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By Sylvia Badger | January 4, 1998
MILITARY MESS OR black tie was the dress code for the All Service Academies Holiday Ball held at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel. This was the first time that the annual ball, sponsored by the Service Academies Parents' Association, was held in the Baltimore area. And it was most successful.The parents' group is made up of people whose children are attending, or have attended, one of the country's five federal military/service academies.Co-chairs of the ball were Diane and David Booth of Monkton (he's a CPA and she's a writer/editor)
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By Dan Rodricks, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2014
Adm. Charles R. Larson, the onetime commander-in-chief of military forces in the Pacific who became superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy to restore discipline and morale after his alma mater had been rocked by the largest cheating scandal in its history, died early Saturday at his home in Annapolis. He was 77. Admiral Larson's death was confirmed by his son-in-law, Cmdr. Wesley Huey, a faculty member at the academy. Commander Huey said the four-star admiral had been diagnosed with leukemia two years ago. "Admiral Larson's death is a great loss for the Navy family and the U.S. Naval Academy," said Vice Admiral Walter E. "Ted" Carter Jr., who took over as the academy's superintendent Wednesday.
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March 3, 1999
RECEIVING A free college education from U.S. taxpayers is the main benefit of enrolling in a service academy. The vast majority of graduates are commissioned as officers and repay their education through years of military service. For the relatively few midshipmen and cadets who don't graduate, some repay the government, some serve in the military and a number never pay back anything.The unevenness of the treatment of some recently separated midshipmen is raising eyebrows. One of the mids expelled in a 1995 drug scandal persuaded his senator to wipe out his $86,000 debt.
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Susan Reimer | May 3, 2014
Richard Harryman was wearing a crisp blue shirt for the occasion, and his hospital bed was in the living room. There were punch and cookies on a table in the hall, and family and friends were waiting when a car arrived carrying four midshipmen. Harryman, 85, served in both the Marine Corps and the Air Force. The midshipmen were there to deliver a final salute to a dying veteran. In a program unique among the service academies, young people from the Naval Academy, on the threshold of their military careers, are visiting veterans at the end of their lives to acknowledge their service as only another member of the military can. "Detail, cover," senior Kimberly Bernardy barked gently, and in unison the mids pulled their hats from beneath their arms and slowly put them in place.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | December 15, 2010
Reports of sexual assault increased at the U.S. Naval Academy this year, part of a 64 percent overall increase at the nation's service academies, according to a report released Wednesday by the Department of Defense. The report calls the increases "concerning" but adds that greater emphasis on understanding and reporting sexual assault might have contributed to the larger numbers. Reports of sexual assault at the Naval Academy rose from eight in a 2008-2009 survey to 11 in 2009-2010.
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By DUDLEY DIGGES | June 4, 1995
In your editorial, ''Women, VMI and the Citadel'' (May 21), I believe you and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit have both failed to give emphasis to the most important element in the case: i.e., the legitimacy, constitutionality and desirability of single-gender institutions of higher learning as a reasonable alternative to coeducational colleges and universities.It is this, not the differing importance of the ''military'' at VMI and The Citadel, and at the three major service academies, that should be the heart of the matter.
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By GWYNETH K. SHAW and GWYNETH K. SHAW,SUN REPORTER | April 7, 2006
WASHINGTON -- Congress must act to curb sexual harassment and assault, and domestic violence within the ranks of the U.S. military, victims and women's advocates said yesterday during a forum in Capitol Hill. Too often, they said, women and men who report harassment or violence are ignored, and their abusers allowed to walk away with little or no impact on their military careers. "You are the only ones who can make these changes," said Caitlin Stopper, who broke down in tears as she described her experience at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, where she said she was sexually assaulted by a fellow cadet early in her freshman year.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | July 8, 1997
WASHINGTON -- A two-year study has concluded that despite the diminished threats to U.S. forces since the Cold War ended, the military must upgrade education and training, from college ROTC programs to the national war colleges where senior officers hone their skills."
