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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Ramon Batiato  2/9
•   D. Mason (Mase) Wells  2/9
•   Adam Gorgon  1/30
•   Karl D Smith Smith  1/30
•   Ted Lawson Lawson  1/30

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7 live in Alabama
3 live in Arizona
4 live in Arkansas
1 lives in Armed Forces Europe
12 live in California
4 live in Colorado
10 live in Connecticut
1 lives in Delaware
35 live in Florida
7 live in Georgia
2 live in Idaho
12 live in Illinois
9 live in Indiana
1 lives in Iowa
1 lives in Kansas
6 live in Kentucky
5 live in Louisiana
3 live in Maine
16 live in Maryland
10 live in Massachusetts
14 live in Michigan
10 live in Minnesota
2 live in Mississippi
5 live in Missouri
2 live in Nebraska
1 lives in Nevada
2 live in New Hampshire
23 live in New Jersey
1 lives in New Mexico
22 live in New York
13 live in North Carolina
5 live in North Dakota
20 live in Ohio
3 live in Oklahoma
1 lives in Oregon
33 live in Pennsylvania
3 live in Rhode Island
6 live in South Carolina
1 lives in South Dakota
5 live in Tennessee
19 live in Texas
35 live in Virginia
3 live in Washington
10 live in West Virginia
10 live in Wisconsin
1 lives in Wyoming
1 lives in New Zealand
1 lives in Ukraine
8 location unknown
46 are deceased

UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Peter Peralta  4/22
•   John L Thorp  4/23
•   Stephen C Kablesh  4/25
•   Jr. Kenneth L. Wright  5/1
•   John M Alvarez  5/6
•   Richard Boyd  5/9
•   Victor Pringle Pringle  5/9
•   James F. Barker  5/11
•   Jack Fennell  5/17

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Percentage of Joined Shipmates: 38.1%


A:   159   Joined
B:   258   Not Joined

Welcome to the USS Fort Snelling (LSD-30) 1954 - 1985 web site.
 

Greetings to all USS Fort Snelling LSD-30 Crewmembers and families:
The 2014 Reunion will be held in Nashville, TN September 17-21, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Nashville Airport
The Reunion is being coordinated by Ray Batiato https://www.facebook.com/ray.batiato
We will have a Hospitality Room, Hot Breakfast and a Banquet Dinner.
The costs for the hotel will be $99.00 a day includs hot breakfast.
We will also have an Auction so bring your stuff to sell.  All proceeds go to help pay reunion expenses.
We will charter a bus, costs will be determined later.
There are many things to see in Nashville, so let Ray know if you want to see something. http://www.visitmusiccity.com/
I want to see the Parthenon Originally built for Tennessee's 1897 Centennial Exposition, this replica of the original Parthenon in Athens serves as a monument to what is considered the pinnacle of classical architecture.  http://www.nashville.gov/Parks-and-Recreation/Parthenon.aspx
Andy Anderson ceanders@hiwaay.net
256-345-5711

Special Note: I will be sending CD's to those who contributed at least $20.00 for the web site maintenance. If you would like to assist, please click the "Donate Button" on the right. 

Check out this album for photos of the 2011 Reunion:
http://jalbum.net/a/1050404/

I have added some photos here:

http://ceanders.jalbum.net/USS-Fort-Snelling-LSD-30-Reunion-2010


Click on Shipmates Profiles, update your profile, add your your photos.

George Passed in 2012 See Obituary in the "Memory" page.

Ken Vey, George Wagner, and James Berry at the Navy Memorial Washington DC 9-24-2011

2011 Reunion Photo - Washington DC
Photo USS Fort Snelling LSD-30 Reunion 2011 Washington DC

Please note: Date you reported on board - It may need updating, I used the best info I had, however, many are incorrect, so please update your profile including your email if possible.

Please send this link to all your USS Fort Snelling LSD-30 friends, ask them to log in and update their profile.  Sign up for the reunion.  Details later.

C.E. "Andy" Anderson, USN, ICFA-IC1 - 1955-1959

ceanders@hiwaay.net
 

Click on the Photos Buffalo, NY for some of the photos of the 2010 Reunion. Go to your profile and add your photos.

