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  • 15 Aug 2019 09:52 | Guy Higgins (Administrator)

    All Hands,

    Sports Illustrated just published their list of the ten greatest rivalries in college football.  Army - Navy is #4 with the following observation:

    "If you need an explanation as to why this makes the list, then you've never been—and you should go."

    You can read the very short article here.

    Beat Army,

    Guy '69

  • 28 Jun 2019 09:18 | Guy Higgins (Administrator)

    The Alumni Association is offering package trips to the Navy - Notre Dame in Dublin Ireland this fall.  Information is available here

  • 26 Jun 2019 11:39 | Guy Higgins (Administrator)

    All Hands, About three quarters of the Class of '19 joined the AMP.  This is a program created to connect alums who have knowledge and/ore experience with those seeking it.  It's not about greyheads pronouncing sage advice to rapt newbies, but rather about men and women with experience providing insight as a resource.  It's also about younger alums with current, real world knowledge providing insight to what's happenin' now in the Fleet and the Corps. 

    You can find out about AMP here.

    Guy '69

  • 26 Jun 2019 11:35 | Guy Higgins (Administrator)

    Today, June 26th, is I-Day for the Class of '23.  About 1100 young men and women will raise their right hands today and start their journey toward joining the Fleet and the greatest group of alums in the world.

    Guy '69

  • 19 May 2019 11:00 | Guy Higgins (Administrator)

    All Hands,

     

    Sorry for the short notice, but it just came to my attention that Sunday, May 26th is Colorado Rockies Military Appreciation Day.  Here are the details straight from the Rockies’ website:

    “The Colorado Rockies Baseball Club would like to show its appreciation to Veterans and Active Duty Military by giving them free tickets to the game May 26th at 1:10PM versus the Baltimore Orioles. Family and friends of Veterans or Active Duty can get tickets for only $17.

    You will have to show either a military ID or a DD 214 to pick up ticket orders from Will Call. We will still take your order ahead of the game day and you may still pick up your tickets ahead of the game day but we will not be mailing or emailing ticket orders.

    Click the button below to download the order form. You can send the completed form by:

    Mail:
    Colorado Rockies Baseball Club, Attn: Military Appreciation, 2001 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80205

    Email:
    Scan documents and send to militarytix@rockies.com.

    Phone:
    Sean Lyke at (303) 312-2439
    Lesley Gutierrez at (303) 312-2436”

    It’s likely that there will be a number of USMA folks at the game too (we’re trying to do some joint/purple things). There will be other games during the season to join with the West Point (and maybe the USAFA crowd) -- but those prices are going to be $28/each or thereabouts.

    Here’s the link to the Rockies webpage with the gouge:

    https://www.mlb.com/rockies/tickets/specials/themes/military-appreciation

     

    Guy ‘69

     

     

     

  • 22 Apr 2019 20:53 | Kelly Mayer (Administrator)


    The attached kit, which I received through my class admin, is something that everyone will likely find useful at some point. 

    Guy '69

    VASurvivorsKit.pdf 

  • 11 Mar 2019 12:16 | Kelly Mayer (Administrator)


    During the week of February 4th, CBS4 Denver ran a series of stories about USS Colorado (SSN 788). Reporter Dominic Garcia and Photojournalist Rob McClure visited the boat in in December in Groton and interviewed several of the crew.

    The first episode focused on two sailors from Colorado who currently serve onboard, Petty Officer Paul Niswonger, who attended Heritage High School, and Lt. Quinlan Melvin, a graduate of Arapahoe High School and the Colorado School of Mines. Also interviewed was ETN1 Joseph Gaines, who participated in the first crew visit to Colorado in April 2015.

    The second episode featured a WWII veteran of service on the third USS Colorado, BB45, Ernest Lowery who lives in Colorado. Ernest was wounded twice on the battleship during the campaigns in the Pacific. The story took him to the University Memorial Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder, which holds several artifacts from the battleship. The episode also showed a platform in the Control Room made from the teak decking of Battleship Colorado. This platform is where the Officer of the Deck stands his watch while underway submerged.

    The third episode showed interior shots of the submarine, including the Colorado nature photography of John Fielder which decorates the crew’s mess, bringing a bit of Colorado to the otherwise stark interior. They interviewed the Commanding Officer and showed the papers with the signatures and good wishes from the people of Colorado that the Commissioning Committee gathered at the Capitol on Colorado Day last year as well as talking about the heritage of previous USS Colorado’s.

    CBS4 is planning a half-hour story about USS Colorado to air in April.

    Visit the USS Colorado Association website for links to these stories.

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  • 15 Jan 2019 12:00 | Kelly Mayer (Administrator)


    Indiana University's School of Education ranks USNA as the #1 of the top 5 most prestigious military school in the world.  Please see the posting at the following link: https://blogs.iu.edu/education/2018/04/12/the-5-most-prestigious-military-schools-in-the-world/

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  • 30 Nov 2018 15:31 | Kelly Mayer (Administrator)


    DefenseNews published an article on October 8th highlighting potentially serious issues with the United States’ sealift capacity.  The article goes into the age and minimal size of the existing sealift fleet.  The author emphasizes the importance of being able to move the Army’s equipment to Europe in the event of a conflict there.  

    What the article doesn’t touch on is Russia’s submarine capability and the threat that poses to an already inadequate sealift capability.  In WWII, we lost hundreds of ships, but we had thousands and the loss of no one ship was devastating. With fewer than 100 sealift ships, the loss of a single ship could spell disaster.


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