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14 August 2018: Our event planner for the Rapid City, SD 2019 TCHVA Reunion has our inputs and recommendations and is beginning to look at a fun filled agenda that will take advantage of a great location.  Lots to see and do in and around Rapid City, and finding a nice pace for our tours, events, dinner and simply allowing time to gather, relax and catch up on the good old days takes quite a bit of thought, as our planners for previous reunions will no doubt attest.  We're also looking at how to make registering for the event (rooms, excursions, fees, banquet, etc.) as simple as possible, as well as keeping everyone aware of who has plans to attend and events in which they are interested.  As plans become more polished, we'll certainly get the word out via as many means as possible!   

26 June 2018:  Planning is moving along for our 4 - 8 June 2019 TCHVA Reunion event in Rapid City S.D., a city and surrounding area rich in U.S. history with so many sites to enjoy.  We are working with an experienced events planner who has worked with other ship veteran associations in planning their reunion events.  As mentioned elsewhere in this web site, there's Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, the Badlands and Custer National Parks, the Black Hills Forest, Deadwood, Wall Drug, air and space museums, the Walk of the Presidents, trolley tours and much, much more we're looking at for the event.  
So please keep checking back periodically to our web site or Facebook page to see if there is any new information.  We promise to post any updates as soon as we can confirm it.  Cheers!

4 April 2018:  Just to get a feel of the wonderful opportunities our June 2019 TCHVA Reunion in Rapid City SD should provide, please check out the links below to some brochures and info on the region.  So much history and sights to visit.  If you have any thoughts on "must see or do" things for the Reunion itinerary, don't hesitate to use the Contact Us link to drop us a note.  The Reunions have been successes in the past because of your involvement and interest!!! 

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30 December 2018:  Early planning has our TCHVA Reunion looking at the period 4-8 June 2019 as the target date for the next event in Rapid City, SD.  We have been working with a professional event planner to help us look at timing, activities, costs for accomodations/hospitality/banquet facilities, dining options, etc., all of which are important to ensure we again have a great venue to enjoy.  We are looking for dates that will not be in conflict with other major activities or events that occur in and around the Rapid City (such as the premier motorcycle biker rally in Sturgis).  As always we are looking for ideas, suggestions, and mostly any volunteers who'd like to help in the planning and coordination for the event.  So stay tuned for more info as we continue to plan for our reunion.  Those who have attended in the past, for the most part, really enjoyed the comradery, itineraries, events, accomodations and the chance to rekindle friendships, make new ones, and break out those sea stories that, ahem, for the most part, are still humorous if not technically accurate.     

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