Reunion Info

The next USS Aylwin Reunion is booked at the Quality Inn and Suites, Virginia Beach Oceanfront 
from 12 to 15 Oct 2017. They offer very nice Oceanfront rooms for only $65 per night,
which includes breakfast, a Hospitality Suite, stocked as we please. This year will be 
exactly the same as last year with the Tiki Bar Band playing for us again Saturday night.
You can book your hotel room directly with the hotel by calling 757-428-8935 and mention
the USS Aylwin room block.

Once more, we will have a graduated Reunion Fee starting at $50 per person and run
until the end of March. This Reunion Fee is fully refundable and guarantees your Reunion
Gift. In April the Reunion Fee goes up to $65 per person and will remain the same until
the end of August, however it is not refundable but you are guaranteed a Reunion Gift.
In the beginning of September the Reunion Fee will increase to $80 per person, is not
refundable, and Reunion Gifts are not guaranteed. The Reunion Fee goes towards entertainment,
food for Friday and Saturday night, as well as stocking the hospitality suite
with snacks and drinks for the entire weekend. Your early registration will help
me to plan a fantastic reunion without wasting AVA Funds. To Register:

Once registered, drop your check in the mail to the below address.

Please make your check payable to: USS Aylwin Veterans Association or AVA and
mail to: 

Glenn Hunsberger
212 Webb Street
Hertford , NC 27944 

Or, you can pay your Reunion Fee, T-Shirts, and Tours by credit card or Paypal

Reunion Fee
T-SHIRT ORDERS MOVED TO HERE: BELOW TOUR IS $59 PER PERSON. WE MUST HAVE 30 PEOPLE SIGNED UP AND PAID BY THE 14TH OF SEPTEMBER IN ORDER TO BOOK THIS TOUR! SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017; 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM • Board the motor coach with your guide to enjoy beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay as you learn about the history of Virginia’s largest city and get the pulse on current day in Virginia Beach. See the First Landing Cross at Cape Henry where the English colonists first came ashore in 1607 prior to settling at nearby Jamestown. Walk out on the overlook to see where the bay and the ocean meet, and where the famous Battle of the Capes took place during the Revolutionary War. • Enjoy a stop at the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse, built in 1792, this lighthouse was active until the late 1800’s and is currently a Virginia Historic Landmark. Guests may choose to climb to the top of the Lighthouse (small admission fee, pay on own) or shop in the gift shop for all things Lighthouse related. Ride down the resort strip, see the historic Cavalier Hotel as well as the Tidewater Veterans Memorial, a unique structure which pays homage to veterans everywhere. • Tour the Norfolk Naval Base, which is part of Naval Station Norfolk - the largest naval installation in the world. Home port to 59 ships, ranging in size from aircraft carriers to submarines, 18 aircraft squadrons and headquarters of the Atlantic Fleet, this naval complex occupies over 8,000 acres of land and is home to more than 70,000 military personnel. A Navy personnel will board the coach and take you past the 14 piers, through the Naval Air Station, and the historic homes built for the 1907 Jamestown Exposition on “Admiral’s Row” which now house the flag officers. • Next visit Nauticus, a unique and thriving campus of visitor attractions that explores the economic, naval, and natural powers of the sea. Features here include a series of interactive exhibits, 3D, high-def films in the 250-person theater, and aquariums of marine life. Also housed here is the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, one of ten museums officially operated by the U.S. Navy. Highlights of the naval battles and exhibits of detailed ship models, artwork, and memorabilia are showcased throughout. While there, enjoy lunch on your own at the Nauticus café. • A true highlight of any visit to Nauticus is a self-guided tour of the Battleship Wisconsin, one of the famous Iowa-class ships. This great ship saw action in WWII, the Korean War and most recently in the Persian Gulf War. The Wisconsin is permanently berthed beside Nauticus where it is accessed by a connecting walkway. Explore the main deck and recently opened portions of the interior to learn about this famous ship, those who fought and served on board and the role that this mighty warship has played in the defense of our nation. • End the tour with a stop at Doumar’s, home of the world’s first ice cream cone machine. Abe Doumar created the first ice cream cone at the World’s Fair of 1904 in St. Louis. It was so successful that he designed a four-iron waffle machine that he launched during the Jamestown Exposition of 1907. Today, the family business still bakes cones on the original cone machine. While at Doumar’s, guests will be given an introduction and history and everyone will be treated to an ice cream and cone.
Navy Base Tour