On Friday evening 23 January at the Hyatt Regency Newport the Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) Battalion was introduced to an age old military tradition – the Dining-In. The tradition, which traces its roots all the way back to the Roman Legions, involves a grand banquet and fellowship to honor the accomplishments of the unit.
Today’s Dining-In ceremonies follow customs and rules handed down from the Royal Navy.
MC’s presided over the event and ensured all rules were observed and violations received appropriate penalties – a hearty drink of grog(BBQ sauce, pigs feet, chicken fat, hot sauce onions and other mystery ingredients).
The guest of honor was VADM Ted Carter, Superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy, who addressed the battalion following an excellent dinner provided by the Hyatt staff.
The Dining-In event is a key part of the ten month NAPS experience as it exposes the midshipman candidates to the heritage and tradition which has shaped the Navy.
I made the newspaper in the Navy Base Newspaper.
Naval Academy Indoc Training
This is a great video created by one of our detailers, MIDN 1/C Radix Harris ’15.
This is video overview of our Indoc training at the US Naval Academy Preparatory School. This is mostly Company 2, Class of 2015. Indoc was intense, fast paced, fun, and just a taste of what we will be doing next year during plebe summer.
This is my company and platoon during ropes course at the United States Naval Academy Prep School during indoc training.
Today we completed not only “Nitro” training, which is all day training event that marks the end of our Indoc training. No we move forward to the academic year for next 10 months
Week 2 of Indoc – Today we went through and completed obstacle course and other training. The NAPS Battalion is fortunate to have the RI National Guard training facilities at Camp Fogerty in East Greenwich, RI available for use during INDOC.