USS Benjamin Stoddert DDG-22 & USS Jupiter AVS-8 Association
2016 Jacksonville
 

 

Breaking News! 
 
USS Benjamin Stoddert / USS Jupiter Reunion
Jacksonville, Florida - November 8 to November 13, 2016.
Double Tree by Hilton - $109, $119 (River), $129 Suite + tax
Hotel Reservation # 800-222-8733 (code UBS) by Oct 8, 2016

click here to download itinerary & registration forms

 
 Attention Reunion Goers
 
USS BENJAMIN STODDERT / USS JUPITER REUNION
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 8 T0 NOVEMBER 13, 2016

AMENDED PLAN OF THE WEEK
DAY 1 - NOV 8, TUESDAY - REG. & HOSPITALITY (4 PM - 11 PM)

DAY 2 - NOV 9, WEDNESDAY - REG. & HOSPITALITY (9 AM - 11 PM)
* BUSINESS MEETING (6 - 7 PM) *PIZZA AFTER.

DAY 3 - NOV 10, THURSDAY - (9 AM - 5 PM) TOUR OF NAVAL STATION
MAYPORT WITH SHIP TOUR, LUNCH AT OFFICERS CLUB,
THEN TOUR OF USS ADAMS AND SHUTTLE BOAT BACK
TO HOTEL. HOSPITALITY ROOM (5 PM - 11 PM)
DAY 4 - NOV 11, FRIDAY - VETERANS DAY PARADE (9 AM - 1 PM)
BANQUET PROGRAM WITH ENTERTAINMENT (6 PM - 11 PM)
* PICTURES AT 5:30 PM

DAY 5 - NOV 12, SATURDAY - TOUR OF ST. AUGUSTINE
HOSPITALITY (5 PM - 11 PM)

DAY 6 - NOV 13, SUNDAY - HOSPITALITY (8 AM - 12) COFFEE AND
PASTRIES PROVIDED. DEPARTURE FOR HOME.

* AMENDMENTS SHOWN IN RED. CHANGES DUE TO TIME
RESTRAINTS AND HOLIDAY.
DON'T FORGET TO VOTE USING YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOTS.

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Jacksonville is the largest city in the continental United States with over 840 square miles.

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It's hard to believe Jacksonville was once known as "The Winter Film Capital of the World." Thousands of films were shot in Jacksonville during the golden era of silent films. Unfortunately, the majority of silent films were destroyed when the technology was deemed dated.
The First Coast is no longer Hollywood of the East, but a handful of notable films have been made either partially or fully in Jacksonville.
 1. Creature from the Black Lagoon
This 1954 horror classic was one of the first films shot in 3D. Parts of the film were shot in Jacksonville, while other parts were shot just south of St. Augustine. The Lobster House, a popular restaurant, can be seen clearly in certain parts of the film. The building is now occupied by River City Brewery.

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John Grisham's best-selling novel "Bretheren" features Pete's Bar which is located in Neptume Beach and he took extensive notes whilst at this simple tavern and no-frills pool hall. 

 
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If you have not yet seen the master plan for the redevelopment of the former Jacksonville Shipyards property in downtown Jacksonville, which includes the USS CHARLES F. ADAMS DDG-2 museum, please click the link below.

https://vimeo.com/119653089

Please share this information with your association members. The overall project is being completed by the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars football team, Shad Khan. Whereas these grandiose development plans for the former shipyard property are not happening soon, establishing the ship museum is, and will be the first step in the creation of a truly wonderful facility.

Wayne Misenar

Have you made your reservations yet?
               800 222-8733 code UBS 
 

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