Naval Academy cobbler retires after more than 50 years fixing midshipmen’s shoes

Ronald Smith has one more job to complete at the Naval Academy. He hung up his cobbling equipment. He helped his final midshipman. He has no more shoes to be polished, fixed or laced.ADVERTISING After 53 years at the Naval Academy, the last thing Smith needs to do is say goodbye. Smith’s cobbling career began […]

Who Is Buried at the Naval Academy?

Memorial buildings, structures, or statues are common sights on the grounds of many institutions. However, it may be interesting to learn, that in addition to memorials and monuments, there are a number of colleges and universities with cemeteries on campus, as well. The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is included in this list, which leads […]


ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Midshipman 1st Class (senior) Lillian Ngo Usadi, 21, of Basking Ridge, N.J., was recently selected as the Naval Academy’s 53rd Rhodes Scholar. Over 950 applicants were endorsed by 288 schools for one of the 32 scholarships awarded this year. Usadi is an electrical engineering major at the U.S. Naval Academy where she is […]

USNA Foundation – Help Us Secure a $50,000 Midshipman Activities Fund Challenge Gift!

Naval Academy Family, As Thanksgiving nears we wanted to thank you for your involvement and support of the Naval Academy. We hope that you and your family are safe and healthy as the holiday season approaches. As you may know, the midshipmen will not have off-Yard liberty this Thanksgiving due to concerns surrounding the spread […]

Article by Jim Fiorelli’s son added to Professional Writings page

The article A Better Way to Fight the Forever War written by Jim Fiorelli’s (2nd Co.) son Matt was added to Professional Writings page. Captain Matt Fiorell is the second of three sons of Jim and Jan Fiorelli and is a Captain in the U.S. Army. Matt is an Apache pilot and a veteran of […]

Classmate in Space page added to the website

A Classmate in Space page has been added to the Class website under the Classmates section, just below the Classmates on Video Authors page. The page was created to document the class’ one and only astronaut, Ken Bowersox (19th Co.). Ken’s incredible list of accomplishments include five trips into space and a primetime television appearance […]

Calling All Artists!

A Class Artists page has been added to the Class website under the Classmates section, just below the Class Authors page. Right now we know of three artists in the class, Jim Bland (19th Co.), Vinny DiGirolamo (26th Co.) and Marcus Fisk (9th Co.). If there are other artists in our class we would love […]