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The 24th Infantry Division Association

Founded August 1945 on a Philippine Island beach
 

 

24th Infantry Division Association 74th Annual Reunion
October 13-16, 2022 Hinesville/Ft. Stewart, GA

Registration Deadline is midnight, Friday, September 30, 2022.

Ft. Stewart Main GateThe 74th Annual 24th Infantry Division Association Reunion be held Thursday, October 13, 2022 thru Sunday 16, 2022 at the La Quinta Inns and Suites by Windham 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(Thurs. eve.), 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 general membership meeting, (Fri. Evening) our annual memorial banquet at Club Stewart. A free tour for family members who do not want to attend the memorial will be available by Liberty County.  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 OCTOBER 2022 REUNION ITINERARY.

13 Oct (Thursday)
   • 1000-1600 Arrival and check-in (La Quinta) (Tamara/Elizabeth/Jack)
       o Information Packets
            ▪ Announcements/Invitations
            ▪ Weekend
            ▪ Hotel information
            ▪ Jekyll Island information
            ▪ Etc.
   • 1300-1600 (Memorial Ceremony Rehearsal?)
   • 1600- Personal Time and Welcome gathering

14 Oct (Friday)
    • 0800-1000 Breakfast
    • 0900-1400 Free Bus Tour of Liberty County for Spouses, Dependents, etc., not attending Memorial
    • 1000-1300 Memorial Ceremony (incl travel to/from) (Brian/Stafford) On Base
             o Welcome and Introduction (Chris Stapleton)
             o 24th ID MoH Recipients Roll Call (BG Spicer)
             o 24th ID Desert Storm KIA Roll Call (TBA)
             o Guest Speaker (TBA)
       • 1500-1700 Annual General Membership Meeting (Chris)
       • 1800-2000 IDA Banquet (Jack/Chris) On Base
            o Guest Speaker – TBA (Barrett)
       • 2000- Personal Time

15 Oct (Saturday)
    • 0800-1000 Breakfast
    • 1000-1800 Jekyll Island Tour (Tamara)
    • 1800- Personal Time

16 Oct (Sunday)
    • 0800-1000 Breakfast
    • 1000- Departure

REUNION HOTEL INFORMATION

La Quinta Inns and Suites by Windham, Hinesville, GAThe 2022 24th IDA Reunion main hotel is the La Quinta Inns and Suites by Windham in Hinesville, GA with overflow at Country Inns and Suites by Radisson, also 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 Thursday evening 1800-2100 hrs in our "hospitality room" located inside the La Quinta. 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. The tour of Liberty County is being provided at no cost from the county, who will provide the transportation.

Our Annual Reunion Memorial Banquet will be held at Club Stewart on Friday evening at 6:00 PM on October 16. The annual banquet is an honored tradition that dates back to our inception in 1945 and held every year since, when there has been a reunion! 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 a toast, 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 September 30, 2022

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, September 30, 2022, as we must let the caterers know, by the following Monday, how many people will be attending the Memorial Banquet.

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:

Jack Johnson
Treasurer, 24th IDA
25310 E 258th St
Harrisonville, MO 64701

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 October 13-16, 2022. 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 DOES NOT INCLUDE 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, September 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!

La Quinta Inns and Suites by Windham (main hotel)
71740 E Oglethorpe Hwy,
Hinesville, GA, 31313
Phone (912) 369-3000
 
October 13-16, 2022

approx.($109.00/night - not including tax)

Country Inns and Suites by Radisson
742 E General Stewart Way,
Hinesville, GA, 31313
Phone (912) 785-0996
 
October 13-16, 2022

approx.($109.00/night - not including tax)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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

This year is the 31st 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, especially after the last two were canceled due to not being allowed on base due to Covid. 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:

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. 

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 excursions 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