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

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…

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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…

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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)…

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Suozzi Appointed Chairman of United States Merchant Marine Academy’s Board of Visitors 

Today, Congressman Tom Suozzi (D – Long Island, Queens) was named to, and unanimously appointed Chairman of the United States Merchant Marine Academy’s Board of Visitors for the 116th Congress…

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Testing long-term US readiness posture is vital to US defense 

Earlier this fall, the Defense Department’s U.S. Transportation Command launched a no-notice “turbo-activation,” a useful exercise intended to assess our capabilities to rapidly activate a short-term sealift…

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Women Take the Helm on Cruise Ships 

Capt. Serena Melani—set to become the first woman to helm a new major cruise ship at launch—is used to charting new waters…

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Washington State Ferry system actively recruiting cadets 

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Memorial Day 2019: A time to assess our vulnerabilities 

Most of us observe Memorial Day as a time to honor those who dedicated their lives to serving in our Armed Forces, but in the maritime community, we also reflect on the importance of our merchant fleet and remember the thousands of mariners who died in service to our nation…

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USMMA Midshipman Awarded U.S. Merchant Marine Medal 

National Maritime Day is a day to recognize and honor those in the maritime industry, from the brave and courageous merchant mariners who have given their lives in defense of our nation to the men and women who continue to go above and beyond the call of duty in serving our nation’s maritime interests in times of war and peace…

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First woman to command shipyard will do so at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard 

BREMERTON — The first woman to command a United States naval shipyard will do so from the shores of Puget Sound, starting this year…

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