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Recon 2015
Washington, DC Aug 19-23, 2015

Recon 2015 Registration and Schedule
Click above to open the Recon 2015 registration and schedule. There are limited passes available to the Evening Parade event at Marine Barracks, so you will need to get your registrations in early for the chance to attend the event. See schedule for details.



         The following FRA members in good standing have been nominated for 2015 Board positions that expire this year.

                               FRA President:                  Al Sniadecki  (Incumbent)
                               FRA Vice President:          Dick Ashton   (Incumbent)
                               FRA Treasurer:                 Halsey Green (Incumbent)
                               FRA Secretary:                 Paul Clifford   

        Voting for these positions will take place at the membership meeting during the 2015 FRA Reunion August 19-22, 2015.  Additional nominations should be provided to Dick Ashton (FRA VP) @ germanpanzer7@yahoo.com.  

GySgt Don Rosche USMC(ret), 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company, died 19 Jan 2015 of a heart attack.

Viewing will be Thursday 22 Jan 2015 from 1600 to 2000 at
Lee Funeral Home
8200 Jennifer Lane
Owings MD, 20736

Funeral Service will be Friday 23 Jan 2015 at 1000
1st Lutheran Church
6300 Southern Maryland Blvd.
Huntingtown, MD 20639

Major Michael R. Lamb USMC(ret), FRA member 1373,1st Recon, 4th Recon and 5th Recon during the early 1960's, died 5 December 2014. Major Lamb was buried at Quantico National Cemetary on 16 December 2014 at 1400.

 Visitation will be from 1030 to 1230 in the Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.  The  funeral service will start at 1230.
The web address for the funeral home handling the service is millerfuneralhome.net. Click on the Current Funeral Service at the top of  the page.  There is basic information there now.  Shortly there should be an obituary posted that will include instructions should you like  to make a donation to an organization in honor of Mike in lieu of flowers.

GySgt Rodney H. Puphi - FRA Member 2124 Died 24 October 2014. A memorial guestbook has been setup. To sign it, click here.

Recon Challenge 2014 - A web gallery of images from the 6th Annual Recon Challenge

Sgt Jonathon Blank - LaRue Tactical Elk Hunt 2011
Click on the link.

GySgt Brian M. Blonder - FRA #2313 - Awarded Navy Cross
Click on the link.

Commando Hall of Honor - FRA Member Maj. James Capers Jr. USMC(ret)
and Bigadier General Evans F. Carlson USMC(ret) inducted into inaugural class of SOCOM's Commando Hall of Honor.

Force Recon Memorial
Col. Bruce Meyers USMC (ret) and SgtMaj Neal King USMC (ret) have designed a commemorative memorial monument to be placed in Semper Fi Park at the Marine Corp Museum. Donations are needed to help put the design to stone. Click the link above for more details.

History of Marine Detachment 1 - .pdf format - 138 pages - 6.5mb
Det 1: U.S. Marine Corps U.S. Special Operations Command Detachment, 2003 - 2006.

Bikes For Wounded Warriors
The FRA donates high-quality Specialized road bikes to Marines at the Wounded Warrior Battalion West. Click above for details.

Another Marine Helped By RFSF - The Ride For Semper Fi
helps out another Marine

Ride For Semper Fi - FA Call For Volunteers

Email Questions, Comments and Suggestions to the FRA - Click Here

Read About the origin of the Force Recon Association

Read About the origin of OOOHRAH

NOTAM (notice to all members)
Most recent official FRA email sent to members - 14 Jun 2014

FRA Mailing Address:
Force Recon Association
P.O. Box 111000
Carrolton, TX 75011

See a few pictures from Recon 2014
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See a few pictures from Recon 2006
See a few pictures from Recon 2004
See a few more pictures from Recon 2003
See a few pictures from Recon 2003
See a few pictures from Recon 2002
Recon History of WWII

FRA Scholarship Application (.pdf)

Supply Hooch Online
FRA Supply Hooch - Online - See photos of items and create your order online.

Supply Hooch Order Form
FRA Supply Hooch Order Form (.pdf)
Send an email to the Supply Hooch Chief
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FRA Dues Form (.pdf)

The FRA will no longer hold past dues in arrears but will charge a small re-activation fee. See form.

FRA Change of Address Form (.pdf)

Article - Strong Men Armed: 1st Force Recon Company


Most Recent Official Message Sent - 02 JUL 2015- If you didn't receive it then we don't have your correct email address.
The FRA is trying to develop an email list of all members.  This list is for FRA use only and will not be distributed to anyone outside of this organization.  Every member who has an email address is hereby requested to forward your email address along with your name and FRA member number to:
FRA Communications Chief- commchief@forcerecon.com

If you change your email address, let us know so we can update our records.

We currently have 100's of bad email addresses on file. Please help us keep you up-to-date!

We have been receiving emails from non-members so, please, include your name and FRA member number for verification purposes.  Thank You.

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Carrolton, TX 75011

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