Americal Division Veterans Association

"Under the Southern Cross"

REUNIONS

 

"LAST CALL"

Updated August 9, 2022

Americal Division Veterans Assn. 2022 National Reunion, 24-28 Aug

Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, 900 South Orme Street, Arlington, VA 22204

 

Reunion Program Information

Reunion Registration Form

See Hotel Reservation & Cancellation, Reunion Registration & Cancellation, ADVA Membership Application Options, and Reunion Schedule, Events and Tours Below

Hotel Booking: The reunion hotel is the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, 900 South Orme Street, Arlington, Virginia 22204. The Sheraton is a Marriott Bonvoy hotel. We are past the 8/2/22 hotel cutoff date, and the reunion hotel can now sell all rooms to the public. Spaces are still available at our $119 (+tax) reunion rate. Our online reunion registration link is closed. If you make late hotel reservations, you must sign up for the current market rate (see paragraph below). You must then send Larry Swank their name, reservation number, and arrival & departure dates (301-892-0855 for voice & text, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for email.) He will notify the hotel sales team. The sales team will go into their system and change the rate to $119 per our contract. Our rates apply three days before and after the reunion.

Book online at the regular public link: https://www.marriott.com/reservation/availabilityCalendar.mi. You can also call the hotel directly at (703) 521-1900 and select option 1 (reservations). The direct toll-free number is (800) 325.3535. You will be making your reservation at the going market rate. All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first-night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. ADVA WWII veterans and their escort will have their room rate reduced to $0.00 on check-in.

The newly renovated reunion hotel is on a hill overlooking the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery, and Washington, DC. We have complimentary breakfast and free parking at the hotel for registered hotel guests. Group members staying three days before or after the main event days will receive breakfast coupons to redeem at the hotel restaurant. The daily parking charge for ADVA reunion attendees not staying at the hotel is $10. The hotel is a block from Arlington National Cemetery.

Air Transportation: The complimentary hotel shuttle is for Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) only. Please use the Reagan airport if you can.

Cancellation of Hotel Bookings: Please cancel your hotel reservations by calling 1.800.325.3535. Please cancel as soon as you know you cannot attend the reunion. Guestroom cancellation must occur by 4:00 pm the day before scheduled arrival. If the guest does not check in or has not canceled their reservation by 4:00 pm the day before arrival, the hotel will charge the guest's credit card for a one-night room and tax. Canceling your hotel reservation does not cancel your reunion registration and activities.

Reunion Registration: Armed Forces Reunions, Inc.(AFR) manages reunion registration and events. We have used them many times, and they are familiar with our needs. Reunion member registrations will be open until and throughout the reunion. Online Registration is now closed. You may fax your registration form to AFR at 757-627-3807 or mail it to Armed Forces Reunions, 322 Madison Mews, Norfolk, VA 23510. If paying by credit card, please include your card number, exp. Date, name on card, and signature authorizing the charge. AFR will add a 3.5% credit card convenience fee to the registration total. AFR will only accept tour and event registrations on a space available basis. AFR will notify you if you are on a waiting list for any activities. Phone reservations are not accepted. Reunion program information and a reunion registration form are also located on pages 11-13 of the second quarter 2022 issue of the Americal Journal.

Cancellation of Reunion Reservations: For attendees canceling reunion activities before the cutoff date (August 2, 2022), Armed Forces Reunions, Inc. (AFR) shall process a full refund less the non-refundable AFR registration fee ($10 per person). Attendees canceling reunion activities after the cutoff date will be refunded to the fullest extent that AFR's vendor commitments and guarantees will allow, less the non-refundable AFR registration fee. Cancellations are only taken Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, excluding holidays. Please call (757) 625-6401 to cancel reunion activities and obtain a cancellation code. Refunds are processed 4-6 weeks after reunion. Canceling your reunion activities does not cancel your hotel reservation.

Reunion Schedule, Events, and Tours

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

10:00 am - The 16th Floor Main Hospitality Room is Open. Unit Hospitality Rooms will open at the discretion of coordinators – please call Larry Swank (301) 892-0855 to arrange unit requirements. Units may provide refreshments in their breakout rooms, including alcohol and snacks. The hotel will furnish water and ice service. The Main Hospitality Room will have a cash bar at discounted rates.

1:00pm - 7:00pm - Reunion Registration Open. The hours will be posted throughout the reunion at the registration desk.

ThursdayAugust 25, 2022

8:00am - 11:00am Reunion Registration Open

9:15 am - 3:30 pm – City Tour & Smithsonian Museum of Natural History -$58

Start the day with the sights of Washington DC. Enjoy a driving tour of Washington, D.C. Ride by the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, WWII Memorial, the Mall, Capitol Building, Washington Monument, White House, and other notable monuments and federal buildings. After the city tour, head to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. The museum contains the most extensive natural history collection in the world. Be sure to visit the Hall of Mammals, Hall of Geology/Gems/Minerals (Hope Dimond), Butterfly Pavilion, and many others. Enjoy lunch at one of the cafés on-site and four museum shops—your lunch on your own. Tours Include a bus and guide.

2:00pm - 6:00pm Reunion Registration Open

4:00pm - 6:00pm Meet & Greet -$26 There will be some snacks (Sliced Fruits, Brownies/Blondies, Warm Soft Pretzels, Vegetable Crudités, and a Trail Mix Station) with a cash bar. This is not a meal. We plan to have a guest speaker presentation around 5 pm. Watch for First Time Attendee badge tags and welcome them to the event.

Friday, August 26, 2022

8:00am - 11:00am Reunion Registration Open

9:00 am - 5:00 pm - National Museum of the U.S. Army & Smithsonian Museum of American History Tour -$57 The Museum celebrates over 240 years of Army history and honors our nation's Soldiers – past, present, and future – Regular Army, Army Reserves, and the Army National Guard. The main building displays selections from the Army art collection, artifacts, documents, and images. Many of these rare and priceless items have never been seen by the American people. Enjoy the Museum Café, and don't forget to stop in the Museum Store. Board the bus to head to the Smithsonian Museum of American History. The museum collects, preserves, and displays the United States's heritage in social, political, cultural, scientific, and military history. Visit the Museum Café and four stores. Includes bus, Museum of U.S. Army tickets, and escort. Lunch on your own.

3:00pm - 6:00pm Reunion Registration Open

5:00pm - 6:00pm Banquet Table Reservations. Sheets will be collected at Reunion Registration Desk.

5:30pm - 6:30pm Memorial Service

Saturday, August 27, 2022

8:00am - 9:45am Executive Council Meeting

8:00am - 10:00am Reunion Registration Open

10:00am - 11:30am Association Business Meeting

12:30pm - 3:30pm Memorial Tour $37

Vietnam Memorial (with guest speaker). Vietnam Women's Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the World War II Memorial

5:00pm - 5:45pm First Time Attendee Reception

6:00pm - 7:00pm Social Hour/Seating

7:00pm - 11:00pm Banquet Dinner -$49

Sunday, August 28, 2022 - Farewells & Departures

Note: The planned tour stop on Saturday, 8/27 at Arlington National Cemetery was canceled. The only vendor allowed to conduct tours in Arlington Cemetery has equipment designed around individuals, families, or small groups. However, Arlington Cemetery is only a block from our reunion hotel. The Cemetery is open 365 days a year, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. We are working on an information package on the best ways to see Arlington. More information will be at the reunion registration desk.

Sunday, August 28, 2022 - Farewells & Departures