Friday, June 29, 2012
917 men and 296 women started their journey towards becoming freshman at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis Thursday.
The U.S. Naval Academy inducted more than 1,200 new members to its ranks Thursday, marking the start of Plebe Summer. Vice Admiral Michael Miller offered the new recruits words of encouragement before taking their oaths of office. "If you weren't smart enough, strong enough, or motivated enough, you would not be here today," Miller said. "We will teach you to overcome, preserve and meet adversity head on." He said the Class of 2016 should feel extra proud because the academy had a record-breaking 20,601 applications, making the acceptance process even more rigorous. "In order to succeed here and make it to graduation day in 2016, you will have to work as a team; individuals will not prevail." Dan Dishart and his wife Carol Dishart traveled…
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Plebes (freshman) at the U.S. Naval Academy were issued their first uniforms and learned to salute as apart of their induction Thursday.
As part of Induction Day for the class of 2016, Naval Academy recruits are given hair cuts, issued clothing and finally turned over first class midshipmen (seniors) for summer training. That training starts with learning how to salute. Ensign Dave Galluch said this is the first time incoming freshman will meet their trainers, and it's the first time anyone has yelled at them all day. He said it can be stressful for those recruits coming straight out of high school. "It's a tough place to be at because it's extremely demanding athletically, physically, mentally and certainly academically, but after you leave you get a true perspective," Galluch said. "I consider myself lucky to have gone here." The ceremony is scheduled to run until 1 p.m…
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Approximately 1,190 men and women will start their new lives as "plebes."
The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) will induct its class of 2016 Thursday, and approximately 1,190 young men and women will take their oath of office. This year's Induction class should feel extra special because due to a recording breaking number of applications, less than 6 percent of the 20,500 who applied were accepted. Those who made the cut will start their "I-Day" at USNA’s Alumni Hall where the incoming "plebes" (freshman) will receive uniforms, be given medical examinations, complete registration, receive haircuts and be taught to salute. "They walk in as civilians, but they leave the building as plebes dressed in their uniforms with their hair cut," USNA spokesperson Jenny Erickson said. At 6 p.m. the plebes will take their oath of …
Friday, July 1, 2011
Family members, loved ones bid farewell to new midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy
Members of the U.S. Naval Academy's class of 2015 assembled for the oath of office ceremony Thursday evening. After the ceremony, they officially became midshipmen.
The 1,230 members of the class of 2015 reported to the academy Thursday.
One by one, members of the U.S. Naval Academy’s Class of 2015 entered Alumni Hall Thursday morning to report for Induction Day—looking bright-eyed and bewildered. “I’m a little nervous, but I’m excited,” said Molly Hanna, 18, of Annapolis. “I know it’s gonna be a tough couple weeks but I’ve just gotta get through it. Everybody has to get through it,” said Shane O’Donnell of Annapolis. The roughly 1,230 members of the class were selected out of a pool of more than 19,000 applicants—a record-high number, according to Naval Academy officials. Upon arrival, members of the incoming plebe class checked in, receiving a copy of Reef Points—a roughly 225-page manual that they’ll take with them everywhere. They will be required to memorize it by the…
Thursday, June 30, 2011
For the Class of 2015, today marks the beginning of their tenure at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.
More than 1,200 men and women began the transformation today from civilians into midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis during Induction Day. The day, known as I-Day, started when prospective first-year students known as plebes, reported to the institution's Alumni Hall. They experienced medical examinations, equipment issue, uniform fittings, administrative processing and haircuts. It is the first day of Plebe Summer, which lasts six weeks. More than 19,000 applications for the Class of 2015 were received by the U.S. Naval Academy. Members of the Class of 2015 from Annapolis include: Approximately 85 percent of the midshipmen complete the four-year program with a curriculum that blends engineering, natural sciences, …