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Naval Academy Class of 2021 Arrives for Induction Day

  POSTED ON: Thursday, June 15, 2017 by mediarelations@usna.edu

WHO: Roughly 1,200 young men and women report as the Naval Academy Class of 2021. WHEN: Thursday, June 29 beginning at 6 a.m. WHERE: U.S. Naval Academy’s Alumni Hall, Annapolis, Md. WHAT: Incoming plebes (freshmen) are processed through ...

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Class of 2017 Statistics

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 by mediarelations@usna.edu

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (as of May 24, 2017) Total Graduates Men......................................... ...

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Naval Academy Announces Color Company

  POSTED ON: Thursday, May 04, 2017 by mediarelations@usna.edu

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The academy’s annual Color Parade, honors the fall and spring color companies and will be held on Worden Field, Thursday, May 25, at 11 a.m.  The parade is free and open to the public, however seating is ...

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Vice President Pence to Speak at Naval Academy Graduation

  POSTED ON: Monday, May 01, 2017 by mediarelations@usna.edu

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Vice President Mike Pence will speak at the graduation and commissioning ceremony for the U.S. Naval Academy’s Class of 2017, Friday, May 26, at 10 a.m. This event is not open to the public. Pence, a native of ...

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Naval Academy Wins National Security Agency Cyber Defense Exercise

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by mediarelations@usna.edu

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- U.S. Naval Academy’s Cyber Security Team won this year’s annual Service Academy Cyber Defense Exercise (CDX) Friday, April 14. CDX is an inter-service cyber-security competition sponsored and designed by the ...

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Naval Academy Midshipman Receives Truman Scholarship

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by mediarelations@usna.edu

ANNAPOLIS, Md. --  U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman 2nd Class (junior) David Laszcz, 25, of Lake Charles, La., was recently selected as a 2017 Truman Scholar. He is the academy's 24th Truman Scholar.  Sixty-two ...

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Naval Academy Library Opens Midshipmen Art and Poetry Exhibit

  POSTED ON: Thursday, April 13, 2017 by mediarelations@usna.edu

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Naval Academy’s Nimitz Library recently opened a new exhibit featuring art and poetry by midshipmen, which will be on display until Friday, May 26. The exhibit opening was held Monday, April 10, as part of ...

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U.S. Naval Academy to Host Special Olympics

  POSTED ON: Thursday, April 13, 2017 by mediarelations@usna.edu

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The U.S. Naval Academy will host the annual Maryland Special Olympics competition on Saturday, April 29, and Sunday, April 30, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in MacDonough Hall and on Ingram Track. The event is a collaboration between the ...

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Naval Academy Midshipman Wins on 'The Price is Right'

  POSTED ON: Monday, April 10, 2017 by mediarelations@usna.edu

NOTE TO EDITORS AND REPORTERS: Photos available by request. Please contact the Naval Academy Media Relations Office at 410-293-2292 or mediarelations@usna.edu. ANNAPOLIS, Md. — U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman 1st class (senior) ...

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Naval Academy Midshipman Awarded Hertz Fellowship

  POSTED ON: Thursday, March 23, 2017 by mediarelations@usna.edu

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman 1st Class (senior) Christopher Panuski, 21, of Davidson, N.C., was recently selected as a 2017 Hertz Foundation Fellowship recipient. The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation provides financial ...

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Midshipmen Travel to North Carolina for Volunteer Trip

  POSTED ON: Friday, March 10, 2017 by mediarelations@usna.edu

ANNAPOLIS, Md. –Members of the Naval Academy Midshipman Action Group (MAG) are spending their spring break in Lumberton, N.C., revitalizing areas devastated by Hurricane Matthew. Ten midshipmen and one Naval Academy staff member will ...

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Midshipmen Travel to Wisconsin for Volunteer Trip

  POSTED ON: Friday, March 10, 2017 by mediarelations@usna.edu

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Members of the Naval Academy Midshipman Action Group (MAG) are spending their spring break in Sheboygan County, Wis., assisting with a variety of community service projects. Nine midshipmen and one Naval Academy staff ...

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Midshipmen Travel to Washington State for Volunteer Trip

  POSTED ON: Friday, March 10, 2017 by mediarelations@usna.edu

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Members of the Naval Academy Midshipman Action Group (MAG) are spending their spring break in Everett, Wash., volunteering at the Everett Boys and Girls Club. Four midshipmen and one Naval Academy staff member will ...

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Naval Academy Accepting Applications for Summer Seminar

  POSTED ON: Thursday, March 09, 2017 by mediarelations@usna.edu

ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Applications are now being accepted through March 31 for the Naval Academy’s Summer Seminar. Rising high school seniors have the opportunity to choose from three sessions: June 3 - 8, June 10 - 15, and June 17 - ...

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USNA Summer STEM Program Now Accepting Applications

  POSTED ON: Thursday, March 09, 2017 by mediarelations@usna.edu

ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Applications are now being accepted through April 15 for the U.S. Naval Academy Summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Program. The Summer STEM Program is held in three sessions: June 5-10 for ...

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Naval Academy Women's Glee Club to Perform in Tucson, Ariz.

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 by mediarelations@usna.edu

The U.S. Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club will perform in Tucson, Ariz., Saturday, March 18, at 7 p.m. Admission is free and no tickets are required. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The concert will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian ...

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Naval Academy Women's Glee Club to Perform in Phoenix

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 by mediarelations@usna.edu

ANNAPOLIS, Md. —  The U.S. Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club will perform in Phoenix, Monday, March 13, at 7 p.m. Admission is free and no tickets are required. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  The concert will be held ...

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Naval Academy Women's Glee Club to Perform in Paradise Valley, Ariz.

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 by mediarelations@usna.edu

The U.S. Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club will perform in Paradise Valley, Ariz., Saturday, March 11, at 7 p.m. Admission is free and no tickets are required. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  The concert will be held at Valley ...

