This is the OFFICIAL website for the Special Forces Association Chapter 8.
SFA (Based in Fayetteville, NC) Mission
The Special Forces Association is a non-profit 501(c)(19) Veteran Service Organization that has over 9,000 active members who belong to eighty five different Chapters located throughout the United States and eight Countries around the world.
The Special Forces Association Serves as the Voice for the Special Forces (SF) Community; Perpetuates Special Forces Traditions and Brotherhood; Advances the Public Image of Special Forces and Promotes the General Welfare of the Special Forces Community.
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This Oahu- based Chapter was chartered in the 1960s and composed of members of two SF Reserve Groups organized to support the US conflict in Vietnam. Chapter 8 sponsored the creation of another SFA chapter (Chapter 43) on the Big Island of Hawaii due to the large number of SF qualified veterans living there. In recent years Chapter VIII has had between 85 and 120 members. The members are almost evenly split between living in the islands and outside (mostly mainland). Our members represent all of America’s conflicts from World War II to the present conflicts in the Middle East. Allied members represent Australia (Vietnam) and Philippine Scouts (WWII.)
We hold monthly meetings at the Oahu Veterans Center (OVC), are a standing member of the Oahu Veterans Council and actively participate in most Veteran Ceremonies held year-round. Once a year the Chapter holds a fund raising event (mailings and game donations) at the OVC in conjunction with a monthly meeting in the Fall. Our annual commitments include
- College Scholarship for deserving students who are family members of present/past SFA members
- Annual Awards to Deserving Cadets in one Senior Army ROTC (University of Hi Manoa) and 19 Junior (High Schools on three islands) programs.
- Hawaii Foodbank
- The OVC General Fund
- As needed grants to widows/families of deceased members
- Leis & Wreathes for Veterans Graves and Ceremonies