For the strength of a ship is the Service,
And the strength of the Service the ship.”

– by Rear Admiral Ronald Arthur Hopwood (The Laws of the Navy, 1896)

Greetings from the USS STERETT Association

Welcome Aboard

The USS STERETT Association is an organization that celebrates former and current crew members of all the ships that have proudly carried the Sterett name.  Whether you have interest in the DD-27, the DD-407, the DLG/CG-31 or the DDG-104, this is the place for you.  The USS STERETT Association exists because people just like you have fond memories of a special time aboard a ship named after Lt. Andrew Sterett.

So, grab a cup of coffee (or your favorite grog) and check out the USS STERETT Association web site.  It might just take you back to a special place and time.

Election Results/Next Reunion Site

Election Results/Next Reunion Site

Congratulations to the newly elected and appointed USS STERETT Association Officers for our upcoming deployment towards the next port-of-call in the Spring of 2023 in San Diego, CA (dates TBD)!!! President Burton Dietz (YN3, 70-72) Vice-President James "JJ" Jennings...

Battle of Dong Hoi

Battle of Dong Hoi

On 19 April 1972, USS STERETT (DLG 31) and three other ships were attacked by North Vietnamese forces.  The Chief of Naval Operations, then ADM Elmo R. Zumwalt, described the Dong Hoi battle as an "outstanding combat action."  He messaged the ship's officer and crew,...

55 years ago today…DLG-31 is born!!!

55 years ago today…DLG-31 is born!!!

On April 8, 1967, the third USS STERETT (DLG 31) was commissioned at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS), Bremerton, Washington.  CAPT Edward A. Christopherson, Jr., assumed command.  Welcoming remarks were made by the Commander, PSNS Rear Admiral W.F. Petrovic. ...

HOTEL ROOM DEADLINE IS 10 APRIL

HOTEL ROOM DEADLINE IS 10 APRIL

Ahoy, only 36 days before our 2022 Reunion in San Antonio, Texas!!!  There are just five (5) rooms left at the $139.00 (plus taxes) price.  Per our contract, the end date to get the $139 price is when the rooms are sold out, or 10 April 2022.  After 10 April, the...

2022 March Bitts

2022 March Bitts

The March 2022 edition of Bitts has been posted and can be found in the Information Menu.  There is information on the upcoming San Antonio Reunion (12-15 May), location of Ship Logs to support Agent Orange exposure VA claims, the DDG-104 Change of Command scheduled...

Evolution of the Reunion Hat Pin

Evolution of the Reunion Hat Pin

Many have asked about the evolution of the reunion hat pin, so we have created a page that we hope will answer your questions. Please visit https://www.sterett.net/reunion-hat-pin/ Thank you to Past Presidents John King (2005) and Wayne McBrian (2007) for their...

One Night in 1989…

One Night in 1989…

My most outstanding tour in the Navy took place aboard the Navy’s only forward deployed warship homeported at the time in the Philippines during the late 1980s.  That tour cemented my desire to stay in the Navy...read more at http://www.sterett.net/one-night-in-1989/

Passing of CAPT Richard P. Genet…

Passing of CAPT Richard P. Genet…

Dear STERETT Family, it is with a broken heart that I convey that CAPT Richard P. Genet, USN(Ret.), DLG/CG-31’s 13th Commanding Officer, passed away Christmas Eve.  He meant so much to me and those of us that he called his “First Team” during his tenure from...

USS STERETT Association Reunions

Next reunion will be in San Antonio, Texas, 12-15 September 2022 (Thursday to Sunday).  Remember the Alamo!!!

Visit the Reunion page here.

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