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2017 Reunion – Jacksonville, Fl.—September 6-10, 2017


The 2017 Reunion is being hosted by Mike and Linda Gargano at the Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Airport Hotel, 14670 Duval Road, Jacksonville, Fl. 32218.  A special room rate of $109 per night includes a breakfast buffet for 2 people. The rate is good for 3 days before and 3 days after the reunion. Reservations must be made under the Group Name:  Naval Reunion-USS Neches AO47 to  receive the special rate.  Toll Free reservation:  1-877-559-0015.  Reservations need to be made by August 6, 2017.


Reunion activities begin on Wed. Sept 6th with registration in the hospitality room.


Thursday is a day trip by motorcoach to St. Augustine, Fl. beginning at 9:00 a.m.  St. Augustine is America’s oldest city and we’ll experience much of it’s old-world charm, there will be plenty of time to explore and shop in the marketplace and lunch at the many quaint restaurants.


Friday we will tour the Mayport Naval Base with a base Naval guide.  Lunch will be provided at the Ocean Breeze on base where we will also conduct our Memorial Service with the “Roll Call of the Departed”. After the lunch/Memorial Service we will leave Mayport for a tour of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery.  Next stop will be the Veteran’s Memorial Wall where we will lay the Memorial Wreath.


Saturday will begin with the Association Business Meeting to decide on next year’s reunion site and the host.  The afternoon will be activities in the hospitality room, with a plated dinner hosted in the hotel.


Sunday always comes much too soon and we will be saying our goodbyes and well wishes until we meet again in another year.


This preliminary itinerary will be updated as needed.