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Article: Transitioning Advice for Former Military Officers
John Tunison wrote this article in October, 2017 (which you can also find on his LinkedIn page). Sharing for anyone transitioning from military to civilian careers, which is quite a number of us lately. It’s also relevant if you’re considering a career change in general, or advising someone who is. Take a look and share to your networks!
In the News: Kim Mitchell Rocks the House with VVSD
Kim relocated to San Diego last July to become President and CEO of Veteran’s Village San Diego (VVSD) and has been absolutely killing it out there. Kim does amazing work for veterans. Here is a video that UPS made featuring their partnership, which was aired for their annual Wished Delivered event leading up to the holiday season. Please check it out if you missed it on social media!
NCoS Call for Applicants: Multiple Disciplines
Jill (Quinton) Rough recently took a position as Director of Research and Analysis for the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service and is looking to hire new team members! Opportunities exist for folks in research, analysis, outreach (media/government affairs) or communications fields, per attached document. Feel free to share. Congrats, Jill!
Update: Army-Navy 2017
Three more days until we sink the Army, sink the Army grey! Here’s the latest gameday timeline from Navy Athletics:
This is the link to see the full email, which includes parking information and the stadium bag policy. Army-Navy 2017
See you Saturday at the game! BEAT ARMY!!!
Army-Navy 2017… HELM YEAH! BEAT ARMY!
Sir, you now have 8 days and a wake up until Navy beats Army in football, sir!!! It’s almost my favorite week of the year: Army Week! I’m sure you’ve all seen the HELM YEAH video circulating on social media, which is the latest in a series of installments we’ve enjoyed by ENS Rylan Tuohy and crew and I just can’t watch it enough times.
The T-shirts look wicked cool, and are still in stock as of today. I wasn’t quick enough with my trigger finger on this year’s Mules Can’t Swim tees, so I made sure I got one of these. Check ’em out here: http://www.rylantuohy.com/store
There’s a ton of events going on next Saturday, from our annual brunch at Tir Na Nog (approx. 0930) to the ESPN’s College Gameday broadcast just outside the stadium and a ’96 tailgater in Lot F. Bust out your cow bells, spirit buttons and goat hats and see you all out and about in Philadelphia! Stadium gates open at 1100, march-on of the Brigade is at 1215 and kickoff at 1500. Spirit gear is authorized… get pumped to BEAT ARMY! See you at the game, ’96!
Honoring Brian Hoke: 2017 Antarctic Ice Marathon
Check out Christy Dow Hoke’s South Pole marathon results from last week, when she ran 26.2 on the frozen continent to honor Brian and support the Navy SEAL and Third Option Foundations. BZ Christy, you are an inspiration to us all! Proud to call you family.
Army-Navy Tailgater in Philadelphia
Sir, you now have 10 days and a wake up until Navy beats Army in football, sir!!! Hope to see lots of ’96ers out and about in Philadelphia next Saturday for the 118th Army-Navy game. The wx forecast looks awesome, the uniforms look highly badass, and the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy is ripe for the picking! If you’re looking for a place to meet up with classmates, Johnny Hartnett is hosting an on-site tailgater this year prior to the game. Look for his setup in Lot F of Lincoln Financial Field starting at 1000 (map below). You can RSVP to him via the Facebook event he created on our class FB page, and he’ll also be tweeting gameday updates using #BeatArmy96 (or follow him @FlyNavyHartnett). BEAT ARMY!!!
Class Project Thought of the Day
Find yourself daydreaming at work thinking about the good old days on the banks of the Severn? Why not wander over to the HR department at your workplace and inquire about how to apply for corporate matching for your donation to our class project? Free money like this could easily double the impact that 1996 can make at USNA! Contact Brian Reardon if you have any questions.
Spotlight on 2017 Army-Navy Gear!
Officially licensed 2017 Army-Navy gear is available through classmate Rob Hubert’s online business. Shop https://www.thehungrypenguin.com/collections/mules-cant-swim before their awesome gear is sold out!
Beat SMU Tailgater – Saturday, November 11th
Join the Class of ’96 under our tent for the last home game of the season as Navy takes on SMU to avenge a series of bitter losses. Come out and get loud in the stands so we can pave the road to the only win the matters – an early December one! Our tailgate tent is located in Spot 12, which is the second site in from Gate 2 along Farragut Road. Look for the class crest on our tent, our flags flying high and the best party going on! If you can bring food or drinks to share, that’s great. If not, you can also chip into the kitty that helps cover the costs of tailgating. And if you don’t have tickets, we’ll be watching the game live via satellite under the tent. We have rope lights and heaters for after the sun goes down, so stop by before, during or after the game!
Kickoff is at 1530 on Saturday. Lots open at 0930 and stadium gates open at 1330. March-on is scheduled for 1510 with a flyover at 1520. Last home game of the season. Be sure to join us for some fun!
- Article: Transitioning Advice for Former Military Officers January 4, 2018
- In the News: Kim Mitchell Rocks the House with VVSD January 4, 2018
- NCoS Call for Applicants: Multiple Disciplines December 29, 2017
- Update: Army-Navy 2017 December 6, 2017
- Army-Navy 2017… HELM YEAH! BEAT ARMY! November 30, 2017
- Honoring Brian Hoke: 2017 Antarctic Ice Marathon November 30, 2017
- Army-Navy Tailgater in Philadelphia November 28, 2017
- Class Project Thought of the Day November 13, 2017
- Spotlight on 2017 Army-Navy Gear! November 4, 2017
- Beat SMU Tailgater – Saturday, November 11th November 4, 2017