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Reunion Information
Reunion XVII
, Oct 26 - Oct 30, 2016


Page Updated
July 16, 2016

Reunion Coordinators
Gus Sininger
Larry Hunter

Reunion 2016

AC-119 Gunship Reunion XVll
Ft Walton Beach, FL
October 26 - October 30, 2016

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Gunship Association Patch

2016 Reunion Registration

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Who's Coming to Reunion 2016

Looking ahead to another great
AC-119 Gunship Reunion and

Time to get a little sand in your soul

"Welcome Back"
to Ft. Walton Beach, FL

Toes in the water, your butt on the sand and a cool doesn't get much better than that. Reunion Coordinators Gus Sininger, and Larry "Baby Huey" Hunter are looking forward to seeing you back in Ft. Walton Beach!

The Hotel for the 2016 reunion is the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort,  1500 Miracle Strip Pkwy, SE Fort Walton Beach, Fl. 32548 - Okaloosa Island
800-874-8962 OR 850-243-9161,

Fronting US-98 on Okaloosa Island, the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort is 216 rooms on 9 acres of beachfront property with a 9-minute walk from Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park and 3.6 miles from the Emerald Coast Science Center. The rooms and suites have complimentary WiFi and flat screen TVs, plus minifridges, microwaves and cofeemaker. Parking is free and the property has direct beach access. Amenities include a lounge bar and a three on-site restaurants, as well as heated courtyard and beachfront pools, a kid's pool, hot tub, and a atrium fitness facility.

Fort Walton Beach Area Information
While Fort Walton Beach is certainly adored for its sugar-white sand beaches and blue-green ocean and enjoys its reputation as a premier family vacation destination thanks to the numerous attractions in the area; our city is also home to Eglin Air Force Base, Hurlburt Field, the Emerald Coast Convention Center, numerous businesses, and a host of fantastic shopping and dining spots.

Getting into Town
Flying in and out of town is a breeze, and the hotel is conveniently located near the Northwest Florida Regional Airport. So whether you're looking for the best business, vacation, or Eglin Air Force Base lodging, you've found the ideal accommodations destination at Ramada Plaza Beach Resort.

Reunion Shirts: The Reunion shirts are available using the Reunion Shirt order form. Previous reunion T-shirts are no longer available. Reunion shirts are newly designed Golf Association shirts with or without pocket. Order yours today and have it ready for pick up at the reunion.

WIN! A CUSTOMIZED .45 Cal Pistol. Drawing to be held at the reunion. Order Ticket's Now! Click here for more information.

Ramada Plaza Beach Resort Information

Hotel & Room Registration

The Ramada Plaza Beach Resort, 1500 Miracle Strip Pkway, SE Ft. Walton Beach FL 32648 - Okaloosa Island is the Official site of Reunion XVI.

Room Rates:

$109.00 King Bedroom with sleeper sofa, this room does offer a view,

$109.00 Courtyard Room featuring two queen beds with views of lawn or pool area,

$129.00 Beachfront Tower Room, private balcony directly overlooking the Gulf of Mexico,

$169.00 Beachfront Tower Suite, 18 foot private balcony directly overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Room rates quoted are per room, per night, subject to 11% tax. Rates include breakfast for two.

Please remember that Hotel reservations are not part of the Reunion registration. Room reservations are your responsibility

Don't delay...beachfront rooms will go fast! You can make your HOTEL ROOM Reservations online!

For room Reservations you can call the hotel Toll Free: 1-800-874-8962 OR 1-850-0243-9161 and tell them you are with the AC-119 Gunship Reunion.

Hotel Room Reservation Cancellations: If you cancel after the minimum 72 hour notification, you will be charged for one day.

For RVrs Coming to the Reunion

Luxury Camping at our Ft. Walton Beach Waterfront RV Resort.... Destin West RV Resort offers an upscale, pet-friendly, resort experience that takes glamorous camping, or "glamping", to a new level. The resort is situated on Okaloosa Island overlooking the Choctawhatchee Bay, and is beautifully landscaped with lush, tropical plants and palm trees.

There are many amenities for your stay like an on-site laundry facility, daily trash service, free cable TV and WiFi and restrooms with full showers. After a long day of sightseeing, lounging on the beach or enjoying local fishing and water sports, have a refreshing swim in the RV parks bayside outdoor swimming pool.

