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

 Lunch/Meeting Tuesday March 28, 2017                                                                                                                    

Our next meeting will be held at Twin Oaks Restaurant, 100 Sabra Street Cranston, RI on Tuesday March 28th in “Billy’s Room” at 1:00 PM.
The January meeting was held on the 24th at Twin Oaks with 16 members and 1 guest present.

Present: Commander Fox, Vice Commander Dalton, Secretary Vernon, Treasurer Hogberg, B.O.D. Martins

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag & moment of silence for departed and absent members and the passing of BOD Ted Martin’s wife. Ted thanked  all for the well wishes and the attendance at his wife's funeral.

 Commander Fox introduced The 1st Director of the  State Of RI Veterans Affairs Kasim J. Yarn our invited guest. He retired from the US Navy in Feb 2016  and was appointed by Gov. Raimondo in Feb 2016. Director Yarn talked of how  his Veterans  Affairs office can help or direct Veterans will any issues that they may have. He talked about how he's glad that we are in the process of getting our Air Force Memorial at the RI Cemetery. He said he'll be available with any help we need with it . Director Yarn answered questions that our members had.  He left his officer phone number and web site. PHONE # 921-2119. Web Site: vets.ri.gov. Commander Fox "Thanked" him for taking time to talk to us.

Commander Fox: Any questions on the Secretary & Treasurer Report from Nov. 2016, No meeting  in Dec. No questions.
 Comm Fox talked about the Memorial and that we will have Tony sign the contract and to give him a check.
Passed around a financial report for review and answer any questions.
The Granite contract was awarded and a deposit was made.
Pertaining to the master gardeners they can only assist us with on planting plans they are not able to do any planting.
Election of Officers: 2 year terms; made in the Nov meeting. Vote made and 2nd for Vice Comm. Dalton & Tres. Hogberg

Vice Commander Dalton: Talked that The Conn Sq. with the meeting at Foxwood at this time no action from the Conn Sq. Thanks to Conn. Commander Tetreault for trying to get this going,
Bob talked about the footings  with Kevin  and the granite   footing  and the writing on the tablets the fonts being different. Talked about having the fonts type being  the same. At this time we haven't received the Pepsi donation of $1,600.00.

Tres. Hogberg: Talked about our Memorial platform construction specs. He gave a report he had with Kevin contractor for the footing and platform.

Bob Hutchison: Has aircraft action prints that he like to see if anyone would be interested in them. Ted Martin offered $12.00 for them. Money when to our Treasurer.


Respectfully submitted, Raymond Vernon, Secretary

Sampson Vets Lunch/Meeting at Pinelli’s in Warwick