317th Veterans Group 2023 Reunion

Destin, Florida

Thursday, November 9 through Sunday, November 12, 2023



Plans are set 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. The block of rooms set apart for our group has erxpired. After October 9th you can still get rooms at our discounted rate but it will be based on availability. The hotel phone is 850-622-3357  press 2 when asked to this will connect you to Brenda Gray, the hotel sales manager. Tell her you are with the 317th Veterans Group and she will get you the discounted room rate.
After you have made your Hotel Reservations please notify me by email at jimt0708@aol.com Let me know your name and if any others are traveling with you. I need this information by Oct. 27th to order the meals for lunch and the banquet. It's close to the start reunion, do not send any reunion payments, pay when you get to the reunion. The fees are $40.00 per person for the Banquet and $30.00 for the Bus/ lunch at the Museum.

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 will have lunch at the museum.After lunch we will return to the hotel.  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 and a 10:00 PM finish. 

Sunday 11/12  Farewell breakfast and goodbyes.  

We will have more information in our next newsletter due out in September.