Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides... 

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We hope all of our shipmates are staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are all looking forward to being able to travel again and see everyone at our next reunion.  When it becomes safe to do so, we will try to schedule our next Liberty Call!!

Our ShipVie​w facts, stories, and pictures of our ship and crew.  

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See information, including pictures from prior reunions.  We have had 10 reunions over the past 20 years.  We will always be shipmates.   

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Prior Reunions

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Our Ship

Our journey began in 1955, and we are still "Sailing..."

We will periodically highlight one of our shipmates. 

Our  current featured shipmate is

Joseph Roseberry


Remembering those who have passed

In Memoriam...


 Liberty Call 2018-  San Diego


Our Shipmates

Captain Sells is being given the honor he deserves at the    Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial

USS MAUNA KEA AE-22   Reunions

Due to the concerns and uncertainty created by COVID-19 (Coronavirus), a decision has been made to CANCEL the Mauna Kea Reunion  which was scheduled for October, 2020.   

This was a difficult decision for host Dennis and Colleen Thieme to make, but the Holiday Inn has not opened to groups larger than 10 people.  We would not be able to open the Hospitality Room, have our banquet, or go on a tour.

After the beginning of 2021, we will poll shipmates and try to plan a reunion for next year.  All, of course, will depend on the status of COVID-19.   We all look forward to getting back to some degree of normal.

Dick States will return any deposits you have paid. All reservations have been cancelled by the Holiday Inn.