Click this link to see US Navy 2008 Pictures Slide Show

http://www.navy.mil/media/OtherMedia/YearInReview/yir08/start_here.html

Visit the US Navy Site http://www.navy.mil/swf/index.asp

ANNOUNCEMENTS

My father James T. Berry was honored to serve in the US Navy from 1958 to 1962 and his years on the USS Fort Snelling were so special to him. The vanity license plate on his car read: "LSD 30"!

Dad passed away on July 1, 2013 after a short battle with cancer. He was so looking forward to this year's reunion in Newport.

I will be posting many old Fort Snelling photos and reunion pictures on his behalf over the next few months. Please contact me at colleenonline@cox.net if you would like a copy of any photos sent directly to you.

Thank you!

Colleen Berry Conway

The written history of Fort Snelling in Minnesota,A book titled Citadel in the Wilderness by Evan Jones @ Barnes Barnes&Nobel

Greetings to all USS Fort Snelling LSD-30 Crewmembers and families:

The 2014 Reunion will be held in Nashville, TN September 17-21, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Nashville Airport

The Reunion is being coordinated by Ray Batiato https://www.facebook.com/ray.batiato

We will have a Hospitality Room, Hot Breakfast and a Banquet Dinner.

The costs for the hotel will be $99.00 a day includs hot breakfast.

We will also have an Auction so bring your stuff to sell.  All proceeds go to help pay reunion expenses.

We will charter a bus, costs will be determined later.

There are many things to see in Nashville, so let Ray know if you want to see something. http://www.visitmusiccity.com/

I want to see the Parthenon Originally built for Tennessee's 1897 Centennial Exposition, this replica of the original Parthenon in Athens serves as a monument to what is considered the pinnacle of classical architecture.  http://www.nashville.gov/Parks-and-Recreation/Parthenon.aspx

 

Andy Anderson

256-345-5711

 

 

 


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  RAMON BATIATO
12/15/11 02:14 AM
 
  Hello Andy,

Would you please post this on the Forts page - it is concerning the Fort being Sprayed in 69. Ray

We invite you to share this announcement of a new study at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) with other interested individuals or organizations***


In response to the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010 and an ensuing request from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the IOM has assembled a committee of experts to conduct an epidemiological study comparing the health status of the SHAD veterans with a comparison population. This study will build on knowledge gained from a prior study conducted by IOM between 2003 and 2007.

As part of the data collection process, the committee will plan and conduct meetings to receive suggestions and input from SHAD veterans about their experiences so that the study can be informed by the insights of these veterans.

The first meeting of the Committee on Shipboard Hazard and Defense will take place on January 19-20, 2012, in Washington, DC. A second meeting is planned for February 23-24, 2012 in California.

The charge to the committee and a list of the membership of the committee is available at http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/projectview.aspx?key=IOM-BSP-10-08 and at an IOM study site: http://www.iom.edu/Activities/Veterans/SHADII.aspx

Background
From 1962 to 1973, more than 5,800 military personnel, mostly Navy personnel and Marines, participated in Project SHAD (Shipboard Hazard and Defense) -- a series of tests of U.S. warship vulnerability to biological and chemical warfare agents. Only some of the involved military personnel were aware of these tests at the time. Many of these tests used simulants, which are substances with the physical properties of chemical or biological warfare agents, that were thought at the time to be harmless. The existence of these tests came to light many decades later.

In 2007, the Institute of Medicine??s Medical Follow-up Agency (MFUA) published a report on the long term health effects of participation in Project SHAD, based on the results of a health survey (the report is available at http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11900). In the new study, an expert committee will work in conjunction with IOM's MFUA and build on knowledge gained from the previous IOM study. The SHAD II study will use the established list of SHAD participants and the comparison population determined from the prior study.
The results of the study will be reported in a brief IOM report by the study committee and an analytic paper for publication.
Input can be provided to the committee through written comments and materials submitted over the course of the study, and through brief presentations at the committee meetings that will be held in January and February 2012.

Written materials can be submitted to the committee through the IOM staff at the postal address shown below. Please note that any comments or materials submitted to the committee in paper or electronic form will normally become part of the study??s public record.

Questions about the study or providing materials for the committee??s consideration should be directed to study director Lois Joellenbeck (ljoellen@nas.edu) or program associate Jon Sanders (jsanders@nas.edu).


Lois Joellenbeck, Dr.P.H.
Study Director
Institute of Medicine
The National Academies
500 Fifth St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
202-334-1715
ljoellen@nas.edu