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Reunion XVIII
, Sep 28 - Oct 1, 2017

 

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December 10, 2016

Reunion Coordinator
Ron Julian

Reunion 2017

Reunion XVIII
Dayton OH, Sept. 28 – Oct. 1, 2017

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Planning for the 2017 reunion in Dayton is picking up steam. The September 28 to October 1st event will feature several key activities:

(1) The National Museum of the United States Air Force (NMUSAF) is hosting a special tour of their Restoration Hanger on Friday morning. Participation in the tour is limited so please register quickly once the website comes up in early 2017;

(2) a memorial service at our new AC-119 Gunship Association memorial bench on Friday afternoon;

(3) Dinner Under the Wings in the NMUSAF on Saturday night. Our guest speaker is one of our own - Al Milacek (Aircraft commander of the crew that won the McKay Trophy in 1970);

(4) A Sunday tour that includes the Wright Memorial Hill and overlook of Huffman Prairie where the Wright Brothers built the first practical airplane and Dayton's Carillon Historical Park where you will see (and experience) the innovative history of many of the area's 20th Century inventors.

Additionally, the NMUSAF will be open daily. If you haven't been to the Museum since the 2004 Reunion, you have a real treat awaiting you. With the opening of Hanger 4 (224,000 sq.ft.) in June 2016, the NMUSAF now has over 17 acres of indoor exhibit space. You will be hard pressed to see it all in one day, maybe even two. Of special interest to us, the renovated and enlarged Southeast Asia section now has a special area devoted to the entire gunship family.

Your 2017 Reunion Planning team continues to assemble the pieces. We expect to have the full reunion registration package out on the new Association website early next year. The local POC for the planning team is Ron Julian (ac.119.2017@gmail.com)


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