Under Secretary Modly’s Remarks at U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2018 Graduation

The following are Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly’s  remarks for the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2018’s graduation and commissioning ceremony in Annapolis, Md., May 25. Mr. President, members of Congress, Admiral Richardson, General Walters, Vice Admiral Carter, distinguished guests, faculty and staff of this national treasure of an institution. To the parents, …

Hopper: Innovation, Transformation, Inspiration

By Rear Adm. Brian Fort Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific During last month’s historic first visit of the voyaging canoe Hokule‘a to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson spoke about his father, Myron “Pinky” Thompson, who was 15 years old at the time of the attack on …

Hopper: Innovation, Transformation, Inspiration

By Rear Adm. Brian Fort Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific During last month’s historic first visit of the voyaging canoe Hokule‘a to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson spoke about his father, Myron “Pinky” Thompson, who was 15 years old at the time of the attack on …

Faces of the Fleet: U.S. Naval Academy Plebe Parents’ Weekend

Starting college can be tough on students as well as their parents. Now, imagine saying goodbye before six weeks of a fast-paced, boot camp-style orientation that begins four years of preparing U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen to become commissioned naval officers. This past weekend, parents and friends of the incoming freshmen – known as plebes at …

Faces of the Fleet: U.S. Naval Academy Plebe Parents’ Weekend

Starting college can be tough on students as well as their parents. Now, imagine saying goodbye before six weeks of a fast-paced, boot camp-style orientation that begins four years of preparing U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen to become commissioned naval officers. This past weekend, parents and friends of the incoming freshmen – known as plebes at …

Faces of the Fleet

“Faces of the Fleet” is a collection of images of Sailors serving our country in the greatest and most technologically advanced Navy in the world. These fine men and women are leading from the deck plates and completing missions around the globe. This is your fleet and these are your Sailors! GO NAVY! Sailors proudly …

U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2017 Graduation

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2017’s graduation. Vice President Mike Pence will speak at the graduation and commissioning ceremony, May 26. The ceremony is scheduled to begin 10 a.m. EDT. Join the #USNavy conversation on social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Flickr. Congratulate the graduates by …

Why I Love Being a U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer

By Vice Adm. Tom Rowden Commander, Naval Surface Forces Yesterday, midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy found out their service assignment in the U.S. Navy. For those midshipmen who will become surface warfare officers, as well as their comrades who received notification earlier in the academic semester at Naval Reserve Training Officer Corps units across …