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Last updated: August 18, 2014

September 2013 Navy Hydrofoil Reunion:

The IHS and PHM MSLG Joint Navy Hydrofoil Reunion was held from 20-23 Sept. 2013 in Key West Fla.

Approximately 150 Navy Hydrofoilers and their friends had a great time.

 

IHS Navy Hydrofoiler's Reunion
Navy Hydrofoil Reunion Photos
Facebook MSLG Reunion Photos
Arrival Instructions
Schedule
TBD
Lodging: Location, Places to Stay
NAS Access & Security Process
Directions
List of Potential Reunion Attendees
Latest Reunion Updates
Hydrofoil Photos / Info.

Photos from the Reunion

 

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log1 Navy Hydrofoil Reunion Announcement
  • Last updated: March 6, 2013

    IHS Navy Hydrofoil Reunion Announcement (Download Announcement here)

     


     

    Navy Hydrofoil Reunion

    This reunion is for you if you have ever served aboard, supported, built, designed or been fascinated by a Navy hydrofoil!

     

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    Sponsored by the

    INTERNATIONAL HYDROFOIL SOCIETY and

    The PHM Mobile Logistic Support Group (MLSG)

     

    To be held:

     

    20 – 23 September 2013

     

    Location: Trumbo Point, Key West, Fla..

     

     

    reunion.navy.hydrofoilers@foils.org

     

    and this Facebook link to the PHMRON 2 MLSG Group at:

    http://www.facebook.com/groups/113732458675354/

     


     
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    log1 Reunion Planning Committee

    Last updated: March 6, 2013

    Sponsored by the

    INTERNATIONAL HYDROFOIL SOCIETY and

    The PHM Mobile Logistic Support Group (MLSG)

    People on the planning committee

     

    A small group of Retired Navy Military and civilians have set up a small informal committee to support a Navy Hydrofoil reunion in Key West Fla in the Fall of 2013. Send any queries to the committee at: reunion@foils.org

     

    Dave Patch can also be e-mailed at: dave.patch@foils.org

    Mary Patch

    George Jenkins

    Frank Horn

    Bill White

    Joel Roberts

    Joel Billingsley

    John Monk

    Chuck Shannon FACEBOOK group PHMRON 2 MLSG


     
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     log1 Arrival Instructions

  • Last updated: September 3, 2013

    To be held:

    20 – 23 September 2013

    Arrival Instructions:

    Location: Trumbo Point , Key West, Fla.

    Friday, September 20, 2-5pm:

    Registration for the Hydrofoil Reunion will be at the Gateway/Fly Navy building on Trumbo Point.

    Follow Route 1 South /N. Roosevelt Blvd into Key West and turn right onto Garrison Bight Causeway. Just over the Causeway, Trumbo Point will be on your right.

    At the gate, tell the gate security that you are with the Hydrofoil Reunion and have your ID/Driver’s License ready. After the security gate, the Fly Navy (sign on the roof) building will be ahead to your right.


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    •  log1 Schedule Details

    Last updated: September 3, 2013

    Major Scheduled Events:

    Friday 20 Sept. 5-8pm:
    A Welcome BBQ at Truman Annex (one of the Navy bases on Key West) will give former shipmates and colleagues a chance to reacquaint. This event will be in the pavilion between the beach and the snack bar. Old fashioned hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, and cobbler with a cash bar will make everyone happy! If you and your guests are staying at Trumbo Point in any of the facilities, BBQ transportation is available between 4-9pm from/to the Fly Navy Building.
    Friday 20 Sept. 5-8pm: Historic U. S. Navy PHM Hydrofoil Tumblers Charity Auction
       
    Saturday 21 Sept. 7-9am: – Continental Breakfast / late registration at Reunion Townhouse Headquarters. The Hospitality Townhouse will be the single floor town house on the end of the row of Townhouses. Trumbo Point. There will be a tent out back to have a cup of coffee and a muffin, chat with friends old and new and learn of plans of the day/weekend.
    Saturday 21 Sept. 9am–5pm:

    – Enjoy Key West on your own – Golf, go for a kayak eco tours, set sail on a glass bottom boat adventures, tour Ernest Hemingway’s home, roam the town, visit the Florida Keys Eco Discovery Center – tons of stuff to do and see. Key West Chamber of Commerce, 510 Greene St., Key West, FL 33040, 305-294-2587.

