Pensacola Beach, Florida

November 4 – 7, 2021

Sponsored by National Association of Naval Photography


2021 is the 100th Anniversary of Photographer being an officially established Navy rating.

P, Pho M, SP (P), AF, PH, and today, MC

The rates (and tools) have changed over the years, but the job remains the same.
Support the Navy mission and tell the Navy story.

To commemorate this historic milestone, the National Association of Naval Photography is sponsoring
an anniversary celebration and reunion November 4th – 7th in Pensacola Beach, Florida at the Holiday Inn Resort.

This event is running concurrently with the 2021 Blue Angel’s NAS Pensacola Homecoming Air Show November 5-6.

We hope everyone who considers themselves a Navy Photographer (past & present) or has been associated with Naval Photography make plans to attend.


Schedule of Events

(Details for each event follows the schedule)

THURSDAY, Nov 4

0800 – 2000 All Day Check-in and Registration
1000 – 1700 Shuttle to downtown Pensacola and return
1000 – 2300 Hospitality Lounge Open (alcoholic beverages available)
1800 – 2100 Meet and Greet Buffett with cash bar (Hospitality Lounge)

FRIDAY, Nov 5

Blue Angels Airshow Outing
– 0900 Depart Holiday Inn Resort (Beach Bum Trolley)
– 0945 Walter Richardson Bldg and Periscope Room
– 1100 Lunch Cubi Point
– 1230 Flightline for air shows, ground displays, snacks and shopping
– 1700 Depart NAS and return to Holiday Inn Resort

1000 – 2300 Hospitality Lounge Open (alcoholic beverages available)
1800 – 2030 Shuttle to downtown restaurants and Restaurant Row
2100 – 2230 Movie Night (Hospitality Lounge)

SATURDAY, Nov 6

Time TBD – Blue Angels Air Show cruise and picnic
1000-???? Biloxi Casino shuttle
Time TBD – USS Alabama Tour (if enough demand)
Vendor presentations
Navy Photo Antiques Road Show (Hospitality Lounge)
1000 – 2300 Hospitality Suite Open (alcoholic beverages available)

SUNDAY, Nov 7

0800 Golf Tee Times at AC Read Golf Course
1300 – 1430 Board Meeting
1430 – 1600 General Meeting
1830 – 1900 Portraits & Group Photo
1900 – 2200 Anniversary Banquet

MONDAY, Nov 8

0830 – 1000 Breakfast (not sponsored)
1100 Checkout and Depart


HOTEL

Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach

14 Via De Luna Drive
Pensacola Beach, FL 32561

Phone: 850-932-5331 (ask for reservations)
Alternate Phone: 850-916-8081 (Jessie Newall in Group Sales)
Online: www.holidayinnresortpensacolabeach.com

Rooms with Bayside balcony at $159.00 + Tax per room, per night.
Rooms with Gulf front balcony at $189.00 + Tax per room, per night.
Credit card required at time of booking to hold reservations but payment will not be processed until arrival.
Call hotel to reserve with discount code “NAN”. 
End date for reservations has not been determined. 
Cancellations accepted without penalty until 72 hours prior to arrival.

You will be responsible for making your own hotel arrangements and payments.

END DATE FOR RESERVATIONS HAS NOT BEEN DETERMINED

Activity Details

THURSDAY, Nov 4

All Day Check-in and Registration
Once you’re checked into your room, please come to the reunion registration desk to pick up your registration packet and sign in. Reunion desk will be open from 0800 to 2000.

Hospitality Lounge Open (alcoholic beverages available)
Once you have signed in, you are free to hang out in the lounge and enjoy the fully-stocked hospitality room open from 1000 to 2300.

Shuttle to downtown Pensacola and return
Leaving every hour between 1000 and 1700 for trips to downtown Pensacola for sightseeing, dining, and shopping. Below are some links to area restaurants.
Pensacola Restaurants
Downtown Pensacola Dining

Meet and Greet Buffett with cash bar (Hospitality Lounge) – $33 per person
Between 1800 and 2100 it’s time to catch up with old shipmates, hoist a few, and break bread together at the reunion’s kickoff Meet and Greet.
Buffett includes:
Imported and Domestic Cheese – Served with fresh gourmet crackers, Grissini bread sticks, flat bread, grapes & berry assortment.
Vegetable Crudités – Fresh carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, grape tomatoes, celery, asparagus, and served with a jalapeño ranch dipping sauce.
Antipasto – Assortment of cured meats, olives, pepperoncini, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, provolone cheese, and mozzarella cheese.

FRIDAY, Nov 5

Blue Angels Airshow excursion – $53 per person
Leaves hotel at 0900 and returns in late afternoon.  
Includes:
Visit to the Walter Richardson Building (Bldg. 1500) and the Periscope Room (Navy Photographer Collection) at approximately 0945.
Lunch at the Cubi Point Grill in the National Museum of Naval Aviation at 1100.
Then at 1230, we’ll be on the flightline with reserved seating for the Blue Angels Airshow.
At 1700, we’ll depart NAS Pensacola and return to the Holiday Inn Resort.
A limited number of wheelchairs can be accommodated by the vendor.

