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.
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.
Status of the USS-FORRESTAL:
On 4 Feb 2014, the USS FORRESTAL AVT-59 was towed from the former Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA; enroute to All Star Medals, Brownsville, TX for disposal.
On 18 Feb 2014, the USS FORRESTAL AVT-59 arrived at All Star Medals, Brownsville, TX for disposal.
Video of FORRESTAL's arrival:
Video Tribute to USS FORRESTAL:
Status of USS FORRESTAL photo slideshow:
Click here to view the disposal of USS FORRESTAL slideshow
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.