The 2018 DDG-5 Reunion will be held from 3 May, 2018 to 6 May, 2018. The host hotel will once again be the DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Riverfront. As part of the hotel contract, a block of rooms with special DDG-5 Crew Members Association rates will be reserved for those attending the reunion and staying at the hotel.
The Reunion Committee is currently finalizing the contract with the hotel for our reunion to ensure that we will have a fun and successful time. When available, a link to the hotel room reservation page will be posted here for you to make your room reservations. In the mean time, you can call the hotel directly to make your room reservations at 1-800-222-8733. Make sure to tell them you're with the DDG-5 Crew Members Association.
To receive the special DDG-5 Association room discount, YOU MUST make your room reservations not later than Thursday, April 5, 2018. If you miss that cutoff date, you may be charged the full hotel room rate.
The USS Charles F. Adams DDG-2 will definitely be in Jacksonville at the time of our reunion. She is scheduled to arrive in Jacksonville the week of Veterans Day, 2016. More information about her arrival will be posted on the Save The Adams page as it becomes available. The Adams will be moored just across the St. Johns river from the hotel and will be visible from the hotel riverside rooms. Transportation to-and-from the Adams will be via the St. Johns River water taxi.
As of yet, there are no specific plans for events other than the usual reception, pizza party, and semi-formal dinner. If you have any suggestions for things to do, please contact the Reunion Committee with your ideas and they will be considered.
Once things begin to solidify, look for the standard Reunion Survey link on this page. Filling out the survey will help the Reunion Committee in their planning for the number of folks attending each event and for event transportation.
2018 DDG-5 Reunion 3-6 May, 2018 Jacksonville, Florida