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Naval Academy Men's Glee Club to Perform in Los Angeles

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 by mediarelations@usna.edu

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club will perform in Los Angeles, Saturday, March 18, at 7 p.m. Admission is free and no tickets are required. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The concert will be held at St. Paul the ...

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Naval Academy Men's Glee Club to Perform in Newport Beach, Calif.

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 by mediarelations@usna.edu

 The U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club will perform in Newport Beach, Calif., Tuesday, March 14, at 7 p.m. Admission is free and no tickets are required. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The concert will be held at Our Lady Queen ...

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Naval Academy Men's Glee Club to Perform in Orange, Calif.

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 by mediarelations@usna.edu

The U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club will perform in Orange, Calif., Saturday, March 11, at 7 p.m. Admission is free and no tickets are required. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The concert will be held at St. John’s Lutheran ...

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#012-17 76th Annual Brigade Boxing Championships

  POSTED ON: Friday, February 17, 2017 by mediarelations@usna.edu

Note to Editors and Reporters: Media are invited to cover boxing finals held Friday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. Please contact the Public Affairs Office at mediarelations@usna.edu or 410-293-2292 to RSVP. The Naval Academy’s 76th ...

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#010-17 Naval Academy Midshipman to Compete in Jeopardy College Championship

  POSTED ON: Friday, February 17, 2017 by mediarelations@usna.edu

U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman 4th class (freshman) Gary Tse, 18, of Ellicott City, Md. will participate in Jeopardy’s College Championship this Friday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. on Fox. Jeopardy’s College Championship is a two week ...

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Midshipman Receives MLK Drum Major Award

  POSTED ON: Monday, January 16, 2017 by MC2 Brianna Jones

Naval Academy Midshipman 1st Class Megan Rosenberger, chief of staff for the Midshipman Action Group (MAG), received the 2017 Drum Major Award for her distinguished service at the 29th Annual Anne Arundel County Martin Luther King Jr. ...

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USNA Midshipmen hold 26th Annual Giving Tree Ceremony

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

The United States Naval Academy and the Salvation Army held the 26th annual Giving Tree lighting ceremony Nov. 29 in the rotunda of Bancroft Hall. Each year, midshipmen from 6th Company decorate the tree with paper angel ornaments that contain ...

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Naval Academy Class of 2017 Receives Service Assignments

  POSTED ON: Thursday, November 17, 2016 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

The United States Naval Academy (USNA) Class of 2017 received their service assignments Nov. 17, informing them which warfare communities they will serve once they are commissioned as officers in the Navy and Marine Corps. Throughout their four ...

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Class of 2020 Reunites With Family and Friends

  POSTED ON: Friday, August 12, 2016 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

Thousands of family members and friends anxiously scan the ranks of the noon meal formation, in hopes of spotting the class of 2020 plebe that belongs to them. It has been six weeks since these loved ones said goodbye to their sons and daughters ...

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U.S. Naval Academy Inducts Class of 2020

  POSTED ON: Friday, July 01, 2016 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

The U.S. Naval Academy welcomed the 1,184 men and women of the incoming Class of 2020 in Annapolis June 30 during Induction Day. Induction Day - or I-Day - marks the beginning of a demanding six-week indoctrination period called Plebe Summer, ...

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USNA Summer Programs Aim to Teach, Inspire Students

  POSTED ON: Thursday, June 30, 2016 by Nava

Every year during the month of June, high school students from around the country descend on the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) to participate in one of three programs designed to provide them with an immersive experience into the lives of USNA ...

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Midshipmen Teach Technical Entrepreneurial Workshop in Uganda

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

As the Class of 2016 lined up in Alumni Hall for their graduation ceremony walkthrough, two seats in the front row were noticeably empty. Less than a week until their commissioning, MIDN Zachary Dannelly and MIDN Richard Kuzma found themselves a ...

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USNA Graduates First Cyber Operations Midshipmen

  POSTED ON: Monday, May 23, 2016 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

By MC2 Tyler Caswell The first 27 of the U.S. Naval Academy’s cyber operations majors graduate May 27 with the Class of 2016. The academy first announced its intention to offer a cyber operations major in spring 2013, and the ...

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USNA Class of 2019 Conquers Herndon Monument

  POSTED ON: Monday, May 23, 2016 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

The plebes of the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2019 met and conquered the final challenge of their freshman year during the annual Herndon Monument Climb May 23. Working together to replace the plebe cover at the top with a midshipman cover, the ...

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USNA Hosts Banquet in Honor of Asian American, Pacific Islander Month

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

By MC2 Jonathan Correa The U.S. Naval Academy hosted a banquet honoring the upcoming Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month April 25 at the Naval Academy Club. Rear Adm. Victorino G. "Vic" Mercado, director of the Chief of Naval ...

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USNA Jiu Jitsu Victorious Over Army in Inaugural Army-Navy Meet

  POSTED ON: Monday, April 11, 2016 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

By Cmdr. Matthew Schell and Midshipman 1st Class Nick D’Antonio Thirteen members of the Naval Academy Jiu Jitsu team traveled to West Point March 26 to take on Army in the first ever head-to-head Army-Navy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu meet. Army ...

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USNA Hosts Students for SeaPerch STEM Event

  POSTED ON: Sunday, April 10, 2016 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

The United States Naval Academy (USNA) hosted a Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) event for Anne Arundel County Public Schools and surrounding counties at Rickover Hall April 9. More than 450 middle-school students from 40 ...

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USNA Midshipman Presents Governor's Harriet Tubman Day Proclamation

  POSTED ON: Friday, March 11, 2016 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) Midshipman 3rd Class Ashanti Curry presented an official proclamation from Maryland Governor Larry Hogan at the State Capitol March 10 commemorating the 16th Annual State of Maryland Harriet Ross Tubman Day of ...

