2015 Old Front Page News
Fall/Winter DUSTOFFer Newsletter
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U.S. Army Medical Department Museum
Foundation Speaker Series
Board of Directors of the United States Army Medical Department Museum
Foundation are excited to kick-off our Speaker Series with Colonel James G.
Van Straten, United States Army Retired presenting his recently published
book, “A Different Face of War Memories of a Medical Service Corps Officer
in Vietnam.” The series will begin on Thursday 10 Dec 15 at 1700. The museum
is located on Fort Sam Houston at 2310 Stanley Road, Building 1046.
A reception will follow the presentation and dress is informal. R.S.V.P
are requested at 210 226-0265 or
firstname.lastname@example.org (Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, 0800-1200)
Documentary About John Travers' Life
years ago, John Travers (known to his friends as JT) helped launch a
campaign to get the Combat Medical Badge Awarded for all DUSTOFF Crew
Members. JT also fought for the introduction of the Combat Aeromedical Badge
specifically designed for DUSTOFF Crew Members.
For those of you who know JT we are asking for your help in the
production of a documentary about JT's life, his passion for the mission,
and his perseverance under fire and adversity.
If you know JT, and are willing to share your stories about JT, we are
asking you contact his wife, Kathleen, so you can be do just that. She can
be reached at 916-944-2149 or his e-mail
DMZ Dustoff 2016 Reunion
The 2016 reunion will be April 4 thru April 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
and use group code: A6DMC06. To avoid long hold times they encourage making
your reservations online.
Reservations must be made on or before Saturday, March 5, 2016 to ensure
availability and group rate.
More details later, such as a fee to cover reunion expenses, but for now, it
is important that you make your reservations at the Hotel
AND let Geoffrey know if you will be
attending so we can get a head count. Geoffrey's e-mail address is
Please let Geoffrey know for a head count!
Dust Off Crews of Vietnam War
“Sen. Cornyn is hosting a press conference at Ft. Sam Houston U.S. Army
Medical Department Museum on Veterans Day (11 Nov) at 1100. He will be
joined by members of the Dustoff Association, Vietnam Veterans of America,
and the American GI Forum to highlight the heroism of the Vietnam War’s Dust
Congressional Gold Medal Act
Who: Sen. Cornyn and Major General Patrick Brady
When: Veterans Day -- Nov. 11th at 11 am.
Where: U.S. Army Medical Dept. Museum -- Ft. Sam Houston, 3898 Stanley Rd.
Bldg 1046, San Antonio, TX 78234
Ft Sam Gate: Harry Wurzbach Gate -- Museum is just to the right of the gate
as you enter on base.
The members of Army Dust Off units in Vietnam were some of the most heroic
and talented service members in the history of American aviation warfare.
“Dust Off” was the tactical call-sign for helicopter ambulances operated by
crews who performed aeromedical evacuation for United States, Vietnamese,
and allied forces that were wounded on the perilous battlefields of the
Vietnam War. The Vietnam War imposed an extraordinary cost of life and limb
suffered by so many of our service members who fought there. Dust Off’s
mission in Vietnam was to expedite the relief and remedy of pain and injury
by transporting the wounded to a waiting US medical facility as fast as
human and machine would allow. These intrepid American warriors boldly
executed this humanitarian mission by rescuing nearly 900,000 souls in the
process. At great risk to their own safety, they often innovated new
procedures and techniques that allowed our wounded on the battlefield to be
rescued in the face of insurmountable odds and unrelenting conditions. These
crews were an inspiration to so many and attracted praise from some of the
highest leaders in the U.S. military for their common displays of courage
and bravery while under fire.”
