USS Altair AKS32 -- Photographic memories of her Officers' and Crew.

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This pictorial memory is dedicated to the Officers' and Crew of the U.S.S. Altair AKS-32

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The Altair's motto "ROMEO IS ALWAYS CLOSE UP" is an honored tradition that all her shipmates' took pride in. In the "galleries" area below: click on the picture or date to view the gallery, or click on the shipmates name to launch an email to him.

Anchors Away Courtesy of US Navy Band.

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Galleries

1953 - 1954 Al Carter, SH2

Updated: Nov 02, 2011 3:31pm CDT

1953 - 1954 In Memory of William Cundy, CS2

Updated: Nov 08, 2010 8:38am CDT

1953 - 1954 by Cecil Haight

Updated: Oct 27, 2009 12:14pm CDT

1953 - 1956 by Frank R. Higgins, FN

Updated: Dec 19, 2006 6:47am CDT

1953 - 1955 by Jesse B. Jones, SH2

Updated: Dec 17, 2006 12:22pm CDT

1954 - 1955 by Donald F. Leypoldt, LTJG

Updated: Dec 17, 2006 1:31pm CDT

1955 by Bob Lasky, SK3

Updated: Jul 13, 2009 5:46am CDT

1955 - 1956 by John M. Rarick, SK2

Updated: Dec 17, 2006 1:41pm CDT

1955 - 1956 by Frank Tinuzzo, YNC

Updated: Dec 19, 2006 7:07am CDT

1955 in memory of Daniel Nocivelli, SKG1

Daniel passed in 2002

Updated: Dec 18, 2006 8:12pm CDT

1955 - 1956 by Ivan Samuels, LTJG

Updated: Nov 08, 2009 11:50am CDT

1956 - 1957 by Jack Lewis, YN3

Updated: Jul 13, 2009 6:07am CDT

1958 - 1960 by Paul Benton

Updated: Oct 22, 2010 6:36am CDT

1958 - 1960 by Grady K. Booher, GM3

Updated: Dec 17, 2006 8:40am CDT

1958 - 1960 by O. Frank Duncan, Jr., EMC

Updated: Dec 17, 2006 8:03pm CDT

1958 - 1961 by Michael Kenefick, LTJG

Updated: Dec 16, 2006 2:15pm CDT

1958 - 1960 by Tim Truesdell, SK2

Updated: Dec 12, 2006 9:21pm CDT

1958 - 1960 by John Turpie, BTFN

Updated: Jan 04, 2007 7:53pm CDT

1958 - 1960 by Richard Quinn, MM3

Current picture of Richard

Updated: Sep 21, 2014 5:12am CDT

1959 - 1961 by Charles Brecheisen, RM2

Updated: Dec 19, 2006 7:54pm CDT

1959 - 1961 by John Potosnak, SNBM

Updated: Dec 17, 2006 8:48am CDT

1959 -- 1962 by John Thomas, FN

Updated: Aug 30, 2012 7:23am CDT

1960 - 1961 by William P. Borra, FN

Updated: Mar 15, 2007 7:04am CDT

1960 - 1962 by Joe Basso, SA

Updated: Oct 22, 2012 3:28pm CDT

1960 - 1963 by Billie C. Cabbage, SK2

Updated: Dec 18, 2006 8:23pm CDT

1960 - 1962 by Neal R. Johnson, SK2

Updated: Dec 19, 2006 8:24pm CDT

1960 - 1962 by Fred E. Keefer, LTJG

Updated: Dec 17, 2006 9:20am CDT

1960 - 1962 by C. O. Lee, SN

Updated: Oct 28, 2008 1:05pm CDT

1960 - 1962 by Tom Planes, MM2

Updated: Dec 19, 2006 7:18am CDT

1960 -1963 by Valentine Vit, SN

Updated: May 12, 2011 2:21pm CDT

1961 - 1964 by Tommy Lee, BMSN

Updated: Dec 04, 2008 12:32pm CDT

1961 - 1963 by Robert D. Rati, LTJG

Updated: Dec 17, 2006 12:35pm CDT

1961 - 1962 Gene Leffler RM3

Updated: Oct 25, 2010 11:38am CDT

1962 - 1963 Dick Braun

Updated: Aug 09, 2014 2:26pm CDT

1962 - 1963 by JJ Kennedy, SN

Updated: Nov 25, 2009 9:14am CDT

1962 - 1964 by Bruce Davis, DC3

Updated: Sep 12, 2008 5:07pm CDT

1962 - 1964 by George Kirchner, LTJG

Updated: Dec 19, 2006 6:59am CDT

1962 - 1966 by Paul Meierdierks, RM3

Updated: Dec 17, 2006 1:20pm CDT

1962 - 1963 Bill Sharp, SN

Updated: Oct 25, 2010 10:35am CDT