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#012-16 USNA Women's Glee Club to Perform in Long Beach, Calif.

  POSTED ON: Monday, March 07, 2016 by mediarelations@usna.edu

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The U.S. Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club will perform in Long Beach, Calif., Friday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church, located at 607 E. 3rd Street. Admission is ...

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5 Mids Spend Semester Abroad in Beijing

  POSTED ON: Friday, February 26, 2016 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

Five Naval Academy midshipmen spent the fall semester in Beijing, China learning Mandarin and gaining a better understanding of Chinese culture, history, and language. Midshipmen 1st Class Amy Epperson and Joe Dinkel and Midshipmen 2nd Class ...

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USNA Holds USMC Service Assignment Dinner

  POSTED ON: Saturday, February 06, 2016 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

The assistant commandant of the Marine Corps was the keynote speaker at a dinner and reception Feb. 4 honoring the future Marine officers of the U.S. Naval Academy’s Class of 2016. Gen. John M. Paxton Jr. addressed the 269 first-class ...

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Submarine Force Commander Welcomes Future Officers to Fleet

  POSTED ON: Thursday, February 04, 2016 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

The Navy’s top submarine commander welcomed the future submariners of the U.S. Naval Academy’s Class of 2016 to the fleet at a dinner and reception Feb. 2. Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic, Vice Adm. Joe Tofalo addressed ...

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USNA Midshipman Interns With Naval Medical Research Unit in Peru

  POSTED ON: Monday, January 11, 2016 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

Naval Academy Midshipman 2nd Class Nicole Hadler recently took part in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) initiative in Peru, hosted by Naval Medical Research Unit 6. NAMRU-6 is in a unique position to provide comprehensive ...

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USNA Midshipmen Collect Toys for Local Kids

  POSTED ON: Monday, December 21, 2015 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

By MC2 Nathan Wilkes The U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman Action Group collected more than 1,000 toys from faculty, staff, and the brigade for the 2015 Toys for Tots drive Dec. 15. Marines from the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program ...

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USNA's LEAD Masters Program Preps Incoming Company Officers

  POSTED ON: Thursday, December 10, 2015 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

The Naval Academy's Leadership Education & Development (LEAD) Masters Program provides graduate education to incoming company officers and helps prepare them for their critical role in the academy’s mission of developing midshipmen ...

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Naval Academy Midshipmen Conduct Clean-up, Outreach

  POSTED ON: Sunday, December 06, 2015 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

The Midshipman Action Group (MAG) at the Naval Academy spearheaded a local community service project Dec. 5 in the Broadneck Peninsula just outside of Annapolis. Twenty-eight midshipmen worked side-by-side with Anne Arundel County personnel, ...

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Cellular Service Comes to Bancroft Hall

  POSTED ON: Friday, December 04, 2015 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

Gone are the days when midshipmen had to huddle outside in the midst of a Maryland winter to get a signal on their mobile phones. Cellular service has come to Bancroft Hall, thanks to the efforts of the Naval Academy’s Information ...

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Midshipman Receives Peer-Nominated Leadership Excellence Award

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

U.S. Naval Academy’s Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Division presented the Rear Admiral Draper Kauffman Leadership Excellence Award to Midshipman 1st Class Melissa Felman during a ceremony Nov. 23 in Memorial Hall. The ...

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Naval Academy Midshipmen Win Cyber Policy Competition

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

A team of three U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen claimed first place in the Cyber Policy Competition Nov. 14 during New York University's 12th annual Cyber Security Awareness Week event. The policy competition challenges students to propose public ...

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USNA Midshipmen Kickoff “It’s On Us” National Week of Action

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen launched the 2015 “It's On Us” National Week of Action in King Hall Nov. 9. The kick-off officially began with the release of the USNA “It's On Us” video, featuring midshipmen, ...

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Help Mids Support the Anne Arundel County Food Bank

  POSTED ON: Friday, October 30, 2015 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

Every October, food drive collection boxes fill up throughout the hallways of Bancroft Hall. Midshipmen are taking the initiative to help an important program - Harvest for the Hungry. Harvest for the Hungry, a Midshipman Action Group (MAG) ...

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USNA Hosts STEM Workshop for Middle School Girls

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler Caswell The U.S. Naval Academy’s Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Center for Education and Outreach hosted a girls-only STEM workshop for middle school-age girls Oct. ...

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Annapolis Mayor Gets Underway with Midshipmen

  POSTED ON: Monday, September 28, 2015 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

Annapolis Mayor Michael J. Pantelides received a crash course in seamanship and navigation during a visit to the Naval Academy Sept. 22. During the visit, Pantelides built upon previous interactions with USNA midshipmen and had the opportunity to ...

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Mids Run 110-Flight Stair Climb to Honor FDNY Firefighters

  POSTED ON: Friday, September 11, 2015 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

By MIDN 1/C Ginny Burger It takes five sets of stairs for midshipmen from 10th Company to get to their rooms.  They live on the uppermost floor of Bancroft Hall, the Naval Academy dormitory, and are very familiar with the struggle of ...

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Naval Academy Museum Announces New “Warrior Writers” Exhibit

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, September 09, 2015 by mediarelations@usna.edu

#056-15     ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Naval Academy Museum will open a new exhibit “Warrior Writers: The U.S. Naval Institute" beginning Thursday, Sept. 10, through Jan. 31, 2016. The exhibit ...

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Class of 2017 Commits to Serve

  POSTED ON: Friday, August 28, 2015 by MC2 Tyler Caswell

During the first two years at the Naval Academy, midshipmen have the option to choose a different path for their education and career. They can leave the academy, free and clear of any obligation to serve on active duty. Upon entering their third ...

