Rattler/Firebird Association

Rattler/Firebird 2020 Reunion Activities and Tours


Thursday, May 20 (9am-4pm) – $59.00 per person

We will spend the day at Battleship Memorial Park exploring the Battleship USS Alabama, USS Drum, and the Vietnam and Korean War Memorial Pavilion featuring many tanks, artillery, patrol boats and spy planes. The recipient of nine WWII Battle Stars. The USS Alabama saw action in the Atlantic for a year before joining the Pacific Fleet in mid-1943. There, she fought at such key locations as Leyte, the Gilbert Islands and Okinawa. After the signing of the war-ending surrender documents in September 1945, USS Alabama, or the “Mighty A”, as she was known, led the American Fleet into Tokyo Bay. You will have time to explore Battleship Memorial Park at your own pace. Lunch is included and served in the Aircraft Pavilion. Driver's license (or other government issued photo ID) required.


Friday, May 21 (10am-5pm) – $35.00 per person

The National Museum Of Naval Aviation At NAS Pensacola is one of the largest naval aviation museums in the world with more than 170 vintage aircraft, this 300,000 square foot wonder, chronicles more than nine decades of naval aviation. This is a guided tour of the museum and the historic flight line outside the museum. You may also opt to see a spectacular IMAX film on the famous Blue Angels, which are headquartered here (Note: IMAX is optional and not included in price – pay on your own if interested) Lunch will be on your own at the historic Cubi Bar Café at the museum. Driver's license (or other government issued photo ID) required.


Friday, May 21 (8p-930p) – $29.00

Join your friends at the hotel, for a hilarious, private, live theater performance of “Murder on the Battleship - the Last Show of the USO” The show bill states, “it was a real shock for everyone involved, to say the least, to see who showed up for this last extravaganza show of the USO. Anytime you get SO many famous celebrities together with only one judge, some Hollywood skeletons will surely jump out of the closet! It’s not surprising that someone winds up dead!” USO “Guests” include Elvis, Sonny & Cher, The Lennon Sisters, Tina Turner, Sammy Davis, Jr. and many more. Come help solve the crime! This is a fun night together with friends at the hotel. Note: This show is private and exclusive to reunion guests.


Saturday, May 22 (11am-3pm) – $46.00 per person

It should be a spectacular time to visit the famous Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Nowhere in world is floral beauty more concentrated than in the internationally famous gardens. Located on the riverfront land, once trod by French and Spanish colonials. This “Gardens spot of the South” is a floral wonderland. Lunch is on your own in the Magnolia Restaurant, located at the Gardens. Also included is a guided tour of the 15-room, 10,500 square-foot home built in 1935, as designed by the prominent Mobile architect, George B. Rogers.


Protect yourself from unforeseen expenses caused by illness, injury or other causes that may impact your travel plans. Tour Cancellation Insurance allows you to receive a refund of tour and banquet expenses. Please note there is a $10 per person processing fee. Cancellation Insurance expires at 11:59pm the day before the reunion begins. No refunds are given the day of the reunion (beginning at midnight), even if you purchased cancellation insurance. Should you need to cancel your reservations please contact Military Reunion Planners office immediately by calling 817-251-3551 Monday through Friday 9:00am-5:00pm CST and e-mail them at [email protected] If you did not purchase cancellation insurance please note all tour and banquet monies are refundable up until 6 weeks prior to the reunion, at that point all monies paid are non-refundable.

ALL RESERVATIONS ARE DUE BY APRIL 18, 2021. Late reservations are accepted on a space available basis with a non-refundable $15 per person late fee. Please make a copy of this information for your records. Should you need additional information call Military Reunion Planners offices Monday through Friday 9-5 CST at 817-251-3551 or email [email protected] Requests for cancellations and refunds must be made by email or in writing to MRP, P.O. Box 1588, Colleyville, TX 76034, and postmarked before the due date. No refunds will be made after this date unless you have purchased Tour Cancellation Insurance. Sorry, no refunds will be given for any reason beginning at midnight the day of your reunion. Please note there is a refund processing fee of $10 per person. For written confirmation of your cancellation please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your request to our office. Your cancelled check is your receipt as well as your proof of purchase. A $25 return fee will be charged for NSF checks. MRP will not be held liable for failure of vendors to provide contracted services or any injuries/accidents that may occur during the reunion. Tours may be cancelled if a minimum required number of reservations are not received. In this case you will be notified in advance and full refunds will be issued. Please understand that a certain amount of walking is necessary to/from the bus in order to view attractions and in some instances, to tour or explore the attraction itself. Please notify MRP of any challenges you have with walking and/or getting on a bus. Wheelchair lift buses cannot be guaranteed.


Reservations are required and should be made as early as possible. Click here for reservation information.