First Living History speaker video recovered

July 16, 2020

We are posting below, and on the Living History video page, a recently recovered recording of the Squadron’s very first speaker, Don C. Wood, Jr. uncle of Squadron member David Wood. We had thought that this recording had been lost, but a digital copy has surfaced and we have improved the sound and image to […]

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New Living History Videos online now.

June 22, 2020

The squadron is beginning a push to complete the backlog of Living History videos on the Website. We have posted the first three at the link on the left navigation bar. Take a look! https://squadron283.org/living-history-series/

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New Facebook Page

April 13, 2016

Squadron 283 now has a page on Facebook.  Members can see updates here on meetings and activities, post photos and other content related to the Squadron as well California Detachment and National SAL news. Go to the link here: https://www.facebook.com/squadron283/

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Adopted Platoon in Afghanistan Specially-Requested Items

March 20, 2016
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Our Adopt-a-Platoon unit in Afghanistan requests the following items for their CARE packages broken out by category below. You can drop these items by the Post any time during business hours Monday-Friday. You can also bring them to the monthly Squadron meetings. Thanks! Foods/Snacks: Trail mix, peanuts, beef jerky, homemade cookies, Clif bars,granola bars, fruit […]

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October/November Adopt-A-Platoon Update

November 12, 2014
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Our platoon continues to benefit from the generosity of corporate sponsors and friends Squadron 283. And now it’s time for our November care packages: can you help?

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March Adopt-A-Platoon Update

March 19, 2014
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While waiting to be assigned a new platoon, Neal Conners and Nicky Casalenuovo have formed an Adopt-A-Platoon club at Saint Monica High School to help support our efforts and to raise student awareness for our U.S. military. Students were able to contribute some green-packaged products for our last St. Patrick’s Day packages and will also help in the coming months with writing morale-boosting cards and letters.

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New Year’s Care Packages Sent to Troops

January 15, 2014
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Six care packages including New Year greetings, assorted snacks, along with candy and cards of support for upcoming Valentine’s Day. “Camo Beans” courtesy of the Jelly Belly Candy Company!

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Sun King Squadron – Hey Ya!

October 17, 2013

Our adopted “Sun King” squadron at Point Mugu recently made a music video for Outkast’s Hey Ya! and posted it on YouTube. Check it out!

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Squadron 283 Sons Invade Houston

September 2, 2013
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Adjudant Greg Frost’s trip report from the 2013 American Legion Convention in Houston, Texas.

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USAA Magazine Highlights Chosin Filmmaker

August 24, 2013

In February, we held a screening of the Korean War documentary, Chosin. Chosin’s filmmaker, Marine Brian Iglesias, was profiled in the Summer 2013 issue of USAA Magazine.

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