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– Beat ECU 2019 Tailgater!

Posted: 9/10/2019

Click here to get all the gouge and register.

A few reminders:

Tickets: you don’t need no stinking tickets to come to your tailgater! Come hang out and drink some beers and break some bread with classmates you haven’t seen in years!

Want to Volunteer? We could always use volunteers for food / menu planning / selection, heavy lifting (set up and shut down), etc., but – again – what’s most important is that you come.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER TO COME! It just helps us plan, but we always have stragglers and we always plan for stragglers.

Donations: Just donate whatever you want, nothing, or in kind. What’s most important is that you join us! We’re bringing beer, wine, soft drinks, water, coffee, tea, and a few odds and ends, so there’s no need to bring drinks along!

If there’s a chance you might come, please click here and register by Thursday night so that we can start buying food on Friday!

Beat The Pirates!

Ingar


– Beat Holy Cross 2019 Tailgater!

Posted: 8/28/2019

Click here to get all the gouge and register.

Our theme is standard tailgater fare of hamburgers and hotdogs. so if you’re a “foodie” and would like to help us with the menu, please let me know at igrev@1989.usna.com.

A colleague in the bourbon business told me that he’s going to bring some fine bottles along for us to enjoy, so don’t miss it!

A few reminders:

Tickets: you don’t need no stinking tickets to come to your tailgater! Come hang out and drink some beers and break some bread with classmates you haven’t seen in years!

Want to Volunteer? We could always use volunteers for heavy lifting (set up and shut down) but – again – what’s most important is that you come.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER TO COME! It just helps us plan, but we always have stragglers and we always plan for stragglers.

Donations: Just donate whatever you want, nothing, or in kind. What’s most important is that you join us! We’re bringing beer, wine, soft drinks, water, coffee, tea, and a few odds and ends, so there’s no need to bring drinks along!

If there’s a chance you might come, please click here and register by Thursday night so that we can start buying food on Friday!

Beat The Crusaders!

Ingar


– Retirement-Palooza Update

Posted: 4/24/2019

Posted on behalf of CAPT Edwin Henderson ’89

Final gouge on Retirementpalooza:

  • ALL classmates are welcome to attend – no invitation necessary!
  • 1400, 31 May 2019, Mahan Hall. A cake and punch reception will follow in Dahlgren on the Class of ’53 deck;
  • Walking/carpooling encouraged since parking is tight and not guaranteed. A shuttle will run from the Stadium Blue side to the Alumni Hall driveway beginning at 1300 and running continuously until 1345
  • 1445 (or ceremony end) until 1545, the shuttle will run continuously from Alumni Hall driveway to Dahlgren (seaward side)
  • 1600-1645: continuous shuttle service from Dahlgren (seaward side) to Alumni Hall (if required) and the stadium. Last shuttle leaves at 1730
  • For guests in uniform, uniform of the day (you might find whites to be most appropriate).

Contact Edwin Henderson edwin.henderson89@gmail.com if you have any other questions!

Posted by Ingar Grev on May 22, 2019


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The retirement palooza is in need of JO/Midn sideboys and/or participants for Old Glory. There may be some JOs coming from the USNA staff but we would love for as many participants as possible to have some connection to the class. They need not be USNA mids or JOs. ROTC is fine if they are 89 offspring; that’s connection enough.

We realize summer training will have begun so availability will likely be limited, but if your JO or Mid is interested and available, please contact me (edwin.henderson89@gmail.com) ASAP. Crunch time is fast approaching.

Thx all. Fast approaching the 30 day chow call!

Cheers!

Edwin

 

Posted by Ingar Grev on April 24, 2019


– Beat Army 2018 Tailgater!

Posted: 11/27/2018

Click here to get all the gouge and register.

It’s that time of year again! Since 2003, we’ve become accustomed to rolling into this game with a head of steam. Now we’re limping in as the underdog, but Army is still an awesome time to get together with classmates and shipmates that we haven’t seen in years, so grab your tickets and come join us on December 8th in Philly! Glenn Barker, Andy Caufield, and our other volunteers look forward to hosting you!

