Navy AD Chet Gladchuk: Army-Navy game will happen ‘if there’s only one game we’re going to play’

Even if the worsening coronavirus pandemic forces universities and conferences to cancel all college football seasons, Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk is committed to continuing the tradition of his program facing Army. Gladchuk spoke with ESPN’s Heather Dinich on Monday about the situation: “If there’s only one game we’re going to play, it’s the Army-Navy game. Unless […]

Naval Academy allows upperclass midshipmen to start returning at the end of July; fall classes will begin online

First and second class midshipmen at the Naval Academy will be allowed to return to the Yard at the end of July, beginning a staggered approach the entire Brigade’s return. Naval Academy spokeswoman Cmdr. Alana Garas said Friday first and second class midshipmen are expected to begin to return on or about July 20. Due […]

Sam Tangredi – Does the Pentagon Understand What a Navy Is For?

Fleet-force planning has been seized by a Joint Staff and Defense Secretary who put budget-slicing before strategy. A recent report that the Office of the Secretary of Defense has “taken over” planning for the future of the U.S. Navy is hardly good news for the naval service as an institution. But neither is it necessarily good news for the […]

Rodger Welch’s Father Memorialized on Coronado Avenue of Heroes

In the June 2020 Shipmate, the Class of 1951 column had a paragraph and the picture of the banner above of their classmate Clyde Welch being immortalized on the Coronado, California, Avenue of Heroes. Commander Clyde Welch is the father of Rodger Welch (11th Co.) and like Rodger was a single seat jet pilot flying […]

Navy football will not play Lafayette on Sept. 12

Lafayette College has notified officials with the Naval Academy Athletic Association that it will not travel to Annapolis for the football game scheduled between the two schools on Sept. 12. Navy is set to open the season Labor Day weekend against Notre Dame at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The Midshipmen now have the second week […]

Class of ‘78 Custom Chapel Dome heirlooms

Classmates, There are now six new chapel dome copper heirloom items with the ’78 Class crest available for you to purchase. In addition to the challenge coin, there are three picture frames with our crest, a holiday ornament, a customizable brick, and a paper weight.  Please be advised that the items displayed now have special […]