Three books by Bill Clark (15th Co.) added to the website

Three new books by Bill Clark (15th Co.) have been added to the Class Authors pages. The books, 1001 Energy Tips: Save Energy, Save Money – Save Planet Earth (2021), Electrical Design Guide for Commercial Buildings (1998) and Retrofitting for Energy Conservation (1997). All are available on Amazon. Bill is our 16th published author that we …

Bob DeStafney (14th Co.) recognized by Pensacola Blue Wahoos as Military Hero of the Month

Bob DeStafney, a third generation Marine, served his country in the United States Marine Corps. After graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1978, he received his commission and began his career as a 2nd Lieutenant. He quickly took on many roles, including working as a Rifle Platoon Commander and a Nuclear Weapons Security …

2021 CAPT William E. Yeager Award for Excellence in International Security Cooperation Training and Education Programs Awarded

It’s that special time of year again at Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity (NETSAFA) in Pensacola where we honor Bill Yeager’s legacy as a former NETSAFA CO. The 2021 recipient of the CAPT William E. Yeager Award for Excellence in International Security Cooperation Training and Education Programs is Mr. Ed Leven. Ed …

Tim McGee uses familiar formula for success in winning Don Backe Memorial Regatta

By BILL WAGNERCAPITAL GAZETTE  JUN 27, 2021 AT 10:18 AM Tim McGee made history last August when he and a crew of former Naval Academy sailors captured the 14th annual CRAB Cup. It marked the first time one of Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating’s Beneteau First 22A sloops were overall winner of the pursuit race. McGee stuck with the …

A Naval Academy grad kept a love for art alive through a Navy career. Now, her art’s on display at the academy museum.

By HOPE KAHNCAPITAL GAZETTE |JUN 24, 2021 AT 5:28 AM A nervous Kristin Cronic discovered Pete Souza’s collection of plebe summer photographs in 2007 right before she embarked on her Naval Academy journey. Souza’s black-and-white photos, which captured raw moments like detailers screaming at plebes and the meticulous craft of making a rack, helped showed Cronic what to expect …

Passing of Julie Young (John 4th Co.)

Classmates, Sadly I want to let you know that our classmate John Young (4th CO) lost his wife, Julie, to metastatic breast cancer on June 18.  A vigil service will be held on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at 6pm at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, 7405 W. Northwest Hwy, Dallas, Texas. (www.Sparkman-Hillcrest.com) and a funeral mass will be held on …

John Kurowski (11th Co.) response featured in Shipmate

In the Clear the Deck section of the March – April 2021 issue of Shipmate, John Kurowski’s (11th Co.) response to the question regarding the best advice they had received from mentors, their predecessors at the Academy, faculty and their peers in the fleet was published: Pick A Ship That Needs HelpThe best advice came …