Date:

September 30-October 03, 2021

Location:

United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

# Registered:

337

Event HQ:

Graduate Annapolis Hotel

Welcome to the USNA Class of 1976 45th Reunion

Welcome to your Class of 1976 45th Reunion! We're looking forward to seeing you in Annapolis on September 30th, 2021!

Reunion Central
Our headquarters is the Graduate Annapolis Hotel on West Street https://www.graduatehotels.com/annapolis/. The Class room block sold out early, however, occasional vacancies occur; check to see if there's availability!

Our class website, 45th Reunion | United States Naval Academy Class of 1976 (wordpress.com), has specific instructions for accessing the '76 rooms: usna76.wordpress.com.

Class Store

The Class Store is now CLOSED. Sale dates were limited to ensure custom orders will be prepared and shipped in time to be received before the Reunion 30 September. Keep an eye on this spot in the event we are able to open for another flash sale in the future.

Covid-19
Our Reunion will follow the rules in effect at the end of September - those of Maryland, Annapolis, USNA, and NAAA. We will to the best of our abilities follow CDC guidelines. The class cannot impose a vaccination requirement, and there is no practical way to check participants' status. For all those attending our 45th, please keep in mind there are some among us who are at elevated health risk, so we request anyone not vaccinated to be masked at all gatherings.

See Event Schedule Classmate Registration

USNA Class of 1976 45th Reunion Schedule

Thursday, 09/30/21
0730 - 1600

Midshipmen Store Hours

USNA Mid Store
101 Wilson Rd, Annapolis, MD 21402

Thursday, 09/30/21
0900 - 1700

Visitor Center Hours

http://www.usnabsd.com/for-visitors/

USNA Visitor Center
52 King George St, Annapolis, MD 21402

Thursday, 09/30/21
0900 - 1700

Museum Hours

USNA Museum
118 Maryland Ave, Annapolis, MD 21402

Thursday, 09/30/21
1200 - 1215

Noon Meal Formation

USNA
Tecumseh Court, Annapolis, MD 21402

Thursday, 09/30/21
1200 - 1900

Reunion check-in

Our weekend gets underway on Thursday 30 Sep 2021, and the party starts at 4:30! On-site Check-in will be open from noon to 7pm Thursday at the Graduate Annapolis Hotel.

Graduate Annapolis
126 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

Thursday, 09/30/21
1330 - 1800

Golf Tournament

Bring your best game and join your classmates at the USNA Golf Club for an afternoon on the links. Shotgun start with rules TBA. Finish in time to attend the Meet & Greet at the Graduate Hotel. Limited to 48 players.

USNA Golf Club Pro Shop
64 Greenbury Point Road, Annapolis, MD 21401

Classmate Point of Contact: Gary Hentz garyhentz76@gmail.com

Thursday, 09/30/21
1630 - 1930

Reunion Kickoff Meet & Greet and NAPS Reunion

Now that we're all (mostly!) retired, come Thursday and meet your friends! And - Calling All NAPSTERS in the Class of '76 . . . This is your gathering too! Our party is in the hotel Atrium where we'll have a couple bars (no-host) with light snacks. Make your dinner plans and head out in town to any of the dozens of restaurants within blocks. Not staying at the Graduate? - there's a large parking garage down the block.

Graduate Annapolis Hotel Atrium
126 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

Friday, 10/01/21
0730 - 1600

Midshipmen Store Hours

USNA Mid Store
101 Wilson Rd, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 10/01/21
0730 - 1700

Reunion check-in

Check-in continues at the Graduate Annapolis Hotel; opens at 0730 and continues throughout the day.

Graduate Annapolis Lobby/Atrium
126 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

Friday, 10/01/21
0900 - 0945

Class Meeting

Arrive at 0845; meeting begins at 0900 sharp! Class Business Meeting and Election of Officers; Presentations on Another Link in the Chain 2026 and the Class 50-Year Project.

USNA
Mahan Hall, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 10/01/21
0900 - 1700

Visitor Center Hours

http://www.usnabsd.com/for-visitors/

USNA Visitor Center
52 King George St, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 10/01/21
0900 - 1700

Museum Hours

USNA Museum
118 Maryland Ave, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 10/01/21
0950 - 1000

Class Photo

Gather on the Chapel steps immediately following the Class Meeting. (Time approximate - depends on class meeting end time)

USNA
Chapel Steps, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 10/01/21
1000 - 1100

Memorial Service

Classmates and families gather in the Chapel for a service to honor members of the Class of '76 who have gone before us.

