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REUNIONS - 2002

May 2002

313th ASA Bn: May 17-24 2002, Fort Bragg, NC:  Being held at the Ft Bragg Officers Club and Unit Headquarters. The reunion is held in conjunction with the 82d Abn Div 'All American Week'. Golf tournament Friday, Veterans' breakfast Saturday, Semi-formal dinner Monday and a pig roast on 22 May. Historical display Mon-Thr at the unit Headquarters. The Division review will be at 10 am Thursday and the airborne demonstration will be at Sicily DZ on 10 am Friday. POC is James Harshman, 36 BJ Palmer Dr, SPRING LAKE, NC 28390, email jwharshman@yahoo.com or phone (910) 436-9459.

856th RR Det: May 24-27 2002, Arlington, VA : In conjunction with the Redcatcher 199th LIB Reunion. For Association and Reunion Information telephone 703-448-0199. Website http://redcatcher.org/

June 2002

Spooks in the Park Picnic, June 1, 2002, Jacksonville, AR:   Noon to 1800 hrs at Dupree Park, Pavilion #2. Admission is an old copy of orders, rosters and/or photos. Please bring your picnic basket and ice chest. RSVP Dean Cannon at rasmatas@highstream.net or John Osmundsen at josmndsn@yahoo.com.

10th SFG(A) 50th Anniversary Celebration: June 3-8 2002, Fort Carson, CO:   POC is CPT(P) Scott Davis, phone (719) 524-1873, email davissc@soc.mil . More information to follow.

14th USASAFS Hakata: June 12-16 2002, Greenville, MS:  POC is Bill "Tank" Stevens, phone (662) 873-2934, PO Box 181, Rolling Fork, MS 39159. Fairfield Inn at (601) 332-0508, 137 North Walnut St, Greenville, MS 38701. Rooms reserved in Tanks name at $55 (plus tax) per night. http://home.att.net/~d.r.graham/reunions/reunion.htm

Vietnam (SE ASIA) ASA Vets: June 20-23 2002, Gettysburg, PA:  Charion Hotel & Convention Center, Carlisle, PA. Room rate of $69.96 per night, a block of 75 rooms (all on the 1st floor) are reserved up to 30 days prior to reunion. Buffet meals run from $17.40 to $25.40 per person. Hospitality room will have a pull down projector screen so bring your slides! Please contact Wayne Rupp, 1124 Columbus Ave Apt #9, Lemoyne, PA 17043, telephone (717) 737-3312 or email wrupp@oldspooksandspies.org. Website http://www.oldspooksandspies.org/

Kagnew Station Alumni 1965 to 1970: June 21-23, Treasure Island, FL:  Blast on the Beach Bash sponsored by George Zasadil, 10265 Gulf Blvd, Saint Petersburg, FL 33706-4873. Email Zazz at zazz@topsecretsi.com or call at (727) 368-0163. http://www.topsecretsi.com/users/zazz/re2002.htm

July 2002

1st Cavalry Division Association: July 3-7, 2002, Colorado Springs, CO:  10th RRU/371st RRC Vets invited but you must be a member of the 1st Cav Assn. 55thd Annual Reunion will be held at the Sheraton Colorado Springs Hotel located at 2886 South Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, 80906. Contact 1st Cavalry Division Association Reunion, 302 North Main Street, Copperas Cove, TX 76522-1799. Website http://www.metronet.com/~harryb/1st_team/1st_assn/reunion/

SOD/MI: July 18-20 2002, Fayetteville, NC:  All Special Forces SOD/MI veterans are invited. Accommodations at the Courtyard Marriot located on Sycamore Dairy Road near Cross Creek Mall. Prices are $75.00 per night ($85.00 with breakfast). You must make your own arrangements for rooms before 1 June 2002. Phone numbers are (910) 487-5557 or (800) 231-2211. Be sure to mention this is for the Special Operations Detachments/MIiers reservations. The picnic will be held at the Special Forces Association (Chapter I-XVIII) Team House out on Doc Bennet Road. Picnic fees are: $15.00 per member, $12.00 for spouse and $6.00 for child/guest/dependent. Plans include a military bus tour of Fort Bragg and the SF/Airborne Musem on Friday. A no-host (pay as you go) social dinner on Friday night. POC: Mike Kaminski email MikeyKam@aol.com. Website at http://nasaa-home.org/sod/

328 C/R Co. (Bad Aibling, Germany - 1950's), July 25-28, Milwaukee, WI:   Held in conjuction with German Fest. For more info contact Jerry Fortenberry at gritsd@telepak.net or call at 601-684-6050.

