Fist 17′ Reunion Charleston, SC
Our recent FOFA 2017 Reunion in Charleston, SC went very well. We gathered at the Embassy Suites in North Charleston to renew old friendships and explore the surrounding area. On Friday 11/10 we visited the nearby Boeing plant where they build the B-787. The factory layout and assembly process were truly amazing and our hosts absolutely wonderful. Many thanks to the Boeing folks who set this up for our group. It was a highlight of our reunion. Friday evening we enjoyed an informal reception at the hotel and shared stories amongst good friends.
Saturday morning we held our business meeting and discussed the future of the Association. After discussion the group tentatively decided on San Diego as the site for Fist 19. Details will follow at a later date. Tom “Smooth Dog” Vaughn graciously agreed to be our new Secretary. We also discussed the upcoming 75th Anniversary Celebration to be held on January 19, 2018 sponsored by VFA-25 at NAS Lemoore. The membership is encouraged to attend. Next we journeyed to Patriot’s Point and toured the USS Yorktown CV-10 where the AD aircraft pictured above is on display. It is also designated as a VA-65 aircraft from our squadron’s history.
Saturday night we all attended our FOFA banquet and enjoyed a superb meal served up by the hotel staff. Goodbyes followed and we all set out for home looking forward to our next reunion in 2019.
Enjoy the photos below from the reunion. You can enlarge them by clicking on any image and then scan other photos with the side arrows.