Updated: Nov 20
Several aspects of the upcoming reunion are set (Assuming COVID doesn't ruin 2021).
During Week of the Eagles (WOTE) in June, The Hamburger Hill Chapter's 52nd Anniversary will be hosting the National Association Reunion in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Desert Shield/Desert Storm. This is in roughly 7 months so mark your calendars. Rakkasans of all eras are encouraged to attend.
Accommodations for 2021's gatherings have moved to the Country Inn & Suites by Raddison. We have 82 rooms blocked for our event (with the potential for 105). At the 50th we did run out of rooms several months prior to the Reunion so make your reservations early. The hotel has 3 types of holds on rooms, please designate that you are there for either the National Rakkasan Reunion, The Hamburger Hill Reunion or the Desert Storm Anniversary - this information helps us plan events in the future. The cost per room is $89 plus tax per night. Breakfast will be included and the hotel will have a hospitality suite available. You can call the hotel at (931) 645-1400
Things to know:
-We are planning a return to the Grand Ol' Opry on Tuesday June 22, 2021. Ticket costs and transportation will be determined later.
-We will do the soldier Reception and Memorial Dinner at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center in Clarksville. We will have transportation available on both nights.
-While the planning is ongoing we will be at Ft. Campbell during the Week of the Eagles (WOTE) celebration. The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is also celebrating the 30th Anniversary or Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Reunion Schedule (tentative):
Monday 21 June Arrival Tuesday 22 June Golf Command Briefing and other reunion activities WOTE events Unit open houses Best AASLT Teams Competition Grand Ol' Opry
Wednesday 23 June Range Firing Soldier Reception WOTE Events Best AASLT Competition Sports Brackets Desert Shield / Desert Storm Memorial Ceremony Thursday 24 June Pylon Ceremony Open house BBQ Lunch
Division Review (Desert Storm Vets leading) WOTE Events
Friday 25 June Depart WOTE Events 101st Association Breakfast
More details will be published as dates, times and events are solidified.