2016

Las Vegas

8-12 June, 2016

 

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About the 2016 Reunion

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Reunions are a time for all of us to gather together and renew old friendships and make new ones and we want each of you to be a part of this great event. The Troopers of the 1st Cavalry Division Association will be meeting in the Las Vegas, Nevada area to celebrate our 69th Annual Reunion from 8-12 June 2016. Plan to join us for a fun time meeting old friends and making new ones. We have numerous events being planned and there will be opportunities for you to go off on your own and see the surrounding area. The Nevada Chapter is hosting this reunion and they are setting up an excellent program, so make plans now to join us for our reunion and help turn the Las Vegas Strip into CAV Country!

LODGING The hotel hosting our reunion is the Palace Station Hotel & Casino. Although an off-strip property, accommodations are comfortable and spacious, with a complimentary daily shuttle service for the ‘Strip’. The Palace Station will serve as our Reunion Headquarters for the 69th Annual Reunion and all of our regularly scheduled events will occur here. You must make your reservations prior to May 9, 2016 to receive the guaranteed rate. To reserve a room call one of the numbers listed below or reserve your room on-line using the On-Line Reservation link provided by the Palace Station Hotel & Casino. Palace Station Hotel & Casino 2411 W. Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89102 Toll Free: 800-634-3101 Local: 702-367-2411 On-line reservation: and click on the link to “Reserve a Room at the Palace Station”. We have rooms blocked in the Economy Courtyard and in the Luxury Tower and the hotel offers different rates and the rate changes on Friday and Saturday. The Economy Courtyard is only two stories but has no elevators so if you are unable to climb stairs book your room in the Luxury Tower. Please be advised that all rates quoted are per room, per night, single or double occupancy. There is a $15.00 charge required per room for triple occupancy and $30.00 per room for quad occupancy. A $12.99 Hotel Service’s Fee will be added per room, per night. The room rates and Hotel Service Fee are subject to Clark County room tax, currently at 12%. Please note: Room tax is subject to change at any time without prior notice. The room rates by room type are listed below: WED THU FRI SAT SUN 06/08 06/09 06/10 06/11 06/12 Economy Courtyard $35 $35 $79 $79 $23 Luxury Tower $49 $49 $95 $95 $49 Petite Suite $69 $69 $115 $115 $69 The 1,011 luxury rooms and suites are complemented with meeting and event spaces, a fully equipped exercise facility, swimming pool (w/hot tub), tennis courts, a business center, beauty station, gift shop, and several dining options. Each room offers plush bedding, flat screen TV, hair dryer/ironing board, sitting area, in-room safe and free Wi-Fi. Located inside the hotel, guests will find the Charcoal Room, an American steakhouse, offering savory eats like oysters, lobster chowder, bone-in NY steak, rib eye, top sirloin and porterhouse steaks. The Cabo Mexican restaurant serves up authentic south of the border flavors, while the Oyster Bar, an 18-seat live action kitchen, provides freshly shucked oysters and various seafood pastas. For quick meals, the Palace Station boasts the Grand Café, an all-you-can-eat Feast buffet, Little Tony’s pizzeria, the Food Express Chinese Restaurant, four fast food eateries, and a 24-hour room service. The Palace Station casino floor has 45 game tables (black jack, Texas Hold’Em, craps, roulette, baccarat, etc.), a 9-table non-smoking poker room, over 1600 slot machines, as well as a 307-seat bingo hall, 20-seat keno lounge, and a 230- seat race and sports book area which features over 44 large television screens providing viewing options for the sport crazed guest.

