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The 24th Infantry Division Association

Founded August 1945 on a Philippine Island beach
 

 

24th Infantry Division Association 73rd Annual Reunion
August 25-28, 2021 Hinesville/Ft. Stewart, GA

Registration Deadline has been extended to midnight, Tuesday, August 10, 2021.

Ft. Stewart Main GateThe 73rd Annual 24th Infantry Division Association Reunion be held Wednesday, August 25, 2021 thru Saturday, August 28, 2021 at the Econo Lodge in Hinesville, GA and Ft. Stewart, GA, 40 miles from the Savannah, GA airport. We will be celebrating the victorious history of our division as well as enjoying the bond of our "First to Fight" family, while remembering and honoring those who fought in Desert Storm. The highlights of this reunion will be a welcome Reception(Wed eve.), (Thurs.)a tour of the Old Fort Jackson and Webb Military Museum, in Savannah, GA, be on Fort Stewart, GA, (Fri. morn) for a memorial service honoring those we lost in Desert Storm, and those who served in Desert Storm, (Fri. afternoon) the annual association meeting, (Fri. Evening) our annual memorial banquet at Club Stewart.  You must fill out this form for access to Ft. Stewart if you do not have a military ID, dependent ID, or military retiree ID.


We invite all 24th Infantry Division Veterans from all eras and their families to join us for this historic reunion. It is going to be a great time of coming together! There is also free time to explore the many attractions that Savannah area has to offer with your family and fellow Victory Veterans.

If you are not currently a member of the 24th Infantry Division Association and would like to join we are super excited to welcome you! Please see our membership information page and send in your application today. Please note that membership in the historic 24th ID association is in no way required to attend the reunion but you do receive some awesome benefits if you join such as being a part of the ongoing association since 1945, voting rights at our annual association meeting, ability to give input into association events, policies and happenings, ability to serve as a volunteer in one of our many positions, receiving our quarterly professionally produced 24th ID Association magazine The Taro Leaf straight to your home by mail which includes awesome articles and stories from Victory Veterans from ALL eras of service. The benefits are amazing and yes by joining you keep our association strong!

24th INFANTRY DIVISION ASSOCIATION AUGUST 2021 REUNION ITINERARY.

Wednesday 12:00 PM-8:00 PM Arrival and hotel check-in
Wednesday 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Ceremony Practice at Memorial on Ft. Stewart*
Wednesday 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Welcome Reception at hotel hospitality room
Wednesday 8:00 PM Annual officers and board meeting

Thursday 7:40 AM Meet in hotel lobby and board bus to Old Ft. Jackson and Webb Military Museum
Thursday 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Tour Old Ft. Jackson
Thursday 10:30 - 11:00 enroute from Old Fort Jackson to Webb Military Museum
Thursday 11:00 PM-12:00 PM Tour Webb Military Museum
Thursday 12:00 PM Lunch enroute back to Ft. Stewart
Thursday 3:30 PM-9:00 PM Dinner on own and Hospitality room open

Friday 9:00 AM Ceremony on Ft. Stewart*
Friday 2:00 PM Annual Members Meeting
Friday 6:15 PM 24th IDA Memorial Banquet Ceremony

Saturday All Day - Departures

REUNION HOTEL INFORMATION

Econo Lodge, Hinesville, GAThe 2021 24th IDA Reunion hotel is the Econo Lodge in Hinesville, GA.

All reunion attendees will need to make their hotel reservations direct with the hotel by either phone call or sending payment to the hotel. Contact information for the hotel and our special discount rates are listed below in step 2 of the registration process. You will need to mention that you are with the 24th Infantry Division Reunion when reserving your hotel room in order to receive the discounted rate. Please do this as we have a set block of rooms in our reunion contract so it is important that you identify yourself with the 24th IDA Reunion when reserving your room.

 

 

 

REUNION ACTIVITIES

Our Reunion Welcome Reception will be held on Wednesday evening 1800-2100 hrs in our "hospitality room" located inside the Econo Lodge. The reception will be informal with no cost so food will not be served so you may want to go to dinner prior to the reception. Name tags will be provided for all registrants attending and it will be a great time to kick off our time together. Make plans on checking into the hotel earlier and enjoy with us!

Special Reunion Events and Excursions - We will have several special excursions and events located away from our hotel. We will have a van or bus to transport us all to and from the hotel for both excursions. These events are designed to provide fun and educational activities that we can do together. We have negotiated special military reunion group rates which are at a discounted rate from general admisssion and you can select which events or excursions you would like to attend on the Reunion Registration Form. Do NOT purchase tickets for these direct from their sites as we have a lower special group rate which are listed on our Reunion Registration Form

Old Fort Jackson TourOld Fort Jackson Tour - On Thursday morning (August 26) at 7:40 AM we will meet in the hotel lobby and board a bus to Savannah to tour the Old Fort Jackson.
For more information see http://www.chsgeorgia.org/OFJ

 

 

 

 

 

Webb Military Nuseum - On Thursday morning, also (August 26th) , we will bus on over to the Web Miitary Museum.
For more information see https://www.webbmilitarymuseum.com/

