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November 2014

Faces of the U.S. Naval Academy

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, December 02, 2014 by USNA PAO

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, our next featured midshipman is MIDN 2/C Samantha Billy, granddaughter of a World War II Navajo Code Talker. 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

  POSTED ON: Thursday, November 27, 2014 by USNA PAO

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Sponsor Families Provide a Home Away From Home

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by USNA PAO

During the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, it is predicted that more than 20 percent of the Naval Academy’s Midshipmen will not make the journey back home. However, for these Mids, there is still a chance to celebrate with friends and ...

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MAG Helps Get Annapolis Students Excited About Physical Fitness

  POSTED ON: Saturday, November 22, 2014 by USNA PAO

Members of the Midshipman Action Group have been working with the Mighty Milers program to help get young students excited about physical fitness. The Mighty Milers is an after school running program sponsored by Annapolis Recreation and Parks. ...

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Class of 2015 Service Assignment: MIDN 1/C Dan Bohannon

  POSTED ON: Thursday, November 20, 2014 by USNA PAO

MIDN 1/C Dan Bohannon was selected to be a naval flight officer. "It wasn't until first class year that I seriously considered putting aviation community in my top preferences,” said Bohannon. “Specifically I found being a ...

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Class of 2015 Service Assignment: MIDN 1/C Annie-Norah Beveridge

  POSTED ON: Thursday, November 20, 2014 by USNA PAO

MIDN 1/C Annie-Norah Beveridge was selected for the submarine community. “I really look up to all of our predecessors and I am thankful that they have paved the way. The females that I met during my youngster submarine cruise were ...

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Class of 2015 Service Assignment: MIDN 1/C Jonathan Lucas

  POSTED ON: Thursday, November 20, 2014 by USNA PAO

MIDN 1/C Jonathan Lucas, 1st Regiment executive officer, will be a submarine officer. He was selected earlier this year, but still enjoyed watching his company mates find out their service selections today. "I actually selected in early April, ...

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Class of 2015 Service Assignment: MIDN 1/C Shannon Cuthbert

  POSTED ON: Thursday, November 20, 2014 by USNA PAO

MIDN 1/C Shannon Cuthbert, 12 Company honor advisor, was selected for Surface Warfare. "I am really excited to get out into the fleet and be a naval officer. I am looking forward to doing what I have been training for. I am so grateful for all ...

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Class of 2015 Service Assignment: MIDN 1/C Ian Sharbel

  POSTED ON: Thursday, November 20, 2014 by USNA PAO

This is MIDN 1/C Ian Sharbel, who was selected to be a Marine pilot. “I’m pretty excited right now. It’s been a long time dream. My father and grandfather were both Marines, and many other members of my family are ...

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Class of 2015 Service Assignment: MIDN 1/C Zane Markel

  POSTED ON: Thursday, November 20, 2014 by USNA PAO

The long wait has come to an end. The Class of 2015 found out their service assignments today. This is MIDN 1/C Zane Markel, who was chosen for the SWO - Information Warfare option. He will enter the fleet as a SWO but, once he earns his warfare ...

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Service Selection Wrap-up

  POSTED ON: Thursday, November 20, 2014 by USNA PAO

At noon today, the midshipmen of the Class of 2015 found out their service assignments - which communities they will serve in after graduation in May. It's an important milestone for the mids that puts them one step closer to the fleet jobs ...

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Mid Sailors Save The Day

  POSTED ON: Thursday, November 20, 2014 by Gary Lambrecht

For skipper Brandt Clemons ’15, leading Navy’s victorious offshore sailing crew on 44-foot Gallant in last month’s Annapolis Yacht Club Fall Series made for a very satisfying weekend. But Clemons will always remember ...

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First Army-Navy Spirit Spot

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by USNA PAO

Watch the First Army/Navy Spirit Spot. It is now in YouTube.

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USNA Chinese Culture Club Visits New York

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by MIDN 2/C Wesley Yuan

USNA’s Chinese Culture Club visited New York during the weekend before Veterans Day. We visited the American Legion Post 1291 in Chinatown, where they have the country's greatest number of Chinese-American members. The American Legion ...

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Holiday Season at the Navy Lodge

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 by USNA PAO

The holiday season is rapidly approaching. For a season of family and fun, keep the Navy Lodge in mind for holiday guests. “Navy Lodges are the perfect place for guests of military members to stay during the holidays,” said ...

