Scott Air Force Base in St. Clair County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Airlift / Tanker Association
The heritage of the Airlift/Tanker Association began when members of the 834th Air Division held their first reunion in Las Vegas Nevada in the summer of 1969. The purpose of this first gathering was to maintain the bonds of brotherhood and camaraderie developed among these men during combat operations in Vietnam. The group made plans to hold seminars at future reunions.
Through the efforts of these Founding Members, the Airlift/Tanker Association grew into a national organization dedicated to ensuring that American military forces maintain essential air Mobility superiority to implement U.S. national security policy around the globe. The membership of the Airlift/Tanker Association includes active duty, retired officers enlisted, reserve, guard civilian, and aerospace industry representatives.
The efforts and continued support of these Founding Members established an organization which holds a prominent place in the history of air mobility and the United States Air Force.
Major General James "Bagger" Baginski Colonel William "Bill' Bailey Colonel Kenneth "Ken" Chatfield Colonel
Erected 2005 by The Airlift/Tanker Association Board.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Military • War, Cold. A significant historical year for this entry is 1969.
Location. 38° 32.42′ N, 89° 51.817′ W. Marker is in Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Memorial is on Main Street, 0.2 miles east of Symington Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Heritage Dr, Scott Air Force Base IL 62225, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonel Joe M. Jackson (a few steps from this marker); Colonel Lawrence "Rocky" Lane (a few steps from this marker); Pioneers of Aerial Refueling (a few steps from this marker); Gen Robert E. "Dutch" Huyser (a few steps from this marker); MSGT Roy W. Hooe (a few steps from this marker); Maj Gen Cyrus R. "C. R." Smith (a few steps from this marker); Col Gail S. Halvorsen (a few steps from this marker); Gen Laurence S. Kuter (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scott Air Force Base.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 14, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.