OPINFO, scheduled in conjunction with the Thanksgiving leave period, is one of the Academy’s most important outreach programs. Midshipmen who participate are granted extra leave to visit their local high schools and make other appearances to promote USNA. Members of the upper three classes take part. Contact your Blue and Gold officers to see if a midshipmen has been selected to participate in your area. Examples of venues include: school presentations, presentations to civic groups (Rotary and Kiwanis, etc) and open information seminars at public meeting locations. This program is an important part of the Academy’s marketing and recruiting programs. It is also an excellent opportunity for candidates to get a rare face-to-face meeting with a midshipman and hear what life is like on The Yard.