"The Final Last Hurrah!"
November 1-4, 2018
Hotel Reservation Deadline: September 21, 2018 – reservations made after this date at the group rate are subject to availability - if you miss this deadline, you can (first) call the hotel directly (online link may not work after the September 21 deadline) and ask if the 380th Group rate is still available, or (second) contact Barb Gotham who will see if she can still get you a room at our group rate.
You are responsible for making your own hotel reservations.
Event Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
HOW TO REGISTER:
Click here for the Event Registration Form
Note that pre-registration is required for the reunion and the dinners on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Also, everyone interested in taking the boneyard/AMARG tour through Pima Air & Space Museum (Friday) must provide in advance (in our case, before October 10) background information. See pages 2 and 3 of the Event Registration Form.
If you are are unable to attend this year's 380th Reunion, but would like to donate to the Reunion Fund (to fund travel for 380th veterans), please send your contribution (checks or money orders, no credit cards) to:
November 1-4 (Thursday-Sunday)
Breakfast coupons will be provided for guests upon check-in for use in the hotel restaurant for the breakfast buffet.
THURSDAY, November 1
Noon-10:30pm: Hospitality room will be open - LaCholla Room 101 (first floor) - come here to pick up your reunion packets and name badges, have some drinks and snacks, and meet and greet other attendees.
The hotel is providing us with cheese and crackers and a grilled vegetable tray with balsamic dip and hummus in our Hospitality Room (LaCholla, Room 101) on Thursday, October 1, starting at 5:00pm. Dinner is on your own.
FRIDAY, November 2
10:15am: Museum tours (either with docent or on your own) (walking tours)
4:00pm: Bus returns to hotel
4:00-5:30pm: Hospitality room open (LaCholla, Rm 101)
After dinner – 11:30pm: Hospitality room open (LaCholla, Rm 101)
SATURDAY, November 3
SUNDAY, November 4 - Departures
REUNION REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT INFO:
Please use the Event Registration Form to sign up for the Reunion, Reunion Events, and Museum Tours. Note that pre-registration is required for the reunion, museum tours, and all group meals (Friday and Saturday dinners).
Unless prior arrangements are made with Barb Gotham, all reunion event payments must be received by Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Checks, money orders, or cash only - no credit cards accepted.
You are responsible for making your own transportation arrangements to the reunion, lodging costs, and other incidental expenses.
HOSPITALITY ROOM – LaCholla, Room 101
Hospitality room hours (subject to change):
The 380th Bomb Group will provide light snacks and beverages, including beer and wine in the hospitality room.
Liquor License: The Hotel’s liquor license requires that beverages only be dispensed by hotel employees or bartenders except in designated hospitality rooms. Alcoholic beverage service many be denied to those guests who appear intoxicated or are under age. Hotel permits self-stocking of the hospitality room to include drinks, snacks, and alcoholic beverages.
Alcoholic beverages served in the hospitality room MAY NOT be taken out of the hospitality room into other public areas of the hotel (including but not limited to lobby, the outside designated smoking areas, hotel restaurant or lounge, pool or any meal function catered by the hotel) under any circumstances.
During the group’s banquet dinners, hospitality room alcohol service MUST be suspended. Alcohol may NOT be brought into a hotel catered event.
Cash bars will be available on Friday and Saturday at 5:30pm and during dinner in the banquet rooms.
ABOUT WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
Pima Air & Space Museum does not have any wheelchairs or scooters available for use/rent. If you think you will need one for the museum or use anywhere else during the reunion, please be sure to make arrangements in advance for chair rentals.This company was recommended by Visit Tucson (Visitor's Bureau). http://medicalsupplytucsonaz.com/rentals/3057831
Transport & Wheelchair rentals
We deliver! Please call us for delivery fee quotes or if you have any other queries. Free estimates! Call today to find what you need: 520-325-3340
Disclaimer: The information given here is only provided as one option; the 380th Bomb Group Association intends no endorsement of this company or its products/services.
Tucson is the county seat of Pima County and home to the University of Arizona. Tucson is the second-largest populated city in Arizona behind Phoenix, both of which anchor the Arizona Sun Corridor. The city is located 108 miles southeast of Phoenix and 60 mi north of the U.S.–Mexico border.
Tucson is located in the Mountain Standard Time zone in an area that does not observe/follow daylight saving time adjustments. This means that in the "shorter-daylight-hour"/winter months (from the 1st Sunday of November through the 2nd Saturday of March) Arizona's clocks are the same as the Mountain-Time zone/Denver, Colorado. However, in the "longer daylight hour"/summer months (from the 2nd Sunday of March through the 1st Saturday of November) Arizona's time is the same as the Pacific-Time zone/California.
Tucson has hot summers and temperate winters, and is almost always cooler and wetter than Phoenix because of its higher elevation.
All Souls Procession Weekend
The All Souls Procession, held in early November, is one of the largest festivals in Tucson. Modeled on the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), it combines aspects of many different cultural traditions. The first All Souls Procession was organized by local artist Susan Kay Johnson in 1990 and involved 35 participants; by 2013, participation was estimated at 50,000.