DUSTOFF Pilot That Paints
CW4 David Eckerson is a DUSTOFF pilot with a painting hobby. He deployed
with the Originals in 2003 and 2005 and also with the Montana National Guard
in 2011. The paintings are from pictures he took, or others took of his crew
while in Iraq. He may be contacted at
Definition of a Long Mission
Dennis M. Fujii distinguished himself in February 1971 in Laos while serving
as a crew chief aboard a helicopter ambulance of the 237th Medical
The team's mission was to evacuate seriously wounded Vietnamese military
personnel from a battlefield. While approaching the heavily defended landing
zone Fujii's helicopter was shot down. Another American helicopter extracted
all the downed crewmen except for Fujii, who was unable to board due to
intense enemy fire directed at him. Rather than further endanger the lives
of his comrades aboard the second helicopter, Fujii waved the craft out of
the combat area and remained behind as the only American on the battlefield
During the night of Feb. 19 and all through the next day, Fujii disregarded
his own wounds as he administered first aid to the South Vietnamese
casualties. When his position was attacked by a reinforced enemy regiment
supported by heavy artillery, Fujii called in American helicopter gunships
to assist the small unit in repelling the attack. For more than 17 hours,
Fujii repeatedly exposed himself to hostile fire as he left the security of
his entrenchment to better observe enemy troop positions and to direct air
strikes against them. On Feb. 20 he was evacuated, but the helicopter was
shot down. Two days passed before Fujii finally was rescued.
For this and other contributions, Fujii was awarded the Distinguished
Service Cross, Silver Star, Purple Heart, two Air Medals, and Vietnamese
Cross of Gallantry with Palm.
Dennis Fujii was inducted into the Army Aviation Hall of Fame in 2004.
Congressional Gold Medal
Brady is spearheading efforts to obtain the
Congressional Gold Medal for DUSTOFF Crews. He noticed in the last issue
off the VFW magazine that
not only individuals but units as well, mostly WWII, have been awarded
the Congressional Gold Medal. The article questioned why units from other
wars, Vietnam for example, had not been so honored. No units in any war are
more deserving than the DUSTOFF crews. The procedure for submission requires
an act of Congress. To that end, he has been successful in getting Senator
Cornyn’s office on board assisting in an effort to get the CGM for the
DUSTOFF crews. Senator Cornyn told MG Brady he would personally sponsor the
bill. Members of the DUSTOFF Association all should be aware of this effort
and when the time comes you may be helpful by soliciting your Members of
Congress to cosponsor the Bill. More to follow!
Spring-Summer DUSTOFFer Newsletter
spring-summer 2015 issue of our informative newsletter is now available for
reading online or as a download. Visit the
DUSTOFFer newsletter section of this
site for your copy.
Vietnam DUSTOFF Association Reunion
Association's reunion is 23-28 Sep 15. Their guest speaker is
Meg Prior. Meg was embedded with American forces in Afghanistan over a four
year period filming a wide variety of units and capturing war from the
soldiers perspective. I have viewed her movie trailers and found them to be
She has also been given the opportunity through the Mike Novosel Foundation
to create a documentary film on Mike Novosel's life. Part of her visit with
us at the reunion is to capture 'what is was like to fly DUSTOFF in
Vietnam?' These insights will aide her in capturing the essence of the
DUSTOFF role and missions flown so that she can capture this perspective
when applying it to Mike's life in DUSTOFF.
If you have time to make the journey, we encourage you to make the journey
to San Diego, CA not only for this aspect of the reunion but also for the
other activities that they have planned.
is with deep sadness we announce that COL(R) Ernie Sylvester, 74 of Tampa,
passed away on the morning of 14 Aug 15. Born in New Orleans, LA, growing up
in Gulfport, MS., Ernie served his country in the US Army in his early
career as a air ambulance pilot, and later as a Hospital Administrator.
Ernie was a Past President of the Dustoff Association (2004-05) and a member
of the DUSTOFF
Association Hall of Fame.
In 1964, as a 2LT, he was assigned to the famed 57th Medical Detachment
(AA) in Soc Trang, Vietnam. He often flew as MAJ Kelly's co-pilot, flying in
all conditions, and directly into the teeth of the enemy to save the wounded
under the most dangerous conditions. Ernie was the first Army helicopter
pilot to exceed 1000 hours of flight time in a 12-month period, and was the
Pilot-in-Command of the helicopter that recovered MAJ Kelly's body when he
was killed on 1 July 1964. He carried the lessons learned from Kelly forward
to the newly arrived 82nd Medical Detachment (AA) in the fall of 1964, and
commanded both the 54th and 68th Medical Detachments in Vietnam in 1970.
During his two tours in Vietnam, he earned three DFCs, 47 Air Medals
(multiple with V/device), the Bronze Star with V, and the Purple Heart.
