Events, News & More

Army–Navy in the Greater Omaha Area

Posted: 12/8/2020

Due to the high COVID-19 numbers in our local area and, the policies on large gatherings, in coordination with the West Point Society President we will not be having an Army–Navy watch party this year.

One of the key items is that we still need to have a nomination and vote for officers.

Please send your nominations Ray Foran ’00 ( ASAP. On Saturday he will send out a virtual vote request.

Positions with current attending members:
President: Ray Foran ’00
Vice-President: Eric Otten ’91
Secretary: Ray Griggs ’80

Non voted positions:
Web Site Lead (Communications): Rob Aeschbach ’90

Navy vs. Air Force Watch Party

Posted: 9/18/2020

USAFA alumni leaders have reserved the party room at Ref’s Sports Bar & Grill at 97th & Giles Road in La Vista for the game.

Game is on October 3, with kick-off at 1700. Contact Ray Foran for more more information.

Chapter Luncheon — February

Posted: 2/18/2020

We will be meeting at Pint Nine Brewing Company in La Vista at 1800.

There will be a food truck on that day. Friday Food Truck: Game Time Sliders.

This establishment is co-owned by an alum and we are going to be moving our next meetings there also.

Where & When:
Friday, February 21
6:00 pm CT

Pint 9 Brewing
10411 Portal Rd #104
La Vista, NE 68128

Army–Navy in the Greater Omaha Area

Posted: 12/7/2019

Watch the Army–Navy game with us 14 December 2019 at D.J.’s Dugout Sports Bar in Bellevue.

Social hour starts at 1300, with kick-off at 1400 CT.

Be prepared for a heavy Army presence, so show those Navy colors!

Navy is the host this year. We’ll set up at 1130–1200 for people to arrive by 1300. Game is at 1400.

Please invite the parents club and RSVP to by Thursday the 12th.

Former Supe Ted Carter ’81 to Head University of Nebraska

Posted: 11/7/2019

“The Board of Regents today appointed Walter “Ted” Carter, Jr., VADM (Ret.), a higher education executive with an extensive record of growing student and academic success, as the priority candidate to serve as the eighth president of the University of Nebraska.

Carter, a retired vice admiral in the U.S. Navy, is the immediate past superintendent of his alma mater, the U.S. Naval Academy; a former president of the U.S. Naval War College; and a Distinguished Flying Cross and Bronze Star recipient. He was unanimously supported by both the Board and the 23-member Presidential Search Advisory Committee that represented faculty, students, staff, business, agriculture and other university constituencies.”

Regents name Ted Carter priority candidate for University of Nebraska president

Air Force vs. Navy Watch Party

Posted: 10/2/2019


Saturday, 5 October, 2:00 p.m. CT


Nebraska Brewing Company (upstairs)
Shadow Lake Towne Center
7474 Towne Center Parkway #101
Papillion, NE 68046

This is sponsored by the Air Force Alumni in the area. RSVP to Ray by COB Thursday so they can tell the venue.

We will also have our Bi-monthly meeting.

Please ensure this gets to others as I’ve been told of a few new alumni but not yet received their e-mail to add to our message board.

Chapter Luncheon — May

Posted: 5/8/2019

Primary business is the Storm Chasers Baseball Game date selection with tailgate.

Where & When:
Friday, May 10th 11:30 am CT
Nebraska Brewing Company
Shadow Lake Towne Center
Papillion, Nebraska

Chapter Luncheon — March

Posted: 3/4/2019

We will meet to discuss the upcoming Spring and Summer events and also talk about the website.

Where & When:
Friday, March 8th 11:30 am CST
Nebraska Brewing Company
Shadow Lake Towne Center
Papillion, Nebraska

Florida Invitation

Posted: 1/29/2019

Doug Backes ’70 of the Southwest Florida chapter invites visiting alumni to join in their events if you happen to be vacationing down there:

Greetings from Sunny SW Florida! I am writing today to north-east and mid-west chapter presidents (as this is where the vast majority of our alumni visitors hail from) to ask that you pass on an invitation from our SWF Chapter to you and your members. Here in Naples/Fort Myers area our chapter meets “seasonally,” generally based on months when our local members have returned from summer vacations up north and when our northerly fellow alumni snowbirds are visiting here.

It would be our pleasure to have your members join us for our events when they are in our SWF area. Our luncheons are held on the second Monday of the month (November to April) at the beautiful and accommodating Audubon Country Club in North Naples. The cost is on the low end of similar venues at $30 per person. In December we forgo the luncheon in favor of a great Army-Navy game day tailgate event. Speaker are a mix of local personalities and dignitaries, USNA associated personnel (e.g. USNA Direct of Athletics Chet Gladchuk may be our March speaker in 2020), and other military and notable dignitaries.

Other additional activities are promulgated as they are proposed by the membership, so to be informed we ask that you let us know by email when you will be in our area — that will get you on the distribution for all event announcements during our seasonal period. Come join the camaraderie and fellowship that USNA alumni (and guests) participation provides. Our POC for being added to our visitor notification list and/or membership applications is David Finch ’67 at All will be welcome.

Thanks and Warm Regards,

Doug Backes ’70
President, USNAAA SWF Chapter

PS. Already here? Our upcoming spring season events include:

Monday February 11 is our special Valentine’s Luncheon (please bring your spouse /significant other). Our speaker: former ambassador to China, the honorable Clark T. Randt Jr. Ambassador Randt holds the record for being the longest serving United States Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China. He was confirmed by the Senate on July 11, 2001 and departed the U.S. Embassy Beijing on January 20, 2009.

At our Monday March 11 luncheon, our speaker will be Dr. Jonathan Matusitz, Ph.D., Associate Professor – University of Central Florida, Nicholson School of Communication. Dr. Matusitz will discuss his recent research on “The European Migrant Crisis: What America Can Learn.”

Monday April 08 will be our final luncheon for the 2018-2019 seasons. We are excited to welcome our invited speaker Mr. Steve Alexander. Mr. Alexander has helped develop and will speak on DOD’s latest work in high tech remote battlefield/area medicine via HD satellite and other medical technology systems. If you would like to attend one of the above luncheons please notify: Bailey Geeslin, Treasurer, USNAAA SW Florida,

Chapter Officer Elections

Posted: 12/6/2018

Chapter Officer elections will be held at the Army–Navy Watch party on 8 December.

Our current officers are:
President: Ray Foran ’00
Vice President: Eric Otten ’91
Secretary: Ray Griggs ’80
Treasurer: vacant

If you are interested in any of these positions then let Ray know by 1700, 6 Dec, or post it on your won on U-Vize.

There is also a new position of Communications that started this summer and is currently being held by Rob Aeschbach ’90. This is an appointed position by the president. Rob is currently working on a website for our chapter with the alumni association to provide data to alumni new to the area and not yet on Uvize.

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