Thursday, February 14, 2013
Capt. Bill Byrne was recently selected to be the 85th Commandant of Midshipmen, a position similar to the dean of students.
The U.S. Naval Academy announced Thursday that Capt. Bill Byrne will be the next Commandant of Midshipmen. As commandant, which the Naval Academy says is a position similar to the dean of students at a civilian university, Byrne will be responsible for more than 4,400 midshipmen and their military and professional development. “I'm thrilled to become a part of the team that gets the next generation of leaders ready to enter the Fleet. The ensigns and second lieutenants coming out of the Naval Academy seem to get better every year," said Byrne, who is currently serving as Chief of Staff for Commander, U.S. Third Fleet in San Diego. Byrne is a 1987 graduate of the academy and will replace current Commandant Capt. Robert E. Clark II, whose …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The championship event on Feb. 22 is open to the public with free admission.
Boxing at the U.S. Naval Academy is a requirement of the physical education program but it's also a tradition, and the 72nd annual Brigade Boxing Championships will be held later this month. The championships will be held during a free, public event on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall. While all midshipmen participate in boxing, it's also offered as a club sport and the Navy boxing team participates in competitions and intramural bouts. According to a press release, the championship "showcases the most elite midshipmen boxers, each performing in three-round matches within their weight class." Click here for more information on boxing at the Naval Academy. See more:
Friday, February 1, 2013
The Annapolis restaurants are preparing for the surge in business on Super Bowl Sunday as they will provide pizza, wings and more to midshipmen as well as local residents.
Friday, February 1
Super Bowl Sunday is always a busy day for pizza places, as many expect to sell thousands of pizzas and wings. But this year is extra special for Annapolis area Papa John's restaurants. "We are official partners with the Naval Academy, the Baltimore Ravens, and the NFL," said Ray Sears, operating partner of the Papa John's restaurants in Annapolis, in an email to Patch. "The midshipmen have voted us as the preferred pizza for the Super Bowl this season." Papa John's was reportedly asked to supply 2,500 pizzas for a Super Bowl party for thousands of midshipmen at Dahlgren Hall. Sears said he's purchased additional ovens, a van and heaters in preparation for the big day. In addition, he's coordinated drivers and logistics between 11 …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
The 24th company, which includes 87 students from 29 states, will walk the 1.5-mile parade route with President Barack Obama.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The man in the photo is considered a suspect in the theft of $600 replica of the Naval Academy mascot.
Annapolis Police are searching for a man in connection with the theft of a stuffed replica of the Naval Academy mascot that was stolen from a Jeep during a football game against Indiana on Oct. 20. The screen shot comes from a video obtained by police who say the man is considered a suspect in the stuffed goat's disappearance. The goat's owner told police he brought the stuffed animal to his Class of 1961 tailgate party, but left it inside his car parked at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for the game. Police said the man forgot to completely roll up a window, and the goat was missing when he returned to his car. The stuffed animal is a “realistic life-sized stuffed goat” that police said is worth more than $600. Anyone with …
Friday, October 5, 2012
In what could be the funniest iteration of the Army Navy rivalry, West Point cadets have created their own "Gangnam Style" remake video.
West Point cadets responded to the viral Naval Academy "Gangnam Style" remake video by creating one of their own. The video, which was published on Wednesday, already has more than half a million views on YouTube. But the U.S. Military Academy still has a way to go if they want to catch up to the midshipmen from the Naval Academy's 22nd Company, who first created their own remake of the popular South Korean Pop song in September. The Navy video has more than 5 million views. The original “Gangnam Style” by Psy, has more than 200 million views on YouTube, and it has sparked a number of American spoofs—including one by Britney Spears and the University of Maryland. Still haven't seen the Naval Academy's video? View it by clicking here. Who …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Northrop Grumman donated more than $1 million worth of navigational software for use by the midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.
The U.S. Naval Academy Foundation recently received more than $1 million in navigational software from Northrop Grumman for use in its classrooms. “The Voyage Management Software (VMS) will help ensure Midshipmen of the Naval Academy are best prepared for service in the Fleet upon graduation," said Cmdr. William Marks, Naval Academy spokesman. "Use of advanced navigation software in our training will enable Naval Academy graduates to excel in an increasingly technical world." The software combines digital charts and GPS into an integrated, automatic plotting system used in navigation, according to a press release. The global security company's donation will allow midshipmen to train in the computer lab in Annapolis on the equipment they …
Friday, September 28, 2012
An annual survey of salaries for graduates of more than 1,000 colleges finds that U.S. Naval Academy alumni rank fourth in the nation.
U.S. Naval Academy graduates rank fourth in the nation for their career earning potentials, according to PayScale’s 2012 College Salary Report. The annual review ranks 1,058 different universities by the average starting salary and mid-career salary for alumni. The data on the Naval Academy allows future and current midshipmen to see the earnings potential for different majors at the academy as well as the average salaries for popular cities that academy grads work in. Ensigns start off on average at $77,000 annually, and earn about $122,000 by mid-career. The survey showed that navy graduates cluster around Washington DC, San Diego, Dallas, Atlanta and Norfolk, VA. The highest earning major is a bachelor of science in mathematics, which …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The city will host more than 35 teams from around the globe who will compete at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium over three days for the championship title.
Thirty-five drum corps from around the world are headed to Annapolis for the 48th Annual Drum Corps Associates World Championships Aug. 31 thru Sept. 2. The three-day event will be held at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, and tickets start at $27 for preliminary rounds and $32 for the finals. The Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau worked for more than 13 months to lure the event away from its previous home in Rochester, NY, said bureau president Connie Del Signore. "When we were bidding on the world championships, we went to Rochester to see what they were all about, and all weekend long we just had smiles on our faces," Del Signore said. "It's such a great, family-friendly event." A corps can be as small as a …
Monday, July 30, 2012
The first Naval Academy graduate to make the PGA tour battles to stay afloat.
U.S. Naval Academy graduate Lt. Billy Hurley III deferred his dream of playing professional golf until after graduation in 2004 to serve his country for five years. Now the Annapolis resident is struggling to finish his rookie season on the PGA Tour in the top 125—the cutoff to qualify for the 2013 season, according to the Boston Herald. As of July 30, Hurley ranks 131st. He has six more tournaments to make the cut. "I believe that he’s going to move up into that top 125." said Pat Owen, head coach for USNA's golf team. "His chances are really good." Owen coached Hurley at the academy, and he points to Hurley's two top 10 finishes in the past month as a sign that things are shifting for the rookie. He placed 4th at the AT&T National on …