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The Mids and Mai-Tais Halfway to the 50th (from the 45th) USNA ‘74 Reunion in Honolulu is set for March 12-17, 2023. The full itinerary includes a Luau welcome dinner on Monday, Bellows Beach Pavilion picnic, Pacific Aviation Museum tour by Classmate Jerry Cerny, Iolani Palace tour and a St.Paddy’s themed party and concert by our very own Danforth West. We will be confirming participation in January. If you are int!erested, please push me an email and we'll forward the full four-day itinerary to you. Hale Koa is our host hotel. E komo mai! Come join us!

Ty (Aldinger) 


Class Officers

President: John Yaeger

Vice President: Rusty Yeiser

Treasurer: Earle Babcock

Secretary: Roger McEvoy

USNA ’74
Class Leadership
Communication Practices

2022 Distinguished Graduate Award

Vice Admiral William Crowder ’74, USN (Ret.): Vice Admiral Crowder served 36 years as a Surface Warfare Officer, commanded the strike group that assisted in tsunami relief following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, was the U.S. 7th Fleet Commander, and completed his career as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Plans and Strategy.  As a commander, he spearheaded the Navy’s response to the attack on the Pentagon’s Navy Command Center on 9/11.  After retirement, he served as the Chief Operating Officer for a $1B business unit for Boeing, then started a consultancy practice.  Vice Admiral Crowder is the Director of the Admiral Nimitz Foundation and National Museum and was Director of the Olmsted Foundation.  Vice Admiral William Crowder resides in Bradenton, FL.


'74 Book Club

Featuring books authored by our classmates



Sea Stories
by VADM Doug Crowder





More Sea Stories
by VADM Doug Crowder



Three Down and Locked by Larry Turner




To Hoist a Symbol Hue by Larry Turner

Other books by Larry:
Our Elizabeth

Tall Oaks: Living the Retirement Dream

It Starts With You: Turn Your Goals Into Success
by Fred Stuvek Jr.





The Experience of Leadership: Proven Examples from Successful Leaders

by Fred Stuvek Jr.


Camp Lejeune Command
by Ken Dunn


The Power of 3: Lessons in Leadership

by Steven Mays

Books featuring our classmates


Adak: The Rescue of Alfa Foxtrot 586
by Andrew C. A. Jampoler

An account of Ed Caylor and his flight crew's desperate battle against the sea after ditching their P-3, and the heroic efforts to rescue them provide an engrossing true story of survival. Many other '74 classmates appear in this book.


Heroes Lost and Now Found Vol II - Author Ron Wilson is offering complimentary copies of this book to any interested alumni. Heroes Lost and Now Found- focuses on graduates of the USNA who died during World War II. All the books are in a large 9 x 12 format (similar to a yearbook) and include numerous photographs and illustrations, as well as excerpts from historical Lucky Bags, Logs, and Tridents. Here is a link to his website, which provides more information on the series- Any interested alumni can contact him at:



Lost your Lucky Bag?
Download a copy here

Plebe Year Plus 3
By Shawn Smith '74
Reflections from 1st Class Year


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