USS James E. Kyes (DD-787) Association

Colorado Springs, Colorado - September, 2013


The Academy Hotel


September 25-29, 2013


Reunion Agenda

This year, our reunion is being held at the Academy Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Reunite with your shipmates and share photos, cruise books, videos and stories about our great adventure on the high seas.

There will be shipmates who served on board during the Korean War and the Vietnam War and possibly even some plank owners who served in WW-II. If you like U.S. Naval History, then this is a way to talk with your shipmates about America's greatest generation and their contribution during World War II.

There will be a 4 foot long replica of the USS James E. Kyes as it was in 1969 during its service in the Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam.

Join Kyes shipmates who were on board on June 3, 1969, the day that Kyes shipmates witnessed the aftermath of the tragic sinking of the USS Frank E. Evans (DD-754). We will be connecting live, via the internet, with Evans shipmates who will be conducting their reunion at the exact same time. Rick Warden will bring the flag that he rescued from the Evans on that day.

Attend the *NEW* DASH Training School and earn your DASH certification.

There will be fun activities and games with prizes.

Bring your swim trunks or your remote control PT boat for fun in the indoor heated pool.

Tune up your crusty old vocal chords, because there just may be a Karaoke event, so you can sing along with songs from the 50's and 60's.

There will be a 50/50 raffle and many more raffle items.

Visit the Air Force Academy, Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak.

Click here to view the Reunion Agenda

The Academy Hotel is family owned and is the closest Hotel to the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Their rates are very reasonable for a hotel of this quality.
We arranged the following special rates for reunion attendees.

Leisure double queen, $69 nightly. Same for leisure king.
Executive twin double queen or king, $89 nightly.
10 leisure queens are reserved, 20 leisure kings are reserved.
10 executive kings are reserved.
If responses are high these can quickly be increased.
Rates are for 2 adults.
There is a complimentary hospitality room with 20 minimum reservations.

A donation is required to cover the costs to attendees for the banquet dinner and tours.

$80 per person or $120 per couple (before June 30, 2013)
$100 per person or $150 per couple (after June 30, 2013)

Make checks payable to:
USS James E. Kyes Association
1486 S. Loggers Pond Place, #11
Boise, ID 83706

If you have questions about the upcoming reunion, don't hesitate to email or call us

Roger Donnay, Secretary

Rick Warden, President

The Academy Hotel

More information will be posted here as it becomes available.