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                                          USS JOHNSTON-HOEL 2016

REUNION DATES:  Sunday October 23 - Wednesday October 26   
                                       [Checkout on Thursday October 27]

HOTEL INFO:

HOLIDAY INN SAN DIEGO BAYSIDE
4875 NORTH HARBOR DRIVE
SAN DIEGO, CA  92106

TEL#  [619] 224-3621 or [800] 662-8899

ROOM RATES:  129.00 + tax.  This rate is offered for 3 nights prior to, and 3 nights following the reunion.  Pricey as it may sound, this is a good rate for staying near the
ocean in San Diego, CA 

When booking your room please mention that you are with the USS Johnston-USS Hoel group. 

 NOTE:   ROOMS WILL BE HELD AT THIS RATE ONLY UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2, 2016
                         SO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

Anticipation is growing as this reunion date draws near.  The Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside is making a special effort to ensure our comfort and provide wonderful meals. 

We have been given a large hospitality room, they provide courtesy airport shuttle
service, and onsite parking is free. 

The restaurant offers a 10% reduction for folks at or above age 55. 

President Glori Hoffman has selected a talented group to provide entertainment the
evening of our banquet. 

We will again be holding a raffle, so be sure to bring some items to donate.  Raffle
proceeds raise a little money to help with association costs such as publishing the newsletter.

Schedule of Events:

Sunday - Oct 23 -        Registration - 4:00pm
                                    Reception - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Monday - Oct 24 -       Breakfast - 8:00am
                                    Business Meeting To Follow

Tuesday - Oct 25 -       Memorial Service   Bus departs - 8:30am
                                     Lunch [cost included]

Wednesday - Oct 26 -  Banquet 
                                     Cocktail Hour - 5:30pm
                                     Dinner - 6:30pm 

Thursday - Oct 27 -      Check Out


Please send any inquiries regarding this years reunion to:

Dan  Takkunen:  dan@takkunen,org  [715] 410-2095
          or 
Dr. Warren Stirling:  docstir@msn.com  [714] 536-0229

                           We look forward to you joining us for a great reunion.

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                                         USS JOHNSTON-HOEL 2015

Our 2015 Reunion will be in Portland, Oregon  October 23 - October 26

RED LION HOTEL
909 N. HAYDEN ISLAND DRIVE
PORTLAND, OREGON  97217
[503] 283-4466

ROOM RATES $109.00 PER NIGHT + TAX

BE SURE TO MENTION YOU ARE WITH THE USS JOHNSTON-HOEL ASSOCIATION IN ORDER TO RECEIVE OUR PRIORITY RATE.  THE ROOMS BLOCKED WILL BE HELD AT THIS RATE UNTIL OCTOBER 2, 2015.  ROOMS CAN BE RESERVED 3 DAYS PRIOR AND 3 DAYS FOLLOWING THE REUNION FOR THOSE WISHING TO EXTEND THEIR STAY.

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                                         USS JOHNSTON - HOEL 2014  

Our 2014 Reunion will be in San Diego, California this year.

HOLIDAY INN BAYSIDE
4875 North Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92106
(800) 662-8899

A Reduced Rate of $115.00 per night plus tax.  This rate is only available until
October 1, 2014.  Be sure to use the Code TAF when booking. 
This rate is available 3 days prior to the reunion and 3 days following the reunion.  Registration forms  and costs will be mailed, and posted on this website as soon as they are available. 

BELOW IS A SAMPLE OF EVENTS SCHEDULED

OCT 22-----------------CHECK IN AND RECEPTION  - 5PM - 7PM
OCT 23-----------------OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE SAN DIEGO'S MANY ATTRACTIONS
OCT 24-----------------VISIT FORT ROSECRANS MEMORIAL MONUMENTS  - CITY
                                 TOUR - RETURN BACK TO HOTEL
OCT 24-----------------BANQUET (EVENING)
OCT 25-----------------BUSINESS MEETING FOR JOHNSTON/HOEL ASSOCIATION
OCT 26-----------------CHECK OUT

The Gambier Bay Assoication also plans to reunite in San Diego during the week of October 25, 2014, and has secured use of the Midway Carrier for hosting a Memorial Service.  It is hoped that we, along with as many other Tafffy III associations as possible will join together for a meaniful memorial service. 

The remainder of the reunion may involve some joint funcions, but the Johnston/Hoel Association will have our own hospitality room and activities. 

There will be a meeting with several Taffy III ships, including the Johnston/Hoel  representatives in early January to discuss details.  Updates will be released as soon as they are available.                  

If you are interested in joining us at our reunion this year please contact him at the address below:

Warren Stirling
19651 Quiet Bay Lane
Huntington Beach, California 92648-2613

(714) 536-0229 -  or contact via email - docstir@msn.com












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Since 1982, reunions have been held every year.   The reunion sites are listed below:

1982  - Alexandria, Minnesota

1983 -  Wichita, Kansas

1984 -  Charleston, South Carolina

1985 -  Saint Louis, Missouri

1986 -  Arlington, Texas

1987 -  San Diego, California

1988  - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

1989 - Tacoma, Washington

1990  - Saint Paul, Minnesota

1991 -  Las Vegas, Nevada

1992 -  Las Vegas, Nevada

1993 - San Antonio, Texas

1994 - Annapolis, Maryland

1995 - Springfield, Missouri

1996 - San Diego, California

1997 - Las Vegas, Nevada

1998 - Knoxville, Tennessee

1999 - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

2000 - Colorado Springs, Colorado

2001 - Albuquerque, New Mexico

2002 - Biloxi, Mississippi

2003 - Cincinnati, Ohio

2004 - San Diego, California

2005 - Royal Caribbean Cruise
           San Pedro, California

2006 - Norfolk, Virginia

2007 - Tucson, Arizona

2008 * Sacramento, California

2009 - San Diego, California

2010 - Salt Lake City, Utah

2011 - Charleston, South Carolina

2012 - Kansas City, Kansas

2013 - San Pedro, California

2014 - San Diego, California

2015 - Portland, Oregon