2015 Reunion Survey

Survey

Input is requested ASAP!!!

To all members of TAC Missileers that may be planning to attend the 2015 Reunion in Boston:

Bill Simpson and I have been in contact with hotels in the Boston area and have found out that staying at the hotels is going to be a very expensive venture.

To try to stay away from the high cost and the crowds, Bill and I decided we needed to stay away from the months of Sept./Oct. We decided to try to hold the reunion in late Aug. Of course this would be in the warmer part of the year and would not afford us the "fall" colors that I'm sure everyone would like to see.

At present I have been in contact with the Embassy Suite at the airport. They have quoted a proposal of $195.00 a night if the reunion is held in August. If we move into the months of Sept./Oct. the cost jumps to $249.00 a night plus tax, making the rate $268.00 a night. On top of this parking has to be figured in at $30.00 a night, for those that drive to the reunion. Of course we all have to eat which is an added expense.

I'm concerned we may not have much of a turn out for this reunion because of the expense and need to know how everyone feels about this. We of course will move forward with the planning if it is determined the expense will not deter many of the members attending the reunion. If it is determined we won't have much of a turnout, we would need to decide if we want to move the reunion to a less expensive location. At the San Antonio Reunion the other 2 cities on the ballot were Denver & Orlando. Boston won out with 34 votes, Denver had 32 votes, and Orlando had 24 votes.

Please let the officers know your thoughts and wishes of what we need to consider. Again we will adhere to the membership's wishes regarding whether to go ahead and hold the reunion in Boston, or try to locate to a less expensive city.

Thanks,
Max Butler


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Are you planning to attend?
YesNoUnsure


Please select ONE of the following choices

a) The reunion should be held in Boston during Sept. / Oct.:
     (room rate is likely to be $268 / night + tax + parking)
YesNo

b) The reunion should be held in Boston during August:
     (room rate is likely to be $195 / night + tax + parking)
YesNo

c) The reunion should be moved to Denver:
     (dates / room rate TBD)
YesNo

d) The reunion should be moved to Orlando:
      (dates / room rate TBD)
YesNo


Comments?


Survey Results (All form submissions)

Submitted
Name
Attending
Boston in</p> <p>Sept. / Oct.
Boston in<br /> August
Denver
Orlando
Comments
2014-11-01 12:23:04 -04:00
Al Soboleski
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
As far as I am concerned Boston has no connection to our time in TAC missiles.
2014-11-01 15:50:11 -04:00
Albert Mac Elrath
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
Orlando would be cheaper in August (Snow birds do not go there in summer) Denver also good choice maybe October
2014-11-02 14:19:13 -05:00
Allan Coon
Unsure
No
Yes
No
No
2014-11-02 15:15:29 -05:00
allan lindblom
No
No
No
No
No
2014-11-01 12:25:03 -04:00
Allan Morley
No
No
No
No
Yes
I Have not renewed My Member Ship Yet Will do in Jan-2015
Also when I do Please send me the Code so I can use it for Membership.
And Not as a guest My New Address is 2010 APT 2 Kern ave, Rice Lake Wis. 54868
2014-11-01 11:35:41 -04:00
Allen Doeringer
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
Orlando has my vote, of course it does, I live there.
2014-11-22 18:59:21 -05:00
Andy hernandez
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
2014-11-02 13:24:51 -05:00
Arnold Hansen
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
2014-11-01 19:25:51 -04:00
Art Donahue
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
I have no desire to return to Boston, unless it happens to be on the way to the cape. Plus, I winter in Florida now two short hours from Orlando.
2014-11-01 20:04:12 -04:00
Art Gust
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
2014-11-01 14:15:41 -04:00
billie carpenter
No
No
No
No
Yes
2014-11-18 16:03:06 -05:00
Bob Brewster
No
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-01 12:22:58 -04:00
Bob Wildrick
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
There is a lot to see around the Denver area. Wings over the Rockies air museum is on what used to be Lowery AFB. Of course there is the AF academy, Peterson AFB, and possibly Cheyenne Mtn. if they will let us in.
2014-11-01 13:01:28 -04:00
Bolton, R
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
ill go where ever it is held, but think another venue would be a better choice than Boston.
2014-11-10 14:10:38 -05:00
brashear, michael
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
2014-11-01 16:24:22 -04:00
Bruce Johnson
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
Some of the Orlando Area Hotels offer really good reunion rates for Military Reunions. Also, there is always Shades of Green at Disney which is a military hotel. They also have an office which helps reunions which want to stay at other Disney Area Hotels, negotiate very good rates.
2014-11-09 20:51:54 -05:00
cal collier
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-11 02:19:06 -05:00
cal collier
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-02 19:25:15 -05:00
Carl L Corbin
No
No
No
Yes
No
It seems to me that these details should have been obtained at an earlier date. I was not planning on going to Boston because of the high cost of lodging, parking, food, and cost of transportation. If
you decide to go to Denver I would attend the reunion
2014-11-01 13:51:36 -04:00
Chuck Scheerschmidt
No
No
No
Yes
No
Can't make it to the east coast with all that we have on our plate here. Would make it to Denver up through October of next year or San Antonio during the winter months.
2014-11-03 08:00:27 -05:00
Clark Wormer
Unsure
No
No
Yes
Yes
Because of the cost, I think the reunion would have a better turnout if moved to Denver or Orlando.
2014-11-05 01:56:45 -05:00
Clay Boyce
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-02 11:38:08 -05:00
Cliff Kunkel
No
No
No
No
No
Although I will not attend I still feel that cost and location is very important. I think the reunion should more in the center of the country for everyones convenience. Some of us have difficulties traveling.
2014-11-02 01:00:04 -04:00
Cornelius E. Wood
Unsure
Yes
No
No
No
Why not Boston Area away from the Airport. The most expensive lodging is always at the Airport or downtown. The area has several suburb locations that might prove to be more reasonable. Just a thought.
Have Fun!
Neil
2014-11-02 18:22:37 -05:00
curtis mckee
No
No
No
No
Yes
I wouldn't go to Boston if you payed me, way to costly more to see and do in Orlando

