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Bob "Beetle" Bedell '70
Bob Bedell '70

There's been a lot of buzz recently about the solar eclipse. Bob Bedell '70 was featured on CBS News/Texas about his eclipse-chasing adventures.

Bob has seen four solar eclipses, perhaps more than most people will see in their lifetimes. And he's traveled the world to find them, capturing stunning images of the total eclipses along the way

Bob and his wife Mel have traveled to Novosibirsk, Siberia, Russia; French Polynesia; Cairns, Australia; and Jackson Hole, WY observing total solar eclipses. Bob and Mel will not be traveling for this eclipse, the Dallas Fort Worth area is within the path of totality.

Read the full story, see the video, and view Bob's solar eclipse images at


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SGT MAJ Michael Weimer '15SGT MAJ Michael Weimer '15
August 4, 2023
Congratulations to SGT MAJ Michael R. Weimer on his recent appointment as the new Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army. As the service's top enlisted leader, Weimer oversees the force and assures they are ready for war. His new role also requires Weimer to serve as the face of the U.S. Army, along with supervising personnel issues within the branch. See the full article (links to Norwich news site).

Doug Farnham '11Doug Farnham M'11
August 3, 2023
Vermont Governor Phil Scott announced that he has appointed Doug Farnham as chief recovery officer, following the catastrophic July flooding. Farnham has served as the deputy secretary of the Agency of Administration (AOA) since December 2021. In his new role, Farnham will incorporate and coordinate Vermont’s flood recovery efforts with the ongoing historic community revitalization work that is underway as the result of pandemic-era recovery funds. See press release
and Facebook post.

Edgardo Moreno NU'93CAPT Edgardo Moreno '93
July 28, 2023
Norwich alumnus CAPT Edgardo Moreno crowned 30 years of service to his nation at a special retirement ceremony held last week at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, FL. In a full-circle moment, Moreno accepted his certificate of retirement onboard the Naval Air Station Pensacola, the same place his naval tenure began as a carrier-based helicopter pilot three decades ago.  See the full article (links to Norwich news site).

Baylee Annis '14Bailey Annis '14
July 18, 2023
Norwich University Women's Rugby welcomes back Baylee Annis '14 as new head coach. The ultra-successful former Norwich student–athlete will take the helm of the dominant women's rugby program starting immediately. Annis was a part of a true golden era of women's rugby at Norwich. From 2010-14 the program won almost 92% of its games. Annis in her final year as captain helped the rugby program finish 40-0 between 15s and 7s, and win National Titles in both 15s and 7s. See the full article (links to Norwich athletics site).

Joseph Bajorski '88Joseph Bajorski '88
July 18, 2023
Joseph Bajorski '88 has been recognized by as a 2023 Top Agent! Joseph is currently working at Commercial Services Realty in Connecticut.  See more (links to financial news site).

Patrick Cooper '12Patrick Cooper '12
July 15, 2023
Patrick has been named the new Director of Economic Development for Patrick County in Virginia. His new position will begin on August 7, 2023. Cooper is currently employed by the Virginia National Guard as a supervisory logistics management specialist and works out of its Richmond office. See more (links to news site).

Daniel Nichols '03Dan Nichols '03
July 13, 2023
The Foundry Associates, a leading developer of quality commercial space in Rhode Island, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Nichols as President. Dan, through being part of the last 20 years of development at The Foundry and ALCO Campus, has proven his development and management skills. See more (links to business news site).

Maj. Gen. Robert D. Burke '89Maj. Gen. Robert D. Burke '89
July 13, 2023
After 34 years with the military—30 of those years being spent with the Indiana National Guard—Knightstown (IN) resident and New Hampshire native Major General Robert D. Burke has retired. See more (links to news site).

Sean P. O'Brien '90Sean P. O'Brien '90
June 28, 2023
Geocomp, Inc., a subsidiary of Sercel, announces a change in its top management. Sean P. O'Brien, PE, will become its new President. He will focus on growing each of Geocomp's four divisions: Monitoring, Testing, Consulting and Products. See more (links to news site).

