The Fist ’17 Reunion will be held in beautiful Charleston, SC beginning Thursday November 9 thru Sunday November 12, 2017. Charleston was at the top of the list of members for our next reunion. We will be staying at the Embassy Suites by Hilton adjacent to the Charleston Airport in North Charleston. The hotel is collocated with the Charleston Convention Center.
You can begin making hotel reservations at the link below. The room rate is $159 per night for our group. We currently have a block of 50 rooms set aside. At the time of making your reservation you may be charged one night’s room rate plus tax per our contract. Reservations cancelled 14 days prior to arrival will be fully refunded. All reservations must be made by October 11, 2017 at which time any remaining rooms in our block will be returned to the hotel for sale. Please make your hotel reservations ASAP for our planning purposes.
Check out the Attendance List HERE to see who is attending. The list is updated as we receive new hotel reservations and registrations. To register for Fist ’17 using a personal check for payment, please print out and mail the registration form located HERE.Book Accommodations
Accommodations and Schedule of Events
The hotel has agreed to give us use of the Wando meeting room adjacent to the breakfast area on the atrium ground floor that will serve as our Ready Room for check-in and refreshments.
Embassy Suites N. Charleston has the following amenities:
- Complimentary Hot Breakfast each morning
- Complimentary cocktail hour each evening
- Free in room internet
- Free self-parking
- Complimentary airport shuttle to and from the hotel
Thursday November 9th will be for check-in, conversation and refreshments with shipmates old and new in the Wando meeting room. Dinner is on your own Thursday night with numerous eating establishments close by as well as in the hotel.
Friday we are planning a visit to the Boeing 787 Assembly Plant at the Charleston Airport. Details will follow soon. For now you can sign up for the bus to Boeing below. The cost will be $14.00 per person. Alternately some might wish to visit downtown Charleston with it’s historic and beautiful surroundings. Transportation is being researched.
Friday night we will gather in one of the hotel ballrooms for a casual reception with ample food and refreshments and much conversation.
Saturday morning we will hold our FOFA business meeting at 0900 room TBA. After the meeting we will board bus transportation to Patriots Point and visit the USS Yorktown. VA-65 cruised on Yorktown in 1953 after Korea. Times and details will follow. We are scheduled for a 90 min tour.
Saturday night we will hold our FOFA banquet with a sit down dinner and possible program, room TBA. Sunday is for check out and farewells.
To register online, complete your order below. Checkout is through Paypal, but you don’t need a Paypal account; various credit cards can be used. Dues current members and guests registration is $150 each. Non-members and guests registration is $175 each. If your dues are not current please consider joining FOFA by selecting the “Join Now” link at the bottom of this page and then you can pay the member registration rate for the reunion.
Additionally below are optional add on’s to your registration including transportation and tickets to Boeing and the bus and VIP tour of USS Yorktown. You will automatically be directed to the PayPal “Cart” page for each item where you can verify and edit the number of each selection . Click on the “Continue Shopping” button to return to the Reunion page for additional purchases. After you have made all your requested choices please check the totals carefully before checkout to make sure they agree with your intended selections. Checkout using PayPal or a credit card. See you in Charleston.
To register using a personal check for payment, click HERE.
Member / Guest Registration
Non-Member / Guest Registration
Friday Bus to Boeing
Saturday Bus to Patriot’s Pt
USS Yorktown Fee & Tour
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