2014-11-11 21:59:04 -05:00
Dale Evans
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
Since California is our base, it's easier/more economical to visit the "western" states.
2014-11-04 13:28:43 -05:00
DANNY DAIL
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
2014-11-01 21:34:45 -04:00
Dave Maas
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-03 17:43:46 -05:00
DAVID J CODDINGTON
Yes
No
No
No
No
Holding the Reunion at Boston, doesn't have any significance other than being offered in the East to move it around so hopefully more would attend given that geographic location.
It is very unlikely that many would attend, given those over priced room rates, and additional parking fees as well.
Keeping it in the East, with Orlando, is too hot in August. And since
there was recently a gathering there this past Spring, it seems redundant especially for those that made it then.
The important part is continuing to hold it, since our Missileer members won't be around forever.
I've attended Ohio-09, San Diago-11 and San Antonio-13, and "?"-15 wherever it will be held, I'll likely be there, especially if it is
in September.
2014-11-01 13:01:16 -04:00
David Chatfield
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
Thanks for giving this a lot of thought and for asking for input. Costs, climate and a pleasing area are important considerations. Pricey east and west coast locations would not be appealing to us, especially during hot summers. Attractive locations with comfortable weather that may less crowded and touristy could be considered, such as Norfolk, VA, Traverse City, MI, or some locations in NC. Denver or Colorado Springs aren't bad, but we've had all we need of Orlando.
2014-11-02 18:42:44 -05:00
David Cooper
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
2014-11-01 13:19:15 -04:00
DAVID DERAIN
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
I will attend wherever we have the reunion at. That said I agree with many of comments, Boston is too expensive and too many people. The airport is not a good place to stay to see Boston, but staying downtown costs even more. I am afraid we will have a very low turnout due to the cost in Boston.
2014-11-01 11:47:20 -04:00
David R. Dennis
No
No
No
Yes
No
The only reason to go to New England in the fall is for seeing the tree colors in all their glory. Its too hot in August and all the tourist are still out. We had planned a three week vacation around the reunion but now we will not attend. In Denver, the aspen leaves change around the last week of September, the kids are back in school and the snow season is still a month away. Denver is out of the mountains so the hotel prices remain relatively stable the year around. If anyone wants to go site seeing in the mountains, the winter ski season has not started so the hotel prices in the mountains are still low.
2014-11-01 13:37:51 -04:00
Dean Hamilton
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
The Denver location would be better for me in addition to the proximity to Lowery AFB which most members are probably acquainted with.
2014-11-02 11:20:59 -05:00
Dennis Hornberger
No
No
No
No
Yes
Way too expensive for us on limited incomes.
2014-11-02 11:40:13 -05:00
Dennis Hornberger
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
I live only one hour from Orlando. The mini reunion that was held here at the Cape seemed to well attended for the short notice given. I believe there would better turnout if held in Orlando
2014-11-01 12:47:26 -04:00
Dick Beal
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Since most of us went through our training at OAFB you might get the City of Orlando interested in participating.
2014-11-03 22:20:33 -05:00
Don Kizer
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
Boston is too expensive and I could not leave my wife for that amount of time. I would be able to make the reunion if it was held in Denver.
2014-11-01 15:54:49 -04:00
Douglas Drews
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-03 17:39:40 -05:00
Ed Johynson
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
2014-11-01 16:12:22 -04:00
Elliott Eisman
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
2014-11-02 14:01:38 -05:00
Felix Wylezik
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Sither Denver or Florida, but Florida is pretty hot at that time of year.
Florida will be cheaper...
2014-11-02 14:10:04 -05:00
Felix Wylezik
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
FloriS ia more pratical financially, but Denver wouuld be OK too.
2014-11-05 21:17:56 -05:00
Frank Maher
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Orlando weather in Sept or Oct would be very comfortable, and since

school would be in session (that's nice) and the Shades of Green

Military Hotel is Fabulous been there 3 times price was great.
2014-11-01 16:04:46 -04:00
Frank Hall
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
2014-11-02 19:22:06 -05:00
Frank M Hewitt
No
No
No
No
No
Hope you all have a swell reunion in Boston or wherever the destination turns up to be.
2014-11-01 16:30:07 -04:00
Frank Martinez
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
2014-11-01 11:30:21 -04:00
Frank Roales
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
2014-11-01 13:02:41 -04:00
Gary P Colsch
Unsure
No
No
Yes
Yes
I never realized the Boston room rates are that out of sight. Either Denver or
Orlando is good in late September or October preferred.
2014-11-01 12:56:17 -04:00
Gary Sand
Unsure
No
No
Yes
Yes
Boston is too far for me, but would probably make either Denver or Orlando.
2014-11-01 19:09:30 -04:00
Gene Henderson
No
No
No
No
Yes
Orlando sounds good to us. Thanks for asking
2014-11-01 15:46:47 -04:00
George Craig
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
2014-11-01 12:18:51 -04:00
George Dana
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
2014-11-02 21:51:37 -05:00
George Deuce Demko
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
May get Gordie Fisk to a reunion.
2014-11-01 20:23:50 -04:00
George Eachus
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
May attend if moved to Denver. Boston area too expensive.
2014-11-01 16:04:04 -04:00
George GLAUSH
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
I think Boston would be too expensive regardless of the month. Our attending would depend on where the reunion will finally be held.
2014-11-01 13:02:00 -04:00
George Mindling
No
No
No
No
Yes
Sorry for the Orlando vote, but at least I can afford the trip as I live in Florida. You may want to disregard this answer as it isn't fair to other members. George
2014-11-01 20:57:47 -04:00
Gerald L (Jerry) King
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
I would be with the majority if a less expensive/alternate site is desired. Hoping the alternates are substantially less in price ($65-$75/night)
2014-11-01 20:09:33 -04:00
gordon fisk
No
No
No
No
Yes
I don`t know if I would be coming for sure, but Orlando would be my choice..........
2014-11-02 09:17:13 -05:00
Greg Hicks
No
No
No
No
Yes
2014-11-02 15:37:08 -05:00
Guy Vanderman
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
Most retirees live closer to Orlando, I think. Why Boston? Seems out of the way and of little significance to the TAC Missile Program.
2014-12-16 17:52:32 -05:00
Hank Barlow
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Hi Max, Mentioned this to you at the last reunion. Donna and I go there every year for her medical continuing education courses. it costs a fortune for food also. We will go wherever it is but I think Orlando would be more fun. Have a Happy Holiday & great New Year Hank & Donna
2014-11-03 09:51:19 -05:00
Hanley Brite
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
I'm in and out of Boston a lot. I have place to stay there so this is easy for me. Looking froward to seeing old friends!
2014-11-04 18:07:11 -05:00
Harold Elliott
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
2015-01-22 14:48:02 -05:00
Harry Gardner
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Orlando Reunion
2014-11-04 18:12:44 -05:00
Hugh Coburn
No
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-01 22:23:18 -04:00
HUGH ROSS
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Max; People who live in the Northeast have not been able to attend those held in the western states due to the cost of airfare.
If it is held in Boston, I will be driving to New Hampshire and staying with my daughter there. That's a lot better than the almost $2000 it would have cost to fly to San Antonio. Orlando would be my second choice because it is always cheaper to fly there from the Northeast.
2014-11-01 12:24:46 -04:00
Jack Oliver
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
You have placed a bias in the survey by showing the room rates of September with tax included ($ 268). I vote for Boston no matter what the cost.
How about an area just outside of Boston; even 50 or 60 miles away-with an all day bus trip to see Boston and its beautiful sites?
After all we did vote to go to Boston.
2014-11-05 13:48:44 -05:00
James (Robbie) Robertson
No
No
No
Yes
No
My attendance would be more assured in Denver than Boston or Orlando.
2014-11-01 12:51:43 -04:00
James H. Bryan
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Would cost be considered in future ? I live closer to Orlando and could better afford to attend a reunion there, however if health permits, my wife and I will be there, at either site.
2014-11-03 07:20:45 -05:00
James Harrison
No
No
No
No
Yes
2014-11-01 12:02:05 -04:00
James Holcomb
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
I like the Denver idea. To me it would be very appropriate because it reminds me of where I started my Mace duty at Lowery AFB.
2014-12-11 08:29:33 -05:00
James I. Garner
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Almost all of us have some connection to Orlando. It is easily accessible by air. There is a lot to do while you are there.
2014-11-20 09:50:26 -05:00
James lee
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
I did two tours at Orlando and enjoyed both it both times. It would be nice to see it again.
2014-11-01 13:01:33 -04:00
james masters
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
2014-11-01 12:46:17 -04:00
Jeff Schiff
No
No
No
No
Yes
I picked Orlando only because I live 60 miles away.
2014-11-06 21:06:54 -05:00
Jennings Raff
No
No
No
No
No
Sorry - but the hotel rates are outrageous! I've already been to Boston anyway. I am not interested in Denver or Orlando either even though we trained there.
2014-11-01 13:50:38 -04:00
Jerry Brenner
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
If you do it in August, what activities would be available? The cost is very prohibitive, especially the $195+tax and who knows what else. I suggest we move it to Denver.
2014-11-01 23:38:18 -04:00
jerry currie
Unsure
No
No
Yes
Yes
2014-11-01 19:36:49 -04:00
Jerry M Yoder
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-01 20:45:17 -04:00
Jim Harvey
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
Denver is more centrally located. Cost in Boston is going to be higher.
2014-11-01 18:04:42 -04:00
Jim Larimer
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Either Denver or Orlando are fine with me. Boston pricing is beyond my budget.
2014-11-01 13:44:55 -04:00
Jim Meier
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
Not sure I can make it but would like to see the reunion in Orlando.
2014-11-01 15:57:23 -04:00
Jim Plowden
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
*Boston is too expensive and transportation is crazy.
*The Denver airport is a long way from anything!! Is there anything left of Lowery AFB?
*Orland airfare is reasonable, plenty of hotels and a lot of entertainment for the family. Also, a trip to the cape or air boat rides would be fun.
*Tampa is also a good alternative. Less than an hour from Orlando, cheep hotels, cheap airfare and McDill AFB may be willing to host a party.
*Albuquerque, NM is inexpensive, has the Nuclear Weapons Museum and a Air Force base.
2014-11-01 17:46:05 -04:00
Joe Andrew
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
I know, the instructions said to mark one choice and I marked two. That's because I'm indifferent to having the reunion in August or in Sep/Oct. My preference is to have the reunion in Boston regardless, and not Denver or Orlando (especially not Orlando in August!)
2014-11-01 18:44:59 -04:00
John A Dence
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
I can see the code now.
2014-11-01 12:07:12 -04:00
John Chyle
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Boston is simply too expensive
2014-11-01 12:09:59 -04:00
John Chyle
No
No
No
Yes
No
Boston is too expensive and hot in August Location at airport
is a poor choice for visiting Boston
2014-11-01 12:42:31 -04:00
John Dulaney
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
With the estimated cost of traveling to the Boson area, staying a few nights. plus food and drink, it appears the cost is going to deter many from attending. I for one, will not make a trip to spend in te neighborhood of arrroximatelu $1500 to possible $2000 for a few short days, ot includiong any tours that may be available.
2014-11-01 22:08:20 -04:00
John E. Fisher
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Boston, Denver, or Orlando, they all sound good. Just need time to plan.
2014-11-01 12:20:27 -04:00
John Gibbs
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Diane and I are looking forward to going to Boston, for the Reunion of course, but also to again see the historical sights; where it all started. Leaves color in Boston is immaterial to us. August would appear to be, price-wise, best for Boston, which can be cold in October.

