MCB 6 Gets Together...
In the Summer of 1994 the first MCB-6 Reunion was held in Traverse City, Michigan.
Since then, there have been many additional reunions held approximately at eighteen month intervals. Between 75 and 135 Seabees have been in attendance at reunions with their spouses. Reunions have taken place in the following locations;
1994 Traverse City, MI
1995 Harrisburg, PA
1996 Gulfport, MS
1998 St. Louis, MO
2000 Charleston, SC
2001 Milford, MA
2003 San Antonio, TX
2004 St. Paul, MN
2006 Jacksonville, FL
2007 Arlington, VA
2009 Mobile, AL
2010 Grand Rapids, MI
2012 Metairie, LA (New Orleans)
2013 Portland, Maine
2015 Kissimee, FL
2016 Livonia Michigan
Those attending reunions include both Officers and Enlisted Men from all eras and deployments. All time periods are well represented with anywhere from eight to twenty Seabees from each era.
Reunions are held at a major hotel where reduced rates have been established for those attending. They usually take place over a period of five days, starting with registration on a Friday.
There is a Memory Room set up where MCB Sixers display their memorabilia such as photo albums, cruise books, MCB-6 Logs, plaques, awards, etc for all to enjoy reminiscing. This is normally the gathering place each day to renew “OLD TIMES” and exchange “SEA STORIES”.
There is also a Ship’s Store where items with the MCB-6 Logo on them such as ball caps, tee shirts, golf shirts, bumper stickers, etc are available for purchase.
On Friday evening there is a “Welcome Meeting”, Saturday evening a Dinner Dance, and on Sunday evening a Memorial Service followed by a Business Meeting.
Each day there are organized bus tours to the surrounding attractions. There is something for everyone and always a “Good Time” is had by all.
One can stay for just one day, two days, three days, for the entire five days or just drop in to meet “OLD SHIPMATES”
Official Website for the MCB 6 Association