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The ASA Chitose/Sinop/Shemya reunion to be held in October in Las Vegas, so far:

The results are final and the last vote is the final vote. The first week of October has won by a vote of 8-5.

The "official" reunion will go from October 2-4. Terry and I are planning to be there from October 1-5.

I have been working with Harry White, since he lives in Las Vegas, and we are coming up with an itinerary for the reunion. Three days is not a lot of time when you factor in travel, but we will do our best to make this an enjoyable getaway and get-together for all. Thanks Harry for all of your help.

I'm thinking that we make the first night, October 2nd the get-together night. Harry thought we could go to a local pub that has a small room for us to tell our stories in once again and bring each other up to date on our lives. It will have been 47+ years since I've seen some of you, and to our credit that is pretty special. I mean knowing you that long.

The second night, October 3rd, Harry and I suggest a meal at a Japanese restaurant, since many of us were stationed in Chitose we feel as though it would be fitting. Start practicing with the chopsticks and your Japanese. Remember  mo ipon kudasai, binjo doko deska, etc.

I would suggest looking around for a hotel. The two suggestions given were the Luxor and Excalibur. Mandalay Bay is also close to those. Harry just left me a message that rooms at the Excalibur are going for $65/night. There are many "You Tube" videos to look at. I took a look at some of the buffet videos and put on 10 pounds, if you can believe that.

As they say when having a medical procedure done, "wear loose fitting clothes."

More shortly, but I wanted to get this to you

First of all, let me thank Harry White for his input on our upcoming reunion.

Harry lives in Las Vegas, so I've been picking his brain.Days: Harry and I are suggesting the reunion be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 

  1. Days: Harry and I are suggesting the reunion be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Air fares should be lower                  and room rates will as well.
  2. Dates: We think either the last week in September 9/25-9/27 or the first week in October 10/2-10/4.
  3. Harry recommends staying at the Excalibur. The last time I was in Las Vegas was with Jon Randall in 1971 when we

    went out to California. Some of you may remember that.

  1. The temperature should be in the 80's during the day and the 70's at night.
  2. We talked about going to a pub one night, especially if the have a private room, where we can BS, etc.
  3. A day trip might be planned say to the Hoover Damn.
  4. Another evening venture could be taking in one of the shows. Lots to do in a short period of time. But, let's not forget the     real reason of the reunion, US!

 

WHAT I NEED FROM YOU:         

  1. To make plans/reservations we need a good headcount. Therefore, let me know as soon as possibly if you will be coming     bringing anyone. Rooms can possibly be shared, reducing the number of rooms needed for the group.
  2. Which of the two weeks would you prefer. A simple majority will decide.

with a little added information and the addition of two more ASA'ers.

our ASA Chitose/Sinop/Shemya reunion during October in Las Vegas, so far:

 

Tom Guntzel - Minnesota

Ken Quimby - California

Dennis Mitzner - Illinois

Terry Brown - Ohio

Harry White - Nevada

Steve Gerber - Oregon

Tom Jameson - Colorado

Ken Baldwin - Missouri

Jerry Sword - Tennessee

Ed Fickes - Arizona

Bob Hibbert - Pennsylvania

Jim Sobel - Kentucky

Paul Reed -

Jake Welsh - 

Marshall Kornblatt - Pennsylvania

As the list grows from 14, I will republish it.

If you can, let me know if you will be bringing a guest,

so we can plan accordingly.

Thanks,

Dennis

10May18

2200hrs

 

As the list grows, I will republish it.

Dennis Mitzner

Courtesy of Denny Mitzner:

          THE 2018 ASA TURKEY REUNION

                               WILL BE  at  the

   HILTON GARDEN INN, SAVANNAH MIDTOWN

             5711 Abercorn Street Savannah, GA

                           6-10 May 2018

                  To make your reservations

            CALL TOLL FREE:  912-652-9300

           The room rates per nite is:  $139.47 To receive this rate please ID yourself as a member of the ASA Turkey Group

(That includes a 13% tax and a $5. Georgia State Lodging Fee)

 

ASA / Turkey 2018 Reunion Itinerary

Hilton Garden Inn Midtown,   Savannah, GA

EIder Green & Luther Jones are this year's Co-Chairmen
Sunday 05/06/18
1300       2200      Hospitality Room is open for your enjoyment
1300       1700      Registration in the hospitality room
1500       1700      Complimentary beer & wine ( Provided by Hilton Gardens Midtown )
1700       1900      Registration staff breaks for dinner
1900       2200      Registration continues in the hospitality room
1900       2200      Raffle Tickets available - 1 ticket $10 or 3 tickets $25 - See Mike Comroe
Monday 05/07/18
0800       2200      Hospitality Room is open for your enjoyment
0900 Meet in Hospitality Room and divide up for car pooling to Air Force Museum
0915       0945      Leaving for the 8th Air Force Museum
0945 Meet in the Lobby of the Museum and we will be divided up into groups
1000       1200      The guided tour will last approximately 2 hours

