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Parents

You are so proud....your son or daughter has been accepted to the United States Merchant Marine Academy!
The big day arrives. You stay with your new midshipman until the very last minute. Then you must say good-bye and your midshipman walks away to begin indoctrination. You won't see your midshipman again until Parents' Weekend.

What do you do now?
You miss your "Plebe" already, and you know you're going to have so many questions as the days go by.
Most parents experience many emotions when their children leave home. As parents of a midshipman, you are very special. Your children are attending one of the finest institutions in America. They will enter the Academy as young adults, but after four years, they will emerge as Officers in the Armed Service or Merchant Marine.

Your children have left the nest ... how will YOU survive the four years?
Our club is, basically, a support group. The parents support each other - and they support their midshipmen and the Academy. They're in charge of rumor control. They voice their opinions. They provide shoulders to lean on. They remain members, even though their midshipman has long since graduated. They become lifetime friends.

We urge you to join the USMMA Colorado Parents' Association.
For more information, please contact us.

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Association Meeting Information

Our association meets three times per year, in February, June and October.
We have our Welcome Aboard Luncheon in June and Colorado All Service Academy Ball in December.
For information about our next meeting, contact: cousmma@comcast.net

Colorado All Service Academy Ball
The Annual Colorado All Service Academy Ball (CASAB) will be held at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, through the cooperative efforts of the Colorado Parents Associations of the five federal service academies: U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Promoting camaraderie and social interaction among cadets and midshipmen from each service academy is the goal of the Colorado All Service Academy Ball. The ball also provides a comfortable setting for families and friends to enjoy themselves and each other while observing formal military displays by their cadets and midshipmen such as: color guard, invocation, POW/MIA remembrance, toasts, presentation of cadets and midshipmen from each academy, and an outstanding speaker. A formal dinner, dancing, and professional portraits round out the evening's activities.
This will be an exciting and memorable evening to honor Colorado's cadets and midshipmen who are presently attending a service academy.

For information about CASAB contact: cousmma@comcast.net



2017-2018 Board Members
President: Susan Wolbrueck
Vice President: Tony Kappas
Treasurer: Chris Simoneaux
Secretary: Laura Thompson

Committee Chairs
Newsletter: Lynne & Kelly Lyell
Cookie Cafe: Melissa Grissom
Admission Field Representative: Robert Miller
Regional VP Rocky Mountain Region - AZ, CO, MT, NM, UT, WY: Dianne Iannone (Weston '16)

Webmaster Email: cousmma@comcast.net

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