Update on USNA and USNA Alumni Association as Viewed by Admiral Donald ’75

Classmates, Frank Hunt (1ST CO) forwarded to me the following observations and comments from Admiral Kirk Donald, USNA ‘75, about the Naval Academy.  Admiral Kirk was recently honored as a Distinguished Graduate and following the DGA ceremony in Annapolis, he received briefings from Academy leadership and the Alumni Association.  The Admiral has provided his notes and observations from those …

‘Everything changed from that point on’: Members of 2001 Navy football team reflect on 9/11

By BILL WAGNERCAPITAL GAZETTE |SEP 11, 2021 AT 9:00 AM Thank you for supporting our journalism. This article is available exclusively for our subscribers, who help fund our work at The Capital Gazette. On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Ed Malinowski was walking to his second period class when he began hearing chatter among passing midshipmen about some …

Want to support USNA? Follow Naval Academy Tourism!

  Follow Naval Academy Tourism on Social Media Ahoy, fellow USNA supporter! You’ve shopped with us and learned with us at Navyonline. Want to know what you can do next to support the Naval Academy? Visit the USNA and follow Naval Academy Tourism on Facebook and Instagram!    Just like the Navyonline accounts, Naval Academy …

Naming Commission, tasked with examining Confederate symbols on military installations, seeks public comment

By HEATHER MONGILIO CAPITAL GAZETTE |SEP 07, 2021 AT 1:09 PM Thank you for supporting our journalism. This article is available exclusively for our subscribers, who help fund our work at The Capital Gazette. The Naming Commission, the federal task force examining Confederate symbols on military installations, is seeking recommendations for new names for installations and ships that could …

PORTER announces 2021 Arch Griffin & Terry O’Brien (USNA’78) Memorial Leadership Award winners

From the USS PORTER Facebook page: “Congratulations to the 2021 Arch Griffin & Terry O’Brien (USNA’78) Memorial Leadership Award winners: Blue Jacket – BMSN Nakia Hardy E4 – BM3 Marqutta Reed E5 – FCA2 Tyler Townsend E6 – OS1 Alfred Zemke CPO – GMC Michael Zimmerman Officer – LTJG Andrew Walker Keep up the awesome …

Links to two new Naval Academy videos added to Interesting and Fun Video Links page

Links to the trailer of the 1937 classic Navy Blue and Gold Trailer and a 2017 documentary The Making of An Officer were added to the Interesting and Fun Video Links page on the website. The 1937 classic follows three Mids through their time at the Academy and starred James Stewart, Robert Young and Tom …