Americal Division Veterans Association

"Under the Southern Cross"

REUNIONS

 

Updated April 4, 2022.

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

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

Quick ADVA 2022 Reunion Information, Forms and Online Links

Reunion Program Information

Reunion Registration Form

Reunion Registration Online Link

Hotel Reservation Online Link

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

Hotel Booking: Please book your rooms early. The cut-off date for holding our contracted room-block is August 2nd. After that date the hotel will release the unreserved rooms for general sale. Any reservations requests received after the cut-off will be accepted on a space available basis at the group’s rate.

The reunion hotel is theSheraton Pentagon City Hotel, 900 South Orme Street, Arlington, Virginia 22204. The Sheraton is a Marriott Bonvoy hotel. Use the Hotel Reservation Online Link or you call the hotel directly at (703) 521-1900 and select option 1 (reservations). The direct toll-free number is (800) 325.3535. Ask for the Americal Division Veterans Association room-block rate of $119 + Tax. There is also a king-bed, Deluxe room, with DC view option for $139, while they last. Our rates apply three days before and after the reunion. 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.

We have complimentary breakfast and free parking at the hotel for registered hotel guests. Group members staying 3 days before or after the main event days will be given breakfast coupon to redeem at hotel restaurant. Daily parking charges for ADVA reunion attendees not staying at the hotel are reduced from $32 to $10. The newly renovated reunion hotel is on a hill overlooking the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery, and Washington, DC. The hotel is one block from Arlington National Cemetery.

Cancellation of Hotel Bookings: Please cancel your hotel reservations by calling 1.800.325.3535. Tell them you are with the Americal Division Veterans Association conducting an event at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel. Please cancel as soon as you know you cannot attend the reunion. Guestroom cancellation must occur by 4:00pm the day prior to scheduled arrival. If guest does not check-in or has not cancelled their reservation by 4:00pm the day prior to arrival a one night’s room and tax will be charged to the guest’s credit card. Canceling your hotel reservation does not cancel your reunion registration and activities.

Reunion Registration

Tour highlights include Washington D.C. City Tour; Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History; National Museum of the United States Army; Smithsonian National Museum of American History; World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Reunion Registration: Reunion events are managed by Armed Forces Reunions, Inc. We have used them many times in the past and they are familiar with our needs. Members can use the Reunion Registration Online Link or by sending in a completed paper registration form. Detailed 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 (targeted for May 2022 delivery). The AFRI reunion link is www.afr-reg.com/americal2022

Cancellation of Reunion Reservations: For attendees canceling reunion activities prior to the cut-off 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 cut-off 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 will only be taken Monday through Friday from 9:00am until 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time, excluding holidays. Please call (757) 625-6401 to cancel reunion activities and obtain a cancellation code. Refunds processed 4-6 weeks after reunion. Canceling your hotel reservation does not cancel your reunion activities.

Americal Division Veterans Association (ADVA) Membership – Great Lifetime Rates

If you are not a current member you can join for a year at a discounted rate when you complete your reunion registration form. You may wish to start receiving the Americal Journal and other membership items before the reunion, our you want to see the great low rates for a Life Membership. Click here to download an ADVA Membership Application form

For further reunion information contact Larry Swank at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text or call him at (301) 892-0855 (cell)

Reunion Schedule, Events, and Tours

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

10:00am - The 16th Floor Main Hospitality Room 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 their own refreshments in their breakout rooms including alcohol and snacks. Water and ice service will be furnished by the hotel. 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.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

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

9:15am - 3:30pm – 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. At the conclusion of the city tour, head to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. The museum contains the largest 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. Includes bus and guide. Lunch on your own.

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

9:00am - 5:00pm - National Museum of the US 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 heritage of the United States in the areas of social, political, cultural, scientific, and military history. Visit the Museum Café and 4 stores. Includes bus, Museum of US 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 to Arlington National Cemetery was cancelled. 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, 8:00am – 5:00pm. We are working on an information package on best ways to see Arlington. That information will be on this site in early May.

Sunday, August 28, 2022 - Farewells & Departures