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Meet Sydney Barber, Midshipman Brigade Commander, USNA

When the best and the brightest of America’s youth go into military service, each has recognized the dedication and risks involved. When the US Naval Academy gives these bright men and women, like Midshipman 1 st Class Sydney Barber, roles that will prepare them for command, we can rest assured…

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St. John's College: Face Behind the Mask

An aerial shot of St. John's College, the 3rd oldest college in the country. The College of William & Mary was established in 1693 while Harvard was charted in 1650. Photo courtesy of St. John's College. Step onto the St. John’s College (SJC) campus during fall in a normal year, and the grounds…

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An Early History of Navy Football

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, courtesy of Visit Annapolis. The US Naval Academy’s storied football team makes Annapolis a destination for big-time college sports. Normally, fans flock to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and then on to Annapolis’s many Navy-friendly bars and restaurants…

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History of Unique Spring Traditions in Annapolis

Certain well-known traditions declare the arrival of spring in Annapolis. Here’s a snapshot of several of these one-of-a-kind events that contribute to the reputation of our town as a unique destination. Spring Sock Burning Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning. Photo courtesy of VAAAC. Tracing the…

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USNA Restaurants Open to the Public

Even if you are not among the fortunate few who are accepted as students at the United States Naval Academy, you and your family are more than welcome to visit this internationally renowned campus in the heart of Annapolis. And when you come, you are invited to enjoy breakfast, lunch or snacks at…

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Watch the Blue Angels from the Water

Who’s ready for a thrill, and a patriotic one at that? The Blue Angels arrive in Annapolis with a roar on May 21 and 22 this month. The Blue Angels Flight Demonstration is a highlight of the Naval Academy’s Commissioning Week, which culminates in the commissioning of the Academy’s 2019 class as…

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Visit the Maryland WWII Memorial in Annapolis

Sitting on a hill overlooking the Severn River is the Maryland WWII Memorial. Dedicated in 1998, this dramatic memorial pays tribute to Maryland’s men and women who gave their lives during World War II. Designed by New-York based architect, Secundino Fernandez, this memorial is an open-air…

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