USS Firedrake



Greetings USS Firedrake Shipmates,

I am happy to announce the dates and location for our 2019 Firedrake Reunion.  The dates are Arrival on Wednesday October 16th and departure on Sunday morning October 20th.

The location, as discussed at our meeting at the Rapid City Reunion in 2017, is in Norfolk, Virginia.   So most importantly MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW TO SAVE THE DATES!

Final contract for the hotel is pending some final negotiations but we will be the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel located in the heart of the Norfolk downtown waterfront area.  Please DO NOT call the hotel yet.  As soon as our hotel negotiations are complete, I will inform you of the details and contact information so that you may make your hotel reservations.
This reunion will be following the pattern of our recent highly successful reunions and will include a Reception Event on Wednesday evening with day trip activities on Thursday, Friday and Saturday culminating with our banquet on Saturday evening.  And of course, we will have our amply stocked Hospitality Room to share Firedrake memorabilia and enjoy friendship with shipmates and their spouses/family. Details for the bus arrangements and exact schedule our day to day activities are still being finalized but will include locations such as the Norfolk Naval Base at Naval Station Norfolk, Nauticus, a thriving campus of naval related activities including the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, the battleship Wisconsin and many other sea faring interactive exhibits.  A dinner cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk and many other events and meals. 
If you know now that you will be attending this reunion I would appreciate an email to letting me know just for advance planning purposes.  I will have more details and the registration form out soon.

So again, for now mark your calendars with the reunion dates and get ready for another great time with friends!
Dick Tracy
Reunion Coordinator








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