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Changing the Dialogue for Women Vets

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

The stories of female vets don't always get traction. For example, awareness of concerns like Military Sexual Trauma have recently received recognition. Yet, the experiences that women go through in the military frequently remain under the radar.

Professor Sues Navy Claiming His Free Speech Was Violated

AP | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.05.2015 | College

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- A civilian professor at the U.S. Naval Academy is suing the Navy, accusing it of violating his First Amendment right to free s...

Academy Graduates: Open Combat Roles to Women

Brenda S. “Sue” Fulton | Posted 09.23.2015 | Women
Brenda S. “Sue” Fulton

Sixty graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the US Naval Academy at Annapolis recently signed this letter to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, in response to the Marine Corps's requests to keep some of their units closed to women.

Wit, Wisdom and Joe Biden at USNA

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

He may not be known for his oratorical/linguistic skills, but as commencement speakers go, Joe Biden did himself proud at the U.S. Naval Academy's recent graduation and commissioning ceremonies.

The Argument For Eliminating Military Academies

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 01.27.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

In a Jan. 5 article for Salon, author and U.S. Naval Academy professor Bruce Fleming laid out arguments for his controversial point: military academie...

The Last Lie of an Air Force Academy Cadet

Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq. | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq.

The oath of office is well-known and traces its heritage to Washington's oath written for the Continental Army. Unlike Washington's oath, however, this oath contains four final words: "So Help Me God."

On Your Way To Annapolis? Add These Free Activities To Your Itinerary!

AP | By BRIAN WITTE | Posted 06.17.2014 | Travel

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — This picturesque state capital near the Chesapeake Bay is known for its history, sailing and seafood. Annapolis served as the ...

I Have Not Yet Begun to Shave

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 02.01.2014 | Comedy
Rob Hiaasen

A productive morning is finding two matching black dress socks for work. I couldn't bear putting any more pressure on my dress code.

Whither Ye Olde Stomping Grounds?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

Not a single pay phone in sight in Washington, D.C. It was a shocking discovery after a seven-year absence from my old stomping grounds. I went vi...

Kate Sheppard

U.S. Naval Academy Feels The Pinch From The Government Shutdown | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the military is largely protected from the furloughs that have put 800,000 government employees out of work, civilian faculty and ...

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...

No Wedding Bells at the U.S.Naval Academy Main Chapel for This Couple

Tom Carpenter | Posted 10.07.2013 | Religion
Tom Carpenter

It was not a gay couple nor a lesbian couple who were denied a wedding at the United States Naval Academy Main Chapel (Main Chapel), but a straight one. Why? Simply because they are Humanists.

Reported Sex Assaults Spike At Military Academies

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 12.20.2012 | Crime

WASHINGTON -- Reported sexual assaults at the nation's three military academies jumped by 23 percent overall this year, but the data signaled a contin...

UPDATED: Tied-Up Goat Mystery Is Solved

Posted 11.29.2012 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. -- This goat keeps getting gotten. Staten Island has its wayward zebras and ponies. Northern Virginia and Maryland have stolen goat ...

NATO's Warrior Scholars: The Critical Backbone of Our Atlantic Alliance

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 07.28.2012 | World
Mark V. Vlasic

When I was an Army ROTC cadet at Georgetown University, we were taught the importance of being "warrior scholars." This Memorial Day it seems fitting to consider the raw brainpower that complements our civilian leadership at NATO.

A National First: Gay Military Students Graduating Openly

AP | BRIAN WITTE | Posted 07.27.2012 | Gay Voices

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Gay students at America's military service academies are wrapping up the first year when they no longer had to hide their sexua...

Black Military Pioneer Dies At 85

AP | Posted 06.04.2012 | Black Voices

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley Brown, the first African-American to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy, has died, the Academy said. He w...

One Wild Navy Initiation (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.23.2012 | College

Annapolis Naval Academy freshmen make a human wall to climb the Herndon Monument which is covered with lard in Annapolis, Maryland. Each year ...

Max J. Rosenthal

Gay Cadets Supported, But Remain Cautious | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At the nation's service academies, gay cadets and midshipmen are now free to live the same out lives as their friends at civilian school...

President Obama and American Exceptionalism

Ed Schultz | Posted 07.03.2011 | Politics
Ed Schultz

President Obama acted decisively. There wasn't any jingoism going on, no cowboy talk, just a lot of dignity and class. How's that for change you can believe in?

WATCH: U.S. Naval Academy Goes Wild Upon Bin Laden's Death

Posted 07.02.2011 | College

Commandant Captain Robert E. Clark II gave a rousing speech about the death of Osama Bin Laden to an enthusiastic crowd of students Sunday night at th...

Synthetic Marijuana Widely Used At Naval Academy, Some Midshipmen Say | Daniel De Vise | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A synthetic form of marijuana is widely used at the U.S. Naval Academy because it cannot be detected in routine drug tests, according to several forme...

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...

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...

Student-Athletes and College Sports: Time to Do Something

Robert E. Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Robert E. Murphy

The Army-Navy game and Heisman Trophy presentation have come to represent the opposite poles of what might still be called major intercollegiate football.