    Saturday 21 Sept. 5-6pm: – Social hour before dinner. Fly Navy Building, Trumbo Point. Cash bar. Have a drink, sample some appetizers, chat with old and new friends about anything – including Hydrofoils!
    Saturday 21 Sept. 6-9pm

    – Banquet. Fly Navy Building, Trumbo Point. Continue the conversation over a great buffet dinner! Guest speakers enlighten us on the weekend’s favorite subject- Hydrofoils!

    – OK folks, here is some general guidance on the appropriate dress for the banquet.
    Our response is “Key West Casual", but there are no hard restrictions.

    Probably the best way to describe that might be for the guys, slacks and dress sport shirt…or even nice burmuda style shorts and dress sports shirt.

    For the ladies, perhaps a sun dress with wedge heels or sandals or slacks or skirt with an appropriate nice top.

       
    Sunday 22 Sept. 7-9am:

    – Continental Breakfast at the Reunion Townhouse Headquarters. Continue the conversation!

    Sunday 22 Sept. 9-Noon:

    – Presentations and discussions at the Fly Navy Building.

    Slated: Richard Stedd, Officer-in-Charge of the USS Tucumcari (PGH 2) during her travels to Europe demonstrating hydrofoil technology to NATO and other European countries. We will also have a presentation/discussion by Eliot James, the owner of the Aries (ex-USS Aries (PHM 5) and her trip from Norfolk to Missouri! . Other operational experiences will be shared as well.

    Sunday 22 Sept. Sunset: – Enjoy a Key West Sunset from the top of La Concha Hotel in downtown Key West (public venue/cash bar – or – at Sigsbee Park Annex’s Sunset Lounge (military public venue/cash bar). Or, you may want to head off on your own for a famous Key West Sunset. (Famous Mallory Square ?)
       
    Monday 23 Sept. 7-9am: – Continental Breakfast at the Reunion Townhouse Headquarters. A final visit with your weekend reunion friends – old and new.

     

     

    Details:

     

     
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    Please just hand write the 3XX or 4XX on the registration, and add the extra dollar or two to your fees.

    Thanks!

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    Attention on Deck USN Hydrofoilers!

    ---- For Sale ----

    U. S. Navy PHM Hydrofoil Tumblers

     

     

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    IHS is offering for sale a limited quantity (only 8 are currently available) of commemorative PHM glass tumblers at the Reunion.  These tumblers, sets of which were provided by Boeing Marine Systems (BMS) at the christening ceremony for each of the PHMs, were donated by Nat Kobitz, an IHS member - below is a photo. 

     

    The tumblers will be sold to the highest bidder on Friday night during the U.S. Navy Hydrofoil Reunion (20 Sept 2013), with an opening (minimum) price of $15.00 each.  Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to own a piece of USN hydrofoil history!  All proceeds will be dedicated to development of the permanent USN hydrofoil exhibit at the National Museum of the U.S. Navy located at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.

     

    Payments (by cash or check) will be accepted onsite at the reunion by IHS Treasurer Frank Horn.

     

    Thanks for your support!

     

    Mark R. Bebar, President – IHS

     

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    log1 Registration

    Last updated: September 3, 2013

      Registration is now closed.

      A formal Registration Packet is now available. Click here to download the Adobe pdf Packet, then print it, fill it out and send it in to the provided address. The cost for the Reunion Events is included in the packet. This does not include Lodging.

      Principal Attendee's Guests will only need to pay for the meals they plan to attend, and any memorabilia (hat, t-shirt, polo shirt) they would like to purchase. The registration will require names of all guests, regardless of age), their T-Shirt/Polo shirt sizes if they want to order one or more), and the meals (BBQ and Banquet) they plan on attending. The total cost will then be determined and a check will be required with the registration. Further details are contained within the Registration Packet.

      Registrations should be submitted as soon as possible but no later than 7 Sept.

      Due to the lead time to produce our memorabilia, T-Shirts, Hats, and polo shirts for the reunion are no longer available to new registrants as part of the package.

      Note:

      • If you want a size larger than XXL, then the price for T-shirt or Polo shirt would be:

        3XX: Additional $3.00
        4XX: Additional $5.00

      Please just hand write the 3XX or 4XX on the registration, and add the extra few dollars to your fees.

      Thanks!

      Lodging Reservations should be made now. See the procedures in the Lodging section.





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      log1 Lodging, Location, Reunion Places to Stay

      Last updated: August 18, 2014

       

      Navy lodging facilities in Key West:

      Each participant will be responsible for making their own reservations. 

      The committee has made arrangements with MWR to enable ALL participants, those eligible and those normally not, to stay at both MWR and Gateway facilities.  

