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Update - August 17, 2017
I just received the following message from Dan Bean, President of the JHNSA:
"We are nearing completion of the final financial step necessary to have the ADAMS released to the JHNSA. We can also add that all permits have been issued for our pier work and we are now finalizing the permit paperwork for our uplands work and executing the EPA agreement. We remain optimistic for a Fall delivery to Jacksonville."
Update - June 19, 2017
The following came to me via my daughter and was originally posted on the Facebook "Scuttlebutt" page
I cannot vouch for it's authenticity but I am reasonablly certain it is legit. Just remember, those guys were/are also DDG sailors!
**UPDATE! DO NOT DONATE TO GO-FUND-ME PAGES! They are scams; only send money to Red Cross, NMCRS.org, or the FRG! The USPS will accept boxes addressed to the USS Fitzgerald**
Folks, what we have here is a tragedy and a terrible loss of 7 of our kin.
At the same time, due to the flooding in berthing compartments, many more of our junior sailors have lost everything they own. The Navy has issued that the sailors will be given uniform pay but they still need civies, shoes, towels, toiletries, etc.
If you are stationed in the 7th Fleet, Naval Base Yokosuka USO is asking for dinners that are already cooked for tonight and drinks. Breakfast items for tomorrow for the sailors. Also in need of personal hygiene items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, shaving cream, disposable razors, sanitary napkins, and hand soap.
*no clothes donations please
NMCRS is accepting civilian clothes, uniform items, men's boots and shoes, socks, undershirts, any other male clothing items.
Softbank is accepting any cell phones to be donated.
If you are CONUS please send whatever you can spare for these Shipmates to
USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62)
UNIT 100173 Box 1
FPO AP 96665
* NEWS UPDATE on Adams Class Museum, January 17, 2017
From the JHNSA web site:
The USS ADAMS Museum crew and supporters continue to work
with the City of Jacksonville and The Stellar Group
to finalize the plans and design for the future home
of the USS ADAMS Museum at the historic Shipyards property in Downtown
Jacksonville. The Pier has been inspected, the river water and bottom have
been inspected and measured and the final agency permits and authorizations
to begin construction are nearly complete.
In the meantime, we have launched our memorial brick
fundraising campaign where your support can be etched in brick forever and
for all to see! Stay tuned for the next update!
Go to the JHNSA web site for full details!
"SAVE THE ADAMS" project update - January 7, 2017
The following statement was sent out to over 100 JHNSA members, so I think it's safe to post it here.
Our next board meeting is 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at H&K. We received word that the Army Corps of Engineers will issue us our permit for the pier work and we received more good financial news. We will update you at the meeting. March 7 (dry dock) is less than 60 days away and we have more work to do to be ready. dkb
Daniel Bean | Holland & Knight
"SAVE THE ADAMS" project update - December 21, 2016
We now have a project update from the JHNSA. Following are excerpts from a message sent from JHNSA President Dan Bean to ACVA directors.
The ship repair facility has 12 Perry Class Frigates they are preparing for Poland, hence we were moved to the back of the line. If there are delays with the Perry Class project, we will be delayed too. "We are letting the public know that March 7, 2017 is our dry dock date.
You can also share that we are moving forward on the pier preparations
More funds will be needed after her arrival for us to build her out the way we hope, so please keep asking. For now, we believe we can establish top-side tours within six weeks of her arrival. Then we focus on the berthing compartment and go from there.
Ok, that's it from me. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas - and go easy with the New Year's celebrations. Believe it or not, you DO NOT have to have alcohol in your blood to have a good time.
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