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Over a 3 or 4 year period we rotate our reunion locations around the country. This offers as many of our shipmates as possible an opportunity to attend at least one reunion every so often. This has worked over the past 20 years, or so, as we see many shipmates, who could not travel far, attend the reunion when they are closer to them.
At the current reunion we vote on the site for the next reunion. Once the next site is selected that reunion will happen. (Unfortunately 2020 is an exception - see below). We know, in the past, you may have been concerned about making reservations etc. due to a possible cancellation of the reunion. That will not happen in the future. Once the reunion is published in the Pipeline along with the Registration Form it will happen. We know it's difficult to commit to something nine or so months in advance but the financial commitment to the hotel and number of rooms reserved were made prior to the Registration form being distributed. We understand that persons get sick, or other instances may come up, but in order to have a successful reunion, we need you, our shipmates, to make plans and let us know. If you send in your registration and have to cancel you will be issued a refund.
After much delay due to the Corona Virus a very successful reunion was held in Long Beach, CA in September 2022. A visit to the USS Iowa, a dinner cruise around the Long Beach Harbor and the closing banquet were some highlights of the reunion. Unfortunately, the Queen Mary docked in Long Beach was closed for major repairs. Those who hadn't visited Long Beach after the closure of the Naval Base were astounded by the changes in the harbor area. The only reminder of the past was two MSTS cargo ships at the fuel piers in San Pedro. Special presentations were made to Diane Creedon and John Creedon's daughter Juliette Kvernland for their support to the Caliente Association over the years.
Next Reunion Site:
2023 - Indianapolis, IN - September 18-21
For this reunion's registration click on the link below. The form will be downloaded to your device. Open it, hit enable editing and then either print out the form and fill it out or fill out the form online, save it then email it to email@example.com. You may also inform us if you are going to attend, or just have questions, by using the form at the end of this page. Just fill it out and hit "send info".