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December 2014

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Naval Academy to Host Debate on Future of Aircraft Carriers

  POSTED ON: Monday, December 29, 2014 by PAO office

Press Release: #102-14 ANNAPOLIS, Md.— The U.S. Naval Academy Museum will present a debate on the future of aircraft carriers in the Mahan auditorium Friday, Jan. 9, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. The event is open to the public. Assistant ...

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Naval Academy Announces December Holiday Gate Hours

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by PAO office

Press Release: #101-14 ANNAPOLIS, Md. - U.S. Naval Academy Gates 1 and 3 will have modified hours during the December holidays. The following gate hours will be in place during the holiday period of  Dec. 21 – Jan. 3. All USNA ...

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The History Behind the Ball Run

  POSTED ON: Thursday, December 11, 2014 by USNA PAO

Each year, the midshipmen of 13th Company run the Army-Navy Game ball from T-Court to the stadium in time for the game. MIDN 1/C Eliud Martinez, a member of 13th Company, writes about how this tradition came about. Retired Marine Lt. Col. Clay ...

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Letter to My Former Self: 2nd Lt Colleen E. Randolph

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by USNA PAO

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 2nd Lt. Colleen ...

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Naval Academy Included on Orion’s First Flight

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, December 09, 2014 by PAO office

Press Release: #100-14 ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Onboard Friday’s successful launch of Orion were several small items from the Naval Academy donated by former NASA astronaut and Class of 1973 graduate of the academy, Ken Reightler, who ...

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USNA Midshipman Selected For Marshall Scholarship

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, December 09, 2014 by USNA PAO

Naval Academy Midshipman 1st Class (senior) Andrea Howard of Norcross, Ga. was awarded a Marshall Scholarship, Tuesday, December 2. This highly-competitive academic scholarship provides two years of postgraduate study at an United Kingdom ...

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Navy Gets Fired Up!

  POSTED ON: Monday, December 08, 2014 by USNA PAO

Midshipman, faculty and staff rallied together Sunday night in anticipation of the upcoming Army/Navy Game. Navy enters one of the longest standing rivalries in college football with 12 consecutive wins. The pep rally, held at Farragut Field, ...

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USNA Represented On Orion Launch

  POSTED ON: Friday, December 05, 2014 by USNA PAO

On board this morning’s successful launch of Orion were several items from the Naval Academy donated by Distinguished Professor and Robert A. Heinlein Chair Ken Reightler. NASA photo by Bill Ingalls Reightler, Naval Academy Class of ...

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A New Original: The Brigade Bowl

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, December 03, 2014 by MIDN 1/C Gabby Dimaapi

Here at the Naval Academy, everyone is an athlete. We endlessly support our Division I and Club Athletics. This year with the help of Midn 2/C Samuel Peters and Miguel Nieves, our two regiments’ sports bosses, the intramural sports ...

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Naval Academy Midshipman Awarded Marshall Scholarship

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, December 03, 2014 by USNA PAO

Press Release #: 098 ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Naval Academy Midshipman 1st Class (senior) Andrea Howard of Norcross, Ga. was awarded a Marshall Scholarship, Tuesday, December 2. This highly-competitive academic scholarship provides two years of ...

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USNA Spreads Holiday Cheer in Annapolis

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

Midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy’s 6th Company and representatives from the Annapolis chapter of the Salvation Army gathered in Bancroft Hall Dec. 2 for the 24th annual Giving Tree lighting ceremony. Each year the midshipmen ...

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Mids Share USNA Experiences With Students at Home

  POSTED ON: Monday, December 01, 2014 by USNA PAO

Several midshipmen heading home for the Thanksgiving holiday last week took advantage of the occasion to visit their high schools and talk to students about the opportunities the Naval Academy offers to midshipmen and to other students through ...

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