Orlando is our 2nd choice. It is just a 1 & 1/2 hour drive from our home. Orlando, however, is also quite expensive, due to the surrounding theme parks. A Cape Canaveral charter bus tour might be attractive to those who didn't make the Florida Mini-Reunion, again complete with Hangar R. (I'd probably go to the Cape again, just for a repeat visit to Hanger R.) I understand that Orlando would be a repeat reunion location for TAC Missileers. August in Orlando is very hot. The place is crammed with families with kids, who are in school in October.

We would plan to attend, whichever location is chosen by the membership intending to attend.

I would vote for (1) Boston in August, (2) Orlando in October, (3) Denver in whatever month is best out there.
2014-11-03 12:39:00 -05:00
John Marasi
Yes
No
No
No
No
Vegas
2014-11-06 22:18:45 -05:00
Joseph Andrews
No
No
No
No
Yes
I may be able to attend if it is in Orlando, depends on the total cost.
There is also the possibility of Charleston or Savannah.
2014-11-03 12:33:12 -05:00
Joseph Morrow
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
Needless to say, I would prefer Orlando (FL resident); and I won't travel North during cold months!
2014-11-03 11:07:48 -05:00
Joseph Rea
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
2014-11-01 14:43:09 -04:00
JOSEPH V. TRAINA
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
2014-11-03 11:54:05 -05:00
Julian (Zito) Esposito
Yes
No
No
No
No
Hi Max,
The guys I spoke with,Bob Gavula, Bob Armbruster, John Marasi, prefer Las Vages (1st) or Denver (2nd). Randi Doi likes Denver.
I'll go with that choice {Las Vages (1st) or Denver (2nd)}and will support you on whatever you decide.
Zito

2014-11-01 21:22:08 -04:00
Ken Knapp
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
We were going to make it a New England trip and August is not good for us...... The end of September or so would be great..... I know cost is more but have not been to New England so feel it is worth it
2014-11-02 18:10:22 -05:00
Kenneth Corl
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Actually, all sites are a wash. Boston is expensive, but a short drive. Denver and Orlando are not too different a drive, but possibly cheaper. I prefer Orlando, but we would attend Denver.

Given the number of western sites recently, it would be nice to do some place in the middle, at least. What is wrong with Branson?

Good luck on this. Ken
2015-01-02 11:03:25 -05:00
Kenneth Haehnel
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Boston or Orlando is better for me. Denver is not
2014-11-02 08:52:09 -05:00
Kenneth Roberts
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
If the guys from the 887th are coming we'll be there. Where ever, when ever except most of Sept(be in Germany)
2014-11-03 13:57:23 -05:00
L Dean Twidwell
Unsure
No
No
Yes
Yes
I would prefer Denver.
2014-11-01 15:40:03 -04:00
LANCE MOORMAN
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-01 20:41:31 -04:00
Larry Emerson
No
No
No
No
Yes
2014-11-01 15:47:38 -04:00
LARRY HAVEMANN
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes I think Boston is too expensive.
The last reunion in Denver was nice and the side trips to Coors and the AF Academy was nice there was not much else to do there.
I think Orlando offers the best and in fall good deals can be made with the kids back in school.
2014-11-12 12:43:35 -05:00
Larry Idleman
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-02 18:43:41 -05:00
Larry Johnston
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
Location is not as important as price of the room.
Retired means watching cash outflow.. LOL
2014-11-03 09:16:18 -05:00
Larry Shipley
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
2014-11-01 16:22:34 -04:00
LOUIS MYERS
No
No
No
Yes
No
I have never been to any of the reunions due to poor health, but would love to attend this one if it were in Denver. I missed the one in San Diego,CA, as it was just before I joined. Too bad, as San Diego is only 90 miles from me. July and August are probably better as the weather turns in September. I hope to see everyone this year, as it may be my last.
2014-11-01 14:04:30 -04:00
Michael Wilczynski
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
The airport hotel does not sound inviting. Perhaps a Boston suburb location could be found, however, we will be attending wherever the reunion is held. Thanks to Bill and Max for your time and effort in planning this reunion.
2014-11-02 11:58:10 -05:00
Mike Alexander
No
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-01 19:56:08 -04:00
Nick Nicholson
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
I live on the west coast --Boston is not possible for me to travel ---Denver is easyer -----My budget for travel is $100 to $150 per night---Nick Nicholson
2014-11-01 18:11:23 -04:00
Norman Tramba
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
More likely to attend if at Denver
2014-11-01 12:13:39 -04:00
Norman Trudell
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
Although I looked forward to a reunion closer to my New England residence, those Boston rates are ridiculous for a group stay. I'd opt for Orlando.
2014-11-08 16:37:53 -05:00
Paul Davis
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-01 12:22:39 -04:00
Randall B Vaughn
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
2014-11-01 14:04:40 -04:00
Randolph Doi
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
If moved to Denver we'll be there. If it stays in Boston we are 50/50.
2014-11-03 10:17:13 -05:00
Ray Chesney
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
I will attend wherever the reunion is held as long as it is not August 10 to 20. I understand the objections to price. You might find a more acceptable price by moving the location to the western suburbs of Boston. There is a tremendous amount to do in the Boston area such as Lexington and Concord, the Boston Commons and the Freedom Trail, just to name a few. If it's not in Boston, my preference would be Denver. Orlando is OK if it is in late September or October.
2014-11-02 02:47:19 -05:00
Ray Isaacs
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
Though health has curtailed travel past few years, a reunion in Denver may force me to make an effort to attend as we have several family members in the Denver metro area.
2014-11-01 22:57:05 -04:00
Raymond Pillitteri
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
I haven't been able to make it to a reunion yet. Maybe if it's in Orlando I'll finally get to attend. I currently live about 2 hours from the Mouse.
2015-01-02 16:52:29 -05:00
reginald zimmerman
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-01 13:41:17 -04:00
Robert Bolton
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
2014-11-01 12:57:37 -04:00
Robert E.Sims
No
No
No
No
No
I will not be able to attend this year,regardless of location. Thank you and have a great trip.Bob Sims
2014-11-05 20:57:44 -05:00
Robert H Fuelling
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
I submitted my request but it did not register, so I am resubmitting.

