The Leaflet Drop
The Newsletter of the PSYOP Veterans Association
1 January 2018
Fellow Psywarriors, Gold Stars, Families, and Friends,
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL PSYWARRIORS, GOLD STARS, FAMILIES, AND FRIENDS! May 2018 be a great year for us all!
Our membership continues to grow. Our total communication roster now exceeds 700 names; of those nearly 370 are actually members, and of those, 132 are Life Members (as of this date). Our focus is on growth and development for a stronger POVA future. We are particularly pleased that POVA has begun to attract Psywarriors from Allied nations, and now includes a member who served with POVA veterans in Viet-Nam, one Australian who also served with American PSYOP forces in Viet-Nam, and two German PSYOP veterans who have served alongside Americans in our current engagements.
Planning continues for our Biennial Reunion to be held in Cleveland, OH, from 19-22 July 2018. POVA will shortly post an update page on this website to give you the most current information so you can begin planning your attendance, make a hotel reservation, etc.. Under the guidance of Life Member Howard "Pat" Patrick, we'll invade Cleveland, OH, in the largest reunion POVA has ever experienced. It will be great. Check our website periodically, and make plans now to attend with us.
Some important notes on POVA membership:
- POVA participates in Facebook with a "closed" group for PSYOP veterans only. We actively encourage all Psywarriors to participate in this FB group. However, doing so does not automatically make one a member of the Association itself. The FB group is simply a social media channel.
- Additionally, we want to be very clear that any PSYOP veteran or veteran who served with or supported a PSYOP unit, and any soldier regardless of MOS in an active duty or Reserve PSYOP unit, is eligible for POVA membership. It is not necessary to have the PSYOP 37F MOS for enlisted/NCO or the 37A career field for officers.
- All Gold Star family members are eligible for POVA Life membership without any dues obligation. It is our honor and privilege to honor our lost Psywarriors by including their families in our Association.
- Allied PSYOP soldiers and veterans, as well as fellow Special Operations soldiers or veterans who have worked with or in support of PSYOP missions and actions are eligible for membership as well, and we are eager to welcome them into our Association.
I hope you will take some time to view the other sections of our website. We update and amend the site periodically, so visit early and often. Any POVA products sold from our website will generate funds to cover our minimal operating expenses as well as to support our charitable purposes to benefit fellow veterans and their families.
C. V. (Chad) Spawr