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Plebe Summer Parade Calendar - Class of 2018

Posted on: July 01, 2014 07:00 EDT

Press Release #: 063-14

NOTE TO EDITORS AND REPORTERS: If you wish to cover a plebe parade please call the Public Affairs Office no later than 3 p.m. the day before the parade at 410-293-2292. Parades are free, open to the public, subject to change and weather dependent. 

The Naval Academy inducted 1,192 midshipmen into the Class of 2018, July 1. This year’s plebe (freshmen) class includes the largest number of women, 303. They make up 25% of the Class of 2018.

Event   Date Time Location
Plebe Formal Parade Friday, July 18 9:30 a.m. Worden Field
Plebe Formal Parade Friday, July 25 9:30 a.m. Worden Field
Plebe Formal Parade Friday, Aug. 1 9:30 a.m. Worden Field
Plebe Formal Parade Saturday, Aug. 9 9:30 a.m. Worden Field
Plebe Formal Parade Monday, Aug. 18 9 a.m. Worden Field

The parade Aug. 9 is in conjunction with Plebe Parent’s Weekend, Aug. 8-10.  Other Plebe Parent’s Weekend events are not open to the public.  The Aug. 18 parade is the “Turnover Parade,” where the Plebe Summer midshipman leadership turns the plebes over to the Brigade of Midshipmen leadership. This event truly marks the end of Plebe Summer. 

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 Fourth Class Regiment (plebes) marches from Bancroft Hall to the Naval Academy parade field, Worden Field, accompanied by the Naval Academy Band and the Plebe Drum & Bugle Corps. On Worden Field the regiment 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.

For more information about Plebe Summer, visit www.usna.edu/PlebeSummer/, for more information about the U.S. Naval Academy visit, www.usna.edu or visit our Facebook page. Plebe Summer photos may be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/unitedstatesnavalacademy.

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