Announcing the 2015 Reunion
36th Annual Reunion
The next DUSTOFF Association Annual Reunion is scheduled for 26-29
We MUST have registrations in before 15
March 2015. Registrations received after
15 March might NOT get meal requests.
After DUSTOFF Reunion, you’re invited to attend the
We have pulled out as many of the stops as we can get our hands on.
We are deeply supported by and embedded with the Army Aviation
Association Quad-A Summit. This year’s reunion immediately precedes this
major event. We’re meeting in Nashville, TN at
the Gaylord Opryland Hotel.
TOURS: We have two tours planned. One is Thursday afternoon, 26 March
2015 and will take interested DUSTOFFers to Fort Campbell, KY (one hour
and 15 minutes driving time approximately). We plan on touring the 101st
Airborne Division headquarters, the 101st Airborne Museum, and the unit
hangar for the C/6-101 (50th Med Co) and C/7-101 (542 Med Co) DUSTOFF at
the airfield. Following that tour, which will include viewing one of the
newest UH-60 DUSTOFF Aircraft (UH-60M), we’ll have dinner in the 101st
Combat Aviation Brigade Dining Facility. LTC Dave Zimmerman, a proud
DUSTOFFer and the GSAB commander, will be our host.
Second tour will be on Friday beginning at 10a.m. and will be to the
Belle Meade Plantation. Group Tours are exceptional and feature the
intimate stories of the various people that created Belle Meade
Plantation and its beautiful grounds and architecturally significant
buildings. Throughout the 45 minute guided tour of the 1853
Greek-Revival Mansion, a century of Belle Meade Plantation’s history is
told through the eyes of the Harding and Jackson Family and the skilled
laborers who collectively worked to make the Plantation America’s
premier Thoroughbred Horse Farm. After the guided tour of the Mansion,
guests will enjoy a complimentary wine tasting. Following the tasting,
guests are encouraged to enjoy the self-guided portion of the tour.
There are eight historic buildings on site including a massive 1800′s
Carriage House and Stable.
TOURS MUST HAVE TWENTY PERSONS
REGISTER TO “MAKE” THEM POSSIBLE.
YOUR CREDIT CARD WILL NOT BE CHARGED FOR THESE TOURS IF THEY DO NOT
REGISTRATION CUT-OFF FOR TOURS IS 6
SO WE MAY MAKE RESERVATIONS AND RENT VANS/BUSSES.
GOLF: Bill Colbert is CINC Golf this year and, with the help of
Johnny West and Ron Wilson, we anticipate another great tournament. Bill
has secured some great prices at the Old Hickory Country Club for golf,
lunch, and club rentals. We need LH/RH requirements for rentals ASAP as
they only have 5 sets on hand.
MEALS: Opryland Hotel is a massive establishment. We are very small
potatoes in this venue. As such, we have very little pressure we can
bring to make last minute changes. Therefore, ALL meal requirements must
be made final 10 days before the event. Thus,
we MUST have registrations in before 15 March 2015.
Registrations received after 15 March might NOT
get meal requests.
Your Executive Council has worked hard to prepare this year’s reunion.
We recognize costs are about 25% higher than last year and that’s the
price of admission in larger venues. Quad-A has helped with their
leverage in terms of helping us get great meeting venues and keeping
costs as low as possible.
DON'T FORGET TO SEND COPIES OF YOUR REUNION PHOTOS TO US AND WE'LL PUT THEN IN THE REUNION