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HUÉ CITY Decommissioning Ceremony

Posted: 7/19/2022

The USS HUÉ CITY (CG 66) has had 31 years of rich history and service to our Nation. It is to be decommissioned by 30 Sep 2022. Plans are being made to give HUÉ CITY an appropriate and dignified send-off into retirement.

If you were given the opportunity to attend the decommissioning ceremony, and are interested in doing so, please immediately email the following information to huecitydecommissioning@gmail.com:

  • your contact information (full name, address, phone number, and email);
  • the job you held on HUÉ CITY (if applicable);
  • your highest rank held in military service (if applicable); and
  • full name(s) of any guest(s) who will accompany you.

Scope of attendance is still being determined at this time, however, the planning team will try to accommodate all requests. Priority will be given to former crew members, veterans of the Battle of Hue, and United States Naval Academy graduates of the Class of 1966. The event also will be livestreamed for those who are unable to attend in person.


Summer Message from Class President

Posted: 6/22/2022

USNA 66 Class President, Gen Carl Fulford, provides personal and Academy insights and updates. Click HERE to download a copy of his 19 June letter.


USS HUE CITY Decommissioning Update

Posted: 6/20/2022

The USNA Class of 1966 received the message below from the CO of USS HUE CITY. It pertains to HUE CITY’s upcoming Decommissioning Ceremony at NavSta Norfolk. Although a specific date has not been set, the message below contains the info on how 66ers can get on the decommissioning e-mail list and receive an invitation to the ceremony. HUE CITY must be decommissioned by September 30th, 2022. Our best guess is that it will be in the latter half of the month of September.  Members of The Class of 1966 are on their “priority” list.

“If you were given the opportunity to attend the decommissioning ceremony, and are interested in doing so, please e-mail your contact information (full name, address, phone number, and e-mail), the job you held on HUE CITY (if applicable), your highest rank held in military service (if applicable), and the full name of any guests that will accompany you to huecitydecommissioning@gmail.com.

Scope of attendance is still being determined at this time; however, we will do our best to accommodate all requests. Priority will be given to former crew members, veterans of the Battle of Hue, and United States Naval Academy graduates of the Class of 66. We will also livestream the event on our Facebook page for those who are unable to attend in person.”

– USS HUE CITY Commanding Officer


HUE CITY Leadership Award Ceremony 14 July

Posted: 6/15/2022

The Class of 1966 Enlisted Leadership Award will be presented on Thursday, 14 July 2022, at 1030 on board USS HUE CITY at the Norfolk Naval Station. Scott Redd will make the presentation on behalf of The Class.


The tentative agenda will be arrival on board HUE CITY about 1000, ceremony on the helo deck at 1030, and heat and humidity permitting, a final and brief tour of our adopted Lady – USS HUE CITY. After the tour, the CO and Crew of HUE CITY will host a buffet luncheon at their ashore facilities.

HUE CITY will be decommissioned on or about 30 Sep 2022 so this will be the last Leadership Award presented to a HUE CITY Shipmate. She is being retired after 31 years of service.

For questions and/or to attend, please contact Chuck Grutzius at elexsys.cg@att.net or Charlie Votava, our POC in the Tidewater area at charlievotx17@gmail.com.


Class President Shares COCP Minutes

Posted: 5/2/2022

Carl Fulford posted the minutes from the Spring Council of Class Presidents (COCP) meeting. Sam Marrone represented ’66 at the meeting and presented a Brief on Foundation Athletic and Scholarship Programs (A&SP). Click HERE to access the minutes and other information from Carl to the Class of 1966.


55th +1 Reunion Registration NOW OPEN

Posted: 2/15/2022

All USNA ’66 Classmates are encouraged to attend our 55th (+1) Reunion 1-4 September in Annapolis. The Reunion Committee has been working hard to create an event that gives Classmates and their loved ones the opportunity to experience everything that was great about the Academy experience. Click HERE for reunion details, registration link and more.


Key Messages for Alumni – Winter 2022

Posted: 1/19/2022

The following key messages and talking points on specific topics of interest to USNA alumni during the Winter 2022 timeframe are authorized for use by senior Alumni Association/Foundation leadership (CEO, Executive VPs for Engagement/Comms/Marketing, etc.) to alumni only, on behalf of the U.S. Naval Academy Superintendent.

Topics include:

  • Widespread cheating on December 2020 Physics exam
  • Painting Tecumseh/Tamanend
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Attrition
  • Naming Commission

Click HERE to download a copy of the Winter 2022 USNA Talking Points on High-Interest Topics.


Admissions Stats, Minority Association Review

Posted: 12/14/2021

Class President, Carl Fulford, shares interesting briefs from the USNA Alumni Association including admissions statistics, trends and challenges, and the annual review of the Naval Academy Minority Association achievements.
Click HERE to access the briefs as well as other information from Carl.


Key Outcomes from Council of Class Presidents

Posted: 12/9/2021

Click HERE to read the Supe’s Brief and draft minutes from the Fall 2021 Council of Class Presidents. Also, interestingly, we’ve included a Brief on Hopper Hall, a legacy project of the great Class of 1966.


Carl Fulford issues Fall Letter to update Class of 1966

Posted: 12/6/2021

Click HERE to access Carl’s letter describing USNA happenings including facilities, athletics and much more.


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