Dear Midway-Class veterans and guests, we recently received notification from Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer's office that, due to a scheduling conflict, the Secretary will not be able to attend our "3 Sisters" Reunion and be our guest speaker. That is the not-so-good news, but the good news is that he sent a personal letter to the veterans of the USS Midway, USS Franklin D. Roosevelt and USS Coral Sea commending us on the positive example we are setting with our reunion "for those who now stand the watch and for those who will serve in the future." Good stuff from the Secretary, and we thank him and his staff for the acknowledgment and recognition. Click here to read the Secretary of the Navy's letter.
If you're planning to stay at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside, we recommend that you first check out our reservation exchange program, outlined in the paragraph immediately below, before you pay higher rates. If there isn't a room available through that option, phone the Wyndham at 1-619-232-3861, ext. 6021, to get their current room rates. Or click here to open our passkey web page to make your room reservation online. If you find a lower rate at a nearby hotel, grab it and take a taxi or Uber to get to the Wyndham. Our goal is to have as many Midway-Class veterans and guests attend this reunion as possible. The USS Midway Museum's flight deck will hold us all on banquet night, with a little bit of room left over!
Click here to learn about our reservation exchange program, if you are interested in one of our original $153.00 a night rooms. They can still be had! See Jim Hayter's contact information below.
We'll see you and your family and guests in San Diego in a couple of weeks, Shipmates! You absolutely do not want to miss this unique reunion of the veterans of these three mighty ships of the Midway Class. Click here to view the bio of our keynote speaker, ADM Leon A. Edney, Ret. Click here to view and purchase reunion memorabilia.
Remember to bring a prize from your home state for our raffles and fundraisers. Donations go to supplement the costs of reunion events as well as to the USS Midway Museum's charitable programs. These fundraisers are lots of fun, and we raise money for a good cause-and you could walk away with a nice memento of the 3 Sisters reunion!
AFRI's deadline for all reunion forms and payments being received by April 8, 2019, has passed. So now all reservations will be accepted on a space available basis. But there is still room for you and your guest!
If you have questions about the reunion, contact reunion chairman Jim Hayter at phone no. 703-264-0542 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.