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  • Va. teen appointed to all 4 US military academies

    01/26/2017 5:57:08 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 36 replies
    Fox 5 Atlanta ^ | 1/26/2017 | Fox News
    FAIRFAX, Va. - A Virginia teenager has been appointed to all four American military service academies. Timothy Park, 18, beat the odds with stellar grades, test scores, leadership, community service and fitness. "I'm feeling amazing right now," Park said. In fact, the odds are so great, it's a rare reality for anyone to get into all four schools. "It's about one percent, if not less," Park said. "Of the whole country."
  • Naval Academy Hosting ‘Transgender 101’ Training for Midshipmen

    12/07/2016 11:08:47 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies
    Naval Academy Hosting ‘Transgender 101’ Training for Midshipmen Academy says 'safe space' training is in demand for 'millennial' midshipmen BY: Elizabeth Harrington December 7, 2016 1:45 pm The U.S. Naval Academy is bringing in Google employees to provide voluntary “Transgender 101” training to midshipmen this week as part of an ongoing “safe space” training series. The academy’s Center for Teaching and Learning is holding two events on Friday, one for faculty and staff and another for midshipmen. The hour and a half-long workshops will be hosted by Marnie Florin and Kevin Perry, who are “transgender trainers” for Google. Midshipmen and...
  • Naval Academy Just One-Upped Bruno Mars With This Fire ‘Uptown Funk’ Cover [VIDEO]

    11/03/2015 8:02:24 AM PST · by rktman · 41 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/3/2015 | Christian Datoc
    Aside from churning out some of the finest warriors on the planet, the United States Naval Academy is also responsible for producing some absolutely amazing hype videos.
  • Naval Academy midshipmen, caught in Baltimore protests, direct families to safety

    04/28/2015 11:58:40 PM PDT · by ebshumidors · 26 replies
    capitalgazette ^ | 4/27/2015 | Tim Prudente
    A patio chair smashed the sandwich shop window. Glass fell around Midshipman Brad Kadlubowski, seated before a window, at the Subway shop in Baltimore. Inside, a father steered his wife and two children to the back of the shop on Saturday. His son has asthma; the father worried about tear gas. Another chair smashed another window. Everyone to the back, the midshipmen instructed. Families and Naval Academy midshipmen had come for dinner before Saturday's Orioles game. Protests over the death of Freddie Gray began peacefully that day, but ended with confrontation. By Monday, the day of Gray's funeral, protests escalated...
  • 19-year-old Navy RB McKamey dies after being in coma

    03/26/2014 6:10:35 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 25 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 3/26/2014
    Navy football player Will McKamey, who has been hospitalized since collapsing at practice three days ago, has died while in a coma. He was 19. The academy says the freshman running back from Knoxville, Tenn., died at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore on Tuesday with his family by his side.
  • Princeton Review: List of the Top 20 party, sober schools in the US

    08/05/2013 1:12:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Princeton Review released its 2014 edition of "The Best 378 Colleges" book Monday, which includes the lists of the Top 20 party schools and the Top 20 sober schools. TOP 20 PARTY SCHOOLS
  • School Threatens to Ruin Valedictorian’s Naval Academy Appt.

    06/13/2013 9:38:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 94 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/13/13 | Todd Starnes
    A Texas high school principal threatened to sabotage a valedictorian’s appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy after the student delivered a speech that referenced God and the U.S. Constitution, the boy’s attorney alleges. Hiram Sasser, director of litigation with the Liberty Institute, said Joshua High School principal Mick Cochran threatened to write a letter to the U.S. Naval Academy disparaging the character of Remington Reimer. “It was intimidating having my high school principal threaten my future because I wanted to stand up for the Constitution and
  • US Naval Academy Instructor Teaching On Behalf Of US Muslim Brotherhood

    06/01/2013 8:56:54 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 21 replies
    Global Watch ^ | 6/1/2013 | Staff
    According to promotional material, a United States Naval Academy professor is teaching on behalf of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), a part of the US Muslim Brotherhood and where global Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi reportedly serves as a trustee. IIIT recently announced its Summer Students Program for 2013 to be held from May 26 – July 3. According to the IIIT announcement, one of the instructors for the program will be Professor Ermin Sinanovic, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland who will be teaching the following...
  • Naval Academy probing alleged sexual assault by 3 football players

    05/31/2013 3:00:22 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 16 replies
    AP via CBS ^ | May 31, 2013, 4:54 PM | AP
    WASHINGTON The U.S. Naval Academy is investigating allegations that three members of its football team sexually assaulted a female midshipman at an off-campus house last year, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday, and a lawyer for the woman says she was "ostracized" on campus after she reported it. The names of the players were not made public and the athletic director deferred comment to a Naval Academy spokesman, who said school leadership were monitoring the investigation but declined further comment. The allegation is the latest in a string of sexual assault cases that has drawn attention in Congress and at the...
  • US Naval Academy Instructor Teaching On Behalf Of US Muslim Brotherhood

    05/17/2013 5:23:29 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 15 replies
    According to promotional material, a United States Naval Academy professor is teaching on behalf of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), a part of the US Muslim Brotherhood and where global Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi reportedly serves as a trustee. IIIT recently announced its Summer Students Program for 2013 to be held from May 26 – July 3. According to the IIIT announcement, one of the instructors for the program will be Professor Ermin Sinanovic, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland who will be teaching the following...
  • Navy ensign given discharge; cited Quaker beliefs