I am open to wherever the reunion occurs.
2014-11-06 16:16:39 -05:00
Robert H Fuelling
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
2014-11-01 17:06:59 -04:00
Robert L Scott
No
No
No
Yes
No
I can drive to Denver and save on travel expense. Round trip to Boston is outrageous.
2014-11-01 17:39:01 -04:00
ROBERT M. WEINER
No
No
No
Yes
No
EITHER DENVER OR ORLANDO WOULD BE MORE ACCEPTABLE. DENVER IS MORE IN THE CENTER OF THE COUNTRY AND CHEAPER THAN BOSTON. ORLANDO IS CHEAPER AND HAS MANY MORE HOTELS TO CHOSE FROM
2014-11-02 16:31:08 -05:00
Robert S Conductor
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-09 16:57:32 -05:00
Robert W Valenti
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
2014-11-09 16:58:42 -05:00
Robert W Valenti
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
2014-11-01 12:28:10 -04:00
roger d jones
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
warren&george will surly show-up!!! plenty to do!!!
2014-11-08 23:50:44 -05:00
Roger Lamothe
Unsure
No
No
No
No
Being from Lowell,Ma I can tell you that if you get out of Boston proper and go to the surrounding towns, you can book accomodations much cheaper! The travel can be cut down by taking one of many trains from there to Boston. Matter of fact, why not one of the cities in NH. That way you could enjoy the fall colors (if you hold it in late October or early Nov. (I would suggest Manchester,NH)
2014-11-06 16:46:36 -05:00
Roger St.Germain
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
I am for Orlando, Of course I am biased, I live in Florida. would be great place and most all of us started out at Orlando....
2014-11-01 12:17:34 -04:00
Ron Boyle
No
No
No
No
No
Thanks for the info. To far from Hawaii
2014-11-03 23:35:38 -05:00
Ron Daniels
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-02 14:44:00 -05:00
Ron Lyscik
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
It is definitely not a good idea to stay at the airport. Surely there must be some less expensive hotels in the suburbs. Most of the previous reunions have been in the west. I believe there is a lot of things to see and places to go in the boston area.
2014-11-01 17:16:20 -04:00
Ron Wiatrowski "Ski"
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
To me it didn't used to be where you had a reunion as long as you got to be with my ole Air Force brothers. I could enjoy 4 days and nights sitting around a camp fire, telling stories about the times we had together back when were young and thought we'd live forever, as we did with our 887th TMS reunion here in 1985. Health and finances have changed this situation for a lot of us. We loose more of our comrades every year. Thanks to the guys who put these reunions together so we can enjoy being with those who are still with us and relive the memories of those who are gone, but not forgotten. I will try to attend if Denver is selected.
2014-11-02 08:48:24 -05:00
Ronald W. Baertsch
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
The room rates and costs of eating in Boston are quite high priced. Boston would be a nice history location, however, Denver (Lowry AFB)is the place where all or most of the Matador/Mace people received their training. I am sure Denver would bring back a lot of fond memories. Orlando would be my second choice for the same reasons.
2014-11-01 18:23:04 -04:00
ROOSEVELT SHORT
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Based on the cost analysis provided by you I find it far too expensive for just a hotel room without any amenities.

2014-11-01 11:17:14 -04:00
Russ Reston
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
I'd like to see the Reunion remain in the Boston area even if it is necessary to stay in a hotel in one of the suburbs.
2014-11-01 12:02:35 -04:00
Russell Bledsoe
No
No
No
No
No
2014-11-04 17:02:19 -05:00
Sid Segler
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Many people enjoyed our Mini-reunion in Florida. I vote for Orlando!
2014-11-01 19:43:50 -04:00
STANDFORD Pisle
Unsure
No
Yes
Yes
No
I believe it should be moved to Denver a More central location.
2014-11-01 19:38:18 -04:00
Stephen Rozic Jr.
No
No
No
No
No
The reunion should be moved to Charleston South Carolina, or Savannah Georgia
2014-11-01 18:27:06 -04:00
Ted Ebbinga
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
I would suggest moving outside of Boston in Sept/Oct if priced below the 180-200 mark, or just go to Denver or Orlando instead.
2014-11-01 11:46:00 -04:00
Terrance Bennett
Unsure
No
No
Yes
Yes
Not sure about Boston. Denver is nice, as well as Orlando, or San Antonio. More likely to attend one of those due to distance traveled, other than Orlando of course.
2014-11-01 23:02:56 -04:00
Terry Sickeler
No
No
No
No
No
2014-11-01 20:58:41 -04:00
Thomas Conrad
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-02 15:07:33 -05:00
Tim Lewinski
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
We did not attend the last reunion (s) because I can no longer fly (health). So drive distance is a limiting factor. Denver for me is an easier drive so Denver has my vote. Also I think that costs may be less than Orlando and of course Boston.
2014-11-02 15:14:53 -05:00
Tim Lewinski
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-02 15:34:27 -05:00
Tim Lewinski
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-01 18:06:18 -04:00
Tom Campbell
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Would probably try to make Boston, but Denver would be better - the last Denver reunion was great.
2014-11-01 12:00:02 -04:00
Tony Valovich
Yes
No
No
No
No
I did not answer the above questions. Sorry. I voted for Boston because I wanted to go to Boston. I realized immediately, having been there before and even commenting to Max or someone, that it would be too expensive for the average person. Probably not too expensive but most would not be willing to spend the money.
I will go anywhere. Orlando is hot always. I live here. Love it.
Denver is another place to visit, been there many times.
Would like to consider Vegas or Dakotas to see Grand Canyon or Mount Rushmore. Final answer, I will go where majority wants to go. I have no preference. Main emphasis is visitation with secondary sightseeing.
2014-11-01 22:03:04 -04:00
Vernon A Packard
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-20 12:26:22 -05:00
Vince
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
Has a connection to the program
2014-11-01 12:03:14 -04:00
Walter Fenley
No
No
No
No
No
2014-11-02 08:18:40 -05:00
William Krebs
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-01 17:33:16 -04:00
William Rinker
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Just too expensive either time. Too HOT in August.
2014-11-03 17:45:06 -05:00
William Rodd
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
Denver is best for me, I'll be in Montana July thru September.


