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Web Wardroom Gouge: Still
remember those plebe rates, huh?
This is a private place for alumni to discuss and hang out. Alumni contributions
intended just for other alumni, including information from the Over the Wall
BBS, will be linked in to the Wardroom.
Also, you may want to see
Alumni Association News, as well as the
If you have never been here before please
muster. (Unfortunately the mustereing-in page
is closed for repairs...see below for details) You may want to see who has
so far. Once we have it working again, please make any changes or updates
to the muster list and check the info in your entry every once in a while
to make sure it's still accurate. If you do place a new entry on the muster
list, and you do not have a Web page, delete the "http://" and enter
"mailto:[email protected]_EMAIL_SITE" (obviously, substituting your user
name and email site) with no spaces and proper upper and lower casing. Also,
please update or change your comments as the mood strikes. Thanks !
By the way, we are updating the data base and rewriting the basic program,
which is why it is closed for new musters and updates; we hope to have it
up & running very soon now.
Current Mids: Please have some consideration for all us old pharts
and wait until at least the day after you graduate (or leave the Brigade
for other reasons) before you muster in! Thanks!
Alumni Quote of the Week
So far, this is my story and I'm sticking
to it: A man who allows the mere presence of a woman to interfere with his
career needs a new career anyway. He does not need to be in charge of weapons
or other people. Since women aren't going away, male AND female officers
(and crew) have to get on with the same jobs that only men were doing
before. --George Station '77
contains just what it says: scuttlebutt. This is where the hot skinny and
the true gouge goes. It's probably what you want to turn to first! What's
here now (mostly old data...PLEASE submit new stuff): TATTOOS!; the
straight word on the death of Navy fencing; the resignation of Alumni Association
CEO Ron Brandquist and subsequent replacement by RADM Marryott; the resignation
of the Alumni Association Director of Alumni Services; the Superintendent
versus the Baltimore Sun; and the famous Professor James Barry article
and replies. Check out the Brigade Rumor
Control (apparently the closest thing WE'LL see to the Log for
Admiral Larson's Letter to the Editor of the Baltimore Sun has moved
List!: We now have a mailing list (as any of you who have
mustered in early have discovered). We will have a form here to subscribe
at the same time we get the new muster list done; in fact, it may be just
a matter of checking a block to subscribe (We hope...)
We have a page with instructions on
how to post...
A PLEA from the
Updated 7/17/98. No Alumni Association money is used for
Homeport; every penny (including paying someone to write and maintain
the Muster List scripts) has come out of MY pocket. I have had many
kind offers of financial support which I have continued to decline for tax
I have really great ideas and goals for this Web site:
scripts to break out the muster lists by class (coming real soon!),
a full-service employment section (which Carl Westfall '74 started...),
and possibly even e-mail forwarding for alumni (which could give each of
us a permanent e-mail address through all our various and sundry job and
location changes; if you haven't yet realized how critical this will become
in the future, you will!)
Some we have actually achieved:
our own Internet domain, usnaweb.org, (and here we are!)
I have discovered that I can't do them all without money. I have discussed
the organization of a non-profit and have already assembled a Board of Directors.
I do not want to be a 501-c-3. So while we will be non-profit, donations
will not be tax deductible, as we are not willing to accept the restrictions
on political activity that the Alumni Association labors under. I still
would appreciate some pro-bono legal assistance as I do not have the
money to pay to incorporate this organization. A major goal is to have open,
on-line books to account for all income and expenditures on a real-time basis
so you all know where the money goes. I do not want or desire any
compensation myself but I find that all I want to do will stretch my resources
beyond my ability to pay for all this myself. I don't want to take your money
until I can assure you of full accountability. Once I have a structure in
place to handle it, I would then welcome any donations to help fulfill these
dreams. And then I think we can make this really fly.
Very respectfully, Ray Trygstad '77
Editor-in-Chief, Homeport: the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Online
Some Not-So-Light Reading:
Robert Timberg '64 has written a complex book about John McCain,
John Poindexter, Bud McFarlane, Jim Webb, and Oliver North; Vietnam; Iran-Contra;
USNA and much more.
1 of The Nightingale's Song is available on the Web from
not responsible for the incredibly poor job of scanning in this text, and
we're sure Bob Timberg is not either!)
Sir, the Menu for Evening
Meal Is: It just wouldn't be a Wardroom without some chow, so
here's the recipe for genuine USNA Wardroom (aka King Hall to you younger
grads...) Cannonballs with Hard Sauce
(looove that hard sauce!).
If you were "thinking" about putting up a Web page, DO IT! Then let
Attention All You AOL'ers! You can now do Web pages on AOL! Try
"my place" as a key word and go for it!
Alumni: We occassionally receive inquiries from the public seeking
Alumni; full details including email addresses may be found on the
Alumni Search Page.
Trygstad '77. © Copyright 1998