New Orleans, LA


 The 2017 YAGR'S Association Reunion was held in Norfolk, VA. at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel. There were 14 ships represented consisting of 62 men and 52 ladies.  Pre tours were enjoyed with an America's Rover Dinner Cruise, and tours of historic Williamsburg and Yorktown, and Virginia Beach.  The Friday tour, which comes with reunion registration was a tour of the Norfolk Naval Base and a luncheon cruise aboard The Spirit Of Norfolk.  The buffet was very good.  While the ladies had their breakfast social with a red white and blue theme, the men's meeting was conducted.  The men voted on where the reunion would be held in 2019.  After a vote-off (with the first vote tied between a Canadian/New England cruise and Great Lakes/Chicago), the tie was broken 25 to 20 with the winner a Canadian/New England cruise sometime in the fall of 2019.  The Saturday night banquet's speaker was Virginia Pilot Association President Captain J. William Cofer who delighted us with a talk and slide show on the shipping techniques out of Norfolk Harbour.




Now take a look at the pictures. Most were taken by Suzanne Attig.


YAGRS has been in touch with over 2,000 former crewmen 
from all 16 ships and the two YR's. 
If you would like more information please contact us.

If you have served on any of the 16 radar picket ships
(YAGR) (AGR) or with the staff of RADRON ONE, RADRON TWO,
or on the USS YR-23, USS YR-65 while they were homeported
at Davisville, RI and would like to be added to our mailing 
list or want more information, please contact
Lee Doyel

1st Reunion
Newport, RI
May 30 to JUNE 1, 1996
Attendance 40

2nd Reunion
Baltimore, MD
May 29 to May 31,1997
Attendance 141

3rd Reunion
Charleston, SC
June 4 to June 6, 1998
Attendance 196

4th Reunion
Norfolk, VA
June 3 to June 5, 1999
Attendance 233

5th Reunion
June 1 to June 3, 2000
Attendance 196

6th Reunion
San Diego, CA
June 14 to June 16, 2001
Attendance 225

7th Reunion
Newport, RI
We will dedicate our onboard exhibit
on the Battleship Massachusetts located 
at Fall River, MA on May 29, 2002
May 28 to May 30, 2002
Attendance 341

8th Reunion
Pensacola, FL
May 15 to May 17, 2003
Attendance 255

9th Reunion
Philadelphia, PA
May 27, 28, 29, 2004
Attendance 261

10th Reunion
San Francisco, CA (San Mateo)
May 19, 20, 21, 2005 
Attendance 278

11th Reunion
St. Louis, MO
May 18, 19, 20, 2006
Pre Reunion Tour
May 17, 2006
Attendance 231
12th Reunion
Washington, DC
Plaque dedication at the Navy Memorial
May 31, June 1, 2, 2007
Pre Reunion Tours
May 29, 30, 2007
Attendance 274
13th Reunion
Warwick, RI 
May 18-20, 2008
Attendance 226
14th Reunion
San Diego, CA
 May 21-23, 2009
Attendance 140
15th Reunion
Carnival Freedom Cruise
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
May 2-8, 2010
Attendance 115

16th Reunion
Nashville, TN
May 26-28, 2011
Attendance 198
17th Reunion
Lancaster, PA
May 10-12, 2012
Attendance 153
18th Reunion
Tucson, AR
April 18-20, 2013
Attendance 108
19th Reunion
San Antonio, TX
May 22-24, 2014
Attendance 121
20th Reunion
Charleston, SC
April 30,May 1-2, 2015
Attendance 165
21st Reunion
Branson, MO
May 19-21, 2016
Attendance 110

22nd Reunion
Norfolk, VA
May 4-6, 2017
Attendance 114

23rd Reunion
New Orleans, LA
Sept 18-23, 2018
Attendance 94

24th Reunion
Sept. 15-22, 2018

25th Reunion
Colorado Springs, CO
Date TBD

26th Reunion
Buffalo. NY
Date TBD