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February 2015 Newsletter
The February newsletter has been printed and mailed out.  You can also view on the web site in the newsletters page.

Reunion 2015
The 205 reunion will be held during 20-23 August 2015.  Plans are underway to for the next reunion.

Reunion 2014

We are glad to offer our members and those serving in the 87th an afternoon of free food, beverages and time to get to know each other.  We expect about 40 87th APSA members to help with food serving and preparations for 180 87th members and their families.

2014 Reunion

 

Hampton_Charlie   Hello Everyone,

Here is an update on our plans for the 2014 reunion, September 4-7, 2014, At the Hope Hotel. We are moving forward with our plans to spend the day on Saturday Sept. 6 with the 87th APS and Grill for the Troops. This will be a family day for the Troops and their families and the families of our members as well. The location of the grill-out will be at the Squadron. Many activities will be planned for both Children and Adult. Music, games, food and a day spent enjoying and celebrating the 87th APS and all that have served.

Charlie Hampton
President
87th Aerial Port Squadron Association

Sally Brown

Brown, Sally

 

Senior Master Sergeant Sally L. Brown

 

Sunrise October 31, 1945 – Sunset January 16, 2014

 

Sally L. Brown resided in Columbus, Ohio for the past 30-plus years and was a faithful member of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorate of Dr. Keith A. Troy. Sally was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Douglas and Sally Branham of Wheeling, West Virginia, and her former husband, Ralph Brown of Anderson South Carolina. Left to cherish her memory are: sister, Joan D. Branham of Harlem, New York; brother, Douglas Larry Branham (Beverly) of Weirton, West Virginia; devoted friend, Charles ‘Chip’ Carolina of Columbus, Ohio; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

 

Sally was born, raised and educated in Wheeling, West Virginia and among a long list of achievements, Sally and her sister, Joan, were the first Black Cheerleaders at Clay Jr. High School in Wheeling. Sally went on to become the first Black Drum Majorette at Wheeling High School. She traveled to New York City to perform in the 1964-1965 World’s Fair, and moved there shortly afterward to work in the finance department at Macy’s Department Store, and later Morgan Guarantee Trust, prior to relocating to Columbus.

 

Sally worked at the State Department of Development and owned and operated her own fitness and exercise business, “Sally Brown’s Body Repair”. During this same period of her life, Ms. Brown enlisted in the United States Air Force as a reservist and later became an active duty Airman. Following 25 years of distinguished service she retired with honors, as a Senior Master Sergeant. However, she was not all work and no play, she A-K-A ‘Brown Sugar’ found great delight in riding her motorcycle as a proud member of the Buffalo Soldiers motorcycle club, New Jersey chapter.

 

Sally’s personal and professional achievements have touched the lives of many, both young and old, and will leave an indelible mark that can be referenced as they press forward in their own journey toward grace.

 

Many of us knew Sally. She worked in Special Handling and Pax. We will miss her friendly face and warm smile.

 

Burger Burn 2013

We had our third annual burger burn at the the squadron.  We meet early and lit up the grills.  We served burgers, chili dogs and baked beans.  We had about 100 hundred of the airmen join us for lunch and we signed up new member.

2013 UTA SCHEDULE

Here is the list of our weekends for FY 13

Main                                    Off Weekend

Jan 5-6                                12-13

Feb 9-10                              23-24

Mar 9-10                             23-24

Apr 20-21                            6-7

May 18-19                          4-5

Jun 22-23                            1-2

Jul 13-14                             27-28

Aug 3-4                               17-18

Sep 7-8                                28-29