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Thursday, August 13
National Museum of the U. S. Air Force

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The Thursday tour will be a trip to the National Museum of the United States Air Force located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio. It is the service's national institution for preserving and presenting the Air Force story. The museum is the world's largest and oldest military aviation museum featuring more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles on display amid more than 17 acres of indoor exhibit space. Thousands of personal artifacts, photographs and documents further highlight the people and events that comprise the Air Force storyline, from the beginnings of military flight to today's war on terrorism.

The trip gets underway at 8:00 a.m. and departs the museum at 3:00 p.m. (returning around 5:00 p.m.) The cost includes coach transportation to and from the museum. Admission to the main part of the museum is free. There is a 3D movie and flight simulator, which are optional and would be the responsibility of those wishing to do so. Lunch will be on our own in the museum cafeteria.

Cost: $35 per person

Friday, August 14
President’s Banquet and 2014 Cachet Award Winners

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The main social event of the convention begins at 7:00 p.m. and runs until 10:00 p.m. – plenty of time to enjoy good company and good food. The event begins with a no-host cash bar and the annual 50/50 raffle ticket sales. Then you can enjoy the Little Italy Buffet with your choice of three entrées:
  • chicken piccata with wild mushrooms
  • grilled Italian sausage with pepper and onions
  • grilled swordfish with olives, artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes
We can accommodate special dietary needs if you identify your requirements by June 30.

Dinner includes minestrone soup served with grated parmigiano-reggiano, rigatoni pasta salad with pesto vinaigrette, classic caesar salad, fresh linguini with a red clam sauce, garlic and rustic Italian breads, assorted mini cannoli’s, and prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe. Iced tea and regular and decaffeinated coffee also will be served.

After dinner we’ll make presentations to the winners of the Cachetmakers’ Contest while images of winning cachets are projected on a large screen as award categories are announced.

Cost: $60 per person

Saturday, August 15
Night Owl Party

Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. is your opportunity to buy FDCs directly from cachetmakers (No entrance fee).

After you browse and shop at the Night Owl bourse, stay up a little longer for a late-evening Night Owl party. Enjoy a variety of foods, including pizza, hot dogs, sliders, and soup.
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Cost: $40 per person

Sunday, August 16
Dinner at Schmidt's in the German Village

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After Americover is over, join your fellow AFDCSers for a fine dining treat at Schmidt's restaurant just south of downtown Columbus in the historic German Village area. The motorcoach will pick us up at 5:30 p.m. to take us to the restaurant, where we will have a private room for a traditional German buffet. We depart the restaurant at 8:30 p.m. to return back to the Doubletree. The cost for this event includes the buffet, tax and gratuity, and transportation to and from the restaurant.

Cost: $50 per person

Please Make a Donation

Please make a donation to one or more of the Americover funds and help the show be a success. Consider becoming one of our AFDCS distinguished "Guiding Lights" by contributing to the Beacon Fund. Your donation of $100 or more allows the convention committee to make a good show even better, without fear of running over budget. Beacon members receive a distinctive engraved name badge to show appreciation for their extra support. Make your Beacon Fund donation before the June 30 deadline in order to get the special badge.

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