Return to Service

The USS GEORGIA Return to Service Committee wishes to thank all of our generous sponsors for their contributions to help defray the costs of the many events and activities surrounding the March 28, 2008, gala Return to Service ceremony. Our special thanks go to the following organizations and individuals:


The Coca-Cola Company
Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors
Tribune & Georgian


BAE Systems
First Coast Technical College – Culinary Arts
General Dynamics Electric Boat
Georgia Pacific St. Marys Extrusion Operations
Georgia Ports Authority
Georgia Power Company
Northrop Grumman Corp. - Electronic Systems - Marine Systems
VT Griffin Services
W.H. Gross Construction Company


Ameris Bank
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barron, Jr.
Brunswick - Golden Isles Council, Navy League of the United States
Camden - Kings Bay Council, Navy League of the United States
The Coastal Bank of Georgia
ComSouth Corporation
Freedom Self Storage
Georgia Department of Economic Development
Gilbert, Harrell, Sumerford and Martin, P.C.
Kings Bay Village Shopping Center
Mayport Council, Navy League of the United States
Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems, Corp.
Raytheon Missile Systems
Southeast Georgia Health System


Dr. and Mrs. Rob Baird
Brian Signs of Atlanta
Bulldawg Illustrated
Camden/Charlton County Board of Realtors
Dr. Mary Faye Craft
Mary and Jack Dinos
Pete and Rachel Harper
City of Kingsland
Privett-Bennett & Associates, Inc.
City of St. Marys
Satilla Community Bank
Satilla Temps
Vista Outdoor Advertising


Atlantic Auto Brokers
Barco Federal Systems
Bayer Crop Science
Tad and Norm Berkowitz
Camden County Chamber of Commerce - Military Community Council
Camden Printing
First Atlantic Bank
Debbie and Stu Graham
Harbor Pines Apartments
Colonel and Mrs. Franklin A. Hart, Jr. USMC (Ret)
Capt and Mrs. Hollis Holden USN (Ret)
John and Marianne Innes
Jacksonville Florida Council Navy League of the United States
CAPT & Mrs. Harley T. Jones, USN (Ret)
Jim and Debbie Keller
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Lindgren, Capt. USNR (Ret)
Captain Bob Morrison USNR-R and Dr. Leslie Morrison
Navy Federal Credit Union
P & A Engineering, Inc.
S & S Pools/Spa
St. Marys Kiwanis Club
St. Marys Psychiatry - Ruxandra Mares, MD
Mayor Kenneth E. Smith, Sr.
Soncel at The Lakes


AGL Resources
MTCM (SS) Gary and Cheryl L. Aston
Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Butler
Mike and Anne Campbell
William Carreira, Jr.
Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center
Coastal Nurse Care
The Cumberland Financial Group LLC
NCCM William David and Kelly Gibbs
CPO Taylor J. Dean, USN (Ret)
Casper P. DeFino, TMC USN (Ret)
Britt and JoAnn Elrod
Express Scripts, Inc.
FED Consulting
Gas South
The Heritage Bank
State Representative Cecily Hill
George and Lorie Holmes
Kings Bay CPOA
Kings Bay Mail and More, Inc.
Marty and Charley Klumpp
Louis Lambremont
Terry and Darlene Landreth
Pat and Don Lang
Clifford and Karen Lindholm
Brenda McAlister - Ross
CAPT & Mrs. Charles M. McCluskey, USN(Ret)
Tracy and Barbara Mizelle
Robert C. Paulk - C-21 Tri City Realty
Keith F. Post
Mr. and Mrs. William T. Schwendler, Jr.
Spencer House Inn
CRD William H. Sidner, USN (Ret)
Uncle Bob's Self Storage
Jack and Laura Williams

