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2019 reunion brochure 

The 2019 VHPA national reunion will be in Kansas City, MO
29 May - 1 June 2019 at the 

Kansas City Marriott Downtown
200 West 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105  

Hotel reservations for the 2019 reunion can now be made as follows:


You MUST speak to a Passkey Agent or register online at

Passkey Reservations: (877) 303-0104 Mention VHPA 36th Annual Reunion 2019 
$127 + tax over these dates of 23 May 3 June 2019 

Cutoff date for VHPA hotel rate is 26 April 2019

Reunion registration will be available in early January 2019.  Please check periodically for further updates as reunion plans are finalized.

Annual Reunion Registration, Cancellation, and Refund Policy.

The 2018 National Reunion Morning Report

War Stories and Historic Presentation Forums:

We now have new traditions at reunions presenting historic presentation forums of professional talks on Vietnam War topics and a more light-hearted War Story Contest where members tell their best stories for fun and glory.  For more information about the events and the DVDs that are available go to  2006 DVD, 2007 DVD, 2008 DVD, 2009 DVD, 2010 DVD, 2011 DVD, 2012 DVD and 2013 DVD .  These events are very popular so please let us know if you would like to participate.

Note to VHPA members:  If you or someone you know has a relatively professional presentation on a topic of interest to VHPA members related to the Vietnam War, we encourage you to submit the information ASAP.  

Missing Man Ceremony as done at the 2005 Reunion.

Future Reunions

2019 - The Kansas City Marriott Downtown, Kansas City, MO (29 May - 1 June 2019)

Past Reunions

Honoring Those Who have Died in the Past Year, 2016 pre-memorial breakfast presentation by Gary Roush

2015 Writer's Panel summary

Helicopter ride at the 2011 reunion in Orlando from Dave Measels

List of past VHPA reunion sites

Who We Are - Gary Roush's speech at the banquet 4 July 2010 at the San Diego Reunion.

Helicopter ride at the 2010 reunion

Pictures on the USS Midway from Walker Jones

Wings&Rotors Huey landing on the USS Midway July 2010

2007 Reunion Information: Pictures from the Boeing Tour at the 2007 VHPA Reunion in Phoenix.

Reunion 2006 Washington, DC 

4th of July parade pictures from Nathan B. Van Keuren

Reunion 2002 pictures

Selection of pictures from Gary Roush

Reunion 2001 pictures 

2001 Reunion pictures from Jim Koch  
Tandem Rotor Mini from Brian Foote
Mobile Officer's Club from the California Chapter North from Ray
Men with three tours or more in Vietnam from Ray
Wonder Woman from Ray

Reunion 1999 pictures

VHPA Reunion 99 pictures 
VHPA A/2/17 CAV Reunion 99 pictures

Unit and Related Reunions
2019 Black Cat 12th Reunion

The 2019 Reunion will be in Philadelphia, Pa. Sunday May 5th thru Check-out Friday May 10th Lodging will be at the 

Embassy Suites- PHL Airport
9000 Bartram Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19153
As of now we have 10 rooms blocked.
Please book early, we can block more rooms. 
Complimentary 24/7 Airport Shuttle.
Check-in Sunday, May 5; Check-out Friday, May 10 (5 sleeping nights)
Parking will be $10/day
Complimentary Made-to-Order Breakfast Daily with a Chef on property making specialty items at no additional charge
Complimentary Nightly Evening Reception from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM offering complimentary beverages, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, as well as light snacks
Complimentary Wireless Internet
Complimentary 24/7 Airport Shuttle
24/7 Fitness Center on Property
Indoor Pool open from 8:00 AM ‐ 10:00 PM

May 8 we will have a tour of the Boeing Company to see how the CH-47 are built.
Please, if you would like to take the tour read the attachment on the tour. You must let Tom Mac Donald know, ASAP. Give him your name and wife's name if you plan to go. Tom must put you on the list early.
Tom Mac Donald 
Cell 714-305-0305

We will have a Hospitality Room 502, from May 5th thru May 9th, bring your Photo Albums from the 213th.
Su. May 5 Check-in.
Mo. May 6 Sightseeing.
Tu. May 7 Sightseeing.
We. May 8 Boeing Company Tour.
Th. May 9 Black Cat Alumni Association Dinner then the 213th Alumni Association Meeting.
Fr. May 10 Check-out

Due to health reasons, this may be the last Reunion for:
MIKE BROWN, Unit Historian.
So please, if you want to attend a Reunion, this is the one. Please look at attached address book and call old friends and ask them to  join you at this reunion. I don't know when the 
Alumni Association will have another one. The three of us would love to see everyone.

If you are planning to attend please send me a e-mail with you name and wife's name cell phone number for you and your wife.
Mike Brown
Subject: Reunion

            Mike Brown
         Unit Historian
A Black Cat from PHU-LOI
       1966-67 FE on 021

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