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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 -
30th Annual Joint Service Academies Military Ball
Navy is hosting this year’s Military Ball on December 26, 2015 at
Moody Gardens Convention Center.
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.
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.
The JSAMB Committee has been meeting monthly since January 2015 to plan for this
year’s Military Ball. We are working on exciting raffle items, like the T-
If you are interested in helping, making a donation or have any questions, please
contact Tanya Eckles at 832-
We also have a Facebook page that you can ask to join, to get the latest updates and to share your Military Ball photos. This page is open to all family and friends of the Texas Gulf Coast area that support the 5 US Service Academies. Please take a look and join us to support all of our Midshipmen and Cadets.
**We will have specific raffle items for each Academy that will be advertised as they become available.**
For many years, families of midshipmen from our area have been meeting as the USNA Parents’ Club of Texas Gulf Coast. There are many dozens of such parents’ clubs across the country, and ours is consistently recognized by the USNA administration as among the very best at supporting the mission of the Academy. Our ties to the local Alumni Association, the Blue & Gold officers and recent graduates keep us connected to affairs on the Yard and in the Fleet.
Being a parent of a midshipman can demand much time, patience and understanding.
And because mids are US Navy personnel, strict military discipline and regulations
complicate every detail of their lives. Providing appropriate encouragement and
advice can be pivotal for your mid’s success at the Academy. The Parents’ Club offers
you support, tips, knowledge and friendship to help you provide effective support
for your mid -
As a reminder, annual memberships must be renewed each June 30th. For questions, contact Mamie White 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