Welcome to the 2023 Wisconsin All-Academies Ball Website!

The Wisconsin All-Academies Ball is an annual event honoring and connecting cadets, midshipmen, alumni, families and supporters of the five federal service academies. Over 200 of Wisconsin’s best and brightest young men and women have been appointed to and then chosen to attend the Naval Academy, the Military Academy at West Point, the Coast Guard Academy, the Air Force Academy, or the Merchant Marine Academy.

This formal event is a way for us to celebrate and encourage these future military officers and thank them for their willingness to serve. It is an opportunity for these midshipmen and cadets to come together, celebrate their Wisconsin roots and enjoy camaraderie, knowing that upon graduation and commissioning they will work together to protect and defend our great nation.

We thank our sponsors and individual donors for their generosity for without their support, this celebration would not be possible.

We hope to see you on December 30!
~ The WISNAPA Board and Ball Planning Committee
Discovery World
500 North Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Date & Time
Registration and Cocktails
Check-in begins at 5:30pm.  
Park in the underground garage at Discovery World and join us on the Promenade for socializing, hors d'oeuvres and drinks from 5:30-6:30pm.  The Great Lakes Exhibit and the Aquarium will be open for viewing for all of our guests.  In-Focus Photography will be available to take professional photos for those interested.
Program and Dinner
All will gather in the Pavilion for the Program and Dinner. Our keynote speaker will be Retired Vice Admiral Dirk Debbink of the US Navy.
Following dinner, the celebration moves to the Pilot House for an evening of dancing overlooking Lake Michigan.  Deja Vu will once again return to provide music!
Discovery World
500 North Harbor Drive Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Discovery World is located off of Lincoln Memorial Drive on Milwaukee’s Lakefront between the Milwaukee Art Museum and Summerfest Grounds.
Underground Parking at Discovery World is included in the price of your ticket. The underground parking garage is heated and offers accessible parking spaces. The parking garage entrance has a clearance of 6 ft, 8 in.

DEADLINE to reserve rooms at special block rate is November 30th
The Westin Milwaukee (map)
550 N Van Buren Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Homewood suites by Hilton milwaukee downtown
Homewood Suites by Hilton Milwaukee Downtown (map)
500 N. Water Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Marriott Milwaukee downtown
Milwaukee Marriott Downtown (map)
323 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Midshipmen and Cadet Photos Needed!
WISNAPA is collecting pictures for the 2023 AAMB to be played during the program at the ball. If you are the parent of a midshipman or cadet, please submit 3 photos by uploading them to this Google Photo album. Once a photo is uploaded, please click on the individual picture in the album and then click on the small info button in the upper right corner. ( i ) In that space, please type the Rank, Name, Academy and Hometown of your cadet (ie 1/C Jesse Smith, USNA, Madison)
WISNAPA has a limited number of 2023 Wisconsin All-Academies Military Ball Commemorative Challenge Coins available for purchase. These are identical to the coins that the midshipmen and cadets will be receiving at the ball. If you are interested in purchasing a challenge coin, you may do so during the online registration process while supplies last. The coins cost $12 each and will be distributed at the Ball on December 30.
Mixed Greens Salad (GF, VG)
Entree choices:
Italian Roasted Chicken: roasted semi-boneless chicken breast with rosemary and garlic caramelized brussels sprouts and roasted potatoes (GF)
Braised Short Ribs: boneless short ribs with potato puree, blanched carrots, red wine (GF)
Vegetable Lasagna: eggplant, zucchini, squash, cauliflower and mushrooms layered with homemade tomato sauce (GF, VG)
Flourless Chocolate Cake: rich chocolate cake served with raspberry sauce and Chantilly cream (GF)

Frequently Asked Questions
Join us on December 30
We look forward to celebrating with you!
Contact Us
Contact the WISNAPA board with any questions.

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