1963 - 1964 by Don Baker, ETRSN

Updated: Nov 01, 2011 2:32pm CDT

1963 - 1966 in memory of Mike Bruskotter, SK2

Updated: Nov 05, 2011 1:13pm CDT

1963 - 1964 by Lou Colandrea, DC3

Updated: Dec 17, 2006 12:07pm CDT

1963 - 1964 by Frank DiSalvo, RM3

Updated: Dec 17, 2006 8:10am CDT

1963 - 1966 by Thomas M. Smith, SM2

Updated: Dec 17, 2006 11:57am CDT

1963 - 1964 by Michael Troiano BM3

Updated: Dec 17, 2006 8:19am CDT

1963 - 1964 by Paul LeClair RM3 MA

Updated: Dec 15, 2006 7:50am CDT

1963 - 1965 by Charles Hahn, EM3

Updated: Dec 17, 2006 12:17pm CDT

1963 - 1965 by C. Wood Halsey, QM3

Updated: Dec 16, 2006 9:07am CDT

1964 by Joe T. Reeves, LT

Updated: Dec 18, 2006 7:16am CDT

1964 - 1965 by Mark Simon, ENS

Updated: Oct 09, 2009 7:44pm CDT

1964 - 1965 by Jerry Sopp, RM3

Updated: Dec 17, 2006 8:17pm CDT

1966 - 1967 by Bill Williams, EM3

Updated: Dec 19, 2006 7:04am CDT

1966 - 1969 by Thomas Head, SK2

Updated: Dec 19, 2006 6:52am CDT

1967 - 1969 by Dave Partyka, DP3

Updated: Dec 17, 2006 8:59am CDT

2004 Reunion in Norfolk, VA

Our second reunion was held on May 13-15, 2004 at the Marriott Waterfr ...

Updated: Dec 17, 2006 1:47pm CDT

2004 reunion video by Charles Brecheisen

Updated: Nov 09, 2010 6:29am CDT

Commemorative Plaque Dedication October 23, 2008

The Altair Plaque was dedicated at the United States Navy Memorial in ...

Updated: Oct 28, 2008 6:54am CDT

2008 Reunion in Myrtle Beach, SC

Our third reunion was held on October 24 - 27, 2008 at the Courtyard M ...

Updated: Oct 26, 2008 5:04pm CDT

2008 Reunion by Dan Douglas

Thank you Dan & Elaine Douglas for sharing the pictures that you took ...

Updated: Nov 04, 2008 3:06pm CDT

2009 Reunion in Branson, MO

Our 4th reunion was held at the Grand Plaza Hotel in Branson, Mo. 10/2 ...

Updated: Nov 03, 2009 3:02pm CDT

2009 Reunion in Branson by Dan Douglas

Thank you Dan & Elaine Douglas for sharing the pictures that you took ...

Updated: Nov 05, 2009 3:13pm CDT

2010 Reunion in Nashville, TN

Our 5th reunion was held at the Holiday Inn Select Opryland/Airport ...

Updated: Oct 25, 2010 11:28am CDT

2010 Reunion by Dan Douglas

Thank you Dan & Elaine for sharing the pictures that you took during t ...

Updated: Nov 01, 2010 6:44am CDT

2011 Reunion in Baltimore, MD

Our 6th reunion was 10/20-23 @ Baltimore MD airport Holiday Inn

Updated: Nov 02, 2011 8:30am CDT

2011 Reunion by Joe Basso

Updated: Aug 30, 2012 11:20am CDT

2011 Reunion by Dan Douglas

Updated: Nov 05, 2011 10:44am CDT

2012 Reunion in Tampa, FL

Our 7th reunion was 10/18-21 at the Tampa FL airport Hilton.

Updated: Oct 20, 2012 8:02pm CDT

2012 Tampa Reunion by Dan Douglas

Updated: Oct 29, 2012 11:46am CDT

2013 Reunion in New Orleans, LA

Our 8th reunion was held in New Orleans, LA September 24/26 2013

Updated: Oct 12, 2013 11:21am CDT

2013 Reunion in New Orleans by Dan Douglas

Updated: Oct 11, 2013 6:33am CDT

2014 Reunion in Las Vegas, NV

Our 9th reunion was held in Las Vegas, NV on October 14/16 2014

Updated: Oct 19, 2014 9:23am CDT

Miscellaneous

Updated: Nov 08, 2010 11:41am CDT

Then and Now

Time changes us all. Here are some before and after images.

Updated: Nov 03, 2008 5:32am CDT

Videos

Video clips -- these are large files and will take awhile on slower co ...

Updated: Nov 08, 2010 1:34pm CDT