AFNOA 2019 REUNION- (24-26 Sept 2019)

AFNOA REUNION DATES: 24-25 September and tours on 26 September 2019. (Updated 2-08-19)

 

BELOW IS INFO from the 2019 reunion in BRANSON. MO–

Contact Reunion Brat, 360-663-2521 (Greenwater WA)  or Jim Faulkner (580)242-0526  (Enid OK) for additional information or registration forms.


HOST HOTEL:  RADISSON  HOTEL

–In the Heart of Branson, MO.

–472 rooms with w ipod docking stations stations

–15 minute walk to the Hollywood Wax Museum

–1.3 miles to Dixie Stampeed

LOCATION:     120 S. Wildwood Drive, Branson MO

REUNION DATES:  24-25 September with & Tours/sightseeing – 26 Sept. 2019. 

Room Rate:  $102.95 per day plus tax, 

Registration Fee:   $75.00 per person per dinner/buffet event. (If attending both nights events the cost would be $150.00). Price includes meal(s), hospitality room, snack food in hospitality room, membership meeting room, name tags, and equipment associated with the reunion PLUS meals– buffet dinner on 24 Sept. and sit down dinner on 25 Sept.  The FEE does not include the room or parking cost. MEAL INFO:  See registration form for sit down dinner options.

NOTE: Registration Forms are ALSO located in the April and July 2019 editions of Dr Ahead.

 

SCHEDULE/DINNER INFORMATION

24 Sept. 2019–

Hospitality room open (1:00 PM to 5:00 PM)

Reunion Brat Check in time (2:00 PM to 6:30 PM)

Social no host bar is open (5:00 PM to 6:30 PM)

Buffet Dinner is (6:30PM to 8:00PM) Brisket, Chicken, vegetarian option, potato, vegetable, salads, bread, water/tea/coffee and desert 

25 Sept. 2019–

Social no host bar is open (4:30 PM to 5:30 PM)

Plated dinner is (5:30PM to 11:00PM) Choice Beef Medallion, Champaign Chicken, vegetarian option, potatoes, season greens with ranch or other dressing, vegy option, chefs, rolls, coffee tea and water plus desert.

MEETING INFORMATION

25 Sept. AFNOA General Membership Meeting: 9:30 AM to approx. 11:30 AM

26 Sept.   –Free Time for Tours/Shows/Sightseeing
EVENTS/TOURS:  Attendees  can schedule any tour they want at any time.

 Reunion Committee: Jim Faulkner,  Dennis Ehrenberger and Leon Poteet  

For More Information Contact:

For More Information Contact:

Jim Faulkner    —580-242-0526   —  jfaulkner39@suddenlink.net

The Reunion BRAT  –360-663-2521 thereunionbrat@hotmail.com  

THE FOLLOWING IS THE FLYER WITH REUNION INFORMATION: 

2019 AIR FORCE NAVIGATORS OBSERVERS  REUNION
 SEPTEMBER 24, 25 & 26 2019  -BRANSON, MISSOURI

To be held at the Radisson Hotel Branson located at 120 South Wildwood Drive, Branson, MO 65616. Room rates are $102.95 per night, plus tax. Breakfast is included in the room rate. Self parking at the hotel is complimentary.

     Call the Radisson Hotel at 417-335-5767 no later than August 24, 2019 to make your hotel reservations.  Be sure to mention you are with the Air Force Navigators Observers Reunion to receive the group room rate.  The group rate is also available 3 days before and after the reunion dates based on room availability at the hotel.  Confirm the $102.95 rate per night.