Eric Lagerquist '92Erik Lagerquist '92
June 22, 2023
Congratulations to Eric on his new role as Senior Project Manager with Pond & Company Federal Group! In this role, he will leverage his extensive experience in military civil engineering, project management, and leadership to support Pond’s Air Force clients in the U.S. and throughout the world. See more (links to Pond’s website).

Six sailors who serve aboard the U.S.S. Nebraska, a ballistic missile submarine.Noah Richwine '19
June 16, 2023
Noah talks about life on a submarine with the Grand Island (NE) Independent. "It is incredibly demanding but also incredibly rewarding, in my opinion. The job we do, we don't take lightly — the fact that we have an incredible amount of destructive capability on board, the gravity of that situation," Richwine said. See more (links to news site).

Anthony Facos '95 & M13. Photo courtesy Jeb Wallace-Brodeur, Seven Days (VT)Anthony Facos '95 & M'13 
June 5, 2023
Former longtime Montpelier (VT) Police Chief Anthony Facos is taking a new job. Facos, who has been the Director of Enforcement and Safety with the VT Department of Motor Vehicles for almost three years, will serve as the liaison to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Burlington (VT). See U.S. Attorney’s Office press release.

CAPT Derrick Eastman M'14CAPT Derrick Eastman M'14
June 2, 2023
Captain Derrick W. Eastman took the helm of the Patrol Squadron (VP) 30, Pro’s Nest, as its 46th commanding officer onboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville, June 2. Eastman relieved Capt. Jonathan E. Spore. More than 400 friends, family, and past/present Maritime Patrol & Reconnaissance warriors attended the ceremony. See more (links to news site).

COL Trevor W. Hough '95COL Trevor W. Hough '95
June 2, 2023
Col Trevor Hough ’95 is hailed as a hero for aiding in stopping attempted carjacking and capturing a robbery suspect. See more (links to news site).

Madyson Moore '15Madyson Moore '15
May 18, 2023
Congratulations to Madyson Moore on being named the new Head Women's Hockey Coach at the University of Dubuque. See more (links to university website).

Rear Adm. John Gumbleton ’89Rear Adm. John Gumbleton '89
May 4, 2023
President Biden nominated Norwich alum Rear Adm. John Gumbleton '89 for vice admiral and deputy commander of the United States Fleet Forces (USFF). See the full article (links to Norwich news site).

Joanna Owen Schmergel '99Joanna Owen Schmergel '99
April 10, 2023
Joanna's Boston Bridges Initiative works to connect city kids and suburban kids through art. See more (links to news video).

Michael Agnes '20Michael Agnes '20
April 3, 2023
Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Agnes, a native of Jefferson Township, supports versatile missions while serving at Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 2. Agnes joined the Navy two years ago and today, he serves as an aviation rescue swimmer. See more (links to news article).

Brent White '05 (l.) and the Matthew Rodman family (r.)Brent White '05 & M'07
and Matt Rodman '05
March 27, 2023
Brent (left in photo) on his journey to the Boston Marathon: "I learned from social media that Matt Rodman '05 has a son who is an open-heart patient at Boston Children's Hospital. In September 2022 I reached out to Matthew and his family (all at right in photo) to see if they would support my application to run the 2023 Boston Marathon with their son, Nathaniel as my patient partner. I am pleased to pass along that I was accepted to the BCH 2023 Miles for Miracles Boston Marathon team."
See the full article (links to Norwich news site).
Link to donate to Miles for Miracles.
See a prior story of Nathaniel  Rodman's police escort to a Spring '21 surgery.

Jason Everman M'17Jason Everman M'17
March 6, 2023
Jason, a former band member of Nirvana, Soundgarden and Mind Funk, later became a US Army Ranger and Green Beret. Inspired by a Navy SEAL friend, Everman abandon his musical career and entered the Army in 1994 at the age of 27. See more on


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