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SITREP Nov 2017

Click on link above to learn important news about

Recon 2018
May 16-19, 2018
San Diego, CA

Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside
4875 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92016

Phone: 800 662-8899 | Discount Code – FRA | Cut-off Date – 25 APR 2018

Your group/discount code is FRA and your group rates are valid for booking through 4/25/18.
Click here Force Recon Association Room Reservations to proceed directly to your reservation desk. The link goes to the standard reservations page with your discount code preloaded. 

The event is scheduled from 5/16/18 – 5/20/18.

The discount rate is available for three days pre and post event based on room availability via the provided link or contact hotel reservations directly at Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside.  Call toll free (in USA only) 1(800) 662-8899 or call 1(619) 224-3621, ask for reservations (Ext: 701).


Photos from
Recon 2017
will be posted soon.

Colonel Wesley L. Fox USMC (ret) - FRA #68 dies November 24th, 2017
FRA Member 68, Col. Fox died the evening of November 24th in Blacksburg, VA. He was 86. (See more)

Colonel Bruce F. Meyers USMC (ret) - FRA #7 dies August 7th, 2017
A memorial celebration will be held on September 9 th at 1:00 pm at St Michaels Episcopal church in Issaquah wa. The address is 325 S E Darst St Issaquah Wa. With a reception following at the University House located at 22975 S E Black Nugget Rd , Issaquah Wa Semper Fi. Boots Meyers. Please come and join family and friends to celebrate dads life. God Bless

The United States Marine Corps and its Reconnaissance Community has lost one of its pioneers and trail blazers. Colonel Meyers served as the first commanding officer of the very first official Force Reconnaissance Company stood up by the Corps in 1957. Additionally, he was a founding member of the Force Recon Association ("FRA") a Marine Veteran Association that continues today in the service of the Marines, Sailors and their families who serve the Marine Recon Community. I will remember Bruce as an affable and articulate professional who was always willing to support his beloved Corps and the Recon Community. "Fair winds and following seas", Sir!
FRA President - Al Sniadecki

See the Reconnaissance Training Company's video of our visit to camp pendleton during recon 2016

Q&A with MARSOC Bn CO - LtCol Andrew Christian
Story extracted from The San Diego Union-Tribune
By Gidget Fuentes, 26 AUG 2015

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 - 04 DEC 2016

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

See a few pictures from Recon 2016
See a few pictures from Recon 2015
See a few pictures from Recon 2014 - additional photos added Aug 2015
See a few pictures from Recon 2013 - This gallery was posted Aug 2015
See a few pictures from Recon 2012
See a few pictures from Recon 2011
See a few pictures from Recon 2010
See a few pictures from Recon 2009
See a few pictures from Recon 2008
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
As of 1 NOV 2015, The Online FRA Supply Hooch is temporarily Closed. Orders received after this date will not be filled until further notice.

Supply Hooch Order Form
The Supply Hooch is temporarily closed until further notice.
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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 - 04 DEC 2016 - 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.

Eagle, Globe & Anchor

Force Recon Association

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Carrolton, TX 75011

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