Joining
We are an eaasy goin bunch, maybe not in the best of shape or the youngest or most elite members of the Luftwaffe. But thats the point!. It's very simple, if your a good person and love re-ancting but don't go for the elite SS, Fallschirm or strict Heer come on and try the Luftwaffe Field Division..
However we do rquire the follwing

You must be at least 18 years of age
You must be a US citizen.
You must not have a felony criminal record and be legally capable of owning a firearm.

Health
If you have any serious health conditions you must let us klnow ahead of time, and as long as you are willing to sign a medical waiver and don't over exert your self you'll be fine. For the most part we take it as easy as we need to to have fun and fullfill the mission.

Attitude
The hobby of renacting is a fun and educational environment, but it is not for everybody. We ask you to work as a team, take orders, have good manners, exercise good sportsmanship, be helpful, contribute financially if possible, put in hard work, be responsible of equipment and vehicles, respect officers, and behave in a safe and conscientious manner. Loose cannons and glory hounds have no place in the 17th Luftwaffe Feld Division. This type of behavior will not be accpeted. We want you to have personal pride and pride in our unit.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many battles do you have?

There is nearly an event every month, and most are in Central to Southern California. Battles take place all throughout the year and you can find yourself in the summer heat, or the cold Winter snow. Most battles are always two days and take place in period type settings. Sometimes we camp in the field or stay in barracks, so be prepared to camp out period if need be.

What's the cost?

It's easy to join our unit. A $25 Club fee (RPS) & there is also a nominal ($25-$35) fee per battle to be paid to the hosts of the battle. Please consult the Unit Adjutant before sending a check to the WWIIRPS or paying a battle fee. A 1 year, or 3 battle probationary period is required before a participant can become a unit member.

Your gear will cost about $1500 including the cost of your rifle. You have a period of one year from joining to have a basic minimum kit.

What do I get for my money?

By joining the WWIIRPS you will receive a newsletter from them, joining the RPS is mandatory after your first event. Dues don't become payable until later, this allows you to try the hobby without making a financial commitment. You will have to pay the normal battle fee.

Where does my money go?

There is quite a bit involved with this hobby. most of your money goes towards renting barracks, maintaining vehicles, and your insurance at battles. Other costs include paying for battle sites, company level equipment, loaner gear maintenance and special usage fees.

I need gear!

Unit members can borrow loaner gear for the first battle. If borrowing loaner gear it must be returned to the owner or it will be charged to the new member. When its time to purchase gear we will however make sure you get the right gear and uniforms from dealers that can be trusted. PLEASE always consult the unit leader before you buy anything. What some reenactors might think is ok, might be wrong according to the authenticity officer, plus we may know where to get a better price.

Gear can be purchased used or new and we always have leads on all types of new and used gear.

When is the next battle?

Just check the events link of our parent club or check with the unit leader for the latest battle and events info.

Who do I contact?

Contact us at: 17th Luftwaffe Feld Division

17th Luftwaffe Feld Division is a member of the:

World War II Research and Preservation Society, Inc.
A Non-Profit Corporation
2406 Ridgewood Ct
Modesto, CA 95350
209-996-3055