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MAG Kicks Off 2015-16 "Mids For Kids" Program

  POSTED ON: Thursday, August 27, 2015 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

The Midshipman Action Group recently held a kickoff event for its "Mids for Kids" program, inviting local teachers for a USNA tour and social event at the Midshipman Activities Center on the Yard. Mids for Kids is a community outreach program ...

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USNA Class of 2019 Completes Plebe Summer

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

Thousands of family members and friends arrived at the U. S. Navy Academy (USNA) to witness the culmination of the Class of 2019’s Plebe Summer training during Plebe Parents' Weekend Aug. 13-16. Plebe Parents' Weekend provides an ...

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Plebes Near Completion of Summer Training

  POSTED ON: Monday, August 10, 2015 by Naval

The plebes of the Class of 2019 are nearing the end of their six-week, boot camp-style training program, Plebe Summer. Plebe Summer, which began July 1 on Induction Day, is designed to provide incoming students with a basic understanding of the ...

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Experiencing a Different Culture in Mongolia

  POSTED ON: Monday, July 20, 2015 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

By Midshipman 2nd Class Audrey Channell As the most sparsely populated country on the planet, Mongolia’s vast steppe and overwhelming immensity has intrigued the outside world for centuries. Heavily influenced by both the Soviets and ...

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Naval Academy Midshipmen Complete Summer Internship at NAVSSES

  POSTED ON: Friday, July 17, 2015 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

By Joseph Battista, NAVSSES Public Affairs Midshipmen 1st Class Montana Geimer and Steven Dull got a head start on their capstone senior design project while interning at Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station (NAVSSES) this summer. They built a ...

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Induction Day An Emotional Experience For Plebe Parents

  POSTED ON: Thursday, July 09, 2015 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

For the parents of the incoming Class of 2019, dropping their sons and daughters off at the U.S. Naval Academy’s Induction Day July 1 was an especially emotional experience. “It's something my daughter has wanted for a very ...

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U.S. Naval Academy Welcomes Class of 2019

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

The U.S. Naval Academy welcomed the incoming Class of 2019 in Annapolis July 1. 1,192 men and women arrived at the academy for Induction Day, more commonly known as I-Day, the beginning of the arduous six-week indoctrination period called Plebe ...

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Mids Learn Leadership Lesson From History

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 by MC2 Nathan Wilkes

Midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy attended the 2015 Gettysburg Leadership Encounter in Gettysburg, Penn., June 20-21 to help prepare them for challenges they may face during the upcoming academic year. The two-day retreat is designed to give ...

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Annapolis Welcomes French Frigate L'Hermione

  POSTED ON: Saturday, June 20, 2015 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

A large crowd braved the heat and humidity June 16 to welcome to Annapolis a replica of the 18th century French frigate L'Hermione. L'Hermione was the ship that carried the Marquis de Lafayette from Rochefort, France, to Boston in 1780 with the ...

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Marines Making Marines: USNA's Leatherneck Program

  POSTED ON: Thursday, June 11, 2015 by author of the story

More than 375 midshipmen entering their final year at the United States Naval Academy are spending four weeks at Marine Corps Base Quantico for the Leatherneck evolution. Leatherneck’s four-part program gives first class midshipmen the ...

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USNA Graduates Class of 2015

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

An estimated 30,000 people filled the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, May 22 to witness the swearing in of the U.S. Navy's and Marine Corps' newest officers. The Naval Academy Class of 2015 graduated 1,070 men and women, ...

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Midshipmen Discover Historical Link

  POSTED ON: Monday, May 25, 2015 by MC3 Nathan Wilkes

During a recent visit to the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) laundry facility, Midshipmen 1st Class Jeremy Duruji, Dane Oshiro, and Jesus Arrambide found something more than the uniform items they were originally looking for. Amongst a pile of assorted ...

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Midshipmen Collect Shoes For Those in Need

  POSTED ON: Monday, May 18, 2015 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

Midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy’s Midshipman Action Group (MAG) collected more than 550 pairs of shoes from the Class of 2018 May 18 to donate to Planet Aid. The shoes were collected as the plebes began the traditional Herndon ...

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USNA Midshipmen Triumph over Herndon Climb

  POSTED ON: Monday, May 18, 2015 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen from the Class of 2018 conquered the final hurdle of their freshman year during the annual Herndon Monument climb May 18. Every year, the roughly 1,000 members of the academy's plebe class form a human pyramid around ...

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Midshipman Amtrak Victim Identified

  POSTED ON: Friday, May 15, 2015 by mediarelations@usna.edu

#043-15     ANNAPOLIS, Md.— The Naval Academy is deeply saddened to report that Naval Academy Midshipman 3rd Class (sophomore) Justin B. Zemser, was one of the passengers who lost their life due to injuries sustained ...

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USNA Peer Educators Train for the Future

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

Vice. Adm. Walter “Ted’ Carter, superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy, addressed the Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention Education (SHAPE) peer educators during a training session in Chauvenet Hall May 11. The training ...

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Midshipman Action Group Contributes 26,000 Hours of Community Service

  POSTED ON: Saturday, May 09, 2015 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

The Naval Academy Midshipman Action Group surpassed its own expectations this academic year, contributing a record 26,000 hours of service to the local and national community. MAG manages more than 50 projects and 500 midshipman volunteers ...

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Naval Academy Hosts Banquet for Asian Pacific Islander Month

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 by MC2 Jonathan Correa

The U.S. Naval Academy hosted an Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month banquet April 28 at the Naval Academy Club. Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, gave the keynote address. Harris, a 1978 academy ...

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Midshipmen Caught in Baltimore Protest Help People to Safety

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

For 10 U.S. Naval Academy plebes, a recent experience showed them that even one year of military training has changed the way they approach a crisis. Midshipmen 4th Class Madisen Grinnell, Brad Kadlubowski, Erik Sabelstrom and Harrison Yosten ...

