Our thanks to Mike Baird for his steadfast support in organizing the Class of 1966 news for each issue of Shipmate. Below are excerpts from recent issues that include only class news, classmate obituaries, and stories relating to the class (e.g., May 2022 article featuring Keith Melton’s private espionage artifact collection). To view the entire issue of Shipmate and to obtain archived issues dating back to May 1938, visit USNA.COM, log in with your personal membership information for the Alumni Association, click on “Media” and select from several Shipmate-related options at the top of the page.

If you have information to contribute to a future Class of ’66 column, click the big blue button below to be directed to Mike Baird’s email. Please note, the deadlines in 2024 for ’66 column info are:

  • 21 March for May-June Shipmate
  • 28 May for July-August Shipmate
  • 30 July for September-October Shipmate
  • 27 September for November-December Shipmate

2024 Issues (curated for the Class of 1966)

  • January/February
  • March/April
  • May
  • June
  • July/August
  • September
  • October
  • November/December

2023 Issues (curated for the Class of 1966)

2022 Issues (curated for the Class of 1966)

2021 Issues (curated for the Class of 1966)

2020 Issues (curated for the Class of 1966)