have already received one.

As a side note to our reunion, perhaps some of you H-43 pilots might also want to consider the reunion of the USAFHPA (helicopter pilots association) that will be from 13-16 July in Great Falls, MT. It will require some planning to be able to comfortably make both reunions.

We have already determined that our 2018 reunion will be held in San Antonio, Texas, as we intend to site our next PRHA Memorial at Lackland AFB.

One of the highlights of 2015 was the ARA (Air Rescue Association)/PRHA Joint Reunion last October in San Diego. Several of our PRHA members attended the reunion which was very successful. Several years ago, the ARA decided to include the PRHA in their reunions. It has been especially beneficial to the PHRA during every other year that we do not have an official Pedro reunion.

One of the things that we are excited about is the new look of our website, ( which Chris Taylor was primarily responsible for getting upgraded and working. Looks great—thanks, Chris.

We are also due to have elections this year for our PRHA Board Members. Our current board members, whose names appear at the top of this document, have all indicated that they will serve another term if nominated for the position and elected. If you are interested, or know of anyone else who would like to run for a position, please feel free to add names to the nominee list. This procedural information will be sent out to the membership soon by Rick Sheets, our election manager.

I hope to see you all at our next reunion in Dayton, Ohio on July 7th of this new year. Should be a grand time for all. Take care now.


John Christianson
President, PRHA
503 653-7727
5586 SE Lake Road
Milwaukie, OR 97222