31st Anniversary

… of Commissioning Celebration and Former Crew Reunion

A celebration of the legacy of Admiral Burke and the success of the ship and class.  At 31 years DDG51 remains capable, operationally relevant, and on-duty forward deployed.

We are expecting a cross section of Navy and Industry Leaders, supporters who contributed to the ship and class success, and former crew members.

July 1-5, 2022, Norfolk Virginia, Host Hotel: Marriott Waterside


Friday – July 1
1800Welcome Reception
No Host Bar
Blue Moon Tap House
River Room
Saturday – July 2
AMGolfRed Wing Park
1130PicnicRed Wing Park
1800Dinner (Main event)
Summer White / Business Professional
Marriott Waterside
Sunday – July 3
0900Invited Destroyer Leader BreakfastTBA
1030Memorial ServiceShip
1200Navy Museum / Vietnam War ExhibitNauticus
PMGolfRed Wing Park
1700Norfolk Tides GameHarbor Park
Monday – July 4
AMGolfRed Wing Park
PMBeach PartyVirginia Beach
SunsetShip Reception & FireworksShip or Town Point Park
Tuesday – July 5
0800Farewell BreakfastMarriott Waterside
Reunion schedule updated Feb 17, 2022

Registration form and instructions are at the links below. If you previously submitted a form for the prior dates, please provide an updated form.

If you are attending only the dinner on Saturday, a registration form is not required, and you can pay at the link below.

Dinner Only Payment

Saturday Dinner (only) at Marriott Waterside

$100 plus 3.50 Paypal service charge. Please include attendees names in the Paypal remarks. If you are attending multiple reunion fee events, see instructions on the registration form for online payment.


Hotel Information

Marriott Waterside has a limited number of rooms at the excellent rate of $129 now $159 / night. Make your hotel reservations ASAP!

Marriott Room Cancellation Policy for our Group is 48 hours prior to Check In Time on the day of arrival.

Reservations may be made by using this link or contact the Marriott Waterside directly at 757-627-4200 and mention USS Arleigh Burke Association Reunion.

Reservations made for the Oct 2021 event are being rolled forward to July 2022. Contact Marriott directly if you need to further adjust your reservation for the new dates.