Cmdr. Billie J. Farrell is the U.S.S. Constitution’s First Woman Commander

About 70,000 women are serving in the U.S. Navy. Billie J. Farrell is the first to command Old Ironsides, a hero of the War of 1812.

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After a Bungled Theft of Navy’s Mascot Draws Fire, Goatnappers Strike Again

Leaders of the nation’s military academies say swiping one another’s mascot animals is strictly forbidden, but that hasn’t seemed to deter glory-seeking raiders.

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Army Cadets Tried to Get Navy’s Goat, Again. Commanders Were Not Amused.

Rivalries among the nation’s military academies include a long history of mascot-stealing “spirit missions” before football games, despite official condemnations.

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White House Forces Out Trump Appointees From Boards of Military Academies

The Biden administration was seeking to ensure that board members were “qualified to serve” and aligned with the president’s values, said Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary.

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18 Midshipmen Are Expelled or Resign From Naval Academy Amid Cheating Inquiry

When the academy administered a physics test last year, it had to be flexible because of Covid-19 restrictions. It later learned that dozens of midshipmen had used outside resources during the exam.

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At Naval Academy Graduation, Harris to Focus on Strengthening a ‘Fragile’ World

Vice President Kamala Harris, the school’s first female commencement speaker, is expected to use her speech to address some of the Biden administration’s most urgent challenges.

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For Cameron Kinley and Navy, the Army Game Can Give 2020 a Highlight

The rivalry is being played at West Point, the first time the game has not been at a neutral site in 77 years.

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An Accidental Navy Chief Steers His Service Through a Storm

Adm. Michael M. Gilday appears determined that his recommendations on the Roosevelt case will be made based on Navy principles and not on fears of what the White House might want.

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Trump Commencement Address Summons West Point Cadets Back to Campus

The president’s off-again, on-again speech in June will bring back 1,000 cadets who had scattered across the country to help counter the coronavirus.

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