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September 2013

CurrentNews: This is a short list of projects we're working on.

2014 NANP Convention in Pensacola

2015 NANP Convention in San Diego

For information on the Shoot Off schedule go to Visual Media One's Facebook page.

Christmas Card Album: I'm collecting Photolab Christmas cards for a new album. If you have one stashed away some place please scan it and email it to me.


January 2013

Building 1500 Photo Museum Update

Updated September 13, 2014

Sponsor of the NANP Convention/Navy Photographers Reunion (TM)

The Holiday Inn is "Sold Out" but there are still rooms available near by at the Hampton Inn and Suites!

The Holiday Inn was able to find some rooms at the Hampton Inn and Suites just a short distance away and they, the Hampton Inn and Suites, have agreed to honor our special room rate for our retired / civilian members and the government discount rate for any active duty attending the convention. You'll need to call the Hampton Inn and Suites directly at 1-850-203-1333 and use the group code "NPR" to get the special rate.

A new link has been created for the Hampton Inn and Suites.

Use this link to make your hotel reservations online: Hampton Inn and Suites
Group Name: Naval Photography Convention
Group Code: NPR
Check-in: 25-SEP-2014
Check-out: 29-SEP-2014
Hotel Name: Hampton Inn & Suites Pensacola/Gulf Breeze
Hotel Address: 61 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, Florida, 32561
Phone Number: 850-203-1333

25-28 September 2014 Pensacola Convention Update!

Get your reservations now! Time to save BIG on hotel reservations using our room block is running out so don't wait or you'll miss out!

Current List of Attendees last updated 09/08/14
Use this link for "On-line Registration" for all NANP Convention Events
Use this link for more information about the Hampton Inn and Suites including On-line Reservations, directions and Maps. Group Code "NPR".
Use this link for more information about the 2014 NANP Convention Schedule of Events
Mail-in Registration Form: Use this link if you prefer to download the Mail-in Registration Form.

Wheelchair Accessibility

The hotel, building 1500, the naval aviation museum, NAS officer's club, USS Alabama (main deck), and the Casino shuttle bus are all wheelchair accessible. The Old Town Trolley for the Outing to Building 1500 and NAS is also wheelchair accessible. The vans we are using for the other outings however are not … which is not to say we couldn't work something out if you can get into a passenger seat, and fold the wheelchair up.


NANP has a NEW ONLINE Merchandise Store!

It's not really new but we haven't advertised it very well so it might as well be new! You can now purchase our Shirts and Hats directly from the vendor! Use this link to the NEW NANP ONLINE STORE or use the Merchandise Link on the side menu.


Two more Bio's have been added to the site. CDR Bertrum Wendell and Dan Perkins, Ph.D.

Change to Login Procedures

Logging into the site is no longer required unless there is a membership vote required on specific NANP matters. Only NANP members with an active Life or Annual paid membership are allowed to vote. Members will be notified when a vote is required and all pertinent information will be provided at that time.


NANP E-Newsletter

If you're interested in keeping up with what NANP is doing, especially when it comes to convention updates you need to sign up for our e-newsletter. We promise not to fill your inbox with junk! If it's important we'll let you know as soon as possible, otherwise we're not going to bother you. This is by far, the most efficient way to stay informed about what the association is doing.

OVER 400 email addresses have been dropped from the database. If you signed up for the e-newsletter in the past but haven't been receiving them, your email was dropped from the database. There are a number of reason that could have happened, all of which are beyond my control so please take a minute and subscribe again. If your not sure if your getting the newsletter or not, please sign up again. If your email address is still in the database, no harm, no foul; you'll continue getting them. If it's been dropped for some reason you'll start getting them again.

Please sign up and stay informed!

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Historical Photos Of A Different Kind.

As many of you know the NANP Board of Directors voted to support the efforts to add NAS Barbers Point to the National Registry of Historic Places and those efforts continue today. Unfortunately vandals have destroyed the PATWING 2 HQ building in just the past few months which will only make the restoration harder. These are a few photo I received this morning which shows some of the damage. The link to all the photos is on the Barbers Point Project page with a shortcut directly to the photos here. NAS Barbers Point Hawaii today.

We're looking for any photos you might have of NAS Barbers Point prior to it's decommissioning in 1999. The photolab at the base of the tower is part of the project so if you have photos we can add to the petition please send them to me directly at and I'll get them included in the package.

American POW's 40 years later

This is a link to a youtube video that's worth watching. Please take a few minutes to remember and honor those who made it back and those who didn't.


NANP has joined the effort to turn USS Wisconsin BB-64 into a floating museum.

USS Wisconsin BB-64

NANP has been granted permission to rehab the photolab onboard USS Wisconsin BB-64.
More information including how and where to volunteer your time to assist in the project will be posted as soon as I get it.


Looking for Photolab Christmas cards and Class Pictures.

I'd like to collect as many Photolab Christmas cards and Class pictures as we can and build an album around them. If you have any old photos or Christmas cards stuffed away in a box, please scan them in and send them to me. I can't be the first person to think of this so I know someone out there has a trunk full of this stuff! If you have lots of these and don't have a way to scan them, send them to me via USPS or whatever service you choose and I'll take care of the rest. Send me an email using the Contact form and we'll work out the details.



Some of you know I'm trying to expand the website's section on Biographies and link everything to the portraits. My goal is to link Bios and Memorials to our portraits so everything is in one spot. It's easier for me to manage and it just makes sense. I've seen this need for a long time but it wasn't until Ed Carr passed away that it hit home for me. There really hasn't been a place on the website for us to talk about what we did while we're all still around to read it! Memorial serve an important roll in making sure we're not completely forgotten as human beings but everything we did as Sailors is lost and forgotten and that's just not right.

Take a look at these three people: Eddie Adams; Bob Herskovitz and Anna Clark. It doesn't take long to write something up and scan in a few photos and I encourage you to take the time. We still have a few Pearl Harbor survivors and those stories need to be preserved along with stories from every era for as far back as we can go to what happened yesterday.

To add your biography to the site I'll need the photos you want to include and the written document in word form. You can even paste it into an email and send it to me.

I do have two criteria: you must be a Life Member of NANP and 2nd.... try to keep your facts as close to reality as you can...because the older I get the better I was! :)


Sponsor A Sailor Program:

NANP's Sponsor a Sailor program is becoming the cornerstone of our assoication.
This is how we actually "Do What We Can Do!" The page has a more detailed discription of where we are and where I think we should be going. There are a few significant changes coming and as members of the association you need to be kept up to date and please voice your opinion. This association doesn't operate in a vacuum but without your input it might as well. Get involved and make a difference!


Photomate Database:

This is one of the main reasons this site exist and we need to keep it updated. If you or someone you know isn’t on the list please submit the name to Ralph. Use the online Photomate database form.
This isn’t the same as the NANP Membership Database which list only NANP Members. The photomate database is for anyone associated with Naval Photography in any manor what so ever and is not restricted to NANP members. If you’re looking for old shipmates as far back as WWII, this is the first place to look.