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Navy Altering, Postponing or Skipping Midshipmen Rites Of Passage

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.

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Video: Navy Gets Creative in Spirit Spots Ahead of Army-Navy Game

Video: Navy Gets Creative in Spirit Spots Ahead of Army-Navy Game

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson appears, light saber in hand, to save the day ahead of the 2015 Army-Navy football game.

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson appears, lightsaber in hand, to save the day ahead of the 2015 Army-Navy football game.

As the Navy’s tally of consecutive wins over Army has increased, so too has the Navy’s excitement leading up to the annual football game.

This year’s “spirit spots” are more numerous than ever, and even the Midshipmen’s uniforms have gotten a boost in Navy pride. Read More