The Service Academy Grad Mixer was held at “Charlie’s Kitchen” on the 2nd floor at Harvard Square on 12 October 2016 from 5:30-8:30PM. This was an absolutely great event with over 65 grads attending from USMA, USNA, and USAFA academies. Service Academy Grads attended from various parts of the Greater Boston Metropolitan Area. Started in September 2015, this was the 5th event of this kind where the different service academy grads come to enjoy a night out with alumni and unwind, relax, network, re-connect and rekindle relationships. The Service Academy Grad Mixer event is held every 3 months at different locations in order to allow grads who live in different areas an easier opportunity to attend this event. In general, this event is located at a restaurant/bar where it is conveniently situated close to a Boston MBTA T-Station in order to facilitate easier accessibility for Grads who use different commuting methods. The event is held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8:30PM as an after work Happy Hour event to allow grads to come and enjoy themselves after finishing a tough day at work. The event is a venue where grads who are looking for employment or better employment/career opportunities use it as a means to meet fellow grads for support and make connections.
The Service Academy Grad Mixer is open to grads who graduated from USMA, USNA, USAFA, USCGA, and USMMA and associated family members or significant others who wish to attend. Of course, the event wouldn’t be fun if there wasn’t any food. Appetizers are complimentary with grads paying for beverages at a cash bar. Funding for these events has so far come from the USMA West Point Society of New England and the USNA Alumni Association. This event has become so popular that we actually ran out of food prior to the event ending for the night. USMA WPSNE and USNA AA also use this event as an opportunity as a membership for those grads who are interested in joining their respective service academy alumni organizations.
The next projected event is scheduled for January 5, 2017 at a location near Fenway Park. Announcements will be made via email and on Facebook.