About Us


The 82nd Airborne Division Association is for anyone who has ever served in the 82nd Airborne Division, and anyone who is currently serving on active duty on jump status; or, has ever served in any of the uniformed services on either jump or glider status and was honorably discharged.

The association is a non-profit organization, chartered by the U.S. Congress, with a membership of over 34,000 supporting 113 chapters. We grow and join together to maintain the bond of friendship and brotherhood formed in war and peace among the members of the airborne community. The Association was organized in England, prior to the Normandy invasion (1944).

We have members who have served with the 11th, 13th, 17th, 82nd, 101st Airborne Divisions; 187th, 503rd, 508th Airborne Regimental Combat Teams; 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate) as well as troopers from Special Forces, Airborne Rangers, Marine Corps Recon, Navy SEALS, and Air Force Special Tactics personnel.

The Association continues to keep close contact with the active duty 82nd Airborne Division. It continues to support the division by providing care packages to our troops, bedside visits to our wounded warriors in Walter Reed Army Medical Center (Washington, D.C.), and Brook Medical Center (San Antonio, TX). The 82nd provides monetary funding so that our wounded warriors may attend our annual convention. It also provides support to the loved ones left behind while our active duty personal are called to harm’s way. The Association speaks loudly and leads the way when taking care of their own and to let it be known that they are not alone. Once a paratrooper always a paratrooper.

Through the efforts of Association members across the country for the past four years, the U.S. Senate, as well as many states and municipalities, have recognized August 16 as National Airborne Day.