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New Mexico Chapter to gather at Fox & Hound in Albuquerque for Navy's Bowl Game vs. Louisiana Tech:  Friday, 23 Dec at 2:30 pm MT
News from the Yard
  • Controversy:  Fifth-year seniors at service academies.  Feinstein's article [plus reader comments] here.  
  • Navy defeats Notre Dame in Jax:  Coach Niumatalolo ties Coach Wayne Hardin's record from the '60s - video highlights here
  • Keenan Reynolds provides this Thanks, Navy! letter - outstanding young man! 
  • Keenan Reynolds is named co-winner of the Sullivan Award for best college athlete!   What records!  What an outstanding representative of the Naval Academy!   Thanks to all who voted for him!   Read the story here (Navy Sports) and here (ESPN) and here (NBC Sports)!
  • For Navy Spirit video, "Naptown Funk," view here.  [An all-mid take-off on the Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars video "Uptown Funk" which can be seen here.] 
  • For briefing (PowerPoint as PDF) on USNA Cyber Warfare program (and new building), view here.
  • For International Chapter Officers Forum (see right hand side for assorted briefings) at USNA, view here
  • For Google+ collection of latest [current! many!] photos from the yard, view here
  • For video of the flyover by the Blue Angels for Class of 2015, view here.   
  • For photos of the Ring Dance for Class of 2016, view here.
  • For the statistics on the Class of 2018, view here.  
  • Here is the latest USNA Newsletter and Parent Event Calendar  (for Chapters, Parents Clubs, Blue & Gold Officers)
News from the Chapter

Doug MeintsWelcome, Doug Meints '77!  Christine Hoaglund informs us that Douglas Meints, Class of '77, has recently moved to Albuquerque and has joined our Chapter of the alumni association.  Douglas, aka Doug or "Psycho" (there is a story behind that) and is currently living on Eagle Ranch Road in Albuquerque.  Doug grew up as a Navy Junior in Japan and California, and graduated high school in Tacoma, WA.  Between 1979 and 1983, he flew as navaigator off the USS Constellation and USS Ranger with Fleet Air Recon Squadron One.  See his full bio here.  The Board is pleased to add Doug to our Chapter roll.  Welcome aboard!

Welcome, Tom McLean '53!  Mark Schaefer let us know that Thomas McLean, Class of '53, has recently moved to Albuquerque and would like to join the alumni association.  The Board is getting Tom added to the roll and the emails for the New Mexico chapter.  Ask Christine or Mark for Tom's email address, and phone number.  His career was Air Force and he worked at the Air Force Institute of Technology, retired after 22 years, and then became an ME instructor and eventually chair of the ME department at UTEP.   Please welcome Tom across the border into New Mexico and to our Alumni Chapter!

Financial Assistance:  The Naval Academy Summer Programs include STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and NASS (Summer Seminar) programs.  About 50 of the 300 kids accepted into the programs from throughout the US have requested financial assistance. During the summer of 2016, your Chapter provided $150 to help offset travel expenses for each of four New Mexico youngsters who have requested some assistance with attending these activities:  two from Albuquerque, one from Dulce, and one from Las Cruces.  Your dues at work!  ... and Bravo Zulu to all attendees!   

Christine's notes from ICOF 2016:  

At the Chapter Picnic on Sunday, June 5th 2016 from 1300 to 1700 at the Kiwanis picnic shelter inside the Elena Gallegos Open Space in Albuquerque, Chapter President Christine Hoagland delivered a presentation on the gathering of the Alumni Chapter representatives in Annapolis in April 2016.  Her detailed notes are here.  

Last Call:  Allen R. Ruth, Class of 1959 (12th Company) passed away on Sunday, 1 May 2016.  Al and his wife Ellen lived in Pensacola, FL but made frequent trips to Albuquerque to visit their daughter Lani Ruth McCarson, and had joined us for several of our Chapter events, including one of our June Picnics.  The couple had recently returned from an extensive cruise through the Suez Canal, visiting Dubai and Israel along the way.  They were traveling by car from their home in Pensacola back to Albuquerque when Al suffered a massive heart attack during their stop on Sunday in Texas.  

Al's memorial service was held on Saturday, June 4th at St Chad's Episcopal Church, 7171 Tennyson St. NE.

Al's Last Call entry is here.  

Chapter e-mails:  Many of our New Mexico Alumni have NOT been receiving emails from the USNA AA MAIN SERVER in Annapolis.  The Chapter is going to this more efficient way to send our members email messages.    In order to get the emails, which are originated by the Chapter Board, but go thru the Academy server, you MUST REGISTER your email address and desires.  For instructions on how to do this, please check here.  

