Chapter Luncheons Resume in March

From the President, DJ Marzetta:
We are going to start resuming Chapter lunches this month. Atlanta Chapter’s Monthly luncheon will be held on Friday, March 24th at the Golden Corral (2211 Cobb Pkwy Marietta G6A 30080) close to the Battery. Lunch is buffet style and will begin at 11:30 AM. The presentation starts between 11:45 to noon.
 The guest speaker this month is Woodie Vaughan, ’64 who will be giving an amazing talk about his Mt. Everest expeditions. He spoke to the chapter many years ago and his talk was very impressive/superb. I look forward to seeing everyone at the luncheon.
You will pay for the lunch buffet and any drinks at the door. I look forward to seeing everyone there. I hope everyone has a great week. Go Navy! Beat Army!
2023 DARK AGES PARTY — FEBRUARY 11th at “57th Fighter Group” was a huge success.  Pictures:

A good time was had by all.  President DJ introduced our new VP, Mike Leigh, ’79 and our new Secretary John “Wiz” Withers, ’79.  The ladies were given Valentine roses.  Pete Knoetgen worked hard to make it all happen.  Thanks, Pete.
From the Atlanta Journal Constitution

Ken Niumatalolo set the bar high for what a military academy could still accomplish in major college football.

The past three seasons at Navy weren’t up to that standard.

Niumatalolo is out after 15 seasons at the helm. The academy announced Sunday that he would not return — a day after the Midshipmen lost to Army in double overtime and finished 4-8 for the second straight year. Niumatalolo is the winningest coach in school history at 109-83, but after going 11-2 in 2019, Navy hasn’t finished above .500 since.

“Our sincerest gratitude to Coach Ken for what has been a distinguished and impactful legacy at the Naval Academy,” athletic director Chet Gladchuk said in a statement.

“Navy football flourished for many years under his leadership.

He will forever be remembered for the influence he has had on the lives of those who played for him.”

Defensive coordinator Brian Newberry was named interim coach.

Marilyn McCallum   1938-2022

We are very sad to report that Marilyn McCallum (widow of Carl McCallum, ’60) passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, November 6th.  Carl was the instigator of the original Lobsterfest, and Marilyn was totally involved in that function for many years.  She was the mother of four sons each a year apart.  We are very grateful for all that Marilyn and Carl did for USNAAAA.


The Lobsterfest has been our most popular event for decades, and we look forward to being able to resume.  Also, it is not too early to volunteer.


Former Chapter President Ed Brownlee and his family relocated to Jacksonville, FL

Ed tirelessly devoted himself to the USNAAA Atlanta Chapter as Chapter President and Board Member for over 15 years. I want to personally thank Ed for his selfless dedication, helping me and the many countless hours he spent ensuring the success of this chapter. For the past three years (even when he was not serving as President) he ran our Facebook site and always kept the chapter informed.  We will sorely miss Ed and look forward to him coming back visiting us on occasion.

Prior to the pandemic:

The 2020 Dark Ages Party was an enjoyable success on February 8th at the 57th Fighter Group Restaurant.

Several Atlanta Chapter Officer positions are in need of volunteers.  If you are interested, please email us:

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