- Membership Application
There has never been an organization made up exclusively of Tactical (Fighter Refuelers) Tanker Air crew, ground crew, and admin members. Finally, and at long last, we have one. This is one organization you really should join. The dues are two years for $40.00 or a LIFE membership for $100 and that's it. For your money you will receive an annual members address book, four quarterly newsletters and all of the information on upcoming reunions. Plus, as a bonus, you will receive a DVD that chronicles the start of Tactical Refueling and the creation of the Composite Air Strike Force. The DVD also has video taken at the 2006 Reunion at Wright-Patterson when the TacTankers Memorial was dedicated. This is something you can share with and show to your family. More than anything else, it shows what we were involved in. So, you can see we want you not for your money, but for your fellowship and the honor of your company as a fellow KB-29/KB-50 person, whether you were aircrew, maintenance or admin type. How about joining?
Our membership currently stands at more than 400 tanker types since our founding in October 1998. And we have just scratched the surface. So far there is just one thing missing ..... YOU! We want you to join us for one more mission as a fellow KB-29/KB-50 supporter and comrade in arms.
Our Seattle reunion was a huge success with 99 attending. Everyone had a great time, and once again Natalie Hill did a fantastic job planning events and tours that were interesting and fun for everyone. The weather co-operated, the rain held off, so umbrellas and raincoats weren't needed.
The 2013 Reunion will be next May in St. Louis Missouri. We hope that we will have a good turnout for it and look forward to seeing both current and new members there. Watch for details in the September issue of Tanker Tales and a registration form with the December newsletter.
We would very much like to have you join us, but you need to get on our mailing list. AS A MEMBER so you can be informed as to the who, what, when and where of the reunion activities. And for that matter, all other happenings of our association.
Please accept this letter as our special invitation to you to join your fellow KB-29/KB-50 folks and good friends who are already proud members of the TAC TANKERS ASSOCIATION, LTD. The enclosed application form will only take a minute to complete. Your check should be made out to TAC Tankers Association and mailed to Nate Hill. You will automatically be counted in for "second station call"! Our next "mission" i.e., reunion, will be well worth your time and $$. When I get your check I will send all the information and see that you begin getting newsletters. In addition, if you know others whose names we don't have please send them to me.
421st, 429th AREFS
Lou Chapman-Vice President Membership