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff Writer | August 14, 1992
April 1, 1993, could be the day the music dies at America's military academies if Sen. Sam Nunn has his way.That is the day the money that keeps afloat those bands of enlisted personnel would stop flowing under a proposal by the Senate Armed Services Committee.Sen. Nunn, D-Georgia, the committee chairman, believes that the bands at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., should be made up of midshipmen and cadets who volunteer their time.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff Writer | August 14, 1992
April 1, 1993, could be the day the music dies at America's military academies if Sen. Sam Nunn has his way.That is the day the money that keeps afloat those bands of enlisted personnel would stop flowing under a proposal by the Senate Armed Services Committee.Sen. Nunn, D-Georgia, the committee chairman, believes that the bands at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, the Air Force Academy in Colorado and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., should be made up of midshipmen and cadets who volunteer their time.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2013
A nationally televised college football game between Navy and Air Force at a sold-out stadium in Annapolis could become one of the more visible casualties of the U.S. government shutdown. While Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk said Tuesday that a final decision would not be reached until noon Thursday, Air Force officials issued a statement that said the game was being called off “for now” along with all other intercollegiate sports events. Gladchuk said there was a “significant possibility” that the game would be canceled, adding that “it's going to be a setback of the highest order if this game doesn't happen.” But Gladchuk is holding out hope that the U.S. Department of Defense will allow the game to be played.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2012
Ken Niumatalolo noticed the Army guys looking askance as he wound his way through the Pentagon to attend a ceremony for his brother, an Army lieutenant colonel. "I think they recognized me," said the Navy football coach, chuckling. "And I don't think they were too happy to see me. " The Army-Navy football rivalry - set to be contested for the 113 t h time Saturday in Philadelphia - is felt from the halls of power in Washington to the waters and battlefields of the Middle East.
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By Edward Lee | April 12, 2012
Minutes after succeeding Richie Meade in early June as the head coach at Navy, Rick Sowell got a brief taste of the rivalry between the academy and Army as he perused emails from alumni with the sign-off “Beat Army.” But as the No. 20 Midshipmen prepare to meet the No. 17 Black Knights this Saturday for the 91st time, Sowell - who left Stony Brook to join Navy - is getting a fuller perspective of the traditional game between these Patriot...
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By Daniel de Vise, The Washington Post | February 7, 2012
A year after the U.S. Naval Academy expelled seven midshipmen for using synthetic marijuana on the zero-tolerance Annapolis campus, the "spice" investigation is over, and college officials say the drug problem is past. Sixteen midshipmen were expelled from the academy for use or possession of synthetic marijuana between December 2010 and August 2011, when the formal investigation ended. Only one midshipman has been investigated for spice since, said Cmdr. William Marks, academy spokesman.
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October 26, 2011
Every year, it is my privilege to nominate some of the brightest, most dedicated students in Maryland to the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy No nominations are necessary for admission to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. The Coast Guard Academy offers appointments solely on the basis of an annual nationwide competition. Each applicant for a nomination must meet certain eligibility requirements. To receive a service academy nomination for the class entering in July 2012, you must be a U.S. citizen of good moral character, at least 17 years of age, not have reached your 23rd birthday by July 1, 2012, in good physical condition, unmarried and have no legal obligation to support children or other dependents.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | October 19, 2011
Huddled over laptop computers, four midshipmen spent 20 minutes setting up a wireless network and tested it with what they assumed was a private chat. But Ensign Justin Monroe, a teaching assistant at the Naval Academy, used a small wireless receiver to intercept their conversation. With a click, he projected the messages on the screen at the front of the room for the entire class to see. While their chatter was innocuous - "hello" and "he's in my company, too" - the implications, Monroe warned the class, were anything but. "You're just broadcasting this," he said.
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December 7, 1996
STRIP AWAY stories of $50 million contracts and drug violations from the sports sections of America's newspapers and one might think they had turned back the clock a few generations to the Golden Age of Sports: The despised Yankees win a World Series. A heavyweight boxing bout generates genuine excitement. A legion of fans trails a hot, young golf sensation (named Tiger, not Arnie). And this afternoon, Army and Navy play a football game that will recall the days when the service academies churned out heroes for the gridiron as well as the battlefield.
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August 23, 1993
Oakland Mills Middle teacher is finalistSusan Howe, a math teacher at Oakland Mills Middle School for 18 years, has been named one of seven finalists in Maryland's Teacher of the Year program.Howard County Teacher of the Year, Ms. Howe has survived the first cut in a competition that began with representatives from the state's 23 counties and Baltimore. She was chosen as Maryland's outstanding Middle School Math Teacher in 1990."We know that behind each Teacher of the Year there are hundreds of additional dedicated and skilled teachers who are truly the lifeblood of our state," said Gov. William Donald Schaefer.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2011
Richie Meade's stance hasn't changed. Days after declaring that he would not diminish Saturday's rivalry game against Army at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis by musing on the contest's postseason ramifications, the Navy coach wouldn't budge. "I know it's news for you guys and you guys like to talk about it, but we're focused on showing up on Saturday and playing the best we can against Army," Meade said Wednesday of the 2 p.m. contest. "That's what our focus is. The rest of this stuff, I have no control over it, so it's wasted energy for us to talk about it. It's not going to make us any more excited to play the game.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | December 15, 2010
Reports of sexual assault increased at the U.S. Naval Academy this year, part of a 64 percent overall increase at the nation's service academies, according to a report released Wednesday by the Department of Defense. The report calls the increases "concerning" but adds that greater emphasis on understanding and reporting sexual assault might have contributed to the larger numbers. Reports of sexual assault at the Naval Academy rose from eight in a 2008-2009 survey to 11 in 2009-2010.
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