ASAE Frankfurt: July 26-28 2002, Milwaukee, WI:  All I.G. Farben building and Gutleut troops are invited to attend the second annual reunion. It will be held in conjunction with the local Germanfest. Hotel is the Howard Johnson Inn & Suites at 176 Wisconsin Ave, phone 414-271-4654. Identify yourself as part of the Army Security Agency reunion group. Send a check for $25 per person to Gary Waugaman, 11370 Harkers Court, Cypress, CA 90630 to cover drinks, snacks, etc.

August 2002

Annual ASA Picnic: August 3rd, Blobs Park, Jessup MD:  The 5th Annual ASA Picnic will be held on Saturday, 3 August 2002 at Blob's Park, 8024 Blob's Park Road, Jessup, MD 20794. POC is Nels Johnson at nbjohnson@erols.com or phone (703) 941-8645. Website http://nasaa-home.org/asa/johnson/usasa/asancr.htm

Marine Corps Intell Assn Convention, August 6-10, Monterey, CA:   See website at http://www.mcia-inc.org/2001.htm

409th ASA Det: August 8-11 2001, Nashville TN:  Held in conjunction with the 11th Cav Regiment reunion. Sheraton Music City hotel. They are located at: 777 McGavock Pike at Century City, Nashville, TN 37214 Telephone: 615 - 885-2000 Fax: 615-231-1120. Get your room early ($75.00), as there are only 350 rooms. We will sell out all of these rooms so get on board early. Expected attendance: 1,000 +. ASA vets can contact Marvin Hall, 14302 Timber Ridge Dr, Moss Point MS 39562. Telephone 228-475-5475 or email gmarvinhall3@hotmail.com. Website http://www.11thcavnam.com/

372nd Radio Research Company (16th RRU): August 8-11 2002, Albany NY:  This is the 25th Infantry Division Reunion. All 372nd RRC vets invited. POC Robert L. Muzzy, Reunion President, 3 Richview Court, Potomac, Maryland 20854 (301) 424-5355. Website http://hometown.aol.com/rlmuzzy

372nd RRC Reunion: August 16-17 2002, Seattle, WA:  POC is Ted "Buck" Buchanan, 7830 Rimrock Dr, Gillette, WY 82718-7153, (307) 686-5126 or email buck@vcn.com. No details provided yet.

137th Signal Radio Intell Company (ETO WW2), August 18-21 2002, Ellenville, NY:  Hotel: Nevele Grande, Ellenville, NY 12428. POC Carmine Lancellotti, 5193-D Lakefront Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33484. Phone 561-498-4759, email phylance@bellsouth.net. All ASA Veterans welcome to attend.

Army Otter-Caribou Association: August 25-30 2002, Branson, MO:  Veterans of the 1st RRC invited! The hotel is the Lodge Of The Ozarks and rate will be $66.75 This includes taxes and Continental Breakfast. If possible, we suggest you drive, as airport service seems to be on the slim side. Closest service appears to be from Springfield, MO. Email info@otter-caribou.org or send mail to Army Otter Caribou Association, P.O. Box 55284, St. Petersburg, FL 33732-5284. http://www.otter-caribou.org/

ASA Arizona: August 23-25 2002, White Mountains, AZ:  This year's reunion will be held at the Hon-Dah Resort and Casino (777 Highway 260, Pinetop AZ 85935) located approximately 8 miles south of Pinetop-Lakeside in the Arizona White Mountains. All former members of the ASA, friends and guests are invited. The room rates could run as low as $79.00 on Friday and Saturday, if we get enough advanced reservations for both days, and will drop to $59.00 Monday-Friday. There is a full facility RV Park, and spaces are $22.00 per night. For room reservations call (928) 369-0299 or (800) 929-8744, extension 7620 (Mon-Fri 8AM-4PM) or extension 7592 (Sat-Sun 8AM-1PM). At the time you make the reservation identify yourself as a member of the ASA Group and tell them whether you want a room with double queen beds or a single king size, smoking or non-smoking. 23 Aug: registration & social; 24 Aug: Golf, tours, shopping, etc. Association meeting, social (no host bar), Banquet with guest speaker. POC is Dave Waldmann at (520) 378-0159, 5129 Dead Bear Draw, Hereford, AZ. 85615. Email dwaldmann@sinosa.com. Website http://www.azasaa.org/

COMSEC/SIGSEC Personnel: August 30 - September 2nd 2002, New Orleans:  Accommodations will be at The Hampton Inn & Suites/Convention Center. This hotel is conveniently located and provides easy access to major areas of interest such as the French Quarter (Bourbon Street, etc.), The Riverwalk, French Market, St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, Aquarium of the Americas, the famous antique shops of New Orleans, numerous restaurants, and many other sites of the city. Streetcar transportation is available just across the street from the hotel at the Morial Convention Center. You may start making reservations now. Call 1-866-311-1200 (toll free) or (504) 566-9990 and use the code word SIG. We are listed under the name ASA SigSec Association. We have rooms blocked out at the rate of $89.00 per day plus taxes. This rate also includes a continental breakfast. For details or contact Bob Olson, 1511 Eastridge Dr, Slidell, LA 71201, (985) 643-1126 or email viking98@bellsouth.net. Website http://www.datastar.net/users/cpskantz/no2k2/

