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
757-481-9000
cwolfe@virginiabeachresort.com

Standard room rate is $114.89 including tax.
Be sure to tell the Hotel that you are with the USS Fletcher/O’Bannon Reunion.
Click here for a printable sign-up sheet(must be mailed by August 25)

Optional Tours
Tours by Phillips DMC

All tours require a minimum of 35 guests except for the Monday tour that requires at least 25. Tour prices may increase by $5 per person for reservations made after the Augutst 25 cutoff date.

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

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

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.

Click here for a printable sign-up sheet(must be mailed by August 25)

Hotel reservations should be made directly with the hotel and the sign-up sheet used to pay for the optional tours and banquet. 


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


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USS O’Bannon in 1969



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USS Fletcher in 1968


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