2014 FAC "Homecoming" Reunion
22-26 Oct 2014, Ft Walton Beach, FL
If you have any questions, contact Claude Newland 1-850-654-2955 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We highly recommend you make your hotel or RV park reservations early as we expect a large turnout, plus the Southeast U.S. Regional Harley Hog rally will be the same weekend. You can always cancel if necessary. The 2014 reunion may well be the very last SEA Forward Air Controller reunion held in the Hurlburt Field area so don't miss this one! Call your buds and make sure they are coming.
The 2014 reunion is being held at the beautiful Ramada Plaza Beach Resort on Okaloosa Island, Ft Walton Beach, FL. The Ramada also has a beautiful new Destin West RV park across the street from the hotel on Choctawhatchee Bay. Two nearby alternative hotels are also available--a new Air Force owned Holiday Inn Resort Hotel and the Emerald Coast Inns and Suites. If you would like to rent a two- or three-bedroom condo type room right next to the Ramada, contact Destin West Vacations, 850-243-3630 or www.destinwest.com and negotiate your best price.
Each reunion attendee must call and make their own hotel or RV park reservations. Tell them you are attending the "2014 FAC Reunion" to get our discounted rates, which are also good three days (maybe more; ask) either side of the reunion dates. Discounted room rates are offered until 30 days before the reunion (but may be available after that if you ask.)
Ramada Plaza Beach Resort (Reunion Hotel)
This is the same hotel we used for our 2000 FAC Homecoming reunion. Prices have gone up a bit since 2000, but this is the nicest place in town--so make this a vacation. A block of 225 rooms have been reserved, but extra rooms may be available if reserved early. Rooms have either a King, Queen, or two double beds and are nicely appointed. The location and amenities of this hotel will ensure your visit is a memorable experience. An Express Breakfast is included with your room. If you have any difficulties, ask for Mimy Kincaid, Group Sales.
For Reservations call: Toll Free 1-800-874-8962; or 1-850-243-9161 (Ask for "2014 FAC Reunion" rates.)
Personal checks will NOT be accepted for final payment.
Room Rates are (single or 2 adults):
Location (overlooking): Cost: + 11% tax Rooms reserved:
"Standard" (parking lot) $ 99 60
"Courtyard" (courtyard) $129 90
"Poolside Towers" (pool) $139 40
"Gulf Front Towers" (Gulf) $149 35
Extra Person: $20/night
Deposit: A one-night room rate credit card deposit is required.
Personal checks may be used for reservation deposit.
Cancellations: 72 hour notice required for no penalty; otherwise first night charged.
Cutoff Date for "FAC Reunion" Rates: 22 Sep 2014
Update 1/25/14: The rate for a "Standard" room was originally posted as $119, but after some further negotiating, the Ramada has lowered the Standard room rate to $99 (which includes breakfast.) Those who made a reservation for a Standard room prior to this change will only be charged $99/night.
1500 Miracle Strip Parkway SE (Hwy 98)
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Ramada Destin West RV Park
This a new Ramada RV park located across the street from the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort. It is pet friendly, has a seasonally heated outdoor swimming pool that overlooks the bay, guest laundry facilities, restrooms with full showers, and complimentary cable TV and Wi-Fi.
For Reservations call: Toll Free 1-800-947-0701; or 1-850-200-4533
Daily discounted rate: $59/night + 11% tax (Ask for "2014 FAC Reunion" rates.)
Weekly Rate: $295 + 11% tax
Deposit: $87.69 on credit card
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2 Alternative Hotels:
Holiday Inn Resort-Okaloosa Island, Ft Walton Beach
This is a brand new Air Force contract hotel that opens June 2014. It is located on the Gulf approx. 1/2 mile west of the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort. It is open to military personnel and civilians alike. Amenities include a lazy river and pool. A buffet breakfast is included with your room.
For Reservations call: Toll Free 1-855-962-3224; or 850-433-7846. 50 Rooms have been reserved, but additional rooms may be available.
Standard or King Suites $109 + 11 Tax
Beachfront Room $149 + 11 Tax
1299 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE (Hwy 98)
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Emerald Coast Inns & Suites
This hotel is located across the street from the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort and about 1/2 mile west, adjacent to and just west of the Emerald Coast Convention Center. Refrigerator & microwave, 40" flat screen TV with remote control, & HBO; free parking, fitness room, swimming pool w/chairs and loungers. A Continental hot breakfast is included with your room.
For Reservations call: 850-243-5563 (Ask for "2014 FAC Reunion" rate);
No toll free 800 number.
Rates: (king or two queen beds): $69 + 11% tax
Credit Card: Will hold your reservation, but will not be charged until the reunion dates.
Cancellations: May cancel 48 hours in advance with no charges.
214 Miracle Strip Parkway SE ( Hwy 98)
Ft Walton Beach, FL 32548
3rd Alternative Hotel
Hurlburt Field Commando Inn
The Commando Inn is a very nice facility adjacent to Hurlburt's Soundside Club (where we will have our Saturday lunch after our Hurlburt tour, etc.) Must be retired military with a govt. ID to use and gain access. Hotel is approx. 6 miles west of the reunion hotel, so a POV will be required. Room availability is subject to Hurlburt's training/conference schedule. Can call a month or two in advance to see if space is available.
301 Tully Street
Reservations: 850-884-7115 (Ask for a room at the "Command Inn, Soundside")
Room Rates: $56/room, 2 people, queen bed; no children under 12; no pets.