Upcoming Association Events
In spite if the current health crisis, we are planning events for the remainder of the year. For the immediate future we are not planning any breakfast or lunch “Get-Togethers.”
- SANGB Museum – Co F Family Day – Saturday, 17 July 2021
See the new Co F 425th Infantry Regiment Exhibit, to include a replica of our Regimental Colors. The SANGB museum is open 1200 – 16:30 each Saturday and Sunday.
If you do not currently have access to the base, go to the main gate to get a visitors pass. If you have valid military ID or a VA Card, you will need to do the same process as if you had neither card, you will need your driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance. There is a vetting process, they’ll run the drivers license and then issue a visitors pass to visit the museum. In the case you have military ID or VA card, the card will be your Base pass for one year. It must be renewed once a year.
The Museum admission is $5 , children under 12 free.
- Joint 82nd Airborne Association/425th Regimental Association Picnic – 7 August 2021
This event will be held at the Bruce VFW Post in St. Clair Shores, starting at noon. This is a fun time with plenty to eat and drink. It is for all members, their family and guests. We encourage everyone to bring a dish to pass, although it is not required. Make sure you don’t miss this great time!
- Thunder Over Michigan Air Show – 7-8 August 2021
This is our one big fundraiser for the year. help guide people parking their cars and you get fed and have a chance to check out the air show and the re-enactors. We need volunteers for BOTH days (at least ten per day). All volunteers will get a box lunch plus passes to the VIP tent where food and drinks are located. This is a great chance to support the Association and see the best airshow in Michigan.
- Ranger Rendezvous – 21-22 August 2021
This year’s Ranger Rendezvous will be at Jon Allen’s 126 acre farm in Holly, MI, right off I-75. If you want to come for just Saturday or stay overnight to Sunday, it’s up to you.
There will be plenty of parking for RVs and trailers, if you intend to stay overnight. There are several electrical poles with power outlets available by the pole barn. The large pole barn can accommodate about 15 cots. We will have one or more party tents, porta-johns plus a wash station.
We are planning the following schedule (like all of our missions, subject to change):
21 August 2021 (Saturday)
0900 – 1000 Arrive
1030 Head out to Range (Oakland County Sportsman’s Club in Clarkston)
1000 – 1200 Range Time – There is a bar/grill on site so you can choose to eat there on your own.
1600 – 1700 Regimental Business Meeting and election of officers.
1700 – 1800 Social Hour
1800 – 2000 Dinner (Smoked Ribs, Smoked Chicken, Beef Brisket, Mac & Cheese, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Dinner Rolls, Beverages)
2000 – ? Raffle / Bonfire
22 August 2021 (Sunday)
0900 – 1030 Breakfast
1100 Memorial Service
Cost per person is $60
You can register for this event by clicking on this link – https://425regiment.org/?page_id=1205
- Michigan Ranger Base “Shoot-Eat-Drink” event – 28 August 2021
Join your fellow Rangers from Company F and Ranger battalions at Winnie Acres in Marine City, MI. All members of Company F are invited to join in this joint event with the US Army Ranger Association. Ranges are available for pistol and rifle, followed by a sit down dinner. This is an event for the whole family.
- Regimental Reunion Dinner – 2 Oct 2021
Bring your wife or significant other to enjoy a great meal at Bakers of Milford. We plan to have a speaker that you don’t want to miss and will never forget. Stay tuned as we finalize plans for this.