REUNION EVENT OVERVIEW The Nevada Chapter welcomes each of you to Las Vegas for the 69th Annual Reunion of the 1st Cavalry Division Association. As usual, this reunion will include a Welcoming Mixer on Thursday; Gold Star Family Breakfast, Ladies Tea, and War Era Lunches on Friday; Purple Heart Breakfast, Unit Lunches, and our Annual Association Banquet on Saturday; and Group Breakfasts and Memorial Service on Sunday. There will not be a Sweetheart Dance this year to allow you more time to see Las Vegas in the evening. We will have meetings of the Chapter Presidents and the Foundation and Museum Foundation Trustees on Thursday, and the Board of Governors meets on Friday. Our General Membership meeting is conducted on Saturday morning and we will hold elections for officers of the Association and conduct other business as necessary. A listing of nominated candidates will be on our bulletin board. The Gold Star Family Member Breakfast is becoming a major event during our reunions and we want everyone that is in contact with the families of our fallen Troopers to invite them to attend. There is never a registration fee for our Gold Star families and the Association will pay for their breakfast at this event. This is the third year for our Purple Heart breakfast which provides us an opportunity to honor those that have been awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in combat. Many of our Veterans and our active duty Troopers have this award and we hope this gives them a chance to share their experiences. You do not have to be a recipient of the Purple Heart to attend; this is open to all attendees. The Reunion Banquet will mark the end of the term for our current President, James R. Stokely, and see the gavel passed to Scott B. Smith who will serve as our President for the next two years. The Commanding General of the First Team is planning on delivering a “State of the Division Address”. We will have Troopers currently serving with the Division in attendance along with our Division Honor Guard. If you have not been able to attend one of our Memorial Services and hear the “Long Roll Muster”, please plan on attending this one. This is a very special way to honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Seating for all events is open with the exception of the Reunion Banquet on Saturday night. If you are attending the banquet, you must get your tickets marked with a table number at the Banquet seating table prior to Saturday noon. If you want to sit with specific people, we recommend that you all go to the Banquet seating table together with your tickets available. Don’t wait until the last minute or we may not be able to accommodate your needs. Cavalry casual attire is appropriate for all reunion events. We are always questioned about attire for the banquet. Wear what you feel comfortable wearing; a coat and tie, your uniform (if it still fits), casual clothing with open collar or jeans. We want you to attend and aren’t overly concerned with what you wear, as long as it isn’t indecent! The Association provides a Reunion Room in the Palace Station during the reunion for you to gather together and enjoy yourself. Drinks in the Reunion Room are free but we ask that you generously donate to help us pay for this room. There will be no gambling allowed in the Reunion Room but take your own chances in the Casino!

TRANSPORTATION We encourage you to coordinate your travel arrangements early especially if you are using public transportation. Air Travel – McCarran International Airport is located at 5757 Wayne Newton Boulevard in Las Vegas, just a short 20 minute drive (via I-15) to the hotel. As previously stated the hotel does offer a complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport.

THE BEST PART OF THE REUNION As always, the best part of the reunion is the people that attend and we hope that you will be among that group. The 1st Cavalry Division Association reunion brings in Troopers from every era of the First Team’s history. Troopers that rode horses, fought in the Pacific with MacArthur, occupied Japan, fought in Korea, or stood watch on the DMZ will spend time with the Sky Troopers of Vietnam, the Troopers from Operation Desert Storm, Fort Hood, Bosnia, and the latest combat veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. The equipment and terrain might be different, but the common bond of serving with America’s First Team binds us together. You may meet some old friends and if you don’t then you will have the opportunity to make some new ones. Saddle up and join us in Las Vegas!

CROSSED SABERS SOUVENIR SHOP OPEN AT REUNION The Crossed Sabers Chapter Souvenir Shop will be open for business starting Wednesday June 8th from 1300 to 1800. Thursday and Friday the Souvenir Shop will be open from 0900 to 1800, with a one hour lunch break from 1200 to 1300. On Saturday the shop will be open from 0900 to 1200 and 1300 to 1600. Our wonderful Souvenir Shop staff and volunteers will have t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, caps, Stetsons, pins, patches, jewelry, ornaments, blankets, stationery, pencils, stickers, lighters, golf balls, backpacks, coins, and many more items for sale. Pre-order your Reunion t-shirts by using the form below. You must pre-order your reunion t-shirt prior to 1 March 2016. The shirt is a 90/10 Black T-shirt with a pocket with logo on the front and full-color imprint on the back.. T-shirts are available in Adult sizes Small through 3XL. Size small through XL are $17.95 and 2XL and larger are $19.95 each. You can pick the t-shirt up at the reunion or it will be shipped to you. The Souvenir Shop will not ship the shirts until after 1 May 2016. Supporting the Souvenir Shop supports your 1st Cavalry Division Association, so make sure to go get yourself some shiny new 1st CAV merchandise.

OTHER EVENTS IN LAS VEGAS Las Vegas offers many other sites and attractions and we hope that you will take time to visit the Strip and all of the wonderful attractions in the city. You may wish to take time to see a show on one of our evenings or simply tour the many other famous casinos and hotels or stay in the Palace Station. We have not scheduled any special tours and have intentionally kept the evenings, except for Saturday night, open for you to enjoy each other and the local area. Join us and help turn Las Vegas into CAV Country!