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U.S. Naval Academy Hosts Special Olympics

  POSTED ON: Monday, April 27, 2015 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

The U.S. Naval Academy hosted the annual Maryland Special Olympics competition on Ingram Track April 26. Approximately 350 midshipmen volunteers were paired with athletes who competed in track and field events throughout the day. The event is a ...

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Two USNA Midshipmen Named Truman Scholars

  POSTED ON: Monday, April 20, 2015 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

Congratulations to Midshipmen 2nd Class Teresa D. Kennedy of Wasilla, Alaska and Andre M. Evans of Chicago, who were recently selected as 2015 Truman Scholars. The Truman Foundation announced that 58 students from 50 U.S. colleges and ...

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USNA Judo Club Trains With Wounded Warriors

  POSTED ON: Friday, April 17, 2015 by MC2 Tyler Caswell

The Washington D.C. Veteran Affairs Medical Center hosted the U.S. Naval Academy Judo Club to meet and train with a group of wounded warriors April 10. A group of four midshipmen trained with veterans and civilians with a range of disabilities ...

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Bonds of Gold Ceremony Connects Classes of 1967 and 2017

  POSTED ON: Friday, April 10, 2015 by MC3 Nathan Wilkes

The U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2017 held the 12th annual Bonds of Gold ceremony in Memorial Hall April 7. During the ceremony, the USNA Class of 1967 donated several class rings and miniatures to be melted down and included in the gold for the ...

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USNA Midshipman Selected as Clinton Global Initiative Scholar

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman 3rd Class Megan Rosenberger, 20, of Pittsburgh, was selected as a 2015 Clinton Global Initiative University Scholar for her “Barrels by the Bay” environmental service project, which kicked off ...

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Professional Luncheon Brings Officers and Graduating Midshipmen Together

  POSTED ON: Friday, February 27, 2015 by MC3 Nathan Wilkes

Officers and first class midshipmen came together Feb. 25 to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating class during a professional luncheon at Buchanan House at the U.S. Naval Academy. The event, hosted by the Naval Academy's Joy Bright ...

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Mids Teach STEM Workshops to Dallas Students

  POSTED ON: Thursday, February 19, 2015 by MIDN 2/C Rylan Tuohy

“Our goal isn’t to convince students to come to the Naval Academy, our goal is to expose students to the awesomeness of STEM,” said MIDN 2/C Zachary Dannelly to a group of middle school students at the Perot Museum ...

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Future SWOs Attend Homeport Night at USNA

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

The U.S. Naval Academy hosted a “Homeport Night” for the class of 2015’s future Surface Warfare Officers (SWO) in Luce Hall Jan 21. Homeport Night was an opportunity for the SWOs on the Yard to share with midshipmen ...

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USNA Community Relations Director Receives MLK Drum Major Award

  POSTED ON: Thursday, January 22, 2015 by MC2 Jonathan Correa

U.S. Naval Academy Community Relations Director Miriam Stanicic received the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major Award Jan. 16 at the 27th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award Dinner in Glen Burnie, Md. The award recognizes local leaders ...

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Cooler Water Cooler Comes to USNA

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

Two Evive Stations are now available to midshipmen. An Evive Station is kind of like the water fountain of the future. Users buy a reusable stainless steel bottle at the Midshipmen Store. At the machine, they purchase a 1-month, 3-month or 5 ...

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USNA Hosts Platform Night for Future SWOs

  POSTED ON: Thursday, January 15, 2015 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) hosted a “Platform Night” for the class of 2015’s future Surface Warfare Officers (SWO) in Luce Hall, Jan. 14. Platform Night is an opportunity for the Academy’s future SWOs ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Midshipmen Collect 60,504 Pounds of Food for Anne Arundel County

  POSTED ON: Friday, October 31, 2014 by USNA PAO

The Midshipman Action Group along with the Naval Academy Chaplains Office collected 60,504 pounds of food for the Anne Arundel County Food and Resource Bank during the 2014 Harvest for the Hungry Food and Funds Drive. Harvest for the Hungry is an ...

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USNA's International Midshipmen Visit Pentagon

  POSTED ON: Monday, October 27, 2014 by Gabriel Tang Ying Kit

Midshipman 1st Class Gabriel Tang Ying Kit Republic of Singapore Comprising less than 0.02% of the Brigade of Midshipman, the international midshipman are a small and relatively unknown part of the brigade. These midshipmen hail from 30 ...

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Tickets sale for Naval Academy Masquerader’s Performance of Brian Friel’s “Translations”

  POSTED ON: Thursday, October 23, 2014 by USNA PAO

Press Release #: #089-14 NOTE TO EDITORS AND REPORTERS:  Please contact the Public Affairs Office at 410-293-2292 no later than noon the day before a performance if you wish to cover any of the performances ...

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National Society of Black Engineers Hosts Terror Zone Summit

  POSTED ON: Thursday, October 23, 2014 by MIDN 1/C Whitney Morey

President of the USNA National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)  On October 18th my chapter and I had the opportunity to host the Terror Zone Summit, a mini-conference open to all members from chapters in Maryland and the District of ...

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Masqueraders Working Hard as the Fall Play Approaches

  POSTED ON: Monday, October 20, 2014 by MIDN 3/C Clara Navarro

The oldest Extra Curricular Activity on the yard - the Masqueraders theater troupe - has been hard at work for the past month on this fall’s drama, Brian Friel’s Translations. The three-act play is set in a small Irish village ...

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Boathouse Bonding-Competition in the Tradition of Hubbard Hall

  POSTED ON: Saturday, October 18, 2014 by MIDN 1/C Molly Hanna

Since the start of their respective fall seasons, the Men’s Heavyweight, Lightweight, and the Women’s Crew teams have participated in a “Boathouse Regatta,” in addition to their normal Saturday morning ...

