What's New

10/2/17
Uploaded  photographs of the Reunion in Duluth.   Look in the new folder titled 2017 DULUTH REUNION.

9/29/17
Uploaded the 2017 Reunion Report in the REUNIONS folder under the ABOUT US tab in the left hand column.

Uploaded the September Edition of THE GATOR in the NEWSLETTERS folder under the ABOUT US tab in the left hand column.

9/13/17
The vote for the next reunion in 2019 was held at the 2017 Reunion in Duluth.  The results are:

                Norfolk, VA        0
                Charleston, SC   0
                Mobile, AL         0
                San Diego, CA   11
                Duluth, MN        21

The primary reason Duluth won was due to the costs needed to conduct a reunion, such as hotel contracts, hotel deposits, minimum room requirements, free breakfasts, tour prices and transportation costs, and registration fee.  Since we have been established in Duluth we have been able to obtain many of the above services with no, or very low fees.

The current Executive Board volunteered to remain the same for the next two years.  The nomination was presented to the membership at the All Hands Meeting held on Thursday evening, September 7th, and was unanimously voted in favor.  So the Executive Board will remain the same for the next two years.

9/11/17
Posted video of the Presentation of USS Duluth ship model to city of Duluth, MN (link is on left side of page)

8/27/17
Uploaded the Plan of the Day for the upcoming Duluth Reunion.  You can find it under the 2017 Reunion tab at the left.

8/4/17
Uploaded the Minutes from the August 2nd Executive Board Meeting into the Executive Board Meeting Minutes Folder in the Members Only area.

In late July the Minutes from the July 5th Executive Board Meeting and also the July 13th Special Executive Board Meeting were uploaded to the Executive Baord Meeting Minutes Folder in the Members Only area.

6/17/17
Uploaded the Minutes from the June 16th Executive Board Meeting into the Executive Board Meeting Minutes Folder in the Members Only area.

5/31/17
Added a new page under the ABOUT US tab.  It is a behind the scenes story about the little known group "The Dulutions".   Check it out.

5/29/17
Added a new page under the ABOUT US listing.  It is a condensed roster listing of all of our shipmates that the Associaton has contact with since 2013.  The new page is SHIPMATES ROSTER.  

5/19/17
Sent out the May 2017 Newsletter to the entire membership. 

Uploaded the latest "The Gator" Newsletter.  It is located in the Members Only area under the Newsletters Label in the left hand column.

5/6/17
Uploaded the Minutes from the 3rd Town Hall Meeting held on May 6th, 2017 into the Town Hall Meeting folder to the left.

4/11/17
Added a new article under "Meet Your Shipmates" in the Members Only section...  This is an article about John Baker - Jack of the Dust...

4/9/17
Our next Town Hall Meeting is being held in conjunction with our next Executive Board Meeting...  We are combining both meetings together since what we discuss at the Executive Board Meetings is mirrored at the Town Hall Meetings...   

Please attend our next Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, 
May 6th at 1300 E / 1200 C / 1100 M / 1000 P... 

Information on how to join the conference call can be found under the HOME folder and TOWN HALL MEETING subfolder in the left column...

4/9/17
Uploaded the Minutes from the April 5th Executive Board Meeting into the Executive Board Meeting Minutes Folder in the Members Only area.

4/7/17
    Added newly revised "Association Bylaws" and "Articles of Association" in the Members Only section.  The Executive Committee created a new membership category - Lifetime Member.  

3/21/17
    Added a new document "I Was Once A Sailor" in the "Links of Interest" folder in the "HOME" area.

3/19/17

    Added the following WestPac Cruise Books in the MEMBERS ONLY section.

    1983,  1984-85,  1990-91,  1992,  2003,  2004-05


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    Here's is the list of the Cruise Books that we still don't have:

1971-72,  1973-74,  1994,   1996,   1998.

    As you can see the Duluth was a busy ship.

    If you have one of the missing Cruise Books and would be willing to let me borrow it to copy it for our website, I would really appreciate it.

    Let me know at:  dndinlfp@comcast.net

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    Added new links in FAMILY GRAM ETC. in MEMBERS ONLY section.

    Added a FAMILY GRAM ETC.  tab under the MEMBERS ONLY Folder.

    Added Photos from 1972 provided by Doug Johnson in the Photo and Video folder in the MEMBERS ONLY section.

3/6/17
Added the 1981-82 WestPac Cruise Book in the MEMBERS ONLY section.

3/2/17
Uploaded the Minutes from the March 1st Executive Board Meeting into the Executive Board Meeting Minutes Label in the Members Only area.

2/28/17

Added 1975 WestPac Cruise Book in the MEMBERS ONLY section.

2/23/17
Uploaded the latest "The Gator" Newsletter.  It is located in the Members Only area under the Newsletters label in the left hand column.

2/2/17
Uploaded the Minutes from the February 1st Executive Board Meeting into the Executive Board Meeting Minutes Label in the Members Only area.

