HOW TO JOIN

Information on how to join the Old Hickory Association as well as documentation for members both new and old.

Whether you are new to WWII/WWI reenacting or have some experience with another group or era of the hobby, the OHA might be the group for you.

The OHA is “primarily” located in North Carolina, with members in Raleigh, Greensboro and Charlotte, locals. We also have active members located in Virginia and a “southern squad” in upstate South Carolina. We actively recruit and welcome serious new members.

New members have many questions. The first question you likely will ask is, “what happens after I join?” Depending on where you live, you will be assigned to a regional contact person who will fill you in on all current OHA requirements  such as: conduct, uniforms and equipment, the type of events in which we participate, what the hobby will likely cost you and what specialties you may want to pursue. Once inducted as a new member you will be subject to a “probation period” of up to one year.

The historical military impression is not only a question of having the right clothing and equipment, but of one of proper attitude and conduct. The clothes and equipment don't make the soldier ... how you wear them and conduct yourself does. You will be representing a soldier of the 30th Infantry Division, a highly decorated, respected, and tradition-rich division which we have sworn to honor. Therefore, it is imperative that you never bring dishonor to the memory of the 30th Infantry Division veterans.

You will be tasked to become well versed in the period military customs and courtesies, and you will be expected to use them. You will become familiar with your equipment, how to pack it, wear it, and display it. You will be made aware of the types of uniforms, the proper way to wear them ( not to look like a “civilian in war surplus clothing" ) and how to care for them. You will also become familiar with your weapon, its nomenclature, and how to field strip it and care for it. You will learn the basics of close order drill and the manual of arms. In short you will become familiar with all the basic skills that a 30th ID soldier knew and you will then be able to apply them. To do any less is a disservice to the public we are trying to educate and the 30th ID veteran we are representing.

So, if you are interested in our group, please contact one of our board members, give us a little information, and ask any questions you have about joining. You will also need to complete a membership application, which can be mailed to you or you can click here and download one.

Once you have an approved membership application, you may also request to join our Old Hickory Association Yahoo Group.

OHA Member Guidelines

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Training / Field Manuals

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