50th Anniversary Schedule of Events

    1st Ranger Battalion 50th Anniversary Celebration. Schedule 6-10 March

     6 March – Wednesday: 1400-2100 (T): Icebreaker 1400-2000 Registration opens. American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Avenue, Thunderbolt S5 Store located @ American Legion Post 184.

     7 March – Thursday: 1000-1500 – Banner Day Events Open House-Tours-Static Display of equipment @ 1/75 1200-1400-BBQ Lunch in BN area 1600- 2400 Hospitality – (Tentative) Tailgate Sports Bar and Grill, 11215 Abercorn St #2, Savannah, GA 31419/American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Avenue, Thunderbolt, Ga Open night Veterans – Company Events ***S5 Store will be open during Bn events

    8 March – Friday Golf: Ranger Buddies coordinate with each other to set up tee times. Please let your unit rep know if interested in golf. Weapons Firing: CSM (Ret) Rick Merritt will set up an event off post if there is enough interest. Please let your unit rep know if interested in weapons firing. (T) 1730-Until End Ranger Ball & 50th Anniversary Ceremony highlighting unique accomplishments. The ball and ceremony will be held at the Savannah Convention Center. Guest Speaker TBA Saturday,

    9 March: 0900-1500 Open Time/(T) Tours 1700-2300: Outdoor concert at (Family Field across from Bn HQs). Talent from the local area. This is a great time to have Rangers from all eras to get together and have some fun. Lawn chairs and blankets on the ground; best to bring your own. Saturday, 9 March Continued: 1700-2200 – Food Trucks/Leopolds Ice Cream 1700-1900 – Chain Reaction Band 1900-2300 – Michael Stacey Band

    Hotel Information and Room rates: We will have updated contracts with the following hotels and POCs when contracts are completed . *

    **The Fairfield Inn& Suites Marriott. Midtown on Abercorn– Rates: Rate between $164.00 – 194.00 + taxes. $12 per night for parking. Code: RBRS (888)-236-2427 Room Block Dates: March 6-10, 2024 Cutoff Date to Book: 6 Feb 2024 They will block off 30 rooms for us. Rates will vary depending on the type of room (King vs 2 x Queen).

     ***IHG HAAF – Rate: Retiree rate at $139 plus tax per night. Code: Ranger’s Reunion. The cutoff date to book these rooms is being updated and more to follow. Guests should make their reservation with the front desk by dialing 912-355-1060 x 0, which is available 24/7. Point of Contact is Juli ***Westin is doing rooms only for Friday and Saturday. Rate: 265.00 + tax Code: 50th Anniversary Ranger Group (912)201-2000 Note: This is near to where the Savannah Convention Center and Ranger Ball will be held

    ***Hilton Garden West Bay Street – Rates: Wed & Thur 6-7 Mar: $239.00 + taxes. Fri and Sat 8-9 Mar: $319.00+ taxes. Valet charge each night is $45. No self-parking is available for this property. Code: To make reservations, call (912) 790-7000 andmention Group Name: 1st Ranger Battalion or Group Code: FRB. NOTE: Best to book here for Wed and Thursday and move to Weston Hotel for Fri and Saturday due to rates.


    Leader/Coordinators Here are the company POCs to contact if planning on attending. Please contact them so we can have an accurate number and if planning on staying for the banquet.

     A Co Rick Barela ​​rangerlogspt@hotmail.comDave Weinberg ​​weinburg.david@me.com Ben Stolba​​b.stolba2000@yahoo.com

     B Co Bryan Staggs​​bstaggs175@gmail.com

     C Co James Spencer​​james.r.spencer@gmail.com Marty Martinson​​matthewmartinson75@gmail.com Mike Wagers​​mikew31907@yahoo.com Duke Durkan​​Brendan.j.durkan@gmail.com Jim Griffin​​griffj70@aol.com

     HHC Joe Davis​​davidjoe1109@aol.com Ken Turner​​kennethturner@comcast.com Richard Negrete​​rnegrete75@gmail.com This Itinerary is a preliminary itinerary and more events may be added. Check back for updates.