The DUSTOFF Association strives to both honor and follow in the huge
footsteps left by those who paved the way. Ernie was one of those who left a
lasting legacy through his humility, his gregarious personality, and his
selfless service as a leader and mentor in the DUSTOFF community. He was
also a dedicated leader within his church and a highly respected individual
within his community. A memorial is being planned on 30 Aug 15 in Tampa, FL.
Ben Knisely To Fly
Veterans Airlift Command Mission
On Wednesday 24 Jun 15, two veterans will participate in a
Command mission to get a sick veteran and his new service dog home.
Airlift Command is a national nonprofit that provides free air
transportation to post 9/11 combat wounded and their families for medical
and other compassionate purposes through a national network of volunteer
aircraft owners and pilots.
Army Corporal Thomas Cannon, who was deployed to Iraq in 2011, was diagnosed
with stage 3 non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and pulmonary fibrosis. He was in
remission but now is in stage 4. He was accepted to receive a medical
service dog from Guardian Angels in Ocala, Fla., where the pair is currently
undergoing training together. But he needs to get home from Ocala to
Allentown, Pa. The VAC folks found him and his service dog a ride from
Macon, Ga. to Allentown, but they needed help in Florida.
COL Ben Knisely (Ret), who serves as the military-veterans liaison officer
for the Sarasota Sheriff's Department and also is a member of Goodwill
Manasota's Veterans Task Force, is a volunteer with the VAC. He was an Army
Medevac helicopter pilot who was shot down in Vietnam, survived four days on
the ground and was one of only two found alive through a special rescue
effort. He feels fortunate to be alive today and is happy to give back
through flying wounded/sick vets in his Cirrus 22 single engine plane. His
last mission was flying a young soldier who had lost a leg and was visiting
family on Longboat Key home to South Carolina.
Serving as co-pilot and mission assistant will be Goodwill Manasota's
director of veterans services, Staff Sergeant C.J. Bannister. She is a
veteran of the U.S. Air Force who now helps to provide services to returning
veterans, who face heightened risks of unemployment, personal problems, and
Bannister and Knisely will depart from Sarasota early Wednesday morning, 24
Jun, from Dolphin Aviation. COL Knisely expects them to be wheels up by
0730. They will arrive in Ocala at approximately 0830 to pick up CPL Cannon
and his service dog.
DUSTOFF Crew Chief of the Year
8th, Major Trent Short relinquished command of C/3-82 GSAB after a
successful combat tour in Afghanistan. Traveling to Fort Bragg to help honor
their service in combat and make a delayed presentation of the DUSTOFF Crew
Chief of the Year Award were COL (Retired) Bob Mitchell, former President of
the DUSTOFF Association, MAJ (Retired) Graham Bundy, former commander of
C/3-82, and Christine Hawk, representing Breeze Eastern the corporate
sponsor of the Crew Chief of the Year award.
Christine presented SGT Joshua Soter with the trophy honoring his selection
as the 2014 DUSTOFF Crew Chief of the Year. He and his fellow DUSTOFF
Warriors were downrange during the 2015 DUSTOFF Reunion and unable to be
present for the presentation at that time. Also honored during the brief
ceremony preceding the change of command were 1SG Poole and leader of the
Family Readiness Group, Christine Short, wife of Major Trent Short.
COL (R) Mitchell’s son, Zach is a Medical Service Corps aviator serving with
C/3-82. He was a freshman at Harker Heights High School when MAJ Bundy was
the Maintenance Officer in the 507th during Bob Mitchell’s command there at
Fort Hood. Zach deployed on his first combat tour with MAJ Bundy in 2011.
It’s a family thing this DUSTOFF Career!
Our thanks to Christine Hawk and the Breeze Eastern Corporation for their
continued support of the DUSTOFF Association and our Crew Chief of the Year
Inactivation of C 5-158 Avn Regt.
As part of the aviation restructuring initiative, 12th Combat Aviation
Brigade will begin deactivating its formations starting with 5th Battalion
158th Aviation Regiment. 5-158 is currently headquartered in Katterbach,
Germany. The deactivation ceremony will take place on 18 Jun 15 at 1000.
