Texas Navy Association
Friends and Colleagues:
Please join us online TONIGHT, February 11, 2021 at 7 p.m. Central Time for a special meeting of the Charles E. Hawkins Squadron of the Texas Navy Association in Galveston. This meeting will be held online, and the public is invited to attend.
Our special guest will be Colonel Michael E. Fossum, USAFR (Ret.), Chief Operating Officer of Texas A&M University at Galveston, and Superintendent of the Texas A&M Maritime Academy. Colonel Fossum’s presentation will focus on recent approval for the construction of a new National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV), that will be assigned to the Texas A&M Maritime Academy in Galveston. The NMSVs are designed to replace the aging and outdated fleet of training vessels used by state maritime academies to provide required at-sea training. Each of the vessels will be 525 feet in length and outfitted with eight classrooms, a full training bridge, lab spaces, an auditorium, roll-on/roll-off ramps, a cargo crane, and berths for 600 cadets. In their alternate role of disaster relief, they have space available for hospital facilities and can accommodate up to 1,000 humanitarian workers.
The meeting will be hosted on Zoom, and also live-streamed on Facebook. There are two ways to join the program:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 959 7175 2397
Participating via Zoom is limited to the first 100 persons to log in.
The program will also be live-streamed over the Charles E. Hawkins Squadron Facebook page, here:
The Texas Navy Association is a private, 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to preserving and promoting the historical legacy of the naval forces of the Republic of Texas, 1835-46. The mission of the Texas Navy Association is to preserve and promote an appreciation of the historic character and heroic acts of the Texas Navy; to promote travel by visitors to historical sites and areas in which the Texas Navy operated; to conduct, in the broadest sense, a public relations campaign to create a responsible and accurate image of Texas; and to encourage Texas communities, organizations, and individuals, as well as governmental entities, to participate with actions and money, in pursuit of these goals. Membership in the Texas Navy Association is open to all persons age 16 and over who have an interest in Texas history and want to help support the goals of the organization.