VX / VXE-6

VX/VXE-6 Reunion and Registration Information

19-22 May 2011

Fort Mitchell, Kentucky

You are cordially invited to join us for the VXE-6 2010 reunion in Fort Mitchell, KY.

The idea of a reunion has been talked about over the years by various parties, and small reunions may have taken place but not at this level.  A few of us have decided it was time to get as many 6er’s together as possible for one big fling.  We are certain that we have chosen a place that is not only reasonable in this economy, but hopefully exceeds everyone’s expectations for an outstanding time by all.  Our first priority is to ensure that your visit is a memorable, safe and happy one, as well as to reunite you with old shipmates and to make new ones.  I apologize in advance if you receive more than one of these mailings.  We have many different sources that could duplicate this e-mail.  Please help spread the word, there were over 3500 personnel assigned to VXE-6 during its history and we only have around 700 that have been contacted.

Date:           Thursday, 19 May through Sunday, 22 May 2011


Location:   Drawbridge Inn and Convention Center        Website:  www.drawbridgehotel.com

                     2477 Royal Drive                                                

                     Fort Mitchell, KY  41017                                      Reservations:  (859) 341-2800

When making reservations inform the hotel you are part of the VXE-6 reunion.

Closest airports:  Greater Cincinnati 8 Miles

Registration Fee:

$75.00 per person.  This includes the Banquet with dinner and dance, hospitality room, and welcome aboard package, as well as the Friday Night Cocktail party. 

Point of contact:

Joe Hollern (614-906-6289)


Mailing Address:

VXE-6 2011 Reunion

ico Joe Hollern

556 Liberty LN

Westerville, Ohio  43081




2011 Reunion at the Drawbridge Inn

Ft Mitchell, KY


Schedule of Events

Thursday         19 MAY 2011

1300-1800       Early Bird Check-in and Reunion Registration

1900-2300       Meet and Greet cash bar.


Friday               22 MAY 2011

0700-1300       * Golf tournament

1300-1900       Check in and reunion registration

1900-2300       Welcome aboard party

                        Cash Bar – light hot d’oeuvres – entertainment


Saturday          21 MAY 2011  

0800-1700       ** various tours of your choosing.

1800-2359       REUNION – An evening of socializing, cocktails, eating and dancing

                        Dinner at 1900, followed by music and a dance


Guest Speaker – To be Determined


Sunday            22 MAY 2011

0700-1100       Hugs and Farewells




The Hospitality Suite (open noon to 2359 on the 19th, 0800 to 2359 on the 20th and 21st) , The Squadron Store, and the Reunion Registration desk will be open at selected times (posted on arrival) throughout the reunion. 

The price for the hotel is $82.00 day, and that room rate is good from 3 days prior to 3 days after the reunion for anyone wanting to arrive early or depart late and have an extended vacation.  There are also a limited number of suites available at $125.00 and $150.00 a day. 

All the rooms have a 4-cup coffee maker in them and there will be additional coffee with filters available at the Squadron Hospitality Suite. 

** For all golfers:  I will be putting together a golf tourney.  If you are interested, please let me know soon (prior to December) so I can get the list and a course reserved.  If anyone has ideas on this please share.



Registration Form


VXE-6 2011 Reunion

19-22 May 2011


Member:                                                     Nametag to read:




Phone:                                                        Email: 


Spouse/Guest:                                             Nametag to read:


Number of people attending         at $75.00 per attendee                                  $

Mail the registration form with a check or money order to VXE-6 2011 Reunion ico Joe Hollern 556 Liberty Ln. Westerville, Ohio.  Make the checks payable to Joe Hollern.  Please include your e-mail address on the form as to when it is received your will be emailed back a confirmation number for each member and guest that are attending. Refunds:  If at a later date you cannot attend, refunds will be issued up to 13 May.  Suits are not required nor desired for the dinner and dance, but decent attire is.

I am hoping to put together a reunion book of some type.  If you do not desire to be included or want your address or e-mail left out, please annotate on the form.

Notes about the hotel

Please Read

There are 200 rooms reserved for the reunion until 1 February 2011.  I would advise you to get your reservations in early.  If we fill the 200 rooms early the hotel will release another block of 50 for the reunion and so on as more shipmates can come at that price.  At present there are over 300 people interested in attending. 

The price for the room is the same for 1 to 4 people, but there are a limited number of rooms that have 2 double beds so book early if you and another person plan on sharing the cost.  

If there is a problem and you cannot attend the reunion, you can cancel up to the 18th of May.



Reunion Menu

Saturday 21 May 1900 hours

Hand Carved Medallions of Beef Tenderloin

Breast of Chicken over Rice with Mushroom Gravy

Rosemary Quartered Potatoes

Steamed Vegetable Medley

House Salad

Dinner Rolls and Butter

House Dessert

Coffee, Tea and Soft Drinks

If there is anyone requiring a special diet, please get with me prior to 1 May so I can arrange to have the proper food prepared.



