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 […]

Different but challenging: Naval Academy prepares for Induction Day and Plebe Summer

The Naval Academy will begin to admit plebes Monday, a semblance of normalcy during the coronavirus pandemic. But this year’s Plebe Summer will look different. From four days of induction instead of a singular I-Day to restriction of movement periods, the academy has adjusted the traditional Plebe Summer in order to make it safe for […]

USS Ford aviators wore a patch depicting a bat as ‘China’s Newest Carrier.’ The Navy says they’ve been counseled.

By KATHERINE HAFNERTHE VIRGINIAN-PILOT |JUN 26, 2020 AT 9:49 AM Aviators in a small training detachment aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford were recently counseled by leadership after wearing an unauthorized and inappropriate patch, the Navy said. Half of the patch, according to a photo on Twitter, included the aircraft carrier’s logo with the words “America’s Newest Carrier” and […]

Stockdale Center “Do-Over” Podcast

I’ve been at the Stockdale Center on the Yard for the last two years. My focus has been leadership, ethics and character, especially at the intersection of technology, and how we teach those critical elements to Midshipmen. The Stockdale Center is setting up a new podcast show and I need your help. It’s called the […]