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NAVAL ACADEMY CLASS OF 2023 OBTAIN CAREER ASSIGNMENTS

  POSTED ON: Friday, November 18, 2022 by mediarelations@usna.edu

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – More than 1,000 midshipmen in the Class of 2023 received their service assignments yesterday in Bancroft Hall at the United States Naval Academy. Midshipmen may select from 24 different career choices in the U.S. Navy ...

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Featured Firstie: 1/C Benjamin Kwong

  POSTED ON: Friday, November 18, 2022 by mediarelations@usna.edu

Today’s Firstie Friday is MIDN 1/C Ben Kwong, a Newport Beach, California native and the 9th Company operations officer. He is a cyber operations major and member of the Navy Club Volleyball team. He is also the vice president of the ...

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NAVAL ACADEMY MIDSHIPMAN NAMED RHODES SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

  POSTED ON: Monday, November 14, 2022 by mediarelations@usna.edu

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Midshipman 1st Class (senior) Benjamin Kwong, 21, of Newport Beach, California, was recently selected as the United States Naval Academy’s 55th Rhodes Scholar. Over 840 applicants were endorsed by 244 schools ...

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Featured Firstie: 1/C Elise Lindsay

  POSTED ON: Friday, November 11, 2022 by mediarelations@usna.edu

Today’s Firstie Friday is MIDN 1/C Elise Lindsay, a platoon commander in 15th Company from Bowie, Maryland. She is the Training Officer for the Diversity Peer Educator Program and a member of the Midshipmen Black Studies Club, ...

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Midshipmen Run Marine Corps Marathon in Honor of Fallen Classmate

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, November 09, 2022 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jordyn Diomede

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Around 11,400 participants gathered at the starting line of the 47th Marine Corps Marathon near the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, Oct. 30. Of those participants, approximately 50 were U.S. Naval ...

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Featured Firstie: 1/C Dane Campbell

  POSTED ON: Friday, November 04, 2022 by mediarelations@usna.edu

Today’s Firstie Friday is MIDN 1/C Dane Campbell from Viera, Florida, a naval architecture major and a platoon commander in 1st Company. November is Native American Heritage Month, and we are proud to highlight members of the Brigade ...

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Featured Firstie: 1/C Annabel Powers

  POSTED ON: Friday, October 21, 2022 by mediarelations@usna.edu

Today’s Firstie Friday is the Brigade Dignity and Respect Officer: MIDN 1/C Annabel Powers. Powers is a mechanical engineering major from New Orleans, Louisiana and a member of 12th Company. Powers came to the Naval Academy to ...

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Featured Firstie: 1/C Mundo Villalva Lijo

  POSTED ON: Friday, October 14, 2022 by mediarelations@usna.edu

Today’s Firstie Friday is MIDN 1/C Mundo Villalva Lijo of 8th Company, from Saint Paul, Minnesota! Lijo is an applied physics major and the president of the Latin American Studies Club. Growing up in a Mexican-American household, Lijo ...

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Featured Firstie: 1/C Joe Phelan

  POSTED ON: Friday, October 07, 2022 by mediarelations@usna.edu

Today’s Firstie Friday is the Diversity Conference Chair, MIDN 1/C Joe Phelan. Phelan is from Cincinnati, Ohio and a platoon commander in 22nd Company. The 3rd Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference was held this week; Phelan ...

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Midshipman Recognized as Recipient of Distinguished Military Service Award

  POSTED ON: Saturday, October 01, 2022 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jordyn Diomede

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month – observed from September 15 to October 15 each year – the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) and the entire Navy and Marine Corps team celebrates the many contributions made ...

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Featured Firstie: 1/C Faith Brooks

  POSTED ON: Friday, September 30, 2022 by mediarelations@usna.edu

Today’s Firstie Friday is MIDN 1/C Faith Brooks, a member of 20th Company and this semester’s Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention Education (SHAPE) Commander. USNA’s SHAPE program empowers midshipmen to confront ...

