At the 2016 Reunion Crew Meeting, it was decided to attempt to put together a DDG-5 Crew Phone Book. I have put together a very preliminary version which is currently in a Microsoft Excel format.
The information that will be available in the phone book is as follows:
This information is gathered from The Big Nickel website registration that you (may have) filled out at one time or another. As a result, it is imperative that you check your current information and update it as necessary to have your correct information in the phone book.
- Your first name, middle initial, last name, suffix
- Your spouse/significant other first and last name
- Your address
- Your city
- Your state/country (country if you were a member of the MMD otherwise US is assumed)
- Your zip code/country code
- Your home and/or mobile phone number(s)
- Your last rank/rate when you left the ship
- Your division(s) you were in while on the ship
- Your e-mail address
- The year of your last paid DDG-5 Crew Members Association dues
The initial thought was to print the phone book and then mail it to everyone who might want one. Unfortunately, it's been determined that this would be cost prohibitive for both printing and snail mailing. As a result, I will be putting a PDF copy of the book here on the website for you to download and print (if you want a hardcopy) at your convince.
However, due to privacy concerns since the book will contain your personal information (address, phone number(s), e-mail address), I can't ethically make it publicly available for download and you will need to request a special password from me to access it. I will include a "mailto" link to me so that you can request the password when I have the phone book ready for prime time.
Note that you are asked to provide this personal information when you register on the website, however the information is kept in a database that is only accessible by me and members of the DDG-5 Executive Council (you can see who those members are by going the the Association Officers page on the website).
I will be sending out a special e-mail to all the shipmates who have registered on the website to make sure your e-mail address is reachable (i.e., the e-mail address in the registration database is good) to see who I need to personally contact (phone, snail mail, Internet search) to have you update your information.
IMPORTANT!!! If you don't want your information put into the Crew Phone Book, please notify me ASAP and I will make sure you aren't included. However, you may still have access to the book.