Flights to/from Tucson
Tucson is served by six airlines with daily nonstop service to/from major and connections around the world: www.flytucson.com
Hotel Shuttle Service
Other Transportation Options
Renting a Car
Tucson's Sun Link Streetcar connects five major activity centers–the University of Arizona, Fourth Avenue, Main Gate Square, Downtown Tucson, and the Mercado District–in central Tucson. The four-mile route has 18 stops adorned with public art and located within walking distance of more than 11,000 parking spaces. Cash is not accepted on the streetcar; please see their website for how to ride, costs, and schedules: www.sunlinkstreetcar.com
Taxis, Limos, Shuttles & Charters
Shuttle services and charter services also offer convenient transportation to the airport and other locations. Uber and Lyft services are also available.
International Travel Info
Flights to/from Phoenix
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is the main airport for the Greater Phoenix area. Sky Harbor serves more than 100 domestic and international destinations, with 1,200 daily flights—about 500 of them nonstop: www.skyharbor.com
Phoenix Airport is less than 2 hours drive from Tucson.
Rental car services are available at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Rental Car Center (1805 E Sky Harbor Circle South). The common Rental Car Shuttle makes frequent stops, every few minutes at the curb on baggage claim levels of each terminal. The Rental Car Center accommodates all airport rental car companies, their rental counters and vehicles. If you are planning to rent a car at PHX Sky Harbor, be sure to make a reservation. Vehicles are limited for walk-up customers.
Transportation between Tucson and Phoenix
Arizona Shuttle provides shuttle service between Tucson and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, offering 21 scheduled round trips daily from three Tucson locations, including the University of Arizona to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport: https://www.arizonashuttle.com/schedules/tucson-phoenix-sky-harbor/
Friday, November 2, 2018 - Depart hotel at 7:45am - Return 4:00pm
Pima Air & Space Museum
The Pima Air & Space Museum is a private non-profit museum. It is not part of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and it does not receive operational funding from any governmental entity. The museum is funded by admission fees, tour fees and museum-store sales.
Museum Aircraft list: http://www.pimaair.org/visit/new-aircraft-list
All individuals age 16 and older must bring to the Pima Air & Space Museum the U.S. Federal/State Issued Photo Identification used to make their reservation. It is suggested that children (15 and under) bring along their school IDs (if available).
Everyone will be asked to get off the bus at Davis-Monthan AFB for security purposes.
Security measures for the U.S. base are in effect. The U.S. Air Force prohibits the carrying of firearms, weapons, illegal substances, backpacks, camera cases, and other non-essential items on the “Boneyard”/AMARG tour.
Carry-on items may include a small camera without the case and a small purse or fanny/belt pack. All items will be visually inspected before re-boarding the bus. (No exceptions.)
This requirement about the small bags and no camera cases is mainly because it requires Security Forces to look through all the pockets and compartments during the security check – which takes a really long time.
There is space for groups to leave their belongings in the museum gift shop as they exit the museum or near the Admissions Office when they arrive. So anyone with a back-pack or camera case (or other items) can leave that behind before they go back out to board the bus.
IMPORTANT: If you do not have advance clearance for this tour and/or do not have your ID with you the day of the tour, you will not be able to attend this part of the Pima Air & Space Museum tour – you will be able to attend the Memorial Service being held at the museum, take the tram tour, and other museum tours, just not the boneyard/AMARG portion.
HOTEL - BREAKFAST
MUSEUM CAFÉ - FLIGHT GRILL (Friday)
Children’s plate (12 and under)
Hotel Dining & Lounge
The beauty of the Sonoran Desert is what first pulls many to Tucson, but they're often surprised at how verdant and diverse a living desert can be as they learn about our unique ecosystems at Tohono Chul, Tucson Botanical Gardens, and Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
Off the beaten path, you can explore the wide-open wonder of the American Southwest up-close and unrestrained,
hiking the mountain ranges that circle the Old Pueblo or wandering wilderness preserves and parks, from the cascades of Seven Falls
at Sabino Canyon to the
majestic cacti of Saguaro National Parks East & West, or from the high-pine and aspen forests
of Mt. Lemmon to the cool, otherworldly depths
of Colossal Cave Mountain Park or Kartchner Caverns State Park.
You can hop the 3.9-mile Sun Link Tucson Streetcar and roll your way through the heart of Tucson, from Main Gate Square at the University of Arizona, along Fourth Avenue, and across Downtown Tucson to Mercado San Agustin and back. Step off and on at streetcar stops to explore shops and restaurants, ranging from funky to elegant, but always memorable.
Take a short drive to Tombstone, Arizona, known for its Wild West history. On historic Allen Street, the O.K. Corral outdoor theater re-enacts an 1881 cowboy gunfight. Tombstone offers a glimpse into the past with historic attractions such as museums, history tours on foot, by stagecoach or trolley, underground mine experiences, paranormal adventures, and of course gunfight reenactments!
Walk down memory lane!! Click here to download (PDF) a copy of the 1992 Reunion Booklet
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Last updated: 10 October 2018