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Offline charles white

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Re: Making ex-USS Charles F. Adams DDG-2 a Ship Museum - UPDATE!!!
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2011, 23:01:22 PM »
To All ACVA Members from Bob Branco:
 
    The ACVA Board and I want to thank you for the tremendous support you have
given our effort during the past several years.  Your donations from individuals
and ship associations have made it possible for us to get the professional support
required to submit an outstanding Donation Application to NAVSEA as well as
obtain the needed technical support to complete engineering and environmental
work in Jacksonville for obtaining the City of Jacksonville's approval of the site next
to the Acosta Bridge.  The attached newsletter describes the hard work of the ACVA
and the JHNSA teaming together to have the USS CHARLES F. ADAMS donated
to become the Adams Class Naval Ship Museum in Jacksonville.  
 
    In addition to meeting with Governor Rick Scott and the staff of new Jacksonville
Mayor Alvin Brown JHNSA President Dan Bean has recently updated NAVSEA's
Captain Chris Pietras on our project efforts at the NAVSEA office.  The discussions
have all been positive and the key step at this point is getting significant fund raising
accomplished over the next several months to keep the ship on Donation Hold.  
JHNSA is working with many key Jacksonville businesses and public figures to
obtain the donations to expand the fund raising campaign in north Florida.  
All of you have been key to our success and we thank you for the support you have
given us...    Bob Branco
 
President, Adams Class Veterans Association, Inc. (ACVA, Inc.)
 

Dave Myerly
Adams Class Veterans Association, Inc. (ACVA, Inc.)
Executive and Membership Secretary and Ship Organization Liaison
Keeper of the USS Charles F. Adams DDG-2 Crew List

Read the Status Report here: http://www.uss-king.com/Association/JHNSA ACVA Newsletter July 2011.pdf
Chuck White 1963-1967
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USS King (DLG-10/DDG-41) Association Webmaster
2011-2017 Communications Director

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Making ex-USS Charles F. Adams DDG-2 a Ship Museum
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2008, 10:23:15 AM »
Guys,
    We are moving to a new stage of our effort to save the ex-USS CHARLES F. ADAMS DDG-2 as a ship museum in Jacksonville.  We are working on the questions NAVSEA sent us about our Donation Application that we sent at the end of March this year.  Bert Watson and Wayne Misenar have led this effort to get the City of Jacksonville?s approval for the project.  As ACVA Board members they founded the Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association (JHNSA) to focus the local development of the ADAMS into the DDG-2 Class Ship Museum honoring all 23 ships of the class.  Many of you served in one or more of these ships and have indicated an interest in helping with making this project a reality.
   Bert and Wayne are planning to host a meeting of JHNSA members very soon in Jacksonville.  If you are interested in helping with this joint ACVA/JHNSA effort, please contact Bert Watson by email or his work phone (904) 363-1738.

If you know other shipmates or veterans who might be interested in joining the project, please let us know as well.  We really appreciate your help in the critical phase of the effort to make this not just an idea, but reality.  Thanks?.Bob Branco, President ACVA