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Reunion 2017

Reunion hotel room reservation.



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Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes, currently 13.35.


The hotel will provide the following concessions:

·   Complimentary breakfast buffet for up to (2) guests per room

·   Room rates will be available 2 days prior and 2 days after the reunion dates (18th - 22nd

subject to availability of guest rooms at the time of reservation.


To make a reservation to the 57th Alumni Association reunion just copy and 
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 Or you can call Starwood reservations at 405-455-1800 and request a room in the 57th Alumni Reunion block.


Schedule for the 75th Anniversary Reunion 2017

“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path
And leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson 

I personally will arrive at the hotel on Monday evening (16th) late in order to conduct some pre-reunion business activities with the hotel on Tuesday morning. If you are in town Tuesday afternoon/evening let us know.

Wed 18th – Sign in & welcoming - starting at 1200 hrs. You can get signed in, get welcomed with a big handshake, get some hugs 😊, be greeted and introduced to others. After you have signed in you can rest or spend the afternoon visiting with other 57th alumni. Refreshments will be available to all to include: water, soda, beer & wine.

A grin and grip will officially start at 1700 with an opening statement from the President and you will be able to participate in a BBQ dinner buffet at 1800. Floyd Badsky tells me that our caterer is the one he personally uses for events. The food will be good.

The 57th was activated on 18 November 1942 and on this evening (Wednesday), we will acknowledge and celebrate this historic event. Jim (Dead Foot) Doornbos will be the master of ceremonies with the assistance of Woodie Hall & Cecil Fultz and we will be recognizing some very important people during the evening. Also, there will be some pokes and some other funny things will be happening. Don’t miss this scheduled event as several previous 57th CC will be present and presented with a special gift. We will also take the time to recognize some special individuals who served as the First Sergeant via additional duty.

Thurs 19th– After our grand opening on Wednesday we will take the am time period to have a big breakfast, continue visiting and welcoming guests.

On 19 October 1964, the first operational C-141 landed at Tinker AFB. At 1400 hrs., we will dedicate the C-141 Starlifter Memorial Monument that has been placed in the Charles B. Hall Airpark at Tinker AFB. Floyd Badsky will head up the dedication ceremony of the memorial as he has been the point person working this project over the year with Tinker (job well done I will add). This will be a formal ceremony with staff and guest from Tinker AFB and the local community in attendance.

At 1900 (7:00 pm) we will meet in the hotel to remember the C-141. The Vice-President of the 57th Alumni Association, Mike Welch with Wim Wetzel & Lew Shedd will make this event rock. Remember, plan on wearing an item to this event worn while flying the C-141. The person with a unique item as voted on by those present will get a prize.

Fri 20th - Breakfast, visiting with one another. Golf outing at 0900 or Oklahoma City is yours today. Friday PM event will be, if the weather will permit, hamburger & hot dog cookout --- more to come about this later.

Sat 21st – Breakfast, 0900 57th Alumni Association Members business meeting, Ladies shopping in AM.
Mid-day is open schedule.

1730 - Social hour & 75th Anniversary banquet at 1835. Mike Peters is our emcee for the evening. There will be some formal and some fun activities. We will present some awards and bestow honorary 57th Alumni Association membership on some people.  After dinner, we will have our famous 57th Alumni auction. Dress for the evening? Dress up, it’s our 75th Anniversary. Men, wear a suit, sports coat or long sleeve shirt. Ladies, make the men look bad this is a special evening and pictures will be taken.

 Sun 22nd  – 0900 we will meet in hospitality room for installation of 57th Alumni Association officers and give our final farewell for 2017.