NPSAAF International Club

International Club, 



Good morning!  This is a reminder that next Monday, 9 September, we will be meeting up in the Trident Room from 1600-2000 to watch (American) football and have a few drinks.  Please send CMDR Rassmusen ( a message if you are planning on attending and can assist with the distribution of drink tickets.  The intention of this event is to socialize and provide our international students with an opportunity to practice English.


Additionally, NPS is soliciting volunteers to assist with the "Monterey Language Capital of the World Festival" on 6 October.  If you are interested in representing the school to the local community, then this event is a great opportunity for you.  Please contact LT Michael Larson at for more information.   


Finally, Maj Phil Gregg is starting an English circle to provide our international student with additional opportunities to practice their English in social settings.  Please send him an e-mail at if you are interested in attending.


Good luck with your studies and I hope to see you on Monday!



Justin Hauffe

International Club President


Upcoming Events and Opportunities (Spouses, family, and guests are always welcome)

-Monday Night Football:  On 9 September from 1600-2000 in the Trident Room.  Drink tickets and food will be provided for foundation members. 

-Champagne Picnic and a Movie on the Lawn:  On 5 October from 1800-2030 we will be watching a movie on an inflatable screen outside Herrmann Hall.  This will be a family event and you are encouraged to bring a blanket, lawn chairs, and food with you.  Complimentary champagne and popcorn will be provided for foundation members.  There will be an RSVP for this event and more details will follow shortly.

-Monterey Language Capital of the World Festival- NPS is seeking volunteers who want to represent the school at this event on 6 October.  Essentially you will be volunteering to engage the local population in a discussion about the NPS curriculum and how this institution integrates culture and language into our studies.  For more information, please contact LT Michael Larson at

-Thai Independence Day Celebration: 7 November

-Holiday Cocktail Party:  23 November

Language Circles

Arabic: Maj Phill Gregg,

Thursdays, 1130-1300 inside the NPSAAF Cottage

Korean: Capt Sung Yi,

Wednesdays, 1200-1300 at Glasgow Square (front yard)

Chinese: Capt Lance Wu,

Thursdays, 1200, Dudley Knox Library basement

Portuguese: Maj Leon Hontz,

Meetings TBD

Filipino: Maj David Nelson,

Meetings TBD

Russian: Maj Nick Velati,

Fridays, Russian Beer Running

German: LT Jessica Kawamura,

Thursdays, 1200 in front of Starbucks

Lao & Thai: 1st Lt Jessica Sunkamaneevongse,

Every other Monday, 1200, Garden Patio (Glasgow)

French: Maj Matt Hall

Meetings TBD

Spanish: Maj Rico Silva,

Thursdays, 1200-1300 at NPS Cottage

Japanese: Maj JP James,

Meetings TBD