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

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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Crew of MV Green Lake Saves Seven in Fire Aboard Car Carrier Sincerity Ace 

The officers and crew of the MV GREEN LAKE saved seven members of the crew of the SINCERITY ACE, a car carrier which caught fire in extreme weather conditions some 1,800 nm from Oahu…

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In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Merchant Marine Academy 

Seventy-five years ago, on Sept. 30, 1943, Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy declaring, “The Academy serves the Merchant Marine as West Point serves the Army and Annapolis serves the Navy.” The President knew the Merchant Marine was critical to turning the tide and America’s eventual victory…

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Our Turn: Dave and Sue Collins: An unsung academy no more 

Susan and Dave Collins, parents of first class midshipman David Collins ‘19, discuss the value of USMMA to the Nation and their family and thank Senator Jack Reed RI for his nomination…

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