Courage Conquers!

For All Veterans who ever served in the 37th Tank Battalion or any of the 37th Armor Battalions: 1-37 Armor, 2-37 Armor, 3-37 Armor and 4-37 Armor.  From Germany to Fort Riley… we made the difference. Courage Conquers!

2024 Operation Home Coming II OPORD


All 37th Armored Regiment Alumni are alerted to begin planning and preparation for maximum participation in OPERATION HOMECOMING II, the 28th Annual Reunion of regimental alumni. Reconnaissance efforts confirm that El Paso Texas provides an exceptional location for reunion activities.


37th Armored Regiment Alumni deploy and conduct OPERATION Homecoming II, from 27-30 June, 2024, vicinity El Paso, Texas in order to foster camaraderie, honor alumni members and advance the heritage of the regiment.


a. Honorary Regimental Commander’s Intent: Success for this reunion is connecting with, spending time and honoring the alumni of the 37th Armored Regiment–The Army’s Best Armored Regiment. Special events include presenting National Regimental plaques to both active battalions and sponsoring both lunch and a Regimental Sports competition between the two battalions. At end-state, we will have executed a safe and fun reunion event that strengthens alumni connection with each other and the 37th Armored Regiment.

b. Concept of the Operation: This operation is conducted in three phases

i. Phase 1: Pre-Deployment Activities: Alumni are encouraged to register and make travel and lodging arrangements for the reunion in El Paso, Texas ASAP. Registration for the reunion closes NLT May 30, 2024. See coordinating instructions for specific reunion and hotel registration sites.

ii. Phase 2: Deployment and Execution:
-26 JUN (D-1): ADVON Arrives and establishes AA Abrams (Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel)
-27 JUN (D-Day):
0001-1800: Alumni individually deploy to AA Abrams (Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel) 1300-1800: Reunion Check-In vicinity Woodlands Ballroom
1700-2100: Rally Point Social bar: Woodlands Ballroom, hors d’oeuvres will served and a cash bar will be available. If a full dinner is desired it will be on your own at the hotel or a local restaurant
*1800: Uncase Reunion Colors/Official Opening of Reunion
1300-2100: Silent Auction Item Viewing vicinity Woodlands Ballroom
-28 June (D+1): Breakfast in Hotel
0830: Depart Hotel for FT Bliss
0900-1030: 2-37 AR for National Regimental Plaque presentation and a series of Soldier and equipment demonstrations.
1030-1200: 1-37 AR for National Regimental Plaque presentation and a series of Soldier and equipment demonstrations.
1200-1600: Move to a location TBD for lunch with Soldiers and Regimental Sports competition.
1600-1645: Regimental Awards presentations. Guest Speaker and Battalion Commanders address the regiment. *Guest Speaker: TBD
1645: Return to the hotel.
1700: Dinner on your own.
1800-UTC: Alumni Socializing (Magnim’s Restaurant and Lounge in the hotel)
-29 June (D+2): Breakfast on own in hotel
0900-1600: Excursion Option #1: White Sands National Park Cost $99 Group transportation to and from White Sands National Park. Stop at the visitors center before heading off to the Yucca Picnic area for an included box lunch. Then move over to the Interdune Boardwalk for sightseeing activities and walking/hiking.
1030-1630: Excursion Option #2: El Paso Brewery tasting and tour Cost: $49 Experience two of El Paso’s very own Breweries. The DeadBeach Brewery is one of El Paso’s most successful local breweries and a local favorite. The company has just moved into a beautiful new location and opened a restaurant to match. Three Missions Brewery is a micro-Brewery in the valley. Delicious beer in a historical building that has been rehabbed. Food trucks with local cuisine will be available. We will spend two hours at each. Depending on the number of people that sign up, we may expand to include Mountain Star Brewery. Just as good as the first two and could have easily been chosen as number two. Expect a great time as we sample the local beers and chat up old times. Group transportation to and from the breweries is included in the cost of this excursion. Purchasing both beer and food is up to the individual.
1700-2100: Mission Complete Social (Magnim’s Restaurant and Lounge), Dinner on own
*1800 Case Reunion Colors/Official Close of Reunion

iii. Phase 3: Redeployment: 30 June (D+3):
0001-2400: Alumni redeploy to Home Station.

B. OPORD to be published NLT 15 March, 2024 (see link below)

C. Registration opens 15 March 2024. Registration closes on 30 May 2024.

Service Support:

A. Assembly Area Location: The Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel. 2027 Airway Boulevard, El Paso, TX, 79925
i. Contact #: 915-778-4241 to make a reservation with Front Desk
ii. Mention 37TH Armor Alumni Room Block or Block Code # 062724ARM to receive rate
iii. Last day to reserve is June 6th, 2024
iv. You can also reserve online; Click here to benefit from the Reunion Discounted rates

*Please reserve your room ASAP due to limited supply!!

B. Hotel accommodations includes complimentary breakfast

C. Class 1 and Class 6 available onsite as well as high speed internet

Command and Signal:

Updates and reunion information will be transmitted on this 37th Armored Regiment Alumni Website and Alumni Social Media platforms.

More details are available in the OPORD; read the full OPORD here.

37th Armor Monument

Join us in leaving a Legacy for the 37th Regiment at the Patton Park Memorial Trail.

Learn More – Donate a Brick- Click Here

Regimental Classroom Fundraising Campaign

Alumni Mentorship Program

Establish the 37th Alumni Mentorship Program to provide ongoing transition and career support to all 37th Armor veterans during transition and throughout all phases of their civilian careers.

Connect and leverage the broad experience, skills and professional networks of the 37th Armor alumni to maximize the career opportunities for 37th Armor veterans. Success is an active alumni network with alumni and fundraising resources that enable 37th Armor veterans to fully utilize their skills and abilities in the civilian workforce.

Concept of the Operation:
37th Alumni Mentorship Program Organizing Framework: The 37th Alumni organizes to provide specialized support to veterans in the following general categories:

  • Chalk 1 Junior Enlisted and Officers
  • Chalk 2 Mid-level NCOs and Officers
  • Chalk 3 Retired NCOs and Officers

If you are about to transition from the military, the very first thing you should do is create a LinkedIn profile and request to join the 37th Armored Alumni Association group on LinkedIn.