The following is the May 26, 2023, U.S. Naval Academy graduation ceremony and the text of the address by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. Read More
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Biden Announces Nominations for New N9, Naval Surface Forces
President Joe Biden has nominated the next deputy chief of naval operations for warfighting requirements and capabilities, the commander of Naval Surface Forces and the deputy commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, the Pentagon announced Monday. Read More
UPDATED: Commission Recommends Renaming Two Navy Ships with Confederate Ties
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Two Navy ships christened with names tied to the Confederacy should be renamed, according to the commission tasked with purging Confederate names from the Department of Defense. Read More
Military Naming Commission Report on U.S. Military Academies
The following is the Aug. 29, 2022, report from the Naming Commission on recommended changes to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Naval Academy to rename assets named for those affiliated with the Confederacy. Read More
SECNAV: New Navy Strategic Guidance Emphasizes Deterrence in the Pacific
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Navy’s approach to China is to deter, not to fight a war, Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro told Naval Academy midshipmen on Tuesday night. Read More
Naming Commission Still Undecided How To Handle Ships with Confederate Ties
A commission tasked with identifying military assets with names tied to the Confederacy has not yet visited two ships that could be renamed. Read More
USNA: Midshipmen Would Need COVID-19 Vaccines This Month to Start Summer Training
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Naval Academy midshipmen would need be eligible to receive their first COVID-19 vaccinations starting the last week of March “to preserve the safe and healthy bubble” they will enter in the fleet this summer, the superintendent told a House panel Tuesday. Read More
Naval Academy Alumni Board Of Trustees Member Resigns After Facebook Outburst
A member of the U.S. Naval Academy’s influential alumni association’s board of trustees and treasurer of his local alumni chapter was asked to resign Saturday after posting a live conversation to Facebook disparaging the academy’s admission of African Americans, Asian Americans and women.
SECDEF Esper Tells Naval Academy Grads Next Generation Fleet on the Way
The future Navy and Marine Corps will use technologically advanced weapons platforms that place a premium on adaptability, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Friday to the newest generation of Navy and Marine Corps officers during a pre-recorded virtual U.S. Naval Academy commencement.
U.S. Naval Academy Commissioning Week Canceled
The U.S. Naval Academy announced Friday all public events associated with Commissioning Week 2020 were canceled because of the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak.