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November 1 - 3 at the Desoto Hotel


Click for David Hartong's photo collection.

IOY awarded to Dean Roesner by Pres. Wes Schuster
IOY awarded

The attendees assembled
attendee formation


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Early registration required to meet hotel requirements to meet competing demand.

Click for more info in the APRIL 2021 newsletter.

the Desoto Hotel online reservations or 1-800-239-5118 or 912-232-9000
see the registration form for rates and events. Online group code "AHC".


The DeSoto only offers valet parking; no self-parking options are available. The cost of valet parking is $26 per night for our reunion. Garage clearance is for vehicles 6'2" or under including cases or racks.


Bain Black plans and issues the orders for this mission.

We are still on track for next year's reunion to be held in Savannah, GA. Our President, Wes Schuster, is the point man. The historic and beautiful Desoto Hotel will provide lodging. Many of us took flight training at Hunter Army Airfield, located in Savannah. Currently the 3rd Battalion, 160th SOAR is located at Hunter and Wes has arranged for a tour of their unit. If this is anything like our visit to the 160th SOAR a couple of years ago, it will be very enjoyable, educational, and memorable. The 160th conducts worldwide special ops missions and they consider the 281st AHC to be their legacy unit. There are many interesting things to do and places to dine in Savannah, one of the true examples of old southern architecture and charm. The 8thAir Force Museum is also located in Savannah. Of course the Mighty 8th is known for its B-17s and the air war over Europe. So, mark Sunday Oct 31-Nov 3, 2021 on your calendars.


Let's not forget the real reason why we have these reunions - we see our brothers in arms that we haven't seen in decades and renew friendships we've built up over the years. In 2020, it will have been 55 years ago that the 281st was organized; then sent to Vietnam. Five years later the company was deactivated. In that five year plus period of time, hundreds of us spent many months doing many different jobs; each and every one of them contributing to the success of the 281st. Join us to honor our absent brothers and celebrate those accomplishments.

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