Bellevue, Nebraska 29 August - 03 September

Welcome to the Prop Wash Gang Reunion Site.

Our original plan was to have the 2018 Reunion at National Vigilance Park in Maryland remembering the shoot down of 60528 on 2 September 1958. However, there is construction going on there and the replica C-130 of 60528 has been dismantled and put in storage until after the construction is finished. So, we decided to return to Bellevue as it is central to most folks, 97IS is there, and it gives everyone a chance to view the Tennant memorabilia in Tennant Hall that is being put together.

Family members of 60528's lost crew are being invited as the Prop Wash Gang's honored guests.

Questions or comments about the PWG reunion may be sent to Lonnie Henderson.

Reunion Details Follow

Reunion Headquarters -- Our PWG Reunion Headquarters will be at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bellevue, 10804 S 15th St. | Bellevue, NE 68123

List of attendees: Click here for a list of those planning to attend.

Hotel Information

We are holding a block of 30 standard rooms for the PWG ¡X the special PWG reduced room rate is $91 per night plus associated taxes.

Dates: 30 August-3 September 2018 (Check-in 30 Aug, check out 3 Sep) (Can check-in as early as 28 Aug and out 5 Sep with the group rate applicable).

Each individual guest must make their own reservations by either calling the hotel directly, or via the booking link, or by 1-800 number (see below) by August 7, 2018. After August 7, remaining rooms allocated to the PWG go back to the hotel. Rooms may still be booked based upon availability. A credit card is required to guarantee the reservation. Cancellations must be made by no later than 6 p.m. on the day of arrival to avoid a fee of one night's room and tax.

Three Ways To Make Reservations

Book Online Directions: 1: Click the link. 2: Verify check-in and check-out dates. 3: Group code should auto-fill to PW3.
4: Select Check Availability. 5: Select arrow to the right of the $91 rate for our standard 2 queen bed room. 6: Verify rate details and select the arrow to the right of the rate again. 7: Fill out all information required. 8: Check mark terms and conditions. 9: Book reservation.

If you have problems with this link, call the hotel direct at (402)-502-4500

Commission, Tax and Service Charge

All Group Room Rates are non-commissionable and are subject to applicable lodging, local, and sales tax, currently 18.16%. If guests stay over 31 consecutive days, they will be exempt from all taxes.


Banquet Information

The $25 price will help cover the meals for our honored guests, Fire Hall Rental, Bartender, Cleanup Fee, Table Linens and may leave a little to help stock the hospitality room. Please make your check out to Ron Hentz and put Banquet Meal in the Memo line. Please send your banquet dinner money to:

CMSgt (Ret) Ron Hentz
8037 Cavendish Rd. Neenah, WI 54956-9051

All banquet money has to be to Ron no later than 7 August 2018. Also indicate on a slip of paper if you prefer chicken or beef or both. This is for the catering company planning. If anyone would like to contribute a little extra money that would go to keeping the hospitality room stocked with beverages and snacks would be greatly appreciated.

Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate, Western Diocese, Armenian Church of North America, is sending Rev. Fr. Vazken Movsesian to Nebraska to deliver a Requiem Service (Mass) honoring our seventeen Air Force brothers who perished in the shoot-down of C-130 60528 over Armenia on 2 September 1958. Fr. Vazken's grandfather immigrated to America during the 1920s, and as our Keynote Speaker, Fr. Vazken will bring a new, outside perspective to the tributes that we pay to 60528's last crew.
Follow this link for more information about the Rev. Fr. Vazken Movsesian.

Additional Prop Wash Gang Amenities

If anyone would like to contribute a little extra money that would go to keeping the hospitality room stocked with beverages and snacks, it would be greatly appreciated.

Looking forward to another great reunion. See you there!
-- Lonnie Henderson,
-- Acting President, Prop Wash Gang