Washington, DC Reunion Update

Shipmates, Many of you have not registered for the upcoming Navy Photographer’s Reunion in Washington, DC, 5-8 October.  We hope to see a large turnout for this great occasion.  With all the retired PH’s and MCs in the DC area plus all the active-duty MCs in the neighborhood we really thought there would be a great turnout. Although the Navy Photographer’s Reunion is sponsored by the National Association of Naval Photography (NANP), you do NOT have to be a member of the NANP to attend the reunion and enjoy the camaraderie and festivities. For active-duty MCs interested in joining the NANP, it is FREE to all active-duty members.  As Navy photographers we have and still are recording images of history.  […]

2021 Reunion An Overwhelming Success

Everyone, All I can say is the folks that attended the reunion in Pensacola had a great time. The weekend was wonderful including the two Blue Angel Air Shows we were able to see from our hospitality suite balcony. NAS was closed for the air show and the Blues flew their show on the beach, incidentally the Blue Angels 75th Anniversary party was in an adjoining suite and our shared balcony was center stage. Absolutely awesome! Since returning home many accolades about the event have been received. It was an absolute success. My personal thanks go out to some very key people that worked together as a team to ensure it ran smoothly: Jim Russel, our man on the ground […]

2020 Reunion Replaced With 2021 Reunion

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 debacle and the slow rollout of the vaccine, the NANP Board of Directors have voted to cancel the 2020 Navy Photographer’s Reunion, which had been postponed to April 2021. Going forward, we are planning a 2021 Navy Photographer’s Reunion, November 5th – 7th at the Holiday Inn Resort on Pensacola Beach, Florida. This is the same location and venue we had planned to use for the 2020 Reunion. And as previously planned, our reunion will coincide with the Blue Angels Homecoming. The Board of Directors felt this course of action would allow ample time for the majority of our community to receive their vaccines, thereby increasing reunion attendance. A new 2021 Reunion page will […]

2020 Navy Photographer’s Reunion Postponed

Due to the current COVID-19 threat, the NANP Board of Directors has decided to postpone the 2020 Navy Photographer’s Reunion, previously scheduled for October 16 – 18, to the spring of 2021. The new dates for the Navy Photographer’s Reunion are April 23 – 25, 2021 and will be held in Pensacola, Florida as previously planned. The Board felt it prudent to make this move as the COVID-19 numbers are ever increasing and governments continue to restrict social gatherings. We are also very concerned about the health and well-being of our PH and MC community. Lastly, we received word that the Blue Angels have shut down their season for the year and the Homecoming Air Show is in question. We […]

Dates Set for 2020 Navy Photography Reunion

Our President, Sammy Solt, reports that the dates for the 2020 Photography Reunion in Pensacola are set. We will be having the reunion October 16-18 with a departure the morning of the 19th. These date coincides with the Blue Angels Homecoming this year. I believe we will have an invitation to view a dress rehearsal performance of the airshow from the flightline. A contract for the venue has not been signed yet, but all indications point to the reunion taking place on Pensacola Beach. The projected cost of hotel rooms is around $159 a night. As soon as I have more information about the venue and scheduled events, I will put together the official web page listing all details and […]

Pensacola Selected for 2020 Navy Photography Reunion

Thank you to all who voted for the 2020 Reunion location. The number of responses was a lot more than expected. BZ to everyone who participated. By an overwhelming majority, Pensacola landed at the top of the list followed by Charleston and a split between Norfolk and a cruise. We do not have specific dates yet, but are looking at sometime around the middle of October. Jim Russell stepped up to the plate and volunteered to be the coordinator. He is well underway in collecting information on all venues in and around Pensacola. More information will be shared when it becomes available.

Pick the Location for the 2020 Navy Photographers Reunion

Shipmates and Friends of Naval Photography, Recently Tony Casulo put out a great newsletter for all of us to enjoy.  BZ to you Tony for a great publication!  In the newsletter, a survey was included for the location of the 2020 Reunion/Convention.  There were numerous places listed on the survey and it had been requested that the recipients pick their top five choices and forward them to me with a cutoff date of 01 December 2019. My very first reply, which by the way was received 3 days after the distribution of the newsletter was from Art Jorgensen, we really appreciate your promptness.  The second came from Don “Bearcat” Jarvis, a true Navy legend.  Now we need to get to […]

2019 Seattle Reunion Coming Together

Coordinator: Terry Lang Dates: October 29-31, 2019 Hotel: Executive Inn Seattle200 Taylor Avenue NorthSeattle, WA 98109Phone: 2016-448-9444. Hotel is one block from Space Needle and Seattle Center. Block of 20 double-bed rooms at $99/room. Call hotel to reserve with discount code “Veteran US Navy Photographers”. End date for reservations is 29 September, 2019. May cancel up to 24 hours prior to reservation.Note: Seattle charges taxes on top of the room rate. Estimate at this time is another $20/night! Banquet: $35 per person for up to 100 people. Events Scheduled: Nothing locked in yet. Events being looked at are:Air and Space Museum – $21 for seniorsBoeing Tour (4-1/2 hours) – $89 for up to 14 peopleCruise of the harbor (1 hour) […]