USS IOWA VETERANS ASSOCIATION

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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, learn from each other, and share experiences. Join our 2017 reunion this August in Tennessee!

Shipmate Reunion

Join us in the good work we do for students, shipmates, and the advancement of our nation's history.
(407) 965-2818

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 cancelled 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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2017 Reunion USS Iowa BB-61 Nashville, TN

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Contact

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

Phone
(407) 965-2818

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

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

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

Brad Goforth (Wanda) — 1st Vice President / Editor
1200 Somersby Lane, Matthews, NC 28105
Email
(704) 604-1367

Gerald Costin (Cathy) — 2nd Vice President/Ship Store
PO Box 195271, Winter Springs, FL 32719
Email
(321) 765-7439

Paul Beebe — Secretary
914 Evarts St NE, Washington, DC 20018
Email
(202) 276-1312

Vacant — Treasurer

Lon Cook — Chaplain
P.O. Box 338, Roscommon, MI 48653
Email

Board Members 2015-17

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

John Curry
Email
(503) 706-0587

Bobby George
Email
(903) 456-3890

Leo Glasheen (Rita)
Email
(603) 389-9960

Marty Palmiere (Zienna)
Email
(724) 816-2843

Scot Taylor (Lori)
Email
(231) 775-0163

Brad Cole
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Robert Kelly
Email
(989) 313-0926