Reminders:

  1. We typically have between 150-225 people show up (depends on weather), so share this with friends and coworkers! We can take it!
  2. You don’t need to register to come (so don’t miss us because you forgot to register), but you’ll be doing us a favor if you do! It helps us plan how much food and drink we need to buy and haul up to Philly in the trailer. If you’re not sure, go ahead and register and then donate when you get there.
  3. We’ll be getting there pretty early to set up (8?), but please plan on the main party going from 10-2 (kickoff is at 3).

Let me know if you have any questions, and BEAT ARMY!

Remember to click here to get the gouge and register!

Ingar


– Beat Tulsa 2018 Tailgater!

Posted: 11/13/2018

Click here to get all the gouge and register.

Our theme is Comfort Food, so if you’re a “foodie” and would like to help us with the menu, please sign up for one of our menu items at the SignupGenius link at the registration website. If you’d like to bring a dish and you can’t access the signup genius link for some reason, please let me know.

A few reminders:

Tickets: you don’t need no stinking tickets to come to your tailgater! Come hang out and drink some beers and break some bread with classmates you haven’t seen in years!

Want to Volunteer? We could always use volunteers for heavy lifting (set up and shut down) but – again – what’s most important is that you come.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER TO COME! It just helps us plan, but we always have stragglers and we always plan for stragglers.

Donations: Just donate whatever you want, nothing, or in kind. What’s most important is that you join us! We’re bringing beer, wine, soft drinks, water, coffee, tea, and a few odds and ends, so there’s no need to bring drinks along!

If there’s a chance you might come, please click here and register by Wednesday night so that we can start buying food on Thursday!

Beat The Golden Hurricane!

Ingar


– Beat Houston 2018 HomecomingTailgater!

Posted: 10/16/2018

Click here to get all the gouge and register.

Our theme is Fajitas, so if you’re a “foodie” and would like to help us with the menu, please sign up for one of our menu items at the SignupGenius link at the registration website. If you’d like to bring a dish and you can’t access the signup genius link for some reason, please let me know.

A few reminders:

Tickets: you don’t need no stinking tickets to come to your tailgater! Come hang out and drink some beers and break some bread with classmates you haven’t seen in years!

Want to Volunteer? We could always use volunteers for heavy lifting (set up and shut down) but – again – what’s most important is that you come.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER TO COME! It just helps us plan, but we always have stragglers and we always plan for stragglers.

Donations: Just donate whatever you want, nothing, or in kind. What’s most important is that you join us! We’re bringing beer, wine, soft drinks, water, coffee, tea, and a few odds and ends, so there’s no need to bring drinks along!

If there’s a chance you might come, please click here and register by Wednesday night so that we can start buying food on Thursday!

Beat The Cougars!

Ingar


– Beat Temple 2018 Tailgater!

Posted: 10/8/2018

Click here to get all the gouge and register.

In honor of our guests from the north, our theme is Philly Cheese Steaks, so if you’re a “foodie” and would like to help us with the menu, please sign up for one of our menu items at the signup genius link at the registration website. If you’d like to bring a dish and you can’t access the signup genius link for some reason, please let me know.

A few reminders:

  • Donations: Just donate whatever you want, nothing, or in kind. What’s most important is that you join us!
  • We’re bringing beer, wine, soft drinks, water, coffee, tea, and a few odds and ends, so there’s no need to bring drinks along!
  • You don’t need tickets to the game to come to our tailgater. Come hang out and drink some beers and break some bread with classmates you haven’t seen in years!
  • We could always use volunteers for heavy lifting (set up and shut down) but – again – what’s most important is that you come
  • YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER TO COME – it just helps us plan, but we always have stragglers and we always plan for stragglers.

If there’s a chance you might come, please click here and register by Wednesday night so that we can start buying food on Thursday.

Beat The Owls!

Ingar


– Death of a classmate: Philip B. Janus

Posted: 10/5/2018

Philip Brooks Janus was born on January 8, 1968 to Air Force Col. Victor Janus and Pamela Brooks Janus in Germany and passed away at his home in Woodbridge, VA on September 27, 2018. He had cancer. After his birth the family moved to Hawaii and then to Florida where he grew up. He attended Melbourne High School.

