Welcome to the official website of the
U.S.S. Constellation CVA/CV-64 Association

Our organization is dedicated to one of the greatest warships to ever serve in the U.S. Navy. The USS Constellation served gallantly throughout four generations from Viet Nam to the Iraq War. This website is for those shipmates who served aboard her and for those family members of the crewmembers of "America's Flagship."

 



 

Meeting at Brooklyn Navy Yard Building 92 Museum yesterday March 12th, 2015

Met with Aileen Chumard and Dennis Riley at the Navy Yard yesterday. We discussed the replica memorial, it's purpose and a possible location for it. This was a good starting point meeting. No decisions were made of course. The meaning of the plaque was established and a possible location was discussed. The "Admiral's Walk" seems to be the best place, it's where the individual tiles are placed and... it's in the open courtyard area in front of Building 92. Since this is an outdoors area the material of the plaque would have to be suitable to New York weather conditions etc. Ms Chumard and Mr Riley said they would discuss it with the powers that be and I left it with them that we would convey their thoughts to the Board of Constellation Association. One thing that I emphasized was that the purpose for Constellation Association was to have something to memorialize those lost in that terrible disaster. Since the original plaque went "missing" this would be our way of accomplishing that memory. Both agreed that a place inside in the museum atmosphere would not
be permanent enough to warrant the expense and efforts to recreate this memorial effort. More to discuss. Lets talk over the weekend.. Please feel free to cc this email to anyone you think should be informed. Regards to all.
Phil T
...but we continue to search for the shipworkers plaque. Someone has got to know something about it,

New Reunion Information-see below the Brownsville Stuff.

Photos Taken at the Memorial Service at the Pearl at South Padre Island
January 15, 2014

From a Connie Sailor

I'll be moving soon, the day they say is near
Has been a long time, yet I have no fear.
I've known for quite a spell this day would come,
this day that I would break ties and head for the Sun.
Many years I've rested, a rest needed yet not desired you see,
for I just want to continue to serve, to keep my country free.
I've sat here so quiet, within my hull silence echos with no end,
no screaming turbines, no catapult offered for a jet to send.
No orders from the bridge to get that headwind right,
no Tomcats to send into an unknown fight.
Nothing more than memories of the sights, aroma and sounds, I know,
Are all I have now to take with me as the darkness begins to grow.
I have been home to countless thousands in all my years of devotion,
my walls of steel providing them all the security needed,
That that those thousands gave for my country to keep me in motion.
As my lines are cut for the very last time I ask of those who've set foot upon me,
Do not grieve my demise, yet celebrate what you've made me.

MM1 John Petersen

Connie's Arrival in Brownsville

 

The Connie CVA/CV 64 Remembered

New Video created by James Miller on photos of Connie in Brownsville


 

  U.S.S. CONSTELLATION CVA/CV-64 ASSOCIATION
TEXAS MINI REUNION - 2015


San Marcos, Texas

APRIL 23, 24, 25, & 26, 2015
(Thursday-Sunday)

La Quinta Inn San Marcos, Texas
1619 I-35 North
San Marcos, Texas 78666
512-392-8800 (Front Desk)
866-527-1498 (Central Reservations)
(When you call, be sure to tell them you are with the U.S.S. Constellation group!)
Rate: $102. + tax

Free Continental Breakfast

Deadline for this rate is April 2, 2015

Things to do!
Tanger Factory Outlet or San Marcos Factory Stores
Aquarena Springs
Shopping at Nearby Historic Gruene, TX
Guadalupe River

Don't wait!!! Make your reservations now!!!

See ya'll soon!

 

2015 USS Constellation CVA/CV 64 Washington DC Reunion
Check in: Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Check out: Monday, September 14, 2015


Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel
900 South Orme Street
Arlington, Va. 22204
www.SheratonPentagonCity.com

Guests must make own reservations by calling 1-800-325-3535 and identify themselves as member of USS Constellation group.

Single daily rate (includes breakfast for 1): $99.00 + tax
Double daily rate (includes breakfast for 2): $109.00 + tax

Room rates will be available three (3) days before and after the reunion
Cut-off date to reserve a room is Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Complimentary parking
Complimentary shuttle service to and from Metro
Complimentary shuttle service to and from Reagan National
Tours have not been set up yet


 

USS Constellation Was At Rest
47.33.08 North - 122.39.16 West

 

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