April 16 - 18, 2020
Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., Retired
His proudest accomplishment during his career: Gen. Casey's proudest accomplishment
Headquarters Hotel - Blackburn Inn
The BLACKBURN INN has been selected by the AMA Alumni Association as the new AMA Headquarters Hotel for Reunion 2020. Three alumni recently visited the hotel and were very impressed with the restoration/refurbishing of this very old and historic building and grounds located off US250 and Route 11 just south of the trestle as you go out of Staunton. They saw all the different available accommodations all furnished and detailed in modern European décor. The bathrooms are all brand new and in a European design. They were very much impressed with what they saw and in fact felt very comfortable with the atmosphere brought about by the old doors to each of the rooms and the hallways of what could have been straight jacket hall! The staff was young, bright and extremely friendly. The operation which looks to be big on technology went out of their way to make us feel welcome and at "home". There is a small but very accommodating café which offers free continental breakfast with indoor and outdoor seating. In the evenings they have a small bar in the same location that is open for business. The Reunion committee have negotiated a special $99.00 rate for a limited number of rooms which is a steal compared to other area hotels.
Check them out for yourself here
Then call soon at 1-540-712-0601 and reserve your room, as we expect them to go fast at that rate.
Attention Class of 1970
Today I received a disturbing call from another AMA brother to advise me of the sad news of the passing of another former cadet. This time it was the passing of one of our own class of 1970 brothers, Keith May. Whether Keith was a friend of yours or not it just underscores the fact that our time is soon coming to an end. Our class of 1970 is small in numbers and we have lost track of many making our group even smaller.
At Reunion 2020 On April 16,17,18, 2020 the AMA Class of 1970 will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of our graduation from Augusta Military Academy. This I am afraid may be the very last time that some of us may reunite as individuals or as an entire class. This could also be the first time some of us have seen each other since that warm June day in 1970. Whether you were a first-year cadet or a seven year lifer it is important that you be there. It doesn’t matter whether it will be your first or your 20th reunion this will certainly be your most meaningful reunion since you graduated.
The BAYONET and the Museum Newsletter will soon be sending detailed information….Don’t miss this special and unique opportunity….
APRIL 16, 17 and 18, 2020
50th Anniversary Reunion AMA Class of 1970