(wheelchairs and mobility scooters are available)

1200 1730      Free time - nothing scheduled this afternoon - explore Savannah! (additional information on things to see & do will be forthcoming)
1730 Meet in Hospitality Room and divide up for car pooling to Lady and Sons
1745       1815      Leaving for the Lady and Sons Restaurant ( Paula Deen's )
1830 Dinner 1830 Hours - Tables will ONLY be held for 15 minutes - Don't be late
2000       2200      Raffle Tickets available - 1 ticket $10 or 3 tickets $25 - See Mike Comroe
Tuesday 05/08/18
0800       2200      Hospitality Room is open for your enjoyment
0800       2200      Raffle Tickets available - 1 ticket $10 or 3 tickets $25 - See Mike Comroe
0800 1600      Free time - nothing scheduled during the day - explore Savannah! (additional information on things to see & do will be forthcoming)
1600       1700      General  meeting in the Hospitality Room - Reunion Stuff
1815 Meet in front of the hotel for bus boarding to the Savannah Theatre.
1930       2130      Show starts promptly at 1930 Hours - This is a 2 hour show.

THIS IS NOT A DINNER THEATRE!  So eat either before or after the show.

There are 8 restaurants, a coffee shop and several pubs near the Theatre. The Garden Grille is located in the Hotel, & other restaurants are nearby.

The Trolley will make 2 trips from the Hilton Gardens to the Theatre, then 2 trips after the show back to the Hotel.  More info on transportation will be available once we have a better idea of the number of Vets attending.

Wednesday 05/09/18
0800       2200      Hospitality Room is open for your enjoyment
0800       1900      Raffle Tickets available - 1 ticket $10 or 3 tickets $25 - See Mike Comroe
0800 1700      Free time - nothing scheduled during the day - explore Savannah! (additional information on things to see & do will be forthcoming)
1700       1730         Reunion Group Photos will be taken   - Don't be late - (location is pending)
1800 Banquet - Located In the Hospitality Room

Additional Information on things to do and see in Savannah and places to eat will follow.DOOL 302   Page 5 of 36

ASA / Turkey 2018 Reunion Registration Form Hilton Garden Inn Midtown, Savannah GA.

Last Name    First Name  Spouse        Cell Phone

Cell Provider                                                                                   (For Daily Notification & Emergencies)

E-Mail

Your check is not due at this time    
                                 Cost         No. Total
Registration Fee                             $20.00                  X  
Banquet Cost                              $42.00                 X  
8th Air Force Museum Tour                              $10.00                 X  
Paula Deen's "Lady and Sons" Restaurant                              $25.00                 X  
Savannah Theater & Trolley Transportation                              $50.00                 X

Total

Yes No

 
   

Payment Enclosed

                DEAD LINES:

Registration Form - ASAP or sooner

Prepaid Expenses - Due By 04-30-18

Cancelation For Refunds By - 04-30-18

                SEND REGISTRATION FORM AND MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:

Dean A. Lapp 3629 Trails End Dr. Medina, OH  44256

lappda@hotmail.com

330-289-1689

                You may write additional comments or thoughts on the back of this form.

Scheduled Reunions:

Florida ASA Reunion - March 11-15, 2018

SAD 3 Reunion - June 8-10, 2018

14th USASA Field Station Hakata Reunion - October 16-18, 2018

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Updates courtesy of Larry Foster, Denny Mitzner, Robert Bivens, Ed Wheeler

SAD 3 Reunion

June 8-9-10, 2018

177 Bonair Drive, San Antonio

We will have a live band on saturday june 9th (cherry street hookers), same band as last time. email me for more info. any asa member is welcome to attend. If need be I will rent another house depending on response. The 7 rooms are already accounted for at this time. We have such a great time seeing all you old fellows each time we get together. Mike Sadowski is my backup host.

Thx to Bob Baldwin for also putting this out. So come join us as I'm not getting any younger Ha!! Fwd as you see fit to anyone I may have missed.

Sign up

Robert (bob typhoid) Bivens

ASA SP5 33D20 1972-1976

Courtesy of Ben Phillips:

There is a reunion this Oct. 16-18, 2018. It will be in Mesquite, Nevada, which is about 82 miles NE of Las Vegas. It is for guys that were at the 14th USASA Field Station, Also known as Hakata, Japan. But it is also for all ASA guys. We will use the Virgin River Casino Hotel; Cost is $32.00 - $40.00 a night plus 12.5% tax. You can contact John Maloney smaloney007@cs.com or Gus Cone at guscone@msn.com or phone # 253 531-1783. Remember it is open to all ASA guys and girls.

 

 

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