Wednesday, June 1, 2011


  • When entering Maxwell, use the Maxwell Blvd Gate ( formerly the "Bell Street Gate" aka "Gate #1" ).

  • When entering Gunter, use the Congressman Dickinson Drive Gate ( formerly "Federal Drive" ).


  • On Friday, the bus will depart the Visitors Center at 0900, however Roll Call is at 0830.

  • If you will be driving your privately owned vehicle on either base, click the "Security & Contacts" link above for details about documents you'll need.

  • Weapons are NOT allowed on either base. Click the "Security & Contacts" link above for details about securing your weapon.

  • Contact J.P. Brown via cell phone after Tuesday, 6/7/2011, and for the duration of the Reunion.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

New Biometric IDs Needed by July 2011

~summary of story by Kelly Deichert, AU/PA

The new Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) cards will be required for access to Maxwell and Gunter by July 2011. SSgt Joshua Allen, 42nd SFS, Pass and Registration, is the Site Manager for DBIDS.

  • Active-duty military, DoD civilians and retirees are given priority registration through February.

  • Family members can begin registering in March. According to Sgt Allen, "Members holding a dependent's (military) ID card will not need their sponsor present," however the sponsor must already be registered.

  • Visitor's Center:  (334) 953-4283

Defense Biometric ID Systems (DBIDS)
TSgt Linnette Clarke (908th FSS), Mark Vansandt, Nicholas Vansandt - 2010
(USAF photo by A1C Christopher Stoltz)

MSgt Rodney Hickson, Superintendent of Plans and Programs stated "Visitors will also need to be registered in DBIDS via a paper pass with a photo and bar code on it issued by the DBIDS system." DBIDS will eventually be implemented across the country at all military bases.

Official AU/PA Story

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Reunion 2011, Activities

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

June 10-12, 2011

Fri 0800 - 0900 - Gather at Maxwell Visitors Center
Fri 0900 - 1130 - Maxwell Base tour
Fri 1130 - 1600 - Release group for lunch on own
Fri 1130 - 1600 - Enlisted Heritage Hall on own
Fri 1600 - 1900 - Gunter Community Center Social Hour
Fri 1900 - 2400 - Dinner and night life on own
Sat ---- - ---- - Golf has been CANCELLED
Sat ---- - ---- - EHH is CLOSED on Saturday
Sat 1100 - 1500 - Hopper Lodge picnic
Sat 1500 - 1800 - Break
Sat 1800 - 2200 - Biscuits baseball game
Sun 0830 - 1200 - Chapel services on own
Sun 1200 - 1400 - Farewell lunch


Friday, 06/10/2011, 0800, Base Tour and MWD Demo
Tour POC: TSgt Mark Delcambre (42nd SFS)
Visitors Center POC: TSgt Dee Long (42nd SFS)
Veterans POC: Gene Cody (3800th SPS)
Veterans POC: J.P. Brown (3800th SPS)

We will assemble at the Visitors Center next to the Maxwell Boulevard Gate (AKA "Gate 1", AKA "Bell Street Gate"). Be there NO LATER than 0830 for roll call and processing.

Maxwell Blvd Gate, Maxwell AFB - 2009
(photo by Mark Guest)

  • Visit location of old SP HQ, Building 837, the Campbell Building.

  • Drop by the modern barracks.

  • Visit "new" firing range.

  • Sight seeing via bus (AU HQ, 42nd ABW HQ, "O" Club, Academic Circle).

  • Visit current SF HQ, Building 130. Tour of building and MWD demo.

Friday/Saturday, Enlisted Heritage Hall
POC: J.P. Brown

Enlisted Heritage Hall (EHH) is a museum on Gunter which highlights the accomplishments of enlisted service members. It is not part of our formal tour, however you may visit it during our "slack" times. It is open during the following times:

Monday-Friday 0700-1700
Saturday      CLOSED

  • 550 McDonald Street
    Gunter AFS, AL
    (334) 416-3202

Friday, 06/10/2011, 1600, Social Hour and Registration
POC: J.P. Brown

1600 - 1900 - $10.00 per adult, $5.00 per child. This will be at the Gunter Community Center. We may extend the hours into the evening, since this appears to be an excellent venue to sit and reminisce about old times. Volunteers needed to help with set up, and clean up.

