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.


Please complete the pre-registration forms as soon as possible. Full itinerary for reunion is located at the bottom of this page.

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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Thursday 22 September 2022:

Check-in at the Duty Hut:  check-in begins at approximately 1500 and closes at 2200. Check-in POC: SSgt Gregg Stoner, Cell: 619-884-9047; Duty Hut POC: CWO3 Chip Dykes Cell:  (760) 908-2322.  Registration cost: $20 plus $10 each additional person—everyone must register to attend any of the reunion events—WRIST BANS WILL BE REQUIRED AT THE BAR.

Friday 23 September 2022:

Breakfast at the Mess Hall (Duncan Hall):  Muster at 0630 outside Duncan Hall and enter at 0640 as a group (FY: Duncan Hall closes at 0730). Free meal included with pre-registration: MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS. POC:  SSgt Gregg Stoner, Cell:  619-884-9047.  

Museum Tour:  0800-0920 (immediately following morning colors). POC:  Gregg Stoner Cell:  619-884-9047 (Free)

DI School Graduation in the Theater: 1000 – 1100 POC: SSgt Gregg Stoner, Cell:  619-884-9047. (Free)

Known Marine Memorial Ceremony: 1130 – 1200 at the Known Marine Memorial.  POC: SgtMaj Bobby Woods 760) 215-9564; SSgt Gregg Stoner (619) 884-9047.

BBQ at the Boathouse:  1300-1600. POC: GySgt Tom Donner, Cell: (619) 261-3073 Meal tickets. COST: $25 per personall attendees must also register.

Best Damned Cadence Caller In The West Contest:  Approximately 1330-1600 POC: GySgt Alan Hulett, cell: (808) 366-0199. (Free)

Duty Hut: open 0730-2200. Located near poolside at the Handlery Hotel. POC: CWO3 Chip Dykes Cell: 858-829-6782; Alternate POC: Sgt Tom Rhodes, Cell (619) 823-7723

Saturday 24 September 2022:

Duty Hut:  Open 0730-2200. Closed 1700 until banquet is over. POC: CWO3 Chip Dykes, Cell; 760-908-2322 Alternate POC: Sgt Tom Rhodes, Cell (619) 823-7723. (Free, but WRIST BANDS REQUIRED AT THE BAR.)

Golf– Inaugural R. Lee Ermy DI Reunion Classic :  River Walk Golf Course.  Check in Time: 0700 -Tee Time is 0800 .  POC: SgtMaj Ron Hoffman (760-583-7919).  
Price:  $125 per player.

Banquet:  1700 No-host Happy Hour; 1800 enter dining area. Meal tickets required-
President’s Welcome and All Member and Guest State of the Reunion Message -$65 per person. Some tables reserved. POC:  MGySgt Duane Siegmann, Cell: (760) 213-0066.  Alternate POC:  Alan Hulett, cell: (808) 366-0199.  Hawaiian Attire is appropriate. 

GOH: 1 MEF Sergeant Major, SgtMaj Peter A. Siaw.

Sunday, 25 September 2022:

Breakfast Burrito Farewell and All Member Gathering:  0800 – 0900: in the Duty Hut at the Handlery Hotel.  (Free) POC: CWO3 Chip Dykes; Cell: 760-908-2322; Alternate: SSgt Gregg Stoner, Cell:  619-884-9047