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"Reunion 2017 in Las Vegas"

2017 Reunion in Las Vegas
Information Update - 8 October 2016

2017 Reunion Announcement

Your NavCommSta Londonderry Alumni Association's 2017 Reunion Committee is pleased to announce the host city for our 2017 reunion, which is .... ..............Drum Roll, please..................
Las Vegas, Nevada.

We are currently contacting hotels and it would be most helpful to know approximately how many of our Association members would look forward to attending the 2017 reunion in Las Vegas. While we have not selected exact dates at this time, we can tell you we are looking at the period July through September. We found in the past that hotels offer better (i.e., lower price) room rates to groups who book during time periods when the hotel is looking to fill rooms. So, we'll give them that time period and see what they offer. It would be most helpful to us if you would give us an indication of whether or not you would consider joining us in Las Vegas for the reunion. A YES reply would NOT be a commitment, as we know things can change over the next year. We will only use your reply to gauge the approximate number of rooms we might need to block for the reunion, which is also helpful in getting lower price rooms.

Please respond by e-mail to ford427@peoplepc.com with a reply of either YES, or NO. If yes, indicate how many will be attending. Thank you!

Final Note: Please do reply to this posting, as we really need to hear from you!
Dennis Kolodziej and Jim Sullivan - USNLAA 2017 Reunion Committee

To view a listing of members that are planning to attend the 2017 Reunion in Las Vegas, click on:
  Who's Attending


Previous Alumni Association Reunions

 

"Reunion 2015 in Derry"

2015 Reunion in Derry
Information Update - 20 July 2015

Announcement of Headquarters Hotel and Hotel Reservation details

Your Reunion Committee is pleased to announce the selection of
The City Hotel
Queens Quay, Derry, Northern Ireland, BT48 7AS
as our 2015 Derry Reunion Headquarters Hotel

The City Hotel is centrally located near the famous Derry Walls, just steps from the Guildhall or Strand Road. A block of discounted rooms have been reserved at the hotel for your personal booking. The Rates (listed in British Pounds Sterling) are: £79.00 per night (two persons with full Irish breakfast included). £68.00 per night (single person with full Irish breakfast included) for the reunion period Sunday, July 26th through Thursday, July 30th 2015.

In addition, for those planning to stay longer, these discounted rates are also being offered for the four days prior (Wed - 22 Jul) the Reunion period.

For the five days following (Tue - 4 Aug) the Reunion period, standard rates will apply at £90.00 per night (two persons with full Irish breakfast included). £80.00 per night (single person with full Irish breakfast included).

These discounted rooms are based on availability, so it is recommended to make your reservations now. Please do not wait to make reservations!

Reservations MUST be made
no later than June 5, 2015,
in order to obtain the discounted group rate !!!

The cancellation policy for individual room reservations must be received in writing, preferably by e-mail, 48 hours (minimum) prior to the date of arrival in order to avoid penalty. If by telephone, the hotel requests to obtain the name of the person you spoke with. If a room reservation is not cancelled, the guest will be charged for the first night of the accomodation.

You may make reservations one of three ways:

(1) By using the "US Navy Reunion 2015" web page feature provided by the City Hotel. To make your reservation now:
Click Here


(2) By phoning the hotel directly at 011-44-2871-365800
and reference "US Navy Reunion 2015"

(3) By e-mailing the City Hotel at  reservations@cityhotel.com 
and reference "US Navy Reunion 2015"

For additional information or access to the City Hotel web site:
Click Here


2015 Derry Reunion Announcement

Click on the respective item to view.

2015 Derry ReunionSCHEDULE OF EVENTS

2015 Derry ReunionREGISTRATION FORM

To view a listing of members that are attending the 2015 Derry Reunion, click on:
  Who's Attending


Previous Alumni Association Reunions

Previous Alumni Association Reunions

October 21-23, 2014: "The Circa 1960 Group Mini-Reunion"
at the Holiday Inn Express in Virginia Beach, Va.
To view the Mini Reunion Group Photo, click on: Group Photo

2013 Reunion in New Orleans LA
Information Update - 8 September 2013

To view a listing of members that are planning on attending this reunion, click on: Who Attended

2013 Reunion in New Orleans LA
Information Update - 9 May 2013

Click on "ANNOUNCEMENT AND REGISTRATION FORM" to view and print out these documents.

