Americal Division Veterans Association

"Under the Southern Cross"

REUNIONS

 

Updated 2018 Annual Reunion News

 UPDATE ON OVER FLOW HOTEL.  June 1, 2018.  Host hotel is full.  Over flow hotel is one block away on same street.   Call them now for your lodging reservation.

ADVA 2018 Reunion Over Flow Hotel for 2018 ADVA National Reunion September 26-30 is about a block from the headquarters hotel.  Make reservations soon as the reunion is booking up fast.

 

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Oklahoma City Airport, OK
Address: 2415 S Meridian Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Phone: (405) 605-8300
At: Will Rogers World Airport
Hotel class: 3-star hotel    $89 plus tax per night- ask for ADVA rate

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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.

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The registration form is in the form of a .pdf file at the link at the top of this page.  If you have a problem printing the form from the link or from the form below send an email to Gary Noller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  A registration form can be sent by postal mail or by email attachment.  A registration form is also in the Jan-Feb-Mary 2018 edition of the Americal Journal.

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____________________

 

Address____________________________________________________________________________

 

Telephone___________________________ E-mail_________________________________________

 

Guest(s) Name(s)____________________________________________________________________

 

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                                         $_____________

 

Saturday Banquet

$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____________________________________________

 

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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.

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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.

Due to its central location and ease of access Oklahoma City is expected to attract many ADVA members and guests. Make hotel reservations as soon as possible. More details and the event registration form will be provided in the next issue of the Americal Journal and on the americal.org website. Ronald Ellis may be contacted by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. See you there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

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