2018 Reunion

USS Fletcher & USS O'Bannon 2018 Reunion
(DD-445, DDE-445, DD-450, DDE-450, DD-987 & DD-992)
Virginia Beach, VA
September 24 - 27, 2018

At the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel & Convention Center
2800 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, 23451
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Standard room rate is $99 for single or double, $109 for triple, $119 for quad per night. Includes a $10 breakfast voucher per person, per night. Tell the Hotel that you are with the USS Fletcher/O’Bannon Reunion.

The deadline for registering and paying for the optional tours and banquet has passed however spots are still available. Please contact Larry Friederich, call or text 619-665-2188.

Hotel reservations are separate and can be made by calling the hotel direct at 757-481-9000

Tour Itinerary

For early arrivals on Monday, September 24, we have the option of taking a bus tour to Colonial Williamsburg and the Revolutionary War Museum in Yorktown, VA. Twenty-five guests are needed for this to happen. $69 per person

Tuesday, September 25 we'll visit the U.S. Naval Station in Norfolk along with the MacArthur Memorial and a riding tour of Norfolk with some time off to walk around. Included will be the Chrysler Museum and Doumars Ice cream store! Lunch will be on the Base so bring your steel stomachs! $62 per person. PLEASE NOTE: Guests from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Georgia, Alaska, California, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, South Carolina or Maine, these states are not compliant with the congressionally mandated REAL ID Act of 2005, therefore, guests seeking base access from these states will require a secondary form of identification such as passport, state or local government ID, copy of birth certificate issued in US, or social security card without restrictions, Medicare card.

Wednesday, September 26 after breakfast, we start with a bus riding tour of Virginia Beach to the Cape Henry Lighthouse. Then, of course, some of every sailor's favorite another day at sea with a harbor cruise on the Victory Rover that includes a box lunch. $72 per person. Tour ends at approximately 2:00 PM. 

Thursday, September 27 one last treat to see a real treasure, a trip to the Military Aviation Museum which has a collection of many historic military planes. $42 per person. (Each group’s business meeting can be held after this tour ends at 12:30 PM.)

Then it's back to the hotel to get ready for our banquet buffet and a fun night! $30.95 per person. Menu: Virginia Peanut Soup with Smithfield Ham and Honey Roasted Peanut Croutons, Garden Fresh Salad Bowl with Assorted Dressings, Marinated Three Bean Salad and Cucumber Tomato Salad, Roast Pork Loin with Sweet Onion, Tomato Marmalade and Cider Glaze, Pecan Crusted Chicken Breast with Maple Crème Fraiche, Sliced New York Sirloin Roast with Rosemary Au Jus, Sugar Snap Peas with Carrots and Mint, Twice Baked Sweet Potato Tarts, Buttermilk Chive Mashed Potatoes, Traditional Virginia Dessert Display, Bakery Fresh Rolls and Sweet Creamy Butter, Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Iced Tea.

Friday, September 28, departure day.

For those who stay the following weekend, the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival is September 28-30.


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USS Fletcher and USS O’Bannon at Midway Atoll, Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 1953


USS O’Bannon in 1969


USS Fletcher in 1968

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