There are two significant changes to the organization of the website that we wanted to point out to anyone just visiting the website for the first time or someone who is a regular visitor: First, probably most noticeable is a new heading on the address bar, June Week. Over the past month or two we […]
We were unable to determine how many enrolled at the Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) at Bainbridge, Maryland, for the 1973-74 academic year, but we do know that 227 graduates of that class took the oath of office with the Class of 1978 on Induction Day 1974. The Class of 1974 was the last class […]
On September 7th, 2020, John Gardiner (4th Co.) shot the second hole in one of his golfing career on the 12th hole at The Highlands at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, North Carolina.
By BILL WAGNERCAPITAL GAZETTE |SEP 12, 2020 AT 9:30 AM In July, when the Patriot League announced it was canceling fall sports, Navy men’s soccer coach Tim O’Donohue remained confident he could piece together a quality schedule. Navy, along with service academy rival Army West Point, was granted an exemption by the Patriot League to play games during the […]
Over the summer, the San Diego Maritime Museum had to close. As anyone that’s been around boats knows their maintenance costs didn’t stop with the COVID-19 shutdown. I’m donating all my royalties from the “HMS Comet” series in the month of October (the Navy’s Birthday) to them. Additionally, I will match the amount. So, if […]
From LinkedIn: “Yesterday I flew my final flight as a Delta Captain. My official retirement date is September 1st. 34 years, 7 months and 9 days as a Delta Pilot👨✈️. My sincerest thanks to all who made my wonderful career possible. Fair Winds and Following Seas to everyone, Steve”
Titles for numerous articles by Bob McMasters (12th Co.) and one by Mike McCrabb (8th Co.) have been added to the Professional Writings page. Bob McMasters is a Mechanical Engineering professor at Virginia Military Institute. He is a Professional Engineer with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and has published numerous articles on the subject. Because […]
From Al’s Facebook page: “Today marks the 2nd time in my life that I have retired. 21 years in the Navy and now 20 years at Southwest Airlines. I opted for the (slightly) early retirement package that was offered and am happy to know that I no longer have to live out of a suitcase! […]
Company photos and company officer photos from Second Class Year have been added to the Website under the Class History Section. The webmaster’s personal favorites were Alex Dimitrew (with Norm Hansen) and Steve Maloney’s (with Chip Jones) MeToo moments captured for posterity in 3rd and 16th Company photos, Mickey Mouse making a guest appearance in […]
For the second year in a row, there were no Class of 78 offspring in the incoming class at Navy. After having 99 offspring in every class from 2001 to 2022 except 2017 and 2020, the class is still one offspring short of breaking into three digits!