USS IOWA VETERANS ASSOCIATION

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Our Liberties We Prize & Our Rights We Will Maintain

Welcome to USS IOWA VETERANS ASSOCIATION

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The Ship's Store supports our function, as well as students interested in Sea Service, the Ship's Museum, and other associated projects. Join us today and help support the good work we do.

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Each year we host a reunion, allowing former shipmates of all generations to get together, renew past friendships, make new friendships, learn from each other, share experiences and swap sea stories.  Our reunion for 2019 will be at the USS Iowa in San Pedro CA from 01 - 05 October.  The Best Western Golden Sails Hotel will in Long Beach CA will be hosting us and tour information will be forthcoming.  In 2020 we will be having the reunion in Orlando FL.  This will be the Associations first ever visit to the Sunshine State.  More information will be coming as it develops.

Annual Assn Reunion

Join us in the good work we do for students, shipmates, and the advancement of our nation's history.
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About Us

USS IOWA VETERANS ASSOCIATION is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring our brotherhood lives on. We share information about current events associated with the USS IOWA, host a regular reunion, and sell merchandise allowing you to celebrate and identify your membership as a part of the crew. The organization was started by shipmates from the 1950s crew in the late 1970s. What began as an organization of just a few has now reached several thousand. We're dedicated to getting our shipmates together, having fun, and sharing experiences through our yearly reunions.

Ship's History

IOWA springs from a distinguished line of namesakes. The first IOWA, a 3,200-ton gunboat, dates back to 1864. The second, an 11,000-tonner, fired the first shot at Santiago Bay in the Spanish-American War and took the Spanish Admiral prisoner. Construction of the third IOWA was canceled under the terms of the Washington Treaty. The present IOWA was conceived as the first of the 45,000-ton class of battleships on the drawing boards of the nation's marine and naval architects in the late 1930s.


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Contact

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Phone
(321) 759-BB61

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Service Area
United States

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Board of Directors

Officers

Brad Goforth (Wanda) — President
1200 Somersby Lane, Matthews, NC 28105
Email
(704) 604-1367

Paul Ogg (Kitty) — Executive Vice President
2916 NW Bucklin Hill Rd #169, Silverdale, WA 98383
Email
(360) 908-4856

James S. Baron — 1st Vice President
10 Shepard Court, Fredericksburg, VA  22405
Email
(540) 368-2530

Gerald Costin (Cathy) — 2nd Vice President/Ship Store
PO Box 195271, Winter Springs, FL 32719
Email
(321) 759-BB61

Robert Kelly (Anne) — Secretary
1102 Morton St., Bay City, MI 48706
Email
(989) 313-0926

Michael (Mike) Meldrum (Shelly) — Chaplain
905 W Lockhart St, Sayre, PA 18840
Email
(317) 412-0606

Lou Schimenti — Treasurer
8 Leshner Lane, Burlington TWP, NJ 08016
Email
(609) 351-8248

Chief Master at Arms — Marty Palimere
4927 Yew Street, Pittsburgh PA  15224
Email

(412) 713-2486

Board Members 2018-2019

David Canfield (Tanya)
Email
(530) 878-8950

John Curry
Email
(503) 706-0587

Bobby George
Email
(903) 456-3890

Leo Glasheen (Rita)
Email
(603) 273-6956

Stan Richmond
Email
(717) 530-9177
Mike Zahradka 
Email
Cell: (607) 769-6762

Brad Cole (Tina)
Email
Work Email

(469) 323-5584

Ron Schultz
Email
(941) 465-9792