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Faces of the Fleet

“Faces of the Fleet” is a collection of images of Sailors serving our country in the greatest and most technologically advanced Navy in the world. These fine men and women are leading from the deck plates and completing missions around the globe. This is your fleet and these are your …

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My 2016 Surface Week Experience

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (June 2, 2010) Marines assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (3rd AABN), 1st Marine Division, teach midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy about the armored amphibious assault landing vehicle (AAV-P7A1). Marines take the midshipmen on a short ride to show them the capabilities of the AAVP7A1 during PROTRAMID, a program designed to educate midshipmen about the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Albert F. Hunt/Released)

By MIDN 2/C Alex Ashley U.S. Naval Academy At the conclusion of my sophomore year, I left the U.S. Naval Academy to embark on another summer of training. I had already experienced a training session the previous summer onboard a naval ship and was ready to see what new things this …

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U.S. Naval Academy’s 2016 Ship Selection Night

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Jan. 29, 2015) U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman 1st Class Michael Lemonick chooses the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) for his first assignment during Ship Selection Night in Mahan Hall. Ship Selection is the culmination of the service assignment process for Naval Academy midshipmen assigned to serve as Navy Surface Warfare Officers. Upon reporting to their first ship after graduation and commissioning, they will be in charge of any number of shipboard operations and activities while at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Wilkes/Released)

It’s a big night for approximately 250 U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen in the Class of 2016 who will serve as surface warfare officers (SWOs) upon graduation and commissioning. They’ll pick their first ship and homeport during the academy’s annual Ship Selection Night, which you can watch below. It’s scheduled to start tonight (Jan. 28) …

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Faces of the Fleet

“Faces of the Fleet” is a collection of images of Sailors serving our country in the greatest and most technologically advanced Navy in the world. These fine men and women are leading from the deck plates and completing missions around the globe. This is your fleet and these are your …

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U.S. Naval Academy: Shaping our Midshipmen

By Vice Admiral Walter E. “Ted” Carter Jr.U.S. Naval Academy Superintendent The first academic year in my tenure as Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy starts this week, and I am honored and humbled to be in the position of guiding this distinguished institution. There is no higher calling than …

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Building the Bridges of Tomorrow

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Oct. 11, 2012) - Founded in 1845 by Secretary of the Navy, George Bancroft, the United States Naval Academy started as the Naval School on 10 acres of old Fort Severn in Annapolis. As the undergraduate college of the naval service, the U.S. Naval Academy strives to accomplish its mission to develop midshipmen “morally, mentally, and physically.” Upon graduation, Midshipmen are commissioned as Navy ensigns and Marine Corps second lieutenants. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad Runge)(RELEASED by U.S. Naval Academy Public Affairs)

By Midn. 2/c Melissa D. Boughton U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2015 The women who crossed the stage and received their diplomas from the U.S. Naval Academy in May 1980, looked out upon a different landscape, a different environment, and a world far different from the view at this year’s …

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