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Featured Firstie: 1/C Lian Dunlevy

  POSTED ON: Friday, September 23, 2022 by mediarelations@usna.edu

Today’s Firstie Friday is the Brigade Executive Officer MIDN 1/C Lian Dunlevy, a member of 15th Company from Morgantown, West Virginia. Dunlevy chose to attend the Naval Academy because he wanted more than just academic development: ...

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Featured Firstie: 1/C Randy Rodriguez

  POSTED ON: Friday, September 16, 2022 by mediarelations@usna.edu

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, today’s Firstie Friday is MIDN 1/C Randy Rodriguez, a platoon commander in 16th Company. A first-generation Mexican American, Rodriguez hails from Atlanta and lived in Guerrero, Mexico, for two years ...

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Featured Firstie: 1/C James Crossfield

  POSTED ON: Friday, September 09, 2022 by mediarelations@usna.edu

This week’s Firstie Friday is a 9th Company squad leader — MIDN 1/C James Crossfield of Philadelphia. Crossfield is a robotics and control engineering major who recently studied abroad in Dubai for a semester. His immersion ...

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9/11 Remembrance Events 2022

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, September 06, 2022 by mediarelations@usna.edu

As we begin the month of September, the U.S. Naval Academy remembers those who lost their lives, those who stepped up to serve, and the countless sacrifices made in the days, months, and years after the attacks of 9/11. Each year the Midshipman ...

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Featured Firstie: 1/C Kip Frankland

  POSTED ON: Friday, September 02, 2022 by mediarelations@usna.edu

In honor of College Colors Day and tomorrow’s home football opener, today’s Firstie Friday is this year’s Captain of Captains, MIDN 1/C Kip Frankland. Frankland is from Memphis, TN and has two younger siblings. He ...

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USNA Welcomes New Brigade Commander

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, August 31, 2022 by Story by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jordyn Diomede

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Each academic semester, a new brigade commander is selected to lead more than 4,400 midshipmen within the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) Brigade of Midshipmen. Midshipman 1st Class (senior) Morgan Prigmore has been selected ...

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Featured Firstie: 1/C Morgan Prigmore

  POSTED ON: Friday, August 26, 2022 by mediarelations@usna.edu

On Womens Equality Day, the first Firstie Friday of this semester is our Brigade Commander: MIDN 1/C Morgan Prigmore! She is a political science major and a proud member of third company. Prigmore was raised in Elverson, Pennsylvania, and is now ...

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2022 Cyber LREC to Israel

  POSTED ON: Monday, August 22, 2022 by MIDN 1/C Ashley Chung

Seven midshipmen, ranging from 3/C to 1/C, recently completed a three-week Cyber Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture program (LREC) in Israel. An LREC is a cultural immersion trip, with this one specifically tailored to Israel's culture and ...

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USNA Welcomes International Plebes in Class of 2026

  POSTED ON: Friday, August 05, 2022 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jordyn Diomede

The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) International Programs Office offers a wide variety of services and programs to midshipmen, faculty, and staff, but one particular program they manage is the four-year international midshipman program. According to ...

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2022-23 Fall Semester Parade Schedule

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, July 27, 2022 by mediarelations@usna.edu

The Naval Academy Brigade of Midshipmen will present formal dress parades on Worden Field this fall semester at the following dates and times: Friday, Sept. 2, at 4 p.m.  Friday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m.  Friday, Oct. 7, at 4 ...

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NAVAL ACADEMY IDENTIFIES DECEASED MIDSHIPMAN

  POSTED ON: Monday, July 18, 2022 by mediarelations@usna.edu

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The body of Midshipman 2nd Class (junior) Luke Gabriel Bird, 21, of New Braunfels, Texas, was found by Chilean authorities on July, 17, 2022, at approximately 10:30 a.m. in a lagoon of the Salto El Agua waterfall in ...

