John Christianson – President                                              Nathan Greene – Chaplain

Fred Bergold – Vice President                                               John Flournoy – Member at Large

Neil McCutchan – Secretary                                                  Red Lemke – Member at Large

Chris Taylor – Treasurer


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,



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

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5586 SE Lake Road

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