Alan Jaquith rebuilds homes damaged by Hurricane Florence

I’m back from helping rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Florence (yes, Florence from Sept 2018!). Many homes are still unlivable three years later! I worked with a great team of volunteers with Baptists on Mission for a few days this week. This home is a new build, replacing the one that was condemned after the …

Don Schneider (18th Co.) needs your prayers!

From Vince Balderrama on Facebook: Don Schneider’s daughter, Ruby, is asking for help with prayers for him as he goes through his most recent renal issues. Don’s a tough cookie but can always use some help. ’78’s prayers have a way of helping to ease things and in some instances, work miracles, so please start …

Kevin Olsen’s (15th Co.) obituary added to his memorial page

Kevin Roy Olsen Kevin Roy Olsen, 65, of Fredericksburg, Virginia passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Mary Washington Hospital. Born on March 6, 1956 in Racine, Wisconsin to Roy and Elizabeth Olsen. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy, Class of 1978. Upon graduation, he served as First Lieutenant in USS KING …

Passing of Harry M. Woods (9th Co.)

Dear Classmates, Brothers, Family and Friends, October has been a very rough month for our ’78 family. Once more, we are saddened to inform you of the loss of one of our brothers, Harry Woods (9th Co). Some of you have already heard the news that Harry passed away in San Diego, CA, on Monday, …

Called to Serve: A World Above—A Discussion with USNA’s Astronauts

A World Above: A Virtual Discussion with USNA’s AstronautsIn three flights, CAPT Frank Culbertson, Jr. ’71, USN (Ret.), logged 144 days in space. CAPT Wendy Lawrence ’81, USN (Ret.), spent 51 days in space over four trips. CAPT Robert Curbeam ’84, USN (Ret.), is a veteran of three space flights totaling more than 37 days.Naval …

John Skogsberg Retires from Delta Airlines

Teresa Skogsberg posted on Facebook: “After 42 years in aviation, John flew his retirement flight Sunday, October 3, from Amsterdam to Detroit. Six years were spent flying in the Navy including time as a Tophatter (The Oldest and the Boldest!). He flew, among others, his favorite the F-14 and trained at Topgun (Navy Fighter Weapons …

Passing of Kevin Olsen (15th CO)

Classmates, With heavy heart I must report that last Wednesday, September 29, Kevin Olsen (15th CO) passed away following a long illness.  There will be a funeral service on October 8 at 3:00 pm at Ferry Farm Baptist Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia (1 Westmoreland Drive, Fredericksburg), and a brief reception will be held at the church …

7th Co. Seadogs get together in Nye, Montana

From Lloyd Prince’s Facebook page: 7th Co. Seadog get together in Nye, MT. Highlight of our trip: a four hour tour of the Sibanye Stillwater Mine, the only active palladium & platinum mine in North America! Here we are miles inside a mountain. Lots of adult beverages were served that weekend to us ‘miners’ after …