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More details on Class lunch

Posted: 4/10/2023

Brian Newberry, Navy’s 40th head football coach, will speak at The Class of 1966 luncheon on Wednesday, 10 May at the Annapolis Yacht Club.

Please note:

  • Wednesday, 10 May @ 1130
  • Annapolis Yacht Club
  • Cost: $45.00 pp
  • Wives and Guests are Most Welcome.

Click HERE to read Coach Newberry’s bio.

New Coach to Speak at Class Lunch on 10 May

Posted: 3/3/2023

We will facilitate the values and the mission of the Naval Academy within our program.
We will make the Navy football family and all associated with the Naval Academy proud, both on and off the field!
Go Navy! Beat everyone!
-Coach Newberry

Brian Newberry, Navy’s 40th head football coach, will speak at The Class of 1966 luncheon on Wednesday, 10 May at the Annapolis Yacht Club. Classmates are encouraged to save the date for this interesting and informative presentation. (Details available soon.)

Benefits Expanded for Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange

Posted: 2/18/2023

The PACT Act is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances.

The PACT Act adds to the list of health conditions that are assumed (or “presumed”) to be caused by exposure to these substances. This law helps to provide generations of Veterans—and their survivors—with the care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve.

Click HERE for the VA website that will help answer your questions about what the PACT Act means for you and your loved ones. OR CALL 1-800-698-2411.

Vietnam-Era Eligibility

Based on the PACT Act, 2 new Agent Orange presumptive conditions have been added:

  • High blood pressure (also called hypertension)
  • Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS)

You may also be eligible for disability compensation based on other Agent Orange presumptive conditions. These conditions include certain cancers, type 2 diabetes, and other illnesses.

If you think you’re eligible for VA health care and benefits, you are encouraged to apply now.

8 Feb Class Luncheon Big Success

Posted: 2/15/2023

Click HERE to read about the February luncheon featuring Senator Dan Coates and to find out when future ’66 Class Lunches are scheduled.

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

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