Together We Served is pleased to feature one of our Association Partners, the USS America Carrier Veterans Association.
The USS America Carrier Veterans Association is a group dedicated to preserving the history and stories of the Sailors and Marines who served on the USS America.
If you would like more information on the The USS America Carrier Veterans Association and how to join, please contact NTWS member Carl Mottern at email@example.com visit their website at https://www.ussamerica.org
Each year at the annual board meeting of the Historic Naval Ships Association (HNSA) in Annapolis, The National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors) makes a presentation of grants to our Tin Can Ship Museums. The Thomas J. Peltin Destroyer Museum Grant Program makes these grants possible. The program has over the last 20 years awarded grants totaling over 2 million dollars to Tin Can Ship museums in the U.S. including the USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (DD-850), USS The Sullivans (DD-537), USS Laffey (DD-724), USS Kidd (DD-661), the USS Orleck (DD-886) and USS Turner Joy (DD-951). In March of this year, TCS awarded $10,00 to each Museum and gave $5000 to HNSA and $1000 to the Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society.
Veterans and active duty personnel who served in a DD, DDG, DE, DL, DM, FF, AD, AR, APD, AVD, AVP, or other similar types of ships are eligible as are interested non-veterans and veteran family members. TCS helps veterans connect with shipmates or find out if their ship is having a reunion or learning how to contact former shipmates.
Tin Can Sailors, Inc.
Terry Miller, Executive Director
PO Box 100
Somerset MA 02726
Together We Served is pleased to feature one of our Association Partners, the Marine Corps League.
The Marine Corps League perpetuates the traditions and es spirit de corps of ALL Marines and Navy FMF Corpsmen, who proudly wear or who have worn the Eagle, Globe and Anchor of the Corps.
MCL was founded in 1923 to World War I hero, then Major General Commandant John A. Lejeune. Its Federal Charter was approved by An Act of the Seventy-Fifth Congress of the United States of America and signed and approved by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 4, 1937. The League is the only Federally Chartered Marine Corps related veterans organization in the country.
Since its earliest days, the Marine Corps League has enjoyed the support and encouragement of the active duty and Reserve establishments of the U. S. Marine Corps. Today, the League boasts a membership of more than 60,000 men and women, officer and enlisted, active duty, Reserve Marines, honorably discharged Marine Veterans, qualified Navy FMF Corpsmen and qualified Navy FMF Chaplains and is one of the few Veterans Organizations that experiences increases in its membership each year.
Together We Served is pleased to feature one of our Association Partners, The National Association of Destroyer Veterans.
Founded as Tin Can Sailors in 1976, The National Association of Destroyer Veterans now have thousands of members. The Association has three basic purposes:
1) To serve Destroyer Veterans through our magazine, events, ship’s store, free admissions, etc.
2) To support the Historic Fleet through our Destroyer Museum Grant Program and with volunteer labor.
3) To support the Active Fleet through free distribution of our magazine and contributions to Navy Relief.
The National Association of Destroyer Veterans helps support and maintain 10 ship museums through fundraisers and work parties. You can find a list here
Together We Served is pleased to feature one of our Association Partners, the Korean War Association.
On June 25, 1985, Sgt William T. Norris , a member of F Company, 27th Infantry Regiment (Wolfhounds), 25th Infantry Division founded The Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA), in NY.
The Mission Statement reads:
DEFEND our Nation
CARE for our Veterans
PERPETUATE our Legacy
REMEMBER our Missing and Fallen
MAINTAIN our Memorial
SUPPORT a free Korea
Membership is open to any service member who served in the Korean War or who has earned the Korean Defense medal during any era.
KWVA encourages the younger generation to join in the mission to Perpetuate the Legacy of our aging Korean War veterans and help them tell their story.
Together We Served is pleased to feature one of our Association Partners, the Marine Corps Mustang Association.
On 10 November 1985, Captain Robert E. Richter, USMC (Ret) founded The Marine Corps Mustang Association (MCMA), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The MCMA is a full member of and participant in the National Marine Corps Council of Agencies.
Membership is open to any Marine, after having served on active duty in the enlisted ranks of the United States Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve, and has risen to the officer ranks, and further served as a commissioned or warrant officer on either active duty or reserve status.