      The Key West (Navy Lodge) is not included in these arrangements, and will only be available for those authorized to use military lodging..  

      We have confirmed these procedureswith NAS Key West and have posted them right below here.   In order to assure IHS Reunion room reservations make sure to use the appropriate Group Numbers Included with each room type.

       

       

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      To download a copy of these procedures Click here.

       

      Lodging Options for Hydrofoil Reunion

      September 20-22, 2013

       

       

      1.  Navy Getaway’s Key West Vacation Rentals

                    Call 305-293-2112.  Please refer to Group #50200010001

       

       

      3 Bedroom Townhouses -  $115.00 per night

       

      Located on Trumbo Point Annex, each of the three bedrooms has a queen sized bed and there is a living room with a standard sofa, so they could sleep 7 individuals.  They also have a kitchen (regular refrigerator, stove, service for four), a dinette, one full bath and one half bath.  Most are two stories with the bedrooms on the second floor.

       

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      2 Bedroom Mobile Homes -  $75.00 per night

       

      Located on Trumbo Point Annex - Each of the two bedrooms has a full sized bed and the living room has a standard sofa, so they could sleep 5 individuals.  They also have a kitchen (service for four), a dinette and one full bath.

       

       

      2.  Navy Gateway Inns and Suites,

                  Call 305-293-4141 or 4305.  Please refer to Group #106371

       

       

      Standard Room: - $60.00 per night

       

      Located on Trumbo Point Annex at the Fly Navy Building  and Truman Annex, each Standard room has one queen sized bed with a microwave and refrigerator, private bath.  Can sleep 2 individuals.

       

       

       

      Please note:  You can also get more information and see pictures and/or to make reservations online at www.dodlodging.net.  You will need to key in Key West in the search box to pull up our properties.  You may also call our centralized reservation number of 877-NavyBed.  Please make sure you provide the respective group# above to be placed in the block of rooms set aside for your reunion.

       

      Thanks,

       

      Tim Campbell, Director

      N92, Quality of Life Programs

      Naval Air Station, Key West, FL

       

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      For booking commercial reservations, the following web sites might be useful:
      o www.travelocity.com
      o www.expedia.com
      o www.booking.com
      o www.hotels.com
      o Or your favorite travel arrangement website


      Local hotel (information on local hotels is also provided by the Key West Chamber of Commerce.

      The Key West Chamber of Commerce can be contacted to discuss their listings of hotels (remember, they will likely only mention those lodgings that are members of the Chamber).

      Their contact info is www.keywestchamber.org.

      Key West Chamber of Commerce
      510 Greene Street, 1st Floor
      Key West, Florida 33040
      Phone: 305-294-2587
      Fax: 305-294-7806
      www.keywestchamber.org


       

       
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      log1 Naval Air Station (MWR Access and Security Process)

      Last updated: August 18, 2014


        All attendees will have access to the base!

        • All attendees and guests are required to submit needed security information on the Registration form: 

          All those wishing to attend the reunion (Principles and Guests) who do not have a valid "active" or "retired" ID card need to submit the following info for all members of their party on the registration form.

          (Name, Date of birth, Social security number and Citizenship.)

        • NAS Security will do an abbreviated check on those without current Government IDs using this information. 
        • Once approved, a Reunion Participant list will be the document that allows access to the base and the use of the lodging facilities. 

         


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        log1 Driving Directions

      Last updated: August 30, 2013

      Arrival Instructions:

      Location: Trumbo Point , Key West, Fla.

      Friday, September 20, 2-5pm:

      Registration for the Hydrofoil Reunion will be at the Gateway/Fly Navy building on Trumbo Point.

      Follow Route 1 South /N. Roosevelt Blvd into Key West and turn right onto Garrison Bight Causeway. Just over the Causeway, Trumbo Point will be on your right.

      At the gate, tell the gate security that you are with the Hydrofoil Reunion and have your ID/Driver’s License ready. After the security gate, the Fly Navy (sign on the roof) building will be ahead to your right.

