CLASS REUNIONS PLANNED- Connally/Harlingen/Military

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The 2022 River Rat Reunion in San Antonio is set for 28 September 2022.

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When: 28 September 2022
Where: San Antonio, Texas
United States



PLANNED for 2018:


The next reunion of the 319th Fighter Interceptor Squadron will be in Nashville, TN. at the Guess House Inn & Suites on Sept 12-15, 2018. More information will be in our next newsletter or by using the “Contact Us” on this page.

 CONNALLY CLASS 63-01 has reunion planned for 2018.


DATES: September, 14-16, 2018, depart on 17th

PLANNERS: Jim Ehlers & Sherry or Bob and Emmie Lou Brunson can pass you info on the reunion events.

“USAF Navigator Class 63-01 is having its annual reunion September 14-18, 1918 at Chateau on the Lake.

BILLETING: There are three levels of room accommodations: Mountain View King, Lake Front King and Partial Lake View King.  Prices vary from $ 119.00 to $ 149.00 per night according to your personal selection.  You are each required to make your own reservations no later than 90 days prior to the arrival date.   The name of the group booking is 63-01 Navigators.  The booking dates are Friday, September  14th with a departure of Monday, September 17th, 2018.

EVENTS: We also checked out some of the entertainment venues and are contacting some for group rate pricing and availability.  Several of you had requested we visit the Walton Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas.  That venue  is approximately two (2) hours from Branson.  We have been told this is a spectacular place to visit and recommend you go to their website to check it out. We are currently checking on the cost to obtain a small (24-30) bus for transportation to and from this destination.  Please let us know if you are interested in this outing, the transportation  will be an out of pocket cost to you.  There is no admission fee. Two possible selections we made for the group are, the Sound and Music presentation of Samson and a dinner cruise on the Lake. Sound and Music has a theater in Pennsylvania  and this one in Branson.  Again go to the website and you will find why we made this one of our choices.  As we get closer to the event  we will provide ticket costs and choices of shows and outings so you can select what is of interest to you.  We will need to have final selections from each of you by March 2018 to be able to secure group pricing and get the best tickets. The last night, Sunday, we will have our farewell  group dinner, some details to follow to later.

For information contact:  Jim Ehlers:



B-58 Hustler Association Reunion– COMPLETED

Hoosier Hustler Homecoming being sponsored by the Grissom Air Museum 
in Kokomo, IN.  For more information, see the B-58 Hustler Association 
website ( The Grissom Air Museum,
1000 W Hoosier Blvd, Peru, IN 46970, will be hosting a B-58 Hustler Hoosier Homecoming
on May 19-21, 2017   POC is Harold A. "Harry" Rumzek 
President, B-58 Hustler Association 

The 2018 B-58 Hustler Association Reunion will be hosted on May 3rd-5th, 2018 at the
Radisson Hotel Fort Worth North-Fossil Creek 2540 Meacham Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76106
          Harlingen Class 61-09-- 2017 Reunion-COMPLETED--LAST ONE
DATES: Assemble Oct 24, 2017
LOCATION: San Antonio TX.
Contact Bill Day for more information-- 
That time has arrived, no I am not talking about TDYs or deployments, 
rather it is time to make a room reservation for our October 24-28th 
61-09 reunion. We are returning to the Crockett Hotel. We had our first 
reunion in 1995 at this hotel. This hotel is a classy favorite for military 
reunions. You will be located across the street from the Alamo and a long 
block from the River Walk. Our on-site commander is Bob Gaddy. There are 
other 61-09 locals that will be assisting in assuring you have a good time 
in San Antonio. How to make a reservation: I strongly suggest you do it by 
telephone. The number is (210) 225-6500 and request reservations. It is 
important you mention Harlingen 61-09 when you make your reservations. The 
rates are not cheap, none of the better River Walk hotels are cheap today. 
San Antonio is becoming a preferred destination, particularly in October. 
Room rates range from $139 to $189 per night. Group rates will be honored 
from three days before to three days after the group block ends, based on 
availability. Check-In time is 3pm and Check-Out is 12:00pm. There will be
a complimentary hot breakfast buffet and wireless internet (WIFI). You will
not like the local occupancy taxes, but Seattle’s is even worse. Be aware that 
the parent organization that owns the Crockett Hotel also owns the Menger Hotel 
which is kitty corner across the street. If we run into capacity problems we can 
always send the overload there. I love the thought of an overload problem.The 
hotel has a parking lot behind the building that serves both the Crockett and 
Menger hotels. Valet parking rates are $24 a day, but there are various city 
lots around the hotel who rates range from $8.00 to $20.00 a day. By reunion 
time we will have these located and rates listed for you. I might suggest 
you look at Google Map for the hotel location. There is a city shuttle called 
“Go Express” that leaves the airport every 15-30 minutes from outside Baggage 
Claim. The Crockett Hotel is one of the drop-off locales. The bus fare is $18 
one way or $34 round trip. Taxi rates range from $25-$30 charge flat rate for 
one to three passengers. There you have the game plan. Please make a reservation 
and let me know you are coming. This will be a relaxed reunion with less emphasis 
on tours and structured activity than in the past. --Bill Day




