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 (or very close to it), and that there is no longer a serious threat to our members' safety and health. If that is the case, it will be in large part due to the willingness of all of us to follow safe health practices, including wearing face masks, social distancing, and being fully vaccinated with one of the COVID vaccines that are currently available.
Returning to San Diego in 2021 would mark the first time the MVA has been there since 2019, when we hosted the epic Three Sisters Reunion, along with the Roosevelt and Coral Sea veterans. And if MVA members and their families are able to safely return to San Diego this fall, then it follows that the USS Midway Museum will be open for business, too.
Stay tuned to this website for the latest information on the prospects of 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!
Click here to read MVA's analysis on the possibility of Midway Vietnam Veterans winning Blue Water benefits from the VA.
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!
Click here here to view mask disclaimer and instructions.
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.