  • 210 Ramp Road
    Building 825
    Gunter AFS, AL
    (334) 416-4888

Community Center Game Room ~ 2010
Note: Unknown if this picture is at Maxwell or Gunter. They both have Community Centers.
Click HERE for Official Community Center Web Page
(official USAF photo)

Friday, 06/10/2011, 1900, Dinner & Night Life on Own

There are numerous restaurants in the Prattville and Montgomery area. We'll compile a list of venues, and post them later.

Saturday, 06/11/2011, 0720, Golf at Cypress Tree
POC: Gene Cody


Gene Cody has released all the tee times on the University Course at the Cypress Tree Golf Course on Maxwell.

Cypress Tree Contact, Mike:   (334) 263-7587

0720 - Tee time

    we now have zero (0) tee times

Saturday, 06/11/2011, 1100, Picnic, Hopper Lodge
POC: J.P. Brown and Gene Cody

1100 - 1500 - $10.00 per adult, $5.00 per child. Gene is organizing this and doing the shopping. J.P. will do the hauling and set up. Volunteers needed to help with set up, grilling, and clean up. We have some games planned. Hopper Lodge is under renovation, scheduled for completion on May 15th, so the venue might be changed.

Hopper Lodge, Maxwell AFB ~ 2010
Click HERE for Official Hopper Lodge Web Page
(official USAF photo)

Saturday, 06/11/2011, 1800, Biscuits Baseball

The game is "Military Appreciation Night", and we have a block of seats for those interested. $12.00 per person. Click HERE for the Biscuits' web site.

  • There will be a fly over, enlistment ceremony, and other pre-game activities.

  • There is limited parking at Riverfront Stadium, so plan to arrive around 1800, if not sooner.

  • The first pitch is scheduled for 1905.

  • There will be fireworks after the game.

Sunday, 06/12/2011, Chapel Services

There are four (4) services on base at the two chapels. The Base Chaplain states that a group service is not normally held, therefore folks interested in attending will need to do so individually. The four services are:

  • 0830 - Chapel 2 - Protestant, Contemporary

  • 0900 - Chapel 1 - Catholic Mass
        ***TIME CHANGE***

  • 1100 - Chapel 1 - Protestant, Traditional

  • 1100 - Chapel 2 - Gospel / African-American

  • Chapel 1
    101 Poplar Street
    Building 3

  • Chapel 2
    331 West Drive
    Building 155

Chapel 2, Maxwell AFB - 2011
Rev. Robert Graetz and Father Linn Harbour, Chaplain
(USAF photo by Melanie Rodgers Cox)

Sunday, 06/12/2011, Farewell Luncheon

We might have a farewell brunch/luncheon for those of us still in Montgomery on Sunday. Many of you will be departing on flights that day, so we'll aim for 1100 to 1300.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Reunion 2011, Messages

Post messages specifically for the Reunion.

Please remember that anything you post will be accessible by anyone with access to the Internet. Inappropriate messages will be deleted.

Reunion 2011, Security and Contacts

Valid Identification:
  • Active Duty Identification Card

  • Military Retired Identification Card

  • Dependant Military Identification Card

  • Government Issued Driver’s License

  • Valid Passport

Base Access - Retirees
Retirees may sponsor their guests.

Base Access - Prior Service
We will need to provide an Entry Authority List (EAL) of prior service members and their guests to Pass and Registration no later than 06/03/2011. J.P. Brown is compiling the list, and would like all names NO LATER than 05/27/2011 so that the list can be mailed, and receipt verified.

Each person will need to list their full name as listed on a State ID, Federal ID, or passport. TSgt Veith says this information is required for entry, and must be submitted to the Visitors Center Pass and ID no later than about 06/03/2011.

  • AU/PA story about events and the EAL

Privately Owned Vehicles
To operate you POV on base, you will need:
  • 1. A valid driver's license

  • 2. Proof of insurance

  • 3. Your registration

Persons authorized to carry weapons off base are not allowed to carry on base, even if you are an active or retired law enforcement officer, or have a CCW permit.

