There are several things to be considered when planning our reunions: Should it be held on the West Coast, East Coast, or in the Midwest? What time of year and what weather can we expect at the selected location? How much money will the crew pay for travel, hotel, and food? Will the crew pre-pay to cover deposits required? How many will show?

The reunion information found here is only for reunions organized by me; there may be other reunions I'm not aware of. Are you planning a ship reunion? Want that information listed here? Please EMail me the details.


September 13, 2019: Dates and venue have been selected with contracts being signed next week. Check back for all the details.

If you plan on attending in October 2020 be sure I have your dates served onboard (month/year), rate, and t-shirt size. There just might be a special giveaway for your answer?

HOTEL: A block of rooms will be available for either $139.00 or $160.00 per night. I will be responsible for a large percentage of the block. Please EMail me whether you would be using my hotel block or making your own arrangements. Please answer even if you've already told me.

CAR RENTAL: Enterprise Rent-A-Car has offered a 5% discount, and from what I can determine, this is nothing really special ... but it will be available.

OTHER TRANSPORTATION: Any group transportation will be from the hotel to the scheduled event

Check back for weekend schedule updates and other important reunion news.


  • Updated 7/28 - schedule subject to change
  • Friday 1900 - Welcome Reception Will you be attending? email your name with answer
  • Saturday 1100 - Main Reunion Event or USS Anchorage LPD23 Ship's Tour (another amphib if LPD23 not in port)
  • Saturday 1630 - Main Reunion Event or Group Event or Personal Time
  • Sunday 0830 - Group Breakfast - Old Town Mexican Cafe
  • Sunday 1200 - Group Event - TBD
  • Monday 1000 - Extra - San Diego Low Speed Wind Tunnel Tour FREE If not being used and group size limited to 20

Possible group events for Sunday: 2 Hr Harbor Cruise (20 or more) $29.00, 30 Min Patriot Jet Boat (20 or more) $27.00, Harbor Cruise & Patriot Jet Boat (20 or more) $39.00, iFly San Diego (Indoor Skydiving) $61.20, PETCO Park Tour $17.00, 2.5 Hr Ohana Sunset Dolphin Whale Watching Tour (group size limited to 30) $40.00, or .....

Latest count shows 8 for a Friday 'Welcome Reception' and 70(?) attending the main reunion event on Saturday. Final poll results showed most crew wanted 2020 over 2019 and San Diego over Anchorage.

As deposits/payments are received, names will be added to this list of attendees.


  • QM Alan Bescan 5/73-12/76
  • Will you be there?
  • BM Michael McGrath 6/76-1/78



Breakfasts at Old Town Mexican Cafe, Saturday afternoon tour of the USS Anchorage LPD23, and Saturday dinner at Randy Jones All-American Grill with a presentation by USS Anchorage LPD23 Commander Joel Stewart.


  • QM Alan Bescan 5/73-12/76
  • Jupiter Bongolan 4/97-5/01
  • DC Morgan Croft 00-04
  • MM Joe Croney 10/68-4/71 *Plank Owner
  • Stephen Fabbri 8/69-1/71
  • Jacinto Ganac Jr 10/01-10/03
  • MA Bob Haslett 7/77-7/80
  • DC David Kessler 3/02-10/03
  • BM Michael McGrath 6/76-1/78
  • MA Dave Rios 1/85-8/87
  • EM Charles Shorkey 7/73-11/76
  • MM Royd Stewart 11/00-10/01
  • Douglas Tibbitts 93-11/96
  • BT Hank Watson
  • FT Steven Weethee 2/71-3/73