Survey Results (Categorized by location)

Attending / Unsure Votes for Reunion in Boston (Either in August or September / October)

Submitted
Name
Attending
Boston in</p> <p>Sept. / Oct.
Boston in<br /> August
Denver
Orlando
Comments
2014-11-02 14:19:13 -05:00
Allan Coon
Unsure
No
Yes
No
No
2014-11-02 13:24:51 -05:00
Arnold Hansen
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
2014-11-02 01:00:04 -04:00
Cornelius E. Wood
Unsure
Yes
No
No
No
Why not Boston Area away from the Airport. The most expensive lodging is always at the Airport or downtown. The area has several suburb locations that might prove to be more reasonable. Just a thought.
Have Fun!
Neil
2014-11-04 13:28:43 -05:00
DANNY DAIL
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
2014-11-01 16:12:22 -04:00
Elliott Eisman
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
2014-11-01 16:04:46 -04:00
Frank Hall
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
2014-11-01 16:30:07 -04:00
Frank Martinez
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
2014-11-01 15:46:47 -04:00
George Craig
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
2014-11-01 20:57:47 -04:00
Gerald L (Jerry) King
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
I would be with the majority if a less expensive/alternate site is desired. Hoping the alternates are substantially less in price ($65-$75/night)
2014-11-03 09:51:19 -05:00
Hanley Brite
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
I'm in and out of Boston a lot. I have place to stay there so this is easy for me. Looking froward to seeing old friends!
2014-11-01 22:23:18 -04:00
HUGH ROSS
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Max; People who live in the Northeast have not been able to attend those held in the western states due to the cost of airfare.
If it is held in Boston, I will be driving to New Hampshire and staying with my daughter there. That's a lot better than the almost $2000 it would have cost to fly to San Antonio. Orlando would be my second choice because it is always cheaper to fly there from the Northeast.
2014-11-01 12:24:46 -04:00
Jack Oliver
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
You have placed a bias in the survey by showing the room rates of September with tax included ($ 268). I vote for Boston no matter what the cost.
How about an area just outside of Boston; even 50 or 60 miles away-with an all day bus trip to see Boston and its beautiful sites?
After all we did vote to go to Boston.
2014-11-01 17:46:05 -04:00
Joe Andrew
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
I know, the instructions said to mark one choice and I marked two. That's because I'm indifferent to having the reunion in August or in Sep/Oct. My preference is to have the reunion in Boston regardless, and not Denver or Orlando (especially not Orlando in August!)
2014-11-01 22:08:20 -04:00
John E. Fisher
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Boston, Denver, or Orlando, they all sound good. Just need time to plan.
2014-11-01 12:20:27 -04:00
John Gibbs
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Diane and I are looking forward to going to Boston, for the Reunion of course, but also to again see the historical sights; where it all started. Leaves color in Boston is immaterial to us. August would appear to be, price-wise, best for Boston, which can be cold in October.

Orlando is our 2nd choice. It is just a 1 & 1/2 hour drive from our home. Orlando, however, is also quite expensive, due to the surrounding theme parks. A Cape Canaveral charter bus tour might be attractive to those who didn't make the Florida Mini-Reunion, again complete with Hangar R. (I'd probably go to the Cape again, just for a repeat visit to Hanger R.) I understand that Orlando would be a repeat reunion location for TAC Missileers. August in Orlando is very hot. The place is crammed with families with kids, who are in school in October.

We would plan to attend, whichever location is chosen by the membership intending to attend.

I would vote for (1) Boston in August, (2) Orlando in October, (3) Denver in whatever month is best out there.
2014-11-01 21:22:08 -04:00
Ken Knapp
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
We were going to make it a New England trip and August is not good for us...... The end of September or so would be great..... I know cost is more but have not been to New England so feel it is worth it
2015-01-02 11:03:25 -05:00
Kenneth Haehnel
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Boston or Orlando is better for me. Denver is not
2014-11-02 08:52:09 -05:00
Kenneth Roberts
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
If the guys from the 887th are coming we'll be there. Where ever, when ever except most of Sept(be in Germany)
2014-11-01 12:22:39 -04:00
Randall B Vaughn
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
2014-11-03 10:17:13 -05:00
Ray Chesney
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
I will attend wherever the reunion is held as long as it is not August 10 to 20. I understand the objections to price. You might find a more acceptable price by moving the location to the western suburbs of Boston. There is a tremendous amount to do in the Boston area such as Lexington and Concord, the Boston Commons and the Freedom Trail, just to name a few. If it's not in Boston, my preference would be Denver. Orlando is OK if it is in late September or October.
2014-11-05 20:57:44 -05:00
Robert H Fuelling
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
I submitted my request but it did not register, so I am resubmitting.

I am open to wherever the reunion occurs.
2014-11-06 16:16:39 -05:00
Robert H Fuelling
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
2014-11-09 16:57:32 -05:00
Robert W Valenti
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
2014-11-09 16:58:42 -05:00
Robert W Valenti
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
2014-11-02 14:44:00 -05:00
Ron Lyscik
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
It is definitely not a good idea to stay at the airport. Surely there must be some less expensive hotels in the suburbs. Most of the previous reunions have been in the west. I believe there is a lot of things to see and places to go in the boston area.
2014-11-01 11:17:14 -04:00
Russ Reston
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
I'd like to see the Reunion remain in the Boston area even if it is necessary to stay in a hotel in one of the suburbs.
2014-11-01 19:43:50 -04:00
STANDFORD Pisle
Unsure
No
Yes
Yes
No
I believe it should be moved to Denver a More central location.

