Date:

September 10-September 12, 2021

Location:

United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

# Registered:

441

Event HQ:

Westin Annapolis

Welcome to the USNA Class of 1996 25th Reunion

Welcome to the Class of 1996 25th Reunion! We're looking forward to seeing you! Our planning continues for a great weekend on Sept 10 - 12, 2021. Block Rooms are now available at the Westin Annapolis. Please see the reservation link below.

Hotel Information

Westin Annapolis $389/night: Book your group rate for USNA Class of 1996.
IMPORTANT: Reserved rooms at the Westin must be cancelled prior to June 30th. Rooms cancelled after July 1st will incur a financial penalty for the class.

Class Memorabilia

Our USNA Class of 1996 Merchandise Class Store will be open on 13 June and merchandise ordered will be delivered prior to our 25th reunion in September 2021. Go to http://www.usnaclasstore.com/96store.html to order your ’96 Gear! Class website is in response to feedback against bulky goodie bags at the reunion and for being able to pick the '96 gear you want. We intend to open the store yearly following the reunion. If you have any questions or suggestions, please send me a note: tyanero@hotmail.com. Thanks & Beat Army!

See Event Schedule Classmate Registration

USNA Class of 1996 25th Reunion Schedule

Friday, 09/10/21
0730 - 1600

Midshipmen Store Hours

USNA Mid Store
101 Wilson Rd, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 09/10/21
0900 - 1700

Visitor Center Hours

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

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

Friday, 09/10/21
0900 - 1700

Museum Hours

USNA Museum
118 Maryland Ave, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 09/10/21
1100 - 1300

No-Host Networking

Network with classmates and guests. Casual business dress code.

Westin Hotel
100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401

Classmate Point of Contact: John Sarno Jesarno13@gmail.com

Friday, 09/10/21
1200 - 1900

Reunion Check-in

Centrally located Westin Hotel Downtown Annapolis will be our primary check-in location. Pick-up your name-tag and the final schedule of events at check-in. Early check-in is appreciated.

Westin Hotel Lobby
100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401

Friday, 09/10/21
1200 - 1215

Noon Meal Formation

USNA
Tecumseh Court, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 09/10/21
1350 - 1500

Superintendent Briefing and Alumni Association Welcome to all classes

Opportunity to catch up on the latest USNA news from Vice Admiral Sean Buck, the 63rd superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy.

USNA
Mahan Hall, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 09/10/21
1600 - 1715

Dress Parade

An event you don’t want to miss, the Homecoming Parade!

USNA
Worden Field, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 09/10/21
1900 - 2200

Reception (Adults Only)

Reception at Westin Hotel Ball Room. Smart casual dress code. Adults only, no children.

Westin Hotel Grand Ballroom
100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401

Friday, 09/10/21
1915 - 2030

Jewish Service in Levy Center

USNA
Levy Center, Annapolis, MD 21402

Saturday, 09/11/21
0800 - 1000

Fun Run/Walk at USNA

Start location TBD

USNA
TBD, Annapolis, MD 21402

Classmate Point of Contact: Cara Albright caramalbright@1996.usna.com

Saturday, 09/11/21
0900 - 1200

Midshipmen Store Hours

USNA Mid Store
101 Wilson Rd, Annapolis, MD 21402

Saturday, 09/11/21
0900 - 1700

Visitor Center Hours

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

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

Saturday, 09/11/21
0900 - 1700

Museum Hours

USNA Museum
118 Maryland Ave, Annapolis, MD 21402

Saturday, 09/11/21
1000 - 1100

Annual Class Business Meeting / Executive Committee Turnover

Class Business Meeting

Westin Hotel
100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401

Classmate Point of Contact: Nagel Sullivan nagel.sullivan@me.com

Saturday, 09/11/21
1230 - 1930

Class Tailgate @ NMCS Water Tower

In the stadium parking lot at the Water Tower. Go Navy, Beat Air Force!

Football game tickets are NOT required to enter the tailgate since the event is by the water tower. If you would like to go into the game, purchase tickets in the 1996 Class Block with the Promo Code: 1996
Promo Code Link: Click Here

Navy Marine Corps Stadium Behind Class of '53 Scoreboard
550 Taylor Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401

Saturday, 09/11/21
1430 - 1445

Class Photo during the Tailgate!

Meet at the Water Tower for an all class photo

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

Saturday, 09/11/21
1530 -

Watch Navy Football vs Air Force

Watch Navy Beat Air Force from the Tailgate Party! Football game tickets are NOT required to enter the tailgate since the event is by the water tower.

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

Sunday, 09/12/21
0900 - 1700

Visitor Center Hours

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

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

Sunday, 09/12/21
0900 - 1000

Catholic Service (Main Chapel)

USNA
Main Chapel, Annapolis, MD 21402

Sunday, 09/12/21
1100 - 1700

Museum Hours

USNA Museum
118 Maryland Ave, Annapolis, MD 21402

Sunday, 09/12/21
1100 - 1215

Protestant Service (Main Chapel)

USNA
Main Chapel, Annapolis, MD 21402

Sunday, 09/12/21
1100 - 1200

Memorial Service

Join your classmates and families to offer "fair winds and following seas" to those who have gone before us.

USNA
Levy Center, Annapolis, MD 21402

Classmate Point of Contact: Jaime Hernandez jhern1996@gmail.com

Shout Outs

Frequently Asked Questions

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

How much is the registration fee?

The registration fee for the 25th Reunion is $96 for classmates. This registration fee covers the administrative cost associated with planning the reunion, but not limited to, ancillary tailgate costs, programs, usage fees, signage, printing, and nametags during the weekend of the reunion. Help the reunion committee by making plans early. After June 1, 2021, the registration fee will be $110 for classmates. and pricing for the Friday Reception and Tailgate will increase to $110. After July 1, 2021 pricing increases to $125 and after August 1, 2021, pricing increases to $140.

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 early registration is June 1, 2021. After that date the registration fee will be $110 for classmates. Help out the reunion committee by making plans early! You have the option to make payments over time, the earlier the better! After June 1, 2021, the pricing for the Friday Reception and Tailgate will increase to $110. After July 1, 2021 pricing increases to $125 and after August 1, 2021, pricing increases to $140.

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 October 1, 2020.

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 1996 class block?

Football game tickets are not required to enter the tailgate since the event is by the water tower. If you would like to go into the game, purchase tickets in the 1996 Class Block with the Promo Code: 1996
Promo Code Link: Click Here
Reserved Endzone seats are available for purchase until June 30th. Endzone grass tickets are available until July 31.

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.

What if I'm married to an '96 classmate, do we both have to pay the Classmate registration fee?

Yes. Since we base the registration fee on the number of classmates attending the reunion to cover the fixed costs for the entire weekend, we ask that all classmates pay their fee. Each classmate will need to create their own registration. This ensures each classmate has a proper name tag. Thank you!

What does the Registration Fee Cover?

We're excited to share the details for our 25th year USNA 1996 Class Reunion. This registration fee covers the administrative cost associated with planning the reunion, but not limited to, ancillary tailgate costs, programs, usage fees, signage, printing, and nametags during the weekend of the reunion. Note: After June 1, 2021, the registration fee will be $110 for classmates. and pricing for the Friday Reception and Tailgate will increase to $110. After July 1, 2021 pricing increases to $125 and after August 1, 2021, pricing increases to $140.

How can families of Fallen Classmates register to attend the reunion?

The USNA Class of 1996 would be honored to have families of our fallen classmates join us for the weekend. Please contact the Reunion Committee 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.

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!