Date:

September 19-September 22, 2024

Location:

United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

# Registered:

283

Event HQ:

Annapolis

Welcome to the USNA Class of 1979 45th Reunion

The 45th Reunion Committee welcomes you. Five years in the making, the 45th Reunion of the Class of 1979 is finally here! The Reunion Committee has put together a tremendous weekend full of activities that will leave lasting memories. This year’s Reunion Fee is $100, which is the same as for the 40th. If you sign up after July 15th, the Reunion Fee increases to $120, so sign up early! This fee covers the cost of the Goodie Bag, which includes the new Class of 1979 Ball Cap, and pays for reunion overhead expenses.

See Event Schedule Classmate Registration

USNA Class of 1979 45th Reunion Schedule

Thursday, 09/19/24
0730 - 1600

Midshipmen Store Hours

USNA Mid Store
101 Wilson Rd, Annapolis, MD 21402

Thursday, 09/19/24
0900 - 1700

Visitor Center Hours

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

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

Thursday, 09/19/24
0900 - 1600

Museum Hours

USNA Museum
118 Maryland Ave, Annapolis, MD 21402

Thursday, 09/19/24
0900 - 1300

Class of 1979 Golf at Bay Hills

The day will start off at 9:00am with the Class of 1979 Golf Tournament at Bay Hills Golf Club, 545 Bay Hills Dr, Arnold, MD. We will have a scramble format and the day will include lunch (Hot dog or BBQ) and an open beverage cart. Will Macht is running the tournament and has some fun things planned. The cost is $110 per golfer and limited to 40 golfers. Sign up early!

Bay Hils Golf Club
545 Bay Hills Drive, Arnold, MD 21012

Classmate Point of Contact: Will Macht

Thursday, 09/19/24
1200 - 1215

Noon Meal Formation

USNA
Tecumseh Court, Annapolis, MD 21402

Thursday, 09/19/24
1600 - 1800

No Host Reception

Kick off the weekend in the N* Room! This is a great opportunity to check-in for the reunion and pick up your Name Tag, lanyard and Goodie Bag.

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

Friday, 09/20/24
0730 - 1600

Midshipmen Store Hours

USNA Mid Store
101 Wilson Rd, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 09/20/24
0900 - 1700

Visitor Center Hours

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

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

Friday, 09/20/24
0900 - 1600

Museum Hours

USNA Museum
118 Maryland Ave, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 09/20/24
0900 - 1300

Reunion Check In

While the morning events are going on, your spouse is welcome to check-in at the N Room. We will have the N Room staffed from 9am to 1pm for anyone that wants to check-in during lunch as well. All are encouraged to tour the yard and see the new and refurbished buildings as well as shop at the Mid Store or the Visitor’s Center. The Drydock Restaurant will be open for lunch in Dahlgren Hall or stroll downtown Annapolis to your favorite place.

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

Friday, 09/20/24
0930 - 1030

Class Meeting

Business meeting will include Special Election Results and reports from your Class Officers.

USNA
Rickover Hall, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 09/20/24
1130 - 1230

Class Memorial Service

Memorial Service in the Main Chapel in honor of our fallen classmates.

USNA
Main Chapel, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 09/20/24
1200 - 1215

Noon Meal Formation

USNA
Tecumseh Court, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 09/20/24
1230 - 1245

Group Photo

A Group Photo of all reunion attendees will be taken on the chapel steps immediately following the service.

USNA Main Chapel
Front Steps, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 09/20/24
1350 - 1500

Superintendent Briefing and Alumni Association Welcome to all classes

Assemble in Alumni Hall to receive a welcome back by the CEO of USNAAA, Jeff Webb, and a briefing by the Superintendent, VADM Yvette Davids. The brief is open to all Classmates and guests.

USNA
Alumni Hall, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 09/20/24
1600 - 1715

Dress Parade

An event you don’t want to miss!

USNA
Worden Field, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 09/20/24
1800 - 2200

Crab Cake Feast

The Crab Cake feast will be held in the N* Room. Plan to arrive at 6pm if you want to check-in ... or if you'd like to grab a beer or wine and cheese before the buffet dinner starts at 7pm. You will need to pay for your parking. Enter the stadium via parking Gate 5 off Taylor Ave and tell the parking attendant you are attending the "Class of 1979 Crab Cake Feast". There is NO OVERNIGHT parking on Friday night in support of the football game Saturday.

Photo Op Photographers will be on hand for Company Photos. As a company, you will be responsible for gathering everyone together. No announcements will be made.

The cost of the Crab Cake feast and beer/wine/cheese reception is $125 for adults, which is 25% more than on the 40th ... yep, no surprise, food costs have gone up. If you sign up after July 15th the cost increases to $150 for adults. Minors (age 8-20) are $35 each and 7 and under are free. This is the same as the 40th.

