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  • USMMA Hosts Flag Retirement Ceremony During Boy Scout Camporee | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    the Scouts assembled in Ackerman auditorium where they were greeted by Rear Admiral James A Helis Superintendent and Midshipman Nick Grippo 1 c Kings Point Eagle Scout Association President Then they were introduced to Mr Ed Shevlin a veteran Sanitation Worker for the New York City Department of Sanitation Shevlin works a collection route on the Rockaway peninsula in Queens near his home Following Super Storm Sandy he worked endless hours helping his community recover On Flag Day 2013 he noticed two tattered American Flags in the hopper of his truck Knowing there was a proper way to retire our Flag he began a campaign and to date has rescued more than 700 worn American Flags While volunteering in Rockaway Beach after Super Storm Sandy midshipmen from USMMA were so impressed by Mr Shevlin s cause that they made a commitment to assist him in retiring any flags that he collected During the assembly Shevlin a former Senior Patrol Leader for Troop 81 told the scouts My campaign is really about education It s about saving the flags and keeping flags from going into the garbage in the future Borrowing the USMMA motto Acta non Verba he said It is

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/about/communications/usmma-hosts-flag-retirement-ceremony-during-boy-scout-camporee (2016-02-14)
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  • Press Releases | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    9 10 2014 General U S Merchant Marine Academy Observes Patriot Day 9 11 2014 General USMMA Celebrates 71st Birthday 9 30 2014 General The United States Merchant Marine Academy and American Merchant Marine Museum Added to National Register of Historic Places 10 3 2014 General USMMA Homecoming To Be Held This Weekend 10 8 2014 General Kings Pointer Sworn In As Deputy Maritime Administrator 10 23 2014 General USMMA

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/press-releases?tid_1=All&items_per_page=10&page=11&order=created&sort=asc (2016-02-14)
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  • USMMA Celebrates Midshipman Appreciation Day | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    regimental activities and focused on fun We appreciate and value our Midshipmen every day said Rear Admiral James A Helis Superintendent but on Midshipman Appreciation Day we recognize their dedication to excellence and commitment to service by providing them with an evening of fun The midshipmen joined by faculty and staff enjoyed live music carnival food and many activities Highlights included the inflatable rock climbing wall and human foosball game

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/about/communications/usmma-celebrates-midshipman-appreciation-day-0 (2016-02-14)
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  • The United States Merchant Marine Academy Announces 2014 Commencement Speaker | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    Howard is a 1978 graduate of Gateway High School in Aurora Colo She graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1982 and from the Army s Command and General Staff College in 1998 with a Masters in Military Arts and Sciences Howard s initial sea tours were aboard USS Hunley AS 31 and USS Lexington AVT 16 While serving on board Lexington she received the Secretary of the Navy Navy League Captain Winifred Collins award which is presented to one woman officer a year for outstanding leadership She reported to USS Mount Hood AE 29 as chief engineer in 1990 and served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm She assumed duties as first lieutenant on board the USS Flint AE 32 in July 1992 In January 1996 she became the executive officer of USS Tortuga LSD 46 and deployed to the Adriatic in support of Operation Joint Endeavor a peacekeeping effort in the former Republic of Yugoslavia Sixty days after returning from the Mediterranean deployment Tortuga departed on a West African training cruise where the ship s Sailors with embarked Marines and U S Coast Guard detachment operated with the naval services of seven African nations She took command of USS Rushmore LSD 47 on March 12 1999 becoming the first African American woman to command a ship in the U S Navy Howard was the commander of Amphibious Squadron Seven from May 2004 to September 2005 Deploying with Expeditionary Strike Group ESG 5 operations included tsunami relief efforts in Indonesia and maritime security operations in the North Arabian Gulf She commanded Expeditionary Strike Group Two from April 2009 to July 2010 In 2009 she deployed to CENTCOM theater where she commanded Task Force 151 Multi national Counter piracy effort and Task Force 51 Expeditionary Forces In 2010

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/about/communications/united-states-merchant-marine-academy-announces-2014-commencement-speaker (2016-02-14)
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  • USMMA to Host National Maritime Day Observance | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    exhibit entitled Remembering the 142 The museum will also introduce a new publication by the American Maritime History Project Braving the Wartime Seas Kings Pointers in World War II Mr George Ryan Class of 57 Chairman of the American Maritime History Project will deliver a presentation on the subject Curators of the new exhibit will officially unveil the exhibit and give a presentation at 1 00 p m In observance of National Maritime Day the museum will be open from 10 00 a m to 4 30 p m The beautifully landscaped and peaceful grounds of the museum are in full bloom during this season The picnic areas will be available for use all day The Schedule of Events is as follows 12 10 12 30 Maritime Day Celebration Mariners Memorial Chapel USMMA Color Guard Marches on the Colors Reading of the Presidential Proclamation RADM Susan L Dunlap Regimental Band Performance Regiment Marches to Mess 1 00 2 00 p m Speaker Series at the Merchant Marine Museum Patio in the event of rain this event will be held indoors Opening Remarks Interim Museum Director Dr Joshua Smith Ribbon Cutting of New Exhibit Remembering the 142 Talk Braving the Wartime

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/about/communications/usmma-host-national-maritime-day-observance (2016-02-14)
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  • Commandant of Midshipman Announces First Rotation Midshipmen Officers | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    First Rotation Midshipmen Officers KINGS POINT N Y CAPT Jay Kennedy Commandant of Midshipmen has announced the First Rotation Regimental Officers for Academic Year 2014 2015 Members of the Regimental Staff pictured above are as follows Back Row Left to Right Regimental Adjutant Antonio Mistron Regimental Executive Officer Rebecca Resor Honor Board Vice Chairman Reese Grabowski Battalion Commander First Battalion Barada Moncraive Front Row Left to Right Regimental Training Officer

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/about/communications/commandant-midshipman-announces-first-rotation-midshipmen-officers (2016-02-14)
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  • Naval Academy YPs Visit Kings Point | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    THE NEWS ADMISSIONS ACADEMICS ACADEMY LIFE AFTER GRADUATION Press Release You are here Home About Communications Communications Press Releases Calendar Photo Gallery Videos Naval Academy YPs Visit Kings Point KINGS POINT N Y May 22 2014 USNA YPs and 70 Midshipmen stopped at Kings Point for a few days enroute to back to Annapolis as part of their summer cruise Updated Friday May 23 2014 Share US Merchant Marine Academy

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/about/communications/naval-academy-yps-visit-kings-point (2016-02-14)
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  • USMMA Honors America's Fallen During Memorial Day Parade | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    and Regiment of Midshipmen led the 90th annual Great Neck Memorial Day Parade The parade which honored fallen servicemen and women marched north on Middle Neck Road and concluded with a remembrance service on the Village Green It was very humbling to hear a mother explain to her children that the midshipmen marching in front of them will one day be fighting overseas to keep them safe at home said

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/about/communications/usmma-honors-americas-fallen-during-memorial-day-parade (2016-02-14)
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