Saturday, September 27, 2014

Email from Dave Schultz

I don't usually do this, but thought the shipmates might find this email interesting. It is from Dave Schultz at and he has located several articles our "E" commendation in 1961 and our service in the Missile Crises. Email follows:

To: Dick Braun 


US Navy - Fall 2014 Newsletter 


ALL HANDS MAIN INDEX - 1000+ New Articles Posted 

Example:  Way Back When: The Evolution of Nautical Terms 

Click on: 

To view ALL posted ALL HANDS Articles by category, click on:  

The ALL HANDS project was started in 2012.  Extracting 75 years of articles,
categorizing them, and building and refining the code to make them available
is a big job.  I foresee posting 1000 articles with each Spring and Fall
Newsletter over the next couple of years. 

Much, much, much more ALL HANDS to come! 


1600+ Ship and Sub RIGHT SHOULDER ROCKERS for RATING Shirts 

Please consider supporting by making a purchase for
yourself or as a gift for a shipmate: 

To view the NAVY RATING SHIRT with: 

Rocker = U.S.S. ALTAIR   


Click on: 




God bless and protect our Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen and Marines as we
again face a determined and ruthless enemy.

My best wishes to you and yours for the oncoming Holiday Season, 

Dave Schultz - Web PO

Thursday, September 04, 2014

August 2014 by Charles Brecheisen

Greeting Altair Shipmates.  Here is your report for August 2014.

SHIPMATE SEARCH:  There are only 260 shipmates on the email list, down from about previous 370-380. Several weeks ago I re-sent out the last batch of snail mail letters as a last attempt trying to track down non-response shipmates.  All but a few have been returned to me as unknown, etc.  There are approximately 115 shipmates without email that are snail mailed.  I will be making adjustments to my record keeping to delete non-response from my current records.  I will still maintain a "Master" list that will show everyone that has been on the shipmate list with all their info; (includes deceased shipmates).  

DECEASED SHIPMATES:  Mrs. Pauline Daily notified me that BTC Ralph E. Daily, 1953-1956 had passed away in September 2007.  We were notified that SK3 Sampson Benjamin Feyl, 1962-1965 passed away December 2009. Our condolences to the respective families.

FINANCIAL:  The beginning Cash-on-hand balance was $811.81.  I transferred $500.00 to the Altair Savings Account and bought stamps for $49 leaving a balance of $262.81.  The beginning Altair Savings Account was $6599.61 plus the addition of $500.00 leaving a balance of $7099.61.

REUNION:  The reunion is just a few shorts weeks away.  Please contact RIchie Reiss with any questions.  Richie can be contacted at 2649 Hour Glass Dr., Henderson, NV 89052 and at 702-407-0626 and at RJR940 [at]

All for now.  Please do not reply to this email.  For comments and questions, please use cmbaltairaks32 [at]

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