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USNA CONFIRMS DEATH OF A MIDSHIPMAN

  POSTED ON: Sunday, July 17, 2022 by mediarelations@usna.edu

The Naval Academy is deeply saddened to announce that a midshipman was confirmed deceased this morning. Foul play is not suspected. The Brigade of Midshipmen, faculty, and staff were notified of the midshipman’s death earlier today. Out ...

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CLASS OF 2026 PRESENT PLEBE SUMMER PARADES

  POSTED ON: Monday, July 11, 2022 by mediarelations@usna.edu

The members of the Naval Academy Class of 2026, known now as “plebes,” will present five formal parades on Worden Field as part of Plebe Summer, their six week-long indoctrination to the Naval Academy.  All parades ...

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Into the Storm, Under the Ocean

  POSTED ON: Friday, June 24, 2022 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jordyn Diomede

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) offers many summer internships and programs for midshipmen to take part in each year. One of those internship opportunities is a program called Training and Research in Oceanic and ...

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USNA ANNOUNCES INDUCTION AND OATH DAY FOR THE CLASS OF 2026

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 by mediarelations@usna.edu

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The U.S. Naval Academy will welcome approximately 1,200 members of the Class of 2026 when they report for their assigned Induction Day on Thursday, June 30, with an Oath of Office ceremony that evening. Families of the ...

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NAVAL ACADEMY IDENTIFIES DECEASED MIDSHIPMAN

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, June 08, 2022 by mediarelations@usna.edu

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Midshipman 1st Class (senior) Taylor Connors, 24, of Pleasant View, Utah, passed away the morning of June 7 in Philadelphia with family at his bedside. The circumstances surrounding his death are currently under ...

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USNA CONFIRMS DEATH OF A MIDSHIPMAN ON LEAVE

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, June 07, 2022 by mediarelations@usna.edu

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Naval Academy is deeply saddened to confirm that a midshipman died early this morning while on leave from the Naval Academy. The cause of death is being investigated. The Brigade of Midshipmen, faculty, and staff were ...

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Class of 2022 Graduation and Commissioning Ceremony Press Kit

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 by mediarelations@usna.edu

Virtual Press Kit Class of 2022 Graduation and Commissioning Ceremony Timeline Class of 2022 Statistics Commissioning Week Traditions U.S. Naval Academy Fact Sheet Rostrum Seating Chart Naval Academy Alumni Association Press Release: ...

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USNA Capstone Team Develops Mobile Railgun System

  POSTED ON: Friday, May 20, 2022 by MC1 Jordyn Diomede

Seven U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen spent the last two semesters developing a mobile railgun system as part of their senior capstone project. The capstone project is a year-long design project, and ultimately, the culmination of each ...

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Commissioning Week Gate and Shuttle Hours

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, May 11, 2022 by mediarelations@usna.edu

Commissioning Week Gate and Shuttle Hours *For the complete Commissioning Week schedule, parking information, access information, and other details, visit: https://www.usna.edu/CommissioningWeek/_files/documents/SOEFINALDRAFT.pdf Shuttle Bus ...

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An Operations Research Win Over Army and Air Force

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, May 10, 2022 by CDR Gary Lazzaro

On May 2, 2022, twelve 1st Class (senior) midshipmen operations research majors won the 10th annual “Sustainment Innovation Competition,” a tri-service-academy research competition sponsored by the Lockheed Martin Center for ...

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USNA Cyber Security Team Wins SANS NetWars Service Academy Cup Championship

  POSTED ON: Friday, May 06, 2022 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jordyn Diomede

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) midshipmen on the USNA Cyber Security Team, John_Pwn_Jones, won the 4th Annual SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security (SANS) NetWars Academy Services Cup Championship during the SANS Baltimore Spring 2022 ...

