AFR Awarded USAF Academy Class Reunions Contract

2021 is going to be a record year for Armed Forces Reunions, Inc. (AFR).  Military reunions and government groups that cancelled their 2020 events are rescheduled for 2021.  Groups that were supposed to have met this Spring shifted to Summer and Fall – so we will be plenty busy planning and overseeing dozens of events nationwide over the next several months.  A very exciting recent development was being awarded a contract to handle class reunions for the USAF Academy Association of Graduates (AOG) this year.  They too are experiencing the same Covid-related phenomenon, with all 2020 class reunions being pushed into 2021 – effectively doubling the workload for the AOG staff.

Their class reunions include the typical reunion functions and activities at the hotel, in addition to a full day on Academy grounds culminating to the highlight of the weekend – the home football tailgate and game. With double the reunions this year it was too much for the AOG to deliver top-flight events like the graduates are used to, but they knew where to turn for help! AFR’s involvement allows the AOG’s staff to focus on activities at the Academy grounds, fundraising, and promotion. We are honored to plan the 35th year reunion for the Class of 1986, of which Superintendent Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark is a member.  AFR now has a full-time event planner on the ground in Colorado Springs to assist the Association of Graduates with executing multiple reunions over a six-week period in September and October.

AFR is well-known to the service academies as 1) we plan many reunions that pay visits to the academies’ grounds and 2) we plan and oversee the annual Service Academies Global Summit, which is a professional development and networking event for graduates of all five U.S. Service Academies.  All five Superintendents attend along with leaders from government, business, the military, and NGO/nonprofits.

If your reunion is headed to CO Springs be sure to seek AFR’s guidance and assistance with hotel contracting and tour planning.  Not a year passes without AFR hosting reunions in CO Springs and other top Air Force reunion destinations like Dayton and San Antonio.  But we’ve planned reunions in over 150 cities over the past three-plus decades, so no matter where your group wants to go, we’ve “been there, done that.”  Remember, when booking through AFR, your group will always get the best rates, the most concessions, and a contract as risk-free as you could hope for.  Get a Professional on Your Side!

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