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

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…

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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…

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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…

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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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