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.
2013 BUSMVA Reunion
Live Shows – Pristine Lakes – World Class Attractions
MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS TODAY
Dates: June 10 (Monday) – June 14 (Friday), 2013 Early Registration: June 9 (Sunday), 2013
Lodging: Reunion Central is the Radisson Hotel Branson, 120 South Wildwood Drive, Branson, MO 65616. Phone numbers: 417.335.5767 Toll free 888.566.5290 or visit our reunion website at http://www.radisson.com/busmva to make your reservations.
Room rate: $89.00 per night for room and $149.00 per night for suite. Rate extended for your visit 3 days prior and 3 days after our reunion. Located in the heart of Branson next to Andy Williams Moon River Theatre and the Branson Variety Theatre. Only five miles from Silver Dollar City and just a short distance from downtown Branson, just off Highway 76.
HALL OF HEROES: Radisson Hotel Branson honors heroes every day. Bring your photo or a comrade’s photo to add to their special collection.
We want you! Dancing Bear Club hospitality volunteers.
SPECIAL, EXCLUSIVE, ENTERTAINMENT FOR BUSMVA ONLY:
Nashville Recording Artist, Gene Avery, will be playing and singing just for us after our Welcome and Farewell Dinners. These will be his ONLY appearances in Branson – do not miss it.
Transportation To get there: Two nearby airports: Springfield, MO, approximately one hour drive to Branson; or Branson, MO, approximately 15 minute drive or taxicab ride to hotel.
Unit and small group activities: Start planning your unit and small group activities now for free day on Tuesday, June 11 and free afternoon on Wednesday, June 12: Rental car is not necessary but recommended if you want to visit the Lakes or Silver Dollar City.
Taxicabs and larger modes of transportation are also available 24 hours a day. They can accommodate groups with advance reservation. Call Terry’s Transport at 417.331.2821. Check them out at www.TTBranson.com
Branson welcomes and celebrates veterans. Be prepared to feel special!
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