Cryptology & Cyber Connect Annapolis 2024!

Connect with us at the 45th Annual Reunion of the U.S. Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association on June 18 – 23, 2024

Annapolis MD Waterfront

Annapolis 2024 PinSee why Annapolis has been called one of America's prettiest cities. Discover the historic charm of Anne Arundel County and the Chesapeake Bay region during our 2024 Reunion. Annapolis, Maryland‘s capital city, is situated on the Chesapeake Bay, and its historic district includes 18th-century brick houses and the domed 1700s Maryland State House. On Church Circle, the Romanesque-style St. Anne‘s Episcopal Church has Tiffany glass windows and a historic cemetery. The sprawling waterfront grounds of the United States Naval Academy feature beaux arts architecture, monuments, and a naval history museum. A bustling port town in the 18th century, this National Historic Landmark is world renowned as America‘s Sailing Capital and one of the top waterfront destinations in the United States. This reunion offers something for everyone!

2024 NCVA Reunion check-in starts on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 with check-out on Sunday June 23, 2024.

The Reunion Host for our 2024 Reunion is J.W. Smith, supported by the Capital Region Naval Cryptologic Veterans (CRNCV). For more information on the CRNCV, contact Lew Bearden or (443) 867-4046.

Registration & Reservations

You must register for our 2024 U.S. NCVA Reunion here. The registration fee is $60.00 per person. A late registration fee of $15.00 per person will be applied to those who register after May 6, 2023.

Want to knoe who’s registered for our 2024 Annapolis Reunion? See the Roster!

You can make your Hotel reservations online or by calling (410) 266-3131. The group code is NCV or NCVA Reunion 2024.

The NCVA rate is $129.00 plus state and local taxes (currently 14%). A Breakfast Buffet is included for up to two persons per room. The room rate is good for 3 days prior and 3 days after the official reunion dates.

Only those who book referencing NCVA rate will be eligible for the amenities negotiated by NCVA, such as free breakfast, etc. There are a limited number of rooms at the NCVA rate, so book now to assure availability. The hotel is holding rooms until they sell out or May 18, whichever comes first.

Venue

The host hotel is the Full-Service Crowne Plaza Annapolis Hotel, 173 Jennifer Road, Annapolis, MD. The hotel is located across the street from the Annapolis Mall, roughly 4 miles from downtown Annapolis and the U.S. Naval Academy.

Crowne Plaza Annapolis

Amenities

  • 24-hour Business Center
  • Complimentary parking
  • Fitness Room
  • Free Wireless Internet access
  • Large Pool & Spa
  • RV Parking (no hookups) is available for registered guests.

Tours

Vietnam Servicemen's memorial
Queenstown Harbor golf
Annapolis River cruise
John Paul Jones crypt
Annapolis Trolley tour
Vietnam Women's memorial
Maryland crabcakes
The Lone Sailor
US Naval Academy
Navy Memorial Plaza
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The tours available to you during our 2024 Reunion are:

  • National Cryptologic Museum
  • International Spy Museum
  • The Naval Academy
  • The Navy Memorial in D.C.
  • VIP Veteran’s Tour—Navy, WWII, Korean, and Viet Nam memorials
  • Riding Trolley Tour of Annapolis
  • A cruise on the Severn River

Tour Selection & Registration

Select and pre-pay for your tours on our Reunion Reservation website when you register for our reunion.

Important Notes about Tours

  • ALL TOUR RESERVATIONS ARE DUE BY MAY 6, 2024.
  • Tours may be cancelled if a minimum of 35 people per bus is not met. In this instance, you will be notified and full refunds will be given.
  • Please understand that a certain amount of walking is necessary in order to view and explore attractions. Please consider your limitations and note any special needs on your reservation form.
  • Be sure to bring photo identification (like a driver‘s license) to all events.
  • Tour times are always subject to change up until tour time.