The MEDEVAC that is now C Co 5-158 traces its lineage back to the original
45th Medical Company.
Hall Of Fame Submission Extension
Heroism and Valor
recent invitation to give thoughts and reflections of the Heroism and Valor
of those in Vietnam saving lives offered the opportunity it tell the stories
of DUSTOFF. The group, the District office of the Social Security
Administration, had an program for Memorial Day with about 200 in
attendance. As their keynote speaker, I had a short time to say a lot and
with a few "war stories" was able to get the perspective across of the slice
of war to save lives. It was also noted the high risk, the dangers unique to
DUSTOFF, and the ratios of casualties among DUSTOFF pilots.
Everyone in the combat theater has a unique role, but when boiled down of
how the soldier is coming off the battle field, they are either "walking"
off or carried out as WIA or KIA.
The program also had a POW/MIA ceremony, with the single place setting,
single candle, red rose, with china and silverware. Presenting the
explanation of all the symbolism was especially significant remembering my
close friendship with Jerry Roe.
J. Craig Honaman
DUSTOFF 70, 57th Med Det, 67 - 68
PetSmart Launches 2nd Annual
Special Patriotic Services
the second year, PetSmart has launched a new line of services aimed at
honoring the service and sacrifice made by the nation’s men and women in the
military. From today through July 5, 2015, $1 from Top Dog and other select
Patriotic Grooming packages and PetsHotel� Patriotic Treats will go to
Canine Companions for Independence. PetSmart for Patriots is a joint
endeavor between PetSmart and Canine Companions for Independence, in support
of Canine Companions’ Wounded Veterans Initiative to help partner assistance
dogs with the military veterans who need them.
$1 from the sale of each patriotic package will go toward the Canine
Companions for Independence Wounded Veterans Initiative. Patriotic products
and services will be available in-store through July 5, 2015 and include:
Patriotic Top Dog and Select Services
Grooming: Choose from select PetSmart Grooming packages that include
the option of an assortment of patriotic add-ons, including patriotic
bandanas and collar charms, as well as a red (cherry), white (coconut), and
blue (blueberry) signature scent.
Yellow Ribbon Stencil: A fun way to
show support with a washable temporary pet stencil. *Not available in SC,
Boulder, CO & select cities in CA. Colors may vary by salon. Available to
puppies 12 wks. & older.
PetsHotel Patriotic Treats: Pet parents
will have the opportunity to purchase a patriotic cookie; toy, combo, and/or
summer treat time while their pet is staying in a PetSmart PetsHotel.
Happy 4th of July
The members of the DUSTOFF Association want to wish everyone a happy,
healthy, and safe 4th of July.
The picture was sent by Wanda Glitz, CPT, USAF. Her daughter, 1LT Amberly
Weber, was born on the Fourth of July and has always been an enthusiastic
American patriot. In recognition of the holiday and her 26th birthday, 1LT
Weber sent the following photo from one of her flights in Afghanistan. She
is stationed at Bagram and just recently spent 3 weeks in Kandahar.
The Legacy of Eagle DUSTOFF
the recent inactivation of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade - the storied
Eagle DUSTOFF air ambulance company (Legacy 50th Medical Company) also was
inactivated. A group of former members of the unit put together this short
legacy to share with DUSTOFFers. [Download
the story in Adobe Reader (PDF) format (610Kb)]
159th CAB, C7-101 (50th Med)
the 159th CAB (including C/7-101st - the old 50th Med Co AA) Inactivation ceremony will take place Thursday, 7 May 15, at 1030 on the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Parade Field at Fort Campbell.
2015 Reunion Pictures
Some of the pictures
from the 2015 Association reunion in Nashville have been posted.
There are lots more to go, but take a look at what's there now and be amazed
at how good looking we all are!
A Vietnam Patient Reunion
Bob Barrett (L) and Mike DeFazio (R)
During the Vietnam War, Bob Barrett, like all of our Vietnam War
DUSTOFFers, evacuated hundreds each month. Sometimes a small business card
was dropped in the pocket of the wounded letting them know who had pulled
them from the battlefield to life-saving care. Many went un-noticed. One
such card surfaced last summer when, after over forty years, Mike DeFazio
unpacked a duffel bag and donated the artifacts to a local museum. In the
shirt pocket of his fatigues was a card that was discovered. It was from Bob
Barrett indicating that Bob had evacuated him.
