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Retired Atlantic Beach U.S. Navy Captain, alumni volunteer accidentally goes live on Facebook, uses racial slurs during conversation – FirstCoastNews.com WTLV

“There are no words that can appropriately express how mortified and apologetic my wife and I are about the insensitive things we said that were captured on social media. There is never a time when it is appropriate to use derogatory terms when speaking about our fellow man. I know that an apology from us [...]

June 7th, 2020 | Posted in Navy | Read More »

When the United States Naval Academy was temporarily located in Newport because

When the United States Naval Academy was temporarily located in Newport because of the Civil War, among the students, or midshipmen, was a 17-year-old named Edward Julius Berwind. He was admitted to the academy on July 21, 1865, less than three weeks before it moved back to Annapolis. Could this have been the Philadelphia native’s [...]

June 3rd, 2020 | Posted in Navy | Read More »

Wildwood woman graduates from US Naval Academy, receives first salute from sister

“Both girls, we’re so proud of them,” Phil Schroeder said. “Abby crossing the finish line here is really a testament to her call to service, which is something beyond anything any of us have seen in our family. My dad was a World War II veteran and Steph’s dad was an Army veteran, but both [...]

May 30th, 2020 | Posted in Navy | Read More »

WATCH: Naval Academy’s first-ever virtual graduation and commissioning ceremony

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Naval Academy’s will hold its first-ever virtual graduation and commissioning ceremony Friday. The event will begin at 2:30 p.m. with a tribute to the Class of 2020, and the ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. Recorded segments from five in-person swearing-in events held at the Academy over the last week, will [...]

May 26th, 2020 | Posted in Navy | Read More »

Navy Altering, Postponing or Skipping Midshipmen Rites Of Passage

Incoming plebes participate in the Oath of Office Ceremony during induction day (I-day) 2017 at the U.S. Naval Academy. US Navy Photo Keeping the Navy’s new officer pipeline open while mitigating COVID-19 risks means altering, delaying or even skipping some of the long-held traditions considered rites of passage for midshipmen. The Navy canceled most NROTC [...]

May 22nd, 2020 | Posted in Navy | Read More »

Empty chair and a football helmet: David Forney remembered at Naval Academy commissioning ceremony

Smith, a native of Mount Airy, Maryland, faced off with Forney on the football field when they attended McDonogh High and Georgetown Prep, respectively. Smith was recruited to the academy as a wrestler and was a member of the varsity team as a 197-pounder for three seasons. They got to know one another better while [...]

May 18th, 2020 | Posted in Navy | Read More »

First round of Naval Academy midshipmen commissioned in coronavirus-altered ceremony

“At the Naval Academy, the greatest traditions are the milestones each class works to achieve,” Ensign Spencer McVeigh wrote in a recent opinion piece for The Capital. “For the plebes, it is scaling the Herndon Monument. For second class, it is signing two-for-seven. For the firsties, it is the classwide cover toss.” Article source: https://www.capitalgazette.com/education/naval-academy/ac-cn-mids-commission-0513-20200512-ou37m4ztbrcwtfywgq23lo5x3y-story.html

May 14th, 2020 | Posted in Navy | Read More »

Butler appointed to Naval Academy

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May 10th, 2020 | Posted in Navy | Read More »

US Naval Academy Commissioning Week Canceled

U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen from the Class of 2018 toss their covers in the air during the graduation and commissioning ceremony at Navy/Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.US Navy photo. The U.S. Naval Academy announced Friday all public events associated with Commissioning Week 2020 were canceled because of the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak. As of now, it’s not [...]

May 6th, 2020 | Posted in Navy | Read More »

Naval Academy to graduate the Class of 2020 over a 10-day period

Much like the rest of the country, each of the U.S. military’s service academies has had to make unusual adaptations to longstanding traditions in an effort to stifle the spread of COVID-19. A time typically reserved for families and personnel to celebrate an influx of new officers has instead centered on social distancing and other [...]

May 2nd, 2020 | Posted in Navy | Read More »

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