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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.

San Antonio Here We Come!

Our 2021 Reunion September 16-19 in San Antonio is looking to be the best ever (and we already have a record number of Shipmates who have signed up)!  Our homeport will be the Holiday Inn Riverwalk that is literally in the heart of all the great things to do. ...

Correct Date of Death of LT Andrew Sterett

I am sure Lt. Andrew Sterett would have never guessed that four ships would be named after him, and that an Association would be established to keep his legacy and the legacy of all the Shipmates who served on those ships alive and well. What an honor and privilege...

LOSS OF IMMEDIATE PAST TREASURER DON HAGEMAN

Dear STERETT Family, It is with deep sadness that I pass on to you the news that last night we lost Immediate Past Treasurer Don Hageman.  We all know where he is at now and is awaiting the rest of us.  I miss him already!  We must continue the legacy that Don...

DDG-104 Change of Command

On a sunny San Diego morning, CDR Andrew B. Koy was relieved as the Commanding Officer of USS STERETT (DDG 104) by CDR Shaun Dennis.  CDR Koy and family will be reporting to duty at the Pentagon after an outstanding tour that started in August 2018 when he become...

WE ARE READY FOR YOUR APPROACH

Thanks to the Reunion Committee headed by "Ed" Edward Garcia , the USS STERETT Association is ready to have you come alongside (ROMEO flag is closed up) and register for the 2021 reunion 16-19 September, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas!!! We now have the registration...

The Stephen P. Hayes Memorial Award is established…

With the blessings of the Hayes family and the USS STERETT (DDG 104)'s Command Triad, the Association's Board of Directors have approved the establishment of the Stephen P. Hayes Memorial Award!!! Master Chief Operation Specialist Stephen "Steve" P. Hayes served...

LOSS OF PAST PRESIDENT STEVE HAYES

Dear STERETT Family, It is with deep regret that I inform you of the unexpected loss of Immediate Past President Steve Hayes (DLG 31, 68-70 and CG 31, 81-84) yesterday December 16, 2020.  Steve had just completed a medical procedure when he collapsed and...

SNA Naval Heritage Program: Guadalcanal

First hand account by CAPT C. Raymond Calhoun, USN(Ret.) at the Surface Navy Association (SNA) Reunion in 2011.  He is introduced at minute 26:50 and starting at about minute 40, DD-407 is mentioned (he keeps getting referenced as Callahan, but we know his last...

USS STERETT Association Reunions

Next reunion will be in San Antonio, Texas, 16-19 September 2021.  Remember the Alamo!!!

Visit the Reunion page here.

Visit sterett.net