reading further, it is imperative you phone our host hotel,
the Adams Mark, in Buffalo, New York
and make your room reservation.
Please do this right now, time is of the essence.
1 - (716) 845 - 5100
you are with the USS
Newport News Reunion group.
Our special contract room rate includes a full buffet breakfast priced
into the 1, 2, 3, and 4-person occupancy rates which will actually be
served in our very large hospitality suite each morning.
When they are gone, there is no guarantee additional rooms will be available, as there is another competing event at the hotel and we're all in competition for the extra rooms.
Our special room rate applies 2 days before, and 1 day after, (subject to availability) should you like to come early and help us set up or stay late and see more of the local sights. Our special buffet breakfast will only be served during the reunion.
do it NOW....
if you snooze, you could lose.
Here are our contract rates:
prices include a full buffet breakfast for each occupant of the room,
based on 1, 2, 3, or 4-person occupancy.
1 - (716) 845 - 5100
|We now have
more than 500 shipmates signed on to our facebook page, where we can keep
track of everything of interest concerning our forthcoming reunion in
Buffalo. If you don't "do" facebook, consider joining it
( a very valuable networking tool for us ) or ask a close friend or
relative to sign in for you and follow the happenings. We have a
number of friends and siblings of shipmates who now are tracking our
planning activities for benefit of shipmate not on facebook.
It's a "private" facebook page... just for crewmembers, friends, and family of our beloved THUNDER. On it we share experiences, photographs, and reunion information. It's really the best way to keep on top of things in your reunion association.
Please join us.
Click on the turret above, and request permission to come aboard.
What's not to love?
If this is your first
reunion, you're in for a real treat... a chance to (legally) step back
into uniform and man the rails of one of the first guided missile
cruisers. Regulations permit honorably discharged veterans to wear
uniforms when attending memorials and similar, and we do just that.
Uniform pants and shirts are readily available at surplus stores for a few dollars, or new ones available online. A few actually do fit into their old uniforms, and can still wear them proudly. So we tell you sincerely: If you don't man the rails in uniform, you will leave the reunion wishing you had.
You are part of our Band of Brothers... join us in uniform as we honor our fallen brothers together.
Here's the general battle/party plan ( subject to change without notice, obviously)
Our hotel is located pretty much smack dab in the middle of downtown Buffalo, and everything of immediate interest is within a 15 minutes' walk. There is no "free" parking downtown anywhere, but part of our contract gives us a discounted rate of $5 per day at the hotel lot. Mention that at the check-in desk.
We have a REALLY large hospitality suite this year.... so our reunion registration desk will be in our own hospitality suite. There you will pick up your neck lanyard with ID and assorted other stuff, and join your shipmates for an evening of making new friends and renewing old acquaintances in our hospitality suite. Our included buffet breakfast will be served mornings in our hospitality suite. Here's the meal situation during our stay:
We will be serving light
beverages and snacks in the hospitality suite, and the hotel has a fine
restaurant and bar from which we can draw our other needed sustenance.
For meals "on your own", the hotel food is excellent, and
there are also a number of many other eateries in downtown Buffalo
within a few blocks walk. As we get close to the date, we'll have
more detailed information on local pubs and such.
We'll have a speaker and microphone in the hospitality suite, so you can bring your guitar or whatever if you wish. Feel free to bring Newport News mementos for show and tell, photos, or anything else you wish to share with your mates.
Upon return to the hotel Wednesday evening, we have a distinguished guest visiting us in our hospitality suite.
Below is an image of a
brochure you can pick up at the Niagara State Park.
Thursday Evening, June 15,