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Abilene, Texas Reunion
Our 317th Veterans Group 2021 reunion is going to be another great event you won't want to miss.  Please note the reunion dates are Thursday October 7th through Sunday October 10th.   We have a block of rooms set aside for our group at the MCM Elegante Hotel, located at 4250 Ridgemont Drive, Abilene, TX.   The discounted room rate is $95.00 plus tax per night.  These rates are also good 2 days before and after the reunion dates.  
To make your reservations call the hotel at 325-698-1234and tell them you are with the" 317th Veterans Group".  We also have a hotel reservation link Click Here for link  Should you have to cancel your room reservation you may do so without penalty by notifying the hotel 48 hours before the date of your reservation.  Hotel amenities include a free hot breakfast for each day of your stay, free wireless internet connection, indoor pool, and fitness center.  We will have our reunion registration form in our next newsletter. This will include fees for the Saturday Banquet, and Bus and Lunch. 

Our reunion schedule will follow the usual   Thursday through Sunday format.   Dress is casual for all events, except the Saturday evening banquet where a Jacket and tie is the recommended attire.

Thursday Oct. 7, the hospitality room will be open all day.  We will have a welcome table set up there and our reunion hat and shirt sales as well. If you use this as a travel day, please schedule your arrival in time to make our 7:00 PM reunion meeting.   This Thursday night meeting is important.  We will go over all our reunion events, including any last-minute schedule changes.  We will answer any questions you may have at that time. 

Friday Oct. 8, We will visit Dyess Air Force Base the home of the 317th Airlift Group.  Where we will tour the base, meet the Airmen, visit their "J" model C-130 aircraft simulator, and maintenance facilities are just some of the things planned. We will also enjoy a lunch at the base. An evening wine and cheese is planned at our hotel. 

Saturday Oct. 9, We are working on a tour of Abilene attractions in the morning.

We will host a dinner banquet at our hotel with special entertainment in the evening.  

Sunday Oct. 10, In the morning we will have our farewell breakfast at the hotel. 


Travel information:  American Airlines is the major carrier for the Abilene Regional Airport. Our hotel offers free airport shuttle service to and from the Abilene Airport.  Most major airlines fly to Dallas -Fort Worth Airport and Southwest Airlines flies into Love field in Dallas.  Both terminals have rental cars available. Abilene is about a 3 hour drive from Dallas on interstate 20 .
If you have any questions regarding the reunion feel free to contact me by Email: jimt0708@aol.com. 

I'm looking forward to another great reunion.  I hope to see you there.   Jim Timmons

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