"Aces of The Eighth" by Jack Fellows

2017 Reunion Pictures

Be patient. It’s only been three months since the reunion! I’ll get them posted here soon. Sorry for the wait.

Final 75th Anniversary Reunion Information. cao 4Mar17

Folks, reunions are the life blood of the Association. Without them we are all just nameless, faceless creatures who once served in a squadron with the number 80. Please mark your calendars, put in for leave or vacation, find a sitter for the dog and come (so to speak) out and meet your fellow Headhunters/Juvats. The last reunion we held…

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2015 Reunion AAR

Our host, “Driver Mac” McNeese did another outstanding job. The Elegante Hotel is an excellent venue which was very interested in our business and did a good job. THANK YOU, DRIVER! On Friday, thanks to the efforts of Tootsie Roll, Mary Jonas and our 80th Liaison Officer Lt. “Notch” Foote we had a live video hookup for a sing along…

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Banquet Uniform Of The Day

Certain unruly elements of your Association recently contacted me regarding acceptable uniforms for the reunion banquet. When Kirby started the Association, the tradition was suits/coats & ties for the gentlemen and cocktail dresses for the ladies since people from that generation dressed for almost all occasions.  Later generations are decidedly less formal, although most of our ladies still do enjoy…

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Korean War Headhunter Reunion 4 October 2014

Some Korean Ward buddies held a mini-reunion in Louisiana over the weekend of 4 October 2014.  Media coverage of the event centered on Lt Gen Hughes’ relationship to President Nixon.  Excerpt follows: Lt. Gen. James D. “Don” Hughes remembers well how Richard Nixon spent Election Day 1960 when he lost the presidency by a razor-thin margin to John F. Kennedy.Hughes,…

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Headhunter Chino Reunion

Here’s an article describing the May 2013 Chino Headhunter reunion.  Simply click on the link to open the article

2013 Reunion. Chino, CA

2013 Reunion dates have changed. Where: Planes of Fame Museum in Chino, CA. http://planesoffame.org/ Host for the affair is our own Zippo Fahey. I know I say this with each reunion announcement, but this one will be THE one you do not want to miss. The reunion will run from 2-5 May 2013. I will post a schedule when we’re…

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San Antonio, TX: October 13-16, 2011

Need to get info from guys on this reunion.

Colorado Springs, CO: May 13-16, 2010

Colorado Springs, CO 26th Reunion Hosted by Bob “Driver Mac” McNeese 13-16 May 2010 Crowne Plaza Hotel & Resort Another outstanding reunion! Although the turnout, in this area of about 200 Headhunters, was only 52 total people including spouses, family and guests, we all had a great time! The reunion was originally set up to be hosted by the Military…

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Destin, FL: October 2-5, 2008

Destin, FL 25th Reunion Hosted by John “Bosco” Bostick & Bob Kan 2-5 October 2008 Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort Another outstanding reunion!  Although the turnout, in this area of about 200 Headhunters, was only 65 total people including spouses & family members for the Saturday night banquet, those that made the trip had a great time!  WWII P-38 pilot…

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Fort Worth, TX: Apil 19-22, 2007

Fort Worth, TX 2007 24th Reunion Hosted by Tex & Rita Ritter 19-22 April 2007 Amerisuites Historic Stockyards Hotel This outstanding 24th reunion was hosted by Tex & Rita Ritter.  We had about 120 for our Saturday night banquet.  Our thanks go out again to fellow Headhunters, Dick & Mary Jonas, for supplying the outstanding entertainment at our banquet and…

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Las Vegas, NV: October 6-9, 2005

Las Vegas 2005 23rd Reunion Hosted by “The Reunion Brats” 6-9 October 2005 Alexis Park Hotel This great 23rd reunion was put on by The Reunion Brats of Washington State.  Joni Osterman, their local representative, did an outstanding job for us, and we all look forward to working with her in the future.  We had about 90 for our Saturday…

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