Monthly Archives: January 2021

Reunion Highlight: Coast Guard Combat Vets

Semper Paratus “Always There”   Armed Forces Reunions, Inc. (AFR) is privileged to partner with The Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association (CGCVA).  CGCVA, established in 1985, is a fraternal organization dedicated to making the public aware of the Coast Guard’s service and participation in significant historical events in United States history. The title “Coast Guard” gives… Read more »

Exclusive Veteran Interview: General William L. “Spider” Nyland

Nicknamed “Spider” early in his career for a unique dress and singing style at a 1950s theme party, Marine General William L. “Spider” Nyland says the moniker stuck right away. “It’s the rules of call signs, you can’t pick your own and it’s usually given to you by a superior officer. It could have been… Read more »

Room Attrition And What It Means For Your Group

For military reunions large and small, hotel contracting is risky business. Regardless of the size of a group, the most important task a reunion chairman faces is to secure a hotel contract that meets the group’s needs without putting the group at financial risk. Room Attrition is a hotel legal term that says your group… Read more »


Charley was born into the military reunion business. Ted and Molly’s second son, Charley attended quite a few reunions in the Fall of 1994, in utero. His mother, Molly, was AFR’s first employee and we are so happy that Charley has joined the team – in what is truly a family-owned and operated enterprise. After… Read more »


Kelly joined AFR Team in 2021, after serving for 20 years as a Catering and Convention Services Manager at two of our favorite Norfolk hotels. Kelly serviced large conventions, military reunions, family reunions, weddings, and all types of corporate and association meetings. Prior to her career in Norfolk she worked in Gainesville, FL for the… Read more »