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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 AssociationThis includes any member of an embarked air detachment.  Click the ship's seal 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! 

Our Mission

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! 

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Attention Concord Veterans! - Still undecided about joining? Then you're encouraged to at least visit our Ship's Office and fill out our "members registration form" IT'S FREE,  (and while this does not make you a card carrying active member, it lets your shipmates know that you sailed Concord, and your rate / dates you served). Your personal information is safeguarded and accessible to "active Concord members" only. To register on the CVA roster, visit the Quarterdeck-Ship's Office Access page or click the "Register Now" button below.     

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Captain Otto Will Commanding Officer
May 30, 1931 - March 28, 2016
 

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COMMANDER OTTO W. WILL, III, U.S. NAVY 

Born on 30 May 1931, the son of Otto W. WILL, Jr. and the late Mrs. WILL, Commander WILL is a native of Metuchen, New Jersey. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and was commissioned in June 1953. 

USS HUNT (DD-674) was Commander WILL's first ship, on which he was First Lieutenant. After two years, he was ordered to USS RUFF (MSC-(0)-54) as Executive Officer, serving there 1955-1957. Following six months at U.S. Naval CIC School in Glynco, Georgia, Commander WILL reported aboard USS MACON (CA132) where he served as CIC Officer. Rotating ashore in 1959, Commander WILL reported to the U.S. Naval Academy where he served three years as a naval operations and naval operations drill instructor in the Command Department. Commander WILL's next sea tour took him in 1962 to the Staff of Commander Destroyer Squadron TWENTY-EIGHT where he served as Chief Staff Officer and Operations Officer, then to USS FURSE (DO-882) in 1964 for duty as Executive Officer. In 1965 Commander, WILL reported to the Bureau of Naval Personnel where he was Head of Schools Placement Section. Two years later he departed Washington for the Naval War College in Newport to attend the School of Naval Command and Staff. Returning to sea duty in mid-1968, Commander WILL served as Executive Officer, USS BELKNAP (DLG-26) until he took command of USS NEW on 2 February 1970.Captain Will served as Commanding Officer of USS CONCORD AFS-5 from 1977-1979.

Service medals awarded Commander WILL include China, National Defense with one star, Korean, Armed Forces Expeditionary, Vietnam and United Nations. 

Commander WILL and his wife, the former Shelby Everett of Orefield, Pennsylvania, with their three children make their home in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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 "Twenty years from now you will be more disppointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

The USS Concord AFS/TAFS 5 Association is a not-for profit and tax free organization IAW 501(c) 19. Dues \ donations however are non tax deductible.
All of our membership dues and other contributions directly fund the association functions, events, and necessary expenditures associated with maintaining our organization.

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