  • Weapons must be stored at the 42nd SFS Armory. Form 1297 for temporary storage will be issued. Gunter does not have such facilities, so for the Gunter activities you will need to either store your weapon at Maxwell or leave it at your motel.

Helpful Links

Other Info
  • Bell Street is now Maxwell Blvd

  • 3rd St is now Mitchell Blvd

  • 8th St is now Twining St

  • Peach St (next to old SP Barracks) is gone

Reunion 2011, Hotels

Attention: Change of Plans

The hotel that previously offered us a group rate altered their rates and added more conditions, therefore we are not going to try to have a "group" hotel. Also, our Friday reception will be at Gunter, therefore we will not need a central hotel for a dinner.


Prattville - These are in close proximity:
  • Courtyard, Prattville (exit 179), $99

  • Days Inn, Prattville (exit 179), $59

  • Hampton Inn, Prattville (exit 179), $73

  • Marriott, Prattville (exit 179), $109

  • Econo Lodge, Prattville (exit 181), $67

  • Home-Towne Suites, Prattville (exit 181), $77

  • La Quinta, Prattville (exit 181), $89

  • Super 8, Prattville (exit 181), $62

Montgomery - Downtown, Maxwell, and Gunter
  • Embassy Suites, Montgomery (downtown), $129, full restaurant

  • Renaissance, Montgomery (downtown), $159, full restaurant

  • University Inn, Maxwell AFB (billeting)
    (334) 953-2055

  • Lodging Office, Gunter Annex (billeting)
    (334) 416-5501
  • Reunion 2011, Attendees

    Here's a list of confirmed attendees with their name, number of guests, current location, and whether they are retired or prior service.

    As folks pay, I indicate what they have paid for; please check for accuracy.

    Current total number of attendees:   64

    1. Alex, Robert (AL)
         FRI: (0)Tour,   (1)Gunter
         SAT: (1)Picnic, (1)Baseball

    2. Alexander, Jr, Johnson L. (AL)

    3. Atteberry, David [+1] (AL) retired
         FRI: (0)Tour,   (1)Gunter
         SAT: (0)Picnic, (0)Baseball

    4. Berdeaux, Jim (AL) retired
         FRI: (0)Tour,   (1)Gunter
         SAT: (1)Picnic, (0)Baseball

    5. Branyon, Steve (FL) prior service
         FRI: (1)Tour,   (1)Gunter
         SAT: (1)Picnic, (1)Baseball

    6. Bredenberg, Don (??) prior service

    7. Briggs, David (AL) retired
         FRI: (0)Tour,   (1)Gunter
         SAT: (1)Picnic, (0)Baseball

    8. Brockman, August (AL) retired
         FRI: (0)Tour,   (1)Gunter
         SAT: (1)Picnic, (0)Baseball

    9. Brooker, Denis [+1 Janice] (TX) retired
         FRI: (2)Tour,   (2)Gunter
         SAT: (2)Picnic, (0)Baseball

    10. Browder, Gene (FL) prior service

    11. Brown, Philip "J.P." (AZ) prior service
         FRI: (1)Tour,   (1)Gunter
         SAT: (1)Picnic, (1)Baseball

    12. Buono, John F. [+1 April] (AL)
         FRI: (0)Tour,   (2)Gunter
         SAT: (2)Picnic, (0)Baseball

    13. Champion, George J., Jr [+1] (AL) retired
      Will possibly miss

    14. Cody, Gene [+1 Betty] (AL) retired
         FRI: (0)Tour,   (2)Gunter
         SAT: (2)Picnic, (0)Baseball

    15. Coleman, Dave [+1] (AL) retired

    16. Connors, Jeff [+1 Deb] (OH) retired
         FRI: (2)Tour,   (0)Gunter
         SAT: (2)Picnic, (0)Baseball

      Might miss due to new assignment.

