Some exciting adventures await us at the 2015 VA12 Ubangi Reunion April 9-12, 2015! A great location on the World famous Cocoa Beach will be the center of the activities for the World Famous Flying Ubangis 2015 Reunion. A planned trip to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will certainly be the highlight of our trip. A visit to the Valiant Air Command War Bird Museum for lunch, tour and dedication of the recently restored A-7 flying the Ubangi colors will be a delight to all the participants. Add to that the world class golf courses the area provides and many other activities available for your enjoyment. Did I mention the Beach? If you have not done so please complete the registration form and return it to Joe Kyle ASAP. Time is running out. Contact the International Palms Resort at 1-800-206-2747 and book your rooms today. We look forward to seeing you at the VA12 Reunion. Ubangi? Ubetcha!
2012 Ubangi Reunion is now in
the history books as another GREAT gathering of the FLYING UBANGIS! The 2012 Reunion
was held in Charleston, S.C. at the Sheraton Charleston Airport Hotel, October
5-6, 2012. Early arrivers on Thursday October 4 enjoyed a round or two of Golf
and early shopping. Friday evening started things with the
traditional Ice Breaker followed by dinner at the Fleet Landing Restaurant. The
Fleet Landing is an Historical location where the crewmen from visiting ships
came ashore to partake of the sights and sounds of historic Charleston. Today it
houses an excellent seafood restaurant that we all enjoyed.
Saturday we visited Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum where we toured the USS Yorktown and lunched in the Chiefs Mess. Saturday evening was the Banquet at the hotel. We recognized the fallen shipmates and tolled the VA12 Memorial Bell as each name was read. We nominated and voted on the top two destinations for the 2014 reunion. The final ballot will be sent out to those members not in attendance. Sunday was day of departure for most members with fond farewells and promises to see each other again in 2 years. Pictures will be posted as received from attendees.
Click here to see photos of the 2012 reunion
Click here to see
a video of the reunion
Courtesy of Eric Harvie
2010 Washington D.C.
It is hard to believe
but another successful UBANGI Reunion has come and gone and now falls into the
PAST reunions. The 2010 edition was held in our nations capital, Washington,
D.C. at the Washington National Crowne Plaza June 24th to the 27th.Thanks again to Joe (Killer) Kyle for doing a
spectacular job of putting this reunion together! Our Official
Photographers Mate, Bob Fossum, has completed his task and has provided us with
a wonderful collection of pictures for all of us to reminisce over and
especially for those that were not able to make it to this one. This was a
very special reunion with the primary mission of dedicating our VA12 Plaque at
the US Navy Memorial in DC and visiting the graves of former Ubangi's at
Arlington National Cemetery which was quite moving.
The Ubangi Newsletter has been published with all the details of the reunion.
Remember, you must be a dues paying member of the VA12 Reunion Association to receive the Newsletter.
If you are not a current member, please contact Joe Kyle to join.
Click to view and ENJOY!
2010 Reunion Pictures by Bob Fossum
66-67 West Pac Slide Show from BJ Smith
Video by Eric Harvie
Slide show #1 Thursday Icebreaker from John Gynan
Slide show #2 Around DC from John Gynan
2008 Chattanooga, Tn.
Bob Fossum's 2008 Reunion Pictures << Click Here
2008 Reunion Video <<<Click Here Video provided by Eric Harvie