Scheduled Events

Awards Recognition

We will present awards to those selected for the Navy‘s prestigious Cryptologic Awards with RADM Kurtis A. Mole, Deputy Commander, 10th Fleet on Saturday, June 22, 2024:

  • Captain Rochefort Leadership Award
  • On The Roof Gang Cryptologist of the Year Awards
  • Cryptologic Support Excellence

Golf Tournament

The Queenstown Harbor Golf Course is hosting our 2024 Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 20, 2024 on the River Course. Showtime is 0830.

The River Course is consistently rated as having some of the best golf in Maryland and the Washington, D.C. area. Reopened in 2011 after a thoughtful and extensive renovation, several holes were moved closer to the Chester River and all bunkering was updated to create a windswept design that mimics the natural landscape of the site, optimizes shot values, and ensures superior conditioning.

Tournament Registration Deadline

The cost is $100.00 per golfer (limited to 28 golfers). This includes carts, unlimited use of driving, chipping, and putting facilities for the entire day of play, lunch and prizes.

You must register by March 1, 2024. Contact Mike MacDonald (703) 400-7093) to register.

Crab Cake Dinner

A special Crab Cake Dinner on June 20th from 6:00P.M. to 9:30 P.M at the Fleet Reserve Club in Annapolis. This is a classic Maryland dinner featuring jumbo lump backfin crab cakes with sides. Transportation is included.

U.S. NCVA Banquet

We will conduct our annual Banquet on Saturday, June 22, 2024 with the Invocation, traditional Two-Bell Ceremony, and Welcome. RADM Steve Parode (USN-Ret) will be our Guest Speaker.

The Menu

  • Dinner Salad
  • Your choice of entrèe:
    • Vegetable Tortellini – With Rose Sauce or Vegan Red Pepper Coulis ($60.00)
    • Chicken Annapolitan - Chicken Breast Topped With Crab Imperial and Lemon Butter Sauce Served with Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes and Steamed Asparagus ($80.00)
    • Sirloin Steak – Pan Seared 10oz Sirloin Steak with Sauteed Onion, Mushrooms & Garlic Butter Served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Mushrooms & Chef‘s Seasonal Vegetables ($80.00)
    • Onion-Bacon Encrusted Salmon or Mahi – Lemon Tartar Sauce Served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Steamed Asparagus ($75.00)
      Twin Broiled Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes - Lemon Tartar Sauce Served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Steamed Asparagus ($95.00)
  • Warm Rolls and Butter, Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Assorted Herbal Teas and Iced Tea.
  • There will be a Cash Bar.

Note: Select your entrèe on our Reunion Registration website.

Hospitality Room

The Hospitality Room is open throughout the Reunion to everyone who registers. This provides us with the chance to meet and trade Sea Stories with Shipmates, reconnect with old friends, and make new ones from your time in the SECGRU to today‘s Info Warrior Community. From time to time, our fellow organizations (NCRA, FRUPAC, Sub Sailors) will gather here as well. There will be snacks and a Cash Bar.

Annapolis History

1649 Initial settlement
1694 Named for Anne of Denmark and Norway, the future Queen of England
1772 Construction began on the Maryland State House, the oldest legislative house in continuous use in the country, topped by the largest wooden dome built without nails in the country, topped with a lantern, and capped by a lightning rod designed by Benjamin Franklin. It was completed and the first legislature meeting was held in 1779.
1774 October 19th – Annapolis Tea Party. The Peggy Stewart and her cargo of 2,320 pounds of tea – “that detestable weed” – was burned.
1783 The Treaty of Paris, ending the war with Great Britain, was signed in the State House. George Washington resigned his commission from the Continental Army — one month later, Annapolis become the Capital City of the U.S. — for one year.
1845 The U.S. Naval Academy was founded in Annapolis.
1860s A Union camp for Confederate PoWs was established and maintained nearby Annapolis.

Questions?

Please contact the the Reunion Host.