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Thanks to all who made the 2007 1st FIXED WING
GUNSHIP REUNION
Reunion a Success!
HOT!!!  REUNION WAS A BLAST!
Click on event below for PHOTOS
(More coming SOON)
 Thursday-Warm-Up Party  , Friday-Buffet    
Saturday: 
Business Meeting, Memorial Service, Static Displays, Banquet 
Anyone having Golf Tournament, Fishing, Shopping and BBQ pics please Upload them (
or email them to me)

 

Annual AC-130 Spectre Reunion October 5-7, 2007, Sandestin, Florida

1st FIXED WING
GUNSHIP REUNION

NOTE:  LATE FEES AFTER SEPTEMBER 15 SO REGISTER TODAY!!!
Reunion VIII
October 5th -7th, 2007
Sandestin, FL

Sandestin, Florida (next to Ft. Walton beach) will be host to the 2007 gunship reunion, a combined reunion of all Fixed Wing Gunship crews, AC-47, AC-119 and AC-130 air crews, maintenance crews, and associates.

AC-130 gunship units will reunite with old friends and meet new ones from the AC-47 and Shadows & Stingers units as well.

This year's reunion theme is: 1st FIXED WING GUNSHIP REUNION.

This is the first time all three Gunships groups have reunited at the same time!

Registration
Reunion Registration Form is up!
Click on link to download

Reunion registration and hotel registration are separate. You must make your hotel registration directly with the hotel.
Reunion registration forms will be posted shortly.

• Reunion Dates: October 5th–7th, 2007
• Reunion Hotel is the
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf & Resort Spa.
• Reunion Room Rates: $139.00 + 11% Tax a night. Should you want to upgrade it is available.

• Parking fee $6.00 a day (normally $8.00). This is a secure area with Security Guards.

HOT!!!
The Hilton has extended the time to reserve your Reunion rooms at the reduced rate until the
13th of September
, with the exception of the night of the 4th which is all booked.  Get them in as early as possible.

By Calling the Hilton Sandestin  Beach Golf & Spa at (1-800-367-1271) be sure to use the following three (3) digit code: FWG. You can also book on line at www.sandestinbeachhilton.com  again

You can book to arrive as early as Oct 2nd, 2007 and stay as late as Oct 8th, 2007 at the group rate.

Remember, This is your hotel reservation only

Prior to arrival please tell them you are with the Fixed Wing Gunship Reunion.

Make your Hotel reservation TODAY!  IF THE ONLINE FORM DOES NOT ALLOW YOU TO  RESERVE ROOM, PLEASE CALL HILTON 1-800-367-1271, AND IF YOU STILL CANNOT GET A HILTON ROOM CALL DIRECT TO THE ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT: 
PAT CARPENTER (850) 243-0872 AND HE WILL ASSIST

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Hotel Information

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Guest Speaker

This year's Guest Speaker is
Major General Bob Patterson (retired) - Gunship Pilot!  and also THE Daddy of, and FIRST Commander of AFSOC, last but not least, Lifetime Member of the Spectre Association!.

MG Patterson's Bio

Directions

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AGENDA

For the First Combined
Fixed Wing Gunship Reunion
NOTE:  LATE FEES AFTER SEPTEMBER 15 SO REGISTER TODAY!!!

*A Hootch will be available Thursday through Sunday with snacks, wine, beer, sodas and water.     *No Charge to registered reunion attendees.

Thursday – Oct 4th, 2007

6:30 p.m. – Warm-up Party at the NCO beach picnic area near Hurlburt. Finger sandwiches, beer, soda & water. No Charge to registered reunion attendees.

 

Friday – Oct 5th, 2007

5 p.m. – Mixer Registration/Check-in – Hilton

6 p.m. – Buffet & Music. $20 per person 
Dress: Casual or Party Suit–Music by Stormin Norman.
Menu: Teriyaki Filet of Beef brochette, Fried Chicken Tenders served with honey mustard sauce, ocean scallops wrapped in bacon, spinach & feta cheese in phyllo dough (vegetarian), fried grouper fingers served with caribbean salsa, deluxe finger sandwiches including meat 7 vegetarian selection, chocolate covered strawberries, coffees, herbal & regular teas.

Saturday – Oct 6th, 2007

8 a.m. – Membership Meeting for AC-119.
 
9 a.m. – Membership Business Meeting for AC-130
         Agenda for Business Meeting: Membership rates & Scholarship eligibility for Grandchildren of members (Please email contact@spectre-association.org  in any additional AGENDA items for discussion).  Locations at the Hilton to be identified later.


Saturday Afternoon

1 p.m.  Memorial Services at the Hurlburt Field Air Park for all Gunshiper’s – AC-47, AC-130 & AC-119.

Note: A static display is planned for an AC-130U/H after the service.


Saturday Evening

5 p.m. – Registration/Check-in – Hilton

5:30 p.m. – Happy Hour. 
Dress: Semi-Formal or Party Suits (Party Suits are encouraged if you can still get into them.)

6:30 p.m. – Call to Seats

7 p.m. – Dinner $45 per person
Menu: Pecan Crusted Chicken Breast served with Roma Tomato Sauce with Rice Pilaf & seasonal vegetables;or Fire Roasted Double Cut Pork Jumbo Chops with honey apple glaze and country style mashed potatoes & seasonal vegetables; or Vegetarian option Pasta Primevera. All entr'ees come with iceberg salad with romaine & endive with chopped tomato, bacon 7 egg dressing, bread & butter, New York style cheescake with strawberry Grand Marinier sauce, iced tea and S & D coffee. In addition, each table will have two carafes of wine (one red & one white)

8:30 p.m. – Guest Speaker – This year's Guest Speaker is Major General Bob Patterson (retired) - Gunship Pilot!  and also THE Daddy of, and FIRST Commander of AFSOC, last but not least, Lifetime Member of the Spectre Association!.

9:30 p.m. – Announcements and Music by Stormin Norman


Sunday – Oct 7, 2007

8 a.m. – Golf ($50 per person/Shotgun Start), Fishing Trip ($TBD), or shopping

5 p.m. – BBQ, $40 per person – Poolside, Sandestin Hilton
Menu: Mesquite Grilled Breast of Chicken, Barbecued Baby Back Ribs, with mixed garden salad& Thousand Island, Vinaigrette, Ranch & Blue Cheese dressings, roasted new potatoes, homemade baked macaroni & cheese, assorted rolls and butter; desserts are: Key Lime pie & home style fruit pies. Coffee, herbal & regular teas.

Continue to watch this page for updates and Thanks again to all who made Reunion VII a great success!

We look forward to seeing you in Sandestin in October!

Handy Links

Need a Ft. Walton Beach /Destin Weather forecast? View one at www.underground.com

Want news about the Northwest Florida area? Read the Northwest Florida Daily News at
www.nwfdailynews.com

For general Information on Ft. Walton Beach and Destin check out www.destin-fwb.com

Need a car rental or airline tickets? Visit
www.travelocity.com

Driving to Ft. Walton Beach? See www.mapquest.com for directions

Need info on Eglin AFB click on www.eglin.af.mil

How about info on Hurlburt Field? Go to
www.hurlburt.af.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spectre Association Ballot - PDF (54 KB)

2007 Scholarship Application Form

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