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Midshipmen Making a Difference at Anne Arundel Medical Center

  POSTED ON: Thursday, October 16, 2014 by MIDN 3/C Ray Hernandez

Through the coordination of the Midshipman Action Group (MAG) and the Navy Medicine Club, about 25 Naval Academy midshipmen have been selected to volunteer at the Anne Arundel Medical Center. To be part of this program, students are required to ...

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Green Classroom Visits Farm Sanctuary

  POSTED ON: Monday, October 13, 2014 by MIDN 2/C Helena Cheslack­

The Naval Academy’s Green Classroom is an extracurricular activity for midshipmen focused on healthy living and environmentalism. As part of this vision, the members of the group discuss nutrition as well as the effects of commercial ...

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USNA Opens the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign Giving Season

  POSTED ON: Friday, October 10, 2014 by CDR William Swick

The 2014 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) giving season officially opened Oct. 6 and will run until Dec. 5. The mission of the CFC, which was established by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, is to promote and support philanthropy through a ...

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Letter to My Former Self: ENS Kellie Hall

  POSTED ON: Thursday, October 09, 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 ENS Kellie Hall, who ...

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Midshipman Trains Fellow Students on Cyber Security Awareness

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 by USNA PAO

“Computer systems are very complex and hard to break in to. Humans are easy.” So said Midshipman 2nd Class Zachary Dannelly while teaching a cyber security awareness course to his fellow midshipmen Oct. 3. Dannelly, a ...

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Midshipman Action Group Honored for Record Donation

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler Caswell

The Anne Arundel County Food and Resource Bank honored the U.S. Naval Academy’s Midshipman Action Group (MAG) for contributing more than 61,000 pounds of food during the 2013 Harvest for the Hungry Food and Funds Drive. The Maryland ...

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USNA Mid Featured in Smithsonian Exhibit

  POSTED ON: Thursday, October 02, 2014 by USNA PAO

A Naval Academy midshipman is featured in an exhibit that opened Sep. 3 at the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. The exhibit honors the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Act, and Midshipman 3rd Class Jose ...

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Weekly Intramural Sports Update Week 2

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, September 30, 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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Mids March in Mexican Independence Parade

  POSTED ON: Friday, August 22, 2014 by USNA PAO

A group of Naval Academy midshipmen visited Mexico last week to participate in a military parade honoring Mexican independence. They stayed with fellow students at the Heroico Colegio Militar, the Mexican military academy. Midshipman 1st Class ...

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Midshipmen Experience SWO Life On Board USS Pinckney

  POSTED ON: Friday, August 22, 2014 by Ensign Kellie Hall, USS Pinckney

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) welcomed 19 midshipmen from the Naval Academy and various ROTC programs on board this summer. The midshipmen stood watches on the bridge, were given tours of the ship, sat in ...

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Midshipmen Spend Summer Training Cruise Aboard Bataan During Deployment

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 by MC3 MARK HAYS, USS BATAAN

During the summer, these Midshipmen are assigned to various units throughout the Navy for training intended to give them first-hand experience in the fleet. This training is designed to assist them later when they request which areas of the Navy ...

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Naval Academy Mids Mentor Middle School Girls

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by JESSICA CLARK

Two midshipmen had a unique opportunity to apply the leadership skills they’ve been taught as part of the U.S. Naval Academy curriculum while giving back to a community in need. Midshipmen 1st Class Paige Rutkoske and Alyssa Randell ...

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Midshipmen Visit Tokyo, Build Bridges Across the Pacific

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR LEE PENNINGTON

This summer four midshipmen spent two weeks in Tokyo for a faculty-led cultural immersion opportunity sponsored by the USNA International Programs Office. Associate Professor Lee Pennington of the USNA History Department led a Language ...

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Naval Academy Class of 2018 Stats

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 by USNA PAO

Press Release #: 064-14 NOTE TO EDITORS AND REPORTERS: For more information about Induction Day and Plebe Summer, please visit our electronic press kit ...

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Naval Academy Head Barber Retires After 33 Years

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 by MC2 JONATHAN CORREA

After nearly 33 years as one of the first faces plebes see on their arrival at the U.S. Naval Academy, head barber Ernest Smith, affectionately known around the Yard as “Smitty,” retired on his last I-Day Jul 1. A native of ...

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Naval Academy Inducts Class of 2018

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 by NAVAL ACADEMY PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Summer vacation ended early July 1 for the 1,191 men and women being inducted into the U.S. Naval Academy’s Class of 2018. Induction Day, or I-Day, marks the beginning of the arduous six-week indoctrination period called Plebe ...

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Plebe Summer Parade Calendar - Class of 2018

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 by USNA PAO

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, ...

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Summer Training Program Helps Mids Experience Rigors of Navy Flight School

  POSTED ON: Thursday, June 19, 2014 by JESSICA CLARK

A new program is helping Naval Academy midshipmen experience some of the rigors of flight school before they decide on their service community. Designed by Capt. Ken Ham, retired astronaut and chair of the Naval Academy Aerospace Engineering ...

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Midshipmen Participate in American Service Academies Program

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, June 04, 2014 by USNA PAO

Midshipman 1st Class Andrea Howard and Midshipmen 2nd Class Nicholas Hermberg, Teresa Kennedy, and Marc Prather are among the fourteen cadets and midshipmen from the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. ...

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Purple Heart Recipient Graduates with Naval Academy Class of 2014

  POSTED ON: Friday, May 23, 2014 by JESSICA CLARK

Marine 2nd Lieutenant Jefferson Talicuran, of San Diego, Calif., is one of more than 1,000 new officers who graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy May 23. But, as a prior-enlisted Navy corpsman with a Purple Heart on his chest, his path to the ...

