Posted on May 27, 2015
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Has anyone ever planned or attended a reunion with your old units? What type of activities did you do? Our unit was in Germany, but we want to keep it stateside, to keep the cost down so as many people can come that want too. What are some good ideas?
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MAJ Robert (Bob) Petrarca
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Activities:

Bullshitting - telling each other how much you've missed them
Drinking - toasting the good old days and fallen comrades
More Bullshitting - brought on by the first round of drinking
More drinking - brought on by all the bullshitting
Fisticuffs - the results of all the drunken bullshitting
Hugs and Kisses - making up after all is said and done.
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Hahaha! So after all the years apart nothing really changes?! I'm so excited!
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MAJ Robert (Bob) Petrarca
MAJ Robert (Bob) Petrarca
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That's great SPC (Join to see)! We make so many friends along the way reunions are great. I got reconnect through RP and facebook with some NCOs from my first tour in Korea back in 1991. Just awesome to shoot the shit and remember the good old days and to be reminded how young we once were and how stoop-it I was as a 2LT!
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1SG Robert B.
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I always call our reunions tonic for the soul. Reconnecting with guys I had so many intense experiences with is huge. It is good to get reminded that you are not alone out there and your brothers and sisters are experiencing the same feelings and emotions. Once you retire and are away from the army you learn very quickly how different you are from regular society, and it is awesome to connect and share with old friends.
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SSG Trevor S.
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I attended the annual meeting of the 101st ABN Division Association when I was a Specialist. It was awesome. I got to have shots with the 2nd ever commander of my BN. I heard stories of D-Day, glider assaults, and jumps. I enjoyed listening and learning, and I made the mistake of thinking my Division Commander at the time was a news caster because I accidentally met him in civilian clothes.
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SSG Trevor S.
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SPC (Join to see) to address the activities and such, have it in Vegas. The you can get a small hall for the actual reunion, and the town will take care of all the activities as well as a good vacation.
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I also attended one back in early 90's. It was at Colorado Springs. Had a blast. Meeting older generations of Screaming Eagles was something I'll never forget. That and the hospitality rooms were no joke. Lol
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1SG Robert B.
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I am currently in the works of the planning process for my units reunion this year. We have had one every year for the last 5 or so. We take turns hosting and it is my turn this year. We typically alternate areas of the country to hold it to make it easier for some people who cannot travel as far (Desert Storm unit, some of us are getting old!). The host typically provides a location and maybe food and guys bring beer and sodas to help out. We also try to find a local hotel that will offer a group rate to cut down on cost. Next year we are looking at a "neutral site" like Orlando, so we can combine a family vacation with the unit reunion.
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