The Association newsletter the Sunrise Press is the most important vehicle to provide each of you stories and happenings of our shipmates.  It introduces new members and honors our departed shipmates with a TAPS section.  ​Articles and stories from members are encouraged.  Go to Sunrise Press and take a look at the current issue plus the last few issues.

I came across this video in an email sent to me from our Association President, Gary Shorell, and was moved by the depth of soul and understanding that the young man in this video that is linked to here, displayed.  I'm sometimes discouraged by the complacency and disregard some people display towards the sacrifices that were made for them to be able to have that very luxury. Yet here is an 11 year old young man that "gets it" and becomes a shining example for all of us. May we remember not just once a year, but every day the sacrifice made for us, and to not waste it.




2021 is WHAT!!??

Omaha NE -  Well !! It's been a real roller coaster ride these last two years. Unfortunately, we aren't done with being buffeted. In a nutshell, with the virus variants going around, people still unsure of travel, etc, we are forced to cancel our 2021 annual reunion scheduled for Omaha, NE.  Without going into too many details, there were nowhere near enough registrations to attend this reunion so as to meet our contractual obligations, and without cancelling, it would likely bankrupt the Association.  We are disappointed, but not broken. In fact, we are steaming full ahead with our plans for Gettysburg, PA in 2022. We are excited about this, and expect it to be one of our best reunions.  Check out the upcoming October 2021 Sunrise Press Newsletter for more details.

The Association Scholarship Award is a one-time award to a graduating high school senior or a college/technical school student in their first two years of post secondary education up to the age of 25.  The winning award is in the amount of $1,000 and two awards of $500 will be granted to the first and second runners up to assist them in furthering their education at a college or technical schoolof their choice. The award program is open to any high school or college/technical school underclassmen who are family member (son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, niece, nephew, etc.) of a USS Lexington CV16 Association member.


USS Lexington CV16/CVA16/CVS16/CVT16/AVT16 and CV2