VP-28 Reunion - Tucson, AZ - October 2-6, 2013Camera_Icon_128x99.jpg

 

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 2013 All Hands Reunion Detailed Announcement

Welcome to Tucson, Arizona. The 2013 All Hands Reunion is to be held from Wed, October 2 until Sunday, Oct 6, 2013 and offers opportunities to relax with old friends and enjoy some truly interesting tours. The focus activities this year are the PIMA Aviation Museum/Davis Monthan AFB Boneyard, Sonora Desert Museum and a retired Titan Missile Site. See details below 

Reunion Coordinator – Bob Self -   Phone - 425-610-6026

Hotel Information:

The Four Points by Sheraton near the Tucson airport has been chosen as the reunion hotel. A block of 30 rooms has been reserved for VP-28 Shipmates and their guests. Hotel accommodations are separate from the Reunion Registration and you must book your room with the Four Points Sheraton (520-746-0271).  Please register early so we can increase the number of rooms if we need to.

 Hotel rates are as follows:

Occupancy Rate
Double Queen or King Rooms $69 plus taxes ($80 Total)

Hotel check-in deposit and smoking policy. Click here to read more.

 

Hotel reservations include:

  • Full breakfast each morning – 2 quests per room
  • Complimentary airport shuttle service 24 hrs a day
  • Group Rates available 3 days prior and 3 days after reunion dates
  • Free internet, flat screen TVs, refrigerator and microwaves in each room.
  • Free parking, fitness center, outdoor heated pool, business center
 


Hotel Address: 7060 S. Tucson Blvd, Tucson, AZ  85756   

Hotel Reservations:  Phone 1-520-746-0271 - Event Name:  Patrol Squadron 28 Reunion

Hotel Reservation cutoff date:  September 2, 2013

Hotel website:  http://www.starwoodhotels.com/fourpoints/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=3587

Hotel Parking - FREE

Airport Transportation – Airlines serving Tucson are Southwest, American, Delta, United and US Airways.  A free shuttle is provided from the airport to the hotel and back to the airport. Call the Hotel from the airport at 1-520-746-0271. 

REUNION AGENDA 

Wed, October 2 – Arrival Day – Most people will travel on Wednesday arriving in the afternoon and checking into the hospitality suite. No other formal activities are planned for Wednesday.

Thu-Sat, October 3-6

In 2012 we introduced a new transportation plan which consisted of renting 15 passenger vans driven by fellow VP-28 shipmates to serve as shuttle buses to and from events and downtown.  This plan worked well in Charleston and is being used again in Tucson. By subscribing to the “Transportation Fee” on the registration form, you will be provided transport to all scheduled events plus shuttle service to other events, such as dinner locations when available. For those who drive to the reunion and do not intend to use this service, this charge is optional. If you are NOT signed up for the “Transportation Fee”, you will provide your own transportation to either scheduled or unscheduled outings. If you are interested in volunteering as a driver, please indicate so on your registration form.

Scheduled Events:

Thursday, October 3

  • PIMA Air and Space Museum – A 3 in 1 tour.  PIMA consists of 5 hangars, 390th Memorial Museum and the Davis Monthan AFB “Boneyard”.  We have broken out the museum from the “Boneyard” for registration purposes for those who do not want to do both. A bus will be provided for our group which departs from the PIMA museum and returns there.  Lunch is available at the museum and is NOT included in the trip price. Total tour time is 4-5 hours, which includes both venues.  This trip is approximately 5 miles from the hotel.  Browse http://www.pimaair.org/  for more information.

 Friday, October 4

  • Arizona Sonora Desert Museum – Enjoy a walk through the desert and observe native plants and animals closeup. Entrance will be organized and paid for as a group so preregistration is important. This can be as much as a 4-5 hour tour. The museum grounds include almost 2 miles of paths on 21 acres and is primarily a walking experience. Wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first come first served basis. Electric scooter wheelchairs are available for $15. All exhibits can be reached by wheelchair. A restaurant is available onsite; lunch is NOT included in the price of this trip.  This trip is approximately 20 miles from the hotel. Browse  http://www.desertmuseum.org/visit/ for more information.
  • Friday night Arizona Chuck Wagon Cookout at the hotel at 1800. Cost is $25/person. Menu is barbeque chicken, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, corn bread and watermelon. 

 Saturday – October 5

  • Titan Missile Museum, Green Valley, AZ (approx 20 miles from hotel) 1 hour tour, participants need to be able to walk 55 steps down and back up plus walking around underground. Tour lasts about 1 hour. This missile site is supposed to be the only one in the US that still has a missile in place.  Site is intact as it operated during the cold war and should be very interesting.  Browse http://www.titanmissilemuseum.org/  for more information.
  • Squadron Business Meeting at 1600 at the hotel.
  • Annual Banquet at the hotel at 1800. Cost is $35/person. Menu is shrimp scampi with pasta, chile Colorado -- a flavorful stew with chunks of tender beef, tossed garden salad, warm rolls with butter, mashed potatoes, button mushrooms with Marsala brown sauce, carrot cake, coffee, decaf coffee and assorted teas. 

 Sun – October 6 – Departure day for most.  Fair winds and following seas until we meet again. 

 Note:  It is very important to register as early as possible to help us coordinate with the hotel.  We can get more rooms if we act early.

 GOLF  A golf outing is planned. Please indicate on the Registration Form your intention to play and pay on day of the event.  Coordination will be finalized during the first day of the reunion.

 To register for the reunion:
   1. Click the Reunion Registration Form* button below.  
   2. Print a copy of the Reunion Registration Form.  
   3. Fill in your selections and mail to Peter Lindberg with your payment at the address on the form
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   4. Remember to contact the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel to book your lodging.

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*The Reunion Registration Form is a PDF download. If your computer doesn't have PDF reader installed, click on the following link to get it free: http://get.adobe.com/reader/.

Who's Attending?
To view a list of Shipmates signed up for the Tucson Reunion click here.


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