September 2002

Herzo Reunion, September 15-17 2002, New Orleans LA:   Accomodations will be at the Doubletree Hotel, Canal Steet. Reservations must be made thru Chris Homeier, email herzobase2@aol.com. Brochures with full details and a reservation form will be sent in mid-May to everyone in the Herzo Base Reunion Committee Directory. Reservations must be in my August 15th. Do not contact Chris until you receive your brochure. If you do not receive a brochure by the end of May, then it is time to contact Chris. Anyone not listed in the directory should be aware that this group is composed of Herzo Base Veterans of ASA who served sometime within the time frame of 1956-1958. Website http://www.homestead.com/theherzosurvivor/

Marine Corps Cryptologic Association, September 8-12 2002, Portsmouth, New Hampshire:   See website at http://www.mccaonline.org/reunion.html

Ft. Richardson Alaska Vets, September 10-13 2002, Savannah GA:   This group began reunions 16 years ago with vets from the 14th Signal Service Unit, World War II. The group is now open to anyone that ever served at Ft. Richardson. The reunion will be held at the Savannah Best Western Gateway Motel. POCs are Alex and Arlene Franchuk, (701) 282-4276 or email eajames@earthlink.net.

US Navel Cryptologic Veterans Association Reunion: September 11-15 2002, Chattanooga, TN:   Chattanooga Marriott, 2 Carter Plaza Chattanooga, TN 37402. Chattanooga Marriott (Reservations): (423) 756-0002. POC is John "Jake" Karoly, 72 Chard Drive, Ringgold, GA 30736, (706) 935-4117, email jkaroly@catt.com. Website for association is at http://www.usncva.org/reunions/2002

Field Station Berlin: September 13-14 2002, Bethesda MD:  Hyatt Bethesda at http://www.bethesda.hyatt.com, phone 800-233-1234. Dinner on the 14th, tour of the NSA museum, White House and Capitol. POC is Jeff Gammon, email papaqc@communityonline.com. See website at http://www.usafsb.org

TUSLOG Det 27, 4-4 and Det 66 (Turkey): September 13-15 2002, Harrisburg / Hershey, PA:  Holiday Inn. We've arranged for special pricing for the hotel, a great menu for the Saturday dinner, entertainment, golf, etc. POC is Elder Green, email ercgreen@yourinter.net, Phone 724-349-7395, 3094 Warren Rd, Indiana, PA 15701. With the exception of Det 66, those attending will be ASA vets that served at Manzarali and Karamursel. Contact Elder for copy of the on-line newsletter.

All Texas ASA Reunion: September 14 2002, Richardson, TX:  Details not available yet. POC is Phil Hogle, 11045 Wyatt St., Dallas TX 75218. Email webmaster@asatexas.com, telephone (214) 321-0524. ASA Texas has a website at http://www.asatexas.com/

600th ASA Company, September 27-29,Independence Ohio:  Vicenza, Ravenna (Det A) and Brindisi/Lecce (Det B) vets. Holiday Inn, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence OH (Cleveland suburb). For reservations call (216) 524-8050, ext 298. Tell them you are part of the 600th ASA Company reunion and you will get a room rate of $79 per night. Reservations must be made by 1 September to get these rates. POC is Richard Anderson at randersmsu@yahoo.com or Richard Early at HDriderRCE@aol.com .

ASA Philippines (1948-1971): September 26-29 2002, Minneapolis MN:  POC is Richard E. Lewis, 4154 Makyes Road, Syracuse NY 13215. Telephone 315-498-8609 or email ASAPHIL@twcny.rr.com.

ASAPAC Hqs (46-52): September 20-22 2002, Fort Mitchell, KY:  Details still being firmed up. POC is Harold Rumery, email GrizzlyHR@aol.com or phone (317) 844-4277.

ASA Korea: September 26-29 2002, Frankenmuth, MI:  Reservation and Reunion information POCs are: All-In-One-Tours & Cruises, 1530 Commerce Drive, Lancaster, PA, 17601. Phone 1-888-681-5333. Email: cstrite@all-in-one-tours.com FAQs can be obtained from Robert Rudolph, 135 Eastman Court, Marshall, MI 49068-3110, phone (616) 789-2860. Email nrudolph@internet1.net.

