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Colorado Springs 2018 reunion

Reunion 2018 Mark your calendars!! You will not want to miss this one!!
When: August 1-5, 2018 
Where: Colorado Springs Marriott  5580 Tech Center Drive., Colorado Springs, CO
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Greetings from the Colorado Springs Marriott! 

Here is the link to make overnight accommodations for the Air Weather Association Military Reunion

Online room reservations are now just a click away with ResLink! 

Guests may also call our 24 hour reservations line at 1-800-932-2151 to speak to someone directly.

Just let guests know to ask for Air Weather Association Military Reunion

To avoid any booking issues, please have all reservations made by July 2nd, 2018

Here is the reservation link guests can use to make online reservations:

 

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Air Weather Association Military Reunion

Discounted room rate available for the dates below;

Start date: 7/27/18
End date: 8/9/18
Last day to book: 7/2/18

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

Colorado Springs Marriott  for 139.00 USD  - 179.00 USD  per night

Note: Breakfast and free wi-fi are included.

marriott  marriott

AWA REUNION 2018 Agenda

During the reunion period, all attendees are most welcome to enjoy the Marriott hotel amenities and the AWA hospitality room, enjoy the many sites and tours available throughout the Colorado Springs area and/or choose the optional planned group tours shown in this agenda and on the registration form (pages 7-8).

Group tours for the AWA Reunion 2018 include:

National Museum of WWII Aviation – offered on Thursday and Saturday.  The National Museum of WWII Aviation is home base for a large selection of aircraft and operational vehicles and also houses an extensive collection of more than 3,000 artifacts and historical documents.  This is a docent tour.

Michael Garman’s Magic Town – offered on Thursday and Saturday.  Magic Town is in Old Colorado City.  It is a 3,000 square foot miniature city that combines hundreds of intricately detailed sculptures and cityscapes with magical elements to create one of the world’s truly unique attractions.     Self-guided tour with a scavenger hunt followed by time to enjoy shops or lunch (on your own) in Old Colorado City.

Air Force Academy and Garden of the Gods – offered on Thursday and Friday. A guided tour of the AF Academy includes the cadet chapel (all four chapels), the cadet area, and visitor’s center which includes exhibits, cadet dorm room, movie and shopping.  The Garden of the Gods tour will include a stop at the visitor’s center (movie, shop) and a guided tour.  A café is located at the Garden of the Gods visitor’s center for lunch on your own.

US Olympic Training Center – offered on Friday. A guided tour of the redesigned OTC Visitor Center will include a video presentation and walking tour of the complex.  Also includes time to view the interactive displays.

Golf – Thursday (time to be determined).  Please indicate on the registration form if you are interested and someone from the golf committee will contact you.

 Wednesday, 1 August 2018 – Primarily the arrival day for most attendees.

The AWA reunion registration and information desk opens at 3:00 pm in the Aspen Leaf room near the front desk.  [NOTE: The AWA desk will be open each day. All reunion attendees staying at the hotel or commuting need to check-in at the AWA desk as soon as possible to confirm their registration and receive their nametags and welcome packet. A bulletin board will be nearby to post messages, activity changes and general information.] 

Thursday, 2 August 2018:

6:30 am   Complimentary hot buffet breakfast begins on the 1st floor in the Ascent Restaurant for AWA registered hotel guests; ends at 11:00 am.

7:30 am   The AWA reunion registration and information desk opens in Aspen Leaf, the reunion hospitality room.

Golf times are being coordinated with Air Force Academy Course. Please indicate if interested on the registration form and details will be forthcoming.

[Bus and tour group numbers available caused AWA reunion organizers to split tours out over three days.  The registration form asks attendees to show their priorities.  Attendees will be placed on the tours in turn as their registration form arrives at the AWA reunion address and based on the priorities listed.  As the details are still being worked, the times are approximate.]

9:00 am   Bus begins loading outside the Marriott Hotel for the Air Force Academy/Garden of the Gods.  Return to the hotel around 3:00 pm.

9:00 am   Bus begins loading outside the Marriott Hotel for the National Museum of WWII Aviation.  Return to the hotel around 1:30 pm.

10:15 am  Bus begins loading outside the Marriott Hotel for the tour to Michael Garman’s Magic Town and Old Colorado City.  Return to the hotel around 3:00 pm.

Evening:  Reunion attendees and others may wish to have dinner with friends, in unit/squadron alumni groups. AWA Hospitality room will be open until 10:00 pm.

Friday, 3 August 2018:

6:30 am   Complimentary hot buffet breakfast begins on the 1st floor in the Ascent Restaurant for AWA registered hotel guests; ends at 11:00 am.

 7:30 am   The AWA reunion registration and information desk opens in Aspen Leaf, the reunion hospitality room.

9:00 am   Bus begins loading outside the Marriott Hotel for the Air Force Academy/Garden of the Gods.  Return to the hotel around 3:00 pm.

10:00 am  Bus begins loading outside the Marriott Hotel for the US Olympic Training Center.  Return to the hotel around 1:00 pm.

Evening:  Part of the basic reunion package -

6:00 pm   Social hour (cash bar) – Location TBD.

7:00 pm   AWA reunion buffet dinner in the Marriott Ballroom.  Buffet will include BBQ chicken, hamburgers, hotdogs, and many sides.

Saturday, 4 August 2018:

6:30 am   Complimentary hot buffet breakfast begins on the 1st floor in the Ascent Restaurant for AWA registered hotel guests; ends at 11:00 am.

7:30 am   The AWA reunion registration and information desk opens in Aspen Leaf, the reunion hospitality room.

9:30 am   Bus begins loading outside the Marriott Hotel for the National Museum of WWII Aviation.  Return to the hotel around 2:30 pm.

10:45 am  Bus begins loading outside the Marriott Hotel for the tour to Michael Garman’s Magic Town and Old Colorado City.  Return to the hotel around 3:30 pm.

Evening:  Part of the basic reunion package -

6:00 pm   Social hour (cash bar) – Location TBD.

7:00 pm   AWA 2018 Reunion Banquet in the Ballroom.  Dinner entrée choices are on the reunion registration form.

Sunday, 5 August 2018:

6:30 am   Complimentary hot buffet breakfast begins on the 1st floor in the Ascent Restaurant for AWA registered hotel guests; ends at 11:00 am.  Attendees are welcome to join in wishing each other safe travels until we meet again.

After breakfast, the AWA Reunion 2018 adjourns.

AWA 2018 Registration Form

NOTE!! The Cog Railway to Pikes Peak is NOT operating.  The equipment has worn out and cannot be replaced.

The WWII weather van shown below was restored by Fred LaPerriere of Sedalia, Colorado.  If you would like more information, please contact Fred at 303-688-3611.
Click on thumbnail image to see full scale picture.  These images were all taken at the 2010 reunion in Colorado Springs and Mr. LaPerriere plans to show it again at the 2018 reunion.  The hotel will allow him to setup the van in their parking lot so it will be shown there.



van van

Hat

Ceiling light

Clinometer

Theodolite

More instruments

Radiosonde

Sun Compass

Weather Manual

Weather Station
Handbook for
the Observer

June 5, 1944
weather map

June 5, 1944
weather map

June 5, 1944
weather map

June 5, 1944
weather map

June 5, 1944
weather map

Barograph

Banner

Teletype

Fire Extinguisher

Mason Braddock
wearing Great
Grandfather's
uniform

Mason Braddock

Mason Braddock

Uniform badge

Uniform badge
Mason Braddock
Mason in van
doorway
 

 

 

 

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