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USS ORLECK Naval Museum Homecoming-Reunion 2017, 13 - 15 September 2017

TO:   All Former USS ORLECK DD886 Crewmembers and Families

It is a distinct honor and privilege to announce that the USS ORLECK Naval Museum in Lake Charles, Louisiana, will host former USS ORLECK DD886 crewmembers and families at a Homecoming and Reunion 13, 14, and 15 September 2017, in conjunction with the 72nd Anniversary of the Ship’s Commissioning.

Arrangements for lodging and meeting space have been made with L’auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles.  Registration will begin at the hotel on Tuesday, 12 September.  The event will include a banquet at the hotel’s event center on Thursday, 14 September, with events on the 15th at the ship related to the anniversary.  Of course the ship will be open to crewmembers and their families for visitation all that week.  We are in the process of putting together the schedule of events and activities, which will include various times and locations for attendees to get together, socialize, renew friendships, establish new friendships, and share memories of Navy live aboard you ship!


Please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible and no later than 8/10/2017 so we can get a firm handle on attendance numbers.  Homecoming-Reunion registration will begin at the hotel on Tuesday, 9/12/2017.

Hotel Name L'auberge Resort Lake Charles
Address 777 Ave L'auberge, Lake Charles LA 70601
Reservations Call (866) 580-7444, or
Our Group Name SUSS17

NOTE:  If have questions or need our assistance in making your reservation, please call Dawn Carrier at the Ship Office at 337-214-7447, or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hotel Rates:  Identify yourself to Reservation Desk as members of Group SUSS17 in order to get the Group Rate.  This code is assigned to the event named “USS ORLECK Homecoming Reunion 2017.) The group rates are $99 for Sunday 9/10/17 through Thursday 9/14/17, and $179 for Friday night 9/15/17.  Rates are subject to a 14.75% sales and accommodations.  Photo ID required upon check-in,   Additional guests will need to be listed on the reservation.  A $20 surcharge will be applied to each 3rd and 4th adult occupying the room, with a maximum of four (4) guests allowed per room.

Hotel Check-In/Check-Out.  Check-in time is 4:00 PM; Check-out time is 11:00 AM.  Requests for early check-in and late check-out are considered on a “space available” basis.

Guaranteed Reservations.  All reservations for arrival after 6:00 PM must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.

Conference Fee:  $300 ($275 if paid by August 10th). As with all such events there is a conference fee per attendee to cover the costs of the banquet and other activities that will be announced as soon.  Payment may be made by check or credit card.    USS ORLECK Naval Museum, P.O. Box 4470, Lake Charles LA.  Credit card by phone at Ship Office (337)214-7447.

Getting to Lake Charles:

By Car.  Lake Charles is located in Southwest Louisiana along IH-10, approximately 30 miles east of the Texas border.  This is about 2 hours, 15 minutes east of Houston; one hour and 15 minutes west of Lafayette LA; 2 hours west of Baton Rouge LA;  under 3 hours west of New Orleans; and about 4 hours south of Shreveport LA.

  • By Air.  Air travel to Lake Charles-LCH is by United Airlines via Houston-IAH or American Airlines via Dallas-DFW.  One can also make good connections, especially from the east through Lafayette-LFT.  Many people find it more economical to rent a car in Houston and drive the 2 hours, 15 minutes to Lake Charles.  If you fly to Lafayette and rent a car the drive to Lake Charles is about 1 hour, 15 minutes.  Houston’s other airport is Houston Hobby-HOU, but there are not connections to Lake Charles.  Folks using Hobby rent a car to get to Lake Charles.

  • Lake Charles Airport Arrivals:  Individuals arriving and departing from Lake Charles Regional Airport who need assistance getting to the hotel (i.e., are not renting a vehicle or have made other transportation arrangements) should provide Dawn at the ship office their flight information and arrival/departure times so we can help coordinate any needed assistance.  (Call:  337-214-7447; email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Auto Rentals:  Most major auto rental companies operate from the Lake Charles airport and other locations in town:  Avis, Alamo, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and so forth.

Schedule of Activities Events:  We are in the process of coordinating and finalizing the activities, events, and schedules for each day of the event and will share that information as soon as possible.

CALL TO ACTION:  Please plan to attend this fantastic opportunity to celebrate the 72nd Anniversary of the USS ORLECK’s Commissioning in the company of fellow crewmembers, family and friends at L’Auberge Casino Resort and at the USS ORLECK DD886 in Lake Charles LA.  Make your reservations today!

FOR MORE INORMATION:  For more information please phone Dawn Carrier or Ron Williams:  Ship Office: 337-214-7447; email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




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