It's all right across the street from the beach and our Reunion Hotel

There are other RV parks to choose from but this one is located across the street from the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort. Destin West RV Resort not only offers exceptional on-site amenities, but guests staying at the Destin West RV Resort also have access to the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort amenities, including access to its white-sand beach. Other amenities at Ramada Plaza Beach Resort include beach chair and umbrella rentals, Kids' Splash Garden, fitness center, two restaurants and three bars, including a swim-up bar in their Grotto pool.

If you "mention you are with the AC-119 Reunion" RV Site Rates Are:

$71.20 (includes Tax) per Day/Night

Check with the RV park if you are needing a weekly rate.

To register for your RV site please visit, or call 1-850-200-4533 or 850-243-3630. There is no provision on their on-line form to tell them you're with the AC-119 group so calling is best.

Please remember that RV site reservations are not part of the Reunion registration. RV site reservations are your responsibility. "Make sure you tell them you are with the AC-119 Gunship Reunion".

Reunion Registration

After making your hotel registration...print out and fill out your 2016 reunion registration form. Then write a check and send the printed form, plus your check, to Doug Wohlgamuth. His address is on the reunion registration form.

Reunion Registration Cut off is the 27th of September, 2016 registration cancellations on or before September 27, 2016 you can receive a refund or you can make a donation as requested.

Reunion Registration cancellations after September 27th = we have to pay hotel “guarantees”, so no refunds. (But talk to us if there are special circumstances like family emergencies or losses).

Reunion Registration Forms

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Reunion Shirts: The Reunion shirts are available using the Reunion Shirt order form. Reunion "T-shirts" have been phased out.
Reunion shirts are now Golf Style "Association" shirts with or without pocket. Order yours today and have it ready for pick up at the reunion.

Reunion Agenda
Wednesday, Oct 26 through Sunday, Oct 30, 2016

Wednesday, Oct 26th

12 PM: Hootch opens at Noon

Sodas, beer, snacks FREE to reunion attendees, except during Meet & Greet; Saturday Banquet; and Sunday BBQ

Thursday, Oct 27th


Friday, Oct 28th

8 am - Pensacola tour

For those who are interested, Carol Hinton and Andrea Drzyzga put
together a Pensacola Tour - a bus trip to Historic Pensacola Village, Lunch
at an Irish Pub, Museums and the Veteran's Memorial Park.
Additionally (of course) you can do a little shopping.
Carol has also secured a private room at McGuire's Irish Pub where you will
be able to have lunch at your own expense.
The cost for the bus trip, museums and historical house tours is $26.00 per
person. The bus/buses will be leaving the Hotel on Friday, October 28th at 8:00 am
and probably return mid to late afternoon.

For more information, please contact Andrea Drzyzga 973-409-4861 or email: OR Carol Hinton 478-922-0748 email:

To see the tour Flyer and the sign up form click here.

Meet & Greet

Homestyle buffet options:
Fried fish
Beef tips w/buttered noodles
Scalloped potatoes
Banana pudding
Coffee and Tea

Saturday, Oct 29th

Banquet Dinner

Mixed Greens Salad w/croutons & Italian dressing
Chicken Cordon Bleu or 7oz NY Strip
Twice Baked Potato
Vegetable Medley
Peach Cobbler
Pre-set Tea
Only available for Saturday Banquet (no half price)

Sunday, Oct 30th

Halloween Buffet (Modified) Western BBQ Dinner Buffet Optiion

BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Corn on the Cob
Baked Beans
Fresh Cucumber & Tomato Salad
Mixed Green Salad w/ 2 Dressings
Red Bliss Potato Salad
Texas Toast
Pecan Brownies
Coffee & Tea

* NOTE: Children Ages 4 - 12 half priced or *Chicken Tender Plate for $12 all inclusive
Chicken Tenders
French Fries        

NOTE: The web site will be updated once a month with more details.
The important thing right now is...Get Your Hotel Reservations and Reunion Registration done Now!

Remember! First come First served !

Things to see and Do in FWB!

Handy Links

Need a Ft. Walton Beach /Destin Weather forecast? View one at

Want news about the Northwest Florida area? Read the Northwest Florida Daily News at

For general Information on Ft. Walton Beach and Destin check out

Need a car rental or airline tickets? Visit

Driving to Ft. Walton Beach? See for directions

Need info on Eglin AFB click on

How about info on Hurlburt Field? Go to

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