News & Announcements

Updated May 22,2019

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Important Announcement

Executive Director


Replacement is Needed

Executive Director Tom Frankenfield has been the backbone of the VHMCA for the past 14 years. As Executive Director, he provided continuity and daily member support, rarely taking time off from this volunteer job. We owe Tom much for wonderful reunions and superb administrative support. THANK YOU TOM. Tom advised the Board of Directors in January that he would retire this summer and to start looking for his relief. If you are a VHCMA member and want to serve your fellow Helicopter Brothers in a more substantial way, VHCMA Executive Director (E.D.) may be the job for you. The E. D. job description is linked below.

Contact President Robert Russell at if you have questions

VHCMA E. D. Job Description

33nd VHCMA Reunion 2019

Our 2019 reunion will be held in Augusta, Georgia June 11-16, 2019. We Have signed the contract with the Marriott hotel in Augusta for our 2019 reunion. The room rate is $137.26 all inclusive with taxes, fees and parking included.

To make your reservation and book your room, click on the following link below.


Below is the reunion registration form. Click on it, print it out, fill it out and send it into the office along with your check.




We will hold a FIRE SALE at the reunion. All golf shirts and Tee shirts in stock will be on sale. Get yours before they are gone. This is a MEMBER ONLY sale



Make a Donation to the VHCMA

Welcome to the Vietnam Helicopter Crew Members Association

Vietnam Combast Assault - Original photo taken by (and Copyrighted by) Robert W. Griffin SFC E7 RET.
Original photo © taken by and used with permission from "Grif" Robert W. Griffin SFC E7 RET.

"For those who returned with the living, For those who returned with the dead, For those that never returned at all"

Michael G. Williams "Weird Willy" Died after Tour, June 15, 1997

We are a non-profit veteran organization filed under Section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Service.

The VHCMA was organized in 1986 in Tucson Arizona by a small group of Crew Chiefs and Gunners that got together to share their experiences in Vietnam. As the group expanded, it was decided that they would form an organization for Crew Chiefs and Gunners. Over the years the organization grew as more and more members heard about the organization and joined. At our reunion in Richmond, Virginia in 1997, the membership voted to include pilots as full members to the organization. Since then our ranks have grown to a total membership of 5400 members. We have 1900 Active members. We are an international organization as some of our members are from other countries.

Were you a crew member on any type of helicopter used in Vietnam?

If you were a Crew Chief, Gunner, Pilot, Aero Medic, Flight Engineer, PJ, Oscar, or other flight specialist, then we would like to invite you to join us at the VHCMA (International). The VHCMA is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, fraternal association.

We consist of former enlisted and commissioned helicopter crew members and their families, and other interested related parties. Our members have expressed a strong desire to belong to a group where meeting new friends, finding old friends, and remembering lost friends can occur without distractions and we are receiving new members all of the time.

Our membership list is NOT made available for outside solicitation or other veteran causes.

We do not accept any advertising on our website.

Our Mission Statement

To seek out individuals who were crew members on helicopters during the Vietnam War. We want to make them aware of the Vietnam Helicopter Crew Members Association (VHCMA) and encourage eligible individuals to join us.


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