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Iwo Jima Anniversary: An Inside Interview with Lt. Gen. Larry Snowden

Immortalized in Joe Rosenthal’s photo of five U.S. Marines and a Navy hospital corpsman hoisting the American Flag on Mount Suribachi, the battle for Iwo Jima remains one of the most iconic and bloody fights of World War II. February 19, 2021 marks the 76th anniversary of the start of the five-week struggle. Retired U.S…. Read more »

Registration Giving You Headaches?

Volunteering to help plan your group’s military reunion can be an extremely rewarding process: who doesn’t want to make sure your brothers-in-arms have the best time possible during the one time of year dedicated to each other? There is an immense sense of pride that goes along with this responsibility, but also a great deal… Read more »

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 »