Join your shipmates at our 2026 Reunion in Port Hueneme California

Friday February 20th to Sunday February 22nd 2026

2026 Reunion Information Only

Join your shipmates at our 2026 Reunion in Port Hueneme California

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the USS Paul F Fosters commissioning on February 21, 1976

Come help us celebrate 50 years of service to the United States Navy

Here is a high-level plan of events for the reunion…


On Friday, we visit the former USS PAUL F. FOSTER and will be given a tour of our former home by the S.D.T.S. staff, we will also enjoy a delicious, fully catered BBQ lunch by “Its in the Sause BBQ” catering with friends and family.


** You will be asked to leave your Cell Phones in your car**

(There will be an official Navy photographer to capture the event.)

**PLEASE DO NOT roam the ship unescorted, this is not allowed**

**This is a working ship and danger lurks around every corner**

Children will be allowed on the ship during the ship visit, but must be with a parent at all times, no running or horseplay will be tolerated.  Stairs and ladders can be difficult for small children and some adults as well.  Sandals and open-toed shoes do not work well on Navy ships.  Wear appropriate shoes for the ship visit.

If you have to carry your child they are too young.

Friday evening is liberty call for all hands, find your shipmates and go tell sea stories until the wee hours of the morning!

Hotel Hospitality Suite will be open in the evening, where you can find more shipmates, view merchandise for sale and see our raffle prizes, and enjoy a refreshing beverage and some snacks compliments of the association.

Saturday morning, we will hold our general meeting at the hotel meeting room (coffee will be served).  During this essential meeting, we will discuss the current state and future of the Association, review the bylaws, elect new board members and pay tribute to those we’ve lost with the bell ceremony.

0900 to 1100

Saturday Evening:

A Gala dinner will be held, location TBD

1900 Celebration of Vice Admiral Paul Frederick Fosters 137th birthday

1930 Grand prize drawing and other prizes

2100 Dining room closes

Let’s make this yet another reunion to remember!  We’re hoping to see everyone there!


Dave Klein, President USS Paul F. Foster Association

ONeal Suire, Vice President USS Paul F Foster Association

Christian Berblinger, Secretary USS Paul F Foster Association

Jon Powell, Treasure USS Paul F Foster Association