Uploaded the State of the Association for 2016 to the folder under About Us.

1/28/17
Added another batch of Deck Logs to the folder located in the Members Only area.

1/24/17
Just added two new folders under the MEMBERS ONLY. We have a new folder for Command History Reports, and a new folder for Deck Logs.  Check them out.

1/16/17
Uploaded the Minutes from the January 11th Executive Board Meeting into the Executive Board Meeting Minutes Label in the Members Only area.

12/22/16
Just added a new label under the "HOME" page.  It is "LINKS OF INTEREST".  Check them out when you get a chance.  It is open to the public.  

12/20/16
Took down the Correction and the original December 2016 edition of The Gator and replaced it with the updated copy reflecting the correction to the Presentation Silver Set Ceremony article.

12/16/16
Uploaded a Correction to the Presentation Silver Set Ceremony article in the December 2016 edition of the The Gator.  It is located in the Members Only area under the Newsletters label in the left hand column.

12/15/16
Uploaded the latest "The Gator" Newsletter.  It is located in the Members Only area under the Newsletters label in the left hand column.

12/14/16
Uploaded the interview of Capt. Grimes by John Adams from March of 2015.  It is located in the "Meet Your Shipmates" folder in the Members Only section.  It makes for good reading.

12/12/16
Uploaded the Minutes from the 2nd Town Hall Meeting held on December 10th, 2016 into the Town Hall Meeting folder to the left.

12/10/16
Created a new tab at the left under the Home heading.  Archive Your Memories is a link to the St. Louis County Historical Society's webpage (www.vets-hall.com) where you can submit your stories while stationed on the USS Duluth during her 40 years in commission.

12/9/16
Uploaded the Minutes from the December 7th Executive Board Meeting into the Executive Board Meeting Minutes Label in the Members Only area.

12/01/16
The Agenda for the Second USS Duluth Crewmembers Association All Hands Town Hall Meeting, to be held on Saturday, December 10th at 1300 E / 1200 C / 1100 M / 1000 P, has been uploaded to the Town Hall Meeting Label to the left.  Looking forward to hearing from all of you on your questions and suggestions.

11/16/16

Individual brick photos that are set at the USS Duluth Anchor Monument are now available  in the "Our Engraved Bricks" folder.

Two video's of the ceremony commemorating the return of the USS Duluth Presentation Silver Set are also available for your viewing in the "October Celebration Event" folder.


11/12/16
Uploaded a two part video of the Presentation Silver Set's return to Duluth, Minnesota from the US Navy and the Crewmembers Association.  You can view the video's from the "October Celebration Event" folder under "HOME" to the left.

11/10/16
Uploaded the Minutes from the November 9th Executive Board Meeting into the Executive Board Meeting Minutes Folder in the Members Only area.

11/9/16
It's that time of the year to start thinking about renewal for 2017 USS Duluth Crewmembers Association...  Please keep us in mind after the holidays...

10/26/16
Uploaded the Press Release for the October 28th, 2016 Presentation Silver Set Ceremony in Duluth, Minnesota.

10/18/16
Uploaded the Minutes from the October 18th Special Executive Board Meeting into the Executive Board Meeting Minutes Folder in the Members Only area.

10/12/16
Added a new link in the "Meet Your Shipmates" folder in the Members Only area.

10/10/16
Added a new photo series provided by Bob Willeford from Chandler, Arizona of the USS Duluth LPD-6 during the Evacuation of Saigon in April 1975.

Uploaded the Minutes from the October 7th Executive Board Meeting into the Executive Board Meeting Minutes Folder in the Members Only area.

10/9/16
The 3rd Quarter Financial Report has been posted in the Members Only section.  Look under the Association 2016 Financial Reports tab to the left.

9/26/16
Added OCTOBER CELEBRATION EVENT notification under the HOME Folder.

9/4/16
Added 2000 WestPac Cruise Book in the MEMBERS ONLY section

8/30/16
Check the Veteran's Assistance feature above to read about the Cold War Recognition Certificate.  You will find the application by following the link at the bottom of the page.

8/19/16
2017 REUNION page updated with the latest information available.  The hotel is now accepting reservations.

8/17/16
The  latest edition of the "The Gator" has been published and emailed out to the membership.  You can also access all the issues of the newsletter in the folder located in the Members Only area.

8/7/16
Uploaded the Minutes from the Inaugural Town Hall Meeting held on August 6th, 2016 into the Town Hall Meeting folder to the left.

8/5/16
Added 1967 WestPac Cruise Book in the MEMBERS ONLY section

8/4/16
The Agenda for the Inaugural USS Duluth Crewmembers Association All Hands Town Hall Meeting, to be held on Saturday, August 6th at 1300 E / 1200 C / 1100 M / 1000 P, has been uploaded to the Town Hall Meeting tab to the left.  Looking forward to hearing from all of you on your questions and suggestions.

