Saturday, August 27, 2016

13th Annual Centaur Veterans Day Reunion - 9 Nov to 12 Nov 2016

The Centaurs from Troop D (Air), 3d Sqdn, 4th Cav and Troop F (Air), 4th Cav will be gathering for their 13th annual Veterans Day Reunion during the 9 – 12 November 2016 period.  We are inviting anyone who served as a Centaur or with the 3/4 Cav to join us in Omaha, NE to honor our lost friends and to renew old friendships at our mini-reunion.  The host for this get together is Randy Woodley from F Troop, assisted by Fred Reese from D/F Troop.

      The mini-reunion site will be the Days Inn and Suites – Omaha, 11515 Miracle Hills Drive, Omaha, NE 68154.  The room rate will be $59.00 plus tax.  The room cost includes a buffet breakfast.  We have set aside a block of rooms for the nights of 9 – 11 November, so plan on arriving on Wednesday, 9 Nov and departing on Saturday, 12 Nov.  You can reserve a room by calling 402-496-7500.  Tell them it is for the D/F Troops 4th Cavalry and you will get the special price.  The standard rooms include 2 Queen beds or King bed with a sleeper couch.  All rooms are handicap accessible.

      Make your hotel reservations before 1 November.  If you are planning on attending, contact Randy at the email address or phone number below so that he can make sure that we have the correct number of rooms available.  He needs your name, guest’s name, date of arrival and departure, troop assigned to, and dates with the troop so that a roster of attendees can be made up.

      Randy has put together in interesting schedule of activities for the get together.

            Wednesday evening will feature a barbeque dinner at the hotel.  A choice of brisket and/or chicken with two sides (baked beans and potato salad).  Tea and water provided or BYOB.  The cost will be $13.00 per person.  Please reserve your meal with Randy by emailing him by 1 November if you wish to participate – indicate if you want brisket, chicken, or a combination.

            Thursday will feature a trip to Offutt Air Force Base to tour the USAF flight simulators in the morning and a visit to the Durham Museum in the afternoon.  If the flight simulators aren’t available, we will spend the morning at the Durham Museum.  The afternoon will have a visit to the Henry Doorly Zoo, followed by a short visit to the Old Market area to tour the shops and art galleries in the restored old section of Omaha.  The day will end with dinner at Stokes Bar and Grill in the Old Market.  The restaurant specializes in steaks and seafood with a southwestern touch.
            Friday we will visit the Strategic Air Command and Space Museum and participate in their Veterans Day celebration.  Dinner will be at the Pig & Finch Restaurant that serves meals derived from American, English, and French cuisines.  After dinner, we will return to the hotel for the taking of our group photos.  We will have a short meeting to discuss and decide on the location for the 2017 Veterans Day get together.

            Saturday is breakfast, goodbyes, and head for home.

      Contact Randy Woodley, the host/coordinator/planner for this year, if you have any questions and to let him know your choice for the Wednesday BBQ.  His email is  Fred Reese is helping Randy out, so include Fred in the email address.  Fred’s email is