Today is the 113th Army-Navy football game. This photo shows the 1888 United States Naval Academy football team, one of the last to not experience this historic rivalry, which began in 1890. NHHC image NH 78105.

Call for Papers: 2013 McMullen Naval History Symposium

The History Department of the United States Naval Academy invites proposals for papers to be presented at its 2013 McMullen Naval History Symposium in Annapolis, Maryland, on 19-20 September 2013. The 2011 symposium was extremely successful, with over 250 in attendance, and over 125 papers presented.

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250 Mile Solo Run to Raise Money for USNA Commodore John Barry Monument

A renowned ultra-marathoner has taken on the challenge of running 250 miles from New York City to Annapolis, in order to raise money for a new monument at the United States Naval Academy. Runner Tom McGrath is on the road today and heading south, expected to arrive in Annapolis on the morning of 28 July. He will run more than a full marathon every day.

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USNA Class of 1951 Raises $51,000 for Navy’s Cold War Gallery

To memorialize those efforts and their classmates who lost their lives, the Naval Academy Class of 1951 has raised and contributed $51,000 to the building of the Navy’s Cold War Gallery annex to the National Museum of the United States Navy in the Washington Navy Yard.

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Image from 1951 Lucky Bag, courtesy Navy Department Library

2012 Beach Naval History Award: Midshipman Zach Schwartz

Continuing a 10-year tradition, the Naval Historical Foundation on 24 May 2012 presented the Captain Edward L. Beach, Jr. Naval History Award to Midshipman First Class Zachary D. Schwartz, for his contributions to the study of naval and military history during his four years at the U.S. Naval Academy.

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