Iowa State University Alumni Association

Air Force ROTC 70th Anniversary Celebration

September 1-2, 2017

Iowa State’s Air Force ROTC Program invites you to help celebrate the 70th anniversary of Air Force ROTC nationwide during Labor Day weekend. To be added to the contact list, email Chelsea Trowbridge at Registration will open in July.

Hotel Blocks

Mention Air Force ROTC at all hotels for block rates:

Gateway Hotel & Conference Center
2100 Green Hills Drive; Ames, IA  50014
Call (800) 367-2637
Room block expires Aug. 11.

Country Inn & Suites
2605 SE 16th St.; Ames, IA 50010
Call (515) 233-3935
Room block expires Aug. 1.

Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center at ISU
2609 University Blvd; Ames, IA 50010
Call (515) 268-8808
Room block expires Aug. 1.

The Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau also provides a list of local hotels and bed and breakfasts in the Ames area on its website.

Planned Activities

  • Welcome Social
    Friday, Sept. 1 at 5 p.m.
    Veenker Memorial Golf Course, Iowa State University
    2916 Veenker Drive, Ames, IA 50011
    Food and drink provided. Cash bar.
    If you are interested in playing golf before or after the social rates are available at
  • 70th Anniversary Tailgate
    Saturday, Sept. 2, two hours prior to kickoff (TBD)
    ISU Alumni Center West Lawn
    420 Beach Ave, Ames, IA 50011
    Catered by Hickory Park.

  • ISU vs. Northern Iowa Football Game
    Saturday, Sept. 2, time TBD
    Jack Trice Stadium
    Tickets to the game will be available for purchase when registration opens in early July.

  • Tour at the ISU Armory
    Saturday, Sept. 2; will be scheduled based on game time
    2519 Osborn Dr., Ames, IA 50011
    Refreshments will be provided.


Free parking is available at Veenker Memorial Golf Course and at the ISU Armory on Saturday and Sunday.

Reserved parking will not be available for the football game. Standard event parking regulations will be enforced in all areas around Jack Trice Stadium and Hilton Coliseum, including at the ISU Alumni Center. As details for the reunion weekend are finalized, more information regarding parking will be available. A shuttle will be available to transport attendees from the Armory parking lot to and from the tailgate and football game on Saturday. 

Questions? Contact the Detachment at (515) 294-0505 or

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