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Midshipman Action Group Contributes 24,500 Community Service Hours … and Then Some

  POSTED ON: Friday, May 23, 2014 by NAVAL ACADEMY PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Not content with the 24,500 hours of service they’ve already contributed to the local community and beyond, the Naval Academy’s Midshipman Action Group has been hard at work at the tail end of the academic year. As the 4,500 ...

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Class of 2014 Statistics

  POSTED ON: Friday, May 23, 2014 by USNA PAO

Press Release #: 056-14 GRADUATION – CLASS OF 2014 Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (as of May 22, 2013) TOTAL ...

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No More King Hall: How to Shop, Cook and Eat After Graduation

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by SHERYL C. HOEHNER MS,RD,LD, KING HALL

Firsties, So for four wonderful years you have showed up for three squares per day and not had to grace a grocery store.  Now what to do if you are not transferring to another location with a dining facility? The following are some tips ...

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Naval Academy Midshipmen Donate 566 Pairs of Shoes to Planet Aid

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 by NAVAL ACADEMY PUBLIC AFFAIRS

The Naval Academy Midshipman Action Group collected 566 pairs of shoes May 19 from the Class of 2017 to donate to Planet Aid. Planet Aid is a nonprofit organization that collects and recycles used clothes and shoes and supports international ...

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Color Companies to be Honored at Color Parade

  POSTED ON: Friday, May 16, 2014 by NAVAL ACADEMY PUBLIC AFFAIRS

The academy’s annual Color Parade honoring this year’s color companies will be held on Worden Field May 23 at 11 a.m.  The midshipmen of 19th Company have earned the honor of being designated as the ...

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Midshipman Wins Office of Naval Intelligence Trident Scholar Prize

  POSTED ON: Friday, May 09, 2014 by NAVAL ACADEMY PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Midshipman 1st Class Brynn E. Umbach is the winner of this year’s Office of Naval Intelligence Class of 1979 Trident Scholar Prize for her project entitled “Characterization of Microalgal Lipids for Optimization of ...

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Letter to My Former Self: ENS Becca Guild

  POSTED ON: Friday, May 09, 2014 by NAVAL ACADEMY PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Ensign Becca Guild, USNA graduate and naval flight officer in training in Pensacola, Fla., wrote the following letter as part of the ongoing series “Letter to My Former Self.” I graduated with the class of 2013 with a B.S. in ...

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Naval Academy Operations Research Team Wins Flightline of the Future Competition

  POSTED ON: Thursday, May 08, 2014 by CDR JOSEPH C. FORAKER III

A team of four Naval Academy midshipmen beat their sister services at the Flightline of the Future competition on April 29, winning the modeling category of the competition in their inaugural year as participants. The analysis and technology ...

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Midshipmen Tour U.S. Secret Service Headquarters

  POSTED ON: Thursday, May 08, 2014 by LT HARRY QUI

The Naval Academy Chemistry Department recently organized a rare trip to the U.S. Secret Service headquarters for midshipmen to learn about the agency’s history and missions. While the protection details for the president and ...

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Letter to My Former Self: ENS Katie Labbe

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, May 07, 2014 by NAVAL ACADEMY PUBLIC AFFAIRS

No matter how many experienced teachers and mentors tell you that graduation will be the beginning of an exciting and challenging Navy career, nothing can really stop the elation and sense of liberation a first class midshipman experiences upon ...

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Naval Academy Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, May 06, 2014 by LT TENG OOI

The Naval Academy held an Asian Pacific American Heritage banquet at the Naval Academy Club with special guest Rear Adm. Raquel C. Bono, director of the National Capital Region Medical Directorate of the Defense Health Agency. Asian Pacific ...

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Naval Academy Midshipmen Work With U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Italy

  POSTED ON: Monday, May 05, 2014 by OCEANOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT

Midshipman 2/C Michael Fuller (8th Company) and Midshipman 2/C Kevin Lois (22nd Company) of the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) Oceanography Department participated in the Estuarine Cohesive Sediments (EsCoSed) project winter field ...

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Naval Academy Hosts Special Olympics

  POSTED ON: Thursday, May 01, 2014 by NAVAL ACADEMY PUBLIC AFFAIRS

The Midshipman Action Group (MAG) at the U.S. Naval Academy hosted the Special Olympics on the Yard April 22-23. The Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of olympic - type sports for children ...

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Midshipmen’s “Gender Matters” Performances Inspire Discussion

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 by Midshipman 1st Class Colleen Randolph

As six midshipmen stood on stage the crowd grew silent. Simply dressed in winter working blues, PT gear or Blue and Gold jogging suits, they looked as though they were taking a stroll to do homework or meet a friend. But the midshipmen performing ...

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Mids Rack Up Medals at Cyber Stakes

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 by Cmdr. Michael Bilzor

A group of nine midshipmen recently took part in the inaugural DARPA-sponsored Cyber Stakes at Carnegie Mellon University, testing their hacking skills against their counterparts from the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy, and ...

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Midshipman of 19th Company Travel Down Under for Spring Break

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 by Midshipman 1st Class Colleen E. Randolph

“No worries mate” was the phrase of the week for 19th Company midshipmen and staff as they traveled to Australia during spring break. And while the atmosphere between the midshipmen and Australian cadets was one of ...

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Letter to My Former Self: Anonymous SEAL

  POSTED ON: Monday, April 21, 2014 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

A USNA graduate who is now a Navy SEAL (and wishes to remain anonymous), wrote the following letter as part of the ongoing series "Letter to My Former Self." While he directs his words to the young men who will be entering the SEAL community ...

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Navy Women’s Fencing Team Wins National Championship

  POSTED ON: Friday, April 11, 2014 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan L. Correa

Navy Women’s Fencing Team Wins National Championship Story by: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan L. Correa ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Navy’s women fencing team won first place at the U.S. Association of ...

