The official website of the
USS Pocono AGC-16/LCC-16/JCC-16
The USS Pocono underway during 'Operation Steel Pike I' in 1964. Do you see 'Spike'?
The USS Pocono Association is a reunion
organization with the goal of reuniting former crewmen for social events at popular
vacation locations. Join us and renew old friendships and make new friends.
So far the Pocono Crew List contains over 1,000 former Pocono crewmen who served from the first commissioning in 1945 through her final decommissioning in 1971.
Annual dues for 'Active Members' are $10.00.
'Active Members' are those who wish to receive USS Pocono Association newsletters and
reunion mailings. Annual dues are required for those who attend the USS Pocono
Association reunions. You will receive an annual membership card.
The dues also support this website where many of you found the USS Pocono Association. Your support will allow others to find us through the website and reunite you with your shipmates.
Please pay your dues by check made out to "Pocono Association" and mail it to: George T. White, 89 Driving Park Avenue -Lynbrook, NY - Zip Code: 11563-1935
These questions pop up at every reunion and the answers are
numerous and often incorrect. Here is the real 'skinney'.
What does AGC stand for? The 'A' is not for Auxillary. "Amphibious General Communications" or "Amphibious Group Command"
What does LCC stand for? "Landing Command Communications"
What does JCC stand for? NATO designation "Joint Command Communications"
USS POCONO REUNION INFORMATION 2012USS Pocono Reunion Virginia Beach, VA. October 9th thru 13th. 2012 The reunion will be at the Surfside Oceanfront Inn & Suites 1211 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA. Room rates are $67.67 all-inclusive and includes a super continental breakfast. The Cutoff Date for making reservations is September 9, 2012. Tours Include: #1 - Williamsburg and driving tour of Yorktown #2 - Riding tour of Norfolk with a harbor cruise and #3 - Tour of the Norfolk Naval Base with lunch included. An aircraft carrier has been requested for our tour. More idetailed information will be included in the Spring Newsletter.
The USS Pocono Crew List
We are in the ongoing process of searching out all former crewmen of the USS Pocono. To that end we request that all former crewmen send us their contact information and/or the information of any crewman that you have contact with. Please send us the following information so that we can contact you about future reunions. Full Name, Spouse Name, E-mail, Home Address, Telephone Number, Rank/Rate, Division , and years aboard . The contact information will be available to 'registered' USS Pocono crewmen by request only.
Privacy Note: We do not publish or sell your personal telephone number, email address, or home address .
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|Pocono Photo Pages||'Spike' and the 'Gator Navy'|
|2001 Reunion Photos||USS Pocono Sea Stories|
|2006 Reunion Photos||2007 Reunion Photos|
Updated Prices (04-05-2005)
Pocono Hats -
Jackets, lined - Silk-screened, Navy Blue $27.00 (S-XL), $35.00 (2-3XL), $38.00 (4XL)
Golf Shirts - Monogrammed, Navy Blue $22.00 (S-XL), $24.00 (2XL), $26.00 (3XL)
Tee Shirts, pocket - Monogrammed, Navy Blue $15.00 (S-SL), $16.00 (2XL), $18.00 (3XL)
Sweatshirts - Monogrammed, Navy Blue $25.00 (S-XL), $28.00 (2-3XL)
We have a limited supply of reproduction spiral bound 1961-62 USS Pocono Cruise Books thanks to crewman Nick Arhangelos ($30.00).
Prices above do not include shipping. Prices are subject to change so contact Jack Myers for current pricing. You will find a bill included
with your order when it arrives. Actual shipping cost will be added to the total.
To order contact:
Proceeds from Ship's Store sales go to the USS Pocono Association reunion expense account.
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