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Shows of Strength: The USNA Sea Trials

By Bill the Goat on May 29, 2024 8:30:00 AM

Throughout their time at the Academy, midshipmen must regularly prove their strength. It starts as soon as they arrive; Plebe Summer is the first test of physical, mental, and emotional endurance, lasting approximately seven weeks. At the end of their Plebe Year, midshipmen must also conquer a “capstone event,” the extremely difficult Navy Sea Trials, which take place in May and are not open to the public. Sea Trials represent the culmination of an incredibly challenging and fulfilling year.

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For Those Who Can’t Get Enough of Navy After Commissioning Week

By Bill the Goat on May 26, 2024 8:30:00 AM

Wow what a week! Commissioning Week is the culmination of four years of hard work, determination, team-building, leadership lessons, and the amazing transformation from a civilian to a naval officer. But it is even more than that. The emotional ties midshipmen have made here during their four years will live on and only strengthen with time, as they go on to serve our country alongside many of their classmates and mentors. We applaud their tremendous accomplishments and congratulate them on the beginning of an exciting career!

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USNA Club Spotlight: Bringing USNA Club Gymnastics Back

By Bill the Goat on May 25, 2024 8:30:00 AM

The Navy Co-Ed Gymnastics team truly embodies the spirit of the sport, with as many pivots throughout their USNA history as you might see on a floor routine. What started as a group of midshipmen who were passionate about the sport has evolved into a premier ECA program featuring remarkable talent and drive. The tight-knit group has gone through a variety of iterations across the years, and are currently looking to expand once again and become sanctioned as a USNA club or varsity team.

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