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WELCOME Marines,
of the USMC  "HAWK"  Light Anti-Aircraft Missile (LAAM)  Battalions.     

Since 10 November 1775, all Marines have been basic riflemen and served the Corps where needed, from cook to
computer operator. For a brief period in the Marine Corps time-line 1960 to 1997, just 37 years of over a 240+ year
history, tens of thousands of Marines served and a few died, in the Corps
 "HAWK"   Light  Anti - Aircraft  Missile  Bns.
Their unit histories may not include names like Tarawa, Iwo Jima or Inchon but the lineage of these Cold War Marine units
and the Marines, who answered the call to duty and deployed during the Cuban Missile Crisis, to Da Nang and Chu Lai, in
Vietnam and around the Persian Gulf, in Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm, placed these men and women in harm's
way and forever bonded their Warrior Spirit to those Marines who have come before and after.
Your membership dues, of only $11.50 a year, keep the Association online. Without your support we can't function, so tell all your
HAWK Marine buddies. Membership allows you to view our HAWK Marine Database, photo's, video's and all the other great pages
we have. Don't forget to check out our Online Store for LAAM Bn patches and Association related items too, it's worth a look!
Your unique username and password will be emailed to you as soon as possible.

1 Year New Membership & Renewal
By joining the association you help support the continued existence of this website. The initial and annual dues are only $11.50 so
please consider joining for 1, 2, 3, 5 or 10 years. You don't need a Paypal account to use your credit card. Click on the
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button, on the side  to start the secure process, your username and password will be emailed to you, or you can send a check to the
association address at the bottom of the page and avoid the S/H charges. Don't forget to check out our Online Store page for USMC
HAWK ASSOCIATION PATCH and  other HAWK merchandise.

2 Year New Membership & Renewal
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3 Year New Membership & Renewal
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This full length video from the National Archives and others are available for view, in the Members Section of the

Your welcome to turn off the music if you like. Enjoy!

NEW Command Chronologies and newspaper articles added to those already
available for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th LAAM Bns and
1st & 2nd MAAM Bns

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Last Update 9-16-2019

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Hello HAWK Marines,

I'm sending out this message to let you know about a HAWKer reunion that is being planned by a US Army (HAWK) Air Defense Artillery group organized by Calvin
Bridges. I have posted their notices before. Our group has been invited again to join this activity. At this time, I am not planning any reunion for our USMC HAWK
ASSOCIATION this year (maybe next fall (2020) at Pensacola, FL).

Stan Buliszyn

Here you are! Fredrick Exley as the link to Military Reunions Plus web site & the Password for entering the page for our Reunion Event for Registering. You may want
to contact the Marriott Hotel where we will be staying or seek your own arrangements.

We call our Veteran’s Reunion Event – HAWKER, because there was a whole lot of Hawk Missile Sites & a tremendous # of us Veterans who have served with Hawk
AADC, ADA or LAAM.  However, seeing how other reunions are going, (Air Defense Artillery Alumni, NDQSA & Reunions for Veteran Groups for Battery, Battalion,
Brigade or Theater), we want to extend our HAWKER Reunion to all Missile Air Defense who have served with U S Army & Marine Corps.

Help us out by sharing this Reunion Event with other Veterans who have served with Missile Air Defense. (IE – Hawk, Chaparral, Nike (Hercules, Ajax, Zeus, Sprint,
Etc.) & other Missile systems used for Air Defense).

         Calvin Bridges, (AKA – SGT Trapper) Spartanburg, SC


REMEMBER Our Dress For Taking Pictures & Videos: We dress traditionally in Khaki Pants & White Polo Shirt.

Fredrick Exley has posted our HAWKER Reunion Event for Charleston, SC. MILITARY REUNIONS PLUS has our Reunion open for our Registration.

ATTENTION: For All Missile Air Defense Veterans, (ADA, AADC, LAAM LAAD, ETC, (Marine Corps & US Army), here is the website to go to so you can register for the
HAWKER Reunion in October. The site is
https://militaryreunionsplus.com/army-hawkers-reunion/. The password is hawkers2019.
I hope we can have us a great turnout.

                                                                   Fred Exley, Hope Mills, NC

I have received a few responses about the Military Reunions Plus web site being a ‘Restricted Site’ & asking for the Password to access it, (overlooking the
Password posted in Fred’s message). To access our reunion, copy & paste – hawkers2019 to it, OK?

       Anyone on Face Book? Join us on our Facebook site: Army ADA Monthly Gatherings:



Francesca Dripps

Proposal Manager

Military Reunions Plus



Vietnam Wall

This is really sobering. First click on a state. When it opens, scroll down to the city where you went to high school and look at the
names. Click on the name and it will give details of the person's death, a picture or at least their bio and medals. This really is an
amazing web site. Someone spent a lot of time and effort to create it. I hope that everyone who receives this appreciates what those
who served in Vietnam sacrificed for our country. Pass the link on to others, as many know wonderful people whose names are
http://www.virtualwall.org/iSt ates.htm


I just downloaded in our MEMBERS ONLY section, a video of our 2014 reunion in New Bern, NC,
also, (4) hour length videos of 2nd LAAM Bn in the Persian Gulf, during Desert Shield/Storm.
Calvin Bridges <woodhouse1@yahoo.com>
Calvin Bridges

Sep 11 at 2:29 PM

                  Registrations for our 2019 HAWKERS Reunion Event are picking up as our event gets closer!  I have a request from Gatherings Plus:

(go to MY EVENTS & down to MILITARY REUNIONS.  At the bottom of the Reunions Listed, click onto pate 2.  Our HAWKERS Reunion is #4.  Our password for
accessing this is HAWKERS2019.

                  Gatherings Plus request you contact them before contacting Court Yard by MARRIOTT hotel in Mt. Pleasant, SC. (Contact Person: Pam Brown, Phone #:
(417) 338 - 4048, e-mail Address: info@gatheringsplus.com;  

                  MARRIOTT hotel web site - https://www.marriott.com/search/findHotels.mi  or  www.marriott.com/chscm

Their Phone # for Reservations - (843) 284 - 0900

                  Hotel may not be able to hold rooms for us as our event gets closer, (unless you have other arrangements).

We're Planning A Fantastic Event At Charleston, SC In October!

->> Share this e-mail info. with other Missile Air Defense Veterans.