Just to be clear, although this reunion message is appearing on the USS Midway Veterans website, it is meant to invite all veterans (and their guests) of the three Midway Class carriers -- USS Midway, USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, and USS Coral Sea -- to the May 6-9, 2019 reunion in San Diego. Read below for important reunion details.
We are happy to report that the Registration Form and Reunion Program have been completed and are available for your use. Click here to open the 3 Sisters web page, custom-made for us by our reunion-planning company, Armed Forces Reunions, Inc. (AFRI). There you can register online by credit card or download the Registration Form found in the upper-right hand corner (PDF file), make your choices, and mail the form along with your check to AFRI. (You'll also find the Reunion Program at the upper right, describing the reunion events, activities and times in some detail.)
If you're staying at the reunion hotel (Wyndham San Diego Bayside), be aware that, due to high demand, there are fewer than a dozen rooms left at the original core rate of $153/n (not including tax). We've signed an addendum with the hotel for an additional 30 rooms for prices that are higher but still within the reasonable range. We recommend that you reserve your room ASAP, for even the rooms at the new higher rates are going fast. If you encounter any problems, or have any questions regarding booking your room at the Wyndham, contact Jim Hayter (see his contact information below).
To reserve your hotel room, click here, which takes you to our passkey web link, developed by the hotel. Next, click the "Make A Reservation" box and then select your room and dates of your stay. You can cancel your reservation up to 72 hours before the reunion without penalty. To reserve your room by phone, dial 619-232-3861, then select "Zero" at the prompt to talk to a guest service agent. Be sure to tell the agent you're with the Midway Class Carrier reunion group.
We'll see you and your family and guests in San Diego in the spring of 2019, 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 here to view the flyer on the 2019 "Three Sisters" Reunion. Click here here to view and purchase reunion memorabilia.
All forms and payments must be received by April 8, 2019. After that date, reservations will be accepted on a space available basis.
For questions on this reunion, contact MCR reunion chairman, Jim Hayter, at ph 703-264-0542; email 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.