317th Veterans Group 2023 Reunion

Destin, Florida

Thursday, November 9 through Sunday, November 12, 2023



Plans are under way for this years reunion.

Our Hotel is The Hilton Garden Inn -- Destin/Miramar Beach, Located at
220 Scenic Gulf Drive, Miramar Beach, Florida

. The hotel will provide our discounted rate from Nov. 7 -14. That's 2 days before and after the reunion, for those who want to come early or stay after.. The Room rate for a standard room King or two queen beds is $99.00 per night plus 12% tax. A room with a balcony and King or two queen beds is 129.00 per night plus 12% tax. You can cancel without penalty if you notify the hotel 48 hours before the date of your reservation.

Click here to make reservations with the hotel.

We plan to follow our usual reunion schedule:

Thursday, 11/9 hospitality room open all day, with a welcome table for checking in and welcome bags with local information from the visitor's bureau. Our hat and t-shirt man, Mr. Gregory will have his tables set up. At 7:00 PM we will have a meeting of all attendees to go over our reunion plans and events.
If you use Thursday as a travel day, be sure to arrive in time for the 7:00 PM meeting.

Friday, 11/10 Tour buses arrive 9:30 AM for visit to the USAF Armament Museum next to Eglin AFB about 22 miles from our hotel. The 317th may have one of their C-130J 's at the base if all goes according to plan. We are looking into a lunch and perhaps another tour site.We will return to the hotel about 3:00PM.  We will have a wine and cheese social at 7:00 PM in our hospitality room.

Saturday, 11/11 Free time in the morning and early afternoon to see local attractions or spend some time at the beach. 5:00PM Banquet room opens, 6:00PM everyone seated open remarks and guest speaker. 7:00 PM Buffet dinner served. 8:30PM Entertainer till 9:30PM  then raffle drawing. 10:00 PM finish. 

Sunday 11/12  Farewell breakfast and goodbyes.  

Please note this is the proposed schedule, we are in the process of setting things up. So it is possible for tours and times to change. Our planned visit to Hurlburt Field was changed due to a Nov. 10th scheduled non- work day by the base.

However, The hotel and reunion dates will not change, they are firm and locked in.
We will have more information in our next newsletter due out the end of May.