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ABOUT NATIONAL SONAR ASSOCIATION
Click on the "About Us" drop down menu to find answers to questions about the mission, the history, the memorial page and a list of officers and directors of the National Sonar Association. The duties of the directors are to help in the dissolution of the association.
The "Information" section contains several links to other sites.
The National Association of Sonarmen was founded in 1982 by Frank Crawford, a retired Navy Senior Chief Sonarman. It was his desire to foster better communications between men who had served time in the Navy or Coast Guard in sonar affiliated ratings. Frank died in 1994 and a group of members took the helm to continue the association. Later, a name change created the "National Sonar Association" with a new and expanded set of goals and objectives for the association.
Frank communicated with the members in bi-monthly newsletter called "The Ping Jockey". The newsletter is no longer being published.
As of February of 2021, the association's business is winding down.
All dues payments have been suspended. Dues are not being collected. Membership expiration dates are not being updated.
The searchable "Deck Log" area has postings dating back to 1998. Search by name of poster, ship name, hull number or other information to obtain postings that might be of interest.
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Membership in the association is comprised primarily of former and retired Sonarmen, Sonar Technicians, whether Surface, in Air or under the sea. If asked, most will say they have great memories of their service and cherish their time at sea.