1986 St Louis
1988 San Francisco
2001 Las Vegas
2002 Las Vegas
2003 Houston 2004 Las Vegas 2005 St. Louis 2006 St. Louis 2007 St Louis 2008 St. Louis
2006 Wreath laying at Arlington National Cemetery
2009 Monument Dedication at Airborne and Special Operations Museum
2009 St. Louis 2010 St Louis 2011 St Louis 2012 St Louis 2013 St. Louis 2014 Branson, Missouri
2015 St. Louis, Missouri 2016 Fayetteville 2017 D.C. and Arlington National Cemetery
Each year the 281st AHC
Association holds a reunion. This annual reunion is held in conjunction
with the General Membership Meeting for the Association. The men of the
281st first formed up in 1986 at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois and then again
in 1988 at San Francisco, California. This first attempt at forming an
association seemed to have wavered a bit, but interest was again sparked in 1988 when a small group of guys got together in Ft Worth, TX at the Vietnam
Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA) Reunion; they decided to make an
all out effort to try again to form an organization. Temporary officers
were elected, a hat passed for funds and at the next VHPA Reunion in
Nashville, TN an organizational meeting was held, officers elected and the 281st
AHC Association was born.
The Washington, DC meeting of the VHPA was the next reunion for the new organization. After two years with VHPA, the membership decided to hook up with the Special Operations Association (SOA) for the next two (2001 and 2002) reunions. These were held in Las Vegas. At its 2002 Reunion the membership decided to cut loose from other organizations and hold a stand alone reunion, this time in 2003 at Houston, Texas. In 2004 the Association returned to Las Vegas for a joint reunion with SOA and, until 2014, reunions were held in St Louis.
Please follow the links above to view the various reunion pictures. Older pages may require the use of your back arrow to return here.