The USS Midway Veterans Association's 2021 reunion, a.k.a.,"MVA Lite," will be held August 21 - 24, 2021 in San Diego. Our reunion hotel will be the Wyndham San Diego Bayside, close by the USS Midway Museum. The Wyndham has been MVA's "home port" for several previous reunions and has served us well.
Click here to reserve your room at the Wyndham. You can also book by phone at 1-877-999-3223. Tell the Wyndham agent you want a room in the USS Midway's room block. Our negotiated price with the hotel is $149/night. They have also offered us premium Bay View rooms for an additional $30/night. Cut-off date to reserve your room at the Wyndham is August 1, 2021.
Click here to register either online or by mail at Armed Forces Reunion, Inc."s (AFR"s) online registration site. Here you can view the full slate of events and outings that we offer at MVA Lite. To register online at this site, follow the prompts and once you're satisfied you've made all your selections, pay by credit card. AFR charges a 3.5% convenience fee for credit card charges.
To register by mail, find the registration form (PDF file) under Events Documents on the online registration site, upper right. Print, then complete the form and snail-mail it to AFR, along with your check. AFR's mailing address is on the upper left of the online registration site. You will also find the Reunion Program here with descriptions of the events and tours.
Although we may have fewer attendees at MVA Lite than at past reunions, we expect to have at least three times the fun! For example:
we'll have a 2-to-3 hour docent-led tour of the ship
a group lunch at the Museum's brand-new Cafe 41
an Old Town Trolley tour of San Diego's popular attractions
and a meet-and-greet get-together on the ship with the Museum's leadership team.
We also expect there'll be plenty going on in our Hospitality Suite, the Porthole Room, over the course of this gathering. Camaraderie will abound and sea stories will be spun and re-spun like in the days of yore when the mighty warship Midway ruled the high seas!
For the health and safety of all hands, we ask that attendees to be fully vaccinated against COVID. Also, be comfortable wearing masks (preferably ones with MVA logos on them); remember, some venues may require masks. We'll have a supply on hand, just in case.
Stay tuned to MVA's newsletter, website and Facebook page for the latest information on MVA Lite. Act fast to register, because there's not a lot of time before the August 2, 2021 registration cut-off date.
We're looking forward to seeing you in San Diego in early fall for MVA Lite, Shipmates. It's time to get on the road again!
If you have questions about MVA Lite, contact Jim Hayter, MVA's VP of Reunions, at 703-264-0542 or email him at email@example.com.
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.