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  • 21 May 2020 17:04 | Robert Aeschbach (Administrator)

    Congratulations from the USNA Hampton Roads Parents Club to our graduating midshipmen!

  • 21 May 2020 16:53 | Robert Aeschbach (Administrator)

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    This message is being sent to Class, Chapter, Club and Shared Interest Group leadership as well as the Alumni Association Board of Trustees, the Foundation Board of Directors and Athletic and Scholarship Programs Trustees.

     

    Alumni, Parents and Friends:

    Our priority is the safety and well-being of the staff while effectively meeting our missions. The USNA Alumni Association and Foundation staff will continue to telework through mid-June with essential employees adhering to recommended safety precautions including practicing social distancing and wearing masks. 

    Over the past week, Governor Hogan has put a new Order into action for Marylanders, including Stage 1 of Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery that began 15 May at 5 p.m. These actions are as follows:

    • Public schools to remain closed for the rest of this academic year.
    • Lifting the stay at home order to a “Safer at Home” advisory.
    • Some businesses have been given the OK to reopen but with strict guidelines: Retail stores, barber shops, hair salons, manufacturing business, pet groomers, car washes, churches.
    • Some outdoor activities were broadened: golfing, boating, fishing, playing tennis, camping. State beaches will be open for walking and exercising. Playgrounds reopen. State parks with closed functions will reopen.
    • Elective surgeries allowance.
    • Maryland is in a vaccine trial now. First patients in the U.S. received a test vaccine at U of MD School of Medicine.

    Governor Hogan gave local leaders the flexibility to make decisions on the timing of Stage 1 reopening in their counties. Since the USNA AAF offices are located in Anne Arundel County, we also will be following Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman’s guidance. Executive Pittman has indicated that he would take a more conservative approach to Phase 1 reopening due to COVID-19 health data in the county. He indicated that Anne Arundel County will likely update its Phase 1 guidance by 4 June. The guidelines that Executive Pittman announced for the County effective 15 May included:

    • Retail businesses will be allowed to open, but for curbside pick-up only. 
    • Customers are not permitted inside a non-essential retail establishment and employees must follow social distancing guidelines.
    • Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited.
    • Face coverings are still required for customers and employees in any retail business and residents are encouraged to wear them whenever interacting with others.
    • It is still recommended that everyone remain at home.

    We are supporting and following Governor Hogan’s Maryland Strong: BACK TO BUSINESS PLEDGE guidelines by reinforcing a socially distant environment, conducting routine cleanings, encouraging employees to wash their hands frequently, providing flexibility to our employees, and following the guidance of the CDC and the local health department. 

    An update on AAF operations follows:

    • Our offices will remain closed to the public through 19 June.
    • The Ogle Hall complex and Maryland Avenue offices will remain closed through 19 June.
    • All Yard activities have been canceled through mid-June. 
    • Once we know the extent of summer and fall events associated with the Yard, we will update the calendar and this plan accordingly.

    Since our March 2020 operational responses to COVID-19, the USNA AAF staff has supported the following virtual initiatives for alumni and parents:

    • Launched an alumni online business directory.
    • Shifted the Jacksonville, FL, Service Academy Career Conference (SACC) to a virtual conference in mid-April; we will virtually host the DC SACC scheduled for June 2020.
    • Moved all volunteer leadership meetings to a virtual environment. Conducted 5 major virtual spring volunteer leadership meetings in April and May. 
    • Welcomed members of the Class of 2020 with messages and virtual celebrations to the alumni community.
    • Shared resources and messaging with our sister service academy associations of graduates.
    • Announced the Chapel Dome project.
    • Participated and supported virtual meet-ups with classes, chapters and SIGs.
    • Continued to publish Shipmate and Wavetops
    The next USNA AAF COVID-19 update will occur by 19 June.
  • 21 May 2020 16:45 | Robert Aeschbach (Administrator)

    Your membership dues at work!

