The Misawa Project Reunion was held in Mobile, Alabama last week. The Misawa Project is composed of veterans who served with the US Air Force Security Service at Johnson Air Force Base (formerly Irumagawa Airfield), Misawa Air Force Base, or one of its detachments between 1949 through 1979.
The 2016 Reunion, hosted at the Holiday Inn Mobile Downtown, brought over 125 veterans, families, and friends to Mobile where attendees explored some of the city’s most popular attractions. First, the group visited Bellingrath Gardens, a sixty-five-acre floral wonderland. After lunch at Bellingrath’s Magnolia Café, the reunion attendees re-boarded the bus for a two-hour guided tour of Mobile. Some highlights of this tour included Fort Conde, Mobile’s official Welcome Center, and the famous historic districts.
The following day, included a trip to the USS Alabama with a catered barbeque lunch on-board the ship in the Ward Room. Following lunch, guests were able to explore the 42,000-ton battleship, which saw thirty-seven months of active duty, earned nine battle stars, and provided a home for more than 2,500 Navy seamen.
The reunion wrapped up on Friday evening with a reception and the Reunion Banquet Dinner. 2016 marks the second year, Armed Forces Reunions, Inc. has had the pleasure of planning the Misawa Project’s annual reunion and we look forward to future reunions with such a terrific group!