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June 5th to 8th 2008 saw a group of about 140 men and women who served at Misawa, Japan as part of USAFSS/ESC sometime between 1952 and 1980 meeting downtown San Antonio for a good ol' "family reunion". Many of these folks are also members of the FTVA. During their reunion, most visited the Riverwalk, some attended a parade and graduation ceremony at Lackland AFB and/or a tour of the San Antonio Missions. Friday's "Exotic Shirt" contest was topped off by a larger-than-life Raffle. On Saturday, the Reunion concluded with a sumptuous banquet at the El Tropicano Holiday Inn Riverwalk topped off by the guest speaker, Maj Gen Craig Koziol AFISR Agency Commander.

Gen and Mrs Koziol
President Tom Ryan presents a feather painted with ISR Agency SHIELD to Gen Koziol.
Gen and Mrs Koziol at the Reunion.
(Right) Ben Whitten, Oly Harrison, and Al Kovalic visited Mission Conception. When Al and Oly arrived in the summer of 61, A1C John Resetar told them if they wanted to be real "Machi Rats" just watch Ben (haha).
(Left) One of the highlights of the USAFSS MISAWA Reunion was the giant raffle on Friday evening. Three long tables filled with goodies donated by members of the Misawa group were raffled off to happy attendees
(Right): At the San Antonio Reunion, Helen Johns Henderson, Misawa Project Founder, and General Koziol display her "Trailblazer" certificate. . It's estimated the Misawa Group has nearly 3000 people in its list of contacts.

USAFSS IN MISAWA ladies sit for the photographer Saturday evening.

Bob Wynn Jane Doolittle Gisela Bullard

FTVA President Chris Cook with wife Kathy and Jim Kaus, Reunion Chairman

President Tom Ryan presenting Jim Kaus an expression of thanks as the Reunion Chairman.

President Ryan presents Major General Koziol a memento in appreciation for being guest speaker
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