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What’s Rank Got to Do With It? Everything.

By Bill the Goat on Apr 7, 2021 8:30:00 AM

As a newly minted Plebe goat, I’m still learning the ropes (and knots, and rules) of the Brigade of Midshipmen. One of the most fascinating things I’ve found here has been the ranking structure.

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Can You Handle the Midshipmen Fitness Routine?

By Bill the Goat on Apr 1, 2021 2:38:02 PM

As if the nerves of beginning Plebe Summer weren’t tingling enough, today’s the day we’re hoofing it over to the training course to prove ourselves physically ready to remain at the Academy as Midshipmen. That’s right, it's time for the PRT - Physical Readiness Test.

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Don’t Give Up the Ship!

By Bill the Goat on Mar 24, 2021 8:30:00 AM

When I hear “Don’t Give Up the Ship,” I feel the pride behind this centuries old phrase. These five words are a rallying cry, a powerful thread running through the Navy’s vast and colorful history, and a song we keep close to our hearts. They’re immortalized in the flag preserved in the USNA Museum, and they run through our blood every day. I have always wanted to know where this storied phrase came from, so I hoofed it over to the museum to look upon the actual threads. Here’s what I found out:

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