Washington Salute would like to warmly congratulate Naval Academy Naval Base for being named the twelfth Washington Salute Base of the Week presented by Nissan of the 2020-21 NFL Season! Throughout the season, Washington Salute and Nissan will be teaming up to highlight the service members on installations throughout Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. We welcome all Washington Salute members and military supporting fans to join us on our venture as we honor and celebrate the sacrifice and service of the men and women on our local installations!
Installation: Naval Academy Naval Base
Commander: 88th Commandant of the Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy, Capt. Thomas R. "TR" Buchanan
Address of Installation Visitors Center: 52 King George Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21402
Number of People on Installation: United States Naval Academy features 510 academic staff and 5,576 students each year.
United States Military Branches: United States Navy & United States Marine Corps
Description of Installation: The United States Naval Academy is a federal service academy adjacent to Annapolis, Maryland. Established on 10 October 1845, under Secretary of the Navy George Bancroft, it is the second oldest of the five U.S. service academies, and educates officers for commissioning primarily into the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. The 338-acre campus is located on the former grounds of Fort Severn at the confluence of the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay in Anne Arundel County, 33 miles east of Washington, D.C. and 26 miles southeast of Baltimore. The entire campus (known to insiders as "the Yard") is a National Historic Landmark and home to many historic sites, buildings, and monuments. It replaced Philadelphia Naval Asylum, in Philadelphia, that served as the first United States Naval Academy from 1838 to 1845 when the Naval Academy formed in Annapolis.
Highlights with Washington Football Team: In the past decade, the Washington Football Team has hosted and featured the United States Naval Academy Men's & Women's Glee Clubs to sing and perform the National Anthem. Earlier this year, in the game against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Football Team featured a digital performance by the clubs ahead of their alumni game that put them just .5 game out from first place!