Wekiva Island Cabana

For those of you haven’t heard, the USS WILLIAM H. BATES (SSN 680) reunion, the AMOEBA RACES 21, is happening shortly at the USSVI convention in Orlando Florida.

Here’s what you need to know:

WHERE: The Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, 9939 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819.

WHEN: From Monday, 30 August 2021 at 10:00 until Wednesday, 01 September 2021 at 11:00. Some will be staying for the duration of the USSVI Convention which runs through Friday

WHAT: The reunion kicks off with an all-day outing and sea-story swap at Wekiva Island, just north of Orlando, in Longwood, FL, with seats, shade, beverages, and a bar-b-que. There will not be a hospitality suite at the Resort, as we will be using the common USSVI spaces during the convention.

HOW MUCH: $35 for singles, $45 for shipmate and spouse/significant other. Rooms are currently filled at the Rosen Shingle Creek, the the rate, $105/night, will be honored at other local Rosen resorts. I have two rooms reserved which I may not be able to us, so I may be able to re-assign those to late-comers. Let me know if you need a room.

Here a links for more information:

The USSVI Convention: (USSVI Registration and Hotel Reservations)

The AMOEBA RACES 21: (General Reunion Information including RSVP, registration, and payment.)

The AMOEBA RACES 21 Activities: (USSVI and SSN 680 related activity details.)

The AMOEBA RACES 21 Wekiva Island Outing: (Details specific to the outing including RSVP, registration, and payment.)

P.O.D. Article - AMOEBA RACES 21 - Wekiva Island Outing (A good summary of all the Bates related activity and reunion details, including registration and payment.)

Now it is up to you:

Get off your duff and make the commitment. Head to any of the above links, RSVP, pay your registration, which includes the Wekiva Island Outing, and while you’re spending money, shell out for the Goodies Bag which will include a Bates ball-cap and other Bates memorabilia and trinkets.

30 August 2021 and the AMOEBA RACES 21 will be on you in less than five weeks!

There is not a moment to lose.

2000 Characters left


U.S. Naval Institute News

  • House Passes Defense Authorization Bill With $23.9B Topline Increase, 13 Battleforce Ships
    The House on Thursday passed the annual defense policy bill with a $23.9 billion increase to the defense top line and a significant boost to the Navy’s shipbuilding account. In a 316-113 vote Thursday evening, the lower chamber passed the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act, authorizing a total of $768 billion for defense […]
  • Panel: Technical Pacts Like AUKUS Blunt China’s Edge in Pacific
    Alliances like the Australia-United Kingdom-United States agreement that will supply the Royal Australian Navy with a nuclear submarine program bring allies together by sharing technology when faced with a competitor like China, an expert on South China Sea security issues said Thursday. Michael Dahm, a retired naval intelligence officer now with the Johns Hopkins Applied […]
  • Report to Congress on Navy Force Structure
    The following is the Sept. 16, 2020 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans: Background and Issues for Congress. From the report The current and planned size and composition of the Navy, the annual rate of Navy ship procurement, the prospective affordability of the Navy’s shipbuilding plans, and the capacity of the […]
  • SASC Defense Bill Requires Navy to Present Fleet Plan Directly to Congress
    The Senate Armed Services Committee has crafted legislation to give the Navy more ownership over its fleet architecture studies, according to the text of the annual defense policy bill released this week. Language in the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act would require the chief of naval operations to present a force structure assessment […]