As you've undoubtedly heard by now, the USS Midway Veterans Association had to cancel its 2020 reunion in Norfolk, Virginia, due to the coronavirus pandemic, which at the time of this writing (mid-December 2020) is surging all across the country, leaving in its wake record numbers of cases and deaths. Many of our members are in the high-risk group due to age and underlying health conditions, and we urge you all to follow CDC guidelines and your state's COVID-19 rules.
In view of the above, we have tentatively set MVA's next reunion for San Diego in fall of 2021 (date TBD), assuming our country is COVID-free by then, and that there is no longer a serious threat to our members' safety and well being. If that turns out to be the case it will be in large part due to the cooperation of all Americans to follow safe health practices, as well as to the development of several effective vaccines this year that, hopefully, will be widely available to the public in early 2021.
If we are able to return to San Diego in 2021 it would be our first time back to that great city since 2019, when we hosted the epic "Three Sisters Reunion," along with the USS FDR and USS Coral Sea reunion associations. And it follows that if the country is virus-free by then, the USS Midway Museum should be open as well.
Stay tuned to this website for the very latest information on MVA's 2021 reunion. If you have questions about MVA reunions, contact Jim Hayter, MVA's VP of reunions, at phone 703-264-0542 or email him at email@example.com. Until we meet again, stay smart and stay safe, sailors!
MVA face masks (a.k.a., cloth face coverings) are now available to all Midway veterans. You can now purchase these masks for $8 apiece. Shipping is free. Click on color of mask you want to view (navy blue, red, and black and mask image will appear. Then click on back button in your browser to view next color. To order, make payment by personal check and mail to MVA Treasurer Dave Payson, 410 Cottonwood Drive, Richland, WA 99352. Please include a note with the color(s) and number of masks you want in the envelope with your check. Your mask(s) will be in the mail back to you once we receive your check. Stay healthy and wear your MVA mask(s) proudly!
Are You a Midway Veteran? If so, click here to download the membership application to join the USS Midway Veterans Association. Pay your dues online by credit card as described above or complete the application form by hand and mail it, along with your check (payable to the MVA), to the address on the form. The membership fees (dues) we collect help offset the costs of writing, producing and mailing our quarterly newsletter and the many other costs associated with hosting our reunions. You don't have to be a member of the MVA to attend our reunions, just a Midway Veteran. Our three membership categories are described on the application form. We welcome all Midway veterans, regardless of their other Midway affiliations. Note: the USS Midway Veterans Association is a 501(c)(19) not-for-profit organization; our membership fees are tax-deductible as provided by law. We proudly donate 20 percent of our annual membership fees to the USS Midway Museum’s Education Scholarship Fund and Midway Preservation Endowment.