’66 Sail On Solo (SOS)

We are a group of ’66 widows who would like to maintain contact with the Naval Academy, a particularly important part of our husbands’ lives. Although we come from different parts of the country and different circumstances, we share a unique bond with each other. Therefore, we have established a network to form friendships and offer mutual support, helpful advice, useful information and comfortable camaraderie to one another.

All ’66 widows are welcome to join our group. We connect primarily through emails, texts, notes, cards or calls and a Zoom meeting on the first Monday of the month at 4 pm (USNA time). We look forward to opportunities to meet in person, either at a tailgate or reunion in Annapolis “where Severn joins the tide” or perhaps in other locales “when two or three shall meet, and old tales be retold.” In this way, we hope to keep the ties that bind us to the Navy Blue and Gold.

If you are interested in being included in our ’66 Sail On Solo group, please send your contact information to: Linda McCook at limccook@gmail.com.

55th (+1) Reunion September 1- 4, 2022

You Are Invited!

USNA ’66 Class President, General Carl Fulford, would like to invite you to participate in the 55th (+1) reunion September 1-4, 2022 in Annapolis, MD. Click HERE for a copy of the letter that was emailed to all surviving spouses for whom the class has email addresses. If you are a USNA Class of 1966 surviving spouse and did not receive this letter, please contact Class secretary, Mike Baird, at pmbaird@verizon.net. He will ensure you are on the distribution list for all future correspondence.

Financial Support for Surviving Spouses

It has always been The Class of 1966 policy to have Surviving Spouses attend all of the Reunion functions at no cost. Thus, when a Surviving Spouse signs up for the Reunion functions, no charges for any function will be incurred. However, if a Surviving Spouse has remarried or is accompanied, she will incur no charges, but her husband or companion will have to pay for the Reunion functions.

If you are a Surviving Spouse who would like to attend the “55th + 1” Reunion but require financial assistance to attend, including travel and/or lodging expenses, please contact your husband’s Company Representative who will pass your request to the Class Treasurer. From that point, only the Class Treasurer will work with you and your name and request will remain anonymous to others.

Reunion Information

Please visit the USNA66 55th + 1 Reunion page for details on hotels, etc. Please note that hotel reservations will open at 12:00 pm EST on Friday, October 1, 2021.