The Clark K-9 Handlers Group is hosting a reunion for all Pacific Theater K-9 handlers who served at various bases such as Clark AB, Philippines; Guam; Japan; Korea; Thailand; Vietnam; and all other PACAF locations. We would be pleased and honored to welcome anyone who also served as Air Police, Security Police or Security Forces, and Veterinarians and Vet Techs; as well as any Army, Navy or Marine K-9 handlers. Any of these groups, past or present, is welcome. Reunion will be held at the Grand Plaza Hotel, Branson, MO, on 19-22 May 2013.
In 2003, old dawgs from the Vietnam Security Police Association began an "Adopt-a-Pup" program for present day K-9 handlers going to the "Sandbox." These warriors have also been invited. See details at http://www.vspa.com/k9/support.htm
Reunion package includes 3 nights lodging, first night welcome reception with appetizers; free daily full hot breakfast buffet; hospitality room with cash bar will be available all 3 nights (free coffee also available); and, a dinner banquet the last night of our stay. Entertainment included in your package is a dinner theater cruise with a variety show onboard the showboat Branson Belle and a tour of the military museum with a PACAF K-9 brick dedication.
See Reunion Details link in the left sidebar for types of rooms available and prices. Prices vary depending on room size and number of adult occupants. Please reserve your room now; overflow will be booked into another comparable hotel. You may pay incrementally; however, full payment deadline is 05 April 2013.
Note: prices are quoted as per person and are based adult occupancy. Early reservations are encouraged as we have a 35-room block set aside for our group. If you book later, you may not be in the same hotel as the main group. We increased size of room block due to the interest.
After you confirm your reservations, please e-mail your name and those attending with you so that we can make name tags for our group at email@example.com. Name tags and welcome packets will be available at the 1st night welcome reception check-in.
The Branson Tourist Center www.bransontourismcenter.com is one stop shopping that offers you a complete discount package tailored for all your vacation needs, as well as discount airfare, car rentals and other show tickets available during your Branson stay. If you want to come early and/or stay later, the special reunion room rates will apply 3 days prior or 3 days after the reunion dates.
There are some direct flights to Branson's new M. Graham Clark Airport.
When making your reservation, please tell the agent you are with the Clark Air Base K-9 Handlers Reunion group to get the special rate.
Our point of contact information/reservations, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm:
Agent: Mandy Stauffer Toll free number: 800-268-4014
PACAF K-9 Reunion Update
The PowerPoint presentation, "Dog Teams of PACAF," will not be shown in its entirety during our opening Welcome Reception, 19 May 2013. It has grown too large and lengthy, with more than 1,000 photos and a combined run time of more than 5 hours total. A shorter edition will be shown during the reception. However, each attendee will receive two CDs containing the full presentation to peruse at your leisure. The finished presentation will be be submitted to the Library of Congress, as part of the Veterans History Project collection.
Handlers, we are looking for additional photos of K-9 teams, training, kennels and/or deployments to be submitted to the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. Help us preserve our history!
We will have a workstation set up in the Hospitality Suite on Monday night. Your original photos and/or slides will be scanned and returned while you wait. The copies will have minor PhotoShop touchups such as minor color corrections, removal of scratches, dust spots, as well as concealed tears or emulsion cracks. Please provide photo caption info, i.e., your/your MWD's name, places and possible dates taken, if you can recall. If you want to receive corrected copies of your photos, please bring a blank SD card or USB jump drive. If you have numerous photos please include a self address stamped envelope. I will correct the photos after the reunion.
Check this site for all updates. Last Updated : April 4, 2013