Mike Reading Card
At our reunion this April, Mike and Bob were reunited. It was quite an
emotional time for Bob to see the results of just one mission flown so long
ago. Mike returned from his injuries - he was within four minutes of
bleeding out according to his surgeon. Mike married. Mike and his wife have
three children, all of whom are now working in the service of our great
Nation. In the words of MG Pat Brady "It's not just one man he saves, it's
generations of children he saves." Welcome Home Mike and Bob!
Seeking Help For Dates Of 50th Med. Co. Patches
With the inactivation of the 50th Med Co. (7/101) Eagle DUSTOFFers wrote
an article for publication but we need help finding the to-from dates for
the patches shown below. If you can help us establish the dates of wear for
any of the patches, please contact us at
email@example.com and reference
the patch by its number.
Paul A. Bloomquist Inducted
Into AA Hall Of Fame
Bloomquist was inducted into the Army Aviation Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN
on 30 Mar 15.
Throughout his short, but brilliant career, LTC Paul A. Bloomquist
represented the very highest traditions of Army Aviation and strongly
promoted the DUSTOFF spirit. Graduating from the Helicopter Officer’s Course
in 1954, his initial assignment was with the 54th Medical Detachment
(Helicopter Ambulance) in South Korea.
After he returned to the U.S., his keen aviator skills were called on during
a massive snowstorm that blanketed much of the northeast, in the winter of
1958. Flying a UH-19 helicopter in extremely hazardous conditions,
Lieutenant Bloomquist logged 55 rescue missions and made 62 drops of food,
medicine, and emergency supplies to travelers, farmers, and villagers cut
off by the heavy snow and earned his first DFC.
It was during his initial tour in Vietnam that CPT Bloomquist distinguished
himself as one of the Army’s finest military officers and premier aviators.
He kept extending his stay in-country, and during 21 months of daily combat
flying, was cited for heroism several times. Among his four Distinguished
Flying Crosses, a Bronze Star, three Purple Hearts, thirty-six Air Medal
citations, one of his DFC actions exemplifies the kind of courageous and
dedicated pilot he had become. [Read
Full Citation] [See
James C. Wingate Inducted
Into DUSTOFF Hall of Fame
Wingate was inducted into the DUSTOFF Hall of Fame on 28 Mar 15 during the
2015 DUSTOFF Association reunion at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville,
TN. Congratulations to Jim for his life-long dedication to serving our Army
and DUSTOFF. [Read Citation]
Former Medic Award Recipient
In Need Of Your Help
(Springer) Wunderlich received the Medic Of the Year award in 2008. But upon
her return from her second deployment in 2010-2011, she became quite ill and
needs all the help the DUSTOFF community can afford.
A fund has been
established by her friends and family and will be used specifically for
the purpose of taking care of ordinary living expenses and outstanding
medical bills. If possible and appropriate, please forward
this link to
anyone you would like to share with.
Military Order of the Purple Heart Observes George Washington's Birthday
Military Order of the Purple Heart is proud to observe the 283rd anniversary
of the birth of the nation's first elected President, General George
Washington. As the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, it was
General Washington who created the Badge of Merit on August 7, 1782 to
recognize the bravery and meritorious service of the common soldier on the
This year, patriot members of the MOPH will gather at the statue of George
Washington on the steps of Federal Hall in New York City, the first Capitol
Building of the United States of America, which marks the spot where George
Washington was inaugurated as the nation's first President. On this
occasion, the City of New York will present the MOPH with a proclamation
designating the city as a "Purple Heart City," as an expression of its
support and appreciation for its native sons and daughters who were wounded
or killed in combat by the enemies of the United States of America,
defending the very freedoms that make this nation so great. For their
service and sacrifice they received the Purple Heart Medal.
Mike Novosel Article In
Army Aviation Magazine
Army Aviation Association of America's (Quad A) December 2014 Army Aviation
Magazine dedicated the inside back cover to Army Aviation Hall of Fame
inductee Michael J. Novosel.
