SHIPMATE September 2016

REUNION UPDATE: Mark your calendars for October 20-22, 2017 for USNA Homecoming and our 2002 15-Year Reunion! Our class room block is at Historic Inns of Annapolis (www.historicinnsofannapolis.com), call 1-800-847-8882 to book your room early!

Plan for a day of homecoming events, class memorial service, and a casual happy hour on Friday and a football game and family tailgater on Saturday.

Please e-mail Kate (katherine.kranz@2002.usna.com) if you’d like to help with the planning or execution of the reunion.

A few updates from our classmates from sea to sea:

Josh Welle dropped in on Chad Summe and his family this summer, got a selfie! Lookin’ good crew!

Last summer, Matt Wright, wife Caitlin and family, and John Merchant, wife Marjorie (’03) and family moved into the same neighborhood.  The adults and kids became fast friends - they attended many Navy football games, enjoyed the kid's soccer games together, and did some DTA exploring.  Matt is a MH-60S pilot currently serving on the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, Marjorie received her Masters from Boston College and is a pediatric nurse practitioner, and John completed his MBA from MIT Sloan and works for the Boston Consulting Group. 

   
  
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   Marjorie Merchant, Caitlin Wright

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   Anderson Wright, Olivia Merchant, Grace Wright, Connor Merchant

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Elizabeth Vary played in a polo tournament in July at Honolulu Polo Club and one of her ponies won "Best Playing Pony." She ran into Makani Christensen ('03 and a former candidate for US Senate!) at the tournament. 


Wishing everyone a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season…as always our thoughts and prayers go out to all those separated from family - standing the watch, keeping our nation safe.

We’ll be back in 2017!

Fair Winds and Following Seas,
Josh, Pat, Kate, Cari, Chad, Charlie, John