There is a new policy at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium regarding the size and types of bags.
This year, Navy will be adopting a clear bag policy already enacted by many schools around the nation. This policy was adopted to enhance public safety and make stadium access more efficient by limiting the size and style of bags carried into the stadium. The public deserves to be in a safe, secure environment. This is about both safety and improving the overall fan experience.
Permitted Items: Clear bags no larger than 12" x 12" x 6", small clutch purses no larger than 4.5" x 6.5", blankets, seat cushions, diaper bags, umbrella strollers, and video cameras. All items will be inspected.
Prohibited Items: Backpacks, computer bags, purses, fanny packs, brief cases, binocular cases, camera cases, tote bags, firearms, bottles (glass or plastic), cans, thermoses, coolers, alcoholic beverages, outside food or drink, large bags, folding chairs, umbrellas, profession cameras and tripods, noise makers, hanging banners/signs/sticks, chains, illegal substances, laser pointers, clothing containing vulgar language, large strollers, fireworks, aerosol cans, pets, pepper spray, and any item deemed by management to be dangerous or inappropriate.
The first 20,000 fans at the home opener on August 31 will receive an official Navy branded clear bag. However, any bags that fit the specifications are allowed.
More details at: https://navysports.com/sports/2019/7/24/tickets-navy-clear-bag-policy-html
Below are links to three excellent articles written by chapter member Katie Begley ’08 in At Ease magazine, part of dcmilitary.com.
"At Ease is the magazine of the uniquely Mid-Atlantic military lifestyle, presenting content of interest to the military, their families, veterans and DoD personnel."
It can be found at several military-related locations around Hampton Roads, as well as the national capital region.
April - How the Naval Academy's Summer Programs Influence Tomorrow's Leaders
June - Naval Academy alumni bring game day cameraderie to Shorebreak Pizza
July - Retiring in Hampton Roads, Virginia
The links lead to online versions of the magazine. You can also download pdf versions there.
Wave Tops is the e-newsletter published by the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association & Foundation. Wave Tops covers news, announcements and special events concerning the Alumni Association & Foundation, alumni, midshipmen, the Yard and the Navy and Marine Corps.
Our chapter recently received this thank you letter in response to our donations for USNA programs. Here's another example of your membership dues at work, supporting the midshipmen and the Naval Academy.
"WASHINGTON – Navy Secretary Richard Spencer will nominate the three-star former head of Navy’s Cyber Command to become the 32nd chief of naval operations, a deep selection for the sea service’s top officer unseen since 1970.
Three sources told Defense News that Vice Adm. Michael Gilday, the Director of the Joint Staff since March 1, will be promoted over his four-star colleagues, who will stay at their current commands."
Hard to believe, but the class of 2023 I-Day is upon us! USNA will be streaming their Induction Ceremony at 6:00 PM EST. You can watch the ceremony at this link: https://watchstadium.com/live/2019-06-27-usna-swearing-in-ceremony-university-event/
Notre Dame in Dublin, Ireland, on Saturday, 29 August 2020!
Join us in Dublin!
There have been many questions regarding flights, hotels and, of course, game tickets. This email is to answer some of those questions and to encourage you to purchase a package today.
Packages: There are a variety of travel packages to choose from. You can choose from 3-star, 4-star and 5-star hotels as well as a selection of itineraries. For those who want to travel Ireland on your own, a great option is to purchase the 3 Day Dublin package. This package surrounds the days of the game so that you’ll be in the heart of the game festivities. It also guarantees your hotel room and game ticket while providing you free time before and/or after the game to explore on your own.
Tickets: Currently, all game tickets are owned by the promotor of the game – Anthony Travel. This is different from the past two trips to Dublin. This means the only way to guarantee a game ticket now is by purchasing a travel package at www.navy2ireland.com Seats are being assigned on a first come/first served basis – the earlier you purchase your package, the more likely you’ll be able to get your seat preference. Individual game tickets are expected to go on sale early 2020. If you wait, be sure you are able to get a flight and hotel. In 2012, tickets sold out in two hours.
Hotels & Flights: Thousands of Navy and Notre Dame fans will be flying to Dublin at approximately the same time. This is huge pressure on the airlines and hotels in the area. We have put a hold on hotel rooms for those purchasing travel packages. However, airfare is not included in travel packages. Commercial flights generally do not become available to the public until 11 months prior to departure. Anthony Travel will partner with Aer Lingus, Ireland’s national flag airline carrier, and potentially other carriers, to provide exclusive flight options from key cities prior to them going on sale to the general public. Priority will be provided to those that have already purchased a package.
Events: Planning for events prior to the game is still underway and details will be provided once confirmed. Please check for updates at www.usna.com/ireland as events will be added.
Should you have any questions regarding travel packages or game activity, please contact Noreen Frenaye at Noreen.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go Navy! Beat Notre Dame!
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The Joint Service Academy and ROTC Information Day for South Hampton Roads is Saturday 18 May 2019.
Everyone is Welcome
The target audience for the event is 8th–11th grade students and their parents — please spread the word!
Formal presentations will begin at 10:00 a.m., followed by an opportunity for individual questions and answers.
The presenters will include representatives from the Service Academies, local ROTC units, and South Hampton Roads congressional offices.
Details — registration is not required for parents or students.
Saturday 18 May 2019
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Landstown High School
2001 Concert Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
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