On 24 March 2019 over 50 Iron Mike Chapter members from all units across Fort Bragg joined over 1,000 runners and walkers from ages 4 to 70+ and participated in the All American Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K.
Almost the entire Iron Mike Chapter Executive Council participated in the event. The Iron Mike Chapter President, LTC Randy P. Lefebvre; Vice President, SFC Samantha Block; Secretary, CPT Ted Kostich; Historian, MSG Franshun Manning; VP Plans & Programs, SFC Laura Rodgers; VP Public Affairs, CW4 Shannon Tyus; Treasurer, MAJ Matt Barwick; Webmaster, CPT Lukasz Michalowicz; along with the 82nd HHBN Battalion Commander, LTC JD Dumser and the 1st Special Forces Command G1, LTC Scott Johnson and his team supported the event.
Collectively the Iron Mike Chapter is full steam ahead is looking forward to the future of the Chapter.
This year marks the 32nd Anniversary for the 82nd Airborne Division to have AG Officers formerly serving as the All American G-1.
LTC Randy Lefebvre and SGM Jeremy Bradford provided a G-1 overview brief on how the G1 mission looks now and how the Division’s footprint looks like today compared to the last 32 years. We also invited previous 82nd SSB, PSB, and AG Company Commanders. The All American G1 Team plans to make this event an annual new tradition and make it better each year!
This event was only made possible due to the behind the scenes work of all the AA1 Team efforts for the Reunion and the AGCRA Iron Mike Chapter for the outstanding Reunion Breakfast! We were very thankful to have had COL (Ret) Robert L. Manning, AGCRA President, as our Guest Speaker.
The following senior AG leaders were also able to participate: SES Mr. Rick Porter (not in the photo) although present, COL (Ret) Robert L. Manning, COL (Ret) William (Al) Whatley, COL (Ret) JP Mikula, COL (Ret) Dane Rideout, COL (Ret) Mike Molosso, COL (Ret) Les Bowen, COL (Ret) Art Strange, and LTC (Ret) Ken Heaney.
The last stop on our Reunion tour at the Hall of Heroes before having lunch at McKellars Lodge. Our distinguished visitors walked down memory lane of seeing both the C-141 and C-130 aircraft.