"Fair Winds and Following Seas"

United States Naval Academy

Parents Club of Northern Illinois

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Our organization is dedicated to the support of midshipmen, parents of midshipmen and graduates of the United States Naval Academy. Parents' clubs are a valuable source of guidance, encouragement and camaraderie for the parents of all midshipmen.

PCNI Fall General Meeting/Academic 

Year KickOff &

Celebration for 

Class 2020, as they sign their 2 for 7 commitment 

Visit your plebe's room.

​      Bring the family!

The USNA-PCNI is run by a volunteer board.  As such, we are a 501 (c) (3) organization.  Your dues should be tax deductible; however, please consult with your tax professional.


Welcome Parents!

United states naval academy

 Class 2023 


Naval Academy preparatory school

Our organization is dedicated to the support of midshipmen, parents of midshipmen, and graduates of

 the united states naval academy.

Parents' clubs are a valuable source of guidance, encouragement and camaraderie for the parents of midshipmen and especially those of a new plebe.

We  will host a "welcome Aboard" in your honor 

Sunday, June 9, 2019 @3:00 p.m. (1500 hrs.)

American legion

4000 Saratoga Avenue

Downers Grove

Congratulations and welcome to the Navy family! 

Please be our guest for a Meet & Greet celebration to gather with fellow incoming Plebes and NAPS families!  Incoming Plebes will enjoy meeting current Midshipmen to ask questions, gain valuable insight into what to expect their first year, and take a Class of 2023 group picture!   

Parents will be shown an informative slideshow and walked through step by step details on what to expect in the coming days/months/years and have a chance to talk with other USNA/NAPS parents, Blue & Gold officers, and our Parent Club Board members.   

An invitation will be emailed to those registered with

The Parents Club of Northern Illinois

via Punchbowl
A great opportunity to meet other families!

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Parents of incoming plebes

​​Club events

​Leaders to serve our


honor              courage              commitment

Illinois residents will need a real id!

You're going to have an amazing week!  

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

commissioning week!

Football viewing parties

2022 Parent Registration

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The Naval Academy freshman class endures 14 hours of rigorous physical and mental challenges during the Academy’s annual Sea Trials training exercise as part of the culmination of their plebe (freshman) year. This event is NOT open to the public.

Sea Trials is modeled after the Marine Corps’ Crucible and the Navy’s Battle Stations recruit programs. It is a “capstone” event for the fourth class midshipmen (freshmen or “plebes”) and serves as a leadership challenge for the upper class. Sea Trials is led by Academy upper class and provides a final physical and mental challenge to the plebes, designed to test their teamwork and to reinforce their bonds as a company and class.

At the end of Sea Trials, the company of plebes who demonstrated the top unit performance through endurance and spirit during the entire course will be recognized with the “Iron Company” award during a brief presentation.

Sea Trials events take place at various locations throughout the Yard and Naval Support Activity Annapolis and include emergency re-supply, shore defense, Spartan relay, combat fitness test, military operations on urban terrain, damage control (pipe patching and fire hose handling), underwater events, aquatics challenges and endurance, water tactics, hill assault, two-mile regimental run, ground fight, stretcher relay, land navigation, survival skills, simulated bridge defense and demolition, paintball, endurance course, obstacle course, pugil stick jousting, riverine operations, rucksack run and casualty evacuation.