The "Announcement" includes important hotel information, room reservations, schedule of events, tours and attractions, in addition to general information.

The "Registration Form" covers name badge information and reunion event ticket ordering for both the "Members Opener with Buffet Dinner" and the "Members Dinner Dance".

For your convenience, all documents are in both PDF and MS-Word format.

2013 New Orleans Reunion
"ANNOUNCEMENT AND REGISTRATION FORM"

2013 Reunion

The USNAVCOMMSTA Londonderry Alumni Association is pleased to announce the 2013 Reunion in New Orleans, LA.

DATES

Monday, September 23rd to Friday, September 27th

HEADQUARTERS HOTEL

Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome
330 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112
Tel: 1-504-581-1600

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Monday – September 23rd
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm REGISTRATION
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
MEMBER'S OPENER with DINNER BUFFET
Cash Bar

Tuesday – September 24th
EVENING - Informal Dinner/Drinks at "The Irish House"
Seat in Dining Room - Local Entertainment to be provided
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Happy Hour
6:00 pm - Live Entertainment to commence
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Dinner Menu
3:00 pm - Close: Bar Menu
(Pay your own check)
Additional details to be provided at a later date

Wednesday – September 25th
10:00 am - 11:00 am: General Membership Meeting

Thursday – September 26th
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
DINNER DANCE
Plated Dinner - Choice of three entrees
Music Entertainment
Cash Bar

Reunion Event ticket pricing and dinner selection to be announced


HOSPITALITY SUITE

Members will be permitted to keep their beverages, dry snacks, and coolers for consumption in this room.


ROOM RESERVATIONS

Guest Room Rates: $109.00 + tax per night
Single or Double

CAR PARKING
$24 + tax per night, per car

Group rate applicable during stay of 21 to 29 September
However, reservations MUST be made no later than 23 August 2013

Reservations Phone: 1-800-535-7830
and refer to the
"Navcommsta Londonderry Alumni Association Reunion"
or

Direct link to the hotel reservation web site: Click Here

to proceed directly to the reservation desk

WEBSITE LINKS FOR GENERAL INFORMATION

Holiday Inn - Downtown Superdome Website

New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau Website

New Orleans Official Tourism Website

New Orleans Tours & Attractions Website

"Fun Things To Do In New Orleans" - Expedia Website

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
Ground Transportation Information

Airport Shuttle - New Orleans Information

New Orleans RTA Streetcar Fare and Pass Information

The National WWII Museum - New Orleans

Confederate Memorial Hall Museum

Irish Cultural Museum - New Orleans

"The Irish House" - New Orleans

Updates will be sent to the membership and maintained on the USNLAA’s Website


NAVCOMMSTA merchandise such as commemorative coins, patches, window decals, & label pins will also be on sale at all the events.

If you have specific questions, please contact Dennis Kolodziej at  ford427@peoplepc.com 


 

"Reunion 2011 in Derry"

2011 Reunion in Derry - Photos

Chuck Brozek's Reunion Photos (74) VIEW


Margie Rooney Tesoriero's Reunion Photos (23) VIEW


Ivor Browne's Reunion Photos (3) VIEW


Dennis Kolodziej's "Opening Night Member's Reception" Photos (30) VIEW


Dennis Kolodziej's "Clooney Base Visit" Photos (100) VIEW


Dennis Kolodziej's "Grand Gala Reception" Photos (41) VIEW


Dennis Kolodziej's "Members Dinner Dance" Photos (27) VIEW


Dennis Kolodziej's "Peace Bridge" Photos (18) VIEW


2011 Reunion in Derry- Information Update - 5 July 2011

Announcement of Headquarters Hotel and Hotel Reservation details

Your Reunion Committee is pleased to announce the selection of
The Tower Hotel
Butcher St., Derry, Northern Ireland, BT48 6HL
as our 2011 Derry Reunion Headquarters Hotel

The Tower Hotel is centrally located within the famous Derry Wall, just across from Butcher Gate and only one block from The Diamond. A block of discounted rooms have been reserved at the hotel for your personal booking. The Rates (listed in British Pounds Sterling) are: £68.00 per night (two persons with full Irish breakfast included). £53.00 per night (single person with full Irish breakfast included) for the reunion period Monday, July 25th through Sunday, July 31st 2011.
In addition, discounted rates are also being offered for both five days prior and five days following the Reunion period for those planning to stay longer. These discounted rooms are based on availability, so it is recommended to make your reservations now. Please do not wait to make reservations! The cancellation policy for individual reservations is 12 Noon 24 hours prior to the date of arrival. If a reservation is canceled after this, the hotel will charge for the first nights stay.

