The Association’s 103rd Anniversary Reunion & Convention

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The 103rd Reunion and Conference of the Association will focus on today’s 29th Division and Ft. Belvoir. With our proximity to the Capital, we look forward to a very special weekend with military and civilian leaders in attendance as well as former 29th Division Commanders and staffs who have served since reorganization.

The Conference will convene 13-16 October, at the DoubleTree Hotel, Crystal City, Virginia. The Conference room rate is $159.00, + 14.25% tax, with upgrade possibilities through Hilton membership or a slight additional cost. Rooms are now available at https://book.passkey.com/go/29THDIVISION There is also a discounted daily parking fee of $25.

To register for the convention please go to http://afr-reg.com/29DIV2022/

This will be a very special year as we honor the Headquarters 29th Infantry Division recently returned from their Spartan Shield deployment in Kuwait. We will also be recognizing our soldiers overseas in continuing 29th Division deployments to the Horn of Africa, Iraq, and Kosovo. In order to maximize this effort, we will be visiting the Division Headquarters at Ft. Belvoir and unveiling a recently completed plaque at the National Museum of the United States Army there.

The gathering will not only be our Annual Convention, it will also be a reunion, telling our historical story to include events since reactivation in 1985. We are counting on many of our former Commanding Generals to attend, along with their CSMs and key staff, to discuss their years leading the Division. This will create the opportunity for a fascinating historical symposium.

Following our visit to Ft. Belvoir on Saturday morning and our business session at the DoubleTree, the afternoon will offer multiple presentations and panel discussions. This will include authors Joe Balkoski and Joe Harris, WWII Veteran Steve Melnikoff, former Commanding General and staff presentations, the 29th Division reorganization of 1985 by LTG (Ret.) H. Steven Blum, former Chief of the National Guard Bureau, a “Save the Patch” update, and a special “Family breakout.”

Schedule of Events

Thursday, 13 October

1200 Conference Registration begins, Potomac View Room

1400 Hospitality Room opens, Potomac View Room

Dinner on your own

Friday, 14 October

Morning- 0800 Registration continues
Afternoon- at leisure, tour National Museum of the United States Army, NMUSA at Ft. Belvoir.

A bus is scheduled to shuttle back and forth to NMUSA beginning at 1400. Last return to hotel at 2000.

1700 Reception in the Veterans Room of the NMUSA Museum,
Special Guest General Daniel Hokenson, 29th Chief, National Guard Bureau

Saturday, 15 October

0800 Transportation departs hotel lobby
Update and Presentation, MG John Rhodes, 29th Division Commander, Headquarters, Ft. Belvoir Parade Field
1000 General Business Session, 29th Division Association, Washington Ball Room – Guest Speaker, SASC (TBD)

1200 Lunch
Post Breakout Luncheon (Invitation Only)

1300 29th Division History Breakouts
“Former CGs” symposium, Veterans presentations, WWI/WII history, tours


1800 29th Division Reception, Washington Ball Room followed by dinner

2100 Hospitality Room opens, Potomac View Room

Sunday, 16 October
0900 Annual 29th Division Memorial Service, (Location TBD) Chaplain Jenkins

1000 29th Association 2022-23 NEC I meeting, Potomac View Room

Checkout

To register for the convention please go to http://afr-reg.com/29DIV2022/

There are so many event possibilities. For example, there’s nearby Mt. Vernon, military monuments and memorials in the Nation’s Capital a short bus ride away, the opportunity to visit historic Ft. Belvoir and the Division Headquarters, perhaps even a formation and much more.

-Ted Shuey, National Commander

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