USS Concord (AFS-5) Veterans Association's homeport
on the web! This site was created for the purpose of giving Concord Veterans a place to share their stories, reconnect
with long lost shipmates, and facilitate an information source for planning a reunions! If you're a Concord
sailor, please consider joining the Assoiciation. This includes any member of an embarked air detachment.
Click the ship's picture to go to the Join CVA page! If your'e a visitor, we welcome you to the site honoring
the finest Combat Stores Ship in the Fleet!
The Association is a fraternal organization for current or former U.S.Navy members who served aboard the USS/USNS Concord.
The primary purpose of the Association is for shipmates who share a common background of service aboard USS Concord to
enjoy the camaraderie and to provide the opportunity for members to actively participate in reunions and other Association
activities. Please consider lending your support for the site and the Association by joining us!
CVA MEMBERS: DON'T FORGET TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP, AND IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP EXPIRATION
DATE, CLICK THE LINK BELOW AND OUR SECRETARY WILL ADVISE YOU OF YOUR DUE DATE! Click the "Join Now" page
on the left or click the link below!
We're adding lots of new members to our association! Come join us?
I WANT TO JOIN/RENEW MY CVA MEMBERSHIP NOW!
TELL ME WHEN MY MEMBERSHIP EXPIRES!
Attention all Concord Veterans! - We're trying to establish a Master Sailing List
of all Concord sailors. To muster for the Sailing List, please visit the Quarterdeck-Ship's Office Access page
or click the "Register Now" button below.
I received notification from Captain Collister's
daughter of the passing of her dad, a USS Concord plank owner and first Commanding Officer. It seems only fitting that
he be honored in our website. I was deeply touched by his daughters letter and felt it best described the impact he had on
our ship and Concord family. Read her letter below:
father, Captain Louis J. Collister passed away at home on August 17, 2014. He was 91 years old.
I remember the Commissioning of the Concord, and I believe that it was one of my father's
happiest memories. I, of course, loved every ship that carried him. I trusted each to bring him safely home to his family.
The Concord was special. I saw her come to life. The pennants ran up, she bellowed her presence, and her power made the seas
part before her.
I thought she was beautiful.
both are at their final berth, and I wish you all fair winds, and mild seas. It has been a proud run.
|IN MEMORY OF THE LOSS OF CONCORDS FIRST CO
|CAPT LOUIS J. COLLISTER, AUGUST 17TH, 2014