Tuesday, January 09, 2018

December 2017 by Charles Brecheisen

Greetings Altair Shipmates.  Here is your monthly report for December 2017.

Year 2017 was a good year overall, a good reunion year, etc.  Year 2018 has started off with one huge wild winter storm.  I hope all shipmates and their families are warm and safe.  Here in NE Texas it was just just cold; no snow or ice.

SHIPMATES:  No shipmate reports were filed.

FINANCIAL:  The cash on hand was $500.80; no income or expenses.  Savings of $10,210.04 also had no income or expenses; total  is $10,710.84.

Please visit the Altair web sites at:

    http://altair.smugmug.com (the Altair photo site)

Please contact me for questions or info at "cmbaltairaks32 [at] fastmail.us

Best Wishes To All For A Great 2018!


Tuesday, December 05, 2017

November 2017 by Charles Brecheisen

Greetings Altair Shipmates.  Here is your monthly report for November 2017.

I hope all the shipmates and  their families enjoyed Thanksgiving holidays.....Although I am a bit tired of leftover turkey and ham.  

SHIPMATE PASSING:  The following email was received:  "My Dad, Radm Joe G. Schoggen, died on September 15, 2017.  Thank you for maintaining a website for the Altair.  Finding some pictures of him, there, has been a joy.  Steve Schoggen" CDR Schoggen served aboard the Altair 1959-1961.  I am sure lots of shipmates will remember him as I do.

FINANCIAL:  The beginning and ending  cash-on-hand is $500.80 with no income nor expenses.  The beginning Altair savings was $10,232.18 with no income and $22.14 expenses leaving a balance of $10,210.04.  Expense was a donation to a local VFW post.  Total cash is $10,710.84.

All for now.  For questions or comments, please use 'cmbaltairaks32 [at] fastmail.us'

Best Wishes to All..........Charles

Friday, October 06, 2017

September 2016 by Charles Brecheisen

Greetings Altair Crew.  Here is your monthly report for September 2017.

REUNION:  REUNION next week, October 11-15 at Myrtle Beach, SC.  Sure wish I could be there!  I hope y'all have a great time!

SHIPMATE PASSING:  Joe Basso was notified of the passing of Shipmate Walter Johnson, SN, 1960-1962.  Our condolences to the Walter Johnson family.  Family information:

    Walter Johnson Family
    11 Shadybrook Lane
    Old Greenwich,  CT  06870
    romalie26 [at] optonline.net

FINANCIAL:  Again, no changes, no income no expenses.  Cash-on-hand$500.80 and savings of $8,545.32 for a total of $9,046.12.

Have fun!

All for now.  Comments and questions to cmbaltairaks32 [at] fastmail.us

Best Wishes To All.........Charles

Thursday, September 07, 2017

August 2017 by Charles M Brecheisen

Greetings Altair Shipmates.  Here is your monthly report for August 2017.

HURRICANES:  Wow!  There are 3 active hurricanes right now.  Plus the one that tore out and flooded the Texas Gulf Coast.  Our thoughts andcprayers go out to the to the all people residing in the paths.

FIREFOX:  For some reason, my Firefox log in account has become squirreled and I have been trying to fix the problem for the past several days.  Even after a couple of resets it still does not even halfway work.  Thank goodness I have been able to transfer most all of the info to Microsoft Edge.  Any other recommendations?

REUNION:  The reunion is just a few weeks away.  We will be keeping an eye on the possible Irma storm hit moving up the east coast.  If you need additional info, please contact Shipmate Dick Stader at 262-654-9202 or "dickandterry5 [at] sbcglobal.net"

FINANCIAL:  Current cash-on-hand $500.80 and savings of $8,545.32 for a total of $9,046.12.  No income or expenses.

All for now.  Any comments or questions please use "cmbaltairaks32 [at] fastmail.us"

Best Wishes To All........Charles

Saturday, August 05, 2017

July 2017 by Charles M Brecheisen

Greeting Altair Shipmates.  Here is your monthly report for July.

Is it August already!!!  We are expecting rain for the next 7-8-9 days. This is August?

REUNION:  If you plan to attend the next Altair reunion in Myrtle Beach, SC, you better get your reservations in.  (October 11 - 15)  If you need the application and reservation form, let me know and I can send via uSoft Word or PDF or snail mail. 
If you need additional info, please contact Shipmate Dick Stader at 262-654-9202 or via email at "dickandterry5 [at] sbcglobal.net"

SHIPMATE:  Please welcome aboard Shipmate Bernard "Bernie" Shaw, FTG3, 1962-1962. Bernie resides in Bluffton, SC.  WELCOME ABOARD!!

FINANCIAL:  Current cash-on-hand $500.80 and savings of $8,545.32 for a total of $9,046.12. No income or expenses.

All for now.  Any comments or questions please use "cmbaltairaks32 [at] fastmail.us"

Best Wishes To All...........Charles

Thursday, July 06, 2017

June 2017 by Charles M. Brecheisen

Greetings Altair Shipmates.  Here is your monthly report for June 2017.

I hope all shipmates and families had a great and safe July 4th!

It's crazy here in East Texas..........raining every day and it's JULY!

FINANCIAL:  No change from last month with no income or expenses.  Total cash-on-hand $500.80 and savings of $8,545.32 totaling $9,046.12.

REUNION:  If you have any questions or comments about the next reunion, please contact Dick Stader at "dickandterry5 [at] sbcglobal.net"; or telephone 262-654-9202 or cell 262-220-5292.  