You may make reservations one of three ways:

(1) By using the on line "Make a reservation" feature available on the Tower Hotel website. The "Rate Code" is:  usnavy    Enter this as one word in the box after selecting your Arrival and Departure dates. Please note our discounted rate includes Breakfast, so there is no need to re-enter this in the "Enhance Your Stay" section of the on-line booking process. To make your reservation now: Click Here


(2) By phoning the hotel directly at 011-44-2871-371000

(3) By e-mailing our contact person, Deirdre McDermott, Revenue Manager, Tower Hotel at  dmcdermott@thd.ie 

For additional information or access to the "Make a reservation" feature - link to the Tower Hotel web site: Click Here


2011 Derry Reunion Announcement and Registration Form

Click on the respective item to view, print out the Registration Form form, fill in and mail to the Association PO Box per instructions.

2011 Derry ReunionANNOUNCEMENT

2011 Derry ReunionREGISTRATION FORM

 

To view a listing of members that are attending the 2011 Derry Reunion, click on:
  Who's Attending


The Reunion Committee is currently in the initial planning stages for this event.

We are planning on similar venues and schedule as previously held at the 2003 and 2007 Derry Reunions, tentatively in the late July time frame.

That is an Opening Night Members Reception, a Grand Gala Reception, and a Members Dinner Dance. Live entertainment (music) at the Grand Gala and Dinner Dance. For those that are not familar, details are covered further below in the previous 2003 and 2007 Derry Reunion postings.

In order to help the committee plan this event, would Members kindly provide the following information:

1. Do you plan to attend?

- Yes, I plan to attend

- Possibly, I may want to attend

- No, I do not plan to attend

If you are planning on or possibly attending, please include the total number attending in your party. Include names in your party, if possible.

 

2. Hotel Lodging Requirements (Important)

Please indicate if you plan to stay at the headquarters hotel or not.

If so, for approximately how many nights.

 

3. If hiring (renting) or driving a vehicle, will you require car parking at the hotel?

 

To able to get an accurate count asap, we really need a 100% response date from the Membership, even if you plan NOT to attend.

In addition. if you know of shipmates that do not have e-mail, kindly pass the word to them.

Deadline: 17 March 2010 - St. Patrick's Day

Remember, you can always change your mind later. However we need a headcount snapshot of today.

Please note: Your responses, alternative dates, venues, questions, suggestions, and/or concerns, etc ... may be sent by e-mail to or by contacting either Dennis Kolodziej or Jim Sullivan.

Thank You,

The Reunion Committee

 

Previous Alumni Association Reunions

October 3-7, 2010: "The Circa 1960 Group Mini-Reunion" at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort in Virginia Beach, Va.

(To view a listing of people who attended this reunion, click on: Who Attended)

        This Mini-Reunion was organized by member Len Kafer (and his lovely wife, Paula) for the group of sailors who were stationed in Derry during the late 1950's and early 1960's. But, they always invite ALL members who might wish to join them in the fun. They do know how to throw a great party! The dates were Sunday, October 3, through Thursday, October 7, 2010. The headquarters hotel was The Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort, at 3900 Atlantic Ave, located right on the beach.

Based on overwhelming consensus, Len plans for the Mini-Reunion to now become an annual event!  Dates will be planned as not to conflict with any main Association reunions.  Due to health and other reasons, the Annual Mini's will make it easier for those who want to attend.

Ray Crossman's 2010 Mini Reunion Photos (10) VIEW

Chuck Pattinson's 2010 Mini Reunion Photos (8) VIEW

Phil Wade's 2010 Mini Reunion Photos (6) VIEW


Previous Alumni Association Reunions

September 17 - 20, 2009: "The 2009 Reunion" at the Holiday Inn - Patriot's Point in Charleston SC.   (To view a listing of people who attended this reunion, click on: Who Attended)

        This Reunion was organized by members Dennis Kolodziej, Jim Sullivan, and Len Joslyn.

