The Kings Pointer magazine can now be accessed online via the internet. You can now go to and click on the magazine image to access the current issue. The Foundation will also archive the magazines online for three years.

The magazine is the national publication of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Foundation and is published quarterly. It has a distribution of over 18,000 copies reaching deep into the Maritime Community. The Kings Pointer is the only publication that reaches virtually all U.S. Merchant Marine Academy alumni in every state across the United States and several foreign countries. The magazine is also distributed to midshipmen, all current parents of midshipmen, faculty and staff of the Academy.