Reunion Information

2019 reunion location set

The 15th Medical Battalion Association will hold their next reunion in San Antonio, TX from 3-7 Apr 19. Our host hotel will be the Holiday Inn Market Square where we have a very generous contract. The hotel is providing a complimentary welcome reception on Wednesday evening, 3 Apr 19 (1700-1800) to include beer, wine, soft drinks, water and chef’s choice of 1 hot and 1 cold hors d ‘oeuvres selection. The room rate will be $99/night, which includes a complimentary hot buffet breakfast each day with each room and we'll have our own private breakfast room.

 

Hotel Reservations

Reservations are now open by calling 1-888-615-0725 and using group code MBA. This code may be used online as well at www.holidayinn.com/sat-downtown . If you require a handicap room you may view available rooms by clicking the box next to the wheelchair icon, which is just above and right of the first standard room availability.

Holiday Inn Market Square

The hotel is three blocks from San Antonio Market Square (old Mexican market) and famous Mexican restaurants, six blocks from the Riverwalk, and 10 blocks from the Alamo, a five-minute walk. We will also have a complimentary shuttle van that will bring folks anywhere in the city and then pick them up when called during the hours of 1500-2100.

During the day and evening we will receive a 20% discount on meals in the hotel restaurant as well as in the lounge.


Ground Transportation From SAT

SuperShuttle will provide airport rides to and from San Antonio International Airport (SAT) to any address in the Greater San Antonio area and beyond with service operating 24 hours daily. SuperShuttle fares are flat rate with downtown shared-ride service at $15 one way/$28 round-trip.

Rideshare - Approved rideshare services (or ride-hailing or ride-booking service companies) meet customers on the outer commercial curbside lower level Terminal A. Typical rideshare fees from SAT to the hotel is $18.00 one way.

Taxi Service - Available at the outer commercial curbside at Terminal A. Fare to San Antonio downtown areas start at $29 (U.S.) per taxicab. (Up to 6 may share a cab, if both luggage and passengers fit safely.)


Group Tours and Events

You will have the opportunity to join four group tours during the reunion. Two tours will be offered each afternoon. Registration for the tours will come soon.

Thursday Afternoon Tour One - The Airmen's Museum & Historic Aircraft on Lackland AFB. It displays 43 preserved American military aircraft, mostly outdoors.
Besides the collection of Cold War era aircraft common to many U.S. base museums, the Lackland facility is home to an unusual number of rare machines from the World War II and immediate postwar era, including a Boeing B-17, North American F-82, Republic P-47N, and North American P-51H. We will carpool the 10-minute drive from the hotel to Lackland AFB. Tour takes 1-1 1/2 and will be indoors and outdoors. Group will leave the hotel at 1300. Cost: Free.

Thursday Afternoon Tour Two - San Antonio Sightseeing Segway tour is geared towards gliding around downtown as your local guide highlights the incredible architecture of our city, famous landmarks such as the Alamo, and other scenic and historical areas of downtown San Antonio. Minimum age is 14-years-old and minimum weight requirement is 100 pounds. Maximum weight of 275 pounds. Guests should be able to climb stairs without assistance and stand for at least 1 hour. Guests will be provided with a helmet and receive group Segway training as well as individual training. Segway tour is approximately 90 minutes in length including training. Group will leave hotel at 1330. Cost: $49/person.

Friday Afternoon Tour One - US Medical Department Museum on Fort Sam Houston. The AMEDD Museum campus occupies 7 acres of grounds, including the main museum building, a covered, restored hospital train car, and two pergolas, one containing modern wheeled ambulances and one containing helicopters. A Medal of Honor Walk recognizes the 50 Medal of Honor recipients from the U.S. Army Medical Department. Self-guided tour usually takes 1 hour. Group will leave hotel at 1300 and carpool the 15-minute drive to Fort San Houston. Cost: Free.

Friday Afternoon Tour Two - iFLY is indoor free-fall parachuting in a wind tunnel where the dream of flight becomes a reality. You’ll fall in love with the sensation & the freedom that comes with floating on air and when you do, Your instructor will lead you into the Flight Chamber and assist you while entering, flying, and exiting. Remember what you learned during training to help achieve proper technique. The iFLY experience, from check-in to check out, Participants must by 260 pounds or less and lasts roughly 1.5 – 2 hours. Cost: $60/person.

 

Thursday night's get-together will be at the County Line BBQ located in downtown San Antonio on the historic River Walk. It's a great place to enjoy a plate of legendary Texas bar-b-q and an ice cold beer or margarita. The County Line River Walk features an awesome river side patio and open-air bar. Inside the funky Texas roadhouse atmosphere will make you feel like you've wandered out into the Texas Hill Country. Come'n gettcha some real Texas BBQ!

Friday evening will be a get-together at Mi Tierra, the famous Mexican restaurants at El Mercado – or Market Square. Mi Tierra, in the heart of San Antonio’s historic has become a downtown Tex-Mex staple for tourists, locals, and visiting celebrities alike, drawing families to celebrate birthdays, or mourn the death of a loved one. Mi Tierra dishes up breakfast specials such as chilaquiles famosos, steak and eggs, and huevos a la mexicana for breakfast, plus tacos, beef enchiladas and chalupas for lunch and dinner. There's a full bar with margaritas, beer and wine. Mi Tierra often hosts live musicians to create a fun dining experience.

Moving from one location to another downtown is really easy if you have registered with one of the electric scooter companies. For instance, Bird gives you access to 1,000 shared personal electric vehicles (scooters) that may be picked up and dropped off anywhere. Use Bird for your commute, with friends, or simply just to spread your wings and get some fresh air!
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* Download the Bird App
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Check back periodically and look for updates as they occur. You can start now lining up your daily wear of t-shirts and shorts because it's almost a safe bet that San Antonio won't have snow that time of year!! In most years, San Antonio averages a daily maximum temperature for April between 78 and 83 degrees Fahrenheit (25 to 29 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 55 and 62 °F (13 to 16 °C). So pass the word and all y'all come down and have a blast!

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