OPTIONAL Group Tours and Activities

Thursday Oct 15
No group activities/tours planned.  Suggest attendees take free hotel shuttle to Smithsonian's Udvar Hazy Air Museum. Admission is free.  Exhibits are constantly updated and changing; inexpensive way to spend an afternoon.  Alternatively, take the hotel shuttle to Dulles Airport where the Metro train can take you to downtown DC.  Many many attractions (most are free) if you're up to walking and crowds.  Suggest going to The Mall which is the area surrounded by Smithsonian Museums, the Capital, the Washington Monument, the Treasury, and more government buildings than you care to count!


Friday Oct 16

National Army Museum is open and awaiting our visit.  Lots of things to do for every age! Tour tickets are reserved for 10:00 am. Advance tickets for per-pay attractions can be ordered on the reunion registration form.  Three hours are set aside for the group visit including lunch on your schedule. The National Museum of the United States Army will serve as the capstone of the Army Museum Enterprise and provide the only comprehensive portrayal of Army history and traditions.  The National Army Museum will celebrate the selfless service and sacrifice of over 30 million men and women who have worn the Army uniform since 1775.  The Museum will be a technological marvel incorporating the latest advances in museum exhibits while providing advanced educational opportunities that will capture the attention of visitors old and young.  As the Army’s national landmark, the Museum will honor United States Soldiers – past, present, and future – and provide an interactive educational experience explaining the Army’s role in creating and defending our nation, as well as the Army’s social initiatives and contributions for more than 240 years.








































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Saturday Oct 16
George Washington’s Mount Vernon is the historic home of George and Martha Washington, located 13 miles south of Washington, DC. Guests can see the historic mansion, stately rooms, and outbuildings preserved to the year 1799, the last year of George Washington’s life.  3 hours are set aside for our visit including a reserved mansion tour with lunch according to your schedule (before or after the tour).

Sunday Oct 17
Downtown DC - first stop, The Lincoln Monument, short walk to The Wall and to the Korean Monument. WWII is nearby.

Drive-bys (time permitting):  Jefferson Memorial, The Capital, Smithsonian, The Mall, the White House, Washington Monument

Arlington National Cemetery is an enduring tribute to those who've dedicated their lives to defending the ideals of our nation.   A visit here will leave an indelible impression on your spirit.  There are more than 600 acres of hallowed ground. Motor coaches are no longer permitted to bring groups into Arlington. The group will disembark and board tram tours of ANC.The group will convene at 3:00 at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for a wreath laying ceremony before returning to the visitors center.  History of Arlington National Cemetery: Arlington National Cemetery is located on a parcel of land that once belonged to George Washington's step-grandson, George Washington Parke Custis. In 1857, Custis left the property to his daughter Mary Anna Randolph Custis and it became the family home for her and her husband Robert E. Lee. A few years later, the grounds were used for various purposes, including serving as a camp and headquarters for Federal Troops during the Civil War and later providing a safe haven for slaves who were transitioning to freedom. Arlington National Cemetery held its first military burial on May 13, 1864. Today, the property is the final resting place for more than 400,000 active duty service members, veterans and their families. It is a place of honor where the men and women who gave their lives in service will be eternally celebrated and where all who visit can gain a sense of their sacrifice. 

Doris & Jerry Ables

 REUNION: The Hilton Hotel Reservations Link is operational!

Join Us for the Pleiku MP Association's "Return to the Wall" Reunion. 

See itinerary, and pricing below. 

Washington, D.C.

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October 15th - 19th

Kathy & Joe Horstkamp

Hotel  Information

Gene & Kathi Petrowski

Bunny Denninger and Fred & Priscilla Schultz

Room rate is $114 per night for 1 king or 2 queen bed rooms plus 6% tax. Breakfast for 2, free WIFI, and parking included. Free airport shuttle to Dulles--NOT Reagan International or BWI (ground transportation from either one is expensive). Another Army reunion with a larger membership is at the hotel the same time so make reservations now. (You can cancel without monetary penalty up to 72 hrs before check-in.)

Reunion core dates are Thurs 10/15/20 through Mon 10/19/20 (a change from our usual Wed-Sun agenda). Shoulder dates for early/late stays at the reunion rate if   available.

The hotel web page address is:  
https://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/I/IADAHHF-PM12IC-20201012/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

                                                
Group Name: Pleiku MP Association Reunion
Group Code: PM12IC
Check-in: 15-OCT-2020
Check-out: 19-OCT-2020

Hotel Name: Hilton Washington Dulles Airport
Hotel Address: 13869 Park Center Road
Herndon, Virginia 20171
Phone Number: 703-742-4642

If you need an accessible room, hit the special needs link and make your needs known. If you need a roll-in shower, book the room online and then call the hotel to mark your reservation accordingly. (We learned last year there are many interpretations to "accessible". It pays to be sure the hotel understands your specific requirements.)
                     [As of April 1, there were 28 rooms booked for 57 participants.]

Marlys & Randall Ziegler

To view and print registration form, click on blue button.

 Bob & Barb Oilschlager

Denise & Lucky Higgins

Gary Moore          Sherrie & Ron Sledge

Paul & Mickie Dieterle

Mike & Peggy Cordero

John & Rom Sipe

Lamar & Elizabeth Lawson

 Mickie & Paul Dieterle

Letty Rodriguez & Yoli Flores

Dean Phelps

2020 Reunion

 

Dick & Maggie Winkler

Charlie Wiggins   Paul Lam   Harry Yates

Dean Phelps

 Elizabet Lawson.                            Bunny Denninger

Ron & Donna Bonnin