Ahoy Shipmates and Anchors Aweigh!

USS RAMSEY (DEG-2/FFG-2) 50th Anniversary

of Commissioning and Reunion


Our next ‘Liberty Call’ will be on 2-4 June 2017 at the port of Branson MO.

USS Ramsey was commissioned on Saturday, 3 June 1967 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington. To honor this event exactly 50 years later and recognize RAMSEY’s 21 years of service to our nation, a Golden Anniversary and Reunion of all shipments has been set for the weekend of 2-4 June 2017 in Branson, MO. at the Grand Plaza Hotel.  Planned activities for the weekend include a social hour/reception on Friday evening, 2 June 2017; on Saturday, 3 June, a Service of Remembrance to honor our departed shipmates; a dinner with a Missing Person Table and finally a guest speaker appropriate for the occasion.

Optional activities (tours, concerts, shopping), will be available 2-4 June 2017.  A business meeting is being planned for shipmates wishing to discuss reviving the USS Ramsey Association. The Grand Plaza Hotel will honor the same special lodging rate for 30 May-1 June and 5 June-7 June (check out morning of 8 June) for anyone wishing to arrive early or stay later.

An announcement with a registration form was emailed June 1, 2016 listing event times and optional activity details.  If you did not receive a registration form please contact ussramseyassociation@gmail.com and we will make sure you get one.

Assisting us with planning this event is Ozarks’ Kirkwood Tour and Travel.   Ozark’s Kirkwood  came very highly recommend from 5 other military organizations that recently held reunions in Branson, MO.

This weekend is for all who served aboard RAMSEY between 3 June 1967 and 1 September 1988.  Spouse's, extended family and significant others are cordially invited to attend this event and all activities.

Please mark your calendars for 2-4 June 2017 to reconnect with your shipmates in Branson Mo.

You may send any questions to our email address:  ussramseyassociation@gmail.com .  Please help us spread the word by asking shipmates you are in contact with if they received this notice.  If not, ask them to send contact information to the above email address.



Your planning group team consists of:

Gary Cowles



Frank Young



Bob Greene



AJ Bond



Don Weir