Chuck Brozek's 2009 Reunion Photos (64) VIEW

Ron Bushey's 2009 Reunion Photos (8) VIEW

Ray Crossman's 2009 Reunion Photos (16) VIEW

Bob Flint's 2009 Reunion Photos (7) VIEW

Janet Karns' 2009 Reunion Photos (71) VIEW

Dennis Kolodziej's 2009 Reunion Photos (61) VIEW

Bob "Bobby Red" Redmond's 2009 Reunion Photos (2) VIEW

Jody Wells' 2009 Reunion Photos (4) VIEW

Al "B.L." Whitehead's 2009 Reunion Photos (19) VIEW

 

2009 Reunion in Charleston SC - Information Update - 12 September 2009

To view a listing of members that have registered for this reunion, click on: Who's Registered

 

2009 Reunion in Charleston SC - Information Update - 15 May 2009

Click on the respective item to view, print out the Registration Form form, fill in and mail to the Association PO Box per instructions.

2009 Charleston Reunion ANNOUNCEMENT

2009 Charleston ReunionREGISTRATION FORM

2009 Charleston ReunionAGENDA

 

 

2009 Reunion - 16 Feb 2009

The USNAVCOMMSTA Londonderry Alumni Association is pleased to announce the 2009 Reunion in Charleston, SC.

DATES

Thursday, September 17th to Sunday, September 20th

HEADQUARTERS HOTEL

Holiday Inn Patriots Point – Charleston
250 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Tel: 1-843-884-6000

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Registration - TBA

General Membership Meeting – TBA

Member Organized Golf Outing - TBA

Friday – September 18th
6:00 pm – 2:00 am – Jericho’s Room

Cocktail Reception
Cash Bar

Saturday – September 19th
6:00 pm – 2:00 am – Main Ballroom

Dinner Dance
Music Entertainment
Cash Bar

Reunion Event ticket pricing and dinner selection to be announced shortly


HOSPITALITY SUITE

The Seabrook Room will be available for our exclusive use from Noon on Thursday until Sunday 10:00 am

Members will be permitted to keep their beverages, snacks, and coolers for consumption in this room. Ice will be provided by the hotel staff

ROOM RESERVATIONS

Guest Room Rates: $119.00 + tax per night – single or double

Mini Suites available at $169.00 + tax per night. (Ask for Sales)

Guaranteed room rates will be available from Wed. Sept 16th until Mon. Sept 21st
be sure and and use the Group Code "NAV."

Reservations Phone: 1-800-290-4004 or

Direct link to the hotel reservation web site: Click Here

to proceed directly to the reservation desk

Late Check Out available for Priority Club members (preferred) or inquire at desk.

WEBSITE LINKS FOR GENERAL INFORMATION

Holiday Inn Patriots Point Website

Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Website

Updates will be sent to the membership and maintained on the USNLAA’s Website


NAVCOMMSTA merchandise such as commemorative coins, patches, window decals, & label pins will also be on sale at all the events.

If you have specific questions, please contact Dennis Kolodziej at  ford427@peoplepc.com 

or 734-753-5790.

Previous Alumni Association Reunions

September 21-25, 2008: "The Circa 1960 Group Mini-Reunion" at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort in Virginia Beach, Va.   (To view a listing of people who attended this reunion, click on: Who Attended)

        This Mini-Reunion was organized by member Len Kafer (and his lovely wife, Paula) for the group of sailors who were stationed in Derry during the late 1950's and early 1960's. But, they always invite ALL members who might wish to join them in the fun. They do know how to throw a great party!
        The dates were Sunday, September 21, through Thursday, September 25, 2008. The headquarters hotel was The Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort, at 3900 Atlantic Ave, located right on the beach.

Gene Graeff's 2008 Mini Reunion Photos (17) VIEW

Ray Crossman's 2008 Mini Reunion Photos (30) VIEW


July 30th - August 3rd, 2007: "Reunion 2007 in Derry" at The City Hotel, Derry, Northern Ireland.

Dennis Kolodziej's 2007 Derry Reunion Photos (56) VIEW

 

Link to Roy Spencer's 2007 Derry Reunion Photos - Group #1VIEW

Link to Roy Spencer's 2007 Derry Reunion Photos - Group #2VIEW

Please read this message about your mailing address:

        If you have moved since you first registered with the Alumni Association, we may not have your new postal mailing address. So, to be sure you don't miss out on receiving our "Reunion 2007 in Derry" registration packet in the mail, please send in your current mailing address to Alumni Association Secretary Dennis Kolodziej at e-mail: ford427@peoplepc.com

        In fact, just to be sure we do have your postal mailing address on file, it wouldn't hurt to confirm it with Dennis Kolodziej.  Please be sure to include YOUR NAME (you'd be surprised how many forget to do this!) 

