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Ahoy, TARAWA Shipmates!Itís that time again, August 2-4, 2022! The USS TARAWA Reunion at Samís Town Hotel and Casino in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada. This yearís reunion will be informal, like we did in 2018, so no formal dinner or Opening and Closing Events are planned. It will be just Shipmates getting together, enjoying each otherís company, swapping sea stories, catching up on whatís happened since 2018, and relaxing in one of the most exciting cities in the Nation.
Rooms have been blocked out for us for $45.00 + $24.99 mandatory Resort Fee + 13% tax per room/per night. You are encouraged to book your reservations on-line. To receive the special group rate, you will need to enter the assigned Reservation ID: TARH22C through the hotelís website at www.samstownlv.com/groups. If you otherwise desire, you can call the hotelís Room Reservations Department at (877) 593-5993 and identify yourself as members of the group using the above ID code.The cutoff date for reservations is July 1, 2022. After that date, you may have to pay the prevailing rate for your room.
Events this year will be our Bowling Tournament, a trip through the Mob Museum, and a Top Gun event at an outdoor shooting range. The exact dates for the events havenít been set as I have to deconflict with the Range and the Mob Museum. For planning purposes, I will need each of you to PM me with your name, if you reserved a room or not, and which of the events you will attend.
The Bowling Tournament will be in the Samís Town Bowling Center located on the lower floor. You can pay your own way when we all meet that morning.
The Mob Museum tour requires me to purchase tickets in advance, so we will coordinate it the day prior and I will collect the fee. Last time they gave me a very good discount. Bus transportation is available from the hotel down to a drop off point near the museum.
The Top Gun Competition will consist of target shooting at 25 feet, with Menís and Womenís Divisions. The top Shooter with the highest score will become our "Top Gun". Details and the final cost will be announced prior to the reunion.
Dinner each night will be at TGI Fridayís on the main floor of the casino. We have the backroom reserved for Tuesday through Thursday and will be ordering off their menu.
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