USS Sterett Association

2017 Reunion Information

The 2017 USS Sterett Reunion Planning is Underway!

Start making your plans! Your shipmates will be there talking about you.

Where: Nashville, TN

Hilton Nashville Airport Hotel
2200 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, Tennessee 37214

When: 23-25 June 2017

(Thursday 22 June for early arrivals)
  • General Hotel Information Click Here
    The group reservations phone number is 615-883-9770. Option 1 (Specify USS Sterett)
  • Rooms (single/double) will be available for a rate of $135 (+ tax and fees).
    These rates will be available three days either side of the reunion dates of 22-25 June, 2017.
  • Rooms must be booked by May 23, 2017 to guarantee this discounted rate.
  • Check-in time is 3:00 pm. Check out time is 12:00 pm
  • Free Shuttle service to and from the Airport provided by Holiday Inn

The following will be offered for our Saturday evening reunion banquet. Entrée choices must be indicated on the reunion registration forms.

Marinated and Seared Chicken Breast topped with a white wine veloute

Baked Salmon:

 Oven Poached Fresh Atlantic Salmon topped with a Lemon-Ginger buerre Blanc or Sweet Chili glaze

NY Strip:

Portion Flamed Grilled NY Strip Served with Garlic/Herb Butter

Vegetarian Dinner:

Chef’s choice vegetarian meal


Above entrees served with:

Mixed Field Greens, Tomatoes, Sliced Cucumbers, Shredded Carrots with Assorted Dressings

Chef’s choice Starch

Chef’s choice Vegetable


Saturday Tour

The Saturday Afternoon Group Tour will be to the Jack Daniel’s Distillery in Lynchburg, TN.

Our group tour will depart by bus at approximately 11:00 from the Holiday Inn for a drive to Lynchburg, TN and the Jack Daniels Distillery.

We are offering both the traditional tour and a tasting tour.

The Association will provide bus transportation.

The traditional, non tasting tour is free.

The fee for the tasting tour is $16.00. The Association will offset the fee by $4.00.  Cost to each participant will be $12.00.

Tour fees will be paid as part of the reunion registration process.

Jack Daniel’s Distillery is an outdoors walking tour. Those with mobility issues should consider other activities for Saturday afternoon.

Saturday Afternoon Tour Lunch

The Association will arrange to order and pick up sandwiches from Subway for the ride to the Jack Daniel/s Distillery.
All sandwiches will be 6” on Italian bread and will include a cookie and a bottle of water.
Mayonnaise, Mustard and Ketchup will be available.
Each lunch will cost $7.00 and must be prepaid as part of the registration process.
Lunch Options:
Lunch 1: Black Forest Ham
Lunch 2: Turkey breast
Lunch 3: Cold Cut Combo
Lunch 4: Roast Beef
Lunch 5: Italian BMT

Sorry, no substitutions.
Lunch orders must be received no later than Thursday, 22 June, 2017.
Area Attractions

Nashville, known as the Country Music Capital of the World, is a major destination offering lots of interesting attractions and places of interest.

For general information check out:

Here are some places you might consider visiting or spending time at:

Grand Ole Opry

Ryman Auditorium


Water park for children and families


Huge shopping mall next to the grand Ole Opry House and Opryland hotel (Free shuttle to and from provided by the Holiday Inn)


Museum in downtown – The Frist Center


(Shuttle to downtown provided by the hotel for only $10 per ride)


Country Music Hall of Fame

Home of President Andrew Jackson – The Hermitage


“World famous” Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge


The Bluebird Café


Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC)

Concert hall and home to the Nashville Symphony the Schermerhorn


Lane Motor Museum


The Corvette Museum and factory (about 45 minutes away)


Fort Campbell Army Base – Home to 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles


Fort Knox – Home to the nation’s gold repository and about an hour away


Local winery owned by country music singer Kix Brooks – Arrington Vineyards (about 30 minutes)


Belle Meade Mansion – Southern plantation home and home to the thoroughbreds that started steeplechase racing in America


U.S. Space and Rocket Center Huntsville, AL – about two hours away


Ascend Amphitheater in downtown on the river banks, entertainment most nights.


The Gulch – new and vibrant area on the edge of the downtown area filled with music venues and restaurants

Keep checking this page and the newsletters for reunion information

If you have any Questions or Suggestions on the Reunion Plans

Steve Hayes
President, USS Sterett Association
Burton Dietz
Reunion Coordinator, USS Sterett Association