In early May 2008 the Naval Academy hosted its 10th Annual Admissions Outreach Conference. The title of this year's event was, "Diversity: Built on a Solid Foundation, Forging a Stronger Future." USNA Out members joined in on the discussion.
USNA Out participated in the second-ever college admissions fair aimed at LGBT high schoolers at UC San Diego. For most of the 45 participating colleges -- such as Princeton University, Stanford University, Yale, Penn State, and UC San Diego -- the event was a perfect opportunity for them to advertise their fair and equal policies in recruiting the best and brightest of young gay Americans. USNA Out members attended to informed young gay Americans of the pros and cons of pursuing an appointment to a United States service academy.
Left Coast - Paul Culver '74,
Linda Postenrieder '82, Jeff Petrie '89 (seated)
Steve Clark Hall '75, Eric Shangle '97,
Greer Pucket '75, Joe Soto '83
The second USNA Out "National Meeting" was held on Army-Navy Friday, 30 November 2007 in Memorial Hall. Seven alumni were able to attend the a second "Left Coast Edition" of the national meeting held in San Francisco on Sunday, 16 December.
Joe Soto '83 with some of the Midshipmen
attending the Superintendent's Garden Party
USNA Out members Joe Soto '83 and Steve Clark Hall '75 attended the USNA President's Circle Weekend events in Annapolis. This is the second President's Circle weekend where representatives from USNA Out have attended.
The mission of the U. S. Naval Academy includes providing graduates who in mind and character can assume the highest responsibilities of citizenship and government. USNA Out Member Jim Maguire (on right in photo to left) has been fulfilling this role in Oregon as he fights for equal rights.
Steve Clark Hall '75, Jeff Petrie '89,
Paul Culver '74, Dr. Steve Estes (curator),
Greer Pucket '75, a zoomie & a whoopoo
USNA Out and friends from other service academies gathered at the GLBT History Museum in San Francisco for the opening of "Out Ranks" - the first exhibit in the country to focus on the experiences of GLBT veterans and American military policy on homosexuality.
USNA Out members gathered with our friends from other service academies at the Retirement of the USNA Out Vice President Commander Zoe Dunning '85.
USNA Out members gathered with our SAGALA counterparts on both coasts to cheer on the Blue from the Brigade of Midshipmen as they took the lead 51-50 in the Army-Navy rivalry. Go Navy!
Twenty seven members of USNA Out personally cheered on the Brigade of Midshipmen in an advertisement submitted to SHIPMATE MAGAZINE.
It's a winner. We've hijacked . . . ooops we mean hoisted the OSCAR Flag.
Many thanks to our graphic non-designer Steve Clark Hall '75 who while working as our webmaster began using the Oscar flag as a simple graphic for the 16 by 16 pixel "favicon" .... the little icon that appears in your browser URL window. It's official.
OSCAR is for OUT
By an overwhelming majority, the USNA Out membership approved the Objectives and Mission Statements which were developed at the “Meeting of Friends” held in January at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. Additionally, the organization name “USNA Out” was retained as our best identity with which to continue our mission.
Although there was well more than a quorum of votes cast, about 20 USNA Out members failed to vote.
Please keep your USNA Out contact data up to date!
2/20/2005 - The long awaited USNA Out Logo Contest is OPEN!
Open to anyone that wants to submit a logo design, whether or not you are a USNA Out member, whether or not you are a “professional” graphics designer. Entries are due by midnight Sunday April 17, 2005.
Open to anyone that wants to submit a logo design, whether or not you are a USNA Out member, whether or not you are a “professional” graphics designer.