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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Naval Academy Midshipman Tests Positive for Coronavirus; Two More Pacific Fleet Sailors Have Virus
A U.S. Naval Academy midshipman has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, according to a Monday release from the service. Read More
Graveyard Ceremony Commemorates When U.S., Russia Were the Closest of Allies
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – In the back corner of a cemetery, just down the road from the U.S. Naval Academy, is the grave of Nikolay Demidoff. He was a Russian sailor who died during a little-remembered episode more than 150 years ago when Russia was one of the only friends Washington had. Read More
H. Ross Perot, Politician, Entrepreneur, Naval Academy Graduate, Dead at 89
H. Ross Perot – an entrepreneur, two-time presidential candidate and U.S. Naval Academy graduate – died on Tuesday at his home in Dallas. He was 89 years old.
4th Fleet Commander Tapped to Lead U.S. Naval Academy
A previous version of this post incorrectly identified Vice Adm. Ted Carter as a pilot. He is, in fact, a naval flight officer with experience in F-4 Phantom IIs and the F-14 Tomcats. This post has also been updated to include a statement from the Naval Academy.
The current head of the U.S. naval arm in Central and South America has been nominated to be the next Superintendent of the U.S. Navy Academy, USNI News has learned. Read More
Photo Gallery: John McCain’s Funeral in Annapolis
The following are photographs from John McCain’s funeral at the U.S. Naval Academy on Sept. 2. Read More
It’s Always 1700 Somewhere: Jimmy Buffett Presented Navy Civilian Award
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville vibe eased on into the U.S. Naval Academy’s Alumni Hall this week, a sign, perhaps, that it’s always 1700 somewhere. Read More
Korean Battle Flags with Links to Kim Jong Un Found at Naval Academy
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Long forgotten flags captured by U.S. forces during an obscure 19th-century military action in Korea were uncovered during restoration work at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis last week. The well-preserved flags were rediscovered in the academy’s Mahan Hall when British ensigns seized as trophies during the War of 1812 were removed from their display cases. Read More
Michele Flournoy Calls For Next Admin To Reverse Sequestration; Discusses Women In Defense
U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY — The next president of the United States should act quickly to undo sequestration and create a defense budget that allows for smart long-term planning and investment, a former under secretary of defense for policy said today. Read More
Video: Navy Gets Creative in Spirit Spots Ahead of Army-Navy 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