July 30th - August 3rd, 2007: "Reunion 2007 in Derry" at The City Hotel, Derry, Northern Ireland.

Good news!  Reunion Reservation Forms were mailed out to all members in February. If you haven't received yours, please contact RON SPADAFORA, at email address:  spadaforausn@cox.net  or mail him at: 1005 Grand Oak Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23455, and request copies of the forms be mailed to you. Remember to include your name and mailing address in your message to Ron.  

Headquarters Hotel: The City Hotel, City Quay, Derry, Northern Ireland. Hotel Reservations Phone Number (when calling from the U.S.): 011-44-28-7136-5800. Hotel Room Rates (listed in British Pounds Sterling): £80.00 per night (two persons with breakfast included). £55.00 per night (single person with breakfast included). Tell them you are with the U.S. Navy Reunion being held at their hotel, July 30th to August 3rd, 2007. These rates are also offered for two days prior and two days following the reunion period.

Reunion Event Ticket Prices 

Reunion registration forms will be mailed out to all registered members starting the third week of January, 2007. So, please ensure that we have your most recent postal mail address, especially if you have moved in the past few years.

Opening night MEMBERS Reception, Monday, July 30, 2007

Cost Per Ticket: $15.00 (₤7.50 for our Northern Ireland members)

This reception is open only to Members, their spouses, and any immediate family members who might have traveled with them to the reunion. Keg Beer, Light appetizers, plus tea and coffee will be served. 

Mid-Week GRAND GALA Reception, Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Cost Per Ticket: 
$15.00 (₤7.50 for our Northern Ireland members)

This reception is open to Members and their guests. Light appetizers, plus tea and coffee will be served.

Closing Night MEMBERS Dinner Dance, Friday, August 3, 2007

Cost Per Ticket: $48.00 (₤24.50 for our Northern Ireland members)

This Dinner and Dance is open to Members, their spouses, and any immediate family members who might have traveled with them to the reunion. A five course dinner, including your choice of one of two main courses, will be served. Keg Beer will be provided.

Previous Alumni Association Reunions

October 18-21, 2006: "The Circa 1960 Group Mini-Reunion" at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort in Virginia Beach, Va.   (To view a listing of people who attended this reunion, click on: Who Attended)

        This Mini-Reunion was organized by member Len Kafer (and his lovely wife, Paula) for the group of sailors who were stationed in Derry during the late 1950's and early 1960's. But, they always invite ALL members who might wish to join them in the fun. They do know how to throw a great party!
        The dates were Wednesday, October 18, through Saturday, October 21, 2006. The headquarter's hotel was The Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort, at 3900 Atlantic Ave, located right on the beach.

"Orlando in 2005" Reunion  May 12-14, 2005, at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Orlando, Florida

