U. S. Naval Academy

Class of 1979

 Details Below

Lastest Gouge:  Please see the News page for the latest gouge on the reunion from Sean.

Dates:  Wednesday 9/11 or early Thursday 9/12, and depart Sunday 9/15

Schedule:  It is OVER!!!  Hope you had a great time....


Class Store: Class Store is NOW Closed


Trivia Contest:  Here is the link to a Google Drive folder where the USNA Class of 1979 40th Reunion Trivia Contest questions and answers:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1DIEJJaaivxardzBQtUOnAk61_HDrXgG-?usp=sharing.  


Security  at the Naval Academy is at an elevated level and everyone without a retired military ID must go though the Pass & ID Office at Gate 1.  Please allow extra time to get to the scheduled reunion events on the Yard. All visitors 18 years of age or older must have a valid picture ID (i.e.: State issued driver's license, student I.D., or a government issued passport). Visitors under the age of 18, who do not have a valid picture ID must be escorted by an adult with a valid form of identification. Due to security restrictions, only DOD ID holders are permitted to drive onto the grounds of the United States Naval Academy.

Classmates from Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Washington State and Samoa read this! Driver's licenses from these states are not in accordance with the RealID Law and cannot be used to gain entry to any DoD facility, including the Naval Academy. You must bring a second government issued ID such as a Passport or Government CAC card to gain entry to the Yard.  NO EXCEPTIONS! 


Class Election Information

40th Reunion Class Election Results:

As reported by the election committee during the class meeting on 13 September, the following members of the Class of 1979 were elected to serve a 10 year term beginning 1 January, 2020:

Class Officers

President - Dave Jackson (17th Co)

Vice President - Chuck Dixon (19th Co)

Secretary - John “Wiz” Withers (19th Co)

Treasurer - Jeff Johnson (29th Co)

Class Council

1st Batt Rep    – Rich Phares (5th Co)

2nd Batt Rep   – John “Fozzie” Miller (8th Co)

3rd Batt Rep    – Ralph Quarles (14th Co)

4th Batt Rep    – Kirk Michealson (22nd Co)

5th Batt Rep    – Stan Clark (29th Co)

6th Batt Rep    – Jeff McFadden (36th Co)

179 Classmates cast ballots, the largest turnout ever.  Thank you for your interest in selecting our leadership for the next ten years.


Grant Thornton, Chairman


Golf Outing:  Done!


Game Day Parking and Transportation Options

Germantown Elementary: (200 Windell Road) An off-site parking option a few blocks away from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Game day parking is not available in advance. Payment is accepted in cash only at this lot. Game day parking is $30 for a single-space vehicle and $100 for an oversized vehicle.

Game Day Shuttle Service: Free satellite parking is available at the Harry S. Truman Park and Ride, located on Harry S. Truman Parkway off of Riva Road. The shuttle service provided by Annapolis Bus Company begins five (5) hours prior to the start of the game and continues throughout the game, ending approximately two (2) hours after the game. The shuttle runs approximately every 20 minutes, and drops off and picks up at the Navy Ticket Office at the Class of 1953 Pavilion. Designated handicap accessible shuttles are available. 

Transportation Options:

- Free Annapolis Circulator (West Street to Downtown)

  For details and map:  https://annapolisparking.com/circulator-alternative-transportation/

- Free Bus Shuttle from Stadium to Downtown (there is a stop near Gate 1)- $5 Parking/ 9am-6pm on Friday

- Uber, Lyft, etc.

- Taxis

- Parking Garages Downtown 

Annapolis Parking Information: https://annapolisparking.com

The Hillman Garage on Main Street is the closet garage to McGarvey's.  There is also metered parking around City Dock and up Main Street. 


Reunion Photographs The link for USNA '79 photo webpage is:  https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-bcXb6N/


Questions:  Contact Valerie Gerheiser, 40th Reunion Coordinator, at platweddings@aol.com with any questions.




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