USS Paul F. Foster Association

About Us

Our Mission and Goals

Our mission is to establish a community where former shipmates of the USS Paul F. Foster can maintain connections and stay linked to the ship’s legacy. In the near future, we aim to build a diverse and robust membership base to ensure the Association’s longevity for generations to come. Looking ahead, our aspiration is to wield influence regarding the future direction of the USS Paul F. Foster once its tenure as a self-defense test vessel comes to an end.

As a former shipmate, former member of embarked air detachment or current crew member, of the USS Paul F. Foster / Self Defense Test Ship you are eligible for membership in this newly formed Association. Note: Widows and widowers of former crew members shall be offered Honorary Membership in the Association. The USS Paul F. Foster Association is a not for profit 501(c)(19) organization that can only accept an annual donation for membership. Annual donations will go towards keeping the cost of future reunions at a minimum, supply the ship store with ship’s memorabilia and of course cover the costs of running an organization.

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USS Paul F. Foster Association

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We invite you to join The USS Paul F. Foster Association. For a small annual donation you will receive eligibility to serve as a board member, should you so desire. The suggested minimum annual donation is $25 for each former crewmember or $35 per married couple (if both spouses are former crew members). Larger donations are welcomed and you need not be a former crew member to contribute.

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