Tuesday September 24th  

2:00pm ~ Registration and Hospitality Room Opens

5:30pm – 6:30pm ~ No Host Cocktails

6:30pm- 8:00pm~ Dinner Buffet

8:00pm-10:30pm ~ Hospitality Open 

Wednesday September 25th

7:30am-9:30am ~ Board Meeting

9:30am-11:30am ~ Membership Meeting

10:30am-Hospitality Room

4:30pm-5:30pm ~ No Host Cocktails

5:30pm-11:00pm ~ Banquet Dinner & Program

Thursday September 26th

9:00am-2:00pm ~ Optional Tour ~ Aviation Cadet Museum

4:15pm-8:00pm ~ Optional Tour ~ Dixie Stampede & Dinner
Friday September 27th

Checkout OTHER Optional Tours 

 Thursday September 26th –Morning Tour ~ Aviation Cadet Museum ~ 9:00am-2:00pm ~ Price $40
Welcome to the one and only live one-man show to entertain and teach the history of the men who built the air arm of this nation. Most of you have heard of the Aviation Cadet program and many of you have been involved in this great training program. Errol  Severe was a member of Aviation Cadet class 61-E, graduating as a pilot, from Vance AFB in January of 1961.  He went on to work for Delta Airlines and retired as a 727 Captain in 1985. Captain Severe is one of, if not, the foremost authority on the Flying/Aviation Cadet program in the world.  He wrote the Last of a Breed, the only book on the entire Flying/Aviation Cadet program in the U.S. Air Force. You will not only be entertained by his wit and knowledge, you will be able to sit in the cockpit of a Vietnam era F-105 F/G Wild Weasel aircraft which actually served in Vietnam during the war. You will be allowed to enter the forward section of a Convair T-29 flying classroom used to train our navigators.  This is the only original display of its type anywhere.  When we have groups, we will launch the space shuttle (at least a video of an actual launch) while viewing the actual firing room consoles used at Cape Kennedy.  The sound system will make the launch even more exciting.  We also have an Air National Guard F-16 simulator that you can view, and fly with a reservation and additional cost.  We have an autogyro built in Arkansas.  In our “Plane Pen” we have a complete F-105 F/G, T-34, F-5, F-100 and a T-33 all on display.  As you can see, this is not a dry “museum,” it is an entertainment center which has pleased most all who have been here, men, women, and children

 Thursday September 26th Evening Tour ~ Dixie Stampede & Dinner ~ 4:15pm-8:00pm ~ Price $66
Dixie Stampede is an extraordinary dinner show with thirty-two magnificent horses and a cast of top-notch riders. They will thrill you with daring feats of trick riding and competition, pitting North against South in a friendly and fun rivalry. You will enjoy a barrel full of music, dancing, special effects and family-friendly comedy along the way. Celebrate as the North and South join together in a patriotic salute of Red, White and Blue featuring Color Me America, written and recorded by Dolly herself. The Patriotic Grand Finale soars with flying Doves of Peace, luminous costumes and fireworks, reminding you of the pride and spirit of America.  

Attendees Can Schedule/Plan Tours on their own. Below are a few options  

Titanic Museum:  As the whole world remembers the world’s most famous luxury liner, Titanic Museum Attraction in Branson, MO. will continue to open the door to the past in its one-of-a-kind way – letting “passengers” experience what it was like to walk the hallways, parlors, cabins and Grand Staircase of the Titanic while surrounded by more than 400 artifacts directly from the ship and its passengers.  As visitors touch a real iceberg, walk the Grand Staircase and third class hallways, reach their hands into 28-degree water, and try to stand on the sloping decks, they learn what it was like on the RMS Titanic by experiencing it first-hand. Each guest entering the ship will receive a boarding pass of an actual Titanic passenger or crew. Feel their spirit presence in the galleries where over 400 personal and private artifacts are on display. Many are on display for the first time in the world. This collection is valued at over four and a half million dollars. This is a self-guided tour.

 Branson Belle Showboat Dinner Cruise:  Step aboard the Showboat Branson Belle for a three-course meal, variety show, and an opportunity to sightsee along Table Rock Lake, the Showboat Branson Belle offers an encompassing time of entertainment while visiting Branson, MO. You’ll cruise Table Rock by authentic paddlewheel boat for a nostalgic time that will hearken back to the popular entertainment boats that once frequented the Mississippi River.

Veterans Museum: The Veterans Memorial Museum in Branson, Missouri is a national tribute to the brave men and women who defended our liberties during the 20th Century. A visit to the museum is a powerful, emotional experience. As you wander the great halls of the museum you’ll be captivated by the stories of these men and women who gave us so much. The museum is filled with the most incredible collection.  Each hall features dramatic and thought-provoking exhibits. Sculpture, murals, historical artifacts, objects d’ art, and thousands of authentic memorabilia honor all branches of the service, major battlefronts, campaigns, industrial defense, and more.

