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Reunion Groups (Adapted from The Meeting Magazines September 2017 Article)

Article has been adapted from Meeting Magazines 2017 Article: Many smaller cities, which may be considered second- or third-tier destinations, can be ideal for military reunions, says Ted Dey, founder of Armed Forces Reunions Inc. in Norfolk, Virginia. He points out that, as is the case with many other SMERF markets, his participants pay their… Read more »

Reunion Recap: 18th and 54th Aviation Company Otternest

Two Army Veterans groups from the Vietnam era descended on the Sheraton Pentagon City last week.  The 18th and 54th Aviation Company Otternest Reunion was one of the groups to hold their annual reunion there.  Close to 100 veterans, spouses, and guests enjoy a great time seeing the sites of our nation’s capital. The reunion… Read more »

The Pakawalups

Performing Tribute To Their Father’s Service “The Pakawalups” Three-Sister Trio Honors All Veterans With Their Music As a B-17 pilot and co-pilot with 33 missions over Europe during WWII, the late Vincent Ledray flew in some of the most intense aerial combat of the war. Assigned to the 615th Bomb Squadron/401st Bomb Group in the… Read more »

Three WWII Battles That Influenced the U.S.

When German leader Adolf Hitler signed a nonaggression pact with Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, Great Britain and France became uneasy. On September 1, 1939, Hitler invaded Poland, and unrest turned into a declaration of war. America joined this war just two years later after the attack on Pearl Harbor. World War II was one of the most… Read more »

Carolyn Goodwin, Event Planner


Carolyn brings a wealth of event planning experience – both nationally and internationally.  She handles a wide variety of clients for AFR, from WWII veterans to active duty DoD conferences, and manages both with a professional and gracious demeanor, along with a keen eye to detail.  She is a great asset to AFR and any… Read more »