2017 Reunion Info

Reunion update April 11, 2017

The reunion committee is moving along with the final details of the reunion. In the next couple of weeks, we hope freeze the agenda.

We are very pleased to announce that our organization has just been approved to receive the U.S. Vietnam War Commemoration. We have arranged for reunion attendees to receive the Commemoration pin. These pins will be awarded at the Welcome Back ceremony on September 21st. (You must be present to receive the pin.)

We hope you’ll plan to stay connected and informed of upcoming events between now and when we have our next reunion in Colorado Springs, CO, in 2017, by using this website and our Facebook page: Bien Hoa AB Reunion Group.

The dates for the 2017 reunion will be Sept. 21-24, 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We will be adding more information to this page as it becomes available.  Below is a link to the registration form.

http://bienhoaabreunion.com/registration-form-2/

A memorial service will be held at the Air Force Academy (AFA) Chapel On Sept 22 at 14:00 to 13:00 for those that were killed while assigned to Bien Hoa Air Base.

We would like to invite family members of those who will be remembered at the Academy memorial service. We think it would be quite meaningful for them to experience their loved one being formally honored. If anyone knows of such a family member, please contact them and extend an invitation. Also, let a committee member know if they will be attending. They will also be welcome to join the other reunion events. (Although there is no cost to attend the memorial service, the costs for the other events will be the same as for other attendees.)

Hotel information can be found at the link below.

https://www.reseze.net/servlet/SendPage?hotelid=1410&skipfirstpage=true&page=1404103

 

Bien Hoa Air Base Veterans Association
2017 Reunion Agenda

Day 1:  September 21

8:30 AM — Golf outing by Pete Piazza (Valley Hi Golf Course)
5:00 PM — Registration at Hotel Eleganté
5:00 till 7:00 PM — Social time
7:00 till 7:05 PM — Welcome by Chairman-Hotel Eleganté Atrium
7:05 7:15 PM — Reunion Activity Overview
7:15 PM — Posting of the Colors in Hotel Eleganté Atrium
 Pledge of Allegiance
 National Anthem
7:17 PM till ? — Welcome Home Ceremony:
*Brigadier General Heitkamp
Social time – Hospitality room

Day 2: September 22
10:30 AM Leave for USAF Academy
11:00 AM  Till 12:00  Arrive at the Doolittle Hall, the Heritage trail and SEA Memorial Pavilion
12:00 till 1:30 PM Lunch,  Visit USAF Academy visitors center & Gift Shop
12:00 PM (IF possible, watch cadets march to lunch}
Visit the Honor Court in the Cadet Area
2 PM till 3 PM Memorial service in Academy Chapel
Leave for hotel after service has been completed

Day 3 September 23

8:30 AM — VA benefits counseling: Chuck Golba & Mike Martin
10:00 AM — “Visit to Bien Hoa Air Base, April ‘17”: Martin Strones
11:00 AM — Video: “Acronym: Cross-generational Battle with PTSD”

5:00 PM Bryan Ward Musician and song writer

Invocation
5:15 PM Banquet meal
7:00 PM Patricia Blassie Keynote speaker
8:00 PM General Meeting
Next reunion location

Hotel information can be found at the link below.

https://www.reseze.net/servlet/SendPage?hotelid=1410&skipfirstpage=true&page=1404103

 

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