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  • USMMA to Host Annual Festival of Lights | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    been an annual celebration for the past 37 years The celebration of the Festival of Lights is a reminder to bring the light to the dark places within ourselves and in our world Place U S Merchant Marine Academy 300 Steamboat Road Kings Point New York Mariners Memorial Chapel Date Monday December 15 2014 Time 7 p m Open to the Public Please RSVP to publicaffairs usmma edu Guests are encouraged to arrive early as chapel as space is limited The Mariners Chapel has been called the people s chapel as it serves and honors all faiths and is used in celebration and prayer by all religious denominations It has been a refuge for divine guidance in times of celebration and in moments of peril The chapel commemorates the sacrifices of the officers and men of U S Merchant Marine who gave their lives at sea during World War I and II The Chapel belongs to Merchant Mariners and to all Americans it stands as one of our country s National Memorials to our Nation s wartime seamen and serves to remind America of the great sacrifices of merchant mariners especially in time of war A large book The Roll

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/about/communications/usmma-host-annual-festival-lights-0 (2016-02-14)
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  • The United States Merchant Marine Academy Celebrates Thanksgiving | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    Thanksgiving KINGS POINT N Y November 26 2013 On Monday evening the United States Merchant Marine Academy s USMMA administration faculty staff and alumni joined the Regiment of Midshipmen to celebrate Thanksgiving The Regimental Thanksgiving Dinner held in Delano Hall is one of USMMA s most cherished annual traditions The evening began with an introduction by the Regimental Commander Midshipman Jerick Sablan and a benediction by the Reverend Monsignor Brendan Riordan Catholic Chaplain Then Superintendent Rear Admiral James A Helis welcomed the group He mentioned many of the things that the Academy community is thankful for especially the Regiment of Midshipmen He then wished everyone safe travels and a very Happy Thanksgiving After a quick lesson on turkey carving by Head Chef Steve Furman each table shared a family style meal of turkey stuffing sweet potatoes vegetables and apple cider One Plebe at each table was given the honor of carving the turkey In all 80 turkeys were served to 770 midshipmen and their guests The midshipmen enjoyed their meal and each other s company They talked with one another about the new trimester sea year and travel plans Plebe Craig Zubchevisch said Thanksgiving dinner was great The chef did

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/about/communications/united-states-merchant-marine-academy-celebrates-thanksgiving-1 (2016-02-14)
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  • T/V Kings Pointer Returns from Fall Training Cruise | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    cadets earning sea days toward their United States Coast Guard licenses Each midshipmen was given the opportunity to gain hands on experience and demonstrate various competencies during the vessel s first training mission of the Academic Year The Kings Pointer is an integral part of midshipman training and development said Rear Admiral James A Helis Superintendent We are very pleased that so many midshipmen were able to participate in the Fall Break cruise Prior to the vessel s departure from Kings Point Adam Donohoe Master of the T V Kings Pointer and Chief Mate Jay Amster completed familiarization and safety drills During the eight day voyage midshipmen stood 4 hour watches and worked on sea projects Deck Cadets under the guidance of Licensed Officers conned the vessel and made practical use of the electronic chart system and radar and effectively communicated with traffic via the VHF radio They conducted steering casualty drills and both day and night man overboard drills with shipboard recovery They also performed a great deal of terrestrial navigation as the vessel travelled up and down both the Hudson and Delaware Rivers In addition to standing engine watches the Engine Cadets worked on several welding projects Captain

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/about/communications/tv-kings-pointer-returns-fall-training-cruise (2016-02-14)
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  • Kings Pointer Sworn In As Deputy Maritime Administrator | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    Marine Academy Alum Mike Rodriguez Class of 1979 was sworn in as the Deputy Administrator of the Maritime Administration MARAD Administrator Jaenichen said Mike s significant experience sailing as a U S Merchant Mariner will be of great value to the MARAD leadership team Coupled with his distinguished U S Navy Reserve service and congressional staff experience he is a perfect fit for the agency and I look forward to welcoming him onboard Rodriguez has over 35 years of experience as a maritime industry professional in both the public and private sectors Mr Rodriguez is joining MARAD from the Navy s National Maritime Intelligence Integration Office Prior to that he served in the Military Sealift Command and in other active duty tours in the Navy He has also served as professional staff on the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Marine Transportation as well as the executive assistant to the International President of the International Organization of Masters Mates and Pilots He sailed for sixteen years as a deck officer aboard commercial and military charter vessels including tankships general cargo ships offshore service vessels and container vessels For four years he was an instructor at Kings Point supervising the Midshipmen

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/about/communications/kings-pointer-sworn-deputy-maritime-administrator (2016-02-14)
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  • Navy | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    they took USMMA s Corps of Cadets Oath administrated by Rear Admiral James A Helis Ph D Superintendent of USMMA during the Acceptance Day Ceremony and Parade They were then sworn in as midshipmen in the U S Navy Reserve by Rear Admiral Mark R Whitney Deputy Commander Logistics Maintenance and Industrial Operations Naval Sea Systems Command Read more about Class of 2019 Joins the Regiment of Midshipmen and U S Navy Reserve on Acceptance Day Maritime Administrator Delivers USMMA s 79th Commencment Address KINGS POINT N Y June 23 2015 On Saturday the U S Merchant Marine Academy USMMA at Kings Point graduated 227 new Merchant Marine and Military Officers as part of its Class of 2015 commencement ceremony The keynote speaker Maritime Administrator Paul N Jaenichen Sr gave the commencement address before a crowd of more than 2 200 including graduates family members and representatives from the federal government U S military and maritime industry Read more about Maritime Administrator Delivers USMMA s 79th Commencment Address Maritime Administrator Delivers USMMA s 79th Commencment Address KINGS POINT N Y June 23 2015 On Saturday the U S Merchant Marine Academy USMMA at Kings Point graduated 227 new Merchant Marine

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/tags/navy (2016-02-14)
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  • Navy Reserve | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    On Saturday The U S Merchant Marine Academy USMMA at Kings Point welcomed 243 plebe candidates of the Class of 2019 into the Regiment of Midshipmen as they took USMMA s Corps of Cadets Oath administrated by Rear Admiral James A Helis Ph D Superintendent of USMMA during the Acceptance Day Ceremony and Parade They were then sworn in as midshipmen in the U S Navy Reserve by Rear Admiral

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/tags/navy-reserve (2016-02-14)
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  • Feedback | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    feedback on the content of this page or the entire site by completing the form below If you have a specific question on a DOT program or resource please use the contact information provided on the web page I d like to provide feedback on the Entire site Previous page Title USMMA Advisory Board Presents 2015 Annual Report to Congressional Board of Visitors Link https www usmma edu about communications

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  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx’s USMMA Academic Convocation speech, KINGS POINT, N.Y., July 24, 2015 | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    KINGS POINT N Y July 24 2015 S1 USMMA Convocation 2015 pdf U S Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx s USMMA Academic Convocation speech KINGS POINT N Y July 24 2015 DOT is committed to ensuring that information is available in appropriate alternative formats to meet the requirements of persons who have a disability If you require an alternative version of files provided on this page please contact bensonb usmma edu

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/about/communications/us-transportation-secretary-anthony-foxx%E2%80%99s-usmma-academic-convocation-speech (2016-02-14)
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