Welcome to the USS Kitty Hawk CVA/CV-63 Veterans Association Website

First in Flight


1961 - 2009

Our Mission

     The USS Kitty Hawk Veterans Association is a non-profit organization open to all officers, crew, ships company, carrier air group, marine detachments or family members of anyone who served aboard the USS Kitty Hawk.  Our mission is to ensure that the "Hawk" receives her proper place in Naval History and to preserve the friendships formed while serving in the "Hawk".

     Association Information

     The USS Kitty Hawk Veterans Association was launched officially in September 1999.  In September 1997, former shipmates gathered together in San Diego, California for our first reunion, led by Lt. Don Schenewerk, some 36 years since the "Hawk's" Commissioning.  Those attending unanimously voted to form the Association and to establish a lifelong tradition