The Fine Print
Our Saint Michael’s Ball will be held on the 49th floor of the Devon Tower, 726.2 feet above downtown Oklahoma City.Vast can accommodate up to 250 guests banquet style.
Guest Rooms and Suite Features
The Sheraton Downtown OKC Hotel has offered us discounted rooms at a rate of $95.00 per night (if registered by 31 January 2019). The rooms include: 42" flat screen televisions, free wireless high speed internet.
To qualify for reduced room rate ($95.00plus tax), you must reserve your room NLT January 31, 2019; call to make your reservation, tell them you are with the “ARMY AVIATION ASSOCIATION of AMERICA”. There are a limited number of rooms available. After January 30th, the reduced rate is not guaranteed and personnel may have to pay standard room rates, which are substantially higher.
Reservation can also be made at the following webpage.
Men: ASU(white shirt/black bow tie)*
Women: ASU* or Formal gown
Civilians Tuxedo/Suit and tie
* The commitee would not like the attire to be the reason you don't attend the ball. If you are a military member and your ASUs are not up to date for whatever reason, feel free to dress in the approved civilian attire.
On behalf of the AAAA-Thunderbird Chapter President and the men and women of the B Co 2-149th GSAB, we hope to see you at the 6th Annual St. Michael’s Ball and Dining Out. It should be a fun and relaxing evening for our chapter members and anyone who wants to attend.
History of Devon Tower
The Devon Energy Center was originally planned to be 54 stories and 925 feet (282 m) tall. However, subsequent space planning revisions—including a decision to locate the data center to a separate facility for security reasons—resulted in a reduced height to 850 feet (259 m), including 50 stories.
Site preparation and demolition began October 6, 2009. The Holder Construction Company served as primary general contractor, and Flintco, Inc. the minority partner in the joint venture.
Devon Energy Center surpassed Chase Tower as the tallest building in Oklahoma City on March 10, 2011. On May 17, 2011 the Devon Energy Center became the tallest building in Oklahoma, rising above Tulsa's BOK Tower.
A topping-out ceremony was held on September 21, 2011, as the Devon Energy Center reached its final height.
On October 23, 2012, the building marked its opening ceremony. It was confirmed by Devon Energy CEO, J. Larry Nichols that there would not be an observation deck; however, a restaurant named "Vast" on the 49th and 50th floors would be open to the general public. Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett attended the opening ceremony and stated, "The visual impact it has on the city is so striking and so identifiable. It took just over three years to complete the building that has quickly become a staple in our city's skyline."