Silver Dollar City: Branson’s #1 attraction for over 50 years, this internationally-awarded 1880s-style theme park treats guests to an experience unlike any other. Nestled amidst the naturally beautiful Ozark Mountains, Silver Dollar City features six world-class festivals, a dozen delightful restaurants, 40 live shows daily and 60 unique shops.  Known as the Home of American Craftsmanship…Where Shopping is an Adventure, you can meet over 100 craftsmen demonstrating the art of woodcarving, glass blowing, pottery, blacksmithing and so much more!

Shopping: Branson offers a wide range of shopping opportunities in the Historic Downtown area and the Landing in the Waterfront District featuring shops that sell a wide range of merchandise including locally made items. Branson also has several malls including the Tanger Factory Outlet Mall

 

COME JOIN US AS WE SHARE OLD MEMORIES AND MAKE NEW ONES! 

  • Confirmation of registration and schedule will be sent out by August 26, 2019

 REUNION BRAT CANCELLATION POLICY

·         By sending in this form, you are agreeing to the cancellation policy
·         A $20 per person cancellation fee will apply to all cancellations received within 30 days of the event.
·         Cancellations received within 15 days of the event will be non-refundable.
·         Cancellations can ONLY be requested over the phone at 360-663-2521. You will receive a cancellation number; no refund will be issued without this number. Please make sure to keep this number for verification of your cancellation.

REGISTRATION FORM: (Have option to attend both meals or just one evening meal)

NAME __________________________________

PREFERRED NAME ON BADGE______________________
BASE/SCHOOL _______________________ CLASS ________________
CURRENT ADDRESS_______________________________________________
PHONE______________________ CELL PHONE_______________

EMAIL_________________________________________
NAME OF YOUR GUESTS_______________________________ PREFERRED NAME ON BADGE____________________
PLEASE LIST ANY SPECIAL NEEDS: _______________________________
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY NOTIFY __________________________________________________________

REGISTRATION FEES:

FULL REGISTRATION (Attending the dinner events both nights) PER PERSON ~ NUMBER ATTENDING _____ X $150 = ______
BANQUET MEAL SELECTION: BEEF________ CHICKEN________ VEGETARIAN________

PARTIAL REGISTRATION ( IF YOU CAN ONLY ATTEND ONE DAY PLEASE SELECT BELOW)
–TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH ~ NUMBER OF PERSONS ATTENDING ____ X $75 =_____
— WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 25TH ~ NUMBER OF PERSONS ATTENDING ____ X $75 = _____
SELECT OPTION IF ATTENDING WEDNESDAY BANQUET MEAL -SELECTION: BEEF________ CHICKEN________ VEGETARIAN________

TOURS
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 26TH ~ 9:00AM-2:00PM ~ AVIATION CADET MUSEUM-Number attending___ X $40 = _____________
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 26TH ~ 4:15PM-8:00PM ~ DIXIE STAMPEDE & DINNER
-Number attending___ X $66 = ________
TOTAL ENCLOSED ______________

PAYMENT IS DUE NO LATER THAN AUGUST 24, 2019
PLEASE SEND PAYMENTS TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS AND MADE PAYABLE TO:
THE REUNION BRAT
16817 MOUNTAINSIDE DRIVE EAST
GREENWATER, WA 98022
360-663-2521
• Confirmation of registration and schedule will be sent out by August 26, 2019
• Call The Radisson Hotel Branson at 417-335-5757. No later than August 24 2019 to make your hotel reservations. Be sure to mention you are with The Air Force Navigators Observers Association Reunion to receive your group rate of $102.95 a night, plus tax.
• These prices are available 3 days prior to and 3 days after your event should you choose to extend your stay.
• CANCELLATION POLICY: By sending in this form, you are agreeing to the cancellation policy
• A $20 per person cancellation fee will apply to all cancellations received within 30 days of the event.
• Cancellations received within 15 days of the event will be non-refundable.
• Cancellations can only be requested over the phone at 360-663-2521. You will receive a cancellation

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