2018 Annual Reunion
Activity information and registration form
PNC Ronald Ellis announced plans for the 2018 ADVA annual reunion in Oklahoma City, OK. The reunion will be held September 27-30 at the Wyndham Garden Inn Airport near Will Rogers International Airport. The hotel address is 2101 S Meridian Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73108. You may make room reservations by calling the hotel directly at 405-685-4000 and asking for the special reunion rate of $79 plus tax per night. Hotel has free airport shuttle from Will Rogers International Airport.
Continue for Registration Form and Activity Schedule
ADVA 2018 Oklahoma City Reunion Registration Form
Please use this form to pay your registration fees and purchase event tickets. Make checks payable to ADVA 2018 Reunion. Send completed registration form and payment to PNC Ron Ward, 280 Vance Rd., Protem, MO, 65733-6346. Please include your e-mail address if you wish confirmation of your reservation to be sent to you. Make lodging reservations directly with the Wyndham Garden Oklahoma City Airport Hotel at 405-685-4000.
Main Attendee Name______________________________________ Unit/Yrs____________________
ADVA Member _____Yes ____No First Time Reunion Attendee _____Yes _____No
ADVA Chapter membership (list all) ____________________________________________________
Era(s) of service: ______World War II _______Cold War _______Vietnam War
Registration Fee: Current member ADVA $10 $ __________
Registration Fee: Americal Veteran but non-member of ADVA $25 $___________
This includes a one year membership in ADVA
Each additional guest $10 x __________number of guests $___________
Thursday Tour Ft Sill $50 x__________number of tours $___________
Friday Tour and Lunch OKC $50 x __________number of tours $___________
Combine Thursday and Friday tours. Take both and save $10. Pay $90 not $100.
Combined Tours $90 x ___________ number of tours $_____________
$45 x __________number of London Broil $___________
$45 x __________number of Chicken $___________
$45 x __________number of Vegetarian $__________
Make check pay to ADVA 2018 Reunion Total $__________
Do you require a mechanical lift to board a bus? ______Yes ______No
Explain any special accommodations or requests____________________________________________
PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE GOING ON THE THURSDAY TOUR (FORT SILL) YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE A DAY PASS ISSUED BY THE FORT SILL VISITOR CONTROL CENTER, UNLESS YOU HAVE A DOD ISSUED ID CARD. THE REQUIRED FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE MAILED TO YOU ONCE WE HAVE YOUR REGISTRATION FORM AND TOUR REQUEST. COMPLETED FORT SILL VISITOR REQUEST FORMS WILL NEED TO BE RECEIVED BY THE REUNION COMMITTEE NLT SEPTEMBER 6, 2018
Send completed form and payment to
PNC Ron Ward, 280 Vance Rd., Protem, MO, 65733-6346.
Continue on to read about activity schedule
Ron says, "On Thursday we will go by tour bus to Ft. Sill. Lunch with the troops at Guns and Rockets Dining Facility. After lunch we will tour the Artillery Museum and closing with annual memorial service at the new Americal Artillery memorial. We will do a city tour of OKC on Friday. This will tentatively include the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial, National Western Heritage Museum, and the 45th Infantry Division Museum. “
“Please book rooms early to assure everyone gets a room. Wyndham Garden Inn Airport Hotel may be reached at 405-685-4000. Tell them you want the special $79 per night plus tax rate with code words “Americal Division.”
Oklahoma City in conveniently located at the junction of three major interstate highways: I 35, I 40, and I 44. The hotel offers free 24-hr airport shuttle service. Will Rogers World Airport is served by major airlines to include American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, and United.
Ft. Sill is located near Lawton, Oklahoma and is approximately 90 miles from the hotel. Ft. Sill is now known as the Fires Center of Excellence and trains soldiers in field artillery and air defense artillery. Due to enhanced security measures visitors to Ft. Sill will have to submit to a background check unless in possession of credentials granting access.
Oklahoma City is home to the 45th Infantry Division museum. This top notch military museum features indoor exhibits plus a collection of almost 100 vehicles and aircraft positioned on the museum grounds. The 45th division is Oklahoma's national guard unit and fought in Europe during World War II. It had the distinction of capturing Hitler's Eagle's Nest in the Bavarian Alps at the end of the war.
The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum is located in the heart of downtown. It honors the memory of the 168 Americans killed on April 19, 1995 in the bombing of Oklahoma City’s Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. The memorial is located on the site of the destroyed building and is a somber reflection of that tragic day.
The National Cowboy Museum and Western Heritage Museum is America’s premier institution of Western history, art, and culture. Founded in 1955, the Museum collects, preserves, and exhibits an internationally renowned collection of Western art and artifacts while sponsoring dynamic educational programs to stimulate interest in the enduring legacy of the American West
Several local and national restaurants are located within a few blocks of the host hotel. The room rate of $79 per night plus tax is one of the lowest reunion rates in many years. The rate included free breakfast for two for each day for hotel guests who also pay registration fees for the reunion.