2023 Reunion Announcement

6994th Reunion 2023

Plans for the 2023 Reunion are in the process of being finalized.  We will be in the Washington DC area by the Dulles International Airport at the Westin Hotel.  The tentative dates will be 24-26 August 2023. As usual, we are negotiating for the reunion rates to be available for 3 days before and after the reunion, space available for those of you that want to do some extra sight-seeing.


There are many attractions in the DC area, and the Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum is a short, free shuttle bus ride from the hotel, and of course admission to the museum is also free.  Metro rail service to downtown DC is also a short shuttle bus ride to the new Silver Line extension.  Special all day fare cards are available for unlimited trips during the duration of the fare cards contract.


As many of you know Cory and Lisa Hayward have been working for the past 4 years on a documentary of the importance and value of attending reunions.  Many of you have participated in the video interviews that have been made.  Cory & Lisa hope to conclude their efforts and show the results of their work at this year’s reunion, and they want to make sure that anyone that has not yet provided their input (or wants to add to their interview) has a chance to participate in the project.  A preview of their project can be seen on the 6994th website under the Video dropdown tab, and is titled ‘No Longer Alone’.


If you wish to provide new material or add to your already collected input, you must contact Cory by NLT 29 Jan 2023.


To that end, Cory is available to collect your input via telephone call, e-mail note, or even possibly a Zoom teleconference.  For those of you that might want to create a selfie-video on your cell phones and send them to her, I’m sure she’d be glad to accept them.


Cory’s contact information is:

e-mail: [email protected]

cell phone: (615) 406-0386


Site Updates – 27 November 2022


PL-943-946 – new

PL-094 – crewmember identified


Honor Roll:

Desch, Ed – new info

Tommie, John – new info

Timms, Dean A. – new info – looking for someone who knew him at Danang


Our Losses:

McFarland, Jimmie L.

Rise, Robert L.


Site Updates – 13 October 2022


NKP-759, 760 – new

TSN-1234 thru 1237 – new

PC-389 – new

PL-942 – new

NT-864 thru 879 -new

HPB-034 thru 041

Rogues Gallery:

Deas, Bobby – updated

Erskine, Mike – updated

Hance, Gary – updated

Siple, Lou – new

Cecelia, Richard – new

Carroll, Richard – new

Our Losses:

Bobinger, David I.

Frink, Wilfred R.

Salzwedel Jr., Harold

Batson, Robert B.

Honor Roll:

Pakenas, Robert J. – updated info


Site Updates – 13 July 2022


TSN-1202 – ID added

NT 963-964 – IDs added


Honor Roll:

Romero, Herb – updated info

Lewis, Richard J – updated info

Nelson, Rodney – new info

Parker, Ray – updated info

Cole, Stephen J. – new information

Arensen, Howard – new info

Smith, Edward E. – updated info

O’Neil, Mark W. – updated info

Hamilton, Leo – updated info


Rogues Gallery:

Nelson, Rodney G – new

Arensen, Howard – new

Horvath, Alex – new

Costin, Leo – new


Our Losses:

Zoebish, Dale L.

York, Kenneth C.

Arensen, Howard


Site Updates – 28 May 2022


DNG-688-690 – new

Drill Press Genesis & History by Darwin Bruce

TSN-800, 866, 867, 904, 913, – IDs added

Rogues Gallery:

Coffman, James

Degnan, Mike

Courtney, Tom

Zamora, Richard

Brown, John R.

Our Losses:

Wallace, Tommy L – 27Jan 2019

Cole, Alexis ‘Lex’ – 20 May 2022

McGuire, Buddy W. – 26 May 2022

Honor Roll: 

Marshall, William E – updated info

Payne, Ray – updated info

Moore, John J. – updated info



Site Updates – 8 May 2022

Honor Roll:

Collum, Don – Updated info

Hickman, Charles – Updated info

Whiteside, Ron – updated info

Thomas, Mike – updated info


Our Losses:

Debnar, Joseph E. – DECEASED – May 2021



New Album: – Weyandt-Eddy Memorial Plaza Dedication


Site Updates – 22 February 2022


NT-850 thru 862 – new

JS-121 thru 129 – new

NT-378, 379, 565 – IDs added

Rogues Gallery:

Horvath, Ronald M. – new


Our Losses:

MacLean, Kenneth R.

McCleod, Richard N.

Lazarin, Rogerio

Stanfield, James E.



Site Updates – 29 January 2022


NKP-744-746 – new

NKP-747-758 – new – 1973 pig roast off base – ID help requested

Rogues Gallery:

Erickson, Steven – new

Hickman, Charlie – updated

Hart, James F. – updated

Yorks, Ed – updated

Ours Gone:

Buccigrossi, Frank G.


Honor Roll:

Cordova, John C – updated e-mail & phone