82nd Airborne Division Association

Who we are...

The 82nd Airborne Division Association is for anyone who ever served in the 82nd Airborne Division, and anyone who is currently serving on active duty on jump status; or, has ever served in any of the uniformed services on either jump or glider status and was honorably discharged. The Association was organized in England, prior to the Normandy invasion (1944). We have members who have served with the 11th, 13th, 17th, 82nd, 101st Airborne Divisions; 187th, 503rd, 508th Airborne Regimental Combat Teams; 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate) as well as troopers from Special Forces, Airborne Rangers, Marine Corps Recon, Navy SEALS, and Air Force Special Tactics personnel.

Our Mission Statement

  • Further develop the bond between current and past Airborne forces of the U.S. Military
  • Maintain a record of the history and accomplishments of Airborne Troopers.
  • Maintain a close liaison with active Division.
  • Support the 82nd Airborne Division Memorial Museum.
  • Provide scholarships through the Association Educational Fund to recently separated Active Duty Troopers and Dependent Children of Veterans, and Active Duty Troopers.
  • Honor the Jumpmaster, NCO & Trooper of the Year
  • Provide support to Veteran and Active Wounded Warriors of the Division.

Walter Scherr speaks to the 82nd Airborne soldiers.

A message from Walter Scherr:

           Hello again to the great people of the 82nd Airborne and to all of the Airborne Divisions that make up this country's great military; I thank you for your service.

           As I had mention in my previous letter, I would breakdown the contributions I have made and how you can take advantage of them.

 Donation to the 82nd Airborne Association

 Walter Scherr and the Walter and Vera Scherr Foundation are pleased to announce a major new initiative with the 82nd Airborne Association.  Walter has committed to a generous donation totaling $250,000 to support the members of the 82nd Airborne Association and a new partnership with The Center for Discovery.

The donation is divided into three parts:

 • $100,000 for a Scholarship Education Fund to support for members of the 82nd Airborne Association.

 •$100,000 for the development of an Adventure Challenge Program to help safely reintegrate service men and women of the 82nd Airborne who are returning from service.  This program will take place in partnership with The Center for Discovery on their upstate NY campus and is also expected to include a career training component.

• $50,000 for the purchase of the indieGo power wheelchair for disabled veterans.  indieGo is a power wheelchair device that was developed with major grant funding from the Google Foundation by a team of rehabilitation and power mobility specialists at the Walter and Vera Scherr Maker’s Lab located at The Center for Discovery.

If you are eligible to take advantage of the donations please feel free to contact:

Bill Bauer execdir@82assn.org

           I am honored to be able to help you wonderful people of the 82nd and I look forward to all the stories of how my gift to you has changed your lives.  Please visit my websites WaltersWay.org and WaltersCommunity.com and show your support for our cause and enjoy all of the videos, photos, and stories that reflect all that I do for you and others of this great nation.  Thank you again to all that serve in the greatest military this World has ever seen.

"God Bless America",

                  Walter J. Scherr

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Walter Scherr, Author of Award Winning Walter's Way, is a career businessman who was also an Associate Professor at Farmingdale State School and PhD candidate at NYU, He received his bachelor’s degree from Pace College attending night school, and his master’s degree from Hofstra University over the course of 15 years. He overcame many obstacles through persistence, honor, and commitment. He is a devoted family man, and an active philanthropist.

Co-Founder of The Vera and Walter Scherr and Family Foundation. Husband, father of four, grandfather of 11, and great grampy of 2. Principle and Board member of 1st publicly traded Facsimile Company. Director, CFO, Executive Vice President: Veeco Instruments Inc. General Manager of UPA Technology Division, Group Vice President at Litton Industries, Managing Director Sperry LTD.

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