ice job with the Spotlight.  Looks great brother!!

REUNION
2016 REUNION DATES:
OCT 6-9 2016

START PLANNING NOW TO ATEND The 2016 REUNION...AGAIN HOME IN FWB!!!

RESERVATIONS ARE NOW BEING TAKEN!!!  Click this link for Our Spectre Association Reunion Special Rates/Rooms...YES, We got the nice LARGE Hospitality Room by the Pool back for this year's reunion by popular DEMAND (Thanks Four Points)!!

Four Points by Sheraton, Ft Walton Beach

Schedule of events

THURSDAY, OCT.6TH: Bangkok House – 1800
Thai Buffet,- Check in and registration

FRIDAY, OCT.7TH: REGISTRATION – 1700

DINNER BUFFET– Hotel Queen Palm Room– 1800

SATURDAY, 0CT. 8TH: BUSINESS MEETING
Queen Palm Room 0900

MEMORIAL SERVICE – 1230
LOCATION:  Air Force Armament Museum
100 Museum Drive
Eglin Air Force Base, FL 32542

COCKTAILS – Queen Palm Room 1800

DINNER (W/GUEST SPKR) – 1900

SUNDAY, OCT.9TH: GOLF (SHOW TIME AT Ft Walton Municipal Golf Course) – 0900

FISHING TRIP boat leaves the dock at 0700  (info Below)

BAR-B-QUE (pool deck and restaurant) – 1400
******************************************************************

SATURDAY NIGHT BANQUET QUEST SPEAKER

USAF RET COL STEPHEN R. "CONS" CONNELLY 
1972 - 40th ARRS (HH-53), NKP Thailand Flew hundreds of SEA missions to include the recovery of downed SPECTRE 22 crew on March 30, 1972.


 

BIOGRAPHY - STEVE CONNELLY, COL, USAF, Ret

             Colonel Stephen R. Connelly’s final active duty assignment (1996-2000) was as the Director of Operations, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) at Hurlburt Field, Fla.  AFSOC is the air component of U.S. SOCOM, providing Air Force special operations forces for worldwide deployment and operations. 

            Mr. Connelly is currently the Non Standard Aircraft Flight Operations Manager under contract with AFSOC at the 19 SOS at Hurlburt Field, FL.  From August 2000 to August 2008 he served as the flight test Technical Advisor to the AFSOC CV-22 program office. Since 2008 he has served as contracted training manager for the U-28 ISR platform.  He is a 1970 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, and a graduate of the Naval Test Pilot School.  Command assignments include the 21 Special Operations Squadron (RAF Woodbridge), the JSOC air component (Fr Bragg, NC) and the 352 Special Operations Group (RAF Mildenhall).  He is a command pilot with 4,500 flying hours in dozens of various fixed and rotary aircraft including the H-53, H-60, XV-15, 160th SOAR’s MH-47, DAP and Little bird, plus MI-24 and MI-17 helicopters.  Fixed wing experience includes C-130s, trainers, OV-1, OV-10, gliders, utility tail draggers, C-206, C-12, and B-26

            Colonel Connelly is married to the former Connie Hunt of Fox Island, Wash.  They have a daughter, Dani, 20 years old.

EDUCATION:

1970     Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, United States Air Force Academy
1974     Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base
1976     U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, Patuxent River Naval Air Station
1981     Marine Command and Staff College by correspondence
1984     Air Command and Staff College by correspondence
1988     National Security Management School by correspondence
1991     Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base
2008     Masters in Aeronautical Science, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

 

KEY AF ASSIGNMENTS:

1.         1972 - 40th ARRS (HH-53), NKP Thailand
2.         1973 - 1975, instructor pilot, 1550th FTS, Hill Air Force Base, UT.
3.         1975 - Fixed wing qualification, Webb AFB, TX.
4.         1976 - U. S. Naval Test Pilot School (Class 70), Patuxent River, MD.
5.         1977 - 1981, OT&E division chief, Pave Low III chief test pilot, 1550 ATTW, Kirtland AFB, NM.
6.         1984 - 1986, HH-60A test director (AFOTEC), Edwards Air Force Base, CA.
7.         1988 - 1990, Commander, 21st Special Operations Squadron, RAF Woodbridge, UK.
8.         1990 - 1991, Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL.
9.         1991 - 1993, Deputy, Special Operations Forces Airlift And Training Division, SAF/ AQQU, HQ USAF, Wash D. C.
10.       1993 - 1994, Commander, Air Support Operations Squadron, Fort Bragg, NC.
11.       1994 - 1996, Commander, 352d Special Operations Group, RAF Mildenhall, UK.
12.       1996 - 2000, Director of Operations, HQ AFSOC, Hurlburt Field, FL.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:

Silver Star
Distinguished Flying Cross
Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal with six oak leaf clusters

*********************************************************

IMPORTANT FORMS BELOW

THE 43RD Spectre Reunion 2016 Information and registration

NOTE:  You may also pay via credit card but please follow these directions

1.  Click above and  download the registration pdf form.

2.  Print form from your PC and ensure all desired items are completed in LEGIBLE PRINT Please.

3.  Double check all math and totals.

4.  Scan or even take a high quality photo of COMPLETED form

5.  Email scanned form to reunion@spectre-association.com

6.  You will be emailed an invoice to pay the total.  You DO NOT have to have a PayPal account to pay via credit card.  When invoiced, click "I do not have a PayPal account and you will be able to use a major credit card for payment.

