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USSSVA membership, if you plan to attend our 9th USSSVA reunion in San Francisco this August, please take a few minutes and complete the hotel registration process. The instructions are laid out below and are quite easy to complete. I will be tracking the number of rooms booked and will try and add additional room at our rate if needed.

If you have any issues please feel free to contact me…

Booking Website:

The cut-off date for reservations guaranteed at the group rate is Wednesday, July 26th.

*Please note, once the contracted number of rooms at the group rate have been reserved, additional rooms may be available at a higher rate.

Look Who's Coming to San Francisco this year...

Name Arrive Depart
JAMES BRANTLEY 6-Aug-17 14-Aug-17
DAVID DYKAOFF 10-Aug-17 13-Aug-17
Raymond Pierce 9-Aug-17 13-Aug-17
Myron Carter 9-Aug-17 13-Aug-17
David Caldwell 9-Aug-17 13-Aug-17
bill vogel 8-Aug-17 13-Aug-17
ERIKA LINDBLOM 7-Aug-17 13-Aug-17
Marland Townsend 12-Aug-17 13-Aug-17
Garry Gerlach 9-Aug-17 13-Aug-17
Robert Miller 9-Aug-17 13-Aug-17
DANIEL JUSTYNSKI 9-Aug-17 13-Aug-17
William Norris 7-Aug-17 14-Aug-17
Vic Hellberg 7-Aug-17 14-Aug-17
Earl Boutell 9-Aug-17 13-Aug-17
philip buckler 10-Aug-17 13-Aug-17
Roger Kane 8-Aug-17 13-Aug-17
Mark Giraldi 8-Aug-17 15-Aug-17
David Holton 9-Aug-17 13-Aug-17
Charles Rudd 9-Aug-17 13-Aug-17
Peter Leon 9-Aug-17 13-Aug-17
CRAIG HONOUR 8-Aug-17 13-Aug-17

Somethings to note:

Room Policies - Tax is included - Fees for extra guests: 2nd guest= 0.00 Tax Policy 12.00% Hotel Room Tax Per Night. $2.00 Tourism Fee Per Night. Cancel Policy Cancel by 3pm hotel time 48hrs prior to arrival to avoid cancellation fee. Children Policy Children aged 17 years or younger will stay free of charge in their parents room. - See more at:

Bill Norris
USSSVA Reunion Coordinator
281 785-6415




USS Seattle AOE-3 Veteran’s Association is pleased to announce that the 23rd and next to last Captain has accepted the invitation to be the banquet speaker at our 9th reunion. 

Mark your calendars… August 9 – 13, 2017 and tell your friends.

Captain David C. Dykhoff will be at the San Francisco Hyatt Regency Airport.  

Captain Dykhoff served aboard 2/14/03 – 4/8/04.  

Please watch our website for all upcoming reunion information. 

Message from the Reunion Committee Chair Bill Norris

Great news shipmates, we are well underway in finalizing plans for the 2017 USSSVA reunion in San Francisco and it looks like another fun time for everyone.  Our next reunion is scheduled for August 9th – 13th, we will be staying at the San Francisco Airport Hyatt Regency hotel.  More information and registration details will be provided in the weeks to come. The rate for a room, which includes breakfast daily is $207.60, which is a great rate for San Francisco.

Again, we need everyone to please register for the hotel as early as possible so we can avoid losing the discount rooms; we have a minimum of 25 rooms to fill to avoid any type of penalty so please sign up early, you can always cancel your room. We plan to have some special incentives for those that can sign up earl details to follow.

This year we are going to have more free time during the reunion as has been requested. Thursday and Friday will not be as hectic as past reunions and Saturday will be a free day until the Banquet that evening. We will start on Wednesday with registration and an evening of snacks and meet new members and storytelling. Thursday, we are planning a trip to peer 39, Alcatraz tour, free time for shopping and then an evening dinner cruise around the bay. Friday, we are going to have a morning city tour, return to the hotel for our annual “Show and Tell”, then a dinner in the Hyatt with a guest speaker, Captain Townsend is helping us find. He has some great options for us. Saturday, we will have some options for guests to select from, then Saturday night we will have our banquet and our speaker will be Captain David C. Dykhoff, Captain Dykhoff served aboard 2/14/03 – 4/8/04. The reunion will end with our Farwell breakfast in the hotel commons area.

This schedule will hopefully give everyone a chance to take a tour or trip in the area they would like or to just relax at the hotel and visit. We will try and provide information about points of interest in the area. This year it looks like we could have up to 3 former Captains at the reunion, how cool would that be!!!

Hope see you in San Francisco…




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