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2021 Reunion Information


51st USS ESSEX Association "Joint Reunion"

The USS ESSEX Association “JOINT REUNION” with the USS WASP Association is slated for the 20th to 24th of October 2021 at the Hilton Doubletree Riverfront Jacksonville, Florida 32207. It is Located at 1201 River Place Blvd. Jacksonville and you might be asked for that address or location. When making Hotel reservations, ensure you tell them Code: WSP or USS Wasp Reunion. The Hotel number is 1-800-222-8733. Information on the Hotel website concerning Room Rates and availability, along with other fees such as parking will not apply to the contracted reunion rates.  
Jacksonville is positioned on the Northeast Florida coast and this “River City by the Sea” boasts more than 20 miles of beaches, miles of Intracoastal waterways and one of the largest urban park system in the nation. For more information check out: The Jacksonville airport is approximately 16 miles/25 minutes from the Doubletree Hotel. The Hotel does not provide shuttle service to and from the airport. There are many Taxis available as well as ride share services such as  UBER and LYFT services. 
Note: It is anticipated that room block capacity will fill up on occasion. The USS WASP Reunion Chairman contact is Mr. Frank Christman. His Phone number is 1-941-497-2904 or email Notify him that this situation existed when you called for a room and ask if he would kindly take care of that for you.  

ALL OF THE REUNION PACKET INFORMATION IS CONTAINED IN THE PDF LINK. Please review it and print out the “REGISTRATION FORM”. Remit payment to the: Armed Forces Reunions, Inc. as instructed and MAIL that completed form along with applicable fees to that address provided on the Registration form.

For other ESSEX related questions email Tom Ferelli at:


Click HERE to view, download, and/or print the "WASP-ESSEX Reunion Information Packet"

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