*********************

2016 Scholarship Application (MUST be Association Member to Submit)

*********************

2016 Gunner Jack Award
Submission

 

2016 Reunion Fishing Trip Info

Fishing trip 6 hours, cost $95.00 per person includes mate tip. Can keep Red Snapper this year.

POC Duane Spencer

Duaneduane27@outlook.com

850 259.2079

We are planning for a fishing trip for Sunday during the reunion. The boat will be either the "Destiny" or "Destin Princess". Whichever boat is going out on Sunday for the 4 or 6 hour trip. The boat leaves the dock at 7:00 and the time for returning is determined by the trip length. We use the shortest day trip so we can get back to the 4 Points for the bar-b-que. The boat furnishes the rod/reel and bait. Bring the food and beverage of your choice. Fish cleaning is available after the trip, for a fee around $.50/lb.

The cost is $95.00 per person including the mates tip. This price is based on the 6 hour trip, if a 4 hour trip is taken a refund will be given. Reserve a spot soon so we can have count for reserving the spots.

POC Duane Spencer

Duaneduane27@outlook.com

***********************************************************************

 

 2015 Reunion Was AWESOME!
PHOTOS ARE HERE
or click on image below


"Spectre Spotlight"
Annual Reunion Recap and Business Report


THE 2015 REUNION...BACK HOME IN FWB!

DATES: OCT 8-11 2015

Check out how some of Scholarships have helped Spectre Families:

Spectre Association, I wanted to take the time to thank you for the scholarship donations that you have made to my three children Morgan Clayton, Richard Clayton and Natasha Clayton.

I wanted to let  you know that Morgan has gone on to graduate with two bachelor degrees and a master's degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.  Richard graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Texas in Austin.  He is now working for General Electric in their new plant in Ft. Worth Texas that manufactures train locomotives.  Natasha graduated with an RN degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and is now working at the Paris Regional Medical Center in Paris, Texas.  She is now working on her DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) degree.

Thank you again for your support that has helped my wife and I provide a good educational start to our three children.  Your scholarship program has led to some very positive results.

Respectfully,

Bill

 
  DONATIONS  We also now have the capability to take in your donations via any Major Credit card and PayPal as well.  Please contribute to help out the Spectre Association today! Click on button below to make a Donation and THANKS for supporting the Association!

If you care to contribute, please click "DONATE" AFTER you have made your total registration payment and have "Checked Out" The system handles the transaction MUCH better this method and eliminates issues.  Thanks in advance!

************************************
2014 REUNION

 

41st Annual Spectre Reunion
VEGAS BABY!!!
Oct 9-12, 2014
 

Good time had by all!
NEW:  2014 Spectre Reunion "Spotlight" 

40th Annual Spectre Reunion is OVER!  We all had a GREAT Time!
Special "Thanks" to our Good Friends at the Sheraton Four Points for their support of our Reunion as this is the 3rd Year in a row that they haven't raised prices...TRUE FRIENDS OF SPECTRE! 
THANKS AGAIN FOUR POINTS!

Special THANKS to Larry "Lil Pete" Peterson for his Reunion Donations of $3000 and $500 to the Scholarship winners.  Thanks again Lil Pete!

The winners of the Spectre Pistol Raffle were John Rockefeller and James Johnston. Photos ARE HERE!!!

Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

If you would like to share YOUR Reunion photos on the website please email me.  Thank You in advance!
-PJ Cook

SPOTLIGHT IS NOW UP!!!  CHECK IT OUT!
Pins, Chocks, Ground Wire...It is over!  GREAT Time had by all!!!
PHOTOS ARE HERE!!!


 
********************************
Oct 2012 REUNION!!!
The 39th Spectre Reunion (2012)Information
Spectre Spotlight (Reunion Newsletter)

PHOTOS ARE HERE!!!

A HUGE Thanks to our 2012 DONORS
Larry "Lil" Pete" Peterson $3000 (to enable all non-winning 2012 Scholarship Applicants to win a $500 Scholarship each!

Claude Bradshaw $224
Roger Dale $130
Lil Pete (yes, another donation) $120
Stu Jorgensen $75
Mark Gunn $25
DONATIONS
 We also now have the capability to take in your donations via any Major Credit card
and PayPal as well.  Please contribute to help out the Spectre Association today! 
Click on button below to make a Donation and THANKS for supporting the Association!

 

______________________________________

REUNION SPOTLIGHT (2011) IS HERE

Last but not least, we would like to extend a HUGE "THANK YOU" to last year's Sponsors

CORPORATE MAJOR SPONSORS:
   

GOLF TOURNEY GIFT SPONSORS:
 
 


Copyright 2008. Spectre-Association. All rights reserved.