    2018-2019 Stewardship Report International Programs Office: IPOStewardship.pdf

  • 15 May 2020 15:58 | Robert Aeschbach (Administrator)


    This message is being sent to Class, Chapter, Club and Shared Interest Group leadership as well as the Alumni Association Board of Trustees.


    To our United States Service Academy alumni, families, and friends worldwide:

    This is not the spring any of us — or you — could have imagined. Just a few weeks ago, cadets and midshipmen were immersed in their training, focused on the academic, military, physical and character development that prepares them to take on the responsibilities and opportunities that define the service of junior officers in our country’s armed forces. Some had embarked on service, some on learning and recreational opportunities through spring break experiences, and others had just kicked off their spring 2020 athletic seasons.

    At the same time, our alumni, active at different stages of their own careers, looked with pride at the development of the next generation. They were focused on their own responsibilities toward the safety and security of our nation, the strength of our government and industries, and the health and happiness of their families.

    But suddenly, the environment we find ourselves in today is vastly different, transformed by the need to focus on our global response to COVID-19, a new and unpredictable national security threat. Our relationships and experiences are disrupted, with many personal connections now unfolding virtually instead of face-to-face. Many of our alumni are on the frontlines of this battle, adapting their skills in response to new demands. Each of our communities has seen losses and we, as service members and Americans, face new and unprecedented personal and leadership challenges.

    The ideals that unite those who have sworn to serve in times of peace and war continue to unite us still, and the value of each member of our team to the others and to our fellow Americans has never been greater. As leaders of our academies’ alumni communities, we have turned to each other for support and wisdom during these difficult days, and we urge you to do the same. Our milestones and celebrations will be different this year — but our missions will remain the same. The courage, commitment, and skill of our graduating officers remain the same. The ties that bind us will never waver.

    Now is the time to embrace new ways of connecting with each other, and each of us is fully committed to providing the programs and services that support those connections. We invite you to share your thoughts and insights on how we may better serve you during this time and long into the future.

    The ways in which you, our alumni, past and present, have collectively shaped history sets us apart from all other institutions of higher learning. This shared sacrifice has engendered a friendly rivalry that we all enjoy. Now, as in other times of challenge, we come together as one.

    Please accept our heartfelt wishes for the health, safety, and prosperity of our shared service academy family, in all the corners of the world where they live and serve.

    Sincerely,

    Colonel Todd Browne, USA (Ret.), USMA ’85
    President and CEO
    West Point Association of Graduates 

    Lieutenant General Mike Gould, USAF (Ret.), USAFA ’76
    CEO
    U.S. Air Force Academy Association of Graduates and Air Force Academy Foundation  

    Byron F. Marchant USNA ’78
    President and CEO
    U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation

    Captain Andrea Marcille, USCG (Ret.), USCGA ’89
    President
    U.S. Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association

    Captain Jim Tobin, USMMA ’77
    President
    U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association and Foundation

  • 7 May 2020 14:30 | Robert Aeschbach (Administrator)

    The Voice of Navy Athletics, Pete Medhurst, has not called a Navy sporting event since March 5 and to keep Pete sharp for when sports return in the fall, we are asking for your help.
     
    The Naval Academy Athletic Association is asking fans to send us short videos of everyday life (can include kids playing sports, animals, whatever you want) and the best videos will be selected for a play-by-play call by Medhurst that will be shown on social media and YouTube.
     
    Videos should be no longer than 30 seconds and please provide as much detail as possible including names of all involved. Send all videos to sstrasem@usna.edu by Thursday, May 14.

    https://navysports.com/news/2020/5/7/football-send-in-your-videos-for-pete-medhurst-to-narrate.aspx

  • 1 May 2020 16:14 | Robert Aeschbach (Administrator)

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    Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair


    May 28, 2020 * 10 am to 2 pm (EDT)

    Online Only!

    Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair - Register Today!

    Greetings!

