The 2018 DDG-5 Reunion will be held from 3 May, 2018 to 6 May, 2018. The host hotel will once again be the DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Riverfront. As part of the hotel contract, a block of rooms with special DDG-5 Crew Members Association rates will be reserved for those attending the reunion and staying at the hotel.
The Reunion Committee has finalized the contract with the hotel for our reunion to ensure that we will have a fun and successful time. The hotel has provided a link to a special DDG-5 room reservation page which can be found by clicking the Hotel Reservation Information button above. If you decide instead to make your room reservations over the phone, make sure to tell them you're with the DDG-5 Crew Members Association.
To receive the special DDG-5 Association room discount, YOU MUST make your room reservations not later than Thursday, April 5, 2018. If you miss that cutoff date, you may be charged the full hotel room rate.
It was hoped that the USS Charles F. Adams DDG-2 would be in Jacksonville at the time of our reunion. However it now appears that she won't be arriving until "late spring" according to the Adams Museum. Not sure exactly what "late spring" means, but we're pretty sure it means long after our reunion. This is a major disappointment since we decided to have this reunion in Jacksonville specifically because we were (more-or-less) assured that the Adams would be there.
Clicking on the Reunion Schedule button will open a PDF file with, as of now, a tentative agenda. You'll need to make sure your browser can open the file internally or open the file in a PDF reader (recommended Adobe Reader). As of yet, there are no specific plans for events other than the usual reception, pizza party, and semi-formal dinner. If you have any suggestions for things to do, please contact the Reunion Committee with your ideas and they will be considered. As things solidify the Reunion Schedule will be modified and updated as approprate.
If you haven't yet done so and are planning or even thinking of coming to the reunion, please take a few minutes to fill out the Reunion Survey. This will help the Reunion Committee in their planning for the number of folks attending each event and for event transportation.
2018 DDG-5 Reunion 3-6 May, 2018 Jacksonville, Florida