In 1985 he entered the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. His first duty assignment was on the USS Midway (CV41). He served in both Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. When Mount Pinatubo in South America erupted his ship responded and while in danger they helped rescue civilians. In 1998 Philip was in an auto accident which left him physically unable to perform his duties in the US Navy. After his detachment he went to Georgetown Law School. After graduation he went into software development which led to his publishing several books on the subject. He remained in the DC area.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years Christine Michele Guy Janus and his daughters Antoinette and Samantha Janus – all of the home in Woodbridge, VA – and his mother Pamela Brooks Janus of England.

A visitation will be held at Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home, 13318 Occoquan Road, Woodbridge VA 22191 on Friday, October 5 starting at 11 a.m. followed by a Celebration of his life at 12 noon. He will be interred at Quantico National Cemetery at 2 p.m.

Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home & Crematory Inc
13318 Occoquan Rd
Woodbridge, VA 22191
(703) 494-2000

Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 4, 2018

– by Ingar Grev


– Beat Memphis 2018 Tailgater!

Posted: 9/3/2018

Hard to believe that we’re now in our 3rd decade of tailgating. Zoikers! Click here to get all the gouge and register.

We tried an experiment last year of going without registration and not having a planned menu, but the feedback we got was that we should go back to the way we’ve done it for years before (provide food along with drink). As a result, we’re doing a planned menu again (BBQ for Memphis), but we’d like some help with bringing a few of the dishes. There are links to the signup genius at the registration page. If you’d like to bring a dish and you can’t access the signup genius link for some reason, please let me know.

A few reminders:

  • Donations: Just donate whatever you want, nothing, or in kind. What’s most important is that you join us!
  • You don’t need to go to the game to come to our tailgater. Come hang out and drink some beers and break some bread with classmates you haven’t seen in years!
  • We could always use volunteers for heavy lifting (set up and shut down) but – again – what’s most important is that you come
  • YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER TO COME – it just helps us plan, but we always have stragglers and we always plan for stragglers.

If there’s a chance you might come, please click here and register by Wednesday night so that we can start buying food on Thursday.

Beat The Tigers!

Ingar


– Summer 2018 Update

Posted: 8/12/2018

Yard Gouge: We get some great gouge at the last Council of Class Presidents meeting, so I took lots of notes! Topics include the recent drug busts, the 7th Fleet collisions and training, and some interesting stats about how admissions have changed. Check it out in “Yard Gouge:

Football Season and ’89 Tailgaters! Regardless of whether you have tickets or you just want to hang out with classmates for a few hours, we’re looking forward to seeing you this fall! Keep an eye on www.usna89.com, our Facebook group, or our listserver for gouge on our home game festivities! Let me know if you want to volunteer!

Alumni Mentoring Program: Remember to sign up if you haven’t done so, yet! Be a mentor to a fellow alum, or even consider being a protégé! Learn more and sign up here

Virtual Memorial Hall. We’re looking to “fill in the history” of our fallen classmates. Go to the Virtual Memorial Hall and just follow the instructions (register at the site or e-mail Patrick McConnell ’02) to submit some of your memories and help us remember our lost friends.

Shared Interest Groups: The Alumni Association has accepted three shared interest groups (USNA Women, Run to Honor, and the USNA Minority Association) as enduring Alumni Association Programs. Navigate here to learn more.

Share your Sea Stories! This is a cool feature that the Alumni Association put in place to help us document and share our stories from our USNA and Fleet experience. 1989 is currently empty (although I just submitted one), so let’s tilt the scales in our favor! Let me know when you publish something and I’ll help get the word out! Click here to publish yours!

Distinguished Graduate Award Nominations. In the past, I’ve taken a soft approach to the Distinguished Graduate Award process, but now that we are getting a little long in the tooth, I think it’s time that we began formalizing our process of considering and putting forward nominations. At this point, I’d like to put out a call for a volunteer who would be willing to spearhead our nomination process. E-mail or call me if your interested! Click here to learn more about the DGA.

Class/Alumni Watch Project. Thanks for taking our Class / Alumni Watch survey a few weeks ago! We’ve got an updated survey based on those results – please click this link to learn more and take the new survey. It’s much shorter than the last one (just a couple of minutes) and it closes 8/24.

30th Reunion: click here to read the latest update

Class Gift: click here to read the latest update

Homecoming Golf (2018). Anyone interested in playing golf with classmates at Homecoming this year? Learn more here and let Craig Washington know if you’re interested in putting together / joining an 89 foursome.


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