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Midshipmen and Eagle Scouts Participate in 40-Mile Hike

  POSTED ON: Friday, May 06, 2022 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Thomas Bonaparte

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - On April 30, the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) chapter of the National Eagle Scout Association participated in a 40-mile hike with Boy Scout Troop 35 from Baltimore. Fifty-seven midshipmen participated in the hike that started at the ...

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TWO NAVAL ACADEMY MIDSHIPMEN AWARDED KNIGHT-HENNESSY SCHOLARSHIP

  POSTED ON: Friday, May 06, 2022 by mediarelations@usna.edu

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Naval Academy Midshipman 1st Class (senior) William Jarrett, 22, of Gales Ferry, Connecticut, and Midshipman 1st Class (senior) Chase Lee, 22, of Las Vegas, Nevada, were recently named Knight-Hennessy ...

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Winning Wordle with Data Science

  POSTED ON: Monday, April 25, 2022 by MC1 Jordyn Diomede

The new popular game Wordle has been trending across the globe, but here at the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), professors like Joel Esposito have taken to implementing the game into his new data science and artificial intelligence (AI) elective ...

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TWO NAVAL ACADEMY MIDSHIPMEN NAMED BARRY GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

  POSTED ON: Monday, April 18, 2022 by mediarelations@usna.edu

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Midshipman 2nd Class (junior) Anders Gulbrandson, 21, of Orono, Minnesota, and Midshipman 2nd Class (junior) Kara Kniezewski, 21, of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, were recently selected as 2022 Barry Goldwater Scholars. This ...

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FEMA Administrator Visits USNA Classes

  POSTED ON: Friday, April 08, 2022 by MC3 Thomas Bonaparte Jr.

The U.S. Naval Academy’s Political Science Department welcomed Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Deanne Criswell as a guest lecturer on April 4, 2022.  Criswell spoke to students of the Politics of Homeland ...

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Midshipmen Participate in Computing Symposium at West Point

  POSTED ON: Monday, February 14, 2022 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jordyn Diomede

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Nine U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen from various computing majors attended the third annual Jean Bartik Computing Symposium (JBCS) at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, Feb. 10-11. The symposium, named ...

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Midshipmen Study Abroad in France

  POSTED ON: Monday, February 07, 2022 by mediarelations@usna.edu

During this fall semester 2021 of Midshipman 1st Class (senior) Matthew Pickard and Midshipman 2nd Class (junior) Zachary Bell participated in the semester abroad program at the French Naval Academy (Ecole Navale), in Brittany, France. Their ...

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FIVE NAVAL ACADEMY MIDSHIPMEN AWARDED STAMPS SCHOLARSHIPS

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, December 21, 2021 by mediarelations@usna.edu

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Five U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen were recently awarded a Stamps Scholarship, a merit-based academic scholarship which assists students associated with studying abroad, experiential learning opportunities, and ...

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USNA MIDSHIPMEN DONATE FOOD FOR HARVEST FOR THE HUNGRY

  POSTED ON: Friday, November 19, 2021 by mediarelations@usna.edu

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Midshipmen of the U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen Action Group (MAG), the USNA Chaplain Center, and members of the Naval Academy community donated nearly 90 thousand pounds of non-perishable food for this year’s Harvest ...

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U.S. Naval Academy Honors Midshipman David Forney

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, March 04, 2020 by mediarelations@usna.edu

Sailors from Naval District Washington’s Ceremonial Guard carry the casket of Midshipman 1st Class David Forney into the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel. The U.S. Naval Academy honored the life of Forney, from Walkersville, Maryland, with a ...

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U.S. Naval Academy Honors Midshipman Duke Carrillo

  POSTED ON: Friday, February 14, 2020 by mediarelations@usna.edu

#passthrough--> #passthrough--> Midshipmen render salutes to Midshipman 3rd Class Duke Carrillo as a processional hearse carries his flag-draped casket to the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery for burial. The U.S. Naval Academy honored the life of ...

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