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Don E Davis Squadron

Marine Corps Aviation Association

Dear Friends,

Laura, Kevin, the Squadron Officers and BoD, thank you for your patience and understanding! We will all miss being together but our health is of utmost importance! I believe this crisis will end soon and we can all go about our daily lives and next year meet and be joyous!

That being said. Please ensure you cancel your hotel reservations 48 before. To make it easy, if you still intend on staying because you were planning to visit anyway then email the Hotel Manager, Stephanie Mora:  stephanie.mora@hilton.com and let her know you are not canceling.

If you are canceling you can go to the link to “modify” your reservation from your confirmation email and click to “Cancel”. Or you can call. Or Stephanie is going to Cancel the whole block by Tuesday of next week.

All registration money will be reimbursed within the next few days unless otherwise indicated by you. All registration fees that are donated will go to the Pete Freeman Scholarship Fund so that we can once again support the education of our family members. Part of our funding for them is through our reunion auction and drink donations not to mention the generosity of our members and sponsors!! The only financial loss we will encounter is the hotel deposit of $1000. Once all is settled a full financial report can be provided.

We have communicated with all stakeholder parties (CNATT, vendors, transportation and accommodation hosts and venues) and they understand and are supportive of our cancellation decision.

Our many sponsors have been contacted and remain steadfast in their sponsorships they’ve provided this year.  They will receive special advertising consideration for our soon-forthcoming newsletter, at future awardee presentation ceremonies and through our social media groups.

Planned award presentations will be conducted by Davis Squadron officers at a future occasion under separate correspondence.

We wish all of you safe travels if you choose, stay healthy and we look forward to seeing ALL of you next year!!

Semper Fidelis

URGENT!
– After careful deliberation, the Don E Davis Squadron has decided to cancel the 2020 Reunion. We believe that the health and welfare of our squadron members as well as our active-duty Marines is too important to risk. We regret any inconvenience that this has caused. Further guidance is forthcoming.


2020 MCAA Donald E Davis Squadron Reunion

Hilton Garden Inn
1016 Jacksonville Parkway Jacksonville, NC 28546

“Book a Room”

A MESSAGE FROM THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS

A MESSAGE FROM THE DEPUTY COMMANDANT FOR AVIATION


The Guest of Honor this year will be

SES William E. Taylor

Assistant Deputy Commandant for Aviation (Sustainment)

Bio

A WORD FROM THE CO

Don Davis Squadron/ALM Colleagues, Here we are again in our final push and I’m leading it through our reunion registration deadline. As a gentle reminder, our MCAA Don E. Davis Squadron reunion is fast approaching. Our gathering this March 19th – 22nd in Jacksonville, NC at the Hilton Garden Inn and Marine Corps Air Station New River is sure to be a momentous event that rivals our Pensacola gig last year. Thanks to the tireless efforts of Gale Rodgers, Rob McCutcheon and LtCol Bill Slack (our host), it will include many of the traditions that our most seasoned members are accustom, with additions that involve the Assistant Deputy Commandant for Aviation as our Guest of Honor; our full participation stake with HQMC ASL, MALS-26 & 29 and the leadership participation of the Center for Naval Aviation & Technical Training (CNATT).

As with the past two reunions, we will be having a live and silent auction of items our members donate. So PLEASE consider donating a nice item for the auction. All proceeds will go to the Pete Freeman Scholarship Fund!

Please join us in Jacksonville this coming March for an agenda packed with rich Marine tradition; the recognition of our recent Pete Freeman Scholarship recipients and acknowledgment of aviation logisticians past and present, as well as many lively professional and social interactions.

I look forward to seeing you in Jacksonville, NC. Be there and be part of it.

– Semper Fidelis, Laura, CO, Davis Squadron


Welcome to the Don Davis Squadron Reunion reservation site!

Download the Reunion Packet above for detailed information and Reunion Registration Form

“Book a Room”


A block of rooms has been reserved for March 18, 2020 – March 22, 2020. Booking a reservation from our site is simple. To begin the process, click on the link “Book a Room”. BOOK EARLY!!
– Room Rate: $96 per night; 1 King or 2 Queen, plus tax. (Kings are 312 sqft, Queens are 494 sqft)
– Group Breakfast rate on site is a 50% discount at $5.95 plus tax.


Reminder: Group reservation cut-off date is March 5th, 2020!!


After cut-off date hotel will release unreserved rooms for general sale and determine whether it can accept reservations based on space and rate available bases at the Client group rate.

Rooms are equipped with microwave, mini-frig, coffee/tea maker, HDTVA, iron and ironing board, alarm clock with an MP3 jack and premium channels.

Individuals can cancel their reservations up to 48 hours prior to arrival date with no penalty.

Situated just off Western Blvd. in Jacksonville, NC, the Hilton Garden Inn Jacksonville hotel is centrally located for shops, restaurants and entertainment options. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is just 15 minutes from our inviting Jacksonville hotel. Enjoy easy access to stunning beaches and popular attractions including Beirut Memorial and Mike’s Farm.

Our comfortable and spacious guest rooms and suites offer everything you need to feel at home, including WiFi, a flat-screen TV, and a plush bed with premium linens. Our hotel boasts a 5,000 sq. ft. ballroom – the largest function space in the area – ideal for successful conferences, conventions and social events. Stay productive with useful services including printing and faxing in the complimentary 24-hour business center. Energize with contemporary cardio, resistance and weights equipment in the complimentary fitness center, or refresh in the sparkling indoor swimming pool. Take advantage of good weather on one of our two outdoor patios. Unwind with a cocktail in our welcoming bar, and sample an array of delicious dishes in our Garden Grille and Bar.

“Book a Room”


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


THURSDAY 19 MARCH
1000-2200 Registration in the Hospitality “Ready” (Harrier) Room
1800-2000 Welcome Aboard Reception in the Harrier Room ($35.00)


FRIDAY 20 MARCH
0900-2200 Registration in the Hospitality “Ready” Room
0715 Camp Lejeune Paradise Point Golf Outing ($30.00 includes 18 holes & cart. Clubs available for rent for an additional cost) note 1
1000 Guided Tour of the CNATT and MAG’s Flight line (Free) note 1
1230 Lunch at Squadron ($10.00) note 1 & 2
1730 BBQ, Chicken & Baked Salmon – Sywanyk’s Scarlet and Gold Night Club ($30.00) note 1

*note 1 Transportation will be available “free” to and from all Friday events.
*note 2 Lunch will be picnic style. Please identify any special dietary needs to include the observance of Lent/No Meat.


SATURDAY 21 MARCH
0900-1600 Registration in Hospitality “Ready” (Harrier) Room
1000-1100 Business Meeting
1800-1900 Social Hour (Cash bar)
1900-2300 Banquet ($45.00)


SUNDAY 22 MARCH
0700-1000 Hospitality “Ready” Room/Bon Voyage
1100 CHECK-OUT TIME
FAIR WINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS!