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8 May 2017:  LAST DAY to get the special TCHVA Reunion rate at the Bloomington MN Best Western Plus hotel!!! 

30 April 2017:  Check out the Newsletter link on the left side of this page to read the Current (May 2017) TCHVA Newsletter.  It is also available on the TCH Facebook page as well. 

27 April 2017:  Please take a moment to check out some minor itinerary changes for the 2017 TCHVA Reunion in Minneapolis MN.  Just click on the 2017 TCHVA Reunion Registration link to the left of this page for more info.  As always we appreciate your support and assistance.

22 April 2017:  Reservations for our gathering in Minneapolis, MN for the TCHVA Reunion from 6 - 11 June 2017 continue to come in.  We're see new registrants popping up weekly, but there's only about 6 weeks before the event, so don't delay, register today.  And to get the special TCHVA room rate at the hotel, you must reserve your room NLT 8 May 2017!!!  So don't delay, and please check out the 2017 Reunion Planning tab for more info.   

In general, this page is where we'll list announcements, items of interest, and news about shipmates.  If you'd like to post information here, please click the link and let us know.  Also, more importantly, if you know the whereabouts or how to contact other TCH shipmates who aren't TCHVA members or registered on our sailing list, please submit that information as well so we may contact them. 
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Welcome shipmates.  If you would like to share your contact information with our TCHVA members, please complete the form below.  This information will not ever be made public or shared with any non-TCHVA member.  By providing your contact information, we will incorporate the information in our master TCHVA database to which TCHVA members have access.  Thanks

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As the founder, past President, and current Secretary of TCHVA, I'd  like to thank everyone who has helped build the Association!  The membership has grown and we continue to grow!  Those of you who are  visiting the site for the first time searching for shipmates or glimpses of the past, I'd urge you to consider joining the Association and above all, attending the upcoming Newport reunion!  Unless you have attended a reunion, you just can't imagine the feeling when you are suddenly face to face with your shipmates from decades ago!  The memories of foreign ports, liberty adventures, the faces of shipmates, and much more all come flooding back to your mind!  

When I started TCHVA years ago as a labor of love, I did so because my days on TCH were some the best of my 22 year career!  TCH was a great ship; we had great leaders in our CO's, a hard working and superbly talented crew, and one heck of a lot of fun!  Naturally, there were times we'd all like to forget as well but when the "big picture" is considered -  TCH stands out as one great tour!  As you may know the TCH is now in the hands of the Turks, and some say, she is destined for scrapping soon.  While that would be unfortunate, we who sailed her know that the ship is just a mechanical "thing".  A ship can do NOTHING without a crew.  What really gives life and spirit to a ship is the crew that puts her to sea!  You were the very "HEART" OF HART.  It is that "HEART" that we gather to celebrate and remember.  It is all about you - the crew of TCH!  Godspeed!

 Garry Collins (Suppo 86-89) 

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 JOIN or RENEW NOW.  YOUR $20 MEMBERSHIP FEE WILL PAY YOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES THRU 2018!  Click the "Join TCHVA" page on the left or click the link below!  

CLICK TO JOIN TCHVA NOW!

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Submitted by Kerry Long

Commissioning day VIP's:  RADM Rumble, First District Commandant, Congressman Joe Moakley, Penny Hart Bragonier, LCDR Ronald Forst, and Caroline Brownson Hart, Penny's mother and widow of Admiral Hart.  

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"YA GOTTA HAVE HART"

Where did the phrase "Ya Gotta Have Hart" originate? Click here to find out!

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Attention TCHVA Members! - Has your email address or other personal information changed?  If so, please report it here so we can update our records.  

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Click here to email Secretary about your dues status!

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Captain F. Richard "Dick" Whalen, USN (ret), CO (81 - 83) is also an accomplished artist, specializing in marine art.  Click the below links to learn more about Captain Whalen and his art!

Click to read about CAPT Whalen's art!

Click to see CAPT Whalen's Ad

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Tommy Sexton has found some interesting reflections.  Click the "Navy Experience" link below to bring back some shared memories of your Navy LIfe. 

The Navy Experience!

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Photo courtesy of Capt Dick Whalen
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TCH transits Germany's Keil Canal enroute "Kieler Woche"
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All Hands (TCH Vets Only) - Click the "Yellow Banner" below to visit the Ship's Office so you can add your name to the Master Sailing List for TCH!
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Report Deceased Shipmates here

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