307th Bombardment Group Reunion Joint Base San Antonio, Texas
May 21st - 25th, 2023
May 21st and May 25th, are Travel Days
Welcome to Joint Base San Antonio - San Antonio Texas
REMEMBER THE ALAMO!!!
The Alamo And The Missions Step inside any of the five historic missions, and travel back in time and into the lives of the early Spanish settlers who founded what would later become the city of San Antonio. Begin your historic journey at the Alamo, first established as Mission San Antonio DeValero in 1718. Now known as one of the most pivotal battle sites in the country, the Alamo became a military outpost in 1793, cementing its iconic role as a central locale on Texas’ road to independence.
Welcome to a city bestowed with well over 300 years of traditions and heritage—a city where the real captivating stories of the past are as alive as the promise of our vibrant, true future. Museums representing all aspects of our diverse history, a Fiesta celebration like no other, hosts of exciting family-friendly rides and attractions, and scores of special events throughout the year await you in San Antonio. Take in our famed River Walk and Historic Market Square, stunning murals, World Heritage San Antonio Missions (Texas’ only UNESCO World Heritage site!), and our world class culinary scene. The many flavors of San Antonio reflect the wealth of culture, traditions, and history found here. Indeed, the vast array of eateries and years of culinary traditions found in the Alamo City led to our designation by UNESCO as a Creative City of Gastronomy. Whether planning a day trip, a fun-filled family vacation, a romantic getaway, or a one-of-a-kind gastronomic journey, San Antonio is the destination for you. We are happy to be your guide as you get to know our beautiful city.
PLEASE READ THE BELOW INFORMATION
Currently, installation entry control points are operating under normal entry and visitor procedures. At least one Department of Defense ID card will be checked per vehicle, unless after 10 p.m. Between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., all vehicle passengers must have Department of Defense identification or a Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) identification card or pass. Security Forces may check any and all ID cards at any time. Personnel with authorized credentials allowing them escort privileges may escort non-ID card-holding personnel in their same vehicle between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. Escorts are required to remain with and maintain control of their visitors at all times while on the installation. A visitor pass is required if the escorting individual is not going to remain with the visitor at all times.
Joint Base San Antonio
Visitor Control Center
Click the link below to visit the hotel website:
Room Rates are as follows:
1 Studio Room includes (1 King bed or 2 Queen beds) $93. +tax/night - everything in one room.
1 Bedroom suite includes (1 Queen Bed and sofa sitting room & kitchen) $109 +tax/night- more space and separate entertaining area.
1 Bedroom suite includes (2 Queen Beds and sofa sitting area, sofa sitting room with kitchen) $119.00 +tax/night- can sleep up to 4 if needed.
1 Bedroom suite includes (1 King Bed, Pull-Out sofa sitting room & kitchen) $124.00—premium room type.
PLEASE TELL THE BOOKING AGENT THAT YOU ARE A PART OF A GROUP.
THE GROUP CODE IS “BGW”
Candlewood Suites Building 2426
2800 Winfield Scott Road Ft. Sam Houston, Texas 78234
FOR HOTEL RESERVATIONS:
210-357-2705 – 24 hour main number for front desk press 3 then 4 to get to our Candlewood Suites or
Group Reservations - Stephanie Solis- 210-714-4913 Mon. thru Fri. 830am to 530pm, or
Group Reservations - Michael Morales 210-714-4903 Monday- Friday 11am-7pm
Check In: 1600 hrs. (4:00 pm), Check Out: 1100 hrs. (11:00 am)
Welcome to the Candlewood Suites on Joint Base San Antonio. This is the perfect spot for your long term stay. With full size refrigerators, microwaves, stove top cooking, and a full size dishwasher, we are the perfect home away from home. We even have the pots, pans, silverware and all the dishes you will need to have a wonderful stay. If you need something else, our Lending Locker, located in the Lobby, will have what you may need. From a blender, crock pot, or even a larger coffee pot, it is available to you 24 hours per day.
REUNION SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Monday - 22 May 2023
Transportation - via school busses that will be graciously supplied by the Joint Base San Antonio and the Candlewood Suites.
US Army Medical Museum known as the AMEDD Museum
Wheels up 0830am so get up early and eat breakfast.
Tour the museum for about 1 hour for the full tour
AMEDD MUSEUM INFORMATION:
The AMEDD Museum Foundation was formed to promote the promulgation and preservation of Army medical legacy and heritage. The Foundation works to provide financial support for enhancing the artifact collections and museum infrastructure; holding appropriate ceremonies in honor of AMEDD personnel, units, and events; and educating a diverse and worldwide audience of the significance of AMEDD contributions.
Today, the Foundation sustains the legacy and heritage of the Army Medical Department, while educating diverse populations, enhancing the Museum’s facilities and collections, and honoring the men and women who make up the finest military medical system in the world. This summer in particular, we celebrate the past as we plan for the future.
While we salute the accomplishments of the past quarter century, we eagerly look forward to the next 25 years. Our long-term plans for the Museum underscore the Foundation’s current dedication to keeping the dream of our original founders active and vibrant. Our Building and Grounds Committee is engaged in a contracted museum master planning effort to identify the facility requirements of the future. Our Executive Committee is working with a group of skilled educators to develop a training program for our docents. We continue to enhance our Gift Shop operations, stocking its shelves with items that are appealing to our customers. These are just three of the initiatives your Board is pursuing to move the Museum forward.
If you have not visited the Museum recently, stop by and stroll the Museum collections and grounds. Several new facilities and displays such as the amphitheater, Medal of Honor Walk, and H-19 Chickasaw helicopter stand as monuments to those AMEDD Personnel who overcame every obstacle to aid the fallen. Come and relive their stories.