8/4/16
Uploaded the Minutes from the August 3rd Executive Board Meeting into the Executive Board Meeting Minutes Folder in the Members Only area.

7/25/16
Don't forget about the “Inaugural Town Hall” Conference Call Meeting on August 6th at 1300 Eastern / 1200 Central / 1100 Mountain / 1000 Pacific.  

You can find the directions here under the TOWN HALL MEETING listing to the left...
 
7/20/16
Uploaded the Minutes from the July 20th Executive Board Meeting in the Executive Board Meeting Minutes Folder in the Members Only area.

7/7/16
Our Engraved Bricks have been received in Duluth. Construction should begin shortly.  The brick patio at the foot of the Anchor Display will be complete prior to August 15th, 2016. Thanks to all who purchased a lasting tribute to the ship and her crew.

7/6/16
The 2nd Quarter Financial Report has been posted in the Members Only section.  Look under the Association 2016 Financial Reports tab to the left.

6/30/16
Our Engraved Bricks tab has been modified to include a new ordering link and form.  Anyone is now eligible to buy an engraved brick, not just USS Duluth shipmates.  Check it out.

06/24/16
A new item has been added under the NEWS tab.

A news article with photographs from the Duluth News-Tribune from August 15, 2015 reports on the 50th anniversary of the Christening of the USS Duluth by Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey's daughter at the Brooklyn Naval Yard. 

06/18/16

The USS Duluth Crewmembers Association has a small quantity of the Challenge Coins that you received with your membership in the Crewmembers Association, that we are going to be making available for purchase.  We’re letting Members know about this a bit in advance of everyone else and Members get a special price.  After all Members have been given the opportunity to purchase additional coins, any remaining coins will be offered for purchase to non-member shipmates.  The Challenge Coins can be purchased in our Online Store under the Home Tab.


06/02/16
The Inaugural All Hands Town Hall Meeting has been scheduled for Saturday, August 6th, 2016 at 1300 E / 1200 C / 1100 M / 1000 P

We are asking that you send in by email any items that you would like to discuss with the Executive Board Members.  Please send your items to David Watson, USS Duluth Crewmembers Association Secretary  at D895404@gmail.com

On Thursday, August 4th an agenda will be emailed out to the membership giving the conference telephone number and access code to enter into the Town Hall meeting.

06/02/16
Uploaded the Minutes from the June 1st Executive Board Meeting in the Executive Board Meeting Minutes Folder in the Members Only area.

05/26/16
Welcome Aboard to our two newest Association Members:  Michael Beach, and John Glory.

05/17/16
Museum Status Update added into the News folder and subfolder Future USS Duluth Museum Story

05/13/16
Where We Live folder added below About Us

02/10/16  
Association 2015 Financial Report added to the MEMBERS ONLY section

11/12/15
Updated our  Merchandise page.  Added links to our Online Store, Engraved Bricks and Vision-Strike-Wear web pages

08/30/15
Added photo album taken by John Sullivan of the  2015 reunion in the MEMBERS ONLY section

08/23/15
Added Historical Committee contact information in the MEMBERS ONLY section

08/16/15
Added WestPac 1977-78 and WestPac 1979-80 cruise books in the MEMBERS ONLY section

03/15/15
with video to help members log into the  MEMBERS ONLY section

03/11/15
Added In Memoriam page in PUBLIC SECTION  under ABOUT US

03/10/15
Added Newsletter # 4 in PUBLIC SECTION for 30 days.
After April 8, 2015 it will only be available in MEMBERS ONLY section

03/07/15
Added Agent Orange Zone blogspot  in the VETERAN'S ASSISTANCE section

01/10/15
Updated all videos on website with direct links to YouTube videos

01/10/15
Redid photo and video page in MEMBERS ONLY section

01/09/15
Online Store added to website.

10/15/14
Added Anchor Dedication Video in PUBLIC SECTION for 30 days.
After November 15, 2014 it will only be available in MEMBERS ONLY section

10/13/14
Added Newsletter # 3 in PUBLIC SECTION for 30 days.
After November 13, 2014 it will only be available in MEMBERS ONLY section

10/4/14
Added Anchor Dedication Video link in the MEMBERS ONLY section
(Recorded by Mark Bowman)

9/17/14
Added WestPac 1968 cruise book in the MEMBERS ONLY section

9/12/14
Added a Archives page in the MEMBERS ONLY section

9/11/14
2015 Reunion Update added in REUNION 2015 section

9/9/14
Added Letter from Rear Admiral Duryea who addressed the crowd during the dedication ceremony for our anchor monument. to the NEWS section

9/7/14
Added photo link in MEMBERS ONLY section for
USS Duluth LPD 6 anchor dedication
(photos from Vicki Butler)

8/26/14
Moved Anchor Monument QR Story to NEWS section

8/25/14
Added links to Crewmembers interview on Duluth PBS station in the NEWS section

8/22/14
Added links to Duluth TV stations storys about the Anchor Dedication in the NEWS section