Rhode Island


A group of Sampson vets met at Denny's Restaurant, in Warwick, RI on Friday August 28, 2009 for the purpose of forming a Rhode Island squadron. At a second meeting held on Tuesday October 20, 2009 it was agreed that future monthly meetings be held at this location.
The vets in attendance enjoyed the get together, exchanging stories about their experiences while at Sampson and other Air Force assignments.

Our meetings are held at Twins Oaks Restaurant 100 Sabra Street Cranston, RI in “Billy’s Room”on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 1PM. Web Site:
We invite all vets to come and join us.

For information about the Rhode Island Squadron Contact:

Squadron Commander, Leo H. Fox, 72 East Park Lane, Kingston, RI 02881 - Phone 401-368-1346 or Email: leohfoxcpa@cox.net
Vice Commander, Bob Dalton - Phone: 401-739-1493, Email: rkdmad@aol.com

Sampson Vets Lunch/Meeting at Pinelli’s in Warwick

 Lunch/Meeting Tuesday July 26, 2016                                                                                                                    

Our next meeting will be held at Twin Oaks Restaurant, 100 Sabra Street Cranston, RI on Tuesday July 26th in “Billy’s Room” at 1:00 PM.
The May meeting was held on the 23rd at Twin Oaks with 17 members and a guest present.

Present;  Commander  Fox, Vice Commander Dalton, Secretary Vernon, Treasurer Hogberg, BOD Martins will miss our meeting today
 Pledge of Alliance to the flag and a moment of silence for our departed members and of the passing of member Carmine Delmonico's wife.
 Commander Fox;    Welcome to John Gallo who my become a member.
We have progress, with a former member of the 143 rd Air Wing  Tony Sciollo who's working on stones for our Memorial . He has in the past worked on 3 other projects at the Veterans cemetery. He stated that we can have colors in our stone work. Previously others have said that can't be done. Each member should reach to theirs Senator for backing for the Memorial. It was suggested that any group or person who gives a large amount of money for the Memorial they should get a Certificate or a Plaque. Further discussion needed. Commander Fox figures that the project cost on the high side will be $65,000. May be between $ 45,000 to $ 55,000. We need to get proposals in writing for the work on the Memorial. Commander Fox is looking at ground breaking on 7 Nov. 2016 Veterans Day. And looking at dedication on 29 May 2017 Memorial Day.
Vice Commander Dalton acknowledged that Tony Fonseca and his wife are here. Nice to see them both.
We are waiting to see what will happen  about Grants that we are working on.
The RI National Guard  Air show is on 11/12 June at Quonset. Set up will be on Fri. 10 June.
We'll have  5,000 3 fold hand out's for the Memorial. Shift will be for 4 Hours, need  4 to 5 people for each shift each day.  CAP Members will assist in passing out the flyers. Parking will be in vendors parking area.
Meeting adjoined at 1410 hrs.

Respectfully submitted, Raymond Vernon, Secretary