Hi to all 619 Crew Members!

We will be having the next A.J. (USS Andrew Jackson) reunion in Reno, Nevada, in conjunction with the Annual USSVI Convention!  The annual convention will be held August 15 20, 2016, at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada.  The AJ hospitality suite will be open Tuesday, 16 August, through Friday, 19 August.  We have booked a Studio Suite similar to the suite we had in San Diego in 2009 (was it that long ago?)  Everyone in attendance at that reunion seemed to enjoy having our own little place to hang out and share sea stories.  

 As always, Aurelia and I will pay for our registration fees and room just like everyone else.  The cost to register for the A.J. Hospitality Suite and Reunion will be $20.00 for one, and $30.00 for two of you if you bring a significant other with you.  This will give you use of the suite, drinks, wine, soda, snacks, and door prizes during posted hours (probably 1200 to 2200 daily).  

 The hotel will probably sell out, so make your reservations early.  When making your hotel reservations, be sure to tell them you are with the USSVI Convention in order to get the discounted room rate.  There are other hotels in the area, but being in the same hotel (resort and casino) makes it easy to come and go as you please.  All the information that you could possibly need can be found at the Convention Website:

                              
http://www.ussivconvention.org/2016   

 Web Site for the Grand Sierra Hotel/Resort is:  https://www.grandsierraresort.com

 We still are in the planning stages, and will be sending out registrations forms and other information as we are able to firm up those details.  Kindly let us know if you are interested in joining us! .  We always have a great time.  We will send the A.J. registration form to you either by email or snail mail if needed, and that form should be returned to us by mail with your check.  In addition, if you belong to USSVI, you will want to register with their convention forms to be able to attend the programs, activities, banquet, etc.  They have some neat things planned for the week, and some of the tours sound very interesting. We know that most of you belong to USSVI, but it is not a requirement in order to be with just the Andrew Jackson crowd.

 Some other tidbits:  Remember, it is a casino and resort, so the location has lots of amenities!  Also, if you are an RV type of guy, we read that you can park your unit on premises!  Our website,

www.ussandrewjacksonreunion.com is being overhauled, and will have lots of additional info and registration form soon.  

 If you have any questions, or are just lonely and want to shoot the breeze with Doc, just call or email!~

 Jack (Doc) and Aurelia McAllister

Patiopapa37@yahoo.com

941-493-7488

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