Reunion write-up provided by President G. Frank Smith:    It was now 12 May 2005 and the big day had arrived. It was reunion time in "O" town. The registration and check-in was conducted from 1-4PM in the hotel lobby. At that time everyone received their reunion packets for the festivities for the next couple of days of the reunion. We had a very nice turn out for the reunion. We had a "Hospitality Room" available for the enjoyment of our members where they could relax and have a few cool ones with their friends if they did not desire to take advantage of any sight seeing or visit any of the local attractions. The welcome aboard social hour was from 6-7PM where all the members could meet old friends and make new acquaintances. A cold keg of beer was available with a cash bar. The social hour was followed  with Hor D'Oeuvres served from 7-9PM with soft music. From 9PM till closing, music was provided for dancing. There was one special extra provided for the members. The original copy of the reunion yearbook from the reunion in Derry in 2003 was made available for members to view. It was not possible to have it printed as we would have required 300 copies minimum order for the book and we did not have that many orders for the yearbook. It was put on a table with other material from other members to view for their enjoyment. On the 13th of May 2005, a social hour was held from 6-7PM in the ballroom followed by a sit-down dinner from 709PM. It was originally scheduled as a buffet but due to technical difficulties we had to go with a sit-down dinner instead. During the meal, soft music was provided by a DJ. From 9PM till closing music was provided for dancing. After the ballroom closed, many members retired to the Hospitality Room for relaxation and a few drinks with their friends. It was a rumor that one member enjoyed himself so much that he decided to sleep in the lobby rather than go to his room. I am not sure of his name but I really think he enjoyed both the dinner and the hospitality room. Of course, he had a few of his friends there with him also!! That Saturday morning a general membership meeting was held in the hospitality room. Many things were brought up and discussed. A few of the highlights of that meeting was the word put out regarding the intention of the Association to establish a scholarship fund for one of the colleges in Derry. It was stated that more info would be forth coming when the final details were worked out by the scholarship committee. It was also announced that that the Association was offering lifetime membership for the sum of $100.00 per member.  It was now the 14th of May 2005 and time for the dinner-dance finale. The social hour was from 6-7PM in the ballroom. The dinner was served from 7-9PM. From 9PM till closing, music was provided by a live band. We all saw many nice moves out on that dance floor. Some I have never seen before. Everyone either danced or just relaxed and socialized with their friends over a cool drink. One of the highlights of the evening was the raffle. Since the first day of the reunion, tickets were sold on a basket of booze with the proceeds going to the scholarship fund. Thanks to the generosity of the members, we have a nice sum to start off the scholarship fund. The winner of the raffle was none other than Ron Spadafora. He stated that he only wanted the basket but we all noticed that he also took the booze!! Another highlight of the reunion was that we were pleased to have two of our past commanding officers present at the reunion. Both Capt. Ward and Capt. Lynch we present for the reunion. A golf tournament was set-up by Ron Spadafora at the Shades of Green course at Disney World. I understand that everyone had a great time. The big winners of the tournament were the Dixon foursome. All in all. I guess it would be safe to say that the food was great and the "Craic was Ninety". Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and we will all look forward to seeing our dear friends again at the next reunion in Derry in 2007.

"The Circa 1960 Group Mini-Reunion" October 20-24, 2004, at the Holiday Inn in Virginia Beach, Va.

    This group of alumni members held their second mini-reunion in Virginia Beach in October 2004 and it was a rousing success thanks to Len and Paula Kafer and others. The small size of the group and the closeness over the 4 or 5 days allows the members to truly bond. The memory of some of these old timers is truly amazing and one sea story leads to another. Members Phil Wade, Len Kafer, Barney Westphal and Tank Byron provided the entertainment at the dinner and these guys only get better with age. The fact that many of the members in group are retired makes arranging these mini-reunions that much easier but other year group should give it a try. You will be amazed how close a group can get.

 Photos received so far can be viewed here


"Reunion 2003 in Derry" July 30-August 3, 2003, at The City Hotel, Derry, Northern Ireland. 

    Close to 300 members and spouses attended our five-day reunion in "The Town That We Loved So Well", for a fun-filled time which included two nightly receptions and a Dinner/Dance. Attendees also visited the "old base" which brought back many memories for those who served on the base. In attendance was 1942 Alumnus Howard Dodds, who opened the Springtown base, and 1977 Alumnus Mike Anderson, who handed over the keys to the base when it was closed. The Mayor of Derry, Shaun Gallagher, attended the Grand Gala Reception and personally handed out gold medallions to each of the U.S. Sailors who returned for the reunion. This was not a "once in a life time" event, as our Alumni Association By-laws call for quadrennial reunions to be held in Derry. We WILL return to Derry in 2007. 

(1) Here are a couple of group photos taken at the Derry Wall:  view

(2) Gordy Bauschka (RM, 66 to 69) created a website photo album of 75 photos he took during the Derry Reunion, including many from the our visit to the "old base":   View Gordy's Photos

(3) Gordy also has a short video (5-6mins) available for viewing: View Gordy's Video
(Note: you will need RealPlayer to view
it from your PC. If you don't have RealPlayer, click on: RealPlayer to download a free version called RealOne Free Player 2.0

"Reunion 2001 in Virginia Beach" July 6-8, 2001, in Virginia Beach, Virginia  

    A grand time was had by all at the recent Virginia Beach Reunion, with over 200 people attending the three-day festivities. Tom Porter and John Reigle did an outstanding job as the "local arrangements" committee. To view a listing of who attended the reunion, select:  view   To view a few pictures from the reunion:  view

 

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