    02/22/2011 8:04:08 AM PST · by SmithL · 30 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 2/22/11
    Hartford, Conn. (AP) -- Officials say a junior officer at a Connecticut submarine base has received an honorable discharge after suing the Navy, saying his Quaker beliefs prevent him from participating in war. . . . As part of his honorable discharge, he will reimburse the Navy for his education.
  • LT Brendan Looney to Be Interred at Arlington Adjacent to USNA Roommate 1st Lt Travis Manion

    09/28/2010 7:23:26 AM PDT · by paterfamilias · 9 replies
    Travis Manion Foundation ^ | 28 Sept 2010 | Me
    "The Travis Manion Foundation is saddened to post this devastating news about one of America's finest. Brendan Looney was a true patriot and loyal friend who will be missed greatly by all. We mourn for the loss of Brendan... Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Looney family." - www.TravisManion.com On September 21, 2010, LT Brendan Looney was killed in a helicopter crash in the Zabul province of Afghanistan. Brendan was a U.S. Navy SEAL and member of the Naval Academy Class of 2004. He was also the best friend and Naval Academy roommate of Doylestown's Travis Manion. American...
  • Probe helped curtail Naval Academy head's tenure

    06/29/2010 7:51:25 AM PDT · by JustSurrounded · 8 replies
    AP ^ | Tuesday Jun 29, 2010 | BRIAN WITTE
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. — An investigation that found wide-ranging misuse of money at the U.S. Naval Academy was a factor in curtailing the tenure of its outgoing superintendent, the Navy's chief spokesman said Monday. The investigative report released Monday found that an improper, off-the-books slush fund was used to pay for tailgate parties, luncheons and other events for senior academy personnel. Vice Adm. Jeffrey Fowler is leaving the academy this summer after serving as superintendent for 3 years, the minimum term required by statute for the post. "The outcome of this investigation was a factor in him not serving longer," said...
  • Plebes scale Herndon in a jiffy

    05/26/2010 6:05:57 AM PDT · by JustSurrounded · 12 replies · 394+ views
    The Capital (Annapolis) ^ | 05/25/10 | EARL KELLY, Staff Writer
    Naval Academy upperclassmen call greaseless climb a 'joke' The Naval Academy's annual Herndon Climb had hardly begun yesterday before it was over. Midshipman 4th Class Keegan Albi, from Eugene, Ore., scaled the 21-foot-tall obelisk in two minutes, five seconds. Academy officials decreed this year that the Herndon Monument was not to be greased with lard, as is customary, and that the freshmen, or plebes, were not to be sprayed with garden hoses, as in most years. Also, the hat that the plebes were to remove from the top of the monument could not be taped or glued down. The climb...
  • No lard for Navy plebes in yearly academy ritual

    05/25/2010 5:08:19 AM PDT · by vis a vis · 41 replies · 893+ views
    AP ^ | May 24, 2010 | Brian White
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. – As they have for 70 years, students at the U.S. Naval Academy celebrated the end of their grueling first year by scaling a 21-foot obelisk on Monday. But this time, without a lard coating on the monument, students completed the task in minutes. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100524/ap_on_re_us/us_plebes_no_more
  • The (Military) Academies’ March Toward Mediocrity

    05/21/2010 3:18:38 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 42 replies · 1,176+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 20, 2010 | Bruce Fleming
    ... [T]he Naval Academy, where I have been a professor for 23 years, has lost its way. The same is true of the other service academies. They are a net loss to the taxpayers who finance them, as well as a huge disappointment to their students, who come expecting reality to match reputation. They need to be fixed or abolished. The service academies are holdovers from the 19th century, when they were virtually the only avenue for producing an officer corps for the nation’s military and when such top-down institutions were taken for granted. But the world has changed, which...
  • Academy Women to Become First Female Submariners (stupid idea)

    02/26/2010 4:44:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 409 replies · 4,061+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2010 – Female sailors will begin serving on submarines by the end of next year, with Naval Academy graduates leading the way, Navy leaders told a Senate committee yesterday. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Navy is in a good position to move forward with integrating women onto submarines. “We think we learned a lot about integrating women in the services years ago, and those lessons are relevant today,” Mabus said. Those lessons, he said, include having a “critical mass” of female candidates, having senior women to serve as mentors, and...
  • Face of Defense: Cadet Tackles West Point Challenge

    01/25/2010 3:11:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 341+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Elaine Wilson
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2010 – As the youngest of six children in his family, Adam Scott had some big military shoes to fill. Adam Scott, third from left, poses for a picture with his family at his parents’ home in Lorton, Va. Scott is a sophomore at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. DoD photo by Elaine Wilson  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. His five siblings all joined the military. Three of them attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., as did his father and his grandfathers on both sides. On his father’s side, he...
  • Army Navy Game Thread

    12/11/2009 8:46:03 AM PST · by chargers fan · 76 replies · 2,398+ views
    Just thought with the game tomorrow and the Cadets/Midshipmen making their way to Phili today I'd create a thread for old grads from each side to root for their team.
  • Naval Academy to add lesson on cyberwarfare

    12/07/2009 7:20:59 PM PST · by HokieMom · 4 replies · 311+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2009 | AP
    ANNAPOLIS | U.S. Naval Academy officials said Monday that they were exploring ways of working knowledge about cyberwarfare into the core curriculum for all students because of the rising significance of cybersecurity. Right now, the academy offers some elective courses, classes mostly taken by computer science and information technology majors. But unlike the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York and the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, the Annapolis school does not even have a club for students interested in the field. "On a bunch of different levels, in terms of opening up to cyberwarfare, outside...