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New website email address

Over the last year or so I have had problems with the yahoo address that I had linked to this website. Emails that should have gone into my inbox were inadvertently being sent to my trash and junk folders and important information was missed.  I apologize to those who took the time to send me information and it was not posted to this website. In an attempt to remedy this problem I have created a new email account:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    Please update your address books and send all correspondence to this account.  Again I apologize if anyone has attempted to contact me and I have not replied or posted the information you sent me.

Last Updated ( Friday, 09 January 2015 17:32 )
 

Veterans and Friends of Spain Reunion 2015 Atlanta Georgia

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*****Veterans and Friends of Spain Reunion 2015-  Fourth Bi-annual Reunion - Atlanta, Georgia*****

Mark your calendars now....The Veterans and Friends of Spain reunion group will be holding their 4th Bi-annual reunion May 22th, 23th, &24th at the Embassy Suites Hotel Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park - Memorial Day Weekend!.

 

u VFOS three (3) day program in Atlanta follows.  Time to meet, great and enjoy time with friends together in Atlanta.

FRIDAY May 22

Free Time

1600  Hotel Lobby

Registration, name tags, T's etc.

1700-1900:  Meet and Greet Reception, Hotel Lobby, VFOS corner (free):

Free time (VFOS Hospitality Suite open)

SATURDAY, May 23

Day Tours (Bus & tip included in Events)

Lunch at Mary Macs world famous restaurant. (Bus & tip included in Events) Web site link: http://www.marymacs.com

Free time (VFOS Hospitality Suite open)

SUNDAY, May 24

Free time (Church and/or visiting Atlanta's museums, monuments, etc,)

Lunch on your own (suggestion:  Make it light to save space for the banquet.)

Free time (VFOS Hospitality Suite open)

1700:  Farewell Banquet, Embassy Suites. (Dinner & tip included in Events) (Pay as you go bar)

Dinning & Dancing

VFOS Hospitality Suite open

u HOTEL AND REGISTERING INFORMATION

HOTEL INFORMATION

The Embassy Suites, part of the HILTON hotel chain, in Downtown Atlanta was selected after looking at several other locations.

The Embassy Suites Hotel Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park is adjacent to the Georgia Aquarium and across the street from the Georgia World Congress Center. Catch a game at one of the sporting facilities close to the hotel such as the Georgia Dome - home of the Atlanta Falcons, Philips Arena - home of the Atlanta Hawks and Turner Field - home of the Atlanta Braves.

Learn the background of two companies headquartered in Atlanta at the CNN Center and the World of Coca Cola Museum. Walk back in time to experience the Civil Rights Movement at The National Center for Civil and Human Rights and the Martin Luther King National Historic Site. Take the kids to Imagine It! – The Children’s Museum of Atlanta or spend the day at Zoo Atlanta.

It's close to the campuses of Georgia State University, Atlanta University Center and Georgia Institute of Technology. Tour the Carter Presidential Center or the College Football Hall of Fame. Shop the day away at Atlanta Market Center or Underground Atlanta, just minutes from downtown’s only full-service, all-suite hotel.

REGISTERING WITH THE 1800 NUMBER.

Reservations may be made by calling the Central Reservations at 1-800-HILTONS or 1-800-445-8667 (same number). Embassy Suites is a subsidy of Hilton. When calling, please refer to the Veterans and Friends of Spain Reunion to get VFOS rates.

REGISTERING ON LINE.

POG LINK is:

http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/A/ATLESES-FSR-20150520/index.jhtml

When registering on line the prices should default automatically to VFOS prices which are indicated in the following paragraph. If they do not notify Norman Crawford.

VFOS REUNION THREE DAY SUITES RATES (MAY 22, 23 & 24)

King Suite $120.00 p/day (sleeps 4; 2 in King bed: 2 in Sofa bed).

· $360 (120 x 3) Total suite cost for the three days.

Room amenities. Large King suite ideal for the individual business traveler or couples. Each suite includes 1 King Bed, WiFi access, full-sized sofa bed, mini-refrigerator, 32-inch flat-screen TV with a full selection of HD programming, and tub with shower. All suites include complimentary cooked-to-order full breakfast and Evening Reception featuring beer, wine, premium spirits and light snacks.

Double Suite $140.00 p/day (sleeps 6; 4 in 2 double beds: 2 in Sofa bed).

· $420 (140 x 3) Total suite cost for the three days.

Room amenities. Families will enjoy our Double suite featuring 2 double beds, Wi-Fi access, full-sized sofa bed, mini-refrigerator, 32-inch flat-screen TV with a full selection of HD programming, and tub with shower. All suites include complimentary cooked-to-order full breakfast and Evening Reception featuring beer, wine, premium spirits and light snacks.

VFOS Hotel Suites Prices Effective Dates.

· Hotel suites prices are effective Wednesday, May 22d, through May 24th. However, for those arriving earlier or staying longer, we have a block of 20 rooms for three days before (May 19 thru 21) and three days after (May 25 thru 27). VFOS Hotel Suite prices remain the same: $120 p/day King and $140 p/day Double.

· All rooms not reserved by May 1st, 2015 will be unblocked and reserving rooms after this date will be on SPACE AVAILABLE: BOTTOMLINE: REGISTER EARLY.

