We, the 12th TFW Association, consist of former officers, enlisted, and civilians (both contract and civil service), male and female, who were assigned or attached to the 12th TFW, 12th CSG, or a tenant unit that provided support to the 12th TFW while the air wing was located at MacDill AFB, FL; Cam Ranh Bay, RVN; or Phu Cat, RVN. This also includes the widows of those who served in the 12th TFW, and there are many.
We hold our reunions every 2 years (even numbered years), and we include and are associated with 12th Bomb Group and its squadrons (WWII), and the 12th FTW, now based at Randolph AFB, TX. These groups may at times, join us at the same reunion point, as a joint effort, but hold separate business meetings. One group constitutes our history, and the other our future. We have found the mixes to have been a blessing for all. During each reunion, business meetings are conducted to elect or re-elect new officers and committee members and vote on potential reunion sites and issues.
We solicit dues from our volunteer members, currently at the rate of $30 for two years. Currently, dues are on a best effort basis, and it has been left to each member to pay at each reunion, or send the money to our treasurer, if they can not attend. We are a not-for-profit organization, and use moneys from dues and our silent auctions to fund mailers to our non-email members, and the search for future reunion sites by our staff.
The search for new 12th TFW Association members is accomplished through military and military retirement publications which advertise our reunions, and also by current members looking for old friends.
The Roster of the 12th TFW Association is not a list of those who once belonged to the 12th TFW or any of its supporting units, but of those who qualify and want to join us at our reunions and efforts to keep the 12th TFW heritage alive. A membership roster is available to all our members, but is considered proprietary and is not for general or public distribution.
Please consider this an invitation to those that may qualify and wish to join us. Please also visit this web site for more history, information, photos and a membership application.
12th TFW Association Committee
Note: Our next reunion is forecasted for Colorado Springs, CO in Sept., 2008