The Japanese American Veterans' Association, Inc. (JAVA), is a fraternal and educational organization with many purposes: Preserving and strengthening comradeship among its members;  Perpetuating the memory and history of our departed comrades;  Educating the American public on the Japanese American experience during WWII; and Striving to obtain for veterans the full benefit of their entitlements as veterans.
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First Glimpse Into Military Intelligence Service (MIS)

Now 70 years after the end of WWII, this is the first time we are aware of that a definitive list of unit and individual awards received by MISers is being created and published. A work-in-progress (WIP), data received from the National Japanese American Historical Society, the MIS Veterans of Hawaii, and other veterans' organizations will be added periodically. Click here for the Introduction to the MIS List of Awards (WIP) and then see the List of MIS Awards (WIP). Please send any additions to Metta at laertesva@yahoo.com, with the name of Veteran as used in WWII, serial number (optional), award (per our list), and reference/source of the award. 

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JAVA Life Member Rick Campbell's 3rd Book Is Now Available

Rick Campbell, a life JAVA member, cordially invites JAVA members to attend a release party for his third book -- Ice Station Nautilus.  Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks (beer/wine/ cocktails, etc.) will be served.  It's a great way to get a book signed and socialize at the same time.  If you'd like to attend one of the events, click on the appropriate link below, which will take you to an invitation with more details that you can RSVP to.

Feel free to share this information with friends.  They can click one of the links below and RSVP.
MARYLAND - Gaithersburg:  Saturday, June 25th at Bonefish Grill in the Kentlands (noon - 2 p.m.).
VIRGINIA - Fairfax:  Sunday, June 26th at Fair Lakes Promenade Barnes&Noble at 2 p.m, party at adjacent Romano's Macaroni Grill.
WASHINGTON - Silverdale:  Sunday, July 10th at Yacht Club Broiler (1 p.m - 3 p.m.)
RHODE ISLAND - Middletown:  Saturday, July 16th at Coddington Brewing Company (noon - 2 p.m.)
FLORIDA - Merritt Island / Cocoa Beach:  Saturday, August 20 at Merritt Island Barnes&Noble at noon, party at Sunset Waterfront Grill & Bar in Cocoa Beach.

BOOKS & BEER! - Saturday, July 2nd at Chesapeake Brewing Co in Annapolis, Maryland (noon - 3 p.m.). - Buy a book, get a free pint!
FUNDRAISER - Tuesday, June 28th in the Washington Navy Yard Town Center (Book signing with George Wallace, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
 - All profit donated to Navy & Marine Corps Relief Society.
BOOK SIGNING - Sunday, August 21st in The Villages, Florida Barnes & Noble (2 p.m.)

Who is this Man? Vietnam Veteran Navy Captain Nakagawa. 
Read about him here.


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