Veterans

April 3, 2013

Reunions

April 2013

April 9-12: Super Sabre Society
Las Vegas, Nev.
For more information, contact Dewey Clawson at (724) 336-4273 or email deweyclawson@hotmail.com

April 18-21: 475th Fighter Group; 431st, 432nd and 433rd Fighter Squadrons, 5th Air Force
Nashville, Tenn.
For more information contact Dana Grossman at (858) 692-1358 or email dana@grossman.info.

April 25-28: Air Force Public Affairs Alumni Association
Las Vegas, Nev.
For more information, contact John Terino at (703) 239-2704 or email johnterino@afpaaa.org.

April 25-28: 485th Tactical Missile Wing
Cocoa Beach, Fla.
For more information, contact Rob Webber at (941) 685-1000 or email robwebber@comcast.net.

April 25-28: Stalag Luft III POW Camp, Germany (World War II)
Crystal City, Va.
For more information, contact Val Burgess at (307) 674-4080 or email vburgess@burgessdesigngroup.com.

April 26-28: 525th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (F-86 and F-102)
Las Vegas, Nev.
For more information, contact Frank Litt at (817) 294-1136 or email
525bulldogs@sbcglobal.net.

April 28-May 2: 100th Bomb Wing, 8th Air Force
San Diego, Calif.
For more information, contact David Lambert at (949) 786-1914 or email 3lambert@cox.net.




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