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The History of the United States Naval Academy

While The United States Military Academy has the distinct position of being the oldest service academy in the country, the United States Naval Academy isn’t too far behind. The Naval Academy Sets Sail Established in 1845 by George Bancroft, the then-Secretary of the U.S. Navy, the Naval Academy has resided in Annapolis, Maryland for nearly 175 years.Located away from the hustle and bustle of Baltimore, Bancroft strategically chose Annapolis to...

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The History of the United States Military Academy at West Point

The first blog in our “History of the U.S. Service Academies” series focused on the United States Air Force Academy, the youngest service academy. Now, we want to jump a few centuries back in history to focus on the founding of the United States Military Academy (West Point).Not only is West Point the oldest service academy, but it is also one of the oldest national institutions in the United States....

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The History of the United States Air Force Academy

Compared to West Point, the Naval Academy, and the Coast Guard Academy, the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) is in its infancy. Founded in 1958, USAFA is 152 years younger than West Point, the older service academy — that’s a full century and six major wars worth of experience to catch up on. When it comes to tradition, however, USAFA is just as fascinating as the other service academies,...

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