       

      Directions to the Base:

      Note: There is and will be construction on Rt 1/N. Roosevelt Blvd entering Key West. Traffic will likely be one way coming into Key West

       

      Directions from FT Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport

      Total Est. Time: 3 hours, 43 minutes Total Est. Distance: 187.27 miles

      Start going SW on TERMINAL DR. 0.7 miles

      Merge onto N. FEDERAL HWY/US1 S/FL-5 S/FL-A1A S toward DANIA BEACH/HOLLYWOOD. 0.6 miles

      Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto Griffin Rd/FL 818 W. Continue to follow FL-818 W. 4.6 miles

      Turn LEFT to take the FLORIDAS TURNPIKE SOUTH ramp. 0.4 miles

      Merge onto FLORIDAS TURNPIKE S. 53.7 miles

      *Follow directions below from US1 to Key West Vacation Rentals

       

      Directions from Miami International Airport to Key West, FL

      Total Est. Time: 3 hours, 15 min Total Est. Distance: 159.72 miles

      Start going  WEST on NW 20th Street towards Perimeter Rd. 0.1 Miles

      Turn left onto Perimeter Rd. 0.4 Miles

      Turn left onto NW 14th St. 0.1 Miles

      Turn right onto NW 45th Ave. 0.2 Miles

      Merge onto FL-836 West. 3.0 Miles

      Merge onto FL-826 South via exit on the LEFT toward CORAL WAY. 3.7 Miles

      Take FL-874 South toward HOMESTEAD. 7.4 Miles

      Merge onto FL TURNPIKE S/FL-821 S . 17.3 Miles

      *Follow directions below from US1 to Key West MWR Vacation Rentals.

       

      Directions from US1 to Key West Vacation Rentals

      Stay STRAIGHT to go onto S. Dixie Hwy/US-1 South. Continue to follow US-1 South. 123.5 miles.

      Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto N. Roosevelt Blvd/US1. 2.3 miles

      Turn RIGHT onto PALM AVE (4th stop light). 0.4 miles

      Turn right into entrance of TRUMBO POINT (at the light).

       

      Directions from Key West Airport to MWR Vacation Rentals

       Start going WEST onto Faraldo Circle toward S. Roosevelt Blvd/A1A.

      Turn RIGHT onto S. Roosevelt Blvd/US  HWY A1A

      S. Roosevelt Blvd becomes BERTHA ST.

      Go straight at the light (bearing to the left).

      Continue straight BERTHA ST. becomes 1ST AVE.

       Continue straight 1st AVE becomes PALM AVE.

      Turn right into entrance of TRUMBO POINT ANNEX.

      Once you get through the gate, take your first 2 lefts, our office is the first townhouse on your right. 1400 H Flatley Avenue.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      log1 Reunion Updates:

      Last updated: August 18, 2014

      September 8, 2013

      Banquet Dress guidance:

      OK folks, here is some general guidance on the appropriate dress for the banquet.
      Our response is“Key West Casual", but there are no hard restrictions.

      Probably the best way to describe that might be for the guys, slacks and dress sport shirt…or even nice burmuda style shorts and dress sports shirt.

      For the ladies, perhaps a sun dress with wedge heels or sandals or slacks or skirt with an appropriate nice top.

      Folks, Registration officially closed on 7 Sept. and we have a good size group signed up to attend. See you there.

       

      August 18, 2013

      We have had a great response, and have had approximately 150 hydrofoilers and guests already registered. Everyone who has registered should have received an email confirmation.

      The Registration process remains open until 7 Sept, so if you haven't registered yet, please do so and make your Lodging arrangements as soon as possible. We will accept registrations up until we have to have a final number for the venues in Key West. We should have a great get together.

      July 26 2013

      Registration is proceding nicely and everyone who has registered should have received an email confirmation. This has enabled the committee to better plan for all the events.

      The Registration process remains open, so if you haven't registered yet, please do so and make your Lodging arrangements as soon as possible. We will still be accepting registrations up until we have to have a final number for the venues in Key West. Thanks to all.

      July 19 2013

      The committee appreciates everyone who has sent their registrations in by the 20th. This enabled the committee to have a better understanding of the numbers to expect. But, the registration process remains open. We will still be accepting registrations up until we have to have a final number for the venues in Key West. We do encourage everyone to submit their registrations just as soon as possible, the sooner the better to facilitate final event arrangements. Thanks to all.

      July 9 2013

      We have completed the long awaited Registration package! We are asking for a relatively short turn-around period until 20 July in order to ensure security arrangements are completed on time for everyone. The registration should be Mailed in to the address contained in the packet. You should receive an acknowlegment via email.

