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Keeping you connected with what’s happening at Army and Navy Academy. New editions are published weekly on Fridays during the school year.

Issue No. 62 | 3.24.2023

LET 2’s Go to UCSB

Last week, our LET 2’s were able to take a day trip to UCSB with the sophomore class and interact with the Senior ROTC “Surfrider” Battalion. The trip was part of ANA’s Character Development Program and the Warrior Leader Academy.

The cadets are continuing to pursue their leadership roles by building professionalism and confidence as a ANA cadet leader; being observed and evaluated on the values, skills, and actions expected of our leaders; uphold the values of the Army and Navy Academy traditions.

Can do U

Our counseling department has been implementing “Can Do U” during Warrior Virtue Time each week. There are different topics and this week we are starting with empathy. Please enjoy the video above.

Auction Preview

Live Auction Item:

You and up to 7 guests will enjoy 7 nights in a 2 bedroom, 2 bath villa at the Marriott Waiohai Beach Club. The villa comes equipped with everything you need – a full sized, fully equipped kitchen, washer, dryer, high speed internet, cable, and more. Spend your days oceanside or explore rugged cliffs, towering waterfalls and lush foliage on The Garden Island. Generously donated by ANA alumnus and trustee, Jack Wyatt ‘63 , and his wife Mary. 

A few of our exciting Silent Auction items are:

  • An Apple Tech Package, including an iPhone 15, AirPods, and an AppleWatch
  • Cadet experiences with faculty and staff members (and a special PT session with SSgt Nixon just for the parents)
  • Boy-friendly gift certificates including rock climbing, paintball, laser tag, and more
  • A private winery tour at ANA parent-owned Opus One Winery
  • All of the essentials for stocking your bar
…and much, much more!

Senior Spotlight

Andres Vazquez

Hometown: Murrieta, California

Favorite Memory: My favorite memory overall was winning company of the year for Charlie company in 2021. It was a great achievement that we all were pronounced the best. We worked hard, we tried out best, and it was a huge pat on the back.

Plans After ANA:I plan to go to the Citadel military college in South Carolina and major in English.

ANA has helped me become myself more. Before, I was shy, I was nervous, I was unconfident in myself, but I was able to learn and grow as a person beyond ways I could ever imagine.

Quinn Vereker

Hometown: San Diego, California

Favorite Memory: Becoming a senior and Commissioning as a cadet officer after being at Army and Navy Academy for the last 6 years.

Plans After ANA: I plan on studying Military & Strategic Studies at the United States Air Force Academy after graduating Army and Navy Academy.

Army and Navy Academy has taught me that success is not how high you climb, but how high you bounce back from hitting rock bottom.

Ziao Wang

Hometown: Shanghai

Favorite Memory: Friendship

Plans After ANA: My mother wants me to go to Boston College where I am considering majoring in math or econmics.

“Home of Warriors”

Commencement Celebrations

Spring Break Trip 2024

The Spring Break Trip for 2024 was overwhelmingly chosen to be Japan.  There will be an informational meeting during Warrior Family Weekend on Saturday 12:30-1pm in the library.  I encourage you to attend if you have any questions or you think your cadet would have any interest in joining us on the trip.  Please check the EF Tours website for specific destination information

William Trotter is the Carlsbad chamber Rising Star of the month

Mission Statement:
The Mission of the Rising Star of the Month is to bring the community together to honor our local high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities; And/or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances without compromising their education. The core of the Rising Star of the Month is the student who makes a difference in their home, school and community with sincerity and passion.


You can find more info about the program HERE.

23-24 School Calendar


Army and Navy Academy is already looking onward to the 2023-2024 School Year. To help you with your planning, the Continuous Enrollment process is now available for all families of 7th through 11th grade Cadets. Through this process, you have the opportunity to secure a spot for your cadet in next year’s Corps of Cadets. Thank you to the many Warrior Families who have already completed their Continuous Enrollment agreement!

Please use the following links depending on whether your cadet is a domestic or international student.

In the coming weeks, we will be sending out payment links through FACTS, our tuition management provider, so that families who complete their Continuous Enrollment Agreement can make their $3,000 non-refundable tuition deposit. Families who complete both the Continuous Enrollment Agreement and their tuition deposit before March 31st, 2023 will have a $2,500 discount applied to their cadet’s tuition for next year.

Admissions staff are happy to answer questions and provide assistance at 888.762.2338 or by email at

Chris Thaeler
Dean of Admission

Summer Job Opportunity

The Admission Office will be hiring two cadets to work as Tour Guides this summer.

If you are interested, please contact Darrin Knox, Associate Director of Admission

Text: 760-547-5289

To apply visit the Army and Navy Academy website and select: Contact, Employment, Staff Openings, ANA Open Application


Have you heard about our Bring A Buddy program?
Refer a friend to the Academy and receive a $1,000 Bookstore Credit for every verified enrollment.
Please contact the Admission Office for more information.

Army and Navy Academy PATRON SURVEY

With only a few months left before the class of 2023 graduate, Army and Navy Academy is determined to finish the year strong while setting our sights on an even better 2023-2024 School Year. Since 1910, we have engaged in a continuous cycle of growth and improvement as we adapt to the changing needs of our cadets and parents. We’d like your help in becoming–to borrow an old Army motto–the best that we can be.

To facilitate this process, we’ve prepared a brief survey so that current Academy patrons can provide us with their feedback on their experiences at ANA. We greatly appreciate your thorough answers! To begin, click the link below:


Army and Navy Academy invites you to share your family recipes! Our Mess Hall is looking to bring more tastes of home to the Corps of Cadets. We will be selecting the best family recipes submitted by our community so that the Mess Hall can prepare them for the Corps of Cadets in the upcoming school year! This is an exciting chance to share your family’s traditions with your Cadet’s brothers at Army and Navy Academy.

To submit recipes, please visit:


Our new service partner, DropMint, is ready to accept registrations and deposits for your Cadet’s laundry and cleaning services for second semester. The link for registration is at

Please contact the Finance Office at 760.547.5265 for any questions or concerns regarding registration or close-out of laundry services. The Academy is excited about this new relationship and we are confident that our Cadets will be well-served by our new partners!