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The Pleiku Airbase Association

Pleiku AB, South Vietnam 1966 - 1972

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Upcoming Reunions

2021 REUNION

Welcome to the 2021 Pleiku Air Base Association Reunion.  This year our reunion will be in Harrisburg, PA.  And while we have many great things planned for you this year, due to COVID and safety precautions, our reunion will look a little differently this year.   Please read the information below before you complete the registration form. 

The information contained in this newsletter is accurate at the time of printing; however,

we know that things can change quickly so please watch the website (www.pleikuab.com)

and the Facebook page for changes.  We will also be doing a short newsletter in August

focusing on the reunion for any updates/changes.

 

Safety – We encourage everyone to make safe decisions and be vaccinated but that is a

personal choice.  However, we are requiring you to bring a mask as some of the places we

visit may require a mask in public areas.  

 

Hotel - The hotel has instituted additional cleaning precautions including electrostatic foggers

in public areas and wipe down of high touch areas once per hour.   They are NOT cleaning

rooms during the stay unless you request to have the room cleaned.  They will do a towel

exchange but again, that must be requested. Guests are required to wear a facemask in all

public areas.  For more information, please check the hotel website.

 

Our hospitality room will also look a little differently this year as we limit the number of guests

per table.  Again, you can make this a personal choice.  We will still be providing snacks and

drinks however these will be in individual servings/cans/bottles etc.

 

We will still be doing our raffle with winners announced at the banquet.  Donations of raffle

 items are appreciated as they helps defray the cost of the reunion.  Please contact Liz Shelt at Liz.Shelt@gmail.com if you have questions about raffle items.

 

Hotel: Our hotel this year is the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel | 4650 Lindel Road | Harrisburg, PA 17111.  You can either call the hotel directly at 800-325-3535 or make your reservations online by using this link - Book your group rate for Pleiku Air Base Association.  When making your reservations you must mention our Group Name = Pleiku Air Base Association to receive the reunion rate of $99/night plus tax.

Please note this group rate DOES NOT include breakfast.  You will receive a 10% discount for meals in the hotel dining room. Hotel reservations must be received by August 23, 2021.  After this date, reservations will be accepted on a space rate available basis only. 

Hotel rate quoted is based upon double adult occupancy.  Reservation cancellation is 48 hours prior to check in to avoid a fee, which is equal to one night’s stay. An early departure fee of 1 night room and tax will be applied if checking out prior to confirmed check out date.  Handicapped rooms are available but must be requested upon booking. 

If you plan to arrive prior to Sunday, September 12 or stay beyond Thursday, September 16, the hotel will honor the $99/night rate for 2 days post and prior if there is availability.  You will need to make your reservations directly with Lisa Chenoweth at 717-558-4607.

Airport Shuttle: The hotel provides complimentary shuttle to and from the Harrisburg airport.  Please note if you will need this service when making your reservation.  The number to call when you land at the airport is 717-564-5511. 

Note:  For those of you driving to the reunion via the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the turnpike has instituted electronic billing (for those of you who do not have an EZ Pass).  As you enter the turnpike, you are no longer required to stop at the tollbooth for a ticket and then pay upon exit.  You will then receive your bill in the mail. 

 

Reunion Schedule:

Sunday, September 12, 2021.  Hospitality room officially opens.

            7 pm - Ice Cream Social (location – Hospitality Room)

Monday, September 13, 2021.  Optional:  Tour of Hershey.   Bus will pick us up at the hotel at 9:15 am and return us to the hotel around 4:00 pm.   Lunch will be included during the tour.  Cost for the optional tour is $40 per person for members and guests and $45 per person for non-members and guests.  The tour will include:

•           A 75-minute trolley tour of Hershey (https://www.hersheys.com/chocolateworld)

•           Lunch

•           Make your own candy bar experience

•           3:30 – Bus will depart for hotel       

 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021.  The memorial service will be at the US. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, PA.  The bus will pick us up at 9:15 am at the hotel and return at approximately 4 pm.  https://www.armyheritage.org/

•           10:30 am -   Memorial Service begins

•           11:30 am – Lunch provided by Mission BBQ (https://mission-bbq.com/)

•           After lunch – time to tour the center.  This is an interactive experience. 

•           3:15 pm – Bus will pick us up to return to hotel

 

Wednesday, September 15, 2020. 

•           9:30 am.  Membership meeting.  Location:  Hospitality Room

•           9:30 am.  Women’s Auxiliary meeting.  Location:  TBA

•           5 pm – Happy Hour – Location:  Hospitality Room

•           6 pm – Banquet – Location TBA

 

Thursday, September 16, 2019

                        Depart for home.  See you next year in Dover/Rehoboth Beach, DE.  Reunion dates are Sunday, May 8 to Thursday, May 12. 

 

 


Registration Fee:

The reunion registration fee for this year will be $60 per person for members of the organization and their guests, and $80 for nonmembers of the organization and their guests.   The fee includes the ice cream social, bus transportation and lunch at the memorial service, banquet dinner and hospitality room.  Registration forms must be in our hands no later than August 23, 2021.

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PLEIKU AIR BASE ASSOCIATION

Harrisburg, PA Reunion

2021 Registration Form

Hotel:  Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel | 4650 Lindel Road Harrisburg, PA 17111

Member Name: _____________________________________/Phone Number_____________

Arrival Date___________                   Departure Date _________

  1. Wednesday Night Banquet Choice (list by number) _______________

1.  Chicken, 2.  Pork, 3.  Salmon

  1. Optional Monday Bus Tour to Hershey                                Yes_____   No ______

C.  I plan to attend the Sunday night Ice Cream Social           Yes_____   No_____

Guest Name: ___________________________________________

Arrival Date___________                   Departure Date _________

  1. Wednesday Night Banquet Choice (list by number) ______________

1.  Chicken, 2 Pork, 3.  Salmon

  1. Optional Monday Bus Tour to Hershey                                              Yes_____   No_____

C.  I plan to attend the Sunday night Ice Cream Social                           Yes_____   No_____

Registration Fees

Members and Guests

Non-members and Guests

Reunion Registration - $60.00 x ___= _____

Optional Monday Tour - $40.00 x ___ = _____

Total Enclosed      $ ___________________

 

Reunion Registration - $80.00 x ___ = ______ Optional Monday Tour - $45.00 x ___ = _____

Total Enclosed   $ _________________

Return your registration form with a check or money order payable to Pleiku Air Base Association on or before August 23, 2021 to:  Roberta Raymond, 115 Lexington Drive, St. Clairsville, OH 43950.

Note:  If you have more than one guest attending, please use an additional sheet of paper and include their information.