Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Volunteers are needed May 19 to participate in MDvsHunger, a joint venture between two communities to purchase, pack, and send out meals to people in need.
There's currently a friendly rivalry between Annapolis and Glen Burnie to see which community can package more than 200,000 meals the fastest as part of an effort dubbed MDvsHunger. In partnership with Stop Hunger Now, residents from each community will be put to the test on May 19 at two locations to package the enormous amount of meals to be delivered to the hungry. The packing sessions were held Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy (just for midshipmen), and will occur again in May at Glen Burnie High School and Annapolis High School. More than 500,000 total meals will be packaged, according to Andrew Sullivan, regional program manager for Stop Hunger Now. Sullivan said 100,000 of these meals were packaged by midshipmen at the Naval Academy…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The first parade of the spring 2013 season was a hot one in Annapolis.
With the temperature around 90 degrees, the U.S. Naval Academy's Brigade of Midshipmen marched onto Worden Field for the first dress parade of spring on Wednesday. "Parades are a visual presentation of the military discipline, professionalism and teamwork necessary to succeed as a member of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, and have been a part of Naval Academy training since its establishment in 1845," according to a press release from the Naval Academy. "The Brigade of Midshipmen marches from Bancroft Hall to the Naval Academy parade field, Worden Field, accompanied by the Naval Academy Band and the Drum & Bugle Corps of the Brigade of Midshipmen," according to the statement. "On Worden Field the Brigade performs the manual of arms, …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
This is the first time the Naval Academy's ice hockey team has earned a bid in the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I National Tourney.
For the first time in its program's history, the Navy ice hockey team is headed to the National Championship. The Midshipmen (28-4-1) clinched a No. 15 seed and will face No. 18 Rutgers University in the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I National Tournament. The first round of the tournament will be held at The Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville, IL, on March 1. “The boys are stepping up and are ready to challenge the demands of play needed this weekend as they face these top ranked teams” said head coach Mike Fox in a release. “If they execute the plays well, we anticipate a favorable outcome; we are there to win.” According to a release, Navy claimed its first bid to Nationals by virtue of a top 20 ranking and by becoming the …
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:
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.