About the USS FORRESTAL Association:
The USS FORRESTAL Association is a non-profit veterans organization established in 1990,
our current membership has grown to over 3000 members. Our organization is committed
to preserving the memory and spirit of the USS FORRESTAL. As our ship sits, tied to
a pier in Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we are fully in
support of the efforts to turn her into a museum. Bottom line is, the association is
about memories. Our activities not only focus on those happy events we all like to
remember, but we also take time to bid farewell to association members who have
passed on and to remember shipmates who made the ultimate sacrifice.
FORRESTAL Association Staff
How do I join?
If you are a former crew member (including ships company, Marines, and
Air Wing personnel attached to the ship) and would like to join the USS FORRESTAL Association
please fill out the application or use the membership wizard, then print and send it to the address on the bottom. If you don't
have a printer, click on the membership chairman's email link at the top of
this page or use our online contact form and request a copy be mailed to you.
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About this web site
The USS FORRESTAL web site was "launched" in June 1996 and has been sponsored
by the USS FORRESTAL Association, Inc. since February 1997.
The "News", "Links", "Guestbook", "Contact", "Cart", "Memberships" and other resources are moderated by the
FORRESTAL Association's executive board members. The updates, deletions and modifications are soley up to
the descretion of the executive board members.
In July of 2010, Nick K, son of WestPac crew member John K., has been promoted to
If you have any questions for the new webmaster recruit,
please contact Nick K using our
online contact form. If you have questions regarding memberships, stores, meetings, ceremonies,
historical, or other information pertaining to the USS FORRESTAL CVA/CV/AVT-59 Association,
please, use the contact form available on this website.