Photo Gallery #12: 2013 Reunion in Tucson, Arizona - 320th MMs

Our 2013 reunion in Tucson was a huge success with 22 attendees. Our hotel accommodations were at the the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort in Oro Valley. This was a beautiful facility and a truly gorgeous setting. The weather was picture perfect fall Arizona weather with temperatures in the low to mid '80s. Activities included a welcome reception, a jeep tour and dinner in the desert, a tour of the Pima Air and Space Museum, and a visit to the Mt. Lemmon Sky Center observatory. Kudos to Steve Bisel for doing such an outstanding job organizing this reunion!

Attendees at the Tucson reunion were:

  • Paul and Jan Baker
  • Steve and Pauline Bisel
  • Sam Bothern
  • Steve and Dede Carr
  • Troy and Barbara Dobbs
  • John and Linda Ging
  • Jim and Marie Jenkins
  • Steve Linebarger
  • Craig and Marilyn Meyers
  • Bob Roberts
  • Chuck and Jeanne Schabel
  • Bob Strand
  • Bill and Darlene Woodward
In front of the F-100 At the Pima Air & Space Museum
Photo & graphics by John Ging

There are 73 photos from this reunion organized into 5 galleries. Click on the tabs to view each gallery. Click on any thumbnail to view larger image and start slideshow.


The first activities in Tucson were an impromptu dinner at the hotel on Thursday night followed by a reception hosted by Steve and Pauline Bisel on Friday.

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  • Reunion Headquarters: Hilton El Conquistador Resort, Tucson
  • The beautiful grounds at the Hilton El Conquistador
  • Impromptu dinner at the hotel on Thursday night drew a good crowd
  • Friday reception - Steve Bisel, Paul Baker, Bob Strand, Dede Carr, Jan Baker (L-R)
  • Chuck Schabel and Steve Linebarger at the reception
  • Steve Bisel, Craig Meyers, Jim Jenkins, Jeanne Schabel, Paul Baker, Chuck Schabel, Marilyn Meyers (L-R)
  • Marie Jenkins, Jim Jenkins & Pauline Bisel
  • Sam Bothern & Bob Strand
  • Bob Strand: this is a good reason to improve your golf game!
  • Troy Dobbs, Bill Woodward, Steve Carr & Steve Bisel (L-R)
  • (L-R) Craig, Chuck, Woody, Bake and Jim catching up with each other
  • Steve, Sam, Bob and Troy at the reception
  • Group photo of guys. Kneeling in front: Chuck, Craig, Woody, Troy & Steve B. Standing in back: Bob R., John, Bake, Jim, Steve C., Steve L., Sam & Bob S.
  • The lady photographers: Pauline Bisel, Jan Baker, Marie Jenkins, Jeanne Schabel, Darlene Woodward, Linda Ging & Barbara Dobbs (L-R)
  • Group shot of everyone at the reception

After the reception, we gatherd for a Jeep trip with Traildust Adventures out on the desert complete with a margarita bar and a catered dinner!

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  • The Bakers and Jenkins in the jeep with Pauline Bisel riding shotgun
  • The jeep caravan on the road
  • John Ging
  • The Schabels and Meyers learning about some of the cactus on the jeep tour
  • Photo on the jeep trail
  • Marilyn, Chuck, Craig & Jeanne checking out the sagauro cactus
  • The jeep caravan arrives at our dinner location in the desert
  • Margarita time: (L-R) Craig, Bob R., Chuck, our host, Jeanne, Marilyn, & Linda
  • View of petroglyph at the dinner site
  • View of dinner camp from sunset vantage point
  • Bob Strand & Jim Jenkins
  • Our desert dinner camp just before sundown
  • Sunset on the desert from our dinner camp
  • The dinner buffet line
  • Marshmallow roasting time at the fire
  • After dinner conversation (L-R): Pauline, Marie, Barbara, Darlene, Woody, Troy, Sam and Steve C.
  • The dinner dancers: Linda Ging, Jeanne Schabel, Steve Linebarger, Chuck Schabel

Saturday, October 12 was a busy day. In the morning we toured the Pima Air and Space Museum.

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  • Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II (
  • Steve Bisel and Bill Woodward by 30mm cannon
  • Paul Baker, Sam Bothern and Bob Roberts
  • Craig Meyers, Jim Jenkins, Steve Linebarger & Steve Carr in front of SR-71A Blackbird
  • Mk-61 & Airmen: Carr, Strand, Woody, Ging, Bisel; Pauline in back
  • Woody giving a demo on the MK-61
  • The 463s pose with the MK-57 and MK-61: Troy Dobbs, Bill Woodward, Steve Bisel & Steve Carr
  • Woody repeats his Dr. Strangelove pose on the MK-61
  • On the tram to tour the outdoor exhibits: the Schabels (front) and Gings (rear)
  • Boeing NB-52A Stratofortress
  • Convair B-36 Peacemaker
  • North American F-100C Super Sabre and Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
  • The Woodwards and Schabels pose by Quonset hut in the 390th Memorial Museum
  • Marilyn Meyers, Jan Baker and Linda Ging
  • Darlene Woodward, Pauline Bisel and Jeanne Schabel
  • Steve Bisel, Steve Carr and Bill Woodward
  • Sam Bothern, Pauline Bisel and Steve Carr
  • The guys pose in front of the B-17 on display (L-R): Chuck Schabel, Craig Meyers, Sam Bothern, Paul Baker, Museum volunteer, Bill Woodward, Steve Bisel, Steve Carr, Bob Roberts & Jim Jenkins
  • The ladies pose for a shot (L-R): Marilyn Meyers, Pauline Bisel, Dede Carr, Darlene Woodward, Linda Ging, Jeanne Schabel and Marie Jenkins
  • Jim & Marie Jenkins with Bill Woodward in front of F-104
  • Steve Carr & Steve Bisel by F-100
  • The troops line up in front of the
  • Bake shows off his F-100 t-shirt

After the Pima Museum tour and lunch we convoyed up to the Mt. Lemmon Sky Center for dinner and an evening of star watching.

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  • Some of the observatories on top of Mt. Lemmon. Elevation: 9157 ft.
  • The group arrives at the observatory housing the 32-inch Schulman telescope we will be viewing
  • Troy Dobbs checking out his binoculars on Mt Lemmon
  • Learning about the telescope inside the observatory
  • Our guide explains the workings of the 32-inch telescope
  • Lineup to look through the telescope
  • The group gathers for sunset on Mt. Lemmon
  • Sunset on Mt. Lemmon
  • Sunset lighting (L-R): Steve Carr, Bill Woodward, Jim & Marie Jenkins & Paul Baker
  • Bob Roberts, Linda Ging, Jan Baker and John Ging catch the last rays of the day
  • Twilight time after sunset
  • Nice shot of the 32-inch Schulman telescope

On Sunday we gathered for a farewell breakfast followed by a debriefing session by the hotel pool.

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  • Sunday breakfast group photo
  • On Sunday we gathered for a debriefing by the pool after breakfast
  • The ladies photo op at the debriefing
  • Bob Strand and Paul Baker
  • Jim Jenkins and Chuck Schabel relax by the pool
  • Time to start planning for the next reunion!