Reunion of AVIATION CADETS (Pilots and Navigator)

Anyone welcomed to attend. Will be a great time for you.
See new additions to Cadet World in Eureka Springs, AR

DATES: July 19-21, 2016.

LOCATION: Eureka Springs, AR

PLANNERS: Contact Errol Severe for cost and details. His e-mail is:
Aviation Cadet Museum, Inc.
542 CR 2073
Eureka Springs, AR 72632


B-52 reunion planned for 2016.-COMPLETED

LOCATION: Omaha Nebraska

DATES: August, 18-21, 2016

PLANNERS: Jim Hoopaw can pass you info on the reunion events. or

The Runion Brat phone 360-663-2521 and e-mail is:

Reunion is being held at Magnolia Hotel in Omaha with tours to Offutt AFB and surrounding areas.


 CONNALLY CLASS 63-01 has reunion planned for 2016.-COMPLETED

LOCATION: Chico Hot Springs, Pray, MT

DATES: September, 15-19, 2016

PLANNERS: Peter Bogy can pass you info on the reunion events.

Peter Bogy,

“USAF Navigator Class 63-01 is having its annual reunion September 15-19, 1916 at Chico Hot Springs in Pray, Montana. Activities will include Museum of the Rockies, BBQ, fishing andhiking at a beautiful Paradise Valley ranch viewing the AbsarokaMountain Range and tours into Yellowstone Park.

For information contact Peter Bogy,”

Those planning to attend Reunion at Chico Hots Springs in Pray, 
Montana, 15 - 19 September 2016 are:
John and Carol Anderson
John & Carol Bowling
Bob and Emmy Lou Brunson
John and Pat Cummings,
Jim and Sherry Ehlers, 
Kay Lively 'Johnson'
Ken and Sophie McNair,
Tosh and JoAnne Naganawas,
Ed Nugent
John and Chadda Shelly
Richard 'Dicky' Simpson
Steve Spor,


HARLINGEN CLASS 59-15 has reunion planned for 2016.

LOCATION: Kansas City MO

DATES: September, 20-23, 2016

PLANNERS: Michael Ferris can pass you info on the reunion events.

e-mail is   (phone: 713-962-5801 in Kingwood, TX)

"USAF Navigator Class 59-15N Aviation Cadet class is having its 
annual reunion September 20-23, 2016 at Holiday Inn Country Plaze, 
Kansas City, MO.  Activities will include tour of the 
National WW II Museum, lunch at Jack Stack Barbecue and a tour of 
the Steamboat Arabia Museum.  Contact Mike Ferris for cost and 
reunion application.



 HARLINGTON CLASS 60-03 has reunion planned for 2014.

LOCATION: Waikiki Beach, HI

DATES: April, 23-28, 2015

PLANNERS: Larry Pring. Also Frank Tussing can pass you info on the reunion events.

Some events:  Class 60-03 Reunion is scheduled for April 23 through April 28, 2014. Events planned to follow.

HOTELS: People are responsible for their own reservations. Best place to stay is Hale Koa Hotel (Armed Forces Recreation Center on Waikiki Beach. The hotel qffers an array of dining experiences.

CONTACT INFO:  Larry Pring

Phone: 808-542-3838




REUNIONS Completed in 2014

HARLINGEN CLASS 59-14 is planning  a reunion for 2014.

