Assuming that it hasn't been forestalled by the coronavirus pandemic (follow link at end of this paragraph to read the explanation from MVA President Oscar Granger), the MVA will hold its 2020 reunion in Norfolk, Virginia, at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside, a property known for its military-friendly environment and its close proximity to many reunion attractions. Reunion dates have been set for September 9-13, 2020, with Sept. 9 designated for early registration and Sept. 13 designated for checkout. September 10-12, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, will be the days on which tours and activities will take place. There is a wealth of things to do in Norfolk and the surrounding environs such as visiting the Norfolk Naval Base, the Norfolk MacArthur Center, and the USS Wisconsin Battleship Museum, to name just a few. To read MVA president's message on current status of Norfolk 2020 reunion in view of coronavirus pandemic click here.
Click here to open the reservation link that the Sheraton Norfolk has set up for the MVA reunion: Book your group rate for USS Midway 2020 Reunion. The negotiated room rates are $119/n, or you can get a Club Room option for $149/n, for a room with a view and a continental breakfast every morning. If you want to extend your stay, these rates are good for 3 days before and after the core dates. Step one is to select the dates you will be staying at the hotel, and then follow the prompts, depending on the type of room you want. To make your reservation by phone call 1-800-325-3535. (Be sure to tell them you're with the USS Midway group.) If you want to stay at the hotel for three days before or three after the reunion at the reduced rates, first make your reservation using the link or the 800 number, and then call Joanne St. Louis (1-757-622-6664) at the hotel to add the extra days.
At this reunion, we look forward to providing a venue for the many Midway veterans who live east of the Mississippi River and who don't often get a chance to attend a San Diego reunion. These veterans are proud of their service aboard USS Midway, and we will be honored to have them attend our 2020 reunion with their family members and guests. We have also extended an invitation to the veterans of Midway's sister carriers USS Franklin D. Roosevelt and USS Coral Sea to attend this reunion.
Much more information on MVA's 2020 reunion to follow on this website. Stayed tuned.
If you have questions on MVA reunions, contact reunion chairman Jim Hayter at phone no. 703-264-0542 or email him at email@example.com.
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.