All Hands on Deck for a Busy March!

All Area Alumni –
Sometimes we control the calendar and sometimes it controls us.  March is a mixture of both phenomena, but it adds up to a busy month for your USNA community.  We wanted to give you a heads up on all the exciting events ahead for your participation –
Wednesday, 4 March (1800-1930) – Monthly chapter meeting – Tate’s Pizza, West Shore Blvd, Tampa
Sunday, 8 March (1200-1500) – Candidate Information Picnic, Picnic Island Park in south Tampa.  See the chapter website to sign up (no cost).    We time this event to coincide with USNA spring  break, so  we get several current Midshipmen (hopefully including members of the USNA Parachute Team) to attend and “recruit”.  We need max alumni to do the same, plus grilling and event support.  Come on out – free food included!
Thursday, 12 March (1900-2100) – The USNA Glee Club will perform a concert at Hyde Park United Methodist Church, 500 W. Platt St., Tampa.  The Glee Club is spending their spring break in Florida, and is coming over from Orlando for this one-night special event.  No charge – come on out for an inspiring evening of music.  The public is invited – bring your family, friends, and neighbors!
12-15 March – The Players’ Championship Golf Tournament, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – the tournament sponsors are offering free and discounted tickets to veterans for this prestigious golf tournament.  Steve Swift sent out sign-up information within the last few days.
Saturday, 28 March – All Service Academy Lightning Game – we will be leading the charge to attend the Lightning versus the New York Rangers with Army (and Air Force if they send anyone) alumni.  Looks like $104 for the ticket and all you can eat and drink for 2 hours before the start of the game.  Save the date and look for reservation info shortly.  If you know you are in now – please send your confirmation to Steve Swift at
And as long as you have your calendar out, please note 7 May – the date of the annual Army-Navy golf match.  We will return to the Vinoy Golf Club in St. Pete to retain the championship trophy.  Sign-u[ info will be available well  before the event.
So mark your calendar and join your shipmates for fun and service.  We look forward to seeing you.  BEAT ARMY!
Chris Heath ‘72
Chapter President

Picnic Details and Signup / USNA Summer Seminar / More

Active Alumni –
fyi – below at bottom on how to get Free Tix for Military for the TPC in Jax.
Also  – see attached for our annual Information Day Picnic on March 8th in South Tampa!    Sign up is at this link:    
Lastly Naval Academy Summer Seminar (NASS) is open for Juniors – please see the link here for details!    
The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar is the first step in navigating your future to becoming one of our nation’s next generation of leaders.  
If you are currently in your junior year of high school and considering the Naval Academy as your college of choice, we strongly recommend you consider applying to Summer Seminar. Summer Seminar will introduce you to life at the Academy, where you will experience first-class academic, athletic, and professional training at the #1 public college in the U.S.* (Top 25 Public College in the U.S. 2017, Forbes). Your Summer Seminar application will also serve as a preliminary application to the Academy that you will complete before or during your senior year.

You will live in Bancroft Hall, experience life on The Yard and learn from some of our best midshipmen and most esteemed faculty.

MAY 30- JUNE 4
JUNE 6 – 11
JUNE 13 – 18

THE PLAYERS is once again proud to continue its policy of providing free or affordable access to the tournament for men and women of the U.S. Armed Services. All Active Duty, Military Retirees, Military Reserve, National Guard, and military spouses, along with dependents, will receive complimentary admission to the tournament all week. Veterans also have the opportunity to purchase up to two (2) discounted tickets per day.

Below is the link to TPC Military Tickets

All you need to know follows below.

Join your Shipmates in this week of great golf and offerings from The Players and Birdies for the Brave!


2020 Annual USNA Information Day Picnic

The United States Naval Academy Admissions Office in conjunction with the Tampa Bay Alumni Chapter and Tampa Bay Parents’ Association cordially invite you and your parents to a picnic and ongoing information session about the Naval Academy and its application processes.

On hand will be Officers from the Admissions Office, local Naval Academy Information Officers (Blue & Gold Officers), Naval Academy Alumni, Midshipmen, and Parents of Midshipmen to answer any and all questions about the Naval Academy (and NROTC). We also may have on hand local Congressional Staff to provide info on the Congressional Nomination Process for USNA.







Location: Picnic Island Park – Shelter #TBD at 7404 Picnic Island Boulevard

Dress is Picnic Casual – shorts, sandals, etc.

Register here.