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Reunion 2006 Update

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  • Reunion 2006 Update

    In an effort to cut down on the added expense of a rental car or cab fare, the Association is finalizing plans for a shuttle bus service to the hotels listed below, and also to the Cowtown Warbird Roundup which will be held at Meacham Field. Information on the Cowtown Warbird Roundup is listed below.

    This is the complete list of hotels that the Association has signed agreements with. We encourage you to use these hotels. Shuttle buses will be provided to take you to and from these hotels to the Convention Center and back. Bus schedules will be available at all these hotels. If these hotels sell out, we will find additional hotels and add them to the shuttle routes.


    Radisson Plaza Hotel
    817-870-2100 reservation number or Radisson Toll Free Reservation number 800-333-3333
    (Reported to be full)

    Park Central Hotel
    817-336-2011 or toll free at 800-848-PARK (7275)
    (Reported to be full)


    HOTEL # ROOMS PRICE DISTANCE TO CONVENTION CENTER


    AMERISUITES – STOCKYARDS 80 $99 3.4 MILES
    817-626-6000
    Code: USMC/Combat Helicopter Association (mention when registering)
    http://www.stockyardsstation.com/

    HILTON GARDEN INN 50 $94 5.9 MILES
    817-222-0222
    Code: United States Marine Corps (mention when registering)
    http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/

    LA QUINTA INN & SUITES 40 $95 6.3 MILES
    817-222-2888
    Code: USMC/Combat Helicopter Association (mention when registering)
    http://www.lq.com/

    BAYMONT INN & SUITES 30 $63 6.4 MILES
    817-740-1099
    Code: USMC/Combat Helicopter Association (mention when registering)
    http://www.baymontinns.com/

    HOLIDAY INN FT. WORTH NORTH 75 $79 6.4 MILES
    817-625-9911
    Code: USMC/Combat Helicopter Association (mention when registering)
    http://www.ichotelsgroup.com

    HOLIDAY INN – FT. WORTH SOUTH 150 $89 6.5 MILES
    817-293-3088
    Code: Popasmoke (mention when registering)

    GREEN OAKS HOTEL 100 $85 7.5 MILES
    817-738-7311
    Code: Popasmoke (mention when registering)



    The Cowtown Warbird Roundup, the OV-10 Bronco Association, the Vintage Flying Museum, The FAC Museum and local Marine Corps Associations want our membership to know that we will welcomed as VIP’s at this event. The gates will open to Association members at 0800. Transportation will be provided from the hotels and the Convention Center for our membership to and from Meacham Field.

    3rd Annual Cowtown Warbird Roundup Announcement

    FORT WORTH, TX – The OV-10 Bronco Association and the Vintage Flying Museum have set Saturday, August 12, 2006 as the date for their 3rd annual Cowtown Warbird Roundup. This year’s theme is “Welcome Home Vets.” The event will be open to the public from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM. All activities will take place at the Vintage Flying Museum facility at Meacham Field in Fort Worth at 505 NW 38th Street, Hangar 33s.

    This year’s fund raising event will incorporate numerous present day jet and helicopter military aircraft for display and inspection. August 12th also coincides with the USMC/Combat Helicopter Association’s annual reunion, which is taking place in Fort Worth this year. Members of that organization will be attending the Roundup as part of the “Welcome Home Vets” celebration. A broad range of aircraft from World War II to Korea to Vietnam and today will be available for inspection by visitors. Aircraft that have been invited include;
    US Air Force: A-10, F-15, F-16, T-6A, T-37, T-38, QF-4
    US Navy: T-2, T-6, T-34, T-39, T-44, T-45
    US Marine Corp: C-130, F/A-18, AH-1, UH-1, CH-46, CH-53
    Army National Guard: AH-1, CH-47, OH-58
    US Coast Guard: H-64, DA-20
    Civilian: T-28, O-1, OV-10, L-5, L-17, O-2, A-1

    In addition to these aircraft, the Forward Air Controller’s Museum will dedicate it’s newly restored US Air Force O-2 Skymaster. Activities are also planned for children. Food and beverages will be available along with other concessions and attractions. Admission will be $5.00 per person at the gate, no advanced sales. Children under 12 can attend free of charge if accompanied by an adult. Active and reserve servicemen and women, in uniform, will also be admitted free of charge. More details will be available as the event approaches.

    Proceeds from this event will help the OV-10Brocno Association, Forward Air Controller’s Museum and the Vintage Flying Museum pursue their goals of restoring aircraft for display to the public and provide education programs of an aviation nature to the Fort Worth community. Volunteer assistance to help make this event a success is also needed.

    Don’t forget, the cutoff date for registration is June 15th. After that date a late fee of $50 per person will be added to the registration fee.

    If you need dues forms or registration forms, you can download them from this link:

    http://www.popasmoke.com/notam2/showthread.php?t=5499


    Fort Worth is a great city with plenty of things to see and do. Here are several links:

    http://www.traveltex.com/texas_cams....ea=Ft.%20Worth
    http://www.fortworthgov.org/visitors.asp
    http://www.fortworth.com

    WE CAN MAKE THIS THE BIGGEST AND BEST REUNION THE ASSOCIATION HAS EVER HAD, NOT BECAUSE OF THE TREATMENT BY SOME OF THE HOTELS IN FORT WORTH, BUT IN SPITE OF THEM! IN THE WORDS OF THE IMMORTAL GUNNY HIGHWAY,
    “IMPROVISE – OVERCOME – ADAPT”

    If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.

    John "J.D." Barber
    President
    USMC/Combat
    Helicopter Association
    72 Lorraine Street
    Weymouth, MA 02189-2610
    Phone/Fax: 781-337-3239
    popasmoke@earthlink.net

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    Hotel alternate

    JD,

    The Stockyards Hotel is higher priced but great for one or two nights. Incredible atmosphere and central to the Stockyards.

    Note that the Stockyards (we locals call it the Northside) are in between Meecham field and Downtown.

    Just across I30 from the convention center is the Justin Boot factory outlet where you can get a good price on your Manly Footwear, or the hubcap-size buckle of your choice.

    Leddy's at the Stockyards just burned the other night. They were the landmark boot makers & western wear, but there are plenty other western outfitters.

    Sheplers tends to have a broad collection of Manly Footwear as well as clothing and stuff. Felt hats are hot in the summer. I prefer the Palm Leaf straws.

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