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September 20

George Crider's Funeral Service:
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona at
23029 Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ 85024
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to the cemetery.)

9 AM

September 20

Celebration of George Crider's Life:
There will be a celebration of George Crider's life at the Sun City Salvation Army chapel at
17420 Ave of the Arts, Surprise, AZ 85378.
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to the Sun City Salvation Army chapel.)
Services will begin at 11 am on September 20th.

11 AM

September 21

MidWatch deadline:
All input must be in to Chuck Luna, Communication Officer, to be included in next MidWatch Newsletter to be published on October 1st.


October 6

Phoenix Navy Ball:
The Phoenix Saguaro Chapter of the Association of the US Navy AUSN invites you to the 243rd U.S. Navy Birthday Ball
Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas
6333 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to the Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas)
No Host cocktails - 5:00 PM
Program and Dinner - 6:00 PM
$65 per guest
Attire: Dinner dress blue (miniature medals)
Formal attire
To register, visit

5:00 PM

October 13

October Monthly General Meeting:
Join us at 1200 hours (noon if you’ve been out a while.) at Dillon's Restaurant,
20585 North 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85308-6821
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to Dillon's.)
Come at 1100 for time to "socialize."


Oct 21, 2018
Oct 28, 2018

2018 Convention Cruise:
Save the date (and start saving your money!) for the 2018 USSVI National Convention Cruise.
The cruise will depart from Ft. Lauderdale, FL on the Holland America Line's ms Nieuw Amsterdam with scheduled stops at:
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Georgetown, Grand Cayman
and Cozumel, Mexico
then returning to Ft. Lauderdale, FL. (Sounds like an AUTEC run)
Get details and place reservations at
The 2019 Convention will be in Austin, TX.

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November 3

Daisy Mountain Veterans Parade:
Save the date - more details will follow.
Daisy Mountain Veterans Parade to be held on November 3, 2018 at 10 a.m. in Anthem, Arizona. Perch Base will tow the USS Phoenix float in the parade as in previous years. The parade is free and open to the public.
Staging area is in the Cross of Christ Church parking lot.
39808 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy, Anthem, AZ 85086
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to Cross of Christ Church.)
Access to the staging area will not be permitted after about 8:30 AM.
Assuming you are traveling north on I-17 from Phoenix, you can access the staging area by taking the Daisy Mountain Road exit (Exit # 227) and turning right at the end of the exit ramp. Take the first left turn bay in about 0.3 mile into the Circle K. There is parking behind the Circle K.
This link to the official parade map shows additional parking locations if you arrive late, or parking is full, but you will have to walk farther to the staging area.
Here's some pictures from last year's Anthem/Daisy Mountain veterans' parade.

Staging in Anthem at 8 a.m.
Roll at 10 a.m.

November 12

Phoenix Veterans Day Parade:
The Phoenix Veterans Day Parade presented by the non-profit Honoring Arizona’s Veterans (HAV) on November 12th, 2018 at 11AM.
This year’s parade theme is "Out of the Trenches, A Century of Remembrance," and commemorates the 100th year of the signing of the Armistice, which ended World War I.
Organizers anticipate 2,500 participants in the parade with floats, bands, marching units, more and 45,000 spectators along the parade route, and eight Veteran Grand Marshals, representing each era of military service from World War II to present day.
The parade starts at Montebello and Central runs southbound, then turns East on Camelback Road, and then turns South on 7th Street and de-stages at Indian School Road.
As in previous years, we will stage the USS Phoenix and the "People Trailer" in the rear parking lot of the Firestone Tire Store at the south-east corner of Osborn and 3rd Avenue at 8:00 a.m.
241 W Osborn Rd Phoenix, AZ 85013-3942
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to the Firestone Tire Store staging area.)
We will then load up and ride to the North Phoenix Baptist Church where the parade starts.
5757 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to the North Phoenix Baptist Church.)
We expect to be lined up between 9:30 and 10:00 AM and the parade will roll at 11:00 AM.
If you need help finding the USS Phoenix, there will be several red tents that have parade organizers (and porta-potties) located within the church parking lot.

Click here to view last year's photos.

Staging at 8:00 AM,
Roll at 9:30 AM

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