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NRJ, NAAS, Sanford, Florida

Home in on Sanford for the reunion activities, June 24 – 27, 2010!

Although I have no official connection with any planning committee for the events of the weekend, I thought that I would take this opportunity to pass along information that has come my way.

At http://frabranch147.org/SpecialEvent.htm I have found an announcement of a reunion at Sanford. The information is as follows:





24-27 JUNE 2010

FRA 147 BRANCH HOME: 3040 W SR46 SANFORD, FL 32771



At the Fleet Reserve Branch 147 Home

24 June - Club opens at 1530 Check in at Fleet Reserve Home. Please sign in. .

25 June - Club opens at 1330. Evening Dinner 1800 to 2000.

Menu: Pork Loin with gravy or au jus or roast Chicken Breast with gravy.

Scalloped potatoes, green beans or corn, garden salad, rolls,

dessert, Coffee or tea. $12.00 per person

26 June - Club opens at 1000. Picnic on Fleet Reserve Home Grounds at 1100.

Menu: Bar-B-Q Sandwich, Hamburgers, or Hot Dogs.

Baked Beans, Coleslaw, & Chips $7.00 per person .

27 June – Club opens at 0900. $1.00 Bloody Mary’s all Day.

Come and enjoy a farewell Breakfast Buffet Morning Brunch

From 0900 to1200 for $6.00 per person

Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Hash Browns, Grits,

Sausage Gravy, Biscuits, Toast, Coffee or Hot Tea.


The NAS Sanford Reunion Hotel is the Marriott’s Spring Hill Suites

Seminole Towne Center, 201 North Towne Road, Sanford, Florida (SR46 an I-4). Phone number 407-995-1000.

The rooms are suites with 1 king or 2 queen size beds, in-room refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, wet bar, and new expanded breakfast buffet at $85.00+ tax per night. Cannot call toll free number for this rate

To get this rate, inform the clerk you are with the “NAS Reunion”. Reservations have to be made by June 11, 2009 to take advantage of this special rate. Cancellations: 3 days prior to arrival or payment for one night per room. If you should encounter any problems, ask for Ms. Elia Matos, Director of Sales


They are listed in order of distance (miles) from the Fleet Reserve Home Grounds.

TWELVE OAKS RV RESORT (3) 6300 W SR46, Sanford, FL 407-323-0880/1-800-633-9529

TOWN & COUNTRY RV RESORT (3.5) 5355 Orange Blvd., Sanford, FL 407-323-5540

LAKE MONROE PARK (6.6) 975 US 17-92, DeBary, FL 407-668-6522



Things to see and do

The RA5-C Aircraft is on display in the 4.5 acre Naval Air Station-Sanford Memorial Park, located at the Lake Mary Boulevard main entrance to Sanford International Airport. Recently a Bronze Plaque, mounted near the Vigilante, was dedicated honoring the Enlisted Bombardier Navigators.

We received a second aircraft for the park on 9 December, 2003. We have the only PV-1 Ventura Patrol Bomber in the United States. This is the first plane used at Sanford Training Command in May 1943.

A must to see this year is the Sanford Veterans Memorial at the lake front. There are over 2252 “Bricks” on display, representing Veterans from Civil War to current. Is your “Brick” there?

We have NAS History on display at the Museum in downtown Sanford, located on First Street. There is also a display of NAS History at the Sanford/Orlando International Airport Baggage Pickup Area in Terminal B. If you have any pictures or history from 1942 to 1968, please bring them (or photocopies) for us.

Our Reunions are growing smaller in attendance. Last year we had a good turn out, but hope to have a better one this year. It is always fun to see and exchange sea stories with old Shipmates. We look forward to seeing You this year! This may be our last Reunion with our economy the way it is.

If you are unable to attend, but would like to send in your article or photograph for display in our History Museum, be sure to include your name, along with a description of the photograph or article, so we may acknowledge you. If you need further information, please write or call:


Jerry Bohm 450 River Dr. DeBary, FL 32713-9711 Phone 386-668-4851


To make your Dinner reservations please help us plan by returning the tear-off portion below with your check made out to Fleet Reservist of Seminole County.

Reservations must be made & received by June 15, 2010


YES, I/We plan on attending the NAS Sanford Reunion. Please count me/us in on the following events:

* June 25 Evening Dinner at Fleet Reserve. Pork Loin – How many____

Chicken- How many____ at $12.00 each. Total$_____________

* June 26 Picnic at Fleet Reserve, How many ____­­­­_ at $7.00 each. Total $_____________

* June 27 Sunday Farewell Brunch at the Fleet, How many at $6.00 each. Total $_____________

Total payment for all food reservations made Total$_____________

Name:_________________________________ Phone: ________________________


Payments must be received by June 15, 2010 made payable to Fleet Reservists of Seminole Co.

Please mail to: Betty Pounds, 105 Circling Woods Court, Port Orange, FL. 32128-1706


The NEBNA (Naval Enlisted Bombardier Navigator Assocition) website at http://www.nebna.org/ has a file at http://www.nebna.org/meetings.html that as of now (13 April 2010) still does NOT have a meeting at Sanford scheduled for June 2010.
The Sanford Museum has a web site at
Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 4 p.m., and on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. unitl 4:00 p.m. Admission is free.