The United States Air Force
553rd Reconnaissance Wing
Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base
Upcoming 553rd Reconnaissance Wing, Batcat Reunions

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Upcoming Reunion area added 08/29/09, Last updated 01/11/17

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The 553rd Reconnaissance Wing - Batcat Reunion
is the 50th Anniversary of Batcat activation
reunion will take place in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma from
Thursday September 28 through Sunday October 1, 2017

Brigadier General Charlie Bishop Retired will be a guest speaker at the reunion
Charlie Bishop was a CICO with the 553rd Recon Wing and he was also
chief of the wing's Combat Intelligence Standardization and Evaluation Section

ALL who served with the 553rd Reconnaissance Wing, Batcat, and their families,
as well as family members of those who died while at Korat, or have passed
away since returning from Korat are encouraged to attend.

Click here to view the 553rd Reconnaissance Wing - Batcat Flyer with details.

Dates are Thursday September 28 through Sunday October 1, 2017.
Registration fee is $125 per attendee.
The itinerary is being formalized with the following included:
Welcoming Package with Name Badge, Itinerary
List of Attendees, & Local Information
Saturday Sept. 30 Banquet Dinner & Program Saturday night at the hotel
Hospitality Room stocked with snacks & beverages
Two optional tours are being offerred at additional cost:
Optional tour of Tinker AFB ($42.00 added cost per person payable at registration)
Optional National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum tour ($30 added cost per person payable at registration)

The official hotel for the 2017 Batcat reunion is the
Wyndham Garden Oklahoma City Airport
2101 South Meridian Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Telephone 405-685-4000
FAX 405-681-3941

Each individual is required to make their own reservations with the hotel, and are responsible for hotel room cost and other misceleanous hotel expenses.

To make reservations telephone the hotel at 405-685-4000, ask for reservations. Be certain to tell reservations you are part of the "553rd Recon Wing Reunion" to get the group room rate of $99 per night plus tax. Complimentary Airport Shuttle and free parking for guests.

To attend everyone MUST complete the registration form. Registration allows you to choose the entree you desire for the Banquet, and select the optional tours you wish to take. Click here to view the 553rd Reconnaissance Wing - Batcat Registration Form. This is a PDF form which can be filled in using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

The Reunion Brat
16817 Mountainside Drive E.
Greenwater, WA 98022

Confirmation of Registration and Itinerary will be sent out by August 31, 2017.

Further information about the 50th Batcat reunion is also available on Facebook.

If you have any questions contact Cliff Jensen and Trish Blanton (The Reunion Brat) via email at and NOTE Cliff Jensen is scheduled to be away until the end of February 2017 and unavailable.

This 2017 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 553rd Reconnaissance Wing Batcat 50th reunion information first added 12/21/15, Last updated 01/11/17.

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Completed 553rd Reconnaissance Wing, Batcat
Reunions and other Get Togethers

Click here for COMPLETED reunions which the 553rd Reconnaissance Wing, Batcat has participated in.

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