Naval Academy Cyber Warfare Building – Hopper Hall

Hopper Hall will accommodate students taking the academy's cyber operations major, first available to the Class of 2016. Construction of the five-story building is expected to begin this winter and to be finished in September 2019.

The 206,000-square-foot center, which received $120 million from Congress in 2014, is between Nimitz Library and Rickover Hall. The center will include labs, offices, classrooms, lecture halls, an observatory and a rooftop space.

The academy received $106,674,440 in gift donations.

The center will be the first building on the Yard with a Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) Facility — required to allow midshipmen to handle classified information.

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Class of 2021 Induction Day – Thursday, June 29, 2017

All midshipmen begin the four-year Naval Academy program with Plebe Summer, a period designed to turn civilians into midshipmen. Plebe Summer is no gentle easing into the military routine. Soon after entering the gate on Induction Day, young men and women are put into uniform and taught how to salute by the first class midshipmen who lead the plebe indoctrination program.

Purpose of Plebe Summer:  The purpose of Plebe Summer is to lay the foundation of the Academy's four-year professional development curriculum. At the conclusion of summer training, each Plebe class shall:

  • Be indoctrinated in the traditions of the Naval Service and the Naval Academy;
  • Understand basic military skills and the meaning behind them;
  • Appreciate the high standards and obligations inherent in service as a Midshipmen and Naval Officer;
  • Be dedicated to excellence in a competitive atmosphere that fosters leadership, teamwork, character, and a passion for "winning;"
  • Appreciate the importance of mental, moral, and physical toughness in all aspects of duty and service; and
  • Be prepared to execute the rigorous academic year routine.

Plebe Summer Officer Leadership

  • Superintendent: VADM Walter E. "Ted" Carter Jr., USN
  • Commandant of Midshipmen: Col Stephen Liszewski, USMC
  • Plebe Summer Officer-In-ChargeLtCol Rafford Coleman, USMC

Mission of the United States Naval Academy

The mission of the United States Naval Academy is to develop Midshipmen morally, mentally, and physically and imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, honor, and loyalty in order to graduate leaders who are dedicated to a career of Naval service and have potential for future development in mind and character to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government.

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June’s USNAAAA Chapter Luncheon – Friday, June 16, 2017.

2017 Atlanta Chapter’s LobsterFest was a great success, children and grandkids are on summer vacation, and once again, it is that time of the month (3rd Friday) for the Chapter’s USNAAAA Luncheonmonthly luncheon.

U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association Atlanta (USNAAAA) Chapter Monthly  luncheon is scheduled for Friday, June 16, 2017  at 11:30 a.m.

  • Location:
  • American Legion Post 160,
  • 160 Legion Drive, Smyrna, GA 30080.
  • Phone:  770-436-2501

The luncheon speaker will be Kevin Mueller, General Manager, Allied Universal Security Services, one of the leading security services companies in North America.

Visit USNAAAA chapter’s website for more information: Cost is $15 for chapter members / $20 for non-members.

Please mark your calendars and join fellow alumni, family members and friends at the June 2017 Chapter luncheon.   The monthly luncheons are always an invaluable opportunity for camaraderie, reconnecting and fellowship.

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Sea Trials – Class of 2020

The United States Naval Academy’s obstacle endurance course known as  “Sea Trials” took place on Tuesday, 16 May 2017.

The Naval Academy freshman class endures 14 hours of rigorous physical and mental challenges during the Academy’s annual Sea Trials training exercise as part of the culmination of their plebe (freshman) year.

Sea Trials is modeled after the Marine Corps’ Crucible and the Navy’s Battle Stations recruit programs. It is a “capstone” event for the fourth class midshipmen (freshmen or “plebes”) and serves as a leadership challenge for the upper class. Sea Trials is led by Academy upper class and provides a final physical and mental challenge to the plebes, designed to test their teamwork and to reinforce their bonds as a company and class.

At the end of Sea Trials, the company of plebes who demonstrated the top unit performance through endurance and spirit during the entire course will be recognized with the “Iron Company” award during a brief presentation.

Sea Trials events take place at various locations throughout the Yard and Naval Support Activity Annapolis and include emergency re-supply, shore defense, Spartan relay, combat fitness test, military operations on urban terrain, damage control (pipe patching and fire hose handling), underwater events, aquatics challenges and endurance, water tactics, hill assault, two-mile regimental run, ground fight, stretcher relay, land navigation, survival skills, simulated bridge defense and demolition, paintball, endurance course, obstacle course, pugil stick jousting, riverine operations, rucksack run and casualty evacuation.

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All Academy Challenge is Back!

Example content imageThe fourth time’s a charm! Private gifts from alumni, parents and friends play an essential role in the Naval Academy’s ability to achieve its vision. The Naval Academy has consistently outpaced our rivals in dollars raised each year during the All Academy Challenge. This year, we want the top spot in participation, too. It’s time to show our rivals what it means to bleed blue and gold by supporting Navy in the All Academy Challenge from 31 May to 6 June. This year, victory WILL be ours! Go Navy! Stay tuned for further announcements by email, website and social media.
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