Classmates are encouraged to attend the 2023 luncheons that alternate between the Army Navy Country Club and the Annapolis Yacht Club. Scroll down to “Past Events” to read about the 8 February lunch. Be sure to reserve the following Wednesdays to join your ’66 Classmates for lunch in May and August:
- 10 May at the Annapolis Yacht Club. NOTE: New Head Football Coach, Brian Newberry, will serve as guest speaker.
- 9 August at the Army Navy Country Club.
Planning for the 11-13 April 2023 Florida ComeAround has begun. By popular demand, we are returning to Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island.
Our local hosts and ground operators are Bob Zvacek and Steve Potter. Click HERE for a “Save the Date” flyer with hotel information and more details.
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.
CONNECTING VIA ZOOM
Our Classmates Zoom is Tuesdays at 2 PM ET. Ginny Jones hosts the ladies/SO’s. The Ladies Zoom is the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 4 PM ET, and Linda (Kevin) McCook 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.
Saturday, August 26, 2023: Navy-Notre Dame
Game to be played in Dublin, Ireland at the Aviva Stadium!
2023 USNA Football Season Schedule: Click HERE
USNA home games will feature 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.
Senator Dan Coates Spoke at 8 Feb 2023 Class Lunch
Class President VADM Scott Redd opened the 8 February lunch at the Army Navy Country Club with a warm welcome to and introduction of Senator Dan Coates. Click HERE to read Scott’s introduction.
Also in attendance were spouses including Donna Redd, Karen Tebrich, Nancy Long, Jean Grutzius and Betty Eubanks; and other family members including Scott Redd, Jr. and Adam Redd.
Decommissioning USS GONZALEZ (DDG 66)
On Wednesday, 2 November 2022, our Class President VADM Scott Redd (12) presented the annual Class ’66 USS GONZALEZ (DDG 66) award, citation, and check, for superior leadership and professionalism to Lt. (SWO) Eryn Stockdale, and BM1 (SW) John Monroe.
For a complete write-up of the events surrounding the presentation, and photos of participating USNA Class of 1966 classmates and spouses, Click HERE.
Decommissioning USS HUÉ CITY (CG 66)
After 31 years of dedicated and honorable service, USS HUÉ CITY (CG 66) was decommissioned at a pier side ceremony on Friday, 23 September 2022, in Norfolk, VA. Click HERE for more details.
55TH (plus 1) REUNION
55th (+1) Reunion 1-4 September 2022 was a wonderful event. Click HERE for pictures.
2022 APRIL COMEAROUND BIG SUCCESS
The spring Florida ComeAround held on the 5th and 6th of April in Bocca Raton, Fl. was a delightful & memorable experience for the 22 classmates, 13 spouses, 2 significant others, and 4 widows who attended.
The ComeAround commenced at the Hilton Hotel’s complimentary wine & bar gathering and was followed by an intimate dinner for everyone at the nearby City Fish Market restaurant. The restaurant did not disappoint. Wonderful food, great ambiance and good fellowship. The following evening was the highlight of the ComeAround. A truly memorable dinner party hosted by Keith & Karen Melton at their breathtaking home conveniently located close to the Hilton. The food was visually stunning, bountiful, and delicious. Keith was kind enough to conduct tours that were both educational and entertaining. The theme was “Hawaiian Casual” and it was carried out to the fullest. All who attended are indebted to Keith and Karen for their kindness and hospitality. – Bob Zvacek Click HERE for more photos.
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. Click HERE for more photos.
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
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.
Fernandina Beach - Amelia Island Comearound
- New Coach to Speak at Class Lunch on 10 May
- Benefits Expanded for Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange
- 8 Feb Class Luncheon Big Success
- Carl Fulford’s Final Letter to Class
- Sen. Dan Coats to Speak at 8 Feb Class Luncheon