Thanks for visiting our website. This is the home of the United States Merchant Marine Academy Alumni of the greater New Orleans region. It is dedicated to the hard work and success of the many outstanding graduates of the Academy. In this website, past, present and future events are detailed as well as current news items affecting the maritime industry. Also posted is list of our membership and leadership.
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January 29, 2013
Sect. Ray LaHood’s announcement that he will not stay for another term is bittersweet news for the Academy. He has been a champion for the Academy over the past four years. All graduates owe him a hearty “Well Done” and we wish him peace and success in his retirement years. We keep our fingers crossed the next Secretary of Transportation has the love and respect for the Academy that Mr. LaHood has shown. 2013 will be an interesting year in many ways. At least, with a bold new Superintendent at the helm, the Academy is on firm footing as it implements the new Strategic Plan. Our continued support to Rear Admiral Helis is critical. Let’s pray that President Obama picks Mr. LaHood’s replacement wisely and that he/she understands the value of KP.
Maritime TV went back in its stock video archives to create this short U.S. Merchant Marine Academy informational video from the “Tell America” text presentation that the USMMA KP Alumni – Chapter Presidents Alliance, Inc. distributed to Kings Point Alumni Chapter presidents worldwide to get the word out about the important value of Kings Point to the nation. We thought it was such a great script, it would make an even better video! Feel free to click on the “Share” button to email the link or send the embed code to include it on your web page. Dave Gardy (KP ‘80) – Chairman and CEO, TV Worldwide / Maritime TV
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Rescue at Water’s Edge: The U.S. Merchant Marine Response to 9/11 – YouTube
Newsworthy video detailing the efforts of merchant mariners following the events of
September 11, 2001 in Lower Manhattan. The Kings Point community played a significant part in response efforts.