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USNA Parents Club Mission
I’m a Firstie Now
Wow, how fast time passes.
Here is MIDN 1/C Steven Doan with his parents last October during 2/C Parents Weekend. He is now a Firstie and looking forward to his last year at the US Naval Academy.
Steven is the son of current members Dzung Doan & Vanna Nguyen of Houston, Texas.
One of the most exciting and terrifying days for a young man or women. Not to mention how
the parents feel!
Here is MIDN 1/C Sydney Hemphill
3 years ago making that last walk of freedom.
Take a look below at her journey to becoming a Firstie! Sydney is the daughter of Mark & Katie
Hemphill of Houston, Texas.
BOOK your Hotel NOW!
Parents’ Weekend offers an exceptional opportunity for parents to visit with their midshipmen in the historic surroundings of the USNA. If you haven’t made plans to go see your 2/C Midshipmen, now is the time. Pictured above is MIDN 1/C Laurence Moore with his parents, current members Nathan & Darlene Moore of Seabrook, Texas. They are shown having lunch in King Hall, one of the only times during their Mids time at the USNA that outsiders are allowed into Bancroft Hall! Click here for details of the upcoming 2/C Parents’ Weekend.
2/C Parents’ Weekend
Join the Parents’ Club
Why should you join the local Parents’ Club you ask? The comradery that comes from sharing in the trials and tribulations of our children! Or maybe, You actually experienced Plebe Summer yourself and are a USNA Alumni. When you join the USNA Parents’ Club of the Texas Gulf Coast, you automatically become a member of the local Alumni Association! (See below) Pictured above are Paren’ts and Alumni at a local Houston Sports Bar watching a US Naval Academy Football Game. Join us for the time of your life!
Go Navy! Beat Army!
We can finally wear our Ring!
At this very special event, established in 1925, Second Class Mids officially receive
their class rings and have them blessed by dipping them into the “waters of the seven
seas,” a bowl of water collected from all seven seas. It is a formal affair where
the midshipmen wear their formal mess-
2016 Ring Dance
The alumni chapter extends free membership to you while you have midshipmen
at USNA. Please visit our website at the link above and choose the applicable
Parents’ club membership category (PC -
We always enjoy spotlighting the Midshipmen and their time at the Naval Academy.
We feel it is helpful to potential candidates to see pictures of Academy life and
life outside the “Yard.” It is also exciting for fellow parents to see the mids
and the various activities that they participate in. We are featuring MIDN 1/C Sydney
Hemphill from getting her hair cut prior to I-
Sydney has lived in 5 different countries and traveled to 48 countries over 7 years
of living abroad. She graduated high school in China and had 3 days to fly back before
Good luck to you Sydney during your upcoming Firstie Year. It looks like the US Navy will be getting an amazing new Ensign to carry on its traditions of protecting our shores!
“The USS Bunker Hill returned from an almost 10 month deployment on June 4, so I
went out to meet the ship. I didn't realize it when I took the photo of the Bunker
Hill coming in, but it turns out that LTJG Bowers was actually in command of the
ship as it came into port. The kid who still walks into coffee tables is now driving
LTJG Bowers is the son of current members Donald & Shawn Bowers of Manvel, Texas.
As a reminder, annual memberships must be renewed each June 30th. For questions, contact Cathy Pool at email@example.com.
Membership Benefits Include:
Birthday Gift for your Mid
Valentine’s Day Box
Membership in Houston
And getting to know all of our wonderful members who share this common bond!
Military Ball Invitation
Final Exam Cookies
Networking for your Mid
30th Annual Joint Service Academies Military Ball
Navy is hosting this year’s Military Ball on December 26, 2015 at
Moody Gardens Convention Center.
For 30 years, we have been celebrating the Midshipmen & Cadets that attend the 5 US Service Academies; USMA, USNA, USCGA, USMMA and the USAFA. These young men and women are making the choice to serve their country and this is just one way that we salute them. In order for the JSAMB to be successful, we need your support.
Invitations will be mailed on October 15, 2015 so make sure you have updated your address with your club membership rep.
If you are interested in helping, making a donation or have any questions, please
contact Tanya Eckles at 832-
Purchase your Raffle Tickets & Commemorative Items NOW! The photo slide show on
the right shows the current Raffle items; USMA, USNA, USCGA, USMMA & USAFA T-
We also have a USMA, USNA & USAFA metal Crest.
Raffle tickets $10.00 or 12 tickets for $100.00
30th Annual Challenge Coins $10.00 Lapel Pins $5.00
CLICK on the photo to see FOR SALE items