Kings Pointer Magazine

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The Kings Pointer is the official magazine of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association and Foundation (AAF) that is published quarterly. It has a distribution of about 17,500 copies that reaches deep into the maritime community and also includes all members of Congress. The Kings Pointer is the only publication that reaches virtually all U.S. Merchant Marine Academy alumni in every state across the U.S. and abroad. The magazine is also distributed to current Midshipmen, their parents, and Academy faculty and staff.

Each issue recognizes and respects all things important to the Academy and addresses relevant issues in a polished editorial format. Coverage includes Academy news and updates, alumni events and accomplishments, maritime-related legislation, donor information, Midshipmen contributions, parents information, and details about our recently lost.

If you are not receiving the Kings Pointer magazine, it's likely because we do not have accurate contact information for you. Graduates, please click here to update your profile. Parents, please email with your name, son or daughter's name, along with the correct address.