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Naval Academy Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Gate Hours

  POSTED ON: Sunday, November 16, 2014 by PAO office

Press Release: #095-14 ANNAPOLIS, Md. - U.S. Naval Academy Gates 1 and 3 will have modified hours during the Thanksgiving holiday. The following gate hours will be in place during the holiday period of    Nov. 27-30, ...

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U.S. Naval Academy Parachute Team

  POSTED ON: Sunday, November 16, 2014 by USNA PAO

Midshipmen at the Naval Academy are pretty impressive. They catch bullets in their teeth. They leap tall buildings in a single bound. Okay, they don't really do that. But they do do this:

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Brigade Bowl 2014 Spirit Spots

  POSTED ON: Friday, November 14, 2014 by USNA PAO

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6th Co Intramural Domination / Brigade Bowl

  POSTED ON: Friday, November 14, 2014 by MIDN 1/C Molly Hanna

If you have been reading the recent installments of “Intramural Scott Strasemeier” emails, then you know that 6th Company intramural warriors dominate on the athletic fields. Whether it’s basketball, flag football, ...

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USNA's Sprint Football Team Takes Down Army

  POSTED ON: Thursday, November 13, 2014 by MIDN 1/C Annie-Norah Beveridge

On Friday, October 31st the Naval Academy Sprint Football team took down Army, 27-7, finishing their season atop the CSFL standings with a perfect 7-0 record. I caught up with the senior quarterback and co-captain, Joe Hampton, to learn a little ...

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USNA Faculty and Staff: It's On Us

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 by USNA PAO

Faculty and staff across the Naval Academy Yard pledge to stop sexual assault and foster an environment where everyone on the Yard feels safe. It's on all of us.

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U.S. Naval Academy Museum Makes Top Ten

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 by USNA PAO

The U.S. Naval Academy Museum, housed in Preble Hall, is listed among the top ten "military museums that bring battles to life," according to a recent article in USA Today. The museum was cited for its multimedia exhibits that cover U.S. naval ...

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What is Movember? Q&A With MIDN 2/C Bray Wilcock

  POSTED ON: Monday, November 10, 2014 by USNA PAO

It's Midshipman Mustache Month at the U.S. Naval Academy. While typically midshipmen are required to be clean shaven, they're given the opportunity during November (or "Movember") to grow facial hair in an effort to bring attention to men's ...

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Photo of the Week: Autumn on the Yard

  POSTED ON: Sunday, November 09, 2014 by USNA PAO

Autumn on the Yard

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USNA's Native American Heritage Club

  POSTED ON: Saturday, November 08, 2014 by USNA PAO

While USNA's Native American Heritage Club is quite new on the scene, they have already had an impact on the Brigade. MIDN 1/C Stefanie Cotner, the NAHC Public Affairs Officer has done a great job spreading the word about events, from the famous ...

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Letter to My Former Self: LTJG Dave Galluch

  POSTED ON: Friday, November 07, 2014 by author of the story

In the "Letter to My Former Self" series, USNA graduates lay out the advice they would give themselves as midshipmen based on their experiences as junior officers in the Navy or Marine Corps. This week's letter was written by LTJG Dave Galluch, ...

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Are you SWOtivated to join the surface community?

  POSTED ON: Thursday, November 06, 2014 by LT Harry Qui

Service assignment for the first class midshipmen is coming up later this month. By now the Class of 2015 has had experience during their summer training observing a variety of jobs available to naval officers that will help them make their first ...

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16 Minutes from Home

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 by MIDN 1/C Annie-Norah Beveridge

Throughout my time at the Naval Academy, our cross country course has changed to accommodate the building of the new commissary, Saturday morning golfers and worn-out terrain. However, one landmark has remained an important part of the course. As ...

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Weekly Intramural Sports Update - Week 7

  POSTED ON: Monday, November 03, 2014 by USNA PAO

Under the direction of the Commandant of Midshipmen, the Naval Academy's Intramural Sports program serves as a leadership laboratory within the brigade and offers midshipmen personal development in the operations, officiating and supervision of a ...

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October 31st

  POSTED ON: Monday, November 03, 2014 by MIDN 1/C Annie-Norah Beveridge

Halloween at the Naval Academy may very well be the most entertaining Halloween experience for the Brigade of Midshipmen. Halloween is a wonderful morale booster that fosters creativity and pride. Of all the costumes that were judged by the ...

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Naval Academy Midshipmen Celebrate Halloween

  POSTED ON: Sunday, November 02, 2014 by MIDN 1/C Gabby Dimaapi

Halloween is one of the more exciting times of year for midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy. With company and battalion parties, the haunted house on Hospital Point, unique costumes, and a special themed meal prepared by the dedicated workers in ...

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