It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Sign up to cheer on Navy with the Alumni Association! Registration for our bus trip up to Philly and our tailgate is now available.
8 December 2018
3 p.m. Kick-off
Lincoln Financial Field
Coverage on CBS
Alumni Association Tailgate
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join the Alumni Association for the best tailgate of the season! We are indoors with heat, bathrooms, hot food and an open bar at the Wells Fargo Center, walking distance from Lincoln Financial Field.
Alumni Association Bus Trip
Departs at 8:15 a.m.
Skip the hassle of driving into the city and let us do it for you. Our bus trip leaves from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis and brings you to the Wells Fargo Center and back again. Ride in style on our comfortable buses complete with trivia, prizes and Navy spirit. Unfortunately, no one-way discounted bus tickets are available.
Tailgate and Bus Combo Ticket
Sign up for both and save! Guests receive discounted tickets when purchasing both the bus and tailgate.
Sign up now and save with early bird pricing until 31 October. After this date, all prices will increase by $5. Registration closes on 1 December at 12 a.m. No refunds will be issued after this time. Registration may close sooner if the tailgate or buses sell out.
The Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial Committee
Observance of National Flag Day
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Patriotic Music begins at 9:30 am, Ceremony at 10:00 am
at the Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial
Washington Square Park, Pershing and Main Streets, Kansas City, MO
Jamie Fraser-Loria, Captain, USN, Keynote Speaker
Mark Alford, WDAF Fox 4, Master of Ceremonies
The American Legion Band, Heather Pickett Conducting
Korean Choir of Greater Kansas City
Parking in the west lots of the Liberty Memorial
Military Vehicle Display by Kansas City Military Collectors Club
Flag drop off at area Dignity Memorial Providers of Kansas City
American Legion Posts in Greater Kansas City
Follow us on Facebook: @MKWVM
22 April, Sunday – 1730 – Celebrating Our Military History
The graduate associations of the three service academies (USNA, West Point, and USAFA) of Kansas City are inviting you to a dinner celebrating the history of our military, our country and its heroes. We will be featuring three great presentations at this event:
A short history of the Air Force Academy in honor of its founding on 1 April 1954
A great presentation of the history of the American Flag presented by the Heroes of ’76, National Sojourners Association, Chapter 154, Ft. Leavenworth
Video presentation of and personal comments by PFC John Roberts, WWII veteran of the 101st Airborne, who parachuted into the famous Market Garden operation and then fought in the Battle of the Bulge
Location:Hereford House, 5001 Town Center, Leawood, KS 66211 (913-327-0800)
Please note that this is a joint service academies event to which graduates of all the service academies, parents of service academy cadets and graduates, military veterans, supporters of the military and guests are all invited. We look forward to seeing you there and celebrating our military’s and country’s histories.
Speaker: None. To get your personal input on 2018 possible plans and activities: regular monthly or quarterly luncheons, golf against West Point and Air Force, other joint service academy events, Fall USNA founders day dinner, getting local chapter 501c3 non-profit status, football watch parties, Royals game, Memorial weekend Sunday concert @ Union Station and joint dinner like 2017, possible fly away to Notre Dame game in San Diego on 10/27 or SMU game in Dallas on 9/22 (hotel, tickets) etc. Treasury report.
RSVP: Bob Culler by February 24 firstname.lastname@example.org or text to 913 488-6319. The room upstairs seats 12 comfortably so please RSVP in case I need to move us to a larger room. Thanks.
Fellow KC Alumni:
I know this is very late notice but if anybody wants to escape your own man or woman caves this afternoon and watch the Navy SMU game on Veterans Day November 11, a few of us KC alumni are informally gathering down at the Granfalloon Bar and Grill down at the Country Club Plaza around 2:00 PM. I don’t have a room reserved or anything formal. So wear something with Navy on it so we can recognize you.
Here is the address: It is facing Brush Creek just beside Plaza III Restaurant.
The Granfalloon Restaurant And Bar
608 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112
The game is on TV on the CBS Sports Network at 2:30 PM.
Families are invited to a new type of event for us. Don’t miss this fun time to get to know each other.
Date: Saturday, 23 September 2017
Time: 1200 hrs (Noon) until closing
Location: KCWineCo Winery at 13875 South Gardner Rd, Olathe, KS 66061 (on Gardner Rd between 135th and 151 St)
1) Bring your own picnic basket for your family.
2) Huge Smores, soft drinks, water and KCWineCo wine are available for purchase on site.
3) Picnic tables will be available; however, lawn blankets should be brought just in case we run short of tables.
3) The Vineyard Olympics yard games for the family and kids will be available; AF-Army-Navy competition is welcomed.
4) Bring your own yard games (i.e. Badminton, etc.) as well.
5) Bring cameras and bug spray – it is the country.
6) KCWineco is owned and operated by fellow USAFA graduate Kirk Berggren (’86) and his family. Kirk is making a special effort for this event on behalf of our service academy associations. Make sure you enjoy a bottle of one of the many wines KCWineco is now producing.
Invitees:Members of the associations of graduates from all service academies, former military veterans and military members, members of the parents’ club of cadets, and family members. Don’t forget the kids too. Parents of prospective midshipmen (cadets) are also invited as well as the candidate him/herself.
Cautionary Note: The winery and vineyards are open for viewing but this is a working operations. It does have barbed wire, poison ivy and an unfenced pond outside of the customer area. So monitoring of children is absolutely mandatory to prevent them from getting into areas that are off limits and not safe.
RSVP: Please send a count of those in your family to gshuey@tensortech by Wednesday, 20 September. Navy please copy email@example.com
See You there.
Gregory N. Shuey
President, Kansas City Association of Graduates of the Air Force Academy
As we all know, the Houston area and the greater Gulf region continues to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, while the Caribbean U.S. Territories, Florida and much of the Southeast U.S. are being impacted by Hurricane Irma.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by these destructive hurricanes, and with those who are lending their efforts and personal resources to rescue and recovery operations.
Our Alumni Association staff has reached out to chapters and clubs in the affected areas and will continue to support their efforts. The Texas Gulf Coast Chapter and Foundation has been particularly engaged with outreach programs in that area, especially those focused on veterans, service members and their families. Additional information on how to lend your support to those initiatives is available here.
We will continue to use our website and social media tools to share information and connect our alumni, members and friends. Additionally, we will use our communications tools, including Shipmate magazine, to share stories of our active duty and volunteer alumni who have worked in recovery efforts. We encourage you to read the Letter from the President from the September-October issue which went to press recently and will be delivered at the end of this month.
The Navy, Marine Corps and Naval Academy family is a global one, and natural disasters in any part of the world hit close to home. We will continue to monitor conditions and developments in regions affected by these storms and look for ways to connect alumni and other members of our community eager to help. We encourage you, your classmates and members to lend a hand when possible to those communities in need, and to let us know about related initiatives your classes and chapters are supporting.
ADM Robert J. Natter ’67, USN (Ret.)
Chairman U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association Board of Trustees
Byron F. Marchant ’78
President and CEO U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation
U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association
247 King George Street, Annapolis, MD 21402
(410) 295-4000 | www.usna.com
On July 15 at Dub’s Dread Golf Club in Kansas City, KS, the USNA Alumni Association, Greater KC Metro Chapter, showed support for the American Fallen Warrior Memorial Foundationin Kansas City, MO. AFWMF is attempting to get support and funding for a national memorial to be built for fallen soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines from the War on Terror and Gulf War.