The 37th Annual 

Illinois All Academy Ball 

United as One in 2021

A Virtual Soiree

January 31 

7:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Central Standard Time 

RSVP Opens Soon

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Want to stay connected to learn about event planning? Please email us. 

YEAR 2020 LEADERSHIP

COMMITTEE MEMBERS & VOLUNTEERS 

Tammy McMiller, President and Chair

United States Military Academy 

Tracy McCormick, Vice President 

United States Naval Academy 

 

Eric A. McMiller I, Treasurer 

United States Military Academy

 

Tammy Nigam, Secretary

United States Military Academy

United States Military Academy 

Trisha Bottarini

Luke McMiller 

Bill Ratzer

United States Air Force Academy 

Emily Collias

Anna Adams  

 

United States Naval Academy

Michelle Hinca 

United States Coast Guard Academy 

Parent Club Board Members 

United States Merchant Marine Academy 

Parent Club Board Members 

  FAQs 

What is the Illinois All Academy Ball?

The IAAB (Illinois All Academy Ball) is an annual event held in the Chicago area honoring and connecting cadets, midshipmen, alumni and parents of the five federal services academies: the U.S Military Academy (West Point), the U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis), the U.S. Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs), the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (New London) & the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point).

For more than 30 years, the parent clubs of the five U.S. service academies have worked together to create an appreciation event for the young men and women who attend our nation's service academies. This formal event, the IAAB, has been a way for us to celebrate and encourage these future leaders and thank them for their willingness to serve our great nation. It is an opportunity for the cadets and midshipmen to enjoy camaraderie, good food, a memorable speaker, and dancing.  

 

What is the Service Academy Parents Club?

The Joint Services Academies of Illinois Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, made possible by the hard work of volunteers from parent associations of the five service academies. Our parent volunteers work together with sponsors and donors to underwrite and organize this annual event. All monies raised are to support bringing together military cadets/midshipmen and families and help to defray the cost of this celebration of service by our young men and women.


What is the purpose of the Illinois All Academy Ball?

To support Illinois region service academy parent clubs planning and coordination to host this memorable annual event. Each year, one of the academies serve as the chair, and the academy that will take on the reign the following year serves as the vice president. Our mission is to honor the young men and women that have committed themselves to our country. We also solicit and encourage Illinois politicians and businesses to support this marquee event by attending or through sponsorship.

 

What happens at the event?

Illinois cadets and midshipmen along with their date, family,  and friends will enjoy a unique virtual experience. Stay tuned for details. Sign up to receive information about event registration and updates. 


When/where is the event?

This year's location will be virtual! Stay tuned for more details... Sign up to receive information about event registration and updates.  

Who can attend?

All cadets, midshipmen, their dates, family members and friends. In addition, elected officials, community leaders, business leaders, and first responders.

How much does it cost to attend the event?

The virtual event's cost and date is TBD. Stay tuned for more details... Not on the mailing list? Join it today.

What is the dress code?

This is TBD... stay tuned for more details. Not on the mailing list? Join it today.

 

Can I volunteer to help? 

Yes! We need cadets, midshipmen, and parents to volunteer. If you are volunteering or considering volunteering, thank you! This is an event that requires help from all academy cadet and midshipmen family members (ages 14 and older). Below, you will find an overview of volunteer opportunities. 

  • Color Guard- lead the induction of the ceremony.

  • Missing Man Table- conduct required activities to honor fallen and missing soldiers.

  • Firstie Toast- conduct a toast to your outgoing class.

  • Fundraising Activities (must be over 18 years of age)- manage activities and sell raffle tickets during the event.  

  • Wine Pull (must be over 21 years of age)- manage wine pull activities and collect monies.

  • National Anthem Performance- sing the National Anthem at the event.

  • Event Set-up- Help coordinate and implement table settings, signage, etc. 

 

EVENT SPONSORS

If you are considering sponsoring the year 2020 event, thank you! This annual event supports young men and women that are dedicated to our country. We appreciate your display of gratitude for their commitment to our country and their sacrifice. Please contact us at JointServicesIl@gmail.com to discuss sponsorship. 

This year's event is virtual. Will you be there? 

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