11 January 2021:
Happy New Year to all! Hope 2021 will be the year to bring an end to the horrible Covid pandemic and allow the country
to get back to some semblance of normalcy.
Even more exciting news is we now
have a pamphlet laying out the agenda for our June 2021 TCHVA Reunion in the greater Washington DC/Herndon VA region.
So please take a moment to look at the below link for that pamphlet to see what we've got planned and how to register for
the hotel and the events. We're really hopeful the pandemic will be under control and we can hold this reunion.
But we are proceeding with caution and all of the vendors have been most accomodating.
Click Here for June 2021 TCHVA Reunion Brochure
28 December 2020:
We only have a couple of events to nail down for the 22-27 June 2021 TCHVA Reunion in the Herndon VA/Washington DC area.
Hopefully the country will have figured out this Covid pandemic, and with the new vaccines and practices, we will be able
to conduct our reunion event with little to no restrictions. We are working closely with our event planning team to
lock in an itinerary with all the necessary safeguards and guarantees that afford us the greatest flexibility given the existing,
and projected, health concerns.
hope to have a final agenda out to everyone by mid- to late January 2021, and at this time, we're estimating a March 2021
"Go or No Go" cutoff date for the event. We want to ensure that when the reunion takes place, it will be in
the safest and most secure environment for all. That is paramount for our planning efforts. So please check back
periodically for the latest info.
23 November 2020:
We are continuing to refine our itinerary for the 22 - 27 June 2021 TCHVA Reunion in the Herndon VA / Washington DC area.
We have the hotel already reserved. Once we know for certain this reunion will happen, taking in all necessary health
precautions, we will post a link/info for making hotel reservations. It should be noted that on Saturday, 26 June 2021,
after our Business Meeting, we are working to get a shuttle or bus to take interested folks to the Udvar-Hazy Museum in Herndon
(about 10 minutes or so from the hotel). This museum is an Annex to the larger Smithsonian Air & Space Center.
Among other artifacts incuded are the Space Shuttle Discovery, the Enola Gay WWII bomber, and the Gemini 7 space capsule.
So stay tuned!
Click Here For Latest Reunion Itinerary
2 October 2020:
We are continuing our planning efforts with our 2021 TCHVA Reunion event coordinator for this reunion. We will be based
out of Herndon VA, just a short ride from downtown Washington DC where most of our tours will be focused. All planning
efforts are contingent on the status of this terrible COVID-19 Virus pandemic, and we are assured that all of the companies
and organizations we have been in touch with have the safety of our folks as priority #1. We will continue to move ahead
with plans cautiously, and at this time we don't expect to commit to any venue until early next year at the soonest.
At this time we are looking to include the following in our itinerary:
- US Capitol
and the Mall Museums
- Arlington National Cemetary and Mount Vernon
- Options to pick and choose additional various Mall Museums and National Memorials
- Dedication of our ship plaque at the US Navy Memorial
Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum (near our hotel in Herndon VA)
Our plans also
include a dedicated Hospitality Room where we can gather to renew old friendships, make new friendships, meet families and
friends who choose to join us, swap sea stories (seems evry reunion they get a little taller and fuzzier), and just kick back
and relax with a nice beverage and some munchies. We will also plan on a dedicated Banquet Room for our Saturday evening
banquet, group and individual photo sessions, and any announcements stemming from our TCHVA Business Meeting earlier that
Again, this is all premised on having a safe and healthy environment within
which to operate. So stay tuned, say a prayer or two, and hope for the best. If nothing else, Ya' Gotta Have Hart!!!
22 August 2020:
We have been in contact with our event planner looking ahead to our June 2021 Reunion in Reston VA/Wahington DC. We
are starting to put together a portfolio of events & sites that we'd like to consider for this event to see how we can
best coordinate transportation to and from these various events. In some cases, like visiting the Mall in DC, where
folks can walk to various sites or use public transit (bus/metro) to see others, we are estimating departure and pickup times
to and from our hotel to afford ample time to complete the day and still leave time for dinner and enjoying time in our Hospitality
Room (where the stories are funny and the tales keep getting taller). So stay tuned as we hope to have a rough itinerary
As always, these plans are tentative in
view of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Our efforts for this event will always take the safety and health of our shipmates
and families in mind.