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


Check-In Hours:
Thursday 4pm-8pm (McGarvey's)

Friday 11:30am- 4pm (McGarvey's); 6:30pm- 8pm (Stadium/Crab Feast)

Saturday 1:30pm-3:30pm (if 3:30pm game kick-off)


0730-1600 Midshipman Store Hours

0900-1700 USNA Visitor Center Open

1200-1215 Noon Meal Formation

1600-2000 No Host Social - Check-In at McGarvey's

PM - suggest Company Parties


0730-1600 Midshipman Store Hours

0900-1700 USNA Visitor Center Open

1000-1100 Class Meeting Alumni Hall

1100-1200 Memorail Service USNA Main Chapel

1130-1600  Reunion Check-In at McGarvey's

1200-1215 Noon Meal Formation

1350-1500 Supe's Brief  at Alumni Hall

1600-1715 Formal Parade  at Worden Field

1830-2000 Reunion Check-In at McGarvey's

1900-2300 Crab Feast 7pm-11pm, N-MC Stadium (Ticket Req)


0900-1200 Midshipman Store Hours

1300-1900 Class Tailgate at N* Room (Ticket Req)

1530-  Navy vs ECU (group ticket link published to class) (Ticket Req)

1830 - Company Parties as needed


Chapel Services


Class Store: Class Store is NOW Open at http://www.usnaclasstore.com/79store.html

'79 40th Reunion Football Tickets:   A block of tickets has been set aside for '79 for the Navy-ECU football game on Saturday, September 14th. Game kick-off TBD. You must have a game ticket to enter the N* Room where the '79 Tailgater will be located. Tickets will be located in Section 1 and 101. Reserved seats are $45. Standing room will be $30 for adults and $20 for youth ages 12 and under. Age 2 and under do not require a ticket. You are encouraged to purchase by mid-June as NAAA will not guarantee exclusivity to the class after that point.

Link to order tickets: https://ev12.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/EVExecMacro…    Promo Code: 1979

If anyone has issues online, NAAA are happy to process orders by phone at 800-874-6289 as well. The phone line is open M-F 10am-4pm.


Registration:  Click here to register  https://signupnow.events/usna1979. Make sure you have a credit card ready!


USNA Class of 1979,

On behalf of the Reunion Election Committee, voting is now open for the election of Class Officers and Battalion Representatives in conjunction with the 40th Reunion.  Voting is open from now through September 2nd.  

Vote for your choice for President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, and for one Battalion Representative from your Battalion at the following web address: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KD79JJJ

All nominees have been determined to be graduates of the class and have indicated their willingness to serve. Thank you to all the nominees who have indicated their willingness to serve if elected. A copy of the ballot is also posted in the reunion information section on the class website: http://www.usna79.com

The website instructions are simple to follow. VERY IMPORTANT that each classmate voting include your Name and Company on the first page to ensure one shipmate one vote for class officers, and one vote for your Battalion Representative. The three members of the Nomination and Election Committee are sworn to secrecy about each and every ballot.

All Classmates who graduated are eligible to vote, even if you are not attending the reunion. ALL VOTING WILL BE CONDUCTED THROUGH THE WEBSITE. If you have trouble accessing the website, please send an e-mail to the committee: Grant Thornton - grant.thornton@1979.usna.com; Mike Foreman - mike.foreman@comcast.net; and Bob Klocek - bobk357@verizon.net for instructions.


Grant Thornton, Chairman

Click HERE for a list of candidates


Reunion Photographs: TBD


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





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