Archives for Families of Fallen Night Stalkers

Self Nomination Form for Fallen Nightstalkers Board

Elections will be conducted annually with President/Treasurer and Vice President/Secretary being elected on alternate years.

Nominations must be submitted to the current Board in writing.

Nominations received after specified date cannot be included on the ballots that will be prepared and mailed to all voting eligible members.

Please use a separate form for each office nomination. Please print, fill out, and return the Self Nomination Form if you are interested.


Posted - 09/03/2013



2013 FFNS REUNION IN SAVANNAH, OCTOBER 24-27

Yes, Savannah!  We are on the road for our 2013 FFNS Reunion hoping to encourage more members to join in our activities.  Plans are still being worked out but here are tentative arrangements to help you start making your plans to attend.  Hotel:  Marriott Savannah Riverfront

 

Thursday, 24th:      Travel Day and Social (Executive Meeting)

Thursday, 24th:       3rd BN Golf Tournament

Friday, 25th:           Meeting, Training and Panel Discussion (in Hotel)

Saturday, 26th:       Tour Savannah (Morning)    

Saturday, 26th:       3rd Battalion Formal (Evening)

Sunday, 27th:         Depart for Home

 

We do hope many of you who have not joined us before will be able to attend especially family members who live in the Savannah area.  We look forward to seeing our regular attendees in this new venue....it will be fun.  Members, you’ll be receiving complete information and registration forms shortly; please complete and return as soon as possible. 


Posted - 09/03/2013



Elections for President and Treasurer

It is time to elect a president and treasurer for the 2012-2014 term.  Our nomination process is self-nominating.  We must have all nominations returned NLT August 30.  Please return your completed nomination form to Willi Frank.  You do not have to be a resident of the Clarksville area to run.  We currently conduct a lot of our business via email and conference calls.  Please consider taking a more active role in our organization, FFNS cannot succeed on the backs of a few members.


Posted - 12/22/2011



2011 FFNS REUNION – Another Success

The 2011 Families of Fallen Night Stalkers Reunion was held in Clarksville, TN, at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, October 20-23. Eleven families were represented at the conference. We consider it a very successful conference as our objectives of sharing information and training were all met. Those who could not attend missed a great opportunity to learn about some of our benefits and to share in some wonderful conversations and experiences.

On Thursday, October 20th, prior to the beginning of our conference, several of our attendees participated in ceremonies at Fort Campbell for Gold Star Families. That evening we held a small social for our attendees, our guest speakers, guest associate members, and members of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment command group. Chris Medley, a local musician, provided entertainment throughout the evening.

Activities for Friday, October 21st, started with breakfast, opening remarks, and invocation by Chaplain Joey Odell, 1st Battalion, 160th SOAR. Following discussion of the conference schedule, old business, and reading and acceptance of minutes from our May meeting, new officers for the 2012-2014 term were acknowledged. As there was only one applicant for the position of treasurer, that application was read and voted on by the attending members. The new treasurer for the next term is Robin Weeks. She will begin transition with Kelly Gibbons, our outgoing treasurer, on November 1st. As our current president, Janet Egnor, decided not to run for reelection as she has been in the position for four years, and there being no other applicants, the position was offered to the current vice president, Willi Frank. She accepted the position and will also begin her transition period on November 1st. It was determined that the vice president position will remain vacant until the May meeting as that position, and the secretary position, will be up for election next year.

The TRICARE representative, Mr. Damien Lyle, was the first speaker of the day. He gave a great overview of TRICARE as it relates to surviving families, discussed the recent changes affecting dental care, and gave advise on how to make the system work better for us. Due to the small number of attendees we were able to address several individual questions. Following lunch, Mr. Jose Marrero of the Veterans Affairs office opened the afternoon discussions. As Mr. Marrero specializes in casualty assistance he was able to address the aspects of veteran affairs that most relate to our needs. He also was able to address many individual questions. Following Mr. Marrero’s presentation, we were joined by CPT Chris Curran, Deputy Regimental Judge Advocate, who discussed the various aspects of estate planning as it pertains to wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and other documents and their viability if we should need them. This session was very helpful to those of us with elderly parents and those with children. Jacqueline Pulliam of the Survivors Outreach Services closed out the speakers for the day with information and brochures on numerous organizations that support surviving families. It turned out to be a learning session for all in attendance. Following Jacqueline’s presentation we took a short break and reassembled in the dining room of the hotel for a wonderful dinner. The new officers were sworn in during dinner. It was a very enjoyable evening for all attendees.

Saturday morning, October 22, also began with breakfast furnished by FFNS. We were joined by Chaplain Dan Urquhart, 2nd Battalion, 160th SOAR, and Dr. Kent Hughes, a civilian counselor with the 160th SOAR, who co-conducted our grief management session. As with most of the conference, our speakers sat among the attendees making for a very comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. It was an opportunity for everyone to share experiences and the accompanying emotions and thoughts. Following the grief management session we broke for free time, including time to go to the Night Stalker Store, until we met up for an off-site tour and dinner at the Fontanel Mansion, the former home of singer Barbara Mandrell. It was a fun afternoon with an extended tour and a great evening with good food and friends.