CREW SPONSORS – Plank Owners – $100

Steve Adams
Albany Chamber of Commerce, Military Affairs Committee
John and Sharon Aston
Mary Lou and Richard Austin
Cle Baker
Wilbur and Mary Becker
RADM Charles J. Beers, Jr.
Barry and Amy Beeson
Clinton and Andrea Behringer
Lee and Margaret Bernasek
David W. Bird
Greg and JoBeth Bird
Alex Bishop and Zach Goldwire
The Blatz Family
Chris and Valarie Bonner
CDR Matthew Braatz, USNR (Ret)
Lt. Col. Charles Breslauer USAF (Ret)
John and Annette Briggs
Patrick Brown
Michael and Bonnie Browning
Mr. and Mrs. William Boydston
David and Marci Burch
Eugene H. Buttle
Camden County Joint Development Authority
Danny Camp
Donnell M. Camp
LCDR Frank Campbell, USN (Ret)
Lenore H. Campbell
Leon W. Campbell
Robert and Mary Rose Cannistraro
Cantrell Properties, Inc.
John and Jeanne Capozzi
Bob and Verna Carlisle
Carla C. Carper
Chris and Lori Chalmers
Mr. and Mrs. James Steven Chambless
The Camden Partnership
CharterBank Mortgage
Holly A. Christensen
Joan and Donald Civitanova
MMCM (SS/SW) Doug & Joy Cooper, USN (Ret)
Country Inn and Suites
Harry Crossley
Culligan Water Services
Cumberland Insurance Agency
Dalton Signs, Inc.
Kevin and Christine Daniel
William B. Dawson
Ken Day
CPO Taylor J. Dean, USN (Ret)
Bill and Candy DeLoughy
Democrats of Camden County
Robert J. Demsey
William W. Dohn
End Time Gospel Church
Joshua Ehrhardt
Logan Ehrhardt
Patti Ehrhardt
Mr. and Mrs. Rick Faber
Robert A. Fell
In Honor of Fleet and Family Support
Mrs. Joan P. Forrestel
Stan Fowler
Irene Franklin
Betsy Friedman
Mark Friedman
Jim and Robbie Frye
Luke Gaston
CAPT and Mrs. David Geer, USN (Ret)
Georgia Military Officers Association, Inc.
Robert J. Gephart
Dorothy Glisson and Ward Hernandez
Joost A. Gompels
Hilton Head Island Council, Navy League of the United States
Pedro and Ivonne Gonzalez
Bobby L. Green, LCDR USN (Ret)
Tommy and Jodi Gregory
Allene and Bob Groote
Len and Mary Gullickson
Edward and Lily Gushen
Royce and Faye Hall
Kathleen Haller
Lee Haller
CAPT & Mrs. Larry D. Hamilton, USN (Ret)
Hampton Inn
George L. Hannaford
John and Jan Harper
Gregg and Tanya Harrell
Mr. Wayne R. Harrigan, Sr.
Penny Harris
Bob Hightower
Michael W. Hodson
Steve L. Howard
Howe Construction, Inc.
Elizabeth Howe
Michael and Arlene Huber
James F. Hunter, LCDR
Gary A. Johnson
Mark and Barbara Kevan
Jim and Linda Kimpel
Barrett and Elizabeth King
Robbi and Katrina King
Wiley B. King
William Robert and Marian C. Kuhn
Mr. and Mrs. Hubert W. Lang III
Chuck and OJ Lanham
Jinny Latham
Thomas H. Latham
Lockhart and Associates Realty
Dr. Dorothy L. Lord
Dave and Ginny Lovett
Patrick J. Lynch
Dr. Arnetia S. Maasha
Main Street Frame Shop, Inc.
Marianne's Sterlings Southern Café
Vernon and Kanda Martin
Bud McCleskey
James R. McCollum
Jeanne & Jack McConnell
Ed and Diane McCoy
John W. McDill
Melinda McGrath
J. Michel and Gloria McGrath
Sarah Kate McKinney
Captain Michael & Rhonda McKinnon, USN (Ret)
Sheila and Arlie McNeill
City of McRae, Georgia
Jack and Vickie Mead
Captain and Mrs. Richard C. Miller, DC USN (Ret)
Louise V. Mitchell
Patricia and Keith Moore
Paul R. Morrow
Walt and Donna Natzic
Nautilus Models
Katherine Nisi-Zell
Arlene C. Norris
Oak Grove Island Yacht Club
Devin and Emily O’Brien
Thomas C. O’Connor
Mr. and Mrs. Warren R. Onken
R. Michael Patrick
Peds and Parents Family Care, LLC
Paul H. Ploeger
CDR Arthur R. Porcelli, Jr. USN (Ret)
In Memory of Alice Post
Robert and Ann Prescott
Jerry Quigley
David and Yvonne Rainer
Richard Ratcliffe, Commander, R.C.N. (Ret)
David and Betty Reilly
Preston Rhodes
Edwin D. Robb
Lesley and Pargen Robertson
Mary M. Rocha
Ricky Rodriguez
Mary Root
Ross Irrigation & Consulting
J. Ronald Ross
Patty C. Ross
Rotary Club of Camden County
The Rotary Club of Kings Bay
James and Linda Rothwell
Royal - Skies Realty
Allan and Sandra Ryysylainen
Dr. William & Mrs. Sally Rush
St. Marys Submarine Museum
Brian and Andrea Schultz
The Robert William Scott, Jr. Family
Charlene Sears
Howard and Judy Sepp
Robert L. Shad and Family
Willard G. and Susan W. Shafer
Sheila's Hallmark
Dean and Susan Slusser
Charlie Smith, Jr.
Diana Smith
Tricia Smith
John C. Snedeker
Space Coast Council Navy League of the U.S.
Frank and Mary Stagl
Blair C. Stain
Johnny Y. Stanfield
Richard A. Steele
Stein & Guy, P.C.
CAPT Mrs. Charles A. Stevenson, USN (Ret)
Colby and Georgia Stilson
Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery
Kenneth L. Surber, Jr.
Max Tinsley
John and Pat Toler
Charles Trader Family
Jimmy Turner
Thomas E. Turner
United Community Bank
A.J. Velez
Bernard and Patricia Viellenave
Kenny and Deborah Warden
Mark and Rita Warren
The Weathers Family
Royal and Gull Weaver
LeRoy and Bobbie Weggenman
Capt Bill and Nancy Weisensee, USN (Ret)
James Wells
James A. Wheeler QM-2 (SS)
David Whidby
Gary Willis
Christopher M. Wilson
Christopher M. Wilson, Jr.
Maury and Jo Wishnoff
City of Woodbine
Wrens Better Hometown, Inc.
Lynn & Tom Wright
Justin and Cory Wyatt
Debbie and Larry Younger
Walt and De Yourstone