Maryland (Del-Mar-Va)

Jim Bard was nominated to serve as the first Squadron Commander; Dick Elgin was nominated to serve as the first Adjutant. There were no other nominees, both accepted.

The SAFBVA has specific guidelines to follow when operating a regional squadron; they will be followed. Initially, we will not have Squadron By-laws; we will adhere to the SAFBVA By-laws.

It was agreed that there will be no dues for squadron membership. Sufficient fees will be attached to each reunion/meeting registration to defray our cost of operations.

you do not have to be a member to participate in the Maryland Squadron, but it is strongly encouraged.

For information contact Squadron Commander Jim Bard, 3424 Nottingham Road, Westminster, MD 21157-8304. Phone: 410-549-1094 E-mail:


Sampson AFB veterans from the Maryland region held a reunion and organizing meeting November 7,8 and 9 2008 at the Best Western Conference Center,Westminster, Maryland. Veterans not aligned with other groups from DC, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, and southern Pennsylvania were also invited to attend. Those participating expressed a commitment to continue as a SAFBVA regional squadron.

A formal meeting was convened. Dick Elgin made a motion to form the Maryland Regional Squadron; it was seconded by Dick Myers. The motion passed unanimously. It was agreed that those attending this meeting would contact other veterans.

Tour of A M C Museum Dover AFB, Del. held on Saturday October 8, 2011

Jack McKillop, Lifetime member, set up and conducted the latest activity of the Maryland (Del-Mar-Va) Regional Squadron; a tour of the Air Material Command Museum at Dover AFB and lunch at the Lone Star Steakhouse in Dover, Delaware on Saturday, 8 October 2011.

Our gratitude and thanks for a job well done goes out to Jack. Jack is now gathering survey data for future events.

Jim Bard, Maryland Squadron Commander

Tour attendees were:
Bill Conlon (Flight 2000) & Carol, Dick Elgin (Flight 4412) & Patricia, Bob Hambury & Pam Estes
Sam Marks (Flight 983) & Mary , James Saunders (Flight 1596) & Linda, Gene Slaughter (Flight 2629) & Chris
Ralph (Buzz) Smith (Flight 4522) & Margaret Ann, Jack Terrell (Basic Mar-May 52) & Mary Anne
Harry White (Flight 4580) & Barbara and Jack McKillop (Flight 4144)