BUSMVA REUNIONS

This page is dedicated to a review of past reunions and a glimpse at plans for future reunions.

Berlin is our reunion destination every four years. We were there in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. The Steglitz International Hotel, which is convenient to downtown shopping and easy access to both the U-bahn and S-bahn stations, is our host sites every reunion. We normally have an add-on tour after the reunion, in 2010 it was a trip to the Normandy beaches and Paris.

The years between our Berlin reunions we host the reunions in the areas of eastern, western and central U.S. All of our reunions in the U.S. feature a “Dancing Bear Club”, which is a large room dedicated to providing a gathering place for our members and guests. We have tables and bulletin boards for members to post photos, albums and other items of Berlin memorabilia. The opening night of our reunion is a plated dinner hosted by BUSMVA. The final night is a dinner/dance and is a function that members wear a coat and tie. Many of the members wear tux or their dress blues. We normally have tour activities on three days of the reunion and the remainder of the time is spent in the Dancing Bear Club or activities of your own choosing. The important fact is that nobody is a stranger for very long. Being a former Berliner makes you a distinct member of a very special fraternity. People discover old comrades and make new friends.


FUTURE REUNIONS:

2014 BUSMVA Reunion
Return to Berlin
START PLANNING NOW

Key Dates:
August 4 (Monday) – August 9 (Saturday), 2014    Location:  Berlin, Germany

Early Registration:
August 3, 2014 (Sunday)

Depart:
August 10, 2014 (Sunday)

REGISTRATION MAIL IN FINAL DEADLINE IS JULY 3, 2014 – NO ADDITIONAL REGISTRATIONS AND NO REFUNDS AFTER JULY 3, 2014.  NO WALK IN REGISTRATIONS IN BERLIN FOR INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITIES

Lodging:
Reunion Central is the BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Steglitz International, Albrechtstrasse 2, 12165 Berlin   Telephone:  011-49-30-790050
Check in at 2 pm and check out at 12 pm.  Hotel accepts American Express, Euro Mastercard, Diners Club, Visa, American Express Travelers Checks. Photos and more details at www.si-hotel.com

Transportation:
Berlin- Tegel Airport – 11.2 km to hotel, Schonefeld Airport – 16 km to hotel

Schedule of Activities: 
Monday - August 4 - Welcome Dinner
Tuesday - August 5 - Unit day/personal activities
Wednesday - August 6 - Memorial ceremony, Allied Museum, Lunch at Brigade Memorial Church, German-Russian Museum.
Thursday - August 7 - Evening Boat ride on the Spree river
Friday - August 8 - Visit Museum Island
Saturday - August 10 - Business Meeting and Farewell Dinner
*More activities to be announced in later Observer Editions – Stay tuned! 

Planning Checklist:

  • Passport – must be current and NOT expire before February 2015 (six months from travel dates) Apply for renewal 9 months before expiration date.

  • Medical Insurance – most U.S. insurance carriers will not cover you while traveling overseas.  Research for short term medical insurance to cover you during your dates of travel.

  • Credit/debit cards – Notify your bank and financial institutions of all accounts you will be using for your trip prior to your travel.

  • Euro /US Dollar – rate on June 23, 2013 is 1.29.  Good to have enough Euros for taxi fare to hotel and then best to use ATM near hotel to purchase Euros.

  • Cellular Telephone Services – inquire with your carrier about rates while traveling overseas.  It may be cheaper to purchase a phone and service just for your dates of travel.

  • Travel Security – Consider enrollment in U.S. Department of State Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at https://step.state.gov/step/

 

Home About Us History Directors How to Join Bulletin Board

Copyright ©2003/2006 BUSMVA. All rights reserved.
Photographs by Merrell Ponder.
Hosted & Maintained by SunCoast Web Services
Designed by Panthorca Design