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Summer Shopping: Maritime Fun

By Bill the Goat on Jun 1, 2022 10:30:00 AM

Hoist up the sails! It’s time for some summer fun. Nothing says warm weather better than a day on the waves, and we’ve pulled together some Navy inspired looks for a fun day on the Bay—or wherever your water-filled adventures take you! Get shopping for your summer Navy apparel now!

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USNA Summer Training: 2/C Gray Hull Cruise and Other Adventures

By Bill the Goat on May 25, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Have you ever found yourself wondering, “do USNA students get a summer break after their spring semester is finished?” or “what do midshipmen do in the summer?” You’re not alone. While the midshipmen and this goat do get a break from our typical year, it's certainly not your average summer break—and it’s really not a break at all. In addition to undertaking a rigorous course load for the school year, the midshipmen and I stay on the Yard through most of the summer for some on-deck training through several exciting and demanding naval academy summer programs. In fact, each of the classes from just after fourth year through just after second year take part in a cruise that offers real hands-on (or “hooves-on” in my case) maritime experience, as well as off-shore training that prepares us for our future careers as naval leaders. 

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Get the Gouge: Naval Terms with History & Mystery

By Bill the Goat on May 23, 2022 10:00:00 AM


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