The AFNOA REUNION is rescheduled for 19-21 September 2022 –SIGN UP INFO will appear in the APRIL & JULY 2022 edition of DR AHEAD!
To be held at the Embassy Suites, downtown Fort Worth, Texas 76106. Room rates are $139 per night, plus tax. Breakfast is included in the room rate. Valet Parking at the hotel is discounted to $22. The registration fee is $186.00 per person. Call the Embassy Suites at 817-332-6900 no later than August 15, 2022 to make your hotel reservations. Be sure to mention you are with the Air Force Navigators Observers (AFNOA)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.
Monday September 19th
2:00pm ~ Registration and Hospitality Room Opens
5:30pm – 6:30pm ~ No Host Cocktails
6:30pm – 9:00pm ~ Dinner Buffet
9:00pm -11:00pm ~ Hospitality Open
Tuesday September 20th
7:30am-9:30am ~ Board Meeting
9:30am-11:30am ~ Membership Meeting
10:00am-3:30pm ~ Hospitality Room Open
4:30pm-5:30pm ~ No Host Cocktails
5:30pm-10:00pm ~ Banquet Dinner & Program (Fish/Salmon options)
Wednesday September 21st
10:30am-4:30pm ~ Optional Tour ~ Fort Worth Stockyards
TBD~ Optional Tour ~ Lockheed Martin & Fort Worth Stockyards
Thursday September TDB
~ 10:30am-4:30pm ~ Fort Worth Stockyards ~ Cost $ 38.00
We will visit the Fort Worth Stockyards. Fort Worth is where the West begins, and nothing embodies Western heritage better than the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. From the original brick walkways to the wooden corrals, every inch of the Stockyards tells the true history of Texas’s famous livestock industry. Watch the morning cattle drive. The Fort Worth Herd steers can be viewed before and after cattle drives in their pens behind the Livestock Exchange Building on East Exchange Avenue. Drovers are available before each cattle drive for photo ops and questions. After the cattle drive you will have time to do lunch on your own and explore the stockyard area.
Due to COVID, Lockheed cannot commit to this tour at this time, but if their restrictions change they will be offering this tour, however the tour will be limited in numbers, so sign up early to secure your spot on the tour.
Sign-ups are on a first come first serve basis.
Wheelchairs are allowed but please let us know in advance so we can make the appropriate arrangements. Flat sole – closed toe shoes are required. There will be approximately ½ mile of walking. The rest of the tour will have transportation supplied. No weapons of any kind are allowed. There is a place on the registration form to fill out the information needed for the security screening. You must be a US Citizen with no criminal record and provide the information requested on the registration form.
We will receive an exclusive briefing and tour of the mile long state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that is producing the only 5th Generation Stealth Fighter in the World, the F-35 Lightning II. The Lightning II is a single-seat, single engine fighter aircraft designed for many missions with advanced, integrated sensors built into every aircraft. Missions that were traditionally performed by small numbers of specialized aircraft, such as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and electronic attack missions can now be executed by a squadron of F-35s, bringing new capabilities to many allied forces. The F-35 is developed, produced, and supported by an international team of leading aerospace companies. As the prime contractor, Lockheed Martin continues its 100-year history of aircraft research and design with the Lightning II. Principal partners Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems build the center and aft fuselages,
respectively. Northrop Grumman also brings its expertise in carrier aircraft and low-observable stealth technology to the F-35 program and supports logistics, sustainment, modeling and simulation and mission planning. BAE Systems contributes a rich heritage of capabilities, including short takeoff and vertical landing experience, advanced lean manufacturing, flight testing and air systems sustainment. Pratt & Whitney builds the F-35’s F135 propulsion system, the world’s most powerful fighter engine.
After the Lockheed tour you will have time to explore Fort Worth and do lunch on your own. In the late 19th century Fort Worth became an important trading post for cowboys at the end of the Chisholm Trail. A few things to see in Fort Worth include the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth Stockyards and National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.
For More Information Contact: Jim Faulkner
or The Reunion BRAT–360-663-2521 — email@example.com
COME JOIN US AS WE SHARE OLD MEMORIES AND MAKE NEW ONES!
• Confirmation of registration and schedule will be sent out by August 21, 2022
• By sending in your registration 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
Attendees Can Schedule/Plan Tours On Their Own. Below Are A Few Options
Fort Worth Zoo
Walking through the Fort Worth Zoo, established in 1909, is perhaps one of the most entertaining ways to spend a day. Among the
zoo’s residents are more than 68 endangered species. Visit the great apes, rhinos, African lions, meerkats, giraffes, hippos, and
elephants. Kids will love the country carousel and train, too.
