Joining the HMM/VMM-265 Veterans Association and getting access to the members-only section is a two-step process.
First, go to ‘https://hmm-265.org/Admin/Join Us’ and fill out and submit the FNG Application for Membership in the HMM/VMM-265 Veterans Association form. This is our own form and is used by our membership officer, Gordon Tubesing, to check you out. He will send you an email when you are accepted, with copy to Webmaster. This places you on the email list to receive information from us, mostly about coming reunions (no spam).
Next, after you get that email go to ‘https://hmm-265.org/Members/Members Feature/Register’ and register for access to the members-only section. This form comes to us from the website plugin (technobabble) that we use for overall membership management. It checks membership status before allowing access to the members-only section. The membership plugin sends the form to the Webmaster for approval. I will approve it based on Gordo’s acceptance email to you. Webmaster approval changes your membership status from “Pending” to “Subscriber” and gives you access to the members-only section and the plugin will generate an email letting you know.
Why all of the BS to sign up? To keep out the hackers, spammers, and other assorted ne’re-do-wells who constantly besiege our site. I review our security reports daily and see a lot of that crap. In the words of the late Ronald Reagan, “Trust but verify.”
We are delighted to be getting some Marines from actions more recent than Vietnam. We old farts are getting tired and need some help. We can swap stories in Tucson Nov 8-12, 2023, jungle stories for desert and mountain stories. Hope to see you there.