DATES15-16 August 2014

LOCATION: Dayton OH, Air Force Museum

HOTEL RESERVATIONS:  Hope Hotel (Building 823, Area A, WPAFB, OH 45433)

–20 rooms blocked at the Hope Hotel.  If you plan to attend the room rates for up to 4 people is $100.97 per night including all taxes.  You may have queen or double beds.  You must make your own reservation and pay for them by calling (937)879-2696.  The room block name is Navigator training Class 59-14N.                                          Reservation must by made before July 4th.

PLANNERS: Primary: Delmar G. Pullins & backup: Bob Newton


1. Friday evening at the Hope Hotel– we have a room reserved with a pay as you go bar, and appetizers.  That event will begin at 6 PM.

2. Saturday Day: We will spend the day at the AF museum.  People will be able to tour the museum on their own schedule.  We are working on transportation for everyone.  Right now you may have to drive or ride with someone. 

3. Saturday evening: Dinner at location to be determined. 

COST.  Contact Delmar Pullins for cost. Modifications were made because of some cancellations 

Mail checks to Delmar G. Pullins, 46589 SR 248, Long Bottom, OH 45743.

Contact Delmar G. Pullins if have questions.

 Let us make this a reunion to remember—Delmar G. Pullins


CONNALLY CLASSES 65-05 is planning  a reunion for 2014.

DATES:  Possible 5-7 September 2014

LOCATION: Possible Colorado


PLANNERS: Primary: Charlie Johnson, Juan Pena & Cecil Myers



CONNALLY CLASSES 64-12, 64-13 & 64-14 are planning  a reunion for 2014.

DATES11-14 September 2014

LOCATION: Dayton OH, Air Force Museum

HOTEL RESERVATIONSSee info below or contact Walter Antonow

PLANNERS: Primary: Dave Doty, Walter Antonow& Felix Huertas

EVENTS:  Main events being held at the National Museum of the US Air Force [dinner, tours, exhibits].  All the information you may need is on, including Reunion schedule and revised registration form.


HARLINGEN CLASS 59-15 is planning  a reunion for 2014.

PLANNER: Michael Ferris

DATES: Sept. 29, 2014 – Oct 03, 2014

LOCATION: South Lake Tahoe, CA

HOST HOTEL: The Forest Suites Resort                                                                             ADDRESS: 1 Lake Parkway, S. Lake Tahoe CA 96150-                                                      ROOM DISCOUNT RATE is $79.00 for 1 BR and $139 .00 for 2 BR.


1. PLANNER– Contact Mike Ferris for details

COST.  To Be Determined—Contact Mike Ferris for procedures to get the room rates plus will advise you of the individual cost per person.  Make any checks payable to: Class 59-15N Reunion.  Make your reservation early, and all are invited wives, classmates, Nav’s from other classes, children, friends and family.

CONTACT INFO:  Mike Ferris

Phone: 713-962-5801



SAC Reunion:  INFO available on line

LOCATION: Sam’s Casino, Shreveport

DATES: 7-8 November 2014– NOTE this is a CHANGE received 5/16/14.




REUNIONS Completed in 2013

Harlingen Class 61-09– 2013 Reunion-COMPLETED

Dates: Arrive Monday PM Nov. 04 and Depart Friday Morning Nov. 08 2013.

Contact Bill Day for more information– see info below–

Hotel Booking Instructions

The reunion hotel is the Windmill Inn and Suites in Tucson, AZ.  The location is on the north side of Tucson near the Catalina Hills.  The hotel address is 4250 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ.  The Hotel address and very good directions for arrival are available on the web site. Two very good restaurants are within 200′ of the entrance in St. Philip’s Plaza.We have blocked 20 rooms at $87 per night plus 13.05% tax, (if you are bringing your au pair girl the rate is $97 for triple occupancy).  Cut-off date for making reservations is 10/04/13.  After that the $87 rate still applies but rooms are “as available”.  The hospitality suite is $137 per night (attached room is $87 and the suite room is $50 per night).

You can book on-line at the hotel website:  At the appropriate block enter the Group Code: 6109REUNION If you wish to phone direct to the hotel use (520) 577-0007 and use the same group code (6109REUNION).  You may extend your stay beyond the 4 nights at the same group rate.

After you finish booking your reservations, send me a message so I can enter your names on the reunion roster.

Bill Day–Clerk Typist Third Class–HAFB 61-09

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