2015 Reunion of the Golden Knights
December 4-6, 2015

Embassy Suites
4760 Lake Valley Drive
Fayetteville, North Carolina, 28303
1-910-826-3600

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  • Welcome
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Need to Know
  • Security
  • What to Bring
  • Lodging
  • Special Message
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Please Select the Applicable Tab Above for the Following Information:

Keynote Speaker:  Alan Eustace of the Paragon StratEx Team

Need to Know:   Hospitality Suite, Dress Code, and Supplemental Information.

Security:   Rules for entrance into all events.

What to Bring:   Items needed by the Association or that we hope you will share.

Lodging: Hotels offering discounts for the Golden Knights Reunion. To receive the group discount, be sure to mention that you are with the Golden Knights when you make your reservation.

Special Message: A special message from GKAA President, Bruce Wicks

Registration:
  
You can register on-line or print the registration form and return
it by mail. Please register as soon as possible.
On-Line Registration
Pay using PayPal or by Mail
Printable Registration Form
Pay by Mail

Agenda
  Click Here

Need to update or cancel your registration?
Need to discuss payments?
Ask other questions?

For questions about your room reservations,
contact your hotel.
Maps of Interest
Google Maps to Embassy Suites
General Map of Fort Bragg and Pope AFB

Send Payments to:
GKAA • PO Box 42401 • Fayetteville, NC 28309:
Alan Eustace
Alan Eustace


On October 24, 2014, Alan Eustace and the Paragon StratEx Team successfully completed a jump with droge assistance from the stratosphere at an altitude that exceeded 135,000 miles above the Earth.

The previous record, set in 2012 by Felix Baumgartner and the Red Bull Stratos Team, was from just short of 128,000 feet without droge.

Eustace is a pilot, skydiver, computer engineer, retired executive from Google, and now, high-altitude record-breaker at 57 years old.

Eustace jumped from a high-altitude helium balloon, traveling up to 1,600 feet per minute through more than 25 miles of stratosphere.


Eustace traveled at speeds up to 822 miles per hour, and created a small sonic boom that was audible on the ground. The jump lasted only 15 minutes.

Once again, those attending the Reunion of the Golden Knights have an opportunity to hear the details of an exciting piece of history made by an extraordinary team of scientists.

Join us on December 5, 2015 to learn about their vision and their victory.

Alan Eustace



Embassy Suites

Alcohol
A cash bar will offer reasonably priced mixed drinks and wine by the glass.
Except for the Hospitality Room, alcohol is available only by purchase.
The Hospitality Room will still offer selected brands of liquor free-of-charge.

Discounts
Mention the "Golden Knights Reunion" to get discounted room rates at the Embassy Suites, Holiday Inn Express & Hilton Garden
Book your reservation as soon as possible. Space can sell out.

Location of Events
See the Agenda for specific locations.

Embassy Suites

Dress Code - General
Casual for all events except the Banquet, which is semi-formal.

Dress Code for the Banquet
Gentlemen, please wear business attire (suit and tie) or dress uniforms.
Ladies, please wear dress suits or short/long evening wear.

Banquet Seating
The opens at 6p
The banquet begins at 6:45p.
Except for the Reserved Sections, seating is open or first-come first-served. 
Please enter through the main entrance. 

Identification
Remember that your Reunion ID is required to attend all events.


For security purposes:

Your reunion ID must be worn and be visible at all times.

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Registration:

All attendees, including guests, must be registered for the Reunion.
Look for the Registration table on the 2nd Floor.

Bring your guests with you when you register.

Unregistered persons will not be allowed into events.

Persons who do not appear on the list of attendees will not be allowed into events.

Persons without a reunion ID will not be allowed into events.



Photos, Videos, Memorabilia & More

We're looking for photos and other mementos of life as a Golden Knight.

Digital or printed media is welcome.
Printed media will be scanned/copied after the Reunion and returned.
Electronic media like videos and recordings will be copied and returned.
Please supply return postage for media that you want returned.

Please include as much information as you can about each item:
date, location, event, personnel, description, anecdotes ...

