Sunday, October 14, 2012
Here's a quick look back at the biggest headlines of the week in Annapolis.
No. 1—Navy, Naval Academy Celebrates Their Birthdays Annapolis will celebrate the 167th birthday of the U.S. Naval Academy and the 237th birthday of the U.S. Navy with four days worth of events and birthday specials. No. 2—Annapolis Man Sentenced for Child Porn Possession A U.S. District Judge sentenced David Gould, age 59, of Annapolis, to three years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for possession of child pornography on Friday. Gould pleaded guilty after a search of his home and storage unit in February turned up at least 29 videos and more than 600 images of minors younger than 12 engaging in sexually explicit conduct. No. 3—Suspicious Package Turns Out To Be Retail Security Tag The suspicious package that …
Friday, October 12, 2012
The U.S. Naval Academy passed out cake to its midshipmen to mark the Navy's 237th birthday.
Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy were treated to cake during lunch on Friday in honor of the U.S. Navy's 237th birthday. The youngest and oldest midshipmen cut the cake using a sword, which is a Navy tradition that is intended to give respect to the oldest while honoring its commitment to train the next generation. Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen received the honorary first piece. In addition to cake, all 4,400 midshipmen received a present from the City of Annapolis and Mainstreets Annapolis Partnership—a business card that's called "Plates and Perks." It entitles them to discounts at restaurants and retail shops around Annapolis for an entire year.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
In honor of the academy's 167th birthday, the brigade of midshipmen performed “A Salute to the City of Annapolis” parade at Worden Field.
The brigade of midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy celebrated the school's 167th birthday with a formal dress parade saluting the city of Annapolis. Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller, Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mark Ferguson, Adm. Kirkland Donald and Mayor Josh Cohen acted as official reviewers. "In today’s military the reviewing official (reviewer) is a ceremonial function based on the days when the troops passed in review (marched) before the commanding officer to provide him an opportunity to observe the appearance and readiness of the uniforms, arms and equipment of his men," said Judy Campbell, a Naval Academy spokeswoman. To learn more about the formal dress parades and see remaining dates, click here.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The following video was compiled by the U.S. Navy with images from its roughly 400,000 Facebook fans.
Thursday, October 13, 2011