Americal Division Veterans Association

"Under the Southern Cross"

REUNIONS

 

Americal Division Veterans Association National 2022 Reunion - August 24-28

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

 

Hotel Reservations: If you will not be using a computer or smartphone, please call the hotel directly at (703) 521-1900, select option 1 (reservations), and ask for the Americal Division Veterans Association special room-block rate of $119 + Tax, which also applies three days before and after the reunion. We have complimentary breakfast and free parking at the hotel for ADVA guests. The online reservation link is https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1631827213892&key=GRP

 

Our reunion rate saves ADVA hotel guests the $36 fee for daily parking. Standard room rates now run from $252-$319. The reunion hotel is on a hill overlooking the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery, and Washington, DC. The hotel completed a major renovation last year. Please note that the free airport shuttle is to the Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), just 5 miles from the reunion site. Please book early and use the Ragan airport if you can. There is also a free hotel shuttle service to Pentagon City shopping and the Washington subway (called METRO).

Reunion Registration & Tour Planning

Members can register online as soon as tour planning is complete. We now plan to complete this work by the end of January. The AFRI reunion link is

www.afr-reg.com/americal2022; however, you will get a 404-error stating that the page cannot be found. The website will work when the registration form is operational. We will also put the registration form on our ADVA website, or you may have one mailed to you. Please contact Larry Swank and leave a message with your mailing address at 301-892-0855 (cell) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 – REUNION REGISTRATION OPEN – HOSPITALITY ROOM OPEN

Thursday, August 25, 2022 - CITY TOUR

See the sites of our nation's capital during a driving tour of Washington, DC. Ride by the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, the Capitol Building, Washington Monument, White House, and other notable monuments and federal buildings. WE will stop and visit one memorial, yet to be determined. Afterward, stop at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, the largest building (3.1 million square feet) in Washington, DC. It is the first and only federal building dedicated to government and private use. While there, enjoy lunch on your own at the Reagan Building food court - named one of the "best family food courts" in DC. Note: Other attractions may be added, such as the Smithsonian Museums. A photo ID is required for entrance to the Ronald Reagan Building. 9:30 am, board bus, 3:00 pm back at the hotel

Friday, August 26, 2022 - NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE US ARMY

The Museum celebrates over 240 years of Army history and honors our nation's Soldiers – past, present, and future for the Regular Army, Army Reserves, and the Army National Guard. It's a massive undertaking led by a joint effort between the US Army and the non-profit organization, The Army Historical Foundation (AHF). It is a technological marvel incorporating the latest advances in museum exhibits. Enjoy lunch at the Museum café and do not forget to stop in the Museum Store. We will add other attractions to this tour.

9:00 am board bus, 3:00 pm back at the hotel.

Saturday, August 27, 2022 - ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY /VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL

Climb abord the tram at the Arlington Cemetery and get a tour of the impressive landscape that serves as a tribute to the service and sacrifice of more than 14,000 individual laid to rest within the hollowed grounds. It is one of the country's oldest national cemeteries. Points of interest include the gravesite of John F. Kennedy, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and several dozen monuments and memorials. Board the bus for a stop at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

12:30pm Board bus, 3:30pm back at hotel

Sunday, August 28, 2002 - Farewells & Departures