REGISTRATION FORM– (See BELOW)
2022–AIR FORCE NAVIGATORS OBSERVERS REUNION
SEPTEMBER 19, 20 & 21, 2022 — FORT WORTH, TEXAS
NAME ________________________________________PREFERRED NAME ON BADGE____________________________
BASE/SCHOOL ___________________________________ CLASS ______________________________________________
NAME OF YOUR GUESTS_______________________________PREFERRED NAME ON BADGE____________________
PLEASE LIST ANY SPECIAL NEEDS _____________________________________________________________________
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY NOTIFY_______________________________________________________________________
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19th and TUESDAY 20th (BOTH DAYS)
~ NUMBER OF PERSONS ATTENDING _______ X $186 = ______
PARTIAL REGISTRATION (IF YOU CAN ONLY ATTEND ONE DAY PLEASE SELECT BELOW)
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 19th
~ NUMBER OF PERSONS ATTENDING _______ X $93 = _______
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 20th
~ NUMBER OF PERSONS ATTENDING _______ X $93 = _______
WEDNESDAY BANQUET MEAL SELECTION: SALMON________ CHICKEN________ VEGETARIAN________
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 21st ~ FORT WORTH STOCKYARD TOUR _______ X $38= _______
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 21st ~ LOCKHEED MARTIN TOUR _______ X$38= _______
IF THIS TOUR DOES NOT HAPPEN YOUR MONEY WILL BE REFUNDED UNLESS YOUR MARK “YES” I WANT TO BE ADDED TO THE FORT WORTH STOCKYARD TOUR. YES _______
REQUIRED INFORMATION FOR THE LOCKHEED MARTIN TOUR:
NAME AS IT APPEARS ON YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE____________________________________________________
DOB _________DRIVERS LICENSE #__________________________STATE ISSUED ________ US CITIZEN?______
GUEST NAME AS IT APPEARS ON YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE____________________________________________________
DOB _________DRIVERS LICENSE #__________________________STATE ISSUED ________ US CITIZEN?_____
TOTAL ENCLOSED _______
NOTE: PAYMENT IS DUE NO LATER THAN AUGUST 07, 2022
BY SENDING IN YOUR REGISTRATION FORM, YOU ARE AGREEING TO THE CANCELLATION POLICY NOTED ON THE FLYER.
PLEASE SEND PAYMENTS TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS AND MADE PAYABLE TO:
THE REUNION BRAT
16817 MOUNTAINSIDE DRIVE EAST
GREENWATER, WA 98022
Below Are A Few Options List of places to visit in the Fort Worth area:
Fort Worth Stock Yards
A stroll through the Fort Worth Stockyards Historic District, established in 1866, brings
visitors back to the old west. This location was once a major stopover for cattle drivers
on the Chisholm Trail. It is now home to shops, museums, and restaurants. You can catch
live shows and rodeos in this neck of the woods, as well.
National Cowgirl Museum and Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame
The west is known for cowboys and cowgirls from the past and present. The National Cowgirl Museum and Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame illustrate the pride of Fort Worth. Full of memorabilia and information on
the cowboys and cowgirls of yesteryear, the sites depict past rodeos and the culture of the Old West,
as well as the western world of today.
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Spanning over 109 acres, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden has been showing off its beauty to visitors since
1934. This awe-inspiring mesh of colors and textures features more than 2500 species of plants and
23 gardens. Japanese gardens, rose gardens, and even a rainforest conservatory provide tourists and
locals with a mesmerizing experience. Don’t pass up walking over the Koi pond on the incredible arched bridge.
Fort Worth Zoo
Walking through the Fort Worth Zoo, established in 1909, is perhaps one of the most entertaining
ways to spend a day. Among the zoo’s residents are more than 68 endangered species. Visit the great
apes, rhinos, African lions, meerkats, giraffes, hippos, and elephants. Kids will love the country
carousel and train, too.
Fort Worth’s city center buzzes day and night with people, energy and opportunity. It’s one of the most
walkable urban areas you’ll find anywhere – the perfect place to soak up the excitement and friendly
ambiance of Fort Worth. The heart of downtown is Sundance Square, a 35-square-block shopping and
entertainment district where charming, beautifully restored buildings stand alongside glittering
skyscrapers. Here, you’ll find locals, downtown residents and visitors among a multitude of restaurants,
shops, galleries and performance venues.
Fort Worth Water Gardens
One of the most interesting places in downtown Fort Worth is the Water Gardens near the Convention Center.
Travelers can cool off in the multiple, contrasting falls. The space is enclosed by beautiful,
shade-giving trees and even features a dedicated wading area. The meditation pool provides a peaceful
place to rest among the cypress trees.
Vintage Flying Museum
The Vintage Flying Museum located at Meacham International Airport is full of aircraft from years past,
such as the WWII DC3 and a B-29 Superfortress. The large collection of planes is accessible to visitors,
along with educational information. The museum is a great experience for all ages.
FORT WORTH AVIATION MUSEUM
3300 Ross Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76106-3646
Phone: (855) 733-8627
The Fort Worth Aviation Museum tells the story of the aviation heritage and accomplishments in North Texas
since 1911. Its collection of 24 warbirds dates from 1943 to the present and features a US Navy Blue Angel
F/A-18 Hornet in the outdoor display. The museum’s indoor displays include the B-36 Peacemaker and
Forward Air Controllers Museums, a T-38 cockpit simulator and computer flight simulators.
Friendly guides assist all visitors with personalized tours and a gift shop is also available.
Active duty military and their families visit free of charge. Hours: Wednesdays from 9 AM to 4 PM,
Saturdays from 9 AM to 5 PM and Sundays from 11 AM to 5 PM.
Admission is $5 for adults, $1 for kids ages 6 to 16, under 6 free and $10 for families.