Attending / Unsure Votes for Reunion in Denver

Submitted
Name
Attending
Boston in</p> <p>Sept. / Oct.
Boston in<br /> August
Denver
Orlando
Comments
2014-11-01 12:23:04 -04:00
Al Soboleski
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
As far as I am concerned Boston has no connection to our time in TAC missiles.
2014-11-01 12:22:58 -04:00
Bob Wildrick
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
There is a lot to see around the Denver area. Wings over the Rockies air museum is on what used to be Lowery AFB. Of course there is the AF academy, Peterson AFB, and possibly Cheyenne Mtn. if they will let us in.
2014-11-09 20:51:54 -05:00
cal collier
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-11 02:19:06 -05:00
cal collier
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-03 08:00:27 -05:00
Clark Wormer
Unsure
No
No
Yes
Yes
Because of the cost, I think the reunion would have a better turnout if moved to Denver or Orlando.
2014-11-05 01:56:45 -05:00
Clay Boyce
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-11 21:59:04 -05:00
Dale Evans
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
Since California is our base, it's easier/more economical to visit the "western" states.
2014-11-01 21:34:45 -04:00
Dave Maas
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-01 13:01:16 -04:00
David Chatfield
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
Thanks for giving this a lot of thought and for asking for input. Costs, climate and a pleasing area are important considerations. Pricey east and west coast locations would not be appealing to us, especially during hot summers. Attractive locations with comfortable weather that may less crowded and touristy could be considered, such as Norfolk, VA, Traverse City, MI, or some locations in NC. Denver or Colorado Springs aren't bad, but we've had all we need of Orlando.
2014-11-01 13:19:15 -04:00
DAVID DERAIN
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
I will attend wherever we have the reunion at. That said I agree with many of comments, Boston is too expensive and too many people. The airport is not a good place to stay to see Boston, but staying downtown costs even more. I am afraid we will have a very low turnout due to the cost in Boston.
2014-11-01 13:37:51 -04:00
Dean Hamilton
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
The Denver location would be better for me in addition to the proximity to Lowery AFB which most members are probably acquainted with.
2014-11-03 22:20:33 -05:00
Don Kizer
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
Boston is too expensive and I could not leave my wife for that amount of time. I would be able to make the reunion if it was held in Denver.
2014-11-01 15:54:49 -04:00
Douglas Drews
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-03 17:39:40 -05:00
Ed Johynson
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
2014-11-01 13:02:41 -04:00
Gary P Colsch
Unsure
No
No
Yes
Yes
I never realized the Boston room rates are that out of sight. Either Denver or
Orlando is good in late September or October preferred.
2014-11-01 12:56:17 -04:00
Gary Sand
Unsure
No
No
Yes
Yes
Boston is too far for me, but would probably make either Denver or Orlando.
2014-11-01 20:23:50 -04:00
George Eachus
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
May attend if moved to Denver. Boston area too expensive.
2014-12-16 17:52:32 -05:00
Hank Barlow
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Hi Max, Mentioned this to you at the last reunion. Donna and I go there every year for her medical continuing education courses. it costs a fortune for food also. We will go wherever it is but I think Orlando would be more fun. Have a Happy Holiday & great New Year Hank & Donna
2014-11-04 18:07:11 -05:00
Harold Elliott
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-01 12:02:05 -04:00
James Holcomb
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
I like the Denver idea. To me it would be very appropriate because it reminds me of where I started my Mace duty at Lowery AFB.
2014-11-01 13:50:38 -04:00
Jerry Brenner
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
If you do it in August, what activities would be available? The cost is very prohibitive, especially the $195+tax and who knows what else. I suggest we move it to Denver.
2014-11-01 23:38:18 -04:00
jerry currie
Unsure
No
No
Yes
Yes
2014-11-01 19:36:49 -04:00
Jerry M Yoder
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-01 20:45:17 -04:00
Jim Harvey
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
Denver is more centrally located. Cost in Boston is going to be higher.
2014-11-01 18:04:42 -04:00
Jim Larimer
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Either Denver or Orlando are fine with me. Boston pricing is beyond my budget.
2014-11-01 12:07:12 -04:00
John Chyle
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Boston is simply too expensive
2014-11-02 08:52:09 -05:00
Kenneth Roberts
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
If the guys from the 887th are coming we'll be there. Where ever, when ever except most of Sept(be in Germany)
2014-11-03 13:57:23 -05:00
L Dean Twidwell
Unsure
No
No
Yes
Yes
I would prefer Denver.
2014-11-01 15:40:03 -04:00
LANCE MOORMAN
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-12 12:43:35 -05:00
Larry Idleman
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-02 18:43:41 -05:00
Larry Johnston
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
Location is not as important as price of the room.
Retired means watching cash outflow.. LOL
2014-11-03 09:16:18 -05:00
Larry Shipley
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
2014-11-01 14:04:30 -04:00
Michael Wilczynski
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
The airport hotel does not sound inviting. Perhaps a Boston suburb location could be found, however, we will be attending wherever the reunion is held. Thanks to Bill and Max for your time and effort in planning this reunion.
2014-11-01 19:56:08 -04:00
Nick Nicholson
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
I live on the west coast --Boston is not possible for me to travel ---Denver is easyer -----My budget for travel is $100 to $150 per night---Nick Nicholson
2014-11-01 18:11:23 -04:00
Norman Tramba
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
More likely to attend if at Denver
2014-11-08 16:37:53 -05:00
Paul Davis
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-01 14:04:40 -04:00
Randolph Doi
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
If moved to Denver we'll be there. If it stays in Boston we are 50/50.
2014-11-02 02:47:19 -05:00
Ray Isaacs
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
Though health has curtailed travel past few years, a reunion in Denver may force me to make an effort to attend as we have several family members in the Denver metro area.
2015-01-02 16:52:29 -05:00
reginald zimmerman
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-02 16:31:08 -05:00
Robert S Conductor
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-03 23:35:38 -05:00
Ron Daniels
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-01 17:16:20 -04:00
Ron Wiatrowski "Ski"
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
To me it didn't used to be where you had a reunion as long as you got to be with my ole Air Force brothers. I could enjoy 4 days and nights sitting around a camp fire, telling stories about the times we had together back when were young and thought we'd live forever, as we did with our 887th TMS reunion here in 1985. Health and finances have changed this situation for a lot of us. We loose more of our comrades every year. Thanks to the guys who put these reunions together so we can enjoy being with those who are still with us and relive the memories of those who are gone, but not forgotten. I will try to attend if Denver is selected.
2014-11-02 08:48:24 -05:00
Ronald W. Baertsch
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
The room rates and costs of eating in Boston are quite high priced. Boston would be a nice history location, however, Denver (Lowry AFB)is the place where all or most of the Matador/Mace people received their training. I am sure Denver would bring back a lot of fond memories. Orlando would be my second choice for the same reasons.
2014-11-01 18:23:04 -04:00
ROOSEVELT SHORT
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Based on the cost analysis provided by you I find it far too expensive for just a hotel room without any amenities.

2014-11-01 19:43:50 -04:00
STANDFORD Pisle
Unsure
No
Yes
Yes
No
I believe it should be moved to Denver a More central location.
2014-11-01 18:27:06 -04:00
Ted Ebbinga
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
I would suggest moving outside of Boston in Sept/Oct if priced below the 180-200 mark, or just go to Denver or Orlando instead.
2014-11-01 11:46:00 -04:00
Terrance Bennett
Unsure
No
No
Yes
Yes
Not sure about Boston. Denver is nice, as well as Orlando, or San Antonio. More likely to attend one of those due to distance traveled, other than Orlando of course.
2014-11-01 20:58:41 -04:00
Thomas Conrad
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-02 15:07:33 -05:00
Tim Lewinski
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
We did not attend the last reunion (s) because I can no longer fly (health). So drive distance is a limiting factor. Denver for me is an easier drive so Denver has my vote. Also I think that costs may be less than Orlando and of course Boston.
2014-11-02 15:14:53 -05:00
Tim Lewinski
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-02 15:34:27 -05:00
Tim Lewinski
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-01 18:06:18 -04:00
Tom Campbell
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Would probably try to make Boston, but Denver would be better - the last Denver reunion was great.
2014-11-01 22:03:04 -04:00
Vernon A Packard
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-02 08:18:40 -05:00
William Krebs
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-03 17:45:06 -05:00
William Rodd
Unsure
No
No
Yes
No
Denver is best for me, I'll be in Montana July thru September.

