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Reunion Information
Reunion XVIII
, Sep 28 - Oct 1, 2017


Page Updated
April 21, 2017

Reunion Coordinators
Ron Julian
Al Heuss
Vern Hansen
Jim Alvis
R. Stevens

Reunion 2017

AC-119 Gunship Reunion XVlll
Dayton, Ohio Sep 28 -Oct 1, 2017

"Telling our AC-119 Gunship Story"

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Who Came to Reunion 2016

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Special Note Regarding Reunion Registration

We've had increasing inquiries about the 2017 Reunion, Specifically with Reunion Registration. We're happy to see your positive energy and want you to know that we are in a "full-court press" to launch the new web site that includes the online reunion registration. In the meantime, you can register for the tours.

Please understand it's imperative that we beta test the reunion registration before going live so you, our membership, are not inconvenienced by a "buggy" and repetitive registration process.

The new website will be online soon, along with the Reunion Registration. All will be announced via the "Firing Circle" newsletter and/or "News Flash" and also by Facebook and the present website as it retires.

In the meantime, here is a synopsis of reunion activities.

• Who: The AC-119 Gunship Association

• What: Reunion XVIII

• When: 28 September – 1 October, 2017

• Where: Holiday Inn, 2800 Presidential Drive, Fairborn, OH

Website Link for Holiday Inn

Theme: Telling Our AC-119 Gunship Story

Main Events

Thursday, 28 Sep

Reunion Check In Opens

Thursday, 28 Sep

Welcome reception hosted by the Holiday Inn

Friday, 29 Sep

You can Register for the Museum and Historical Tours NOW!

Click the links below to register for either tour.

Tour of the National Museum of the USAF Restoration Hanger (Limited to 100 folks) Click the hot link above for more information on this tour and to register for it.

• Memorial service at the new AC-119 Gunship Association bench at the NMUSAF

• Association Meet & Greet at Holiday Inn

Saturday, 30 Sep

• Annual Business Meetings

Saturday, 30 Sep

Dinner Under the Wings at the NMUSAF

Sunday, 1 Oct

Golf Outing

Tour of Dayton Historical sites Click the hot link to the left for more information on this tour and to register for it.

• Association Farewell BBQ

For now, if you want to proceed with your hotel reservations at the Holiday Inn, please feel free to call them at 937-426-7800 or check out the Holiday Inn website. Be sure to tell them you are with the AC-119 Gunship Association.
The room rate is $107/night plus taxes(~12.75%). The room rates are good for three nights before and after the reunion.

Critical Note: Making your reservations at the Holiday Inn does NOT get you registered for the Reunion. Reunion registrations can be made once we launch the new website.

Your 2017 Reunion Coordinators, Ron Julian (937-546-3219), Al Heuss, Vern Hansen, Jim Alvis and Rogers Stevens look forward to seeing you in Dayton.

Some reunion highlights:

(1) The National Museum of the United States Air Force (NMUSAF) is hosting a special tour of their Restoration Hanger on Friday morning. Participation is limited.

(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 still TBD.

(4) A Sunday historical 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.
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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 soon. The local POC for the planning team is Ron Julian (

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