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How To Plan A Military Reunion

What Can You Do To Make Your Reunion A Success and Maximize Attendance? The Origins of Military Reunions Military reunions have been taking place in one form or another for as long as Americans have been serving their country. The first recorded reunions came after the Civil War, when Union and Confederate veterans would meet… Read more »

What Gets You The Best Hotel Deals?

At AFR we speak with A LOT of military reunion groups, both large and small. No matter the size of the group or association, we’ve found over the years that they all operate and plan reunions in about the same way. One of two situations arise: Your group is lucky enough to have 1 individual… Read more »

Reunion Risk Management: Food & Beverage Minimum

Why should a military reunion use a professional hotel contract and event planning company? To start with, you want to avoid financial risk in hotel contracts. Outside of Room Attrition the greatest financial risk a group faces is with the Food & Beverage Minimum – the expected amount of sales from group meals and cash… Read more »

How Do I Start a Military Reunion Group?

Military reunions began back in the 1940s when WWII veterans that lost all contact with their brothers in arms after returning home wanted to renew that unique bond that is made between those that serve their country. Only they can comprehend this connection, and many veterans will not speak about their time in the service… Read more »

The Hospitality Room: The Key to a Great Reunion

The most important element in a successful military reunion is the hospitality room – for it is here where friendships are made and that special brotherhood is renewed. The best hospitality room is a lockable meeting room where the group can provide its own beverages (including alcohol) and snacks, and self-serve all. The room should… Read more »