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

Friday, 09/20/24
1915 - 2030

Jewish Service in Levy Center

USNA
Levy Center, Annapolis, MD 21402

Saturday, 09/21/24
0730 - 1600

Midshipmen Store Hours

USNA Mid Store
101 Wilson Rd, Annapolis, MD 21402

Saturday, 09/21/24
0900 - 1700

Visitor Center Hours

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

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

Saturday, 09/21/24
0900 - 1700

Museum Hours

USNA Museum
118 Maryland Ave, Annapolis, MD 21402

Saturday, 09/21/24
1330 - 1945

Tailgate at the Stadium - End Zone Tent Area

The Tailgater is often the highlight of the weekend. A great stadium, a promising Navy team, great food and drink, old friends - now we're talking! GO NAVY! BEAT Memphis! Don't forget your Name Tag, lanyard and electronic football tickets! You must have a ticket to enter the tailgater. Click here to purchase tickets in the class block: https://fevo.me/navy1979. Please note that you will not be allowed to leave the Stadium to put your Goodie Bag in your car and re enter prior to halftime ... so check-in on Thursday or Friday to make it easier. Also, a NEW Clear Bag Policy is in effect. See all details of permitted and prohibited items in the FAQ.

No unpaid guests are permitted to enter the Tailgate area. With the large paid attendance (850+), please plan to meet them in another location. The cost of the Tailgate is $125 for adults, which is 25% more than on the 40th ... due to food costs and tent rental. If you sign up after July 15th the cost increases to $150 for adults. Minors (age 8-20) are $35 each and 7 and under are free. This is the same as the 40th.

Gates open for the tailgater at 1:30pm. Please enter the stadium at whichever gate you prefer and proceed to the Tailgate Tent, which will be in the North East Corner (towards the water tower). Once you enter your name tag will be reviewed to confirm you paid for the tailgate and you will be able to pick up your Football mum(s) if you purchased them. Hot food will be served on the lower level of the tailgate tent from 1:30pm through halftime. Desserts will be offered starting during the 2nd Quarter. There will be a bar on the upper level and lower level. Last Call will be 15 minutes after "Navy Blue & Gold". Outdoor seating in the Northeast End Zone section is available to those who purchased seats. Please note the parking restrictions in the FAQs.

Navy Marine Corps Stadium End Zone Tent Area
550 Taylor Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401

Saturday, 09/21/24
1530 -

Navy Football vs. Memphis

You WILL need a ticket to enter the tailgate. Purchase tickets separately, using this link: https://fevo.me/navy1979. Go Navy, Beat Charlotte!

Navy Marine Corps Stadium
550 Taylor Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401

Sunday, 09/22/24
0900 - 1700

Visitor Center Hours

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

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

Sunday, 09/22/24
0900 - 1000

Catholic Service (Main Chapel)

USNA
Main Chapel, Annapolis, MD 21402

Sunday, 09/22/24
0900 - 1100

King Hall Brunch

Sit with Midshipmen and enjoy Brunch in King Hall between 9am - 11am. That time frame will allow for you to attend Chapel Service.

USNA
King Hall, Annapolis, MD 21402

Sunday, 09/22/24
1100 - 1700

Museum Hours

USNA Museum
118 Maryland Ave, Annapolis, MD 21402

Sunday, 09/22/24
1100 - 1215

Protestant Service (Main Chapel)

USNA
Main Chapel, Annapolis, MD 21402

 

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?

This year’s Reunion Fee is $100, which is the same as for the 40th and is required for Classmates only. If you sign up after July 15th, the Reunion Fee increases to $120, so sign up early! This fee covers the cost of the Goodie Bag, which includes the new Class of 1979 Ball Cap, and pays for reunion overhead expenses.

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.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds will be dealt with on a case by case basis minus $20 and the credit card company imposed processing fees. Refund requests will be determined by the Reunion Committee.  Approved refunds direct back to the credit card as long as the refund occurs within 120 days of the initial charge. Refunds outside the 120 day window will incur an additional check fee of $5 for a check mailed to the registrant. Chargebacks initiated by the registrant will incur a $50 fee.

What identification do I need to gain access to the Yard?

Anyone 18 years of age or older must present a valid, unexpired original REAL ID Act compliant U.S. government photo ID card (e.g., state issued driver's license or identification card); or an original, unexpired passport to enter USNA grounds.

Where do I buy game tickets in the class block?

Purchase tickets in the Class Block directly from NAAA with this link: Click Here.

Can I park in The Yard?

Only persons with a valid DOD ID may bring their vehicle onto 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. We recommend using the busses provided by the class whenever possible.

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.

Does the Stadium have a Clear Bag policy?

Yes! Navy has adopted A Clear Bag Policy already enacted by many schools around the nation. This policy was adopted to enhance public safety and make stadium access more efficient.

Permitted Items: Clear bags no larger than 12"X12"X6", small clutch purses no larger than 4.5"X6.5", blankets, seat cushions, diaper bags, umbrella strollers, and video cameras. All items will be inspected.

Prohibited Items: Backpacks, computer bags, purses, fanny packs, brief cases, binocular cases, camera cases, tote bags, firearms, bottles (glass or plastic), cans, thermoses, coolers, alcoholic beverages, outside food or drink, large bags, folding chairs, umbrellas, profession cameras and tripods, noise makers, hanging banners/signs/sticks, chains, illegal substances, laser pointers, clothing containing vulgar language, large strollers, fireworks, aerosol cans, pets, pepper spray, and any item deemed by management to be dangerous or inappropriate.

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!