Attending / Unsure Votes for Reunion in Orlando

Submitted
Name
Attending
Boston in</p> <p>Sept. / Oct.
Boston in<br /> August
Denver
Orlando
Comments
2014-11-01 15:50:11 -04:00
Albert Mac Elrath
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
Orlando would be cheaper in August (Snow birds do not go there in summer) Denver also good choice maybe October
2014-11-01 11:35:41 -04:00
Allen Doeringer
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
Orlando has my vote, of course it does, I live there.
2014-11-22 18:59:21 -05:00
Andy hernandez
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
2014-11-01 19:25:51 -04:00
Art Donahue
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
I have no desire to return to Boston, unless it happens to be on the way to the cape. Plus, I winter in Florida now two short hours from Orlando.
2014-11-01 20:04:12 -04:00
Art Gust
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
2014-11-01 13:01:28 -04:00
Bolton, R
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
ill go where ever it is held, but think another venue would be a better choice than Boston.
2014-11-10 14:10:38 -05:00
brashear, michael
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
2014-11-01 16:24:22 -04:00
Bruce Johnson
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
Some of the Orlando Area Hotels offer really good reunion rates for Military Reunions. Also, there is always Shades of Green at Disney which is a military hotel. They also have an office which helps reunions which want to stay at other Disney Area Hotels, negotiate very good rates.
2014-11-03 08:00:27 -05:00
Clark Wormer
Unsure
No
No
Yes
Yes
Because of the cost, I think the reunion would have a better turnout if moved to Denver or Orlando.
2014-11-02 18:42:44 -05:00
David Cooper
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
2014-11-02 11:40:13 -05:00
Dennis Hornberger
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
I live only one hour from Orlando. The mini reunion that was held here at the Cape seemed to well attended for the short notice given. I believe there would better turnout if held in Orlando
2014-11-01 12:47:26 -04:00
Dick Beal
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Since most of us went through our training at OAFB you might get the City of Orlando interested in participating.
2014-11-03 17:39:40 -05:00
Ed Johynson
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
2014-11-02 14:01:38 -05:00
Felix Wylezik
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Sither Denver or Florida, but Florida is pretty hot at that time of year.
Florida will be cheaper...
2014-11-02 14:10:04 -05:00
Felix Wylezik
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
FloriS ia more pratical financially, but Denver wouuld be OK too.
2014-11-05 21:17:56 -05:00
Frank Maher
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Orlando weather in Sept or Oct would be very comfortable, and since

school would be in session (that's nice) and the Shades of Green

Military Hotel is Fabulous been there 3 times price was great.
2014-11-01 11:30:21 -04:00
Frank Roales
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
2014-11-01 13:02:41 -04:00
Gary P Colsch
Unsure
No
No
Yes
Yes
I never realized the Boston room rates are that out of sight. Either Denver or
Orlando is good in late September or October preferred.
2014-11-01 12:56:17 -04:00
Gary Sand
Unsure
No
No
Yes
Yes
Boston is too far for me, but would probably make either Denver or Orlando.
2014-11-01 12:18:51 -04:00
George Dana
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
2014-11-02 21:51:37 -05:00
George Deuce Demko
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
May get Gordie Fisk to a reunion.
2014-11-01 16:04:04 -04:00
George GLAUSH
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
I think Boston would be too expensive regardless of the month. Our attending would depend on where the reunion will finally be held.
2014-11-02 15:37:08 -05:00
Guy Vanderman
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
Most retirees live closer to Orlando, I think. Why Boston? Seems out of the way and of little significance to the TAC Missile Program.
2014-12-16 17:52:32 -05:00
Hank Barlow
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Hi Max, Mentioned this to you at the last reunion. Donna and I go there every year for her medical continuing education courses. it costs a fortune for food also. We will go wherever it is but I think Orlando would be more fun. Have a Happy Holiday & great New Year Hank & Donna
2015-01-22 14:48:02 -05:00
Harry Gardner
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Orlando Reunion
2014-11-01 12:51:43 -04:00
James H. Bryan
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Would cost be considered in future ? I live closer to Orlando and could better afford to attend a reunion there, however if health permits, my wife and I will be there, at either site.
2014-12-11 08:29:33 -05:00
James I. Garner
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Almost all of us have some connection to Orlando. It is easily accessible by air. There is a lot to do while you are there.
2014-11-20 09:50:26 -05:00
James lee
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
I did two tours at Orlando and enjoyed both it both times. It would be nice to see it again.
2014-11-01 13:01:33 -04:00
james masters
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
2014-11-01 23:38:18 -04:00
jerry currie
Unsure
No
No
Yes
Yes
2014-11-01 18:04:42 -04:00
Jim Larimer
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Either Denver or Orlando are fine with me. Boston pricing is beyond my budget.
2014-11-01 13:44:55 -04:00
Jim Meier
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
Not sure I can make it but would like to see the reunion in Orlando.
2014-11-01 15:57:23 -04:00
Jim Plowden
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
*Boston is too expensive and transportation is crazy.
*The Denver airport is a long way from anything!! Is there anything left of Lowery AFB?
*Orland airfare is reasonable, plenty of hotels and a lot of entertainment for the family. Also, a trip to the cape or air boat rides would be fun.
*Tampa is also a good alternative. Less than an hour from Orlando, cheep hotels, cheap airfare and McDill AFB may be willing to host a party.
*Albuquerque, NM is inexpensive, has the Nuclear Weapons Museum and a Air Force base.
2014-11-01 18:44:59 -04:00
John A Dence
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
I can see the code now.
2014-11-01 12:07:12 -04:00
John Chyle
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Boston is simply too expensive
2014-11-01 12:42:31 -04:00
John Dulaney
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
With the estimated cost of traveling to the Boson area, staying a few nights. plus food and drink, it appears the cost is going to deter many from attending. I for one, will not make a trip to spend in te neighborhood of arrroximatelu $1500 to possible $2000 for a few short days, ot includiong any tours that may be available.
2014-11-03 12:33:12 -05:00
Joseph Morrow
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
Needless to say, I would prefer Orlando (FL resident); and I won't travel North during cold months!
2014-11-03 11:07:48 -05:00
Joseph Rea
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
2014-11-01 14:43:09 -04:00
JOSEPH V. TRAINA
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
2014-11-02 18:10:22 -05:00
Kenneth Corl
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Actually, all sites are a wash. Boston is expensive, but a short drive. Denver and Orlando are not too different a drive, but possibly cheaper. I prefer Orlando, but we would attend Denver.

Given the number of western sites recently, it would be nice to do some place in the middle, at least. What is wrong with Branson?

