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2017 News Items

20 May 2017
Plans for the 2017 AWRA reunion in San Antonio, Texas, are moving along.  We will be staging from our host hotel from 11 to 15 October.  The hotel is the Holiday Inn - Market Square, at 318 W. César Chávez Blvd, San Antonio TX 78204.   Please start planning ahead, and keep checking the reunion web page for updates.

7 Jun 2017 - The 2017 AWRA Newsletter is off to the printer (finally) and should be in the mail this weekend.  The digital version (which includes color images) is now available in the Members Only section of this web site. 

20 Aug 2017 - The deadline for the 2017 Reunion (to be held in San Antonio TX) is approaching.  The block of rooms at our host hotel will be released back to the hotel on 13 Sep.  After that it will depend on room availability.  Please make your reservations ASAP.  After the deadline, please contact Bernie Barris, the head reunion planner, for assistance at 210-274-9974.

2 Sep 2017 -  AWRA is aware of an issue with our Members Only section.  At this time it is not possible to log into this section.  To obtain a digital copy of the latest membership roster, please contact the Web Master at the Email address below.

14 Sep 2017 - AWRA has recieved some very sad news.  David Magilavy, one of our founders and long time Associaion officer, passed away at home at approximately 3 PM MST on 13 September 2017.  David's wife, Maureen, and his Rabbis, were by his side.  David was 96-years old and had been battling cancer for some time.  A memorial to his life will be held at a future date.  We will let folks know when and where as the details become available.

CWO4 David Magilavy, USAF (Ret)
1921 - 2017

20 Sep 2017 -
AWRA has received more sad news.  John Lein, a longtime member of the AWRA Board of Directors, passed away on 12 Sep 2017.  The family will receive friends Saturday, September 23, 2017 in the J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Northwoods CHAPEL, 2180 Greenridge Road from 3:00 until 4:00 pm.  Funeral services will be held at a later date (still TBD) at Arlington National Cemetary.  John's full obituary can be found here.

MSgt John E Lein, USAF (Ret)
1938 - 2017

2 Oct 2017 -
The old saying is that sad news comes in threes, and that has happened to AWRA.   We just found out that Brigadier General Robert L. Moeller has passed away in Melborne FL this week.  General Moeller was born in 1924 and was 93 years old at the time of his death.  He and his wonderful wife Coila had just celebrated 73 years of marriage.  General Moeller spent a large portion of his USAAF / USAF career in weather reconnaissance, including tours as commander of the 1211th Test Squadron (RB-57), 58th WRS (WB-57F), and the 53rd WRS (WC-130B and WB-47E).  Funeral plans are incomplete and we will update as they become known.  His offical USAF biography can be found here:  http://www.af.mil/About-Us/Biographies/Display/Article/105073/brigadier-general-robert-l-moeller/

Brigadier General Robert L. Moeller, USAF (Ret)
1924 - 2017

At left is General Moeller's official photo, circa 1972.  At right, the general sits in the president's
office at his favorite golf course in 2009.  He was telling his professional USAF story to
Mr Al Moyers,  the AFTAC Historian; and Bernie Barris, the AWRA Historian and Archivist.

20 Oct 2017 - The 2017 Reunion in San Antonio was a success!  Our turnout was a bit off, we had 56 folks for our banquet on Saturday night, but we saw lots of old friends and met a few new ones.  Sadly, several individuals and groups had to pull out at the last minute, but there is always next year!  Speaking of which, our primary target for the 2018 reunion is Savannah, GA, in the late Sept or early Oct time frame.  Details will be provided as they become available.  Many thanks to Bruce and Pam Russell; and Jeff and Patty Proulx who are taking the lead fo planning next year's reunion.  Savannah is a lovely city and home to several military museums, etc.  Hope to see you all there.

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