Departing Faslane Sep 2022

FC2 Kenneth Stalder


Petty Officer Stalder passed on September 12, 2022. The funeral will be held October 1, 2022, in Marlton NJ. Additional information here.

See Discussion on Plank Owner FB Group (must be member)

This is so sad. He was such an easy going sailor. Always smiling. Fair wind and following seas brother!

Bruce Fields

We’ll said Bruce. RIP shipmate

JIm Smith

Sorry to hear it. I don’t have any stories but remember him fondly.

Glen Blevins

So sorry to hear shipmate

Jan Melford

Always smiling and quick witted. He was in CSMC when I dropped 400hz on board. He took my tail chewing. This world will miss you brother. RIP

Gdunn Farms

Godspeed Stalder. Smart, capable, irreverant as hell. From Dahlgren, to CSEDS, BIW, and the ship we were friends. Now, now I’m feeling old.

Russell Therrien

Wow. Ran into him in Cherry Hill NJ in 2000 or so. God Bless . He was a great, funny guy.

Scott Miller

Loss of a shipmate

U.S. Navy Releases Name of Deceased Arleigh Burke Sailor – US Navy Press Release – August 4, 2022

Seaman Recruit David L. Spearman was lost at sea on August 1, 2022.

“This bright, young man made an oversized positive impact on Arleigh Burke.  My entire crew’s thoughts and prayers are with Seaman Recruit Spearman’s family and friends.  We offer our most sincere condolences for their loss.”

“Thank you to the Swedish and German navies, the U.S. Air Force, and the Sailors from Arleigh Burke for their extensive efforts to search for our shipmate.”

CDR. Pete Flynn, Commanding Officer, USS Arleigh Burke

Spearman, of North Carolina, enlisted on Nov. 10, 2021. He reported to Arleigh Burke on April 21, 2022 after his training at Great Lakes, Ill.

Arleigh Burke In Memoriam Page

31st Memorabilia

Ballcaps and Coins are still available.

Crew Ballcap
31st Coin

31st anniversary hats and coins are still available.  These hats are available in coyote brown and have the DESRON 23 Little Beaver on one side and our anniversary slogan “Fast and Feared for Over 30 Years” on the other.  “Built to Fight is embroidered on the back above the arch.

Crew ballcaps:  $20
O5/06/Flag ballcaps:  $25
Coins: $10

In addition to our 31st anniversary memorabilia we are continuing to offer reduced pricing of our remining 25th anniversary T-shirts:  now only $5.  Crew ball caps ($20) with 25th anniversary marking are also available

You may send a check, or receive an invoice from the Association on PayPal.

Either way, fill out the desired items below, and you will receive the address for a check or PayPal invoice. Depending on the order, shipping and PayPal fees may be added.

RDML Tom Anderson Nominated for Promotion

Congratulations to RDML Tom Anderson on his nomination for promotion.

He served on DDG51 as Auxiliaries Officer, Electrical Officer, Material Officer, and coordinated the first two Chief of Naval Operations availabilities for the DDG 51 Class.

He held several later positions contributing to the success of the class, including Ship Superintendent, Planning Yard OIC, Post Delivery Coordinator, Class Chief Engineer, Regional Maintenance Center Commander, and PEO Ships.

VADM John Nowell, Jr. Retirement

Congratulations to VADM John Nowell, Jr. on retirement after 38 years of service.

One of eight Arleigh Burke shipmates (to date) that have made flag.