Updates as of 21 Nov 2021 are in red.
Details are being finalized, which we'll pass along as we have them, but here are the basics:
Where: In front of the Norma Brown Building, 351 Kearney Blvd, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas 76908. Click for a map.
When: The ceremony will begin promptly at 11:00 am, so plan accordingly. We recommend parking in the lot directly across the street.
Base Access: If you do not possess a valid military ID, you’ll need to fill out the RSVP form linked here. RSVP forms must be received not later than Wednesday, 9 March. Enter the base by way of the GAFB Visitors Center and the Jacobson (south) Gate off Chadbourne Street. Base access with be good for three days, 25-27 March.
Reception: Following the ceremony, a no-charge reception will be held at the base Events Center. Your name tag will be your ticket to this and the Friday dinner. We need to plan accordingly, so as soon as you're reasonably sure you'll be with us, send in that RSVP.
“Gatherin’ at the Goon”: EC-47 veterans will be recognized in a group photo taken beside the replica.
Friday Night Dinner: We've reserved the RiverView Restaurant, with cash bar to open ~5:00 pm, followed by a FREE (for those unfamiliar with the term, it means you won't have to pay for it) "Texican" buffet dinner, with . . .
- Openers: Chips & salsa/queso bar.
- Main: Beef Brisket and/or Chicken Fajita w/rice, beans, tortillas, veggies & salad bar.
- Dessert: Warm cobbler bar.
- Drinks: Water, tea, coffee, lemonade, soda.
For this treat, we can thank the estate of WWII vet Cpl. Rocky Durso.
Other Stuff . . . .
Memorial Pavers: Can still be purchased, honoring veterans of any era. Click for details.
The Marriott Courtyard: Is offering a rate of $119.00 per night plus 15% tax for a three-day stay (Thursday-Sunday, 24-26 March.) Make your rez directly with the hotel, but be sure to mention EC-47 Gathering 2022. Reservations must be made by 1 February 2022 and are subject to the standard 48-hour cancellation policy.
Alternate Lodging Options: Click here for a Chamber of Commerce listing. We'll work on a sheet with some "what to see and do" info in San Angelo, so stay tuned.
Hospitality Hootch: Subject to change, but as of now we plan to have the Concho Room at the Courtyard open Thursday 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm and Friday ~7:00 - 11:00 am, to reopen after the evening feed, ~8:00 pm - midnight. (Saturday TBD.) Snacks and various libations will be available. If we decide to have community breakfast in the hootch Friday morning, we can have it delivered. The complete hotel menu is here.
Questions? Drop us a line: https://www.ec47.com/contact-us