"Chief Warrant Officer Three (later CW4), Michael J
Novosel was a 'man for all seasons.' As a DUSTOFF pilot - that almost
legendary breed of helicopter flier whose record in rescuing wounded men
during battle is one of the proudest chapters in the Vietnam War - he was on
of the best.
A lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve when the
Vietnam conflict began to broaden in the early 1960's, Novosel lived
comfortably, but felt that he could be of help to his country in some
capacity. Finding the USAF over-strength in its senior grades, he obtained
four years' military leave from his employer, Southern Airways, and joined
the Army Aviation Program in June 1960 as a warrant officer.
His desire to help was quickly answered when, as a member
of the Special Forces in 1965, he evacuated wounded civilians to hospitals
when the U.S. intervened in the Dominican Republic civil crisis. He was
credited with evacuating more than 2,200 wounded persons and "extracting"
some 5,500 wounded soldiers and Vietnamese in all. His 60 Oak Leaf Clusters
to his Air Medal, his three Distinguished Flying Crosses, and his Purple
Heart denote a remarkable man.
At age 48, he became the oldest member of the Army to win
the Medal of Honor, the award being made for his repeated bravery in the
face of heavy Viet Cong gunfire while he extracted 29 wounded South
Vietnamese soldiers during 2 1/2 desperate hours of flying on 2 October
Always displaying the technical competence of the true
professional, Novosel was a life-long member of AAAA who dedicated his life
to aviation, to the military services, and to his country. He died April 2,
2006 at age 83."
MAJ Chris Wingate Assumes Command
At Fort Hood on 15 December 2014 history repeated itself. MAJ Chris
Wingate, son of Vietnam DUSTOFF Veteran, LTC(R) Jim Wingate, assumed command
of C/2-227 GSAB (legacy 571st Medical Co). They are known as the Witch
Doctors and are in good hands with MAJ Chris Wingate. He and his new bride,
Danielle, will be a fabulous command team. The unit is also lead by CPT
Jason West, son of COL Retired Johnny West, himself a combat veteran DUSTOFF
commander. One of the medics assigned to the unit is SFC Matthew Kinney who
was awarded the Silver Star for his actions in Afghanistan. The legacy lives
on in today’s DUSTOFF Warriors.
Egor Takes His Last Flight
Founder, Thomas “Egor” Johnson filed his final flight plan – it was closed
out this morning at 0640 hours.
One of our finest has made his final flight – he used up all of his nine
lives and a few loaned to him by others. Were it not for his actions and
drive and “bull-headedness” we might not have a DUSTOFF Association!
DUSTOFF Reunion Hotel Rooms Getting Scarce
The next DUSTOFF Association Annual Reunion is scheduled for 26-29 Mar 15
in Nashville, TN at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. This year’s reunion
immediately precedes the Army Aviation Association Quad-A Summit making
available rooms scarce.
Hotel rooms in the Gaylord are almost sold
out. When the Quad-A Summit registration opens 5 Jan 15 it is anticipated
the remaining rooms will go fast. If you are planning to attend our
reunion in Nashville, it is imperative you make room reservations promptly.
Better to have the room reserved and later cancel than to decide later to
attend and not find a room.
Fall/Winter DUSTOFFer Newsletter
Now Available Online
available for download in Adobe Reader format (PDF) in the newsletter
section of this site. It's another "must read" for those who want to stay
abreast of what's going on in the Association, updates on programmed events
and programs, and how Aeromedical Evacuation (AE) is being influenced and is
influencing Army aviation doctrine.
36th Annual Reunion Registration OPEN!
Registration for the 36th DUSTOFF Reunion is now available in the
Reunion section of this site. You may
register using a credit card with our secure form or print the registration
form and mail it along with a check.
The next DUSTOFF Association Annual Reunion is scheduled for 26-29 Mar 15
in Nashville, TN at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. We are deeply supported by
and embedded with the Army Aviation Association Quad-A Summit. This year’s
reunion immediately precedes this major event.
Your Executive Council has worked hard to prepare this year’s reunion.
They recognize costs are about 25% higher than last year; that’s the
price of admission in larger venues. Quad-A has assisted with their
leverage in terms of helping us get great meeting venues and keeping
costs as low as possible.
We look forward to seeing you all in Nashville!