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  • #16
    Well, let's get real, is probably right. I try to use just a couple of things to guide my decisions on these reunions:

    1. In LV I wanted to see twelve former squardron mates. Saw 8.
    2. In P-Cola I just wanted to see P-Cola and ride across the bay bridge to the tune of "Spirit in the Sky." Drift the hootches and drink beer on the beach.
    3. P-Cola 2, wanted to see @6 people. drink at the various unit tents.
    4. DC 1, wanted to see DC and hopefully 6-12 people. Not quite so, but did receive letters for months afterwards about the coffee table.
    5. Reno...way too organized and "stringent."
    6. Ft Worth...not even worth talking about. Except VMO-2 was classical and true to form.
    7. DC...just cannot figure it into the budget...the org is just getting too "high falootin' and more like a circus.

    If that's anal rententive, then I'm one...but definitely not alone.

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    • #17
      Anal retentive?

      I've NEVER had any words for the PAS staff that does all the hard work, other than praise! However, as Larry pointed out, Marines will be Marines. When they're bitchin', they're HAPPY!!
      I applaude the arrangement for DC..under the circumstances, they've done quite well! However I, personally, can't afford the parking fee for the car, bike, and trailer..on top of the gasoline prices...just one of those things.
      I hope that PAS 2010 is in the mid-west. and NOT the West coast..again. Maybe we can make that one, the Lord willing and the creek don't rise! Little Rock-Memphis where many the enlisted trained, Nashville-St. Louis....Any would be a help. It's not that much closer than D.C. if at all, but we could afford the associated fees and such, this IS reality!
      PAS Staff thanks for all you do!
      Semper Fidelis
      Joe


      Phu Bai tower:
      YW-11 for Phu Bai DASC-
      Remember, These are "A" models!
      YW-11 BuNo-151939
      '65 Model CH-46A

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      • #18
        Popasmoke DC

        I probably should not get involved, but here goes: Let me be very clear that I am NOT looking for any sympathy or any comments of such.

        I have an advanced stage of kidney cancer and most probably won't be able to make Popasmoke DC this year. I have helped organize events of this size and nature before and can cuncur that the Board is doing the best they can to keep costs as low as possible while maintaining a level of quality befitting the members of this Association. We are Marines and have a common bond and experience, not just a get-together of a bunch of Vietnam veteran old farts who sit around and bitch about life in general like you hear at the VFW.

        I know that there are other Marines out there that will not be able to attend because of health reasons, and I'll bet they will all agree that, even though the cost may seem prohibitive, any one of us would do whatever possible to attend, just to be with our Brother Marines, at least one more time.

        These reunions are precious, more than most of us may realize. What else is more precious than our families and the relationships forged amoung our Marine brothers so many years ago? Don't the majority of us usually bring up the names and events which took the lives of some of our Brothers? Isn't one of the reasons for these events to remember and honor our Marine Brothers who made the Ultimate Sacrifice?

        If you can't go, or don't want to, that's entirely understandable, but don't take it out on the guys who put in so many unselfish hours to put together an event of this scope.

        Sorry if this offends some, but it's just MY opinion.
        Joseph "Jake" Jacobs
        HMM-262 Combat Helicopter Association

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        • #19
          Mid Country Reunion

          "Please don't do another West coast until we do a "mid" country-Nashville-Memphis-Little Rock."

          I don't have a problem with the above statement...just some info to supply.

          Most of us enlisted went thru training at NATTC Memphis, (located in Millington, TN) in the 60's, the schools associated with NATTC MFS were transferred to Pensacola in the mid 90's.

          What was known as NAS Memphis, is currently called NSA (Naval Support Activity) Mid-South. It is the home of a number of Navy Headquarters, the largest being the Navy Personnel Command.

          Most of the north side of the base was given to the city of Millington, they own the airfield, now called "Millington Regional JetPort", the former Navy Brig is now the headquarters for Millington police Department. The Navy still controls the Golf Course, Gym, Stables and Navy Lake

          There are no Marines stationed in Millington.

          I was station at NATTC MFS 3 times (student and 2 tours as an instructor). I retired while stationed in Millington and still live in Memphis.

