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Updated: 12/21/2014

CLICK HERE for the PAVE LOW MERCHANDISE STORE
(Vanity plates, Decals, Koozies)

Holiday Sales!! Click on the link for new prices.

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COMMUNITY NEWS & INFO

- The Care Coalition has come to ACA for assistance for Mack MacKenzie. They have established a link that describes the need. Donations are tax deductible. Mac has devoted many years of his life helping others in need while working at the Care Coalition. I think we can help him out now.
Request for Benevolent Support
SM Name:Christian Mackenzie
SM Unit, Rank, and MOS: SOCOM HQ, MSgt, Flight Engineer
Request:SM requesting computer equipment for purpose of attending college next year. Due to eye injury SM requires specialized equipment as defined by the VA vision rehab department. Equipment also needs to be compatible with that already provided by CAP (Computer/Electronics Accommodations Program).
Expected Cost: $2700.00
Injury: Loss of vision left eye, TBI
Combat related? Yes/No: YES
Active Duty or Retired (and retirement date):Active Duty
Financial Assistance Needed (If yes, full or partial)? Yes, full
Story/Background: In April 2004, MSgt Mackenzie’s helicopter was shot down by a Rocket-Propelled Grenade, the RPG exploded 3 feet from his face. He lost vision in his left and has other long-lasting injuries from this event.

- Sad news to report.
Lou Grant, former 20th SOS Commander (Jun 84 - Jun 86) has passed away peacefully Sunday, 14 December in Navarre, FL.

- REUNION T-SHIRTS
I emailed everyone who ordered a shirt, but still haven't heard back from some folks. Please get in touch with me for your shirt. Sorry, there are no extras.

- Two great articles regarding health issues
1. New research links Iraq dust to ill soldiers
2. Iraq Dust is Respirable, Sharp, And Metal Laden

JOB NETWORK UPDATE
Check out the Job Network page for details.

Pave Low Duck Call (Quack Blaster) - Made by Chris Roberson (FB page)
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Available in Single Reed, Double Reed, or Wood Duck
Cocobolo barrel w/ clear acrylic insert, "QuckBlaster" logo, and MH-53 logo. Numbered 2 thru xx. Comes w/ black polish bag & clear acrylic stand.
Made to order for $100 shipped with a 30-45 day build time.
Send an email to hcoptertx@windstream.net with which reed (single, double or wood duck reed).
Paypal is prefered - Use email (ewerner9999@yahoo.com)

WEBSITES & PAVE STUFF
- Task Force Omega (Lt Rich Van De Geer)
- USAF National Museum Virtual Tour (h/t Kevin Wilson)
- The National Archives (Veterans Service Records)
- Insight & offer from Steve Kelly (PAVE Pilot): Diagnosed w/ cancer Oct '08 & beat it.
- Paul Treleven PAVE LOW Paintings (Click here)
- Unofficial Links
- Virtual tours of PAVE LOW 68-10357 at the USAF Museum
Click here for a virtual tour of the cockpit
Click here for a virtual tour of the cabin

RETIREMENTS
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PAVE LOW Tribute Video (Courtesy of Chris Curtis)
Donate to the PAVE CAVE website!
Donations will be used to cover web hosting services.
Click here to view our Financial Statement.

The Official PAVE LOW history book
"On A Steel Horse I Ride" written by Darrel Whitcomb can be downloaded by clicking here for the .pdf version.

PAVE LOW Book

John Grove Memorial
- Click here to visit Bless the Children's website.
Reaching out to our PAVE LOW family. John Grove's legacy lives on and not just in the PAVE LOW world. John helped fund "Bless the Children", an international organization helping the poorest children of the world who are living under extreme conditions. He did this with his own retirement check! After his passing, several other caring PAVE guys stepped in to help out.
In short, we're looking for annual donations in order to provide a minimum of $2000 a month for this organization.
With your help (en mass), this is easily achievable. Some have already chipped in $100/month, but with your lump sum or recurring donation of ANY amount, we can help keep John's legacy alive by helping these children.

Great Cause to Donate to:
The Air Commando Foundation is proudly raising funds in support of Gold Star Team Adventures (GSTA). GSTA provides adventure camps to the surviving youth of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty. These camps are designed to promote and enable healing, foster enduring relationships and develop character and leadership skills.
Your donation is tax deductible in accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax ID: 59-3270780.
 

- Limited edition 18x24 prints by Bryan David Snuffer.
Price is $125 plus shipping.
If interested, email (mckpave@gmail.com) and provide shipping address.

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MAHOGANY PAVE LOW
- MilitaryMahogany.com has producing a hand carved mahagony MH-53 PAVE LOW.
Approx. $89 plus S&H (10% military discount)
To order, send email to mike@militarymahogany.com

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