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 button below to be directed to Mike Baird’s email. Please note, the remaining deadlines in 2023 for ’66 column info are:

  • 25 May for July-August ’23 Shipmate
  • 26 June for September ’23 Shipmate
  • 24 July for October ’23 Shipmate
  • 25 September for November-December ’23 Shipmate

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)