Everyone met at the hotel on Sunday morning for a farewell breakfast prior to hitting the road on the way home. Many of our attendees were tired but so glad they had made the effort to attend. We hope more of you will join us next year…we are a pretty good group with wonderful support from the community, the Night Stalker Association, and the 160th SOAR. Thank you all for your continued support.


Posted - 10/24/2011



2nd Annual FFNS Reunion and 30th Anniversary of 160th

20-23 October 2011

This year’s Reunion is scheduled for Thursday, October 20th through Sunday, October 23rd.  All FFNS events will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Clarksville.  Beginning with a social on Thursday evening for attendees, guests, speakers, and senior 160th staff, the events will continue with breakfast, morning benefits briefings to include VA benefits and TRICARE, lunch and a continuation of benefits briefings on Friday.  Saturday morning will begin with breakfast followed by a grief management session.  (Lunch will be on your own.)  Sessions will adjourn until later in the afternoon when we will travel to a local attraction for dinner.  The dinner will culminate with the induction of officers for the 2012-2014 term.   A farewell breakfast will be served at the hotel on Sunday morning if there is enough interest prior to checkout and departure.  Please complete the registration form available on this site or received through the mail.  Please submit NLT 7 October 2011.  As FFNS is paying lodging expenses, registration forms must be received in order for reservations to be made.   Please return all registration forms directly to Willi Frank (address is on the letter.)


Posted - 08/19/2011



2011 FFNS Annual Conference -- October 20 - 23

Mark you calendar!  2011 FFNS Annual Conference is scheduled for October 20 through 23, 2011.  More information will follow soon on location and activities.  Training/information sessions will focus on benefits, entitlements, and support resources.  Hope you will be able to attend.


Posted - 04/21/2011



2010 FFNS Conference Information

The first FFNS Conference will be held October 22 and 23, 2010, at the Clarksville Hilton Garden Inn.

On Friday night we will have a small gathering in the hotel (Hilton Garden Inn) conference area with light eats and beverages. A pay-as-you-go bar will be available.

On Saturday we have a full day of training and information sharing scheduled. Breakfast and lunch will be provided in the hotel. Later in the evening dinner will be provided at a local restaurant.

We are so excited to be conducting our first meeting. It is a first step to providing support and education to our members. The conference letter and conference registration form will be mailed to widows and biological parents this week. Please complete and return the reservation form before October 5, 2010. You can also download the Conference registration form in Microsoft Word format, fill it out and email it back. If you have questions please email us or call Willi at 931-801-1639. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone there.


Posted - 04/21/2011



WONSA 2011 - May 21 - 28, 2011

WONSA is being held Saturday, May 21st, through Saturday, May28th, this year.  The primary days for FFNS are Tuesday, May 24th, and Wednesday, May 25th.  Tuesday will be a busy one beginning with our business meeting at 9:30 am followed by lunch sponsored by FFNS.  The Round Table discussions with the 160th will begin at 1:00 pm (this meeting is mandatory for all FFNS attendees.)  The Report Out will follow the Round Table at 5:30 pm.  A Social for FFNS attendees and guests will begin at 6:00 pm.  All these activities will be held at the F&M Bank in downtown Clarksville.  Wednesday begins early with the FFNS Breakfast sponsored by the 160th Ladies Prayer Group at 8:00 am in Tidwell Hall on the compound.  The annual Memorial Ceremony begins at 10:00 am by the Memorial Wall.  The NSA Golf Scramble begins on Thursday at 8:00 am at Novadell in Hopkinsville, KY.  The Regimental Formal is being held at the Nashville Convention Center on Friday at 6:00 pm.  Be sure to make your hotel reservations as soon as you RSVP to the Unit if you are planning to stay over in Nashville after the formal.    Saturday, May 28th, is Picnic day -- The picnic begins at 12:00 pm at Old Clarksville Base on Fort Campbell.  The NSA Memorial Motorcycle Ride will be conducted on Saturday, May 21st, this year.  The ride begins at 9:00 am starting from the Flying J at Exit 86 in Oak Grove, KY.  Make your arrangements early...looking forward to seeing everyone there. 


Posted - 04/21/2011



Families of Fallen Night Stalkers Bass Tournament Fund Raiser

Fishing Tournament

Monies raised in this tournament go directly to the Families of Fallen Night Stalkers Fund to assist Families when they lose their soldier while on active duty.

Tickets are available for a drawing for a two-nights stay at Hampton Inn, Myrtle Beach, and other great prizes. For tickets please contact FFNS members.



Date: Saturday October 9, 2010
Time: Safe Light to 3:00PM
Where: Dreher Island State Recreation Area, Prosperity SC

For full details please download the flyer.


Posted - 08/06/2010