News, Events & More


Carl Fulford’s Final Letter to Class

Posted: 1/30/2023
Carl wraps up some loose ends in a brief letter to the USNA Class of ’66 on 30 Jan 2023. Click HERE to access the note.

Sen. Dan Coats to Speak at 8 Feb Class Luncheon

Posted: 1/24/2023
Sen. Dan Coats, Featured Guest Speaker for 8 February

Classmates are invited to attend the February 8 luncheon at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA. Click HERE for details. NOTE: Mike Baird is requesting notice, if possible, by February 3.


Dates Announced for 2023 Class Luncheons

Posted: 1/20/2023
Classmates are encouraged to reserve Wednesday, 8 February and Wednesday, 9 August for the 2023 winter and summer class luncheons. Both luncheons will be at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA. More details on the February event will be posted soon.

Directory/Lumbar Pillow Free to Classmates!

Posted: 1/19/2023

USNA66 Classmates are invited to take advantage of a January Special. Visit the “Ships Store” for details!


GONZALEZ Awards Ceremony Photos and More

Posted: 11/21/2022
L/R: foreground; CO, CDR Reynolds; XO CDR Stegner; LT Stockdale; BM1Monroe; VADM Scott Redd. L/R: rear; Bob Titcomb, Charlie Votava, Pat Muldoon, Rob Ploeger, Chuck Grutzius, Donna Redd.

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.


Gonzalez Awards Ceremony 2 Nov 2022

Posted: 10/17/2022
USS Gonzalez

This year’s Leadership Awards Ceremony for USS GONZALEZ will be held on Wednesday, 02 Nov 2022, at 1030 hours on board USS GONZALEZ at Norfolk Naval Station. Scott Redd will be representing The Class of 1966 and will present the awards.

USS GONZALEZ returned to Norfolk on 28 Sep 2022 after a very successful 8 ½ month deployment.

Additional details will be forthcoming as the SOE is firmed up by the Ship.

As before, Charlie Votava will be the POC in the Tidewater Area for Classmates. Questions? Contact Chuck Grutzius at elexsys.cg@att.net.


’66 Lucky Bag Available

Lucky Bag from Class of 1966

Don Berkebile has an extra copy of the 1966 Lucky Bag in great condition. If interested, contact Don at don.berkebile@cadencetravel.com.


Wreaths Across America

Posted: 10/3/2022

Dear Class and Chapter Officers and friends of USNA, 

I am reminded every time I walk through USNA of the sacrifices that so many have made for our freedoms, for the pain each family member endures as they see their loved one’s name etched on stone and feel the loss of a child, father, mother, grandparent, classmate, loved one.

I don’t want to forget those that have gone before. By saying their names, by placing a wreath, and by hearing their stories, we continue to honor these great Americans. Please help us to honor these hero’s by sponsoring a wreath or two this year. Wreaths across America has made this possible for the last 10 yrs. By providing us the donated wreaths, transportation of those wreaths and the administrative technology to accomplish this. Because of your generous donations we have for 8 years filled the cemetery and columbarium, please help us to do this again this year.

By going to: wreathsacrossamerica.org/md0011 (this site allows us to automatically buy two and get a third for free)

-Click on Red “sponsor wreaths”, then follow prompts.

If you would like to mail a check, use the address as follows:

Wreaths Across America
PO Box 249
Columbia Falls, ME 04623

Write check to Wreaths Across America and PLEASE use MD0011 on memo section of check

Or scan the QR code with your smartphone

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We are asking for 2800 wreaths this year, to honor those we miss.

Once again, the class of 1981 will be our sponsor in this effort. If you have any questions on its validity, please contact the Class of ’81 president, Kevin Haney, at kjhaney2@me.com.

The ceremony will take place on Friday, December 9, 2022 time to be determined. Check back with me, or the website listed above for any updates. All are welcome to participate in the wreath laying and this moving ceremony to honor and remember.


11-13 APRIL COMEAROUND

Plan to join us next Spring (11-13 April) for the 2023 Comearound in gorgeous Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island. Click HERE for more details.


Decommissioning USS HUÉ CITY (CG 66)

USS Hué City (CG-66) at her last sunset before decommissioning

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.


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