Hors d’oeuvre Buffet

Friday 20 May 1900-2100 hours

Includes hot and cold meat, seasonal fruit, Cheeses and fresh Garden Vegetables with Creamy Dip


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The Drawbridge is conveniently located on I-75/I-71, just 5 miles south of downtown Cincinnati and 8 miles northeast of the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, a Delta Airlines Hub. 


The Drawbridge offers over 900 free parking spaces.  Regularly scheduled, complimentary airport shuttle service is also provided to arriving and departing hotel guests.


The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) provides hourly transportation at a nominal charge (currently $1.00 per trip) to Covington Landing and to Downtown Cincinnati, Monday through Friday.  This service provides easy access to the Southbank Shuttle, which currently stops at area attractions along the river in Kentucky and Ohio.


The Drawbridge presently offers 382 fully equipped guestrooms, which offer a residential look and amenities, creating comfort and a feeling of home.  


Complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast – Open 6am-10am Monday through Friday, and open 7am-11am Saturday and Sunday.

Josh’s Taverne and Grille – Enjoy comfortable, casual dining with hearty meals and a friendly staff. The warm wood and open environment offer the perfect place to sip your brew, catch up on the latest sports and news, or share fish and chips with the ol’ chaps.  Josh’s Taverne and Grille serves lunch and dinner from 11:30am to 11:00pm Monday through Thursday, 11:30am – 1:00am on Friday, 1:00pm to 1:00am Saturday and 1:00pm to 10:00pm Sunday.

Happy Hour is Monday through Friday 4:00-7:00pm.



The Crossbow Taverne – the area’s hottest night club is located off the main lobby. Enjoy your favorite beverage with old and new friends and our DJ’s variety of music for your listening and dancing pleasure.  Open Friday and Saturday from 8:00pm – 2:00 am. 



The Drawbridge provides high-speed internet access to all guest rooms and meeting spaces.  This service is provided complimentary to all hotel guests. 



Recreation takes many forms at the Drawbridge.  They have two (2) swimming pools, one heated indoor pool and one large outdoor pool.  In addition, the Drawbridge offers sandlot volleyball, an exercise room and sauna, along with a children’s play area.  The hotel also provides a gift shop, barbershop and shoe shine service.



         The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center celebrates courage, cooperation and perseverance.  Check out their website at www.undergroundrailroad.org  

         Hofbrauhaus offers German cuisine and Bavarian entertainment – check out their website at www.hofbrauhausnewport.com

         Newport on the Levee (Shopping, Restaurants & Entertainment Complex) – check out their website at www.newportonthelevee.com

         Newport Aquarium and IMAX Theater – check out their website at www.newportaquarium.co

         Great American Ballpark, Home of the Cincinnati Reds – check out their website at www.cincinnatireds.com

         Hollywood Casino – check out their website at www.hollywoodindiana.com

         Turfway Park (Horse Race Track) – check out their website for live racing days and dates www.turfway.com

         Union Terminal (including the Cincinnati Museum Center, the Children’s Museum and the Omnimax Theater) – check out their website at www.cincymuseum.org (visit website for current exhibits and pricing). 

         www.nkysports.com/GolfCoursesIndex.asp for local Golf Course locations and pricing, and to book tee times. 

         Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens – check out their website at www.cincyzoo.org


Discount Tickets for the following are available at the Front Desk of the hotel and can be charged to your room; this is current pricing and subject to change:   

       Newport Aquarium – Adults - $20.00                 Creation Museum – Adults - $17.95

      Freedom Center – Adults - $10.00                      Cincinnati Zoo – Adults - $10.25


General Notes

1.  It is very important that you get your hotel reservations in early so we can track the rooms and ask for additional if we need to.  There are 2 more hotels in the area that we are hoping to use as a standby if this hotel is booked to capacity.  If you desire more information about a certain tour, let me know and I’ll start a list to see if there are enough people interested to form a group.

2.  I highly recommend the Newport aquarium as a tour. 

3.  Shuttle service is provided from the airport to the hotel at no charge.  Let me know your arrival time and airlines and I’ll have a shuttle at the airport waiting for you.

4.  The main reason I am sending this out 9 months in advance is that some members need to schedule vacations before the first of the year with their employer. 

5.  If you plan on attending 90% + please e-mail me so I can start a master list to keep track of the total number of people attending.  Like I said earlier if you need to cancel at a later date for any reason, that’s OK, I just want to make sure that all that are attending will have little or 0 problems.

6.  The Hospitality room will be open for extended hours throughout the day 8am to 2359 to just meet and greet. If you desire to bring a drink that’s ok too.

Thanks, and hope to see you all there

Joe Hollern