      July 7 2013

      We also request that anyone who has pictures or other memorabilia that might be shared/displayed at the reunion provide them to Chuck Shannon (chucke68@aol.com)

       

      June 26, 2013

      Golfing will be available at the Key West Golf Course for all attendees and their Guests during the Reunion. For more information click on the Attractions button above or Here

      June 19, 2013
      · NAS Access: Security Clearance procedures have been finalized. Now that NAS Security Process has been finalized here is a reminder to submit the required security information as indicated on the “NAS Access and Security Process” button. The information is required for all those wishing to attend the reunion (Principles and Guests) over the age of 16 who do not have a valid "active" or "retired" ID card. That info is on our web site here.

      Chuck has also put on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/113732458675354/ the same information of what he needs every attendee and his or her guests to complete for NAS security to premit base access.

      · An additional complete registration form will be available shortly here.

      · A Hospitality Suite will be available in one of the town houses. We will have a 20 by 20 tent in the “back yard” so there will be plenty of room. The Continental Breakfasts will be informal so that folks can come, staggering in. We encourage folks to come, because it will be a good way to organize the days events amongst the attendees. We will post here whatever announcements we need on an “information board.”

      · We have completed arrangements to have all attendees make lodging reservations at NAS Key West.

      The most important thing decided was that everyone needs to make their own reservations now.

      Attached in the Lodging section here is the info you need to make your reservations.



      May 4, 2013
      · We have completed arrangements to have all attendees make lodging resevations at NAS Key West.

      The most important thing decided was that everyone needs to make their own reservations now.

      Attached in the Lodging section here is the info you need to make your reservations.


      · Chuck has put on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/113732458675354/ what he needs every attendee and his or her guests to complete for the security from to premit base access. That info is also on our web site here as well.

      Additional information is posted on the IHS web site:

      http://www.foils.org/reunion.html

      and this Facebook link to the PHMRON 2 MLSG Group at:

      http://www.facebook.com/groups/113732458675354/

       

      Watch this website.  We will add more detail to it as we proceed with our plans.

      Jan 2013

      For clarification, each participant will be responsible for making their own reservations.  The committee is working with MWR to enable ALL participants, those eligible and those normally not, to stay at both MWR and Gateway facilities.   The Key West Navy Lodge is not included in these arrangements.   We are going to be confirming these procedures later in January and then posting them on this web site.  Reservations will be accepted only after all these arrangements have been made, so don’t try to make them at this time.

       

      Part of the process will be for all participants to fill out security forms.  These forms will be posted on the web site soon.  It is critical that all participants who do not carry valid government ID cards fill out these forms accurately.   Key West security will review the forms and include those participants on the base access list during the period of the reunion.  We are asking those who do carry valid ID cards to also fill out the form, although not all info will be required, so we can double check our attendance list.   Stand by for more information on the Security Form process later in January.

       

      Earlier postings provided below for more details:

       

      Posted Oct 2012

      Subject:  Lodging – MWR and Gateway

      The Reunion Committee has made arrangements for all who would like to stay in lodging on Trumbo Point/Truman Annex., even those attendees without w a valid Government ID card.  For those that have been away from Navy for a while or may not be aware of some changes in the way the Navy/DOD are managing lodging, the following is provided.  Since special arrangements are being made, PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THEM AT THIS TIME.    MWR (Moral, Welfare, Recreation) is an organization that is supported by the Navy Exchange.   As a non-appropriated funded (receive no tax payers funding) it relies on funding from profits of the Navy Exchange system and from the users.  So, those that use the facilities will pay what is necessary for the facilities to stay open.  In Key West, they have 3 types of lodging facilities:  3 bedroom townhouses with full kitchens, 2 bedroom mobile trailers with full kitchens, and RV parks with full hook-ups available.  In the past, rates charged depended on paygrades.  As of 2013, there is one price for all.  Pricing information will be provided in subsequent notes or can be found on the MWR web site.

      Gateway is a DOD facility.  Essentially it replaces the old BOQ and BEQs as temporary lodging for DOD folks.  Rates are by rank with all non-activity duty folks (retirees) eligible on a Space Available (Space A) basis.  Rooms are usually of the quality of a mid-priced hotel such as Holiday Inn.   Some are refurbished BOQs, as is the case on Trumbo Point where the Gateway is the old “Fly Navy” building.  More information will be provided in subsequent notes.

      Note from David Patch, Reunion Committee Co-Chair:   Over the past couple of years, my wife and I have traveled from Maine to Key West on several occasions.  As a retiree, we have stayed on military bases whenever possible.   On most bases, these are Gateway facilities.  We have stayed in Navy, Army and Air Force bases and have found the Gateways more than acceptable.   We have also stayed at both the Key West MWR Mobile Homes (trailers) and the Town Houses.  The two of us rattled around in the Town House but was a great way to go.  We also found the 2 bedroom mobile home/trailer a comfortable place to stay and will likely stay there again in future visits to Key West.

