Fourteen years ago, we left the Yard to begin (or continue!) our service. Amazing how the time flies! It's almost time to start thinking about the…
15 Year Reunion
Following last year's survey of the class – thank you again to all participants – we decided to maintain course and speed with a traditional Fall reunion centered around a football game in Annapolis. Mark your calendars for October 20-22, 2017. It's homecoming, though Navy's opponent has not yet been announced. We have a great rate for a block of rooms at the Historic Inns of Annapolis; call (800) 847-8822 to book.
Still plenty of work, obviously, so if you'd like to be involved in planning or execution please email Kate (Kranz) Jordan.
On Veterans Day 2015 the Class donated $2002 to One Summit. Visit their site to join the mailing list, and stop by their Facebook page to see the wonderful and inspiring results of their work with children battling cancer.
On Veterans Day 2014 the Class donated $2002 to Run To Honor. On Memorial Day they will host a virtual, world-wide run to honor our lost shipmates. Tag your run in Instagram with #RunToHonor or upload it to their Facebook page. Visit runtohonor.com/rth16 for a full history and live-updating collection of the photos.
"Cyber" is the big word on the Yard lately. Groundbreaking on the new cyber building is in October; the design includes other engineering facilities, a SCIF, and an auditorium. Class of '02 + 14 graduates the first cyber studies majors, and all midshipmen are now required to take two cyber classes. Perhaps more importantly, a 2-level parking garage is being constructed near the officer's club and Warden Field. The Supe is also focused on expanding international programs; goal is 500 international training opportunities each year.
Class Financial Update
The Class has approximately $6,400 in cash and assets, with no liabilities and very limited recurring expenses.
Remember to use our affiliate link http://usna2002.org/a before adding an item to your cart at Amazon. Since late 2012 the Class has earned over $3,400 from the affiliate program.
The All-Academy Challenge begins on June 1st. The service academy with the most participation (as a percentage of alumni) wins. Last year's challenge raised over $3M.
SHIPMATE and Social Media
We hope all is well for you and your families. Go Navy, and Go '02!
Josh, Pat, Kate, Cari, John, Chad, & Charlie