The Reunion will be held from Thursday, 22 September through Sunday, 25 September.  Our base of operations will be the Handlery Hotel in Mission Valley. Our reserved  block of rooms will run $129 a night plus tax and parking. Parking is $13 per day for overnight guests, $5 for daytime/Banquet guests. Room reservations may be made by calling 619-298-0511 or 800-6567.  Members must reference that they are with the 35th Annual West Coast DI Association when making their reservations.  Rooms must be reserved prior to 23 August! After that date the rooms will be offered at regular room rates.


Thursday, 22 September:  Check-in at the Duty Hut at the Handlery Hotel in Mission Valley. There will be a variety of food items to munch on as well as beverages.  This is a great time to renew old friendships and start with new ones.  Registration is $20 per member and $10 for each guest.

Friday, 23 September:  Multiple events are shown below:

0615 – 0720:  Breakfast at the mess hall (Duncan Hall).  This is free to all pre-registered.  There will be a guest speaker from the Regiment.  This is the time to get chow hall meals (I can hardly wait for more SOS!).

0745 – 0820:  CG’s Color Ceremony at Building 31.  This is another free event that also includes being serenaded by Marine Band San Diego.

0830 – 0930:  Movement to Receiving Barracks to get a first-hand tour of that facility.  Relive those first moments of standing on the yellow footprints and the urgency of the receiving drill instructors.

0930 – 1100:  Movement to the WCDIA bleachers on the grinder to witness a company graduation parade. It never gets old!

1230 – 1600:  Barbeque at the boathouse.  There is a $25 charge for each person, but active DIs eat free (we take care of our DI’s!).

1600 – 2200:  Back to the Duty Hut for more revelry and storytelling. We have to respect the other guests at the hotel, so let’s keep the noise down to a dull roar.

Saturday, 24 September:  Another day of multiple events:

0800 – 0900:  All member meeting at the Handlery Hotel.

0900 – 1500:  Member golf tournament.  This is only $125 per player and competition is sure to be great.  Price includes goodies, a sack lunch, and a really good time.

0900 – 1600:  Member free time for those that don’t golf.  Two major shopping centers are only minutes away.  Sea World and the San Diego Zoo are also just around the corner.  Of course there is always just a relaxing day sitting by the Handlery’s splendid pool.

1700 – 1800:  No-host Cocktail hour at the Handlery.  Hawaiian attire is appropriate.

1800 – 2100:  Banquet at the Handlery.  Cost is $60 per person and includes a really great buffet with lot’s of choices.  Deserts are included.  We will hold a silent auction and also a live auction—both auctions feature fabulous items, many of which were formerly SgtMaj Leland D. ‘Crow” Crawfords treasures.

Sunday, 25 September:  Our last event is our “Burrito Breakfast Farewell” at the Duty Hut.  It’s time to say goodbye and start making plans for the upcoming year.

Please complete the pre-registration forms as soon as possible. 

Mail to:  West Coast DI Association, PO Box 400084, San Diego, CA 92140 (Don’t Forget your to include your Check)

Two ways to Pay: Online or by snail mail with Check or Money Order. 

To pay by snail mail: Print and fill out registration form, total your cost including registration fee, Add you check or money order and Mail to West Coast DI Association, PO Box 400084, San Diego, CA 92140

If you cannot make it to the Reunion donations are always welcome at or send by check.

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