       

      Posted Sept 2012 –

      The reunion planning committee recently visited Key West to start the detailed planning for the first ever Hydrofoil Reunion.   Several important accomplishments were achieved:

       <>All attendees will be able to stay at Navy lodging facilities in Key West.   Arrangements are being made for those normally not authorized (those without a valid government ID card) to use these facilities to stay on the base.  Stand by for more information the lodging that will be available and how to make reservations at these facilities

      We are also working with the Key West Chamber of Commerce to identify affordable off base lodging as well.

      One note, Rt 1 (North Roosevelt Blvd) from the entry onto Key West to past Palm Ave (turn off for Trumbo Point) will be under repair during the reunion so traffic will only be southbound.  North bound traffic is being directed to roads on the east side of Key West such as Flagler Ave, well-marked by detour signs.

      All attendees will have access to the bases.  The committee has made arrangements with NAS Security to make this possible.  All attendees will be required to submit a security form;  all attendees with valid Government ID card will fill out only parts of the form, but everyone else will have to fill out the complete form.  NAS Security will do an abbreviated check on those without current Government IDs.  Once approved, a Reunion Participant list will be the document that allows access to the base and the use of the lodging facilities.  Stay tuned for additional information.

      The current plan is to have a BBQ Friday late afternoon and evening at the picnic area pavilion on Truman Annex.  The Banquet will be held Saturday night in the old Fly Navy building on Trumbo Point.  Sunday night will be an optional night but the current thinking is to rendezvous at the top of La Concha hotel (www.laconchakeywest.com) on Duval Street to watch the Sunset.  The planning committed did that one evening and it was awesome. 

      As you can see from the “interest list” on this web site, we are well over 100 hydrofoilers expressing an interest in attending.  This will be a memorable event and we on the committee are really excited!

       

       
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    Reunion Web Site note 2–

    Subject:  Lodging – MWR and Gateway

    The Reunion Committee

    The Reunion Committee has made arrangements for all who would like to stay in lodging on Trumbo Point/Truman Annex., even those attendees without w a valid Government ID card.  For those that have been away from Navy for a while or may not be aware of some changes in the way the Navy/DOD are managing lodging, the following is provided.  Since special arrangements are being made, PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THEM AT THIS TIME.

    MWR (Moral, Welfare, Recreation) is an organization that is supported by the Navy Exchange.   As a non-appropriated funded (receive no tax payers funding) it relies on funding from profits of the Navy Exchange system and from the users.  So, those that use the facilities will pay what is necessary for the facilities to stay open.  In Key West, they have 3 types of lodging facilities:  3 bedroom townhouses w ith full kitchens, 2 bedroom mobile trailers with full kitchens, and RV parks with full hook-ups available.  In the past, rates charged depended on paygrades.  As of 2013, there is one price for all.  Pricing information will be provided in subsequent notes or can be found on the MWR web site

    Gateway is a DOD facility.  Essentially it replaces the old BOQ and BEQs as temporary lodging for DOD folks.  Rates are by rank with all non-activity duty folks (retirees) eligible on a Space Available (Space A) basis.  Rooms are usually of the quality of a mid-priced hotel such as Holiday Inn.   Some are refurbished BOQs, as is the case on Trumbo Point where the Gateway is the old “Fly Navy” building.  More information will be provided in subsequent notes.

    Note from David Patch, Reunion Committee Co-Chair:   Over the past couple of years, my wife and I have traveled from Maine to Key West on several occasions.  As a retiree, we have stayed on military bases whenever possible.   On most bases, these are Gateway facilities.  We have stayed in Navy, Army and Air Force bases and have found the Gateways more than acceptable.   We have also stayed at both the Key West MWR Mobile Homes (trailers) and the Town Houses.  The two of us rattled around in the Town House but was a a great way to go.  We also found the 2 bedroom mobile home/trailer a comfortable place to stay and will likely stay there again in future visits to Key West. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    log1 Hydrofoil Photos and general history

    Last updated: July 26, 2013

     

    US Navy PHMs and early R&D hydrofoils

    Click Here to visit the huge new interactive IHS Hydrofoil Photo Gallery

    Click Here to visit the original IHS Hydrofoil Photo Gallery

    Click Here to read a history of the PHM Program by George Jenkins

    Click Here to visit the website of the USS ARIES PHM-5 Hydrofoil Memorial, Inc.

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