The Knoxville- Oak Ridge Chapter USNA Alumni Association, (KOR USNAAA) is the official Naval Academy chapter for the Knoxville-Oak Ridge area of east Tennessee. We serve you, our Alumni, parents, Midshipmen, service members, Veterans, and friends, in support of the Naval Academy and its mission through engagement and activities which perpetuate the history, traditions, memories, and growth of the Naval Academy. Chartered in 1997, we believe we are one of the most active chapters in the Central Region with members representing classes ranging from 1952 to 2002. We have lunch meeting at noon the first Wednesday of each month at a Knoxville restaurant. Additional, we gather annually for Founder Day
and the Army-Navy game which our chapter hosts every other year, alternating with our West Point comrades.
In 1997, we have established a tradition of hosting the Naval Academy Lightweight Crew team for their spring practice each year on the Clinch River in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. This year marked the twentieth annual visit for the Crew team which is regarded as the KOR chapter signature event. Two senior midshipmen honored Mr. and Mrs. Abraham who have sponsored crew team members every year since 1997.
In June we host a send-off picnic for the east Tennessee Naval Academy appointees and their families to welcome them into the academy family. Our members have also supported events such as the 2014 Congressional Medal of Honor Society convention held in Knoxville, Honor Air Flights out of McGee Tyson Air National Guard Base, and the annual East Tennessee Military Affairs Council’s Veterans’ Day Luncheon. Our chapter membership also includes four actively engaged Blue and Gold Officers.