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Hagel: New Officers Need To Help Eliminate Sexual Assault

AP | By BRIAN WITTE | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday that new officers will be counted on to lead the fight against sexual assault, remai...

Bill Clinton Describes Snowden As An 'Imperfect Messenger'

AP | BRIAN WITTE | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton described Edward Snowden as "sort of an imperfect messenger," who has raised questions about whe...

Naval Academy Midshipman Found Dead In Icy Annapolis Creek

The Baltimore Sun | Pamela Wood | Posted 04.20.2014 | College

Naval Academy officials on Monday said a midshipman was found dead in an icy Annapolis creek Sunday after apparently crashing his SUV. Officials beli...

Sexual Assault Reports Increase Slightly At Naval Academy: Report

The Baltimore Sun | Matthew Hay Brown | Posted 03.12.2014 | College

WASHINGTON -- The number of sexual assaults reported at the Naval Academy increased slightly last year while reports fell at the other service academi...

Report Reveals Huge Problem In Military

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Students at the U.S. military academies often believe they have to put up with sexist and offensive behavior, a Pentagon report fi...

Bad Ass Dads

Mark L. Walberg | Posted 02.01.2014 | Parents
Mark L. Walberg

Morgan declared his future at 8-years-old. And tomorrow, that dream will either be alive and well or over. As I lay in my bunk, I search for the words I may need in the morning. Words to console my boy in the event that his dream isn't going to happen. For the first time that I can remember, I'm stumped.

Naval Academy Sexual Assault Case Continues

AP | BRIAN WITTE | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A U.S. Naval Academy midshipman accused of sexually assaulting a fellow student initially told a Navy investigator that he hadn't i...

Naval Academy Senior Testifies In Sex Assault Case: 'I Was Scared'

AP | BRIAN WITTE | Posted 10.28.2013 | College

WASHINGTON — A midshipman testified Wednesday that she didn't remember being sexually assaulted by three former Navy football players after a ni...

A+ In Rape Culture: Inside Forbes' Top 25 Public Colleges

Sofie Karasek | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Sofie Karasek

There is little incentive for individual schools to address sexual assault if other universities appear immune to sexual violence. Maintaining an impeccable public reputation is perceived to be of greater importance than confronting painful and damaging problems.

Naval Academy Works To Deter Sexual Assault

AP | BRIAN WITTE | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The U.S. Naval Academy is planning to make training to prevent sexual assault part of the regular academic work day, still trying to...

Isn't a Humanist Military Chaplain an Oxymoron?

Tom Carpenter | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Tom Carpenter

Must a military chaplain believe in God? We shall soon find out the answer to that question and it will inform us if the Chaplain Corps truly understands what the Constitution and the Supreme Court say about religious liberty.

Rape Charges Filed Against Navy Football Players

AP | BRIAN WITTE | Posted 08.19.2013 | Sports

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The U.S. Naval Academy on Wednesday charged three midshipmen – all current or former football players – with sexual...

Navy Football Players To Face Sexual Assault Case

AP | BRIAN WITTE | Posted 06.17.2013 | Sports

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The U.S. Naval Academy's superintendent has decided to move ahead with a case in which a female midshipman accuses football players ...

Molly O'Toole

Meet The Military Class Of 2013, The Future Of U.S. Defense | Molly O'Toole | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

On Sept. 11, 2001, most of the graduates of the class of 2013 were 10 years old. When the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003, they weren't yet teenagers. The d...

WHOOPS! Obama Makes Big Gaffe

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama forgot protocol while boarding Marine One en route to Annapolis, Maryland, CNN reported on Friday. Obama did not salute the ...

Predicting Army vs. Navy

Paul Bessire | Posted 02.05.2013 | Sports
Paul Bessire

One of the better rivalries in college football has also been one of the more lopsided rivalries in college football recently.

Why Do We Cut the Military So Much Slack?

David Macaray | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
David Macaray

Prospective jurors in a trial requiring testimony from policemen are usually asked if they think law enforcement officers are less apt to lie than are...

PHOTOS: Midshipmen Make Greased Naval Academy Climb

AP | Posted 05.23.2012 | DC

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Students who are closing out their first year at the U.S. Naval Academy have completed the traditional climb up the Herndon Monument...

Naval Academy Wasted $3.5M On Short Films: Report

AP | By BRIAN WITTE | Posted 01.11.2012 | College

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The U.S. Naval Academy wasted $3.5 million by improperly contracting for the production of a short film and six commercials, accordi...

Annapolis Bar Crawl

Susan Fogwell | Posted 06.05.2011 | Travel
Susan Fogwell

Annapolis is America's sailing capital. During the summer and autumn, midshipmen, locals and tourists congregate at the bustling city dock where people-watching is a popular pastime.

Spice Scandal Hits U.S. Naval Academy

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A synthetic recreational drug and purported marijuana substitute is behind the recent expulsion of seven U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen, the Washington...

Twenty-Five Years Ago, We Lost More Than a Space Shuttle

Jim Noles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jim Noles

Today, on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the loss of Challenger, it is particularly fitting to pause and remember that the Challenger Seven were more than just names.

The 10 Most Popular Colleges

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

If college was a popularity contest, America's service academies would win. According to U.S. News and World Report, the U.S. Naval Academy is the na...

The Army-Navy Game: Transcending Sports and Politics | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

I am a liberal Democrat who is opposed to the War in Afghanistan, was against the War in Iraq, and protested against the Vietnam War years ago. I guess you could call me a pacifist. But I love watching the Army-Navy game.

Naval Academy Had Highest Nominations On Record In 2009

AP | BRIAN WITTE | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The U.S. Naval Academy's dean of admissions says the school had the highest number of congressional nominations on record last year...