|Major Don Deaton, Nancy Stearns, JoAnn Deaton|
Robert D. Edgren High SchoolJunior - Senior Prom chaperones
Club Mutsu (Officer's Club)
Misawa AFB, Misawa, Japan
The two years I was in Misawa, the dance and after-prom activities on base were held in the Officer's Club (Mutsu). Very little decorating was done for the dance.
After-prom activities included movies, games, lots of food, and more music until the wee hours of the morning. For the chaperones it included lots and lots of coffee and a great deal of patience. The Razorback hat I'm wearing in the photo above belonged to Roy Sargent (another teacher) who was from Fayetteville, AR and an ardent Razorback fan.
The Club Mutsu had a nice restaurant upstairs, a large ballroom with a stage (In 1979, I helped stage MASH with an adult cast. I met some wonderful people and had a blast) and a large bar which I only saw in use once at the wedding of one of my bowling teammates. Davy Jones' Locker, the base bar for officers, was located in the basement of the Club Mutsu. It had a shuffle board game in one corner as well as a dart board.
Shogun was a popular TV mini-series, and every week, a grainy tape of the prior week's broadcast was shown at Davy Jones' Locker. I think some of the pilots arranged for its transport to Japan. Another popular event was gathering to watch weekly tapes of Dallas that also found their way to Misawa.