USS Midway Veterans Association Announces 2016 Reunion
Midway Veterans, stand by for an important announcement: MVA’s 2016 reunion will be held in Pensacola, Florida, April 24-27, 2016. Check-in and early registration will be April 24th (Sunday), and activities and tours will be 25th, 26th, and 27th (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday). Our reunion hotel will be the Crowne Plaza Pensacola Grand, in the heart of Historic Pensacola, surrounded by major attractions, fine restaurants, shopping, and much more. The room rate for the Crowne Plaza has been set at $119/night, well under the hotel’s usual rate. For an extra $10.00/night, you can get a King Leisure Room, with a King bed and extra amenities, including 27-inch TV. Make your reservations early to ensure these rates. The group rate will be honored 3 days prior/post event dates based on availability. Make your reservation online here, or by phone at 1-850-433-3336 and ask for special USS Midway room rates.
We are still researching possible tours/outings, but one that is for sure now is touring the National Naval Aviation Museum,in Pensacola, considered by many to be the premiere aviation museum in the country. Another tour that is now highly likely is a day trip to Mobile, Alabama (approximately 2-1/2 hours by bus), to visit the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park and other attractions there. Once we have our tours/outings set and our T-shirt designs and colors chosen, we can develop and post our reunion registration form. Then you can make your choices and get ready for some fun during the last week in April of 2016!
We have just confirmed — and this is really good news — that the world-famous Blue Angels, including the first Female Pilot on the team, will be in Pensacola when we are there for the reunion. The precision-flying team of carrier-qualified Navy and Marine Corps Pilots will be putting on a spectacular show in their F/A-18s in the skies above the aviation museum. For a $3 fee we will be able to set up lawn chairs outside the museum or sit in bleachers that will accommodate about 1,000 visitors. The pilots will also be signing autographs. Spectacular is the key word here, shipmates!
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Are You a Midway Veteran? If so, click here to download the membership application to join the USS Midway Veterans Association. On the form you will need to fill in the blanks and mail it, along with your check, to the address on the application. The membership fees we collect help offset the costs of writing, producing and mailing our quarterly newsletter and the many other costs associated with hosting our reunions. Our three membership categories are described on the application form. And remember, you don't have to belong to the MVA to attend the reunions. We welcome all Midway Veterans, regardless of Midway Veterans’ affiliations. Note: the USS Midway Veterans Association is a 501(c)(19) not-for-profit organization; our membership fees (aka, dues or contributions) are tax-deductible as provided by law. We donate 20 percent of our dues/contributions to the USS Midway Museum’s Education Scholarship Fund and Midway Preservation Endowment.