News

See below for the latest stories on the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and its midshipmen.

Thank You, Tom Hanks 

Over his distinguished career, Tom Hanks has performed an invaluable service to those of us who served in World War II…

Read More

El Dorado Hills’ Peters graduates U.S. Merchant Marine Academy 

Shelby Peters, daughter of Michael and Teri Peters of El Dorado Hills, recently graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y….

Read More

The Merchant Marine and America’s Founding 

Even before there was the American Navy we know today, another maritime force helped America defeat King George III’s navy and give birth to a new nation…

Read More

Henderson graduates from United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point 

MHS alum JC Henderson graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy last weekend with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in shipboard engineering and shipyard management and the U.S. Coast Guard Engineers License…

Read More

Op-Ed: National Maritime Day Reflections in the Era of COVID-19 

With states reopening and medical professionals cautiously optimistic about our ability to maintain a flattened COVID-19 curve it might seem tempting to assume a gradual return to normal…

Read More

Coronavirus Makes The National Security Case For Rebuilding U.S. Maritime Power Compelling 

When Rear Admiral Mark Buzby, head of the U.S. Maritime Administration, testified before Congress last year about strategies for bolstering the maritime industry, a striking fact was embedded in his prepared remarks: the oceangoing carrier likely to become the biggest shipper of containerized cargo into U.S. ports is wholly owned by the Chinese government…

Read More

Remembering the U.S. Merchant Marine’s Sacrifice in a Time of Crisis 

As our nation contends with the coronavirus pandemic, parallels have been drawn to the civilian response to WWII…

Read More

America honors merchant mariners, without whom we could not win wars 

In 2020, the nation will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the many harrowing battles that made it possible…

Read More

Doing right by forgotten American heroes of the Merchant Marines 

United States Merchant Mariners suffered the highest rate of casualties of any service in World War II…

Read More

Representative Sherrill Appointed to United States Merchant Marine Academy Board of Visitors 

Washington, D.C.– Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced today her appointment to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy’s Board of Visitors (BOV)…

Read More