Over 100 veterans of the 664th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron returned to their former air base Friday evening for their 12th annual reunion at the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center (pictured left).
Reunion Chairman Larry Lewis says it’s great for everyone to come back and enjoy a weekend of fun together.
Listen to Larry Lewis describe the reunion
Lewis describes what it was like in the 1950s and 60s when the air base was active.
Ohio Hi-Point’s campus will be the future home to the National Air Defense Radar Museum. Lewis says it was important to make sure those who served in the 664th were to not be forgotten as the Cold War years sometimes are.
Ohio Hi-Point carries on the 664th’s legacy with its new 664 Café in the school’s cafeteria (pictured right).
The veterans came from more than 24 states in the U.S. and even Canada for the three-day reunion. Their weekend kicked off with social time Friday, followed by a meeting to discuss the progress on the museum project.
The group will meet again for tours of the Hilliker YMCA and Logan County Historical Society along with a picnic Saturday. A concert by the West Central Ohio Community Concert Band will be held Saturday evening at Ohio Hi-Point’s lecture hall at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
Sunday the veterans get together for a final all-you-can-eat breakfast at the VFW building.
You can join the fun Saturday evening at a free public concert by the West Central Ohio Community Concert Band at 7 p.m. at the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center.