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2016 Chapter Officers
  Profiles of Chapter Officers are linked at right:  
Christine Hoaglund '97 505-771-8977 bio
Scott Kraus '73
Joe McGuire '68 505-857-9679
Ken Fladager  '78 505-506-9284 bio
Hank Schwartz '62 505-286-8934bio
Casey Jones '60
Mike Blackledge '63 505-294-6030bio
DirectorHerb Richter, '59505-298-9735
Blue & Gold OfficerDick Dommers '62575-434-8735La Luz, NM
Parents Club PresidentJeanette Harris

Our fiscal year is 1 Oct through 30 Sept. Chapter Treasurer's Report
Latest Annual Report:here,  [compare with 2012 here]

Approved (2006) By-Laws:
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Chapter By-Laws  2006
  Contact Officers with your suggestions for Chapter activities or event locations.
2016 Chapter Events 
5 June 2016
  1 pm
Kiwanis Reservation AreaChapter Picnic at Elena Gallegos Recreation Area, Kiwanis Shelter (take Simms Road to east, about 1 mile North of Montgomery on Tramway).  Potluck and Cater. Christine reported on ICOF.  Chapter provided fried and barbeque chicken and soft drinks. $10/couple.  Wine will be available on a 'self-serve, self-pay' basis.  Attendees brought a sidedish or a dessert.  Our seventh annual Chapter Picnic at this site!
Christine presented a summation of the ICOF 2016 gathering.  Her notes are here. 
 17 June 2016
  6-9 pm
Welcome Aboard Class of 2020!    The New Mexico USNA Parents Club will be hosting a Bar-B-Que on Onate at the home of Youngster Maggie Guetersloh, 2019.  See this flyer for details; RSVP directly to Jeanette Harris.    
1 Oct 2016
Navy-Air Force Game (from Colorado Springs)Kick-off the run for the CINC Trophy!    Navy has won the trophy 9 times in the past 11 years.  Tough loss for Navy this year.
5 Nov
Navy-Notre Dame Game (from Jacksonville, FL)4th Victory in 52 years!    Coach Niumatalolo now has three wins over Notre Dame:  2009, 2010, and 2016.   How is this possible?  Because he goes for the WIN!  On 4th downs!   See highlights here.  
12 Dec 2016
1 pm
Army-Navy Game (from Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium).  Excellent game, with Navy coming back to score 17 unanswered points to open the Second Half before Army scores to win, 21-17.  Recap of the game here.  And see some great Spirit Videos here and here and here
23 Dec 2016

2:30 pm
Armed Forces Bowl (from Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth).  Navy vs Louisiana Tech from Conference USA.   New Mexico Alumni and Fans to gather at the Fox and Hound Sports Bar to the West off the Jefferson Exit from I-25 

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Chapter Corporation Report with Secretary of State, New Mexico [May 2014]

Beat Army        The American Athletic Conference
Opening against the Fordham Rams on Sept 3 and the UConn Huskies on Sept 10, 2016 in Annapolis.
Big wins this season:  
goal-line stand heroics to defeat UConn; upsetting #6 U of Houston at Annapolis;
going for it to defeat Notre Dame in Jacksonville, FL  
Navy's 2016 football schedule

Click on the links (below) to find the real Navy gouge    (suggested by Former Chapter President John Kennard): - USNI sponsored SWO-centric blog - Otherwise known as "The stupid shall be punished".  This blog is for submariners. It is being retired, and if not replaced this link will be deleted. - Commentary on current Navy topics. - Otherwise known as "I like the cut of his jib." Musings, leadership tidbits and quotes posted by a retired Navy Captain (really just a high performing 2nd Class Petty Officer) who hung up his uniform a bit too early (even at 30 years) 

The former Prez suggests:  "Take a look at all four websites, especially after something hits the press.  Sailor Bob is particularily insightful and usually someone within two degrees of separation from the incident can shed some light.  I haven't found a good aviation blog since Neptunus Lex's passing.  You can try   
The Duffel Blog, is a satirical news website that has been catching the eyes of Pentagon leaders lately."

Wounded Warriors Project:  A legal scam.  See story here.

Air Warrior Courage Foundation:  Getting the $$$ directly to projects for the wounded.  
See story here.
USS Bataan - 1    real Bataan
2014 March Meeting Chapter Board
Your Board, Past and Present:  On Saturday, 22 March  2014, Chapter Vice President Scott Kraus '73 hosted a meeting of the New Mexico Chapter's new Officers and Board of Directors at his home in Albuquerque.  The board considered Chapter website issues, upcoming social events, and fall football game sports bar gatherings.  
pictured standing L-R:   New Mexico Chapter Board members Herb Richter '59, Mike Blackledge '63, John Kennard '93 (President), Christine Hoaglund '97, Barry Howard '58, & Scott Kraus '73 (Vice President).  Seated L-R are Joe McGuire '68 (Secretary), Keith "Casey" Jones '60, and Ken Fladager '78 (Treasurer).  

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