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          • #20
            Millington

            Thanks Marty!
            I was there only once, as a student in 1966. Darrell Tygart, on of my best friends from HMM-362/HMM-165 was there as an instructor in 1971-73, approx. He thought as much as you said above. Still would be a nice location, maybe Millington would let us fly a few of our birds in for the event. Kind of a "thanks for the airport" gesture?? They did in Reno few years back.
            Just a thought....
            Last edited by Joe Reed; 03-24-2008, 13:38. Reason: spelling
            Semper Fidelis
            Joe


            Phu Bai tower:
            YW-11 for Phu Bai DASC-
            Remember, These are "A" models!
            YW-11 BuNo-151939
            '65 Model CH-46A

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            • #21
              I think Marty and Joe are on to something, Memphis would be a great central place for a reunion. Just think some of may even see Elvis there; and you can probably still sell a pint of blood for some beer! Just kidding I loved Memphis and I thing we should all vote on the next reunion location.
              S/F
              Tim
              Semper Fi
              Tim

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              • #22
                Parking

                Marines

                I was just informed this morning that our contract at the Hotel includes a 50% discount on the parking. Since rates change almost weekly in DC I will not post the current rate that they are charging.

                Joe, the will not allow trailers in the parking garage, they are checking on where we can put them. If need be, we can park your bike in Chris's garage in Springfield and park the trailer in front of his house. He would be the one leading any bike rides as my butt is going to be working at this reunion and I can't ride until at least Sunday afternoon.

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                • #23
                  I agree. Don't criticise the people doing the hard work of making the event happen. Say thanks for the effort! Then if you have some constructive suggestions offer them.

                  Unfortunately, I won't be able to make DC because of work and money but that is the result of my personal choices. I would like to see reunions more reasonable in cost thinking of the offyear Purple Fox reunions as an example.

                  When looking at locations I would recommend New Orleans if held later so the weather is cooler.

                  Howard Nelson
                  Howard Nelson

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                  • #24
                    Parking

                    Thanks Larry!
                    Please thank Chris for me as well. We'll certainly consider it.
                    Thanks again for all you do!
                    Semper Fidelis
                    Joe


                    Phu Bai tower:
                    YW-11 for Phu Bai DASC-
                    Remember, These are "A" models!
                    YW-11 BuNo-151939
                    '65 Model CH-46A

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                    • #25
                      Hilton Hotel Parking

                      I will be staying at the Cherry Hill Campground in College Park.
                      I Noticed that Thru, Fri, Sat, nights everything is not over until late or after dark, don't want to take the metro at that time.

                      So if someone is not getting a car, could I get there Hotel parking pass. I would be glad to send a check to them for the parking fee.

                      S/F

                      Ed Mckinnie

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                      • #26
                        This works

                        When a lot of us hit MMAF--- security was 1 strand of concertina wire, we had no refers, only fresh meat was in the bread of the midrats spam sandwitches, and you only got a hot water shower if you were first in line at 1600.........now were grip'n about a parking space. I am truly thankfull that my Marine Corps hasn't changed, I have no doubt I'd have another heart attack if Juggies quit bitch'n, I luv it. You guys plan it, I'll be there....
                        FYI, I checked with Southwest Air, it will only cost me about $100 more to fly in and would save me 18 hrs of windshield time. Thats with gas @ 3.50, you might want to give it some thought.

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                        • #27
                          Park at the end of the metro line

                          As a former employee at the Beltsville USDA center, I recommend parking your vehicle at the end of whichever Metro line is along your travel path. For example, if you come from the north, get rid of your car at the end of the Green line. Check out this option, call a buddy and share a ride into the hotel, or take the Metro into the city. A little coordination will save you the $23 per day. You could buy an extra round!

                          Romy Myszka
                          Fort Worth, Texas
                          Radio Tweet

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                          • #28
                            parking fee kitty savings plan

                            Put 75 cents in a jar every day until the reunion. You'll have some change left over for a shot and a beer.

                            Romy Myszka
                            Fort Worth, Texas
                            Radio Tweet

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