Text Box: The plans for Andy Reunion 2009 have been finalized and we hope that you will be able to join us.  The reunion will be held in the beautiful city of Charleston, SC, from June 21 through June 25, 2009.

Text Box: Andy Reunion 2009 - Charleston, SC

Text Box: In this issue:

Text Box: Park Dedicated in Memory of Rear Admiral William H. Stewart

Text Box: USCG Aviation Training Center Mobile has dedicated a park in the memory of Rear Admiral William H. Stewart.
During his Coast Guard career, Rear Admiral Stewart worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life of his sailors and their families. 

Text Box: USCGC ANDROSCOGGIN

Text Box: January 25, 2009

Text Box: Volume 1, Issue 1

Text Box: USCG Commandant Thad Allen plans to be our Keynote Speaker at Andy Reunion 2009.

Text Box: ANDY REUNION Newsletter

Text Box: You will notice many new faces at Andy Reunion 2009.  At the last reunion a proposal was made, and accepted, to open future reunions to all hands who have ever served aboard the Andy.  We have received numerous requests for reunion info from these former crew members, some of which served aboard the Andy as early as 1948.  
USCG Commandant Admiral Thad Allen has said that he wants to attend our reunion, and has placed it on his schedule. Therefore, barring  some emergency, he will attend the reunion and be our Keynote Speaker.  Some of you may not be aware that then-Ensign Thad Allen served aboard the Andy during the early 1970’s.   When asked  later in his career about his most memorable leadership experience, the Commandant replied “Being trapped in the radio room of my first ship (USCGC Androscoggin) with four other people during a fire in the Yard and surviving.  My roommate and I tore away the insulation on the bulkhead and beat SOS with the emergency destruction ax and someone on the dock heard us.”  (Source: USCGA web site) 
For last minute information about Andy Reunion 2009, please visit Tom Vento’s web site at:
www.fishing-boating.com/androscoggin
We look forward to seeing you in Charleston!

Text Box: ATC Mobile chose to name the park after Rear Admiral Stewart to honor his legacy. The park, set on a small pond, features several picnic benches for Coast Guard members and their families to enjoy a peaceful park setting.
Capt. Dave Callahan, commanding officer of ATC Mobile and Rear

Text Box: Admiral Stewart's wife, Paulette, delivered remarks at the dedication ceremony.
 

Text Box: Events Planned:
· Welcome Breakfast
· Sightseeing
· Golfing
· Formal Dinner

Andy Reunion 2009 - Charleston, SC

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Park Dedicated in Memory of Rear Adm. Stewart

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Hotel Information -  Rates - Directions

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Plans of the Day

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Commandant’s Biographical Information

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About Charleston

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Sightseeing in Charleston

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Reunion Registration Form

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