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11/20 2024 Ship's Reunion
11/11 A Tribute to Veterans
11/07 Navy Week Information
10-31 Million Veteran Program
09-29 IF there is a shutdown...
09-10  Capt. Edward Whelan Passes
08-19 National Assn Destroyer Vets Reunion
07-13 Interesting Details
06-03 Nice Presentation
05-25 200 VA Memorial Daby Obsetvances
05-21 Reunion Attendees Listing
04-02 VA: You May Qualify for Disability Benefits
03-23 It'l Make Him Cry
02-12 For Vietnam Shipmates
01-23 JDisplay the Flag properly and proudlyJ         
01-11 Fond Memories
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12-23 A Special Christmas Visit
11-09 Veterans Day 2022 Specials
10-18 Pollywog to Shellback     (Courtesy Nick Tomasi  SHSN 63-64)
10-11 Orleck Looking Good!
08-21 Were you an RD?  (Not any more!)
07-05 Jacksonville Naval Museum
06-05 USS RICH Kazoo Band
05-29 2022 Memorial Service
05-22 Life Aboard a Destroyer (Video)
04-12 Real War Photos
03-26 Orleck Arrives at Jacksonville
02-22 Naval Order of the United States
01-22 Memories...
820 Newsletter Archive Available to Members
Veteran Information 2023-2022
from CVSO Chuck Weber
10/31 Veteran Day Discounts znd other benefits
08-18 Veteran-Retiree Survivor Checklist
01-19 VA app achieves 1Million downloads
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12-15 New VA Life Insurance Coming Soon
11-29 IMPORTANT: Do not use old VA phone numbers
11-17 Vets Get Free Lifetime Passes...
11-01 Veteran Discount offers for Veterans’ Day
11-01 2022 Free Veterans’ Day Events
08-10 PACT Act Proceeding
08-02 Military ID Cards Change
08-02 SS Cola 2023
05-04 Military Space "A" Travel Returns
05-04 New VA Burial Sites
04-21 Veteran Discounts Available Year round
04-03 Tidbits for April 2022
03-10 Burial and memorial benefits
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Personnel Changes 2023-22
11-21 Aldridge, Ralph  (STG2) Passed Away
10-10 Dahlstrom, Baesley  (Lee) Passed Away
10-04 Whelan, Edward C  CDR Passed Away
08-02 Ericson, Robert SFM3 Passed Away
06-05 Tubbs, Charles  RMC Passed Away
05-16 McCaffree, BC  LCDR Passed Away
04-06 Parks, Whit   RD3 Passed Away
03-07 Bumpass, Charley  EMP3 Passed Away
03-07 Ray, John E  GMG2 Passed Away
03-07 Klemick, Ronald  Ltjg Passed Away
02-07 Hogge, Lonnie  SM1 Passed Away
02-09 Fields, Robert W  RDSN Passed Away
12-25 Himes, Carl SK3 Passed Away
11-30 Testo, Michael  OS3 Passed Away
09-21 Compher, Sam  PC3 Passed Away
08-11 McCall, Robert  EM3 Passed Away
07-16 Rockwell, Fred Sc1 Passed Away
06-27 Gross, William  BT3 Passed Away
05-01 Handly, Donald  PC3 Passed Away
05-24 Bishop, Ronald   LTjg Passed Away
04-19 Hineland, Dwayne  IC3 Passed Away
03-20 Weiss, Howard R  Ens Passed Away
03-17 Morgan, Tommie GMG2 Passed Away
02-19 Carpenter, Paul D DC3 Passed Away
02-20 Bricker, Charles BM3 Passed Away
01-27 Welker, James D Passed Away
01-17 Yocum, William  MMC Passed Away
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