We will be taking school busses that will be graciously supplied by the Joint Base San Antonion and the Candlewood Suites.
The Fort Sam Houston Museum known as the Quadrangle.
Leave the AMEDD Museum with Wheels up at 1000 hrs (10:00am) for you civilians.
Arrive Fort Sam Quadrangle Museum at 1015 hrs (10:15am)
Tour the museum for about 1-2 hours.
Wheels Up to hotel for lunch at 1200 hrs (12:00 NOON).
Pre-ordered lunch boxes will be waiting for us back at the hotel.
Wheels up 1300 hrs (1:00pm) to the American Airmen Heritage Museum
American Airmen Heritage Museum
The Fort Sam Houston Museum tells the story of Fort Sam Houston from its beginning in 1845 as the Post at San Antonio to the present day. It also highlights the close relationship between the Post and San Antonio -- "Military City, USA" -- with roots extending back to the Spanish presidio of 1718.
Artifacts, images, and stories share the events and people that transformed a small Post and quartermaster depot into one of the nation's largest military installations by the start of the 19th-Century, then follows the post's impact on military readiness into the modern era and today.
Housed in a National Historic Landmark structure built in 1876, the museum looks out on the iconic Fort Sam Houston Quadrangle, with its centerpiece Clock Tower and the home of Fort Sam's peafowl and deer who have been part of the scenic landscape for more than 130 years.
The enlisted Airman is the backbone of the US Air Force. Since the early beginnings of the aviation service in the 1900s, and even more dramatically so in current global environments, enlisted airmen have been pivotal in the defense of our nation. Today’s Air Force mission to “Fly, Fight, and Win” would not be possible without the skillful, valiant, and unselfish contributions and sacrifices of our enlisted American airmen. Yet, there is no adequate place today for our nation to pay tribute to the proud heritage, tradition of honor, and legacy of valor of our enlisted men and women.
The Mission of the Airman Heritage Foundation is to support the USAF Airman Heritage Museum and other heritage-related activities in preserving and honoring the history and heritage of enlisted airmen. To this end, the Foundation will:
1. Increased Awareness of the US Air Force and USAF Airman Heritage Museum in preserving and honoring the history, heritage, traditions, culture and legacy of enlisted airmen.
2.Educate current and future airmen and the general public about the US Air Force and the role enlisted airmen have played in the success of the greatest Air, Space, and Cyberspace Power in the World.
3.Create a learning and developmental platform to enhance the Character of current and future Airmen through information, education, and professional development.
4.Support the USAF Airman Heritage Museum by raising private funds and providing additional resources and financial support for those museum and heritage-related activities not fully funded by the Air Force.
Our Vision is to build a new (USAF Airman Heritage Museum) state of the art, learning resource, and development facility that will preserve and display the proud heritage, countless sacrifices, and significant achievements of enlisted airmen and be a source of education about their rich history.
Wheels up at 1300 hrs (1:00pm (civilian time))
Arrive Museum at 1315 hrs (1:15pm)
Tour the museum for about 1-2 hours for the full tour
Wheels up to the hotel at 1600 where we will get ready for great BBQ meal out on the patio next to the pool.
Reception on the patio 1800 hrs (6:00pm)-2000 hrs (8:00pm)
BBQ to be provided for a cost of $15.00 per person.
TUESDAY - 23 May 2023
Downtown San Antonio for a full day of fun and adventure.
Wheels up downtown at 0900 hrs (9:00am).
Arrive downtown at 1000 hrs (10:00 am)
We start with the river barge.
San Antonio River Walk Barge float down the river. (About a 1-hour trip)
The Paseo del Rio is San Antonio's favorite attraction. You can shop, dine, lounge in a cafe, or simply stroll along and let the strumming mariachi soothe your spirit.
We will all gather after the barge float to enjoy lunch (on your own dime) as a group at La Comida De Mi Tierra.
After lunch, you have the rest of the day to spend at the market square downtown.
Wheels up at 1600 hrs (4:00pm)
Arrive hotel at 1700 hrs (5:00Pm.
Dinner on your own and you are free for the rest of the evening.
Come join us up in the hospitality room for more fun and information. We always have a great time there.
WEDNESDAY - 24 May 2023
Get ready to party at the 307th Family Banquet. This year we will have a WESTERN costume motif. Wear you chaps and hats. Don't forget your HUGE belt buckle and spurs. We are going to have a blast. ALSO, we have once again this year a 50/50 ticket sale and the silent auction. The silent auction will open on Monday as soon as the hospitality room opens at 1700 hrs (5:00pm).
0800 hrs - 1000 hrs (8:00am - 10:am) - Business Meeting (Active members ONLY are allowed to vote)
1000 hrs - 1200 hrs (10:00 am - noon) - Board Bus to Cemetary for Wreath Laying Ceremony
1200 hrs (noon) - Back to hotel and you are on your own until picture time
1715 hrs (5:15pm) - Transportation via the bus/POV/our own shuttle to the Community Center for the reunion group picture and banquet
1730 hrs (5:30pm)- Cash Bar opens
1745-2100 hrs (5:45pm - 9:00pm) - The 307th Family Reunion Banquet
The Banquet will consist of 2 meat choices, 3 side choices. salad, roll, and drink.
Meat choices will be -- Roast Beef or Ham
Side Choices will be -- Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Mac and Cheese
If you would like a vegan/gluten free meal, please indicate it during the registration process.
Vegan/gluten free meal is- Gluten free pasta w/ slow roasted marinara and roasted vegetables ($30.00)
Childrens meal will be - Chicken nuggets with french fries ($15.00)