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  POSTED ON: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 8:10 AM by

#053     The Naval Academy inducted 1,191 midshipmen into the Class of 2019, Wednesday, July 1. This year’s plebe (freshmen) class includes the largest number of women, 325. They make up 27% of the Class of 2019.

Event                                                   Date                                         Time                     Location

Plebe Formal Parade                            Friday, July 17                         9:30 a.m.               Worden Field

Plebe Formal Parade                            Friday, July 24                         9:30 a.m.              Worden Field    

Plebe Formal Parade                            Friday, Aug. 7                           9:30 a.m.               Worden Field

Plebe Formal Parade                            Saturday, Aug. 15                      9:30 a.m.            Worden Field

Plebe Formal Parade                            Thursday, Aug. 20                     5 p.m.             Worden Field

     The parade Aug. 15 is in conjunction with Plebe Parent’s Weekend, Aug. 13-16.  Other Plebe Parent’s Weekend events are not open to the public.  The Aug. 20 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 (plebe class) 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, for more information about the U.S. Naval Academy visit, or visit our Facebook page. Plebe Summer photos may be found at


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