Good luck on this. Ken
2014-11-02 08:52:09 -05:00
Kenneth Roberts
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
If the guys from the 887th are coming we'll be there. Where ever, when ever except most of Sept(be in Germany)
2014-11-03 13:57:23 -05:00
L Dean Twidwell
Unsure
No
No
Yes
Yes
I would prefer Denver.
2014-11-01 15:47:38 -04:00
LARRY HAVEMANN
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes I think Boston is too expensive.
The last reunion in Denver was nice and the side trips to Coors and the AF Academy was nice there was not much else to do there.
I think Orlando offers the best and in fall good deals can be made with the kids back in school.
2014-11-03 09:16:18 -05:00
Larry Shipley
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
2014-11-01 14:04:30 -04:00
Michael Wilczynski
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
The airport hotel does not sound inviting. Perhaps a Boston suburb location could be found, however, we will be attending wherever the reunion is held. Thanks to Bill and Max for your time and effort in planning this reunion.
2014-11-01 12:13:39 -04:00
Norman Trudell
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
Although I looked forward to a reunion closer to my New England residence, those Boston rates are ridiculous for a group stay. I'd opt for Orlando.
2014-11-01 22:57:05 -04:00
Raymond Pillitteri
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
I haven't been able to make it to a reunion yet. Maybe if it's in Orlando I'll finally get to attend. I currently live about 2 hours from the Mouse.
2014-11-01 13:41:17 -04:00
Robert Bolton
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
2014-11-01 12:28:10 -04:00
roger d jones
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
warren&george will surly show-up!!! plenty to do!!!
2014-11-06 16:46:36 -05:00
Roger St.Germain
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
I am for Orlando, Of course I am biased, I live in Florida. would be great place and most all of us started out at Orlando....
2014-11-04 17:02:19 -05:00
Sid Segler
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Many people enjoyed our Mini-reunion in Florida. I vote for Orlando!
2014-11-01 18:27:06 -04:00
Ted Ebbinga
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
I would suggest moving outside of Boston in Sept/Oct if priced below the 180-200 mark, or just go to Denver or Orlando instead.
2014-11-01 11:46:00 -04:00
Terrance Bennett
Unsure
No
No
Yes
Yes
Not sure about Boston. Denver is nice, as well as Orlando, or San Antonio. More likely to attend one of those due to distance traveled, other than Orlando of course.
2014-11-20 12:26:22 -05:00
Vince
Unsure
No
No
No
Yes
Has a connection to the program

Members Not Planning to Attend

Submitted
Name
Attending
Boston in</p> <p>Sept. / Oct.
Boston in<br /> August
Denver
Orlando
Comments
2014-11-02 15:15:29 -05:00
allan lindblom
No
No
No
No
No
2014-11-01 12:25:03 -04:00
Allan Morley
No
No
No
No
Yes
I Have not renewed My Member Ship Yet Will do in Jan-2015
Also when I do Please send me the Code so I can use it for Membership.
And Not as a guest My New Address is 2010 APT 2 Kern ave, Rice Lake Wis. 54868
2014-11-01 14:15:41 -04:00
billie carpenter
No
No
No
No
Yes
2014-11-18 16:03:06 -05:00
Bob Brewster
No
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-02 19:25:15 -05:00
Carl L Corbin
No
No
No
Yes
No
It seems to me that these details should have been obtained at an earlier date. I was not planning on going to Boston because of the high cost of lodging, parking, food, and cost of transportation. If
you decide to go to Denver I would attend the reunion
2014-11-01 13:51:36 -04:00
Chuck Scheerschmidt
No
No
No
Yes
No
Can't make it to the east coast with all that we have on our plate here. Would make it to Denver up through October of next year or San Antonio during the winter months.
2014-11-02 11:38:08 -05:00
Cliff Kunkel
No
No
No
No
No
Although I will not attend I still feel that cost and location is very important. I think the reunion should more in the center of the country for everyones convenience. Some of us have difficulties traveling.
2014-11-02 18:22:37 -05:00
curtis mckee
No
No
No
No
Yes
I wouldn't go to Boston if you payed me, way to costly more to see and do in Orlando

2014-11-01 11:47:20 -04:00
David R. Dennis
No
No
No
Yes
No
The only reason to go to New England in the fall is for seeing the tree colors in all their glory. Its too hot in August and all the tourist are still out. We had planned a three week vacation around the reunion but now we will not attend. In Denver, the aspen leaves change around the last week of September, the kids are back in school and the snow season is still a month away. Denver is out of the mountains so the hotel prices remain relatively stable the year around. If anyone wants to go site seeing in the mountains, the winter ski season has not started so the hotel prices in the mountains are still low.
2014-11-02 11:20:59 -05:00
Dennis Hornberger
No
No
No
No
Yes
Way too expensive for us on limited incomes.
2014-11-02 19:22:06 -05:00
Frank M Hewitt
No
No
No
No
No
Hope you all have a swell reunion in Boston or wherever the destination turns up to be.
2014-11-01 19:09:30 -04:00
Gene Henderson
No
No
No
No
Yes
Orlando sounds good to us. Thanks for asking
2014-11-01 13:02:00 -04:00
George Mindling
No
No
No
No
Yes
Sorry for the Orlando vote, but at least I can afford the trip as I live in Florida. You may want to disregard this answer as it isn't fair to other members. George
2014-11-01 20:09:33 -04:00
gordon fisk
No
No
No
No
Yes
I don`t know if I would be coming for sure, but Orlando would be my choice..........
2014-11-02 09:17:13 -05:00
Greg Hicks
No
No
No
No
Yes
2014-11-04 18:12:44 -05:00
Hugh Coburn
No
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-05 13:48:44 -05:00
James (Robbie) Robertson
No
No
No
Yes
No
My attendance would be more assured in Denver than Boston or Orlando.
2014-11-03 07:20:45 -05:00
James Harrison
No
No
No
No
Yes
2014-11-01 12:46:17 -04:00
Jeff Schiff
No
No
No
No
Yes
I picked Orlando only because I live 60 miles away.
2014-11-06 21:06:54 -05:00
Jennings Raff
No
No
No
No
No
Sorry - but the hotel rates are outrageous! I've already been to Boston anyway. I am not interested in Denver or Orlando either even though we trained there.
2014-11-01 12:09:59 -04:00
John Chyle
No
No
No
Yes
No
Boston is too expensive and hot in August Location at airport
is a poor choice for visiting Boston
2014-11-06 22:18:45 -05:00
Joseph Andrews
No
No
No
No
Yes
I may be able to attend if it is in Orlando, depends on the total cost.
There is also the possibility of Charleston or Savannah.
2014-11-01 20:41:31 -04:00
Larry Emerson
No
No
No
No
Yes
2014-11-01 16:22:34 -04:00
LOUIS MYERS
No
No
No
Yes
No
I have never been to any of the reunions due to poor health, but would love to attend this one if it were in Denver. I missed the one in San Diego,CA, as it was just before I joined. Too bad, as San Diego is only 90 miles from me. July and August are probably better as the weather turns in September. I hope to see everyone this year, as it may be my last.
2014-11-02 11:58:10 -05:00
Mike Alexander
No
No
No
Yes
No
2014-11-01 12:57:37 -04:00
Robert E.Sims
No
No
No
No
No
I will not be able to attend this year,regardless of location. Thank you and have a great trip.Bob Sims
2014-11-01 17:06:59 -04:00
Robert L Scott
No
No
No
Yes
No
I can drive to Denver and save on travel expense. Round trip to Boston is outrageous.
2014-11-01 17:39:01 -04:00
ROBERT M. WEINER
No
No
No
Yes
No
EITHER DENVER OR ORLANDO WOULD BE MORE ACCEPTABLE. DENVER IS MORE IN THE CENTER OF THE COUNTRY AND CHEAPER THAN BOSTON. ORLANDO IS CHEAPER AND HAS MANY MORE HOTELS TO CHOSE FROM
2014-11-01 12:17:34 -04:00
Ron Boyle
No
No
No
No
No
Thanks for the info. To far from Hawaii
2014-11-01 12:02:35 -04:00
Russell Bledsoe
No
No
No
No
No
2014-11-01 19:38:18 -04:00
Stephen Rozic Jr.
No
No
No
No
No
The reunion should be moved to Charleston South Carolina, or Savannah Georgia
2014-11-01 23:02:56 -04:00
Terry Sickeler
No
No
No
No
No
2014-11-01 12:03:14 -04:00
Walter Fenley
No
No
No
No
No
2014-11-01 17:33:16 -04:00
William Rinker
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Just too expensive either time. Too HOT in August.

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