The Annual USAF Aircrew Life Support/Aircrew Flight Equipment Reunion

The 27th annual reunion for former and current Aircrew Life Support and Aircrew Flight Equipment career field members will occur at the Tuscany Suites & Casino in Las Vegas, NV from 12 through 15 August 2024.  Sunday 11 August and Friday 16 August are travel days.  Make your hotel and reunion reservations by 13 July 2024   The following additional information is provided:


REUNION REGISTRATION:  Click on the following 2024 Registration Form to download it. Complete the form and mail it NLT Saturday 12 July 2024.   Receipt of your registration form will be acknowledged as soon as possible.  To cancel your reservation and avoid a loss of your banquet fee, contact Bob McElwain NLT 1 August 2024 at 760-684-3790 or email him at [email protected]


HOTEL REGISTRATION:  The rate per night is $79.00 plus tax for Sunday, 11 August through Thursday, 15 August 2024 for single or double occupancy. Reservations must be made before Saturday, July 13, 2024, by clicking on this link or calling Hotel Reservations at 877-887-2261 and asking for The USAF Aircrew Life Support / Flight Equipment Veterans & Retirees Group rates. Reservation requests received after the cutoff will be confirmed on a space-available basis at the prevailing rate.

Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card.  The first night’s room and tax will be charged when the reservation is made.  Hotel cancellation without penalty must occur at least seventy-two (72) hours before the scheduled arrival date. A penalty charge equal to the first night’s room and tax will apply to cancellations received after the seventy-two (72) hours.  Check-in time is after 3:00 pm and checkout time is 11:00 am. All hotel guests must be at least 21 to check in.


We are raffling off a unique quilt designed and made by Mrs. Joan Shepherd spouse of retired MSgt Reginald Shepherd at this year’s reunion.  Anyone can purchase a raffle ticket for $10 or 3 for $25.  One winner will be drawn at our reunion banquet on Thursday 14 August 2024, and you don’t have to be present to win either prize.  A second-place drawing will be held for another quilt with a different design on it. Send in your request for ticket(s) with your reunion registration form and your ticket(s) will be issued to you at the reunion.  If you are not attending the reunion, download the following  RAFFLE TICKET ORDER FORM. Complete the form and mail it along with a check or money order payable to me and I will put your ticket in the basket with your name on it.  The depositing of your ticket(s) into the basket and the drawing will be videotaped.  The video will be posted on our website located at after the reunion. Every ticket you purchase helps with our newsletter, website, and reunion costs.  You won’t want to miss your chance to win the special quilt with a design that hopefully captures your USAF ALS/AFE military career.

An Alternate Way to Order and Pay for Tickets is to Use Cash App

Email your request for tickets to me along with payment via Cash App.  You’ll have to download Cash App on your iOS or Android device.  Link it to a debit card and allow it to access your bank account.   Once done you can enter the amount you’re sending and select me from your contact list.  If I’m not in your contact list add the following: [email protected]  Once you have confirmed the transaction, you authorize the app to debit the funds from your account and transfer them to me. The best part about the service is it’s completely free.

Again, to order and pay:
1. Open Cash App
2. Enter the amount you’re sending
3. Tap Pay
4. Enter my email address [email protected]
5. Enter what the payment is for i.e., 3 tickets, your email address and phone number
6. Tap Pay

Be exceedingly cautious when typing in my information. One wrong letter, and you won’t get that money back unless you happen to send it to someone ethical enough to return it.

Notice to Bidders for Our Reunions

Click the above link to learn more about our reunion.  If interested in hosting one of our reunions in 2025, download the worksheet below, fill it out, and make sure you have listed the years 2025 and 2026 on your proposals.  Email the worksheet to [email protected] NLT 31 August 2025.  All proposals will be presented to the September 2025 reunion attendees for the selection of our reunion location in 2026 and 2027.  The selected locations will be announced shortly after our next reunion.





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Past Reunions