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.
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
The following are photographs from John McCain’s funeral at the U.S. Naval Academy on Sept. 2. Read More
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
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
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
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
The U.S. Navy is cutting its teeth on the new Boeing P-8A Poseidon long range maritime Multi-Mission Aircraft with deployments to the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR), with the third rotation of the type currently ongoing at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan since the first one began at the end of 2013. A typical deployment to Kadena lasts between six to seven months, and currently consists of a single squadron of Lockheed Martin P-3C Orions and one of P-8As to demonstrate the ability of the two platforms to operate effectively in a high-tempo environment. Read More
The head of the U.S. Navy said that service might take a second look at the mix of scholarships it offers to Naval ROTC midshipmen in the next few years. Read More
Michael Bay’s upcoming TV series The Last Ship on TNT — premiering next month — is the latest in a long line of programs that have featured the U.S. Navy and Marines. Read More