United States Naval Academy midshipmen march on the field before the Army-Navy football game at the U.S. Military Academy’s Michie Stadium in 2020. US Navy Photo
This post and headline have been updated with additional information from the U.S. Naval Academy.
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
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
The following is the Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies Academic Program Year 2013-2014. The report was released on Feb. 11, 2015. Read More
Bill the Goat leading team in 1970.
Pacing the sidelines at the weekend’s Army-Navy game will be the U.S. Naval Academy’s famous goat mascot, Bill XXXIII. At first blush, a goat seems to be an unusual mascot for the Navy as opposed to something fiercer and maritime — like a shark or barracuda — but goats have a long history with sailors that led to their revered position at USNA. Read More
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From the Pentagon report: Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies Academic Program Year 2012-2013, released on Jan. 10. 2014.
At each of the three academies there is evidence that some cadets and midshipmen disregarded academy policies and practices in these areas and engaged in gender-related misbehavior and misconduct, targeting fellow cadets and midshipmen as the focus of crude and offensive language and sexist comments. Read More