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Naval Academy Spring Formal Dress Parades

Posted on: April 03, 2013 08:00 EDT

Press Release #: 022-13

NOTE TO EDITORS AND REPORTERS:  Please call the Naval Academy Public Affairs Office at (410) 293-2292 by noon, at least one day prior to the date of the parade that you plan to attend.  

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Naval Academy Brigade of Midshipmen will present formal dress parades on the following dates at 4 p.m.

  • Wednesday, April 10
  • Friday, April 19 
  • Friday, April 26

The parades will take place on Worden Field at the Naval Academy. The public is invited to attend without charge.

Parades are a visual presentation of the military discipline, professionalism and teamwork necessary to succeed as a member of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, and have been a part of Naval Academy training since its establishment in 1845. The Brigade of Midshipmen marches from Bancroft Hall to the Naval Academy parade field, Worden Field, accompanied by the Naval Academy Band and the Drum & Bugle Corps of the Brigade of Midshipmen.  On Worden Field the Brigade performs the manual of arms, renders honors to the senior officer or civilian dignitary present, and passes in review before the official party and guests.

Pedestrian visitors may walk to the parade through Gate 1 (at the intersection of King George Street and Randall Street) or Gate 3 (Maryland Avenue) and will be required to show a picture ID.  All bags are subject to search.

Vehicles with Department of Defense decals may drive on through Gate 1 or Gate 8.

Vehicles without DOD decals are not permitted to drive onto the Naval Academy grounds, with exception for handicapped visitors with valid handicapped vehicle decals. 

For a complete list of visitor access information, maps, and security restrictions, click here: http://www.usna.edu/visit.htm     

Please call 410-293-1520 for general information about the parades. For more information about the Naval Academy visit www.usna.edu or visit our Facebook page.

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