News, Events & More
Welcome Class of 2023 & 2024
Thank you to all our families that came out on Saturday 6/22/19 for the annual Hail & Farewell Luncheon! MS has six appointees that will start their plebe year Thursday. Two will enter NAPS in Newport, RI and one will attend The Naval Academy Foundation Prep School at Greystone for a total of NINE we welcome into the Naval Academy Family from Mississippi. We wish the Classes of 2023 and 2024 all the best and hope they have a fun and exciting roller coaster ride with no terrifying plunges. The Parents Club also voted for the new 2019-2020 board members and we welcome the Scribner family (class of 2022) and Currie family (class of 2023) thank you for volunteering and keeping the parents club running . We wish our 2019 all the best as they join the fleet and start their Navy/Marine Corps careers. We are proud of all our Mississippi Midshipman and Officers and thank each one of them for their service. Fair winds and following seas.
Go Navy!⚓💙💛 Class of 2023 Appointees Sewell, Rowan, Currie and Pierce
Congressman Trent Kelly Academy Day
Congressman Trent Kelly will sponsor his annual Military Academy Day on Saturday August 24, 2019 in Oxford, MS at Jackson Center on campus. Click the flyer below for more information.
Congressman Steven M. Palazzo Fourth District of Mississippi
Presents: Academy Day 2019 Saturday, September 7, 2019 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Academy Day 2019
Saturday, September 7th, 2019
8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (Registration 8:00– 8:30 a.m.)
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Hospitality Resort Management Center
420 Debuys Road, Biloxi, Mississippi
Meet representatives from the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy and Army, Navy & Air Force ROTC’s from around the region.
For more information contact
Leslie Churchwell at
Military Academy Day; April 6th, 2019
Congressman Guest’s Academy Day 2019 at Madison Central High School was a great success. Thanks to the combined efforts of the Naval Academy and West Point Military Academy parents clubs we were able to supply snacks to all our candidates, students and their families. Thank you to all the parents who donated snack items and special thanks to Michelle Smothers (mother of Midshipman Fridge ’20) for the wonderful Navy parents presentation table. Good luck to all the Class of 2023 Candidates!
Class of 2021 2/C Parent Weekend
Class of 2021 2/C Parent Weekend will be Friday 13 September to Sunday 15 September in Annapolis and the 2/C Parent weekend website will be updated with all the details by USNA in the next few days, please bookmark this website for updates and the official schedule when released. Naval Academy 2/C Weekend: https://www.usna.edu/2CParentsWeekend/
Dark Ages Care Packages
To help our Midshipmen beat the Dark Ages (really cold, dreary northern weather) the USNA MS Parents’ Club mailed out care packages to our Mississippi Midshipmen and NAPS Appointees this week. They each received a $25.00 gift card to Chipotle Mexican Grill, pralines, moon pies, chocolate coins, and Mardi Gras beads. We hope our southern Midshipmen are staying warm in the northeast with the crazy polar vortex that has us all in its grip right now. Thank you to the parents who join the club you make it possible to send care packages to all our Mids. Just five more weeks until SPRING BREAK for our Midshipmen. We hope they all enjoyed a bit of Mardi Gras!
December 28, 2018 Christmas Dinner
The USNA Parents’ Club of MS hosted the annual Christmas Dinner with 95 people in attendance at Table 100 in Flowood, MS. Present were 13 Midshipmen, 14 Candidates to include one from the Naval Academy Preparatory School and two from other Foundation schools, and their families. We presented US Flags flown over the United States Capital on the Navy’s Birthday in their honor to our First Class Midshipmen in attendance. We also presented Lt. Governor Proclamations to the Second Class Midshipmen for signing their 2 for 7 commitment to the US Navy or Marine Corps (two more years of school and 5 years of service). We celebrated our Midshipmen and our NAPS and Foundation Candidates that were in attendance and were able to give each Midshipman a small gift. It is wonderful to be able to get together and get to know each other better. The Parents’ Club hopes everyone who was able to attend had a wonderful evening.
Special guests in attendance included Steve Guyton from Congressman Guest’s office, Bruce Proctor, David Carter and Lake Ellis, Blue & Gold Officers, and Robert Smith from Congressman Guest’s Office. We hope to see everyone at the next gathering.
Happy New Year!
“Don’t Give Up The Ship” Parent gathering
The Mississippi Parents Club hosted our first “Don’t Give Up The Ship” gathering hosted by the Garbo family (class of 2019) on Sunday. It was a wonderful afternoon getting to know each other better and share our journey as Mid parents. We look forward to seeing everyone December 28, 2018 at the annual Christmas Dinner. Go Navy!
Parent Club Officer Conference
The 26th Annual Naval Academy Parent Club Officer Conference will be held at the Naval Academy in Annapolis in September of 2018.
For details such as registration and agenda, please visit the USNA Parents Club website: 2018 PCOC.
Parent Club Meeting
The meeting of the local USNA Parents’ Club of Mississippi was held on June 9, 2018. The annual Hail & Farewell Luncheon was held at Mama Hamil’s, 751 US-51, Madison, MS 39110. We had a wonderful time meeting the class of 2022 and our NAPS/Foundation Appointees. There were 46 of us in attendance; we are a small but mighty bunch of proud Mississippi families.
We will have our next meeting in December date and time to be announced so stay tuned. We look forward to seeing everyone in December!