TCVA Accomplishments & Future
Since 1997 reunions were held in Pax River every-other year. In 2010, Gary Fodor helped TCVA host the first destination reunion. In 2011 TCVA returned to Pax River where everyone began asking for destination reunions. Since then TCVA sponsored Reunions were held in Oklahoma City 2012 & 2017, Seattle 2012, Marietta 2014, Honolulu 2016. TCVA Sponsored Deployments in 2015 Tucson & Destin, Florida.
Since 2012, TCVA has been successful in many community events mentioning
Successful events planned:
2015 - TACAMOPAC Crew 4 Families Gathering at VQ-3 Command
2015 - Boneyard Safari Gathering to remove and collect TACAMO Herc plane parts
Reunions - Destination reunions celebrating TACAMO History
Community-building activities facilitated:
2012 - Established the TACAMO Hall of Fame, awards are presented every year at the reunion
2013 Reunion - Seattle reunion united TACAMO and Boeing members who worked on the E6.
Crew 4 Quest - Connecting with TACAMOPAC Crew 4 family and friends and recognition to TACAMOPAC Crew 4 with memorials and ceremony
NAS Oklahoma Reunions - 2012 & 2017 reunions building relationships with TACAMO active duty members
Boneyard Safari Gathering assisted with TCVA with obtaining to TACAMO Herc plane parts and produced the TACAMOPAC Crew 4 Memorial Ceremony at The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
TCVA assisted with the fundraiser for a plaque to recognize Dave Dick for his extraordinary accomplishments in support of the TACAMO and E-6 Airborne Command Post missions.
TACAMO Vets Assist to Find Manuals for Tacamo-III PA, S/N005, which is now back up and working great!
VQ-3 History Board - TCVA Ribbon Cutting for the FIRST Museum Display at Naval Air Museum Barbers Point
Recognition to Personnel Support Detachment now Customer Support Detachment (CSD), Established 25 years ago
Recognition to the Founding Members of TACAMO Survivors Association
LinkedIn, connecting former TACAMO veterans and retirees with active duty job seekers
TACAMO Fallen Memorial Stone placement in The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
TACAMO Artifacts - Collecting and cataloging items from members
Heritage Center - Research and Contact museums to place TACAMO Displays
2017 Online based presents:
Rolled out the NEW TCVA website
TCVA Paraloft rolled out new product in the NEW store.
Trailing Wire Newsletter changed to paperless distribution and add a blog for news alerts
Historic documents and presentation are now viewable on the website
TCVA Future Projects, Events & Community-Building Activities:
Annual future Reunion destinations: 2018 East Coast - Charleston, SC, 2019 West Coast, 2020 Central USA
Heritage Center Projects:
891 Display in Pensacola at the National Naval Aviation Museum
Pax River Museum Display
Seek out other museums to put TACAMO Displays
Storage of TACAMO Artifacts (Long term storage)
Collecting TACAMO Artifacts
Experience Grant Writer Needed
Membership Dues - Organizations with membership programs are able to accomplish much more with the help of their members’ contributions.
TACAMO Members Cookbook benefits Heritage Center Projects
Volunteer opportunities that have impacted the community where the reunion being held.
Social Media Assistant to promote TCVA on Facebook, Instagram and Pintrest
Volunteer to building a database of all TACAMO members and their squadron & years
Trivia Facebook Post - Throwback Thursday, WWW: Way back Wednesday, etc