2022 APRIL COMEAROUND

Robert (Bob) Zvacek announces that, contrary to rumor, THERE WILL BE A SPRING COMEAROUND in 2022.

Photo Credit Condos&Condos.com

Per Bob, this will be a “throwback” to the early years of the Florida Comearound tradition. It will be held in Bocca Raton, Florida on Wednesday the 6th and Thursday the 7th of April. There will be a Wednesday evening wine bar reception at the Hilton, followed by dinner at the City Fish Market. This is a beautiful restaurant with an excellent menu, best of all it is right next door to the Hilton. For those interested in golf that will be arranged for Thursday early morning.

The highlight of the Comearound will be Thursday evening at a gathering hosted by Keith and Karen Melton at their unique and most beautiful home. This will be a first-class evening, but Keith insists that dress should be “Hawaiian Casual” (Hawaiian shirt, shorts, muumuus, sandals; in other words, dress comfortably). The intent of this Comearound is to maximize classmate and significant others bonding time. Enjoying each other’s company is the best part of every Comearound.

Note: A more detailed email as to booking information, event times , etc. will follow after the holidays. For those who can’t wait, you may enter Hilton Bocca Raton Suites on your browser and either call or book online and use our Group Name: USNA 66 to get the group discount.
No money is being collected for this Comearound. It is “pay as you go”.

If interested in participating, send an email to rzvacek66@gmail.com.

2021 OCTOBER COMEAROUND

Bravo Zulu to Waye & Lynne Lynn and Mike and Elliott Smith for a fantastic Comearound in Tampa, Florida 27-29 October. Their perseverance and hard work definitely paid off as all in attendance had a fantastic time. More to follow but in the interim, Click HERE for more photos.

Classmates attending USNA ’66 COMEAROUND

2021 Leadership Awards

21 September 2021 USS GONZALEZ Presentation

USMC General Carl Fulford made the presentations to LT Laura A. Krause, USN, and MM1 (SW/AW) Cody A. Hauser, USN, on board USS GONZALEZ (DDG 66) at NavSta Norfolk. Click HERE for photos and a brief write-up of the event.

15 July 2021 USS HUÉ CITY Presentation

GM2 (SW) Johnny J. Hoyos, USN awarded the 2021 USS HUE CITY (CG 66) Outstanding Leadership Award.

A group of local Tidewater ’66ers welcomed Pierce Johnson and Chuck Grutzius to Norfolk for the annual awarding of the USS HUÉ CITY (CG 66) Outstanding Leadership Award for a Petty Officer to CM2 (SW) Johnny J. Hoyos, USN. For more information including pictures of the event Click HERE. A listing of all recipients of the two Class of 1966 leadership awards may be found by Clicking HERE.

Football Season

Click HERE for 2021 Football Schedule

Home Football Game Tailgates

There is a Class of ’66 tailgate party at each home game. The location is on East/SE corner of the Gold side (visitors) parking lot. (MAP). The tent is well marked and visible from the stadium.

We start 2 hours before kick-off rain or shine. Our tailgate Mission BBQ meals are served starting about 2 hours before kickoff. If you arrive late, some buffet items may run out. The line closes down 30 minutes before kickoff and reopens again immediately following the game. Any remaining food will be distributed in carryout boxes to attendees.

Due to generous donations, the initial price for each attendee at the first game will be only $15. Children under 12 are free. Cash is preferred but note to bring the exact amount as making change may be problematic.

You may sign up for one or more ’66 and ’16 home game tailgates by emailing Charlie Jones at technidigm@gmail.com. All money is collected during the tailgate. While last-minute changes are OK, we appreciate knowing who plans to attend by the Tuesday before each game/tailgate. On Wednesday, we will order an amount of food from the caterer accordingly.

Mask Policy as of 18 August 2021: Click HERE.

Classmate Ticket Exchange: Email Charlie Jones.

Weekly Class Breakfast

The Class of ’66 has an informal breakfast each Thursday at 0900. We are currently eating at “Eggcellence“. All are welcome, bring a friend.

Note from the organizer, John Posoli: Recently Paul Cotter traveled for close to 2 hours to enjoy the companionship of his ’66 Classmates. Turn off the computer and come!

Reunions

Comearound 27-29 October 2021: Click HERE for details

55th Reunion 1-4 September 2022: Click HERE for details. NOTE: hotel reservations are now open.

Interments

Click HERE for details

Connecting Via Zoom

Our USNA ’66 Thursday breakfast meetings in Annapolis gave way to the pandemic early last year, so Rodger Carter then Don Jackson started up Zoom sessions as an alternative. Charlie Jones took over the “Guy” hosting duties. Our Classmates Zoom is Tuesdays at 2 PM ET. The Classmates Zoom attendees migrated to scheduling topics of potential, common interest and, eventually, ran out of topics and went back to general, ad hoc discussions. Ginny Jones hosts the ladies/SO’s. The Ladies Zoom is every Wednesday at 4 PM ET, and Linda McCook, who lost Kevin McCook this past year, started a monthly Zoom session for the wives of our deceased classmates called “Sail on Solo” (SOS), the first Monday of each month at 4 PM ET.

Previous topics, recordings and how to participate.

All spouses, SOs and wives of deceased classmates invited.

Special monthly conversations with wives of deceased classmates.