    17. Davis, Chuck (Australia) prior service
         FRI: (0)Tour,   (1)Gunter
         SAT: (1)Picnic, (0)Baseball
         Note: fees paid by Terry Roman

    18. DeRamus, Dave [+1 Stacie] (MS) retired

    19. Drake, Chuck [+1 Gail] (SC) retired
         FRI: (2)Tour,   (2)Gunter
         SAT: (2)Picnic, (2)Baseball

    20. Eaton, Larry [+1] (FL) retired

    21. Eckert, John R. "Richard" [+2] (??) retired

    22. Essman, Skip (AL) retired
         FRI: (1)Tour,   (1)Gunter
         SAT: (1)Picnic, (0)Baseball

    23. Fellion, Ron (WA) prior service

    24. Fiedler, Scott (CA) prior service
         FRI: (1)Tour,   (1)Gunter
         SAT: (1)Picnic, (1)Baseball

    25. Garland, Tim [+1 Julie] (AL) retired

    26. Giesey, Don [+1 Arleen] (PA) prior service
         FRI: (2)Tour,   (2)Gunter
         SAT: (2)Picnic, (0)Baseball

    27. Griggers, Dr. James E. (Austria) retired
         FRI: (1)Tour,   (1)Gunter
         SAT: (1)Picnic, (0)Baseball

    28. Guest, Mark (AL) retired
         FRI: (1)Tour,   (1)Gunter
         SAT: (1)Picnic, (0)Baseball

    29. Hale, Jimmy (??)
      currently deployed, but hopes to attend

    30. Hall, Jimmy (AL) retired

    31. Harrell, James (??) prior service

    32. Heaton, John (AL) retired

    33. Hodges, Amy (AL) prior service
         FRI: (0)Tour,   (0)Gunter
         SAT: (4)Picnic, (0)Baseball

    34. Jennings, Bill [+1 Lisa] (VA) active duty
         FRI: (0)Tour,   (0)Gunter
         SAT: (0)Picnic, (0)Baseball

      Will miss.

    35. Kovach, Tom (TN) prior service
         FRI: (1)Tour,   (1)Gunter
         SAT: (1)Picnic, (1)Baseball

    36. Lambing, Rick [+1 Tina] (PA) retired
         FRI: (0)Tour,   (2)Gunter
         SAT: (2)Picnic, (2)Baseball

    37. McCrary, David [+1 Deborah] (AL) retired
         FRI: (2)Tour,   (2)Gunter
         SAT: (2)Picnic, (2)Baseball

      possibly two (2) grandkids also

    38. McCue, Bill (FL) prior service
         FRI: (1)Tour,   (1)Gunter
         SAT: (1)Picnic, (1)Baseball

    39. McGregor, Lorne [+1 Sharon] (FL) retired
         FRI: (2)Tour,   (2)Gunter
         SAT: (2)Picnic, (0)Baseball

    40. Miller, Andy [+2 C. True, C. Miller] (NC) prior service
         FRI: (0)Tour,   (2+1)Gunter
         SAT: (2+1)Picnic, (0)Baseball

    41. Phillips, Darryl (??) retired
         FRI: (0)Tour,   (1)Gunter
         SAT: (1)Picnic, (1)Baseball

    42. Roman, Terry [+1 Ann] (GA) retired
         FRI: (0)Tour,   (2)Gunter
         SAT: (2)Picnic, (0)Baseball
         Note: included fees for Chuck Davis

    43. Smith, Jr, Jerry [+1] (MD) retired

    44. Spigner, Ray [+1 Jeannie] (AL) retired
         FRI: (2)Tour,   (2)Gunter
         SAT: (2)Picnic, (2)Baseball

    45. Stallard, Phil (NC) retired
         FRI: (1)Tour,   (1)Gunter
         SAT: (1)Picnic, (1)Baseball

    46. Stanford, Bobby (MS) retired
         FRI: (0)Tour,   (0)Gunter
         SAT: (1)Picnic, (0)Baseball

    47. Steele, Jim [+1] (AL) retired

    48. Thompson, Cliff [+1] (AL) retired
         FRI: (0)Tour,   (0)Gunter
         SAT: (2)Picnic, (0)Baseball

    49. Ward, Jerry (AR) retired
         FRI: (1)Tour,   (1)Gunter
         SAT: (1)Picnic, (1)Baseball

    50. Wells, Richard "Dick" [+1 Donna] (AL) retired
         FRI: (2)Tour,   (2)Gunter
         SAT: (2)Picnic, (2)Baseball

    51. Wilson, Ken [+1 Belynda] (TN) retired
         FRI: (0)Tour,   (2)Gunter
         SAT: (2)Picnic, (0)Baseball