VietNam Security Police Association Reunion
The Vietnam Security Police Association, Inc. (USAF) is an association of USAF Vietnam War veterans who served in Vietnam or Thailand between July 1, 1958 and May 15, 1975, as Air / Security Police (Permanent Change of Station, TDY, or as an Augmentee, and qualify for the Vietnam Service Medal). The Air Force recognizes 1961 as the date Air Police personnel began serving in Vietnam, and 1973 as the date military personnel left Vietnam. Some VSPA members were there prior to 1961 and assigned to protect executive aircraft, like the Ambassador's that flew into Vietnam, or served in the Security Service Crypto units for the Ambassador. We also extended our membership eligibility to May 15, 1975, to include Security Police who served in Thailand up to the day 18 Security Police volunteers died en route to the Mayaguez rescue mission, as well as those who served in Operation Frequent Wind for the evacuation of Saigon in April, 1975. What it boils down to is that we are an inclusive association and extend our membership eligibility dates as a matter of taking care of our own.