Passing of Captain Donald Kerry (Deke) Forbes, USN (Ret.)

Classmates,  It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the passing of a Naval Officer who will always remain “Our Commandant”.  CAPT Forbes passed away on Jan 5th.  Many from our class remained in contact with CAPT Deke over the years.  I think he had a special place in his heart for our […]

Week of Gratitude 2020: Naval Academy Fund Impact

NAVAL ACADEMY FUND As we celebrate our inaugural Week of Gratitude, we thank you for your commitment to the Naval Academy. Gifts to the Naval Academy Fund have the power to elevate and transform the midshipman experience as well as support our alumni community. Your gift during Called to Serve, Daring to Lead: The Naval Academy […]

Kicking Off 2020 with a Week of Gratitude

Hello alumni, parents and friends: 2019 was a pretty extraordinary year for the Naval Academy family … and it wouldn’t have been possible without your help: your support, your engagement, your excitement, your enthusiasm. We’re starting 2020 off the best way possible—by saying “thank you.” We’re grateful for your generosity, your commitment and your pride.Every […]

Last call on Liberty Bowl Ticket challenge

Classmates, The Liberty Bowl challenge ends today at 5pm EST.  We are currently number 1 (see table below), but somehow ‘71 always manages to be one more than the #2.  If you are still interested in supporting this challenge, login now to and go to tickets/football and make your donation.  Be sure to add “Class of […]

Passing of Rich Link’s son, Jason

Classmates, I have some sad news Rich Link (1st CO) asked I share with you.  His son, Jason, recently passed away.  As you will see from the obituary below, Jason was one of our nation’s finest, volunteering for two combat tours in Iraq. A memorial service will be held in Lexington Park, MD, on January […]

Navy football team flies in style to Liberty Bowl — aboard a Patriots’ plane

Nicole Yang Staff,December 26, 2019, 7:50 p.m. FOXBOROUGH — Navy football players were treated to quite the surprise on Thursday. Waiting for them on a runway at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was one of the Patriots’ charter planes, ready to fly the team to Memphis for the Liberty Bowl. The Naval Academy was able to procure […]

USNA December Update

Alumni and Friends: Thank you so much for your support and engagement with the Naval Academy and the Naval Academy Foundation throughout the year. 2019 has truly been an exceptional time in Naval Academy history, and we look forward to reaching even more milestones together in 2020. Here are just a few of the moments […]