ADAPTING TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
As we navigate the sea of coronavirus impacts, we send our best wishes for your health and well-being. This is an important time to have a strong Naval Institute, and we are working hard to continue to fulfill our mission. We continue to publish books, Proceedings, Naval History, and USNI News. Production of the Proceedings Podcast has ramped up to meet demand from listeners. The Naval Institute opened its Proceedings and Naval History archives to help those—especially students who aren’t already members—who needed remote access to these educational resources. The Press adapted quickly to offer book discounts more widely and made several NROTC and NJROTC textbooks available online to allow students to continue to read and learn remotely. The USNI News team has provided continuous, daily coverage of the impact of the coronavirus on the Sea Services, as well as its usual reporting. Construction continues on the Jack C. Taylor Conference Center. And thanks to you, our members and readers, online page views across all our sites hit record numbers over the past month.
FOUNDATION SPRING APPEAL
Keeping the Naval Institute running efficiently and effectively, especially during a global crisis, necessitates charitable support from those who share our goals. Please respond generously to the Foundation’s spring appeal. You can give directly at www.usni.org/donate.
FIRST-EVER VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING
The Naval Institute hosted its 147th Annual Meeting on 30 April 2020. Due to the severity of COVID-19 and social distancing mandates, the meeting was held virtually. If you were not able to tune in, you can catch what you missed at www.usni.org/annualmeeting. Thank you to our sponsors, USAA and Leonardo DRS, for making the event possible. We look forward to going back to our in-person format next year!
NEW FROM THE NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS/DEAD RECKONING
Dead Reckoning’s latest offering is The Stringbags by Garth Ennis and P. J. Holden, available on 20 May. Critics are saying: “A real corker of a war comic, The Stringbags expertly balances research, amusement, and stirring emotion.” Publishers Weekly [Starred Review] and “This may be the best war comic to come out in years.” ICv2
KEEP YOUR MEMBERSHIP UP TO DATE; ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO JOIN
Many active-duty, retired, and former members of the Sea Services find themselves at home now, social distancing, with extra time for professional reading. The Naval Institute offers a wide variety of excellent content to keep people informed, advance their professional knowledge, and enable remote learning. From USNI News, to Press books, to Naval History magazine and Proceedings, oral histories, archives, the Blog, and the podcast, the Institute supports Sea Service professionals and gives voice to those who seek the finest Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. If you value this content and our mission, please ensure your membership is up to date. If you know someone who could benefit from it, please encourage them to join.