Donation Instructions:
  • You may donate any amount you like.
  • With a minimum of a $50.00 donation, plus $20.00 shipping - we will send you a commemorative Cage brick.
  • If you desire a Cage brick - Use the donate button above to make a minimum of a $70.00 payment.
    • $50.00 (or more) will be a deductible donation.
    • $20.00 will cover PayPal transaction fee,  certificate of authenticity, packing and shipping of a brick. There is no cost for the brick itself.
    • Be sure to complete the shipping address portion of the PayPal transaction.
  • After you have completed the PayPal transaction, send an email to Steve Taylor at Indicate that you have completed a minimum $70.00 PayPal transaction and that you would like to receive a commemorative Cage brick; Include your mailing address, phone number and email address so that we can contact you if necessary.

MCAA     The Colonel Frank Millner Scholarship     HMX-1
September 10, 2022

Colonel Frank Millner Sonia Millner

Colonel Frank Millner Scholarship

Colonel Frank E. Millner was a veteran of two tours in Vietnam and was the 17th Commanding Officer of HMX-1 from June 1977 - July 1979, flying Presidents Ford and Carter. He served as Deputy Director of the White House Military Office for Presidents Carter and Reagan.

Colonel Millner passed away on 5 December 2009 at the age of 74. Colonel Millner’s family asked that a scholarship be established in his name for the benefit of the sons and daughters of enlisted members currently serving in HMX-1. As Col Millner always cared immensely for the young Marines, who are the heart and soul of HMX-1, this is a fitting memorial to him and it is hoped that enough money will be raised on a continuing basis to develop a sustaining fund that lasts for many years.

Since 2009, the Col Millner Scholarship has provided educational assistance to several students:                   

Samantha Daniel Jake Taylor Austin Samantha
Northern VA Community College Covenant College
University of North Carolina
at Pembroke
University of Alabama
University of North Carolina
at Pembroke
Northern VA Community College

Haven Grace Marcus Grace Haven Emma Zoe GraceZoeEmma

Carteret Community College Appalachian State University Old Dominion University Appalachian State University Carteret Community College University of Mary Washington Coastal Carolina Community College Appalachian State
Coastal Carolina Community CollegeUniversity of Mary Washington


University of Mary WashingtonWestern Carolina UniversityMississippi State UniversityUniversity of Mary Washington

The Nighthawk MCAA Squadron has been responsible for fund raising and administering the Scholarship since its inception. We are soliciting donations for the Col Millner Scholarship.

As some of you may know - the original Cage hangar (building 2103) at MCAF Quantico/HMX-1 has been demolished. During the demolition, the Nighthawk MCAA Squadron - with permission from MCAF and the contractor - was able to obtain a limited number of bricks from the Cage.


As long as supply allows, we are able to provide a commemorative brick from the Cage in appreciation for a donation of $50 or more to the Colonel Millner Scholarship. On receipt of your $50 donation, for an additional $20 to cover shipping, we will send you a brick from the Cage along with a certificate of authenticity that attests to the fact that the brick was recovered during the demolition of the Cage.

Please use the PayPal button at the top of this page to make a donation to the Millner Scholarship - and to request a commemorative Cage brick.

If you wish to save shipping cost, you may make a donation and pick up a brick in person from Ron Berube in Northern Virgina at:

Ron Berube
12527 Regiment Ln.

Fredericksburg, VA 22407
(540) 220-1133

If questions, contact Ron Berube (contact info above) or Steve Taylor (contact info below).

Steve Taylor
1008 Laurel Valley Dr.

New Bern, NC 28562
(703) 217-5975

If you contribute by check, please make the check out to "MCAA Col Millner Scholarship Fund".

Contributions should be mailed to:

Ron Berube
12527 Regiment Ln.

Fredericksburg, VA 22407

The Nighthawk MCAA Squadron is a non-profit 501 (c) 19 tax exempt veteran's organization. Your contribution to the Colonel Frank Millner Scholarship is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your financial donation.