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Midshipmen Travel to Guatemala for Senior Capstone

  POSTED ON: Friday, April 11, 2014 by Colleen E. Randolph

Midshipmen Travel to Guatemala for Senior Capstone Colleen E. Randolph When 1st Class Kathleen Mullen decided upon ocean engineering as a major her plebe year, she knew that the Naval Academy would provide her with an education in a field ...

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Celebrating Women's History Month

  POSTED ON: Saturday, March 29, 2014 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

Download the poster below to learn more about women's contributions throughout history to the U.S. Navy and the Naval Academy.

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Midshipman Hans Loewen Passes Away

  POSTED ON: Saturday, March 29, 2014 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

Midshipman 3rd Class Hans Loewen, 20, of Hampstead, N.C., passed away Saturday, March 29 while in a coma at University of Maryland Medical Center Shock Trauma in Baltimore.  The death comes six days after Midshipman Loewen sustained ...

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21st Birthday Training: Teaching Responsible Drinking at USNA

  POSTED ON: Friday, March 28, 2014 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

Typically, when a young person reaches the age of 21 they are unaware of their limits in handling alcohol. But thanks to United States Naval Academy 21st Birthday Training, when Midshipmen reach the age of 21, they have the opportunity ...

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Letter to My Former Self: Ensign Garrett Gray

  POSTED ON: Thursday, March 27, 2014 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

As part of an ongoing series, recent USNA graduates have written "letters to their former selves" outlining advice that would have been useful to them when they were still midshipmen and may provide helpful wisdom for those still on the Yard. ...

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Midshipmen Contribute to Improving Ugandan Hospital

  POSTED ON: Thursday, March 27, 2014 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

First-class midshipmen from 23rd Company recently gathered at the Annapolis Yacht Club for a night of dinner, fundraising and celebration. But what seemed from the outside world to be merely the merriment of first class year was in ...

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Midshipmen Answer the Call for Blood Donations

  POSTED ON: Monday, March 24, 2014 by Midshipman 1st Class Colleen Randolph

The Naval Academy hosts a number of Armed Forces Blood Drives throughout the academic year, but the unusual amount of snow this year has caused two cancellations, and the Armed Services Blood Bank Center feared a major setback in vital blood ...

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Brazilian Midshipmen Visit U.S. Naval Academy

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, March 05, 2014 by MCSN Nathan Wilkes

Two Brazilian exchange midshipmen visit the U.S. Naval Academy from Feb.22 to March 4 as part of an annual exchange program to gain experience working with other cultures and see firsthand what life is like for the U.S. midshipmen. During the ...

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U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen View Premiere of “300: Rise of an Empire”

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, March 05, 2014 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen received a special treat March 2 when they were invited to view a premiere of the new film “300: Rise of an Empire” at the Bowtie Cinemas in Annapolis, Md. The film’s release date in the ...

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Midshipmen Conduct Workshop at Yale Conference

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by Midshipman 2nd Class Gabby Dimaapi

Midshipmen 1st Class Eugene Yang, Justin Chock, and Jack Chang represented the U.S. Naval Academy at the Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Students Association (ITASA) East Coast Conference (ECC) at Yale University Feb 13-16. ITASA is ...

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Naval Academy Gospel Choir Honors Black History Month With Concert

  POSTED ON: Monday, February 24, 2014 by Midshipman 2nd Class Ike DeBlase Snapp

The United States Naval Academy Gospel Choir performed its annual Black History Month Concert on Feb. 23 at the Naval Academy Chapel. Friends, family, faculty and staff, and members of the Annapolis community showed up at the ...

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Midshipman Arabic Majors Seek Linguistic Challenge in Morocco

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by the International Programs Office

Midshipman 1st Class Jeremy Vasquez and Midshipmen 2nd Class Dominic Bellissimo and Maxwell Chomic spent the fall semester in Morocco. Here, they chronicle what it was like to meet the challenge of living in a culture with ...

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Launching of a Legacy: The Naval Academy Women’s Network

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by Midshipman 1st Class Colleen Randolph

On a sunny January afternoon, Stefanie Goebel stood on the stairs of Alumni House and looked down upon a group of female officers and first-class midshipmen. The scene she gazed upon would have been unheard of when Goebel (USNA 1980) was at the ...

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Maryland General Assembly Recognizes Midshipman Community Service

  POSTED ON: Friday, February 07, 2014 by Jessica Clark

The Maryland General Assembly unanimously passed a resolution Feb. 7 recognizing the Naval Academy Midshipman Action Group for its contributions to the City of Annapolis. Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Mike Miller, fall and spring ...

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U.S. Marine Corps Commandant, Medal of Honor Recipient Celebrate Future Marine Officers

  POSTED ON: Friday, February 07, 2014 by MC2 Jonathan Correa

The Commandant of the Marine Corps spoke at a dinner and reception Feb. 6 for the 270 Naval Academy midshipmen of the Class of 2014 selected to enter the U.S. Marine Corps. During his speech, Gen. James F. Amos told the story of 2011 Medal of ...

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Navy Surgeon General Welcomes Future Physicians to Community

  POSTED ON: Monday, February 03, 2014 by Naval Academy Public Affairs

The Navy surgeon general visited the Naval Academy Feb. 3 to participate in a dinner and reception for the 12 Midshipmen selected to commission into the Navy Medical Corps. Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan addressed the Midshipmen to offer insight into ...

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Midshipman “Walks Around the World” at South Pole

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 by Midshipman 1st Class Colleen Randolph

Midshipman 1st Class Jillian Coughlin got an exceptionally white Christmas this year, but not the kind you might expect in her hometown of Annapolis, Md. Coughlin, an honors oceanography major and French minor, spent her holiday far from the ...

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