Hero Shot
Add a Hero Shot for your Roster profile [or improve the shot we have]

Hero's Choice
Submit another shot of anyone or anything that reflects something about you.
Embassy Suites

Team Album - Please share your photos of life as a Golden Knight.

Scrapbook - We're also looking for memorabilia about the Golden Knights.

Media - Share your print/visual media [video] of Team & skydiving events.

Reunions - Please share photos from previous reunions.

Captions and Descriptions
For any item, tell us the where, when, why and/or who, if you can

Trophies

Donate your old trophies for the new trophy cases at the Golden Knight Museum.
Attach a note with the name of the recipient, event, location, year and other important
details for the history books.
Some Examples:

Team Album
Team Members competing, performing, practicing, at air shows, after hours, group shots and other activities featuring team members.

Scrapbook
Share photos of prints, statues, photos taken by fans, news clippings, brochures, reunions, emblems and patches, buckles, coins and/or any items that commemorate the Golden Knights.

Hero's Choice
Show us more about who you are. Use a military or civilian shot. The shot can be of anyone or anything.

Check out the Gallery for more ideas.

We recommend that you make your lodging arrangements as soon as possible. Discounted space is limited.

To receive the group discount, be sure to mention that you are with the Golden Knights when you make your reservations.
Main Events occur at:

Embassy Suites
4760 Lake Valley Dr
Fayetteville, NC 28303
(910) 826-3600
$139/night - King, $149/night - Double


Additional Lodging Options:

Holiday Inn Express
1706 Skibo Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303
(910) 867-6777
$119/night – Standard, $129/night – Double

Hilton Garden Inn
4025 Sycamore Dairy Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303
(910) 860-3600
$129/night – King, $139/night - Double

Embassy Suites Embassy Suites
We are looking forward to another great Reunion. The venue has changed, but the format will remain the same. This year the event is going to be held at the newest and one of the best hotels in the Fayetteville area—The Embassy Suites. In the immediate vicinity are good restaurants and shopping and there is a brand new IMAX movie theater directly across the street. The Embassy Suites is close to Ft. Bragg.

For you out-of-towners, we are hoping that all of you will plan to stay at the Embassy Suites. They offer a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, an evening reception with free drinks provided, indoor heated pool and whirlpool, and a fitness center.

Key sites are close by such as Cross Creek Mall (1 block away), Ft. Bragg (2 miles away), Patriot Movie Theater across the street and Airborne and Special Operations Museum (8 miles away).

The bottom line is that this is a great hotel (definitely steps above all other hotels in the area), has great amenities and is in a great location. You are going to love all of this!

The event will be held as follows:

Friday—Various activities will be going on to include golf, wind tunnel and parachuting to include tandem jumps. The Team area will be open for tours. There will be GK merchandise sales, Hospitality Room will be open, and, of course, there will be the Friday night social which will include hors d’oeuves, socializing and dancing.

Saturday—Again there will be various activities going on to include the wind tunnel and parachuting to include tandem jumps. The Team area will be open for tours. Also there will be GK merchandise sales, Hospitality Room will be open and, best of all, will be our banquet that evening.

Click here for the details about the schedule of events.

Since we are going to one of the best hotels in Fayetteville where the rooms, service and quality are excellent, and because the cost of items in general has gone up, we have had to raise our prices slightly. The dues will now be $35.00 and the banquet cost will be $75.00 per person.

See the Reservations tab for information about lodging. The key now is to reserve your room ASAP. The Embassy Suites has only 165 rooms. They will be on a first come, first serve basis. So please reserve now. The Embassy Suites is where “all the action” is going to be. We are hoping that you will all want to stay here! When calling to reserve a room or rooms be sure to say that you will be attending the Golden Knights Reunion to receive our special rate.

Registration for the Reunion must be completed separately from your room reservation. Click here to Register Now for the Reunion or print and return your registration form.

Please register right away.  We want to make this Reunion of 2015 one of the best!

Bruce Wicks
President
Golden Knights Alumni Association

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