The mission of the association is to try to find as many of our NSA/NSF DaNang shipmates as possible.
It is estimated that in the history of NSF/NSA DaNang (from 1965 to 1972) there were at least 30,000 men and women assigned to this command. In 1999, when the association first started we had a list of 60 shipmates. Today we have found approximately 825 shipmates.
HOTEL RESERVATIONS -- Call (225)-924-7021 and ask for in-house reservations- say you are with the NSA Danang group. If you need a handicap room, please notify the reservationist at time of reservation and request first floor, exterior ADA room. The group rate of $89.00 plus tax is available three days prior and post reunion. Also included is complimentary wireless access in hotel, complimentary parking, hot buffet breakfast per person for days of reunion/block 3/30/14 – 4/5/14. Last day to make reservations under the group block will be March 1, 2014.
The Hospitality Room -- This is a place to meet & greet old friends and make new friends while sharing memorabilia, pictures, and stories. Bring your slides, photo albums, cruise books, souvenirs and memorabilia.Complimentary beverages & snacks are served. (See agenda for Hospitality room schedule)
Mon-March 31st Hospitality Room opens at 12 Noon
Tue- April 1st Hospitality Room opens at 9:00 am with a welcome reception Tuesday evening from 4-5 pm
Wed- April 2nd TOUR: 8:30 am Board the Bus for Baton Rouge; going to the Capital Museum, where we will see the history of Baton Rouge, Louisiana & the Mardi Gras, then tour the USS Kidd where we will have our Memorial Service and a box lunch on the Kidd or nearby. We also will tour the large Navy Museum next to USS Kidd and return to the hotel for a St Louis style Bar-B-Que Buffet and Cash Bar.
(Hospitality room will closed during this tour)
Thu - April 3rd TOUR: 8:00 am Board the Bus for the Seabee Base in Gulf Port, MS. We will have box lunches to eat for lunch and return to the hotel late in the afternoon for Dinner on your own.
Hospitality room opens at 9:00 am and remains open all day.
Fri - April 4th TOUR: 8:00 am Board the Bus to go to New Orleans and visit the French Quarter Open Market with lunch on your own, then tour the World War II Museum and I-Max theatre. In the afternoon we will again board the buses for a trip to Thibodaux, LA for a Welcome Party and Dinner in Mike Tardo’s hometown. There will be Crawfish, Jambalaya, Hamburgers, etc. plus Cajun Music.
(Hospitality room will closed during this tour)
Sat – April 5th 9:00 AM; Program & Annual Business Meeting followed by group photos by our very own photographer, Gloria Barlow. Lunch on your own with free time in the afternoon.
6:00 pm; Evening Banquet.
After the banquet, we have a raffle of many interesting items. Bring an item to donate to the raffle. (Navy gear, a bottle of wine, an item that represents your home town, etc). The raffle is used to defray the costs of our association and the reunion. (We do not collect dues.)
IMPORTANT NOTICE!!!!! regarding Hotel Airport Shuttle
Since we contracted for this reunion with the Holiday Inn South in Baton Rouge, they have stopped offering Airport Shuttle. They are, however, honoring our agreement and will offer Airport Shuttle for our group. To make Shuttle Reservations please call the hotel (225) 924-7021 and ask for sales @ Ext. 4906.
You have to make your shuttle reservations between the dates of March 1-17, 2014
Note: Keep a record of the name of the person that you speak with and the time/date you called. If the Sales Office does not answer, leave a message or ask to speak with the Sales Admin @ Ext. 4909.
Information needed to make Shuttle Reservations with the sales person:
Cell Number or Contact person’s phone number in case of flight delay
Date & Time of Arrival and departure
Flight name and number
The hotel will only provide complimentary shuttle service to and from the BATON ROUGE AIRPORT with advance reservations. After March 17, 2014, the hotel will no longer take flight information and you will be responsible for your transportation in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
DATE: Wednesday April 2nd until Sunday April 6th, 2014
Hotel: Holiday Inn South, 9940 Airline Hwy., Baton Rouge, LA 70816.
Room Reservations: Toll Free 1-877-786-9480 Direct 225-924-7021
The room rate is $89 per night and includes a full breakfast and airport shuttle.
Our room rate will be honored three days before and after these reunion dates.
Tentative plans for tours are as follows:
1) Wednesday – Tour Baton Rouge to visit the Navy Memorial, the USS Kidd, and more.
2) Thursday - Go to the Seabee base in Biloxi, MS
3) Friday - New Orleans to visit the French Quarter, The National World War II Museum, and finish the day at Mike Tardo’s hometown in Thibodaux, LA for some fine entertainment and good food.
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NSA/NSF DANANG VETERANS ASSOCIATION DATA SHEET
We are compiling a data base to help old friends find each other and to disseminate information about our reunions. Please click "Go to Form", complete the form and click "Submit"
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FIRST MI LAST NAME SUFFIX (Jr. etc.)
Michael E Wertz
135 West Bonnie Ave
CITY STATE ZIP COUNTRY (only if other than USA)
Elizabethville PA 17023
PHONE # EMAIL
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