· The bath is between the sitting room and bedroom so everyone will have privacy.

u Payment Deadline: Payment deadlines have been established to facilitate planning for the arrival of all personnel to know where we stand in nailing down our minimum number of people attending which is under contract with the hotel.

Registration fee of $25.00 will be required immediately upon registration.

Payment schedule: Upon registration you will be required to make the minimum payment of $25. This partial payment will not be refundable as it is to offset penalty cost associated with our promise to the hotel to meet minimum number of people participating in the VFOS reunion. Minimum number of people has been established and agreed to in a legal document with the hotel.

The total events payment of $227.00 per person must be received by March 1, 2015. Please register early.  Registration fee and events payment instructions follows.

u HOW, WHERE, TO PAY REGISTERATION FEE AND  EVENTS COSTS:

HOW:

Deposit at Beneficial Bank Brach in your area.

· Account Name:  Veterans And Friends Of Spain

· Account Number:  9500158705

· Routing Number:  236075689

· Remarks or Comments:  “Registration Payment” or “Events payment” or “Both Registration and Events Payment”

On Line Transfer to Beneficial Bank.

· Account Name:  Veterans And Friends Of Spain

· Account Number:  9500158705

· Routing Number:  236075689

· Remarks or Comments:  “Registration Payment” or “Events payment” or “Both Registration and Events Payment”

Mail: Money Order or Bank Cashier / Teller Check Only

· Payable to: Veterans and Friends of Spain

· Account Number:  9500158705

Mail to Fay Dease at:

· 22 Amherst Drive

· Burlington, New Jersey 08016.

PAYMENT VERIFICATION REQUIRED

If you pay by direct deposit or on line YOU MUST send a copy of the deposit / transfer receipt to Fay.

Deposit and or Transfer receipt may be scanned and emailed to her at: ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

or faxed to: 609 386-3920.

or mailed to her address above.

Please Feel Free To Call Fay at 609 658-4627 Or Email her if you have questions or want clarification.

u WHEN YOU REGISTER, PLEASE COMPLETE THE ATTACHED FORM AND SEND TO NORM AND FAY.  THEIR EMAIL ADDRESSES ARE:

NORM CRAWFORD : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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u GETTING THE WORD OUT.

Email is the primary means of maintaining contact and notifying you of what’s going on.  The address file is updated whenever we are notified of changes.  Changes can be sent to either host or co-hosts.  If you know someone that is not receiving the Bulletin, send me their address AND PASS THIS ONE ON.

You will be kept abreast of issues that affect our fraternity. We solicit your comments/ opinions to help elevate the prestige and enhance the future of our Veterans and Friends of Spain organization. This Bulletin will be published monthly through June 2015. This is your bulletin to communicate with your friends.  Your inputs on topics you think are important to all participants are encouraged.

Please email your inputs to points of contacts listed below. Many people have been anxious to get their reservations in and please do not delay making yours. Please act swiftly.  We look forward to seeing you again in Atlanta and let friendships continue to grow. More surprises are forthcoming. See you in Atlanta.

In advance, we thank you for your support.

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Last Updated ( Friday, 09 January 2015 17:41 )
 

Birth Certificate Information

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Birth Certificate Information

Over the last couple of years I have received a number of inquiries from individuals who were born on base - requesting information on how to obtain copies of their birth certificates.

The Spanish Embassy in Madrid has a webpage that provides information on the Consular Report of Birth application:

http://madrid.usembassy.gov/citizen-services/passports/reports-of-birth.html

 

If you need further assistance beyond what is contained on this particular page please contact the Embassy at the following email address:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



 

Attention all military personnel who participated in the recovery of a B-52 and KC-135 on January 17, 1966 near Palomares, Spain

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A number of the USAF military police personnel that were deployed in support of this recovery have developed medical conditions they feel are directly related to the recovery operation and are preparing to file VA medical claims. If you or anyone that you know participated in this recovery and is ill please send an email to the to the address below for further instructions on filing a claim or call 321-276-0409. 

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About Torrejon Air Base Spain

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From the late 1950's to the early 1990's, The US Air Force maintained a presence in the Southern Mediterranean to counter the Soviet Threat to Western Europe. 

The tip of the sword was Torrejon Air Base, Spain out side of Madrid.

Torrejon began its life as a support base for Strategic Air Commands (SAC) Reflex missions in the late 1950's to mid 1960's. It provided ground support, tanker support, and air defense for SAC's rotational alert forces, as well as supporting the Spanish Air Defense System.  Later in 1966,  with the arrival of the 401st TFW and its F-100's, Torrejon became USAFE's primary non-nuclear contingency operations wing, providing rotational and rapid response forces to other European and Middle Eastern locations/ primarily Incirlik, Turkey and Aviano Air Base, Italy.

 My objective is to obtain pictures, patches, stories, documents or anything that pertains to Torrejon AB, Spain and any of its tenant units and present it on this website. The website will serve as a place document the overall history of all USAF forces stationed at Torrejon as well as a place to socialize and reunite with old friends.
 

                                 If you have anything Torrejon AB related - please feel free to pass them along and I will get them added to the site.                                  
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Last Updated ( Sunday, 27 February 2011 00:41 )
 
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