|An Association of US Military Advisors in Southeast Asia|
& Their Foreign Counterparts
|Meetings & Reunions|
Counterparts Reunion 2013: Viva Las Vegas!|
April 17 - 21, 2013
Golden Nugget Hotel, Las Vegas, NV USA
|Counterparts' 2012 Reunion will be held April 17-21, 2013 at the Golden Nugget Hotel. Reunion Coordinator Lou Rothenstein has obtained some outstanding deals on hotel rates for us. Here they are:|
|Rush Tower King||$42.00||$122.00|
|Rates are good two days prior and two days after Reunion dates. Members who need Handicap rooms must make reservations at least two weeks before the Reunion. You can get more infor and see photos of the rooms on the hotel website at www.goldennugget.com.|
Please take a few moments to view the Golden Nugget Facilites Guide and the Golden Nugget Brochure.
To make reservations, contact Barbara Billmeyer, National Sales Manager at 702-386-8262 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Reunion Registration will begin on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 17. Our Hospitality Suite and the Village Market will be open.
For those who are considering traveling by RV, there is an RV park downtown for retirees. Also check nerby Nellis, AFB.
For those arriving by air, please see the Airport Shuttle Information
Lou has also prepared a Reunion Pre-Registration Form that lists the costs for the Reunion. If you plan to attend, please complete this Reunion Pre-Registration Form and return it to Lou as soon as possible so he can move forward with the planning.
Downtown Las Vegas has been undergoing quite a transformation. For the ladies, there is a lot of good shopping within 10 minutes. Good restaurants abound and there are many shows to see. If you have the time, consider staying a few days more to visit nearby attractions as well. The Red Rock Canyon National Preserve, Grand Canyon, Zion and Bruce National Parks and Death Valley are not far off. Check out VisitLasVegas.com and Vegas.com.
We are also planning for a tour of Nellis, AFB, the home of the Thunderbirds, the US Air Force's Aerial Demonstration Team. There is a museum there that depicts their history.
Other tour stops will include training facilities provided fighter pilots from the U.S. and many foreign nations. Nellis AFB is also the site of the Air Force adversary training program "Red Flag". More info can be found at Nellis.AF.Mil.
A tour to Hoover Dam has also been scheduled. In addition to a tour through the dam itself, there is a museum in Boulder City that depicts the construction process. Another attraction is the Atomic Testing Museum. This new museum has recently become a member of the Smithsonian Institute system. It is unique in the world. Other museums in Las Vegas include the Neon Museum, where signs of some of the original casinos are displayed. There is also the Mob Museum that depicts the past of Las Vegas from both sides of the law. This is within walking distance of the hotel.
|Wednesday, 17 April:||Hotel & Reunion Registration|
|Thursday, 18 April||Coach tour Hoover Dam, Boulder City Lunch and Atomic Testing Museum|
| Friday, 19 April||Tour Nellis AFB hosted by 99th Air Base Wing. Must have valid ID or Drivers License. Lunch at dining facility or club. Cash only. Alternative tour for shoppers is possible. Dinner at Vietnamese restaurant in Chinatown. If you want the Vietnamese favorite, 7 Courses of Beef, please indicate the number of meals on the Registration Form. The cost will probably be around $30.00.
|Saturday, 20 April||Business meeting in AM. Banquet Dinner in PM. Guest speaker to be determined.|
|Sunday, 21 April||Farewells|
|For information about Counterparts, please contact|
|For information about the Reunion,|
please contact Lou Rothenstein, Reunion Coordinator or Tel 702-368-1065, mobile 702-235-9940, or by mail Louis Rothenstein, 336 Forest Ridge St., Henderson, NV 89014.