Association of the US Army

CB/CV Chapter

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News from Corporate Member
The Office of the Army War College Foundation and Alumni Affairs
just announced the availability of the new book, "Class Gift
History: 1956-2013".  This great book documents the history of 50
years of class gifts to the AWC.  The Foundation is ready
to receive your order.  Click here to access the order form.
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The Chapter Welcomes its Newest Corporate Members

We extend heartiest welcome to the chapter's two newest corporate

members: The Quality Care Pharmacy of Carlisle and the Big Spring

Pharmacy of Newville, PA.  The owners, Clement and Ann Boncal,

have joined the ever increasing ranks of our list of "Friends of the

Soldier".  Quality Care Pharmacy is located at 1 Sprint Drive in Carlisle

and Big Spring Pharmacy can be found at 91 S. High St in Newville.

We encourage all of our chapter members to patronize all of our

corporate members while doing business with local establishments.

These are the businesses that have gone on record as supporting

our soldiers and their families and it is only fitting that we reciprocate.

Once again, "Welcome" Quality Care and Big Spring Pharmacies.


Norene Good and Associates has also become one of the newest

local businesses to join the ranks of the chapter's corporate members. 

We welcome this great therapeutic massage center and encourage

all of our individual members to patronize this firm if in need of its

services.  The number of local businesses and other organizations

earning the title of "Friends of the Soldier" continues to grow. 

You may access the websites of these new members by clicking

on the company names on the Corporate Corner Tab of this website.

Of particular note in story is the fact that the chapter's only Navy

member, Retired Navy Captain, Rudy Falkenstein, is personally

responsible for these three new members.  Since joining our chapter,

Rudy has recruited more than his share of businesses to our

corporate member ranks.  If our Army members, especially our

Board of Directors, were nearly as productive we could run our

corporate membership to more than 100.


CB/CV Chapter's Corporate Member, Gabler Trucking

Hosts a Wounded Warrior Trout Fishing Outing

The event took place at the Gabler Family Property.  It began about 0900 on 20 April with coffee and donuts provided. The warriors fished until about noon.  Lunch was served to all in attendance and fishing resumed after lunch until about 1600. There were 8 Wounded Warriors.  As Eric Wertz, a Gabler employee and member of the chapter board, said,  the Gablers were the hosts and underwrote the costs.  Eric is to be commended for his coordination with Darv Stutz of Healing Waters.  Darv coordinated with Healing Waters to get the warriors there and provide guides.  Some local fishermen also assisted the warriors. The Commander of LEAD, Col Vic Hagen,  attended with MSG Joe Shaul. This event was spectacular.  This happened as a result of the Gabler Family, Eric, Darv and the other local companies that provided the goodie bags.  The Gablers are very gracious, generous and sincere people.  Among those in attendance were: Chip Gabler & his wife, Pam; Chuck Gabler, Tom Gabler, Ben Gabler.  Ken (Gabler operations/dispatcher) and Eric Wertz, Gabler Business Development.  Great people, running a great company who are very community minded.  We are fortunate to have them as corporate members.

A Day for Children at AHEC
The Army Heritage Center Foundation, with sponsorships from the Carlisle Barracks Spouses Club and the Carlisle Barracks and Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), hosted a Day at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center for the children of Carlisle Barracks military and civilian staff.  Jeff Hawks, Education Program Director for the Army Heritage Center Foundation explained that the intent of the program was to “allow the children of assigned families to gain an appreciation of the history of the Army and to see the resources of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.”  During the day long program, the attendees met living historians along the Army Heritage Trail who depicted Soldiers from our colonial era forward and who described their experiences as Soldiers. 
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Chapter Supports Falling Spring Fly Fishing Outing
for Wounded Warriors
On May 12, 2012, The Falling Spring Chapter of Trout Unlimited
hosted the 2012 Falling Spring Invitational Fly Fishing Outing.
Among the participants were several Wounded Warriors.  Darv
Stutz wrote our Chapter President, Ron Elliott, to express his
appreciation for the Chapter's financial support of the event.
A copy of Mr. Stutz' note and a photo of the participants
appears below.


Strategic Art Films Program


“On 10 April The Strategic Art Film Program presented “The Last Raids on Japan” featuring comments by Mr. Paul A. Miller, a WWII B-29 pilot, from Mechanicsburg, who participated in the last raid and analysis of the strategic air campaign against Japan by Col Timothy Brown, USAF and Professor Mike Marra.  Fifty six students, staff, faculty and invited guests attended the presentation which was initiated and supported by War College students who presented Mr. Miller with a War College coin.  LTC (R) Ron Elliott, President of the Carlisle Barracks and Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA), presented Mr. Miller with a special coin struck by the President of the AUSA’s First Region and LTG(R) Guy Swan, Vice President of the AUSA, awarded him with a certificate of appreciation for his distinguished service.”



John Sloan