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Registration for the 37th Annual Reunion, 27-30 Apr 16 is now open. Make your hotel and reunion reservations now.

If it's been a couple of weeks since your last visit to our site, you may want to visit our Old New Page (or any of the past years located in the left buttons) and get caught up on what you may have missed.

 

DUSTOFF Huey Hoisted Above Veterans Memorial Park In Las Cruces, NM

A Vietnam War-era Huey Helicopter is installed at the new Vietnam War Memorial at Veterans Memorial Park on 1 March 016. The New Mexico Vietnam Veterans War Memorial Project in Las Cruces, NM, is a memorial paying tribute the 398 New Mexico Vietnam veterans killed in action (1955-1975).

The memorial, titled “Heroes Never Thanked,” also honors all Vietnam veterans who served in Southeast Asia and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives during the Vietnam War.  Each KIA Vietnam Veteran from New Mexico have their photo metal engraved and set in a semi-circular stone wall as part of the memorial.

 

 

[Watch the Hoisting]

 

 

 

 

 


Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day

March 30 is a very special day for a generation of veterans who had served in their Nation's Armed Forces with honor, valor and a patriotic commitment to defend the values and freedoms that make this country so unique. They were the veterans of the Vietnam War who, rather than receiving a hero's welcome home, became the scapegoats of a divisive crossfire of negative public sentiment and disapproval of the U.S. Government's involvement in an unpopular war. In many cases their sacrifice went unappreciated, dismissed or was even insulted. Over the almost 15-year course of the War, more than 3,400,000 Americans served in support of U.S military operations in Vietnam and Southeast Asia, while more than 58,000 members of the Armed Forces gave their lives and more than 300,000 were wounded.

It was not until 2011 that Vietnam Veterans would finally be granted the recognition and reward they had earned. That year, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution designating March 30th of each year as "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day," almost 38 years to the day of the final withdrawal of U.S. combat and combat-support troops from Vietnam. Though long overdue, all Americans should pause today to recognize and thank Vietnam veterans -- America praises their sense of duty, unselfish devotion and courageous willingness to put their country first.


Reunion Application Problem

If you registered for the reunion and did not receive a notice back from Dan Gower that your registration was received, please send him a message at executivedirector@dustoff.org so we can ensure your registration is complete. The DUSTOFF Association site is being moved to another server and some functionality has been delayed or interrupted. In moving from one service provider to another, we experienced a period of time from about 15-22 Feb where registrations were lost completely. If you registered using the online reservation form during that period, please check with Dan, since you may have to reapply.


DMZ Dustoff 2016 Reunion

2016 reunion is Apr 4 thru Apr 7, 2016 at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas.

Medic Geoffrey Morris has done a great job of finding us the best deal for our get-together. $52.00 a night (plus taxes) is almost unheard of. For those that attended in 2006 and 2008, it's the same Hotel. A couple blocks from the Strip, these folks have given us a super deal.

Call into The Orleans Hotel Reservations at 800-675-3267 or go on-line to www.OrleansCasino.com/groups and use group code: A6DMC06
To avoid long hold times they encourage making your reservations on-line.

Reservations must be made on or before Saturday, March 5, 2016 to ensure availability and group rate.



Paul Bloomquist Inducted Into
Utah Aviation Hall of Fame

Paul Bloomquist, a member of the DUSTOFF Hall of Fame who was inducted in 2003 and a member of the Army Aviation Hall of Fame has received another honor by being inducted into the Utah Aviation Hall of Fame. [See video]

 

LTC Bloomquist was killed May 1972 in Frankfurt, Germany from a bomb placed by the terrorist group Baader-Meinhof gang.

 


Reunion Hotel Rooms Sold Out

Unfortunately, rooms at the Embassy Suites are sold out in our DUSTOFF Room Block. There are no other rooms available at that hotel and, therefore, all further room reservations will be booked at the Holiday Inn Centennial Park. The Holiday Inn Centennial Park is within easy walking distance of the Embassy Suites. We are attempting to get 30 rooms, however, only 25 rooms are guaranteed. Once again - IF YOU SNOOZE - YOU LOOSE.


Quad-A Soldier Appreciation Dinner Concert

Planning on joining us at the 2016 DUSTOFF Association reunion? Since the reunion is where the AAAA annual meeting is being held, you may want to take in the Soldier Appreciation Dinner Concert Saturday night. Chow down, renew old friendships, and hear some great music from the stars of the industry.

 


2016 Reunion Golf Course

Golfers get ready. Ron Wilson has secured a great deal on our next Golf Tournament to be held during the 2016 DUSTOFF Reunion. The Cherokee Run Golf Club will be the venue. Take the virtual tour and get ready for a great day of golf with your fellow DUSTOFFers.

 

Registration and restaurant open at 0800. Shotgun start begins at 0900.

 

 

 

 


2016 DUSTOFF Reunion Info.

ATTENTION DUSTOFFers

Room reservations now open - IF YOU SNOOZE - YOU LOSE! Room reservations are NOW open at the Downtown Embassy Suites in HOTLanta for the 2016 DUSTOFF Reunion. As we did last year, we are a sub-group to the Army Aviation Association Summit. [Read More]


Hot damn!! The DUSTOFF Store is having an inventory reduction sale and price reductions on select items. Now's your time to save big on a number of items in the story. Go to the Store NOW and check it out.


Do We Have Your Current E-mail Address?

With the Army Knowledge Online move away from local e-mail servers to the new “mail.mil” e-mail, we are experiencing lost e-mail traffic with some of our members. If you have an e-mail address registered with the DUSTOFF Association that is either a “us.army.mil” or “amedd.army.mil” domain – please take time to send us your new “mail.mil” domain based e-mail address. [Read More]


Help Find Lost Association Members

We have an abnormally large number of Association members we can no longer communicate with. When postcards are sent out, for instance to announce voting for Hall Of Fame inductees, we've received cards as "Undeliverable." Please take a moment to scan the list of lost members and send us contact information if you find your name or you know the where-about of someone on the list. [See List]


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