To Our Former Shipmates
Welcome to the USS Paul F. Association website. We are working to create an organization that will provide shipmates of the USS Paul F. Foster a way to stay connected to each other and to the ship. Our short-term goal is to secure a broad and strong base of membership that will carry the Association into the future for many decades. Our long-term goal is to have influence over what might happen to the USS Paul F. Foster after its service as a self-defense test ship has concluded.
As a former shipmate, former member of embarked air detachment or current crew member, of the USS Paul F. Foster / Self Defense Test Ship you are eligible for membership in this newly formed Association. Note: Widows and widowers of former crew members shall be offered Honorary Membership in the Association. The USS Paul F. Foster Association is a not for profit 501(c)(19) organization that can only accept an annual donation for membership. Annual donations will go towards keeping the cost of future reunions at a minimum, supply the ship store with ship's memorabilia and of course cover the costs of running an organization.
We invite you to join The USS Paul F. Foster Association. For a small annual donation you will receive eligibility to serve as a board member, should you so desire. The suggested minimum annual donation is $25 for each former crewmember or $35 per married couple (if both spouses are former crew members). Larger donations are welcomed and you need not be a former crew member to contribute.