The IPMS/USA Supporting the Troops Program.
Supporting the Troops
On Monday, June 13, 2011, IPMS Northern Virginia Modelers delivered 140 kits to Walter Reed Army Medical Center as a gift to our Wounded Warriors. The kits were donations from chapter members, the IPMS DC chapter, attendees at our recent Model Classic show, as well as a legacy donation in memory of a former chapter member, Mike Lampros. The kits were divided between the Red Cross unit at the hospital and the Army's Warrior Transition Brigade.
IPMS Wounded Warriors, one of the most recent additions to the list of IPMS Chapters, is populated by those military members who have been assigned to Brooke Army Medical Center for treatment and rehabilitation. As part of the Support The Troops program sponsored by IPMS, I organize and administer the donation of hobby-related items to these heroes.
A large numbe of donations have been made in support of this program; see the Hobbies for Heroes page for detailed information
IPMS/USA is proud to announce that a new Point of Contact has been established with the IPMS Speicher group as part of our "Supporting the Troops" Initiative is This is a "Boots on the Ground" group in Iraq to whom you as an individual, and your Chapter as a group, can send hobby-related supplies.
The new Point of Contact is SPC Craig Perry. The address for SPC Perry is:
John Estes, IPMS #3498, donated $200 to the STT program, the money to be used to purchase paint, glue, and assorted hobby items. John is a member of IPMS El Paso.
I'm pleased to announce that four major industry members have each responded to a call for support for IPMS/USA's modeling programs.
IPMS/USA, the International Plastic Modelers' Society, a not-for-profit organization, offers three outreach programs designed to connect with people interested in the hobby of building scale models. In summary, these are: