Association

The USS Will Rogers Veteran’s Association, Inc. was formed in 2006 as that year’s Reunion Group agreed there needed to be a more formal entity to ensure our shipmates abilty to gather together more often (as we grow older) to enjoy each other’s company and relive the experiences that helped shaped who we became and who we are today.

The mission of the Association is to provide the means and to arrange opportunities for the members to enjoy camaraderie with former shipmates of the USS Will Rogers and their families.

The Association has held the following Reunions:
2019 – Tulsa, OK (Planning in process)
2017 – Groton, CT (in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Commissioning of the USS Will Rogers)
2015 – Bremerton, WA
2013 – Portsmouth, NH (in conjunctions with the 50th Anniversary of the loss of the USS Thresher)
2011 – San Diego, CA
2008 – Charleston, SC
2006 – Groton, CT (in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Launch of the USS Will Rogers)

The Association recognizes & appreciates the Reunions held prior to its creation:
1990 – Groton, CT (anyone with information regarding the coordinators of this reunion please email bob@rafields.com)
2001 – Tulsa, OK – Coordinator TJ Oman

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