All for now.  Any questions and comments please use "cmbaltairaks32 [at] fastmail.us"

Best Regards To All.........Charles

Monday, June 05, 2017

May 2017 by Charles M. Brecheisen

Greetings Altair Shipmates.  Here is your monthly report for May 2017.

Late spring and early summer in East Texas has been nice and cool with
lots of rain.  I have a huge toadstool farm here!

REUNION:  If you are planning to attending the Altair Reunion in Myrtle Beach, October 11-15, and have not registered yet.......Please do so as soon as you can.  It is very important!!

SHIPMATES PASSING:  The following Altair shipmates have passed:
  • Henderson, Edgar L, RD2, 1958-1961.  I remember serving with Shipmate Henderson very well.  The family can be reached at 4275 N. Hinkle Road, Bloomington, IN 47408-9362; 812-336-4584 Passed April 7, 2017. 
  • Deffler, Ronald C., BTFN, 1952; Passed Feb. 25, 2017.  The family can be reached at: 911 Reeves Road, Monterey, TN 38574-7318; 931-839-3661 
I have sent condolence cards to both families from all the Altair Shipmates.

FINANCIAL:  The beginning and ending cash on hand balance is $500.80.  The beginning and ending savings balance is $8545.32. The total cash balance is $9046.12.  There was no income or expenses.

SHIPMATE:  Shipmate Dan Douglas was contacted by Shipmate Eugene Dutriel, SK1, 1958-1960 asking about the Altair reunion.  We are trying to track down an mailing address for Shipmate Dutriel as he is interested in attending the reunion.  He lives in Raleigh, NC.  More to follow.

All for now.  If you have any comments or questions please use "cmbaltairaks32 [at] fastmail.us" to contact me.

Best Regards To All..........Charles

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Reunion update and information from Shipmate Dick Stader Please heed!

The upcoming Altair reunion to be held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina from October 11 - October 15 2017, with hotel reservations due at the Courtyard by Marriott Barefoot Landing,1000 Commons Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC 29572 no later than 23 September 2017, and please mention the USS Altair Reunion Group code "ANRG" to receive the negotiated room rate of $94.00 per day including breakfast each day. These rates apply  Sunday 9 Oct. through Monday 16 Oct 2017 if so desired.  

All the rest of the monies for the Hospitality room, Alabama Theater and the Banquet  Dinner are to be sent to me (Dick Stader) with a check made out to USS Altair AKS 32 on or before 31 July 2017 so I can get them deposited in our account prior to the reunion so I have the working capital for this reunion before I leave for the reunion. 

Any questions any one may have regarding this please call me at home at (262-654-9202) or my cell at(262-220-6292). For all of your info the following have said the are coming for reunion, Chuck & Faye Reggo, Dick & Terry Stader, Dan & Elaine Douglas, Richie & Angie Reisse, George and Corabell O'Brien, Jack & Judy White, Lyn Fenwick, Molly Hoke ?, Bruce & Eddie Davis, Harold & Janell Newman, Martin & Dorothy Summan, Jim & Diane Brayden, Roe Karstetter, C.O.Lee?. So the rest of you that are thinking about the reunion, get off your duff and make a positive commitment to a good time with the rest of us.   

Your Faithful Shipmate.  Dick Stader

April 2017 by Charles M. Brecheisen

Greetings Altair Shipmates.  Here is your monthly report for March.

ALTAIR REUNION:  To all hands........please get on board and get your reservations ASAP!  Please let me know if you need any additional information.

FINANCES:  The beginning and ending cash-on-hand balance is $500.80. The beginning and ending Altair savings balance is $8,545.32.  No income or expenses leaving a total balance of $9,046.12.  

That's not much news!  All for now......

Please contact (cmbaltairaks32 [at] fastmail.us) for any comments, news or questions.

Best Wishes To All.........Charles

http://altair.smugmug.com (Altair photographs)

Monday, April 03, 2017

March 2017 by Charles M. Brecheisen

Greetings Altair Shipmates.  Here is your report for March.

MILITARY EXCHANGES:  Shipmate Joe Basso sent me information from "The American Legion Magazine" March 2017 with the following information:  "Any honorably discharged veteran will be allowed to shop online for discounted military exchange products starting Nov. 11, Veterans Day, under a policy change announced by the Department of Defense.  As many as 16 million veterans stand to benefit."  That is great news!  Hopefully, they will have their software running by that date!

  Please welcome aboard shipmate Daniel C. Helman, SK3, 1962-1964.  Shipmate Helman resides in New Kensington, PA.  WELCOME ABOARD!  (No email)

Shipmate David R. Karlen, YN2  1962-1965 was located in Tucson, AZ but did not want to be added to the Altair list.

ALTAIR PHOTOGRAPHS:  Shipmate Stephen Woody found many rolls of Kodachrome 25 film that he took from Aug. 1963 to July 1964 and had them converted over to two CDs.  The photography was beautiful after all these years.  Shipmate DIck Braun has uploaded both CDs to the Altair photo website "http://altair.smugmug.com" in the 1963-1964 gallery.  Thanks to both Shipmates Woody and Braun!

FINANCIAL:  The beginning and ending balance of cash-on-hand is $500.80; the beginning and ending savings balance is $8545.32 giving a total cash balance of $9046.12.  No income or expenses.

All for now.  Please direct any questions or comments to "cmbaltairaks32 [at] fastmail.us"

Best Regards To All............Charles