NPS Research in Action!

The Naval Postgraduate School received a shout-out from space last month, when NASA astronaut and NPS alumnus CDR Victor Glover tweeted a picture of himself and one of three Astrobee robots from the International Space Station.

Researchers in the Space Robotics Laboratory, here at NPS, recently conducted the first of five sessions of project ASTROBATICS using the Astrobee. Subsequent sessions will be conducted every two months.

See the Astrobee in action Astrobee: ISS Robotic Free Flyer

Project ASTROBATICS is directly supported by the NPS Foundation Seed Program. Learn More about Project ASTROBATICS and the NPSF Seed Program.

Donate now to help fuel the innovative research directly impacting our national security.


Winter Quarter Graduation

On March 26, NPS welcomed 276 new alumni to the ranks. The graduates were congratulated in pre-recorded messages from Vice Adm. Lisa Franchetti, Director for Strategy, Plans and Policy on the Joint Staff, and NPS leadership, faculty, and staff. Read more.

View all the graduation videos here.

Congratulations to Our Winter Student and Faculty Award Recipients

Each quarter, select NPS faculty and students receive awards based on exceptional leadership and academic abilities. While this quarter's awards ceremony did not occur due to safety restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, each recipient received their award. Congratulations to each of our three most recent foundation award recipients:

The Outstanding United States Air Force Graduate Award, Department of National Security Affairs – Major Lyndsey L. Horn, USAF

The International Student Award for Excellence in Regional or Security Studies – CDR Abdul K. Dumbuya, Sierra Leone Navy

The Louis D. Liskin Award for Excellence in Regional Security Studies – Major Lyndsey L. Horn, USAF

The Admiral William Adger Moffett Award in Space Systems - Major Kelly Raisch, USMC



 Virtual SGL

On Tuesday, April 13, NPS will host VADM Jon A. Hill for the next Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL). VADM Hill is the 11th Director of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and former Program Executive Officer for Integrated Warfare Systems. He earned his Master’s in Applied Physics and Ordnance Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School. Read more.


Recording Now Available

Thank you to everyone who joined our great discussion on Decoding the Middle Kingdom: How China Competes on March 30. The recording is now available on our YouTube channel.


The 2021 America's Heroes Charity Golf Tournament 

The 2021 America's Heroes Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Tuesday, October 19. Individual and foursome registration is now open. Both corporate and individual sponsorship are available. Learn more.

Contact Valerie Jensen with questions.


NPS Wants to Hear From You 

NPS is seeking success stories from faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The school always want to showcase what you are doing- and the positive impact- you are making to national defense. Tell us about: your research results, innovative solutions, alumni in action, or improvements to our campus and the business of NPS. Submit inputs to Director Strategic Communication: dave.nystrom@np​

The school has also created a feedback form to hear from you.



A reminder for students who have arrived at NPS since March 2020. Stop by the foundation cottage to pick up a Trident Room mug as our welcome gift to you. Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.



Did You Know? You Can Buy a Brick on our "Pathway to the Future"

The "Pathway to the Future" project started in 2002 as a fundraiser for the NPS Foundation. The marble bricks are located on Menneken Loop at the end of Spanagel Hall on the NPS Campus.

Make your mark on the NPS campus with a custom brick on our “Pathway to the Future.” These bricks serve as memorials for parents, grandparents, and colleagues, or a way to honor special events, people, and family members. For $100, it’s a unique, lasting way to remember and mark your connection to NPS.

*NPS students and alumni can purchase a brick at the discounted price of $75.


Online Shopping Supports NPSAAF

When you order through Amazon Smile, Amazon donates 0.5 percent of your purchase price to the NPS Foundation! 

Did you know you can buy a wide variety of NPS gear online? Whether you're a student, alumnus, family member, community member, or just want an item to represent your connection to NPS, we have plenty to choose from. Support the NPS Foundation while you shop: polos, jackets, t-shirts, baby onesies, hats, ties, and much more. In-store pick-up available for local orders.

The shop is now open Monday through Friday from noon to 4:00 PM. Questions about the shop or the merchandise available? Please contact Peacock Shop Manager Karen Woodson


When you give to the NPS Foundation, you help shape our nation's next generation of military leaders and fund essential defense research that protects our troops and our country. Thank you for your generosity!

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