USNA
Main Chapel, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 10/01/21
1200 - 1215

Noon Meal Formation

USNA
Tecumseh Court, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 10/01/21
1350 - 1500

Superintendent Briefing and Alumni Association Welcome

Hear the latest USNA gouge from VADM Sean Buck, 63rd Superintendent, and Mr. Byron Marchant, USNA Alumni Association President.

USNA
Mahan Hall, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 10/01/21
1600 - 1715

Dress Parade

After all our marching 1972-76, enjoy a P-rade sitting down - and facing the opposite direction!

USNA
Worden Field, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 10/01/21
1800 - 1930

Cocktails

After the full day of meetings, events, touristing and shopping, relax and enjoy a beverage with classmates and guests - prior to the Dinner/Dance. We will be across from the hotel entry in the Power House - with dedicated bars (no-host). Our party will cover all 3 floors! The photographer will be shooting company portraits as well as couples/individuals. Graduate Annapolis Hotel Power House, 126 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

Graduate Annapolis Hotel Power House
126 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

Friday, 10/01/21
1915 - 2030

Jewish Service in Levy Center

USNA
Levy Center, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 10/01/21
1930 - 2300

Dinner/Dance

A highlight of Class of '76 Reunions, the 45th will reprise this longtime favorite event. Quasi-formal yet totally festive, mix it up with classmates, spouses and other guests; enjoy a great 3-course dinner and then dance till almost wee hours. Adults only please.

Graduate Annapolis Hotel Atrium/Ballroom
126 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

Saturday, 10/02/21
0900 - 1600

Midshipmen Store Hours

USNA Mid Store
101 Wilson Rd, Annapolis, MD 21402

Saturday, 10/02/21
0900 - 1700

Visitor Center Hours

http://www.usnabsd.com/for-visitors/

USNA Visitor Center
52 King George St, Annapolis, MD 21402

Saturday, 10/02/21
0900 - 1700

Museum Hours

USNA Museum
118 Maryland Ave, Annapolis, MD 21402

Saturday, 10/02/21
0900 - 1000

Prayer Breakfast

Join your classmates and guests for a buffet breakfast and fellowship. We're honored to have as our guest Dr. Jerry Pattengale, university professor and renowned author, lecturer, screenwriter and Bible scholar. Sign up now - space is limited!

Graduate Annapolis Hotel Power House
126 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

Saturday, 10/02/21
1300 - 1500

Reunion check-in

Check-in continues at the N*Room, NMCMS for those attending the Tailgate only.

Navy Marine Corps Stadium N* Room
550 Taylor Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401

Saturday, 10/02/21
1300 - 1900

Class Tailgate @ N* Room

Inside the stadium, we're in the N* Room, main concourse behind Section 4. COME HUNGRY! The Tailgate features the "Taste of the Chesapeake" buffet with Maryland crab soup, raw bar with Chesapeake Bay oysters and clams, Old Bay steamed Shrimp - and crab cakes! Also enjoy hot pit beef, grilled chicken, antipasto and caesar salad, Old Bay chips and dip, desserts, beer/wine, and non-alcoholic drinks. Cash Bar for mixed drinks. You WILL need a football game ticket to get into the tailgate. Purchase tickets separately, use the promo code 1976 and this link: Click Here.

Navy Marine Corps Stadium N* Room
550 Taylor Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401

Saturday, 10/02/21
1530 -

Navy Football vs UCF

Purchase tickets separately, use the promo code 1976 and this link: Click Here. You WILL need a football game ticket to get into the tailgate. Go Navy, Beat UCF!

Navy Marine Corps Stadium
550 Taylor Ave, Annapolis, MD 21402

Sunday, 10/03/21
0900 - 1700

Visitor Center Hours

http://www.usnabsd.com/for-visitors/

USNA Visitor Center
52 King George St, Annapolis, MD 21402

Sunday, 10/03/21
0900 - 1000

Catholic Service (Main Chapel)

USNA
Main Chapel, Annapolis, MD 21402

Sunday, 10/03/21
0900 - 1600

Midshipmen Store Hours

USNA Mid Store
101 Wilson Rd, Annapolis, MD 21402

Sunday, 10/03/21
1100 - 1700

Museum Hours

USNA Museum
118 Maryland Ave, Annapolis, MD 21402

Sunday, 10/03/21
1100 - 1215

Protestant Service (Main Chapel)

USNA
Main Chapel, Annapolis, MD 21402

Shout Outs

Frequently Asked Questions

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions to have an enjoyable event.

