"Aces of The Eighth" by Jack Fellows


Reunion Newsletter Final

Headhunter Reunion Reservations

JANUARY 2022 HEADHUNTER 80th ANNIVERSARY REUNION REGISTRATION   The much anticipated 80th Fighter Squadron 80th Anniversary Reunion online registration can be accessed by clicking the description above or at the following link:  https://events.eventzilla.net/e/headhunter-80th-anniversary-reunion-2138827289 Call the Wigwam at (623) 258-4676 (phone number updated on 2021-11-19) or use wigwamreservations@wigwamarizona.com if you will be staying at the resort.  Don’t forget to mention our…

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Headhunter 80th Anniversary Reunion

We are going ahead with plans to hold an 80th Fighter Squadron Headhunters Reunion celebrating the squadrons 80th Anniversary. The reunion will be held 6-9 January 2022 at the Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park, AZ near Luke AFB.  Being January in Phoenix, resort room rates can be very high and the Wigwam is no exception.  However, they have agreed to…

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2017 Reunion Pictures

As you can see, we all had a great time in Fort Worth at our 2017 Headhunter Reunion. Next reunion will be in 2020 at a place TBD. Suggestions are welcome, as is a volunteer to host!

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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