HAPPY HOOLIGAN RETIREES'
INFO EMAIL September 2008
Participation and interest in the retirees' breakfasts in
the various locations has been increasing. More retirees
are "getting the word" of these events and enjoying the
friendship and camaraderie that we all share.
I - Looking Ahead in September.
*Wednesday, September 3rd - Fargo-Moorhead area retired Hooligans' monthly breakfast, 8:00 a.m. at the Northtown Grill (I-29 &12th Ave N - Fargo).
*Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, September 5th, 6th, & 7th. North Dakota Nat'l Guard Retirees' Annual Reunion, Camp Grafton, Devils Lake, ND.
*Monday, September 8th - Tenth Annual Hooligan Memorial Golf Tournament at the Hawley Golf Course. See attached flyer.
II - This 'N That.
Retiree Breakfasts. The August Hooligan breakfasts in both the Fargo-Moorhead area and Detroit Lakes area drew record attendance. There were those who returned to our local area for the summer months and paid us a visit and there were many who made an appearance for the first time. Unfortunately, there are too many names to include in this Info Email, "Ya' just gotta' be there"! Also, participation in the seasonal breakfasts held in Mesa, AZ, was exceptional this past winter season.
Door prize winners at the August F-M area breakfast were Harold
Danielson, Tiny Dura, Richard Ness, Les Schilling and Gary Schulz.
Establishments contributing door prizes were Applebees' (north
Fargo), Auger Inn, Fargo Air Museum, Northtown Grill.
Retirees from the ND Army Nat'l Guard joined the the Hooligans
at the August 6th breakfast, spearheaded by Ralph Metcalf. Retired
Straight Arrows winning door prizes were Milt Kane and Willard
TSgt Levi Heller,119th Wing Security Forces, displayed his impressive
collection of Hooligan patches at the August 6th breakfast.
Retired Hooligan Caps. The hottest items in the Auger Inn's Hooligan headgear inventory are the newest Happy Hooligan caps for retirees. They're black, with an F4 emblem and lettered, "Happy Hooligans RETIRED". And, you have your choice of a cap with or without gold "scrambled eggs". They're $12.00 each.
AAFES Military Retiree Recognition. An extract from a recent AAFES catalog mailing: "The weekend of September 5th, AAFES will celebrate the Military Retiree. This year, AAFES is extending the celebration to include all Soldiers and Airmen, Retirees, and Family Members. Many AAFES BX/PX locations have special events and exclusive sales scheduled to help celebrate. Popular activities include free health clinics, cooking demonstrations, sweepstakes, fashion shows and celebrity appearances! Your local BX/PX can provide details on events. Contact information is available on www.aafes.com at the "Store Locator" link."
Minot AFB Military Retiree Appreciation Day. Minot AFB is holding its annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day at 1:00 p.m., Friday, September 5th. This event is open to all branches of service and will be held in the Jimmy Doolittle Center on base. Besides being in conjunction with the AAFES Customer Appreciation Day, briefings will be given by representatives from legal, finance, survivor benefits and casualty affairs, military personnel, and the medical group. Retirees are also welcome to sign up for a B-52 simulator tour and the Retiree 9 Hole Scramble Golf Tournament on Saturday, September 6th. For more information contact 1st Lt. Aubrie Jones by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 701 723-2717.
III- On the Horizon.
*Wednesday, October 8th - Semiannual WSO Reunion, at the Auger Inn.
*Saturday, October 18th- Detroit Lakes Area Hooligans' Bimonthly Breakfast, Club House Hotel (formerly the Holiday Inn), 8:00 a. m.
*Friday, October 24th - Auger Inn Beef-A-Lo Feed, at the Auger Inn.
*Wednesday, November 5th - Annual NDANG Retirees' Breakfast, 119th Wing Aerospace Dining Facility
IV - The Other Side of the Field.
Hector Field Base Exchange.
The Base Exchange hours are 10:00 a. m. - 5:00 p. m., Monday through Friday. The BX is open on the Monday "down days"; however, the main gate may be closed until you drive up to that point for an ID check.
Fargo Air Museum.
The Red Tail Run and Gerry S. Beck 2nd Annual Fly-In at Battle Lake will be held Saturday, August 30th. Proceeds benefit the Red Tail Project and the Gerry S. Beck Restoration and Education Wing at the Fargo Air Museum. See attached flyer. Also, visit the website at www.fargoairmuseum.org.
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Have a pleasant Labor Day Weekend - Travel Safely.