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30th Field Artillery Regiment Association
‘HARD CHARGERS”

The 30th FAR Association was founded as a Regimental Association on January 1, 1995.
In 1998, the Association approved its Constitution and By Laws. Additionally, in December 1998, the 30th FAR Association was incorporated as a Non-Profit Veterans Organization.

Purpose: The purpose of the Association is to establish and maintain a fraternal, non-profit corporation to bring together those who have served honorably with, or are now serving in, the Regiment. The Association is dedicated to basic, traditional American principles of love of country, respect for the flag, and the rule of law.

 Objectives:

a. Honor those comrades who have served honorably, particularly those who have sacrificed their lives while serving with the Regiment.

b. Preserve and strengthen the comradeships formed while serving with the Regiment by publishing an Association newsletter, maintaining and distributing rosters of past members of the Regiment and Association, conducting reunions, presenting various awards, and other appropriate means.

c. Gather historical materials relating to the Regiment in order to publicize and preserve the memory of the common and valorous deeds and actions of the Regiment, its soldiers, and its organic and attached elements. Compile a formal written history, assemble displays of memorabilia, and accumulate and preserve for posterity other materials associated with the Regiment.

d. Foster and maintain comradeship among all members of the Association.

e. Maintain contact with and provide unstinting support for the Regiment and its personnel. Assist, to the extent possible, in the professional development of the Regiment's soldiers and Double-click here to edit the text.
student officers concerning their heritage as Field Artillerymen and the traditions of their predecessors.

The Association maintains a database with the names of approximately 4,000 names of former and current Active Duty members of the 30th FAR. The “History of the 30th Field Artillery Regiment 1918 – 1998” was published in 1998 in conjunction with the celebration of the 80th Anniversary of the Organization of the 30th FAR.

Since 1995, the Association has held 21 annual reunions. Additionally, the Association raised over $20,000 to have a statue of Saint Barbara professionally cast in bronze. This statue was dedicated on June 25, 2010, and resides in a place of honor within Snow Hall.

Also, the 30th FAR has supported the dedication and naming of several buildings within the 30th FAR area. These buildings include SEAMAN HALL [Building 756]; TOWNES HALL [Building 757]; CALLAWAY HALL [Building 758]; ABRAMS-SNYDER Hall [Building 746]; and 1SG THOMAS J. VERNOR AUDITORIUM [Room 114A, Snow Hall].

Additionally, the Association was responsible for locating and shipping the M114A1 Hard Charger Howitzer that is displayed next to TOWNES HALL. With the cooperation of the 1-30th FAR and support from the Post Maintenance Facilities, this howitzer was completely restored and dedicated on December 17, 2003 with over 100 Hard Chargers and guests in attendance.

Our current active membership roster includes over 240 members, with over 80% of those being Life Members of the 30th FAR Association.

The 30th FAR Association continues to work as partners with the 1-30th FAR Active Duty leadership. The Battalion Commander of the 1-30th FAR sits as a voting member of the Board of Governors of the 30th FAR Association. Since being founded in 1995, the 30th FAR Association continues to be a financially Non-Profit Veterans Organization.


Hard Charger ~ Sir!
Daniel P. Gillotti
30th FA Regiment Association President
August 5, 2014
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