October 2002

ASA Alpiners: October 3-6 2002, Minneapolis, MN:  Lodging at Ramada Inn, 2500 E. 79th Street Bloomington, MN 55425 phone 1-800-847-6255. Events include: Registration in hospitality room; Visit to Mall of America; business meeting, banquet, and of course Octoberfest day with the German Community. POC is Ralph R. Thadeus, 107 W. Pine Place, St. Louis, MO 63108, (314) 367-9577 or email alpiners@att.net. Website http://members.aol.com/asavets/alpine/alpine.htm.

ASA Chitose Assn: October 3-5 2002, Minneapolis, MN:  Ramada Inn Airport. Gerald and Ora Scherbel, 6216 Birchwood Road, Woodbury, MN 55125 are hosting Reunion. Telephone (651) 739-1960. You may also contact Roy Getz at chitose1@prodigy.net. Website http://members.aol.com/usasafs12/page1.html.

USA Warrant Officers Association: October 22 - 26 2002, San Juan, Puerto:  30th USAWOA Annual Meeting of the Members. HOTEL EMBASSY SUITES, $135.00 single or double occupancy per night, plus 11% tax. Third and fourth person is $20.00 per person, per night. U.S. Army Warrant Officers Association, 462 Herndon Pkwy, Suite 207, Herndon, VA 20170-5235, 703-742-7727, 1-800-5-USAWOA, Fax 742-7728. Reunions POC email is www.secretary@usawoa-coqui.org. Website for USAWOA is at http://www.penfed.org/usawoa/

ASA Okinawa: October 3-6 2002, Baltimore, MD:  Holiday Inn BWI. Events include a fully narrated tour of Baltimore, U.S. Naval Academy & Annapolis tour, Washington D.C. tour, visit to Arlington Cemetery, and the National Cryptologic Museum. Reunion organizer is MLRS, Hickory, NC. POC is Larry Eckard (Association VP and Reunion Manager with Military and Reunion Service INC.) Phone (828) 256-6003 or email Dinamirs@aol.com and Cw3reteck@aol.com. You may also contact Tom Sturgeon at (440) 427-9985 or email friendlytom@prodigy.net.

FS-8611 (Baumholder Vets, 1950s): October 6-9 2002, Annapolis, MD:  Radisson Hotel. POC is Selig Galter, email SGLlanerch@aol.com. Mailing expected to go out in May 2002. Information will be posted at website http://nasaa-home.org/baumholder.

226th USASA Operations Co., October 25-27 2002, Pensacola Beach, FL  All 226th Kanghwa-do Vets invited. Join our group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kanghwadovets/

25th Annual Augsburg Reunion: October 26 2002, Blobs Park, Jessup, MD:  The reunion will be held 12 noon to 4:00 PM this year. More formal notice will be published this summer. If there are any questions contact John Hobgood, 1901 Champlain Dr, Severn, MD 21144. Phone (410) 551-6230 and email jhobgood@ewa.com

A-3 Skywarrior Association: October 24-28, 2002, Van Nuys CA:  Coincides with the actual first flight of an XA3D-1 (BuNo 125412) at Edwards AFB on Oct. 28, 1952. Contact Mark Swisher, Treasurer, A-3 Skywarrior Association, 4225 Inspiration Dr., Benbrook, TX 76126-5216. http://www.a3skywarrior.com/index.htm

November 2002

23rd Infantry Div (AMERICAL): November 8-12, 2002, Washington, D.C.:  328th RRC vets invited. Double Tree Hotel, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA (just across the bridge from Washington, D. C.) It is convenient to Metro stops in nearby Pentagon City. Close to Reagan National Airport. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 800- 222-8733 or 703-416-4100. Reservations must be made no later than October 18, 2002 in order to get the special rate. Ask for the Operation LZ/DC 02 rate of $99 per night. Reunion Chairman is Terry Babler, 1/1st Cavalry, Vietnam, email pointman1@mail.tds.net. To contact or join the association write Americal Division Veterans Association, Bernard C. Chase, National Adjutant, 82 Phyllis Drive, South Yarmouth, MA 02664. http://www.americal.org/reun2002.shtml

Bahrdorf/Heidwinkel/Helmstedt (Co A 319th ASA Bn) Vets: 2002, Germany:  In the planning stage. POC is John (B.J.) Saari, P.O. Box 757, Rhinelander, MI 54501 (715) 1416 (H) or (715) 365-3046 (w) and email jwsaari@newnorth.net

2003 Reunions (Headsup)

502nd Comms Recon, Heilbronn (mid 50's), October 2003   Still in the planning stages but probably in the metro D.C. area. Email John Clark at clarkparckard@att.net. Snail mail/fax/telephone Preston Bennett, 1039 Kinder Hill Ct, Lawrenceville, GA 30044, Fax (678) 969-9485, telephone (770) 682-7076.

328th RRC, 2003, Nashville TN:  POC Tom Heiser at tsheiser@wctc.net