    You are invited to participate in the Thursday, May 28 Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair, which will be held online from 10 am to 2 pm (EDT). See the list of companies below and here: https://www.corporategray.com/jobfairs/418, which includes a link to the companies' profile and job listings. 

    Interactions with the company recruiters will be in the form of one-on-one text chats.  All you would need is a computer or mobile device with Internet access.  You can view each company's job listings on Corporate Gray Online and apply in advance to those positions best matching your skills and interests. You can also easily find your LinkedIn connections by visiting the May 28 Job Fair page listed above and then clicking the LinkedIn button next to each company's name. We encourage contacting your LinkedIn connections to benefit from their first-hand knowledge of the company and its job openings. 

    Registering for the May 28 Virtual Job Fair 


    The first step is to register on Corporate Gray Online:

    1. Create a Corporate Gray Online account at  www.corporategray.com/applicants/new or sign-in to an existing account at www.CorporateGray.com/login 

    2.  Click the JOB FAIRS link on the menu bar

    3.  Click the "register" link for the May 28 Job Fair


    4.  Upload your resume and click the "Register" button

    You will then be directed to complete your registration on the eCareerFairs website, which will be used to host this Virtual Job Fair.  When you're on the site, be sure to visit the booths, read the company overviews, view their job listings, and note the recruiters who will be staffing the booths.


    Starting two weeks out, we will be sending an invitation to the Virtual Job Fair Training Session for Job Seekers to all those individuals who are registered for the May 28 event both on Corporate Gray Online and on eCareerFairs.

    Here is a list of the companies registered-to-date:


    Please be sure to register soonest so that you receive an invitation to the Virtual Job Fair Training Session for Job Seekers.  Good luck!

    Carl Savino
    Corporate Gray

  • 1 May 2020 10:35 | Robert Aeschbach (Administrator)

    The Local Chapter Advisor Program (LCAP) is a unique and important opportunity to engage our newest USNA alumni.

    Last year when the Class of 2019 was introduced to the Alumni Mentoring Program (AMP) by representatives from the Class of 1969, some 1/C Midshipmen indicated a desire to be contacted by someone from a local Chapter prior to or shortly after arriving at their first duty station. As a result, LCAP was born!

    Although meeting with 1/C Midshipmen has not been possible this year, USNA and the Class of 1969 LCAP coordinators have continued efforts to determine which members of the graduating class might be interested in participating in LCAP 2020.

    Please consider volunteering to advise and assist new officers arriving in Hampton Roads for their first duty station in 2020.

    Here's how the LCAP works:

    • Interested Midshipmen sign up in the spring of their 1/C year.
    • Soon after graduation, USNA provides the Chapter with a list of new officers that have requested advisors in our area.
    • Local Chapter Advisors are assigned by the Chapter point of contact to reach out directly to the new officers.
    • Examples of how Local Chapter Advisors can assist these new officers include:
    • Sharing local knowledge on living in the area and working at their first permanent duty station;
    • Providing information on such things as lodging; shopping, transportation, local commuting issues and traffic; networking and local contacts; and local entertainment and activities.
    • Explaining the benefits of Chapter membership and encouraging participation in Chapter events.

    The program point of contact is Stan Bryant '69, stanleywbryant@gmail.com.

    Sign up here!

  • 30 Apr 2020 16:19 | Robert Aeschbach (Administrator)


    The latest Wave Tops is out.

    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.

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/wavetops.usna.com/April2020/WavetopsApril2020.html
  • 30 Apr 2020 10:47 | Robert Aeschbach (Administrator)

    Restoration of the Naval Academy Chapel has begun and this work requires the removal, and replacement, of all the copper that has adorned the building since 1928.

    Rather than see this metal, and all the memories associated with it, go to waste, the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association has partnered with Herff Jones to create a limited number of unique heirlooms crafted from the beautiful, patinaed-copper of the dome.


    https://usnachapeldome.com/

  • 28 Apr 2020 15:07 | Robert Aeschbach (Administrator)

    Download it here:

    USNA-Strategic-Plan.pdf

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