The NWHA holds battle reenactment events approximately every other month at Fort Stevens and Camp Rilea located about 10 miles west of Astoria in Oregon. These events losely depict different WWII battles from various dates and locations and we alter our impressions and unit designation accordingly to ensure historical correctness. For our main impression we have chosen to represent Fallschirmjaegers from the 2nd Regiment.
1. You are the chosen ones of the German Army. you will seek combat and train yourselves to endure any manner of test. To you the battle shall be fulfilment.
2. Cultivate true comradeship, for by the aid of your comrades you will conquer or die.
3. Beware of talking. Be not curruptible. Men act while women chatter. Chatter may bring you to the grave.
4. Be calm and prudent, strong and resolute. Valor and enthusiasm of an offensive spirit will cause you to prevail in the attack.
5. The most precious thing in the presence of the foe is ammunition. He who shoots uselessly, merely to comfort himself, is a man of straw who merits not the title of Parachutist.
6. Never surrender. To you death or victory must be a point of honor.
7. You can triumph only if your weapons are good. See to it that you submit yourself to this law--first my weapon and then myself.
8. You must grasp the full purpose of every enterprise, so that if your leader be killed you can fulfil it.
9. Against an open foe fight with chivalry, but to a guerrilla extend no quarter.
10. Keep your eyes wide open. Tune yourself to the topmost pitch. Be nimble as a greyhound, as tough as leather, as hard as Krupp steel, and so you shall be the German warrior incarnate.
Special badges are awarded to our members for maintaining attendance at events, or actually parachuting. (Note: We do not require parachuting due to its inherent risk). The metal Jump Badge is awarded for attendance, and the cloth Jump Badge is awarded for an actual jump (we do require proof to obtain the cloth badge, since it may be permanently affixed to the uniform tunic). Several of our members also wear Specialty Badges representing the unique skills they bring into the unit.