Webb Military Museum  

Our Annual Reunion Memorial Banquet will be held at Club Stewart on Friday evening at 6:16 PM on August 27. The annual banquet is an honored tradition that dates back to our inception in 1945 and held every year since! If you have a dress uniform that still fits this is the time to break it out. Coat and ties or dresses or even nice casual are perfectly fine as well. We will commence with a pledge of allegience followed by toasting with Champagne, a special memorial service that honors our fallen from our Division's history, a featured speaker, association officers comments and more. A delicious meal will be featured. There will be a cash bar on site for those wishing to purchase wine, beer or spirits on their own during the banquet. Cost is $35 per person and you can sign up for the banquet by mailing your registration form.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE REUNION AND MAKE RESERVATIONS FOR HOTEL AND REUNION ACTIVITIES

Registration, of course, needs to be as turned in as soon as possible, no later than August 10, 2021

STEP 1 - PRINT AND MAIL IN RESERVATION AND REUNION FORM WITH A CHECK OR CASHIERS CHECK OR MONEY ORDER MADE PAYABLE TO THE 24th INFANTRY DIVISION ASSOCIATION (please do not send cash in the mail). ABSOLUTE DEADLINE is midnight, Tuesday, August 10, 2021 as we must let the caterers know how many people will be attending the Memorial Banquet the following Monday and the bus company how many riders.

Download and print the Reunion Registration Form here - (MS Word format) or (PDF format)

Send reunion registration form and check made out to:
24th Infantry Division Association
and mail to:

Lance Leitner
115 Lost Creek Court
Pekin, IL 61554

STEP 2 - RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ROOM FROM THE HOTEL LISTED BELOW AND ENSURE YOU IDENTIFY THAT YOU ARE WITH THE 24TH INFANTRY DIVISION REUNION. OUR REUNION DATES ARE August 25-28, 2021. Arriving on Wednesday and departing on Saturday. You may of course extend your stay if desired to enjoy this beautiful region even more. To reserve your room(s), either call the prefered hotel or send a check or money order to the address listed below. Prices listed INCLUDE all taxes. Cancellation policy for either hotel is 4pm 3 days prior to arrival. Any room cancelled inside of this policy, will be charged 1 night’s room and tax. There will be no charge if cancelled outside of the 3 days. PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for Hotel Reservations to ensure you are in our discounted group block rate is noon Sunday, July 25th. However, you may still make reservations at these hotels and ask for the discount after the deadline and they may honor it as long as they have rooms available. Be sure you mention that you are with the 24th Infantry Division Reunion!

Econo Lodge Near Fort Stewart
726 East Oglethorpe Hwy 84,
Hinesville, GA, 31313
Phone (912) 368-2275
 
August 25-28, 2021

approx.($50.00/night - not including tax)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why is our reunion held in Ft. Stewart, GA this year?

This year is the 30th Anniversary of Desert Storm. The Board and Officers felt that it is important to show our support for the brothers and sisters of the 24th ID that deployed and fought in this war. Also, our annual reunions change locations each year to accomodate our members living in various locations across the Nation. The cities are planned in advance at least one year, sometimes a couple years ahead of time so our reunion planners can make adequate plans and negotiations with the hotels, etc. The Board of Directors traditionally make the recomendations at the Annual Members Meeting held during our reunions. We look for locations that have plenty of hotel space, friendly to military reunions and have at least one item of military interest such as a musuem, National Park with military history, a Fort, Naval or Air Base, etc. If you have an idea for a location please let us know and we would be glad to explore it! Our goal is to make the reunions accessible to the most possible members as well as keep the locations interesting, affordable and attempt to cover all geographic regions over time. You can see our past history of reunion locations here.


How do I make sure I can get on to Ft. Stewart for the ceremony and banquet?

How to get through the Stewart-Hunter gates:

If you don’t have a Military ID:If you don’t have a Military ID: If you don’t have a Military ID, Report to the installation Visitor Control Center, a background check will need to be completed prior to entering installation. Everyone 18 years and older will need a government issued ID (such as drivers’ license or passport).

If you have a Dependent ID:
No need to stop at the Visitor Control Center. You’re dependent military ID gets you on post without the need for a pass. Everyone over 18 in your car will need to show identification at the gate.

If you have a Military ID (CAC): Simply show your CAC to the MPs when you come to scan your CAC when you through. You will have to show identification for everyone in your car over 18 years of age.

Any questions pertaining to getting on base should be addressed early and you may contact the base through this page:
https://home.army.mil/stewart/index.php/about/Garrison/DES/visitor-information for more information


What airports are available close to Hinesville/Ft. Stewart, to fly into?

The closest airport is the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. Major carriers that fly into this area are American Airlines, Delta, Jet Blue, Allegiant Air, and United Airlines. See https://savannahairport.com/ for more information

Can I opt to not attend the extra activities?

Absolutely! While we would love to have everyone join us for the excussions and events outside the hotel, we understand that some may not be able or desire to do these excursions. You can opt out of these by simply not selecting them on your registration form. Please be aware that due to our negotiations with the attractions that the special discounted rate is only through our registration form.

What else is there to do and see in the Coastal Georgia area?

A good site to explore
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g659477-Activities-Georgia_Coast_Georgia.html

What do I need to get on to Ft. Stewart?

You will need a military or dependent ID, a retired military ID or you will need to fill out this form, sections 1-6 and return it to MAJ Stokes at charlie.stokes2.civ@mail.mil at Access Control.