USS HANCOCK CV/CVA-19 ASSOCIATION
From the Hannah News
President's Message - September 2014
Volume 28 - Number 4- June - 2017
Can Do - Do Now!
Hello Shipmates, Associate Members,
It is spring here in the Midwest. The grass is growing like crazy and flowers are in bloom. It is hard for me to
believe that I have been in this role with the Hancock Association for more than a year. It has been a busy yet
rewarding year. During the next few months, I will be quite occupied putting together the 2018 reunion. Our reunion
hotel is the Intercontinental Hotel on the Country Club Plaza, May 23-May 27. (A limited number of rooms will be
available before and after the official dates). The hotel is in the Country Club Plaza area of Kansas City Missouri
(http://www.countryclubplaza.com). This area is full
of restaurants and shopping.
We also have started picking tours for this reunion. The National WWI Museum (www.theworldwar.org) and the New
Dinner Theater (www.newtheatre.com) are two definite tours. We are reviewing a number of additional tours. But
prior to the reunion, we are deeply involved in setting up attendance at the commissioning of the USS John Finn.DDG-113
in Hawaii on July 15, 2017. Currently, the Hancock Association has a total of 39 members signed up to attend the
event. This occasion is shaping up to be as exciting as the May 15, 2016, christening in Mississippi. Both our
current editor, Paula Schumacher and our previous editor, Dan Colleran will make the trip to Hawaii, so look for
some great articles about the commissioning of the USS John Finn in the future.
Our news editor Paula is always looking for new interesting articles for the Hannah news. If you come across
any fascinating articles, please forward them to her ( ). She is also looking for members to interview for the new "Hannah
Fair Winds and Following Seas,
USS Hancock (CV/CVA-19) Association.
Edition added 14 April 2017