How much is the registration fee and what does it cover?

The registration fee for the Class of '76 Reunion is $76 for classmates and $20 for spouses and guests. For classmates, this registration fee includes the 45th Reunion swag: a clear plastic stadium bag and Tervis tumbler, both emblazoned with the '76 Class Crest. For all attendees the fee includes the administrative cost associated with holding the reunion, including professional planning assistance, registration, nametags, check-in costs, programs and printing, signage, usage fees, and shuttle bus transportation during the weekend of the reunion. Help the reunion committee by making plans early and registering soon!

Can I pay with cash or check?

No, to keep efficient processes, we are only accepting credit card transactions - cash and check are not accepted.

What is the processing fee?

The processing fee covers the credit card transaction fees.

When does registration close? What are the late registration fees?

The cut-off date for standard registration is 09/06/2021. After that date registration may be available, and it also may be possible to register at the reunion, but neither is assured. After 6 Sep contact the Reunion Chair. Also, you have the option to make payments over time, the earlier the better!

What is the refund policy?

Refunds will be dealt with on a case by case basis minus the processing fees. Refund requests will be determined by the Reunion Committee.

Do I need a passport to gain access to the Yard?

In short, Yes!

Residents from a state/territory that is compliant with REAL ID or non-compliant with REAL ID, but has received an extension may continue to use their current state/territory-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards, regardless of whether the card is REAL ID compliant or not, for accessing federal facilities, including military bases.  This is what we call 'state-based' enforcement.  Only the state that issued the resident’s license/ID must be either compliant or have been granted an extension in order for that resident to use that license/ID for accessing Federal facilities.  The license/ID itself does not have to be REAL ID compliant until 'card-based' enforcement begins on May 3, 2023.

Starting February 5, 2018, residents of American Samoa, which is not compliant with REAL ID and was not granted an extension, will no longer be allowed to use their American Samoa-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards to access federal facilities (including military bases), enter nuclear power plants or board commercial aircraft.  As noted above, this is what we call 'state-based' enforcement.  American Samoa residents will need to show an alternative form of identification that is acceptable to the facility.  Visitors should contact the facility to determine what, if any, identification is needed for access.

Where alternative forms of ID are required, typically, a government issued photo ID, such as a Passport or Passport Card, will suffice.

Where do I buy game tickets in the class block?

Purchase tickets in the Class Block with the Promo Code: 1976
Promo Code Link: Click Here

Can I park in The Yard?

Getting your vehicle onto, and parking in The Yard is very, very challenging at this point given the various construction projects underway.  We do NOT recommend planning on parking in The Yard.  Most access will be via foot at Gate 1.

How can families of fallen classmates register to attend the reunion?

The USNA Class of '76 would be honored to have families of our fallen classmates join us for the weekend. Please contact the Reunion Chair for more details.

Can i park at the stadium during game day?

In short, No. Parking will NOT be sold for the stadium (Blue and Gold) lots on game day. A season parking pass can be purchased by season ticket holders. Satellite parking is available at the Harry S Truman Park and Ride, located on Harry S Truman Parkway just off Riva Road. Shuttle service begins five (5) hours prior to the start of the game. Service continues throughout all games, ending approximately two (2) hours after each game's completion. The shuttle runs approximately every 20 minutes, and drops off and picks up at the Navy Ticket Office at the Class of 1953 Pavilion. Handicapped Parking: For access to handicapped parking, you must have a season parking pass. In order to obtain handicapped parking, one must purchase a season parking pass as well as have a state issued handicapped parking placard or license plate. Please see the NAAA Football Parking & Fan Guide at www.navysports.com.

Are funds available for classmates experiencing hardships?

Yes! Classmates experiencing financial hardships (due to COVID or other issues) who would like to attend the weekend, please contact the Reunion Committee. Anonymous classmates have put forward funds to support classmates in need.

Is there a '76 NAPS Reunion?

Yes! As part of the Thursday afternoon Meet & Greet at the Graduate Hotel, all '76 NAPSTERS have a place to gather. See 'Reunion Kickoff Meet & Greet and NAPS Reunion' on the Thursday 9/30 schedule.

Our Committee

If you see any of these committee members, please give them a huge thank you as they have given of their time and efforts to help make the event fun and enjoyable for everyone!