Oregon Trail Chapter

Oregon is one of two States without an Active Duty post, but that has not stopped us from building a large and active Aviation support group. We shifted our focus to supporting our families (Movie Night, Christmas parties, scholarships, school visits), Aviators/Soldiers (social events, coffee, OSM, MOB parties, State Conference hospitality suite, membership drives, Lifetime membership knife presentation, disable aviation vet events), while taking an active role in preserving our aviation history (OV-1 Mohawk project, AAAA articles). We have also been supporting AAAA at the National level by volunteering to test the new AAAA website, manning booths during the conference, and submitting articles and picture to the AAAA magazine.

Partnerships: OTC4A has partnered with Yellow Ribbon for mobilization events, FRG and Serving Our Soldiers On The Homefront for the Christmas party and Movie Night event, Oregon Officers Association for the State Conference hospitality suite, Forward Assist for our disabled Aviation Veteran support events, and Gary Clark and the Elk Lodge #336 for the OV-1 Mohawk restoration.

Annual Events

  • Quarterly Chapter Meetings
  • Crab Feed and Texas Hold’em - crab feed followed by a Texas hold’em tourney
  • Oregon Trail Golf Scramble - golf scramble in conjunction with State NGAUS conference
  • Drive-in Movie Night - Designed for kids; build cardboard “cars” then sit in and watch a movie with family.
  • Gyroscopic Procession Obsession - 18-hole disk golf tourney

Chapter Officers

Full NamePosition
LTC Pete W. Derouin, Ret.President
CW5 Paul E. ZenchenkoSeniorVP
CSM Jim R. BrownSecretary
CSM Jim R. BrownTreasurer
MAJ Adam LulayVP Scholarship
CPT Timothy HeaterVP Programs
Lt. Col. Keith TownsendVP Air Force Representative
CW2 Michael S. NewgardVP MembEnrollment
CPT Taylor FryeVP Pendleton OR
CW3 Jeremy AndrewVP Salem Area


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    June 14, 2017
    Welcome to the new AAAA Oregon Trail Chapter Webpage!

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