Hospitality Lounge Open (alcoholic beverages available)
Feel free to hang out in the lounge, enjoy the fully-stocked hospitality room, and swap sea stories with shipmates. Open from 1000 to 2300.

Shuttle to downtown restaurants and Restaurant Row
Departs the hotel at 1800 and returns at 2030. The shuttle will take those interested to downtown Pensacola for an evening of dining with shipmates. You pick the restaurant and you pay your own bill. Below are some links to area restaurants.
Pensacola Restaurants
Downtown Pensacola Dining

Movie Night
At 2100, we will be showing a movie n the Hospitality Lounge. The title of the movie will be announced later.

SATURDAY, Nov 6

* Due to overlapping times, each attendee can only attend one of the three day trips available.

* Blue Angels Air Show cruise and picnic – $50 per person
Departs from Chase N Finns dock, 1.0 mile west of the hotel, aboard a Dolphin Cruise boat.  A rare opportunity to see the Blue Angels air show from the Gulf of Mexico. The cruise includes both an air show and dolphin watching! We are among several groups booking this cruise, and the event may be cancelled if a minimum number of reservations are not received.  We should know well in advance.  Departs in the morning. Exact time TBD.

* Biloxi Casino shuttle – $28 per person for transportation only
The NANP shuttle will take all participating in trip from Pensacola Beach over to Pensacola where you will board your bus at 1100. After a two hour ride in a luxury motorcoach, you will arrive at IP Casino Resort and Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi where you can enjoy casino games, take in a show, or treat yourself at the spa.

* USS Alabama Tour – $50 per person
Price includes transportation to the USS Alabama, entrance fee, guided tour, and lunch. After the guided tour, there will be plenty of time to explore independently. Besides the Alabama, there is a submarine, a hanger of aircraft, and more. We need minimum of 10 people to sign up for this trip.

Hospitality Lounge Open (alcoholic beverages available)
Feel free to hang out in the lounge, enjoy the fully-stocked hospitality room, and swap sea stories with shipmates. Open from 1000 to 2300.

Vendor presentations – No information available at this time.

Navy Photo Antiques Road Show (Hospitality Lounge) – Time TBD
Got something unique in the garage, the back of a closet, or gathering dust, that the rest of us might be interested in seeing? Bring it along for Antiques Roadshow “PH style” Saturday nite in the Hospitality Lounge. Things you might consider: Historic photos, unique or vintage cameras, photo gear, patches, liberty cards, etc.. See you there.

SUNDAY, Nov 7

Golfing – $33 per person, includes green fees and cart for military and dependents
Three tee-times with carts at 0800. We can expand or reduce the numbers and adjust tee-times when we get to about a month out.  The 19th hole restaurant is currently closed for remodeling so lunch is not included.

Hospitality Lounge Open (alcoholic beverages available)
Feel free to hang out in the lounge, enjoy the fully-stocked hospitality room, and swap sea stories with shipmates. Open from 1000 to 1300, 1630 to 1900, and 2200 to 2300.

NANP Board of Directors Meeting
The NANP Board of Directors will meet at 1300.

NANP General Meeting
The meeting will commence at 1430. This will be the opportunity for all NANP members to come together to discuss NANP business.
Note: The general meeting is ONLY open to paid members of NANP. To become a member, fill out the form at the following link (https://navyphoto.net/wp/members/membership-application/) and hit submit to go to the payment options. For annual members needing to catch up on your dues, use this link (https://navyphoto.net/wp/members/).

Portraits & Group Photo
Starting at 1830, we will have an area open for portraits of individuals and small groups. Prior to the banquet, we will get the entire group together for a group photo. If anyone is interested in shooting portraits, please get with Wes Gibson. He has light stands, umbrellas, reflectors, small light box, small 5X7 foot background, tripod, remote trigger, LED lights, and flash available if needed.

Anniversary Banquet with cash bar – $70 per person
At 1900, we will commence with the reunion banquet. Immediately after dinner, NANP President, Sammy Solt, will address the association, followed by the Two Bells ceremony honoring our departed shipmates.
Menu includes:
Salad – Fresh garden salad served with ranch and balsamic dressings, homemade coleslaw, and Cajun potato salad.
Buffet – Grilled BBQ boneless chicken breast, carved roast beef with au jus, pecan crusted mahi-mahi, fresh southern green beans served with ham and onion, garlic and chive mashed potatoes with gravy, and assorted rolls and butter.
Dessert – Bourbon street pecan pie, seasonal fruit cobbler served with whip cream, and red velvet cake.
Includes Freshly Brewed Starbucks coffee (Regular & Decaf), Teavana herbal and regular teas, iced tea, and water.

MONDAY, Nov 8

Last Call – Have breakfast with your shipmates prior to departure. This is unsponsored, so breakfast is up go you.

Checkout – Official hotel checkout time is 1100.