Posted by: Jacqui Murray | August 7, 2018

What’s happening in August at USNA

Here are important events you’ll want to read about in August:

More articles worth reading:


Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is the author/editor of two military-tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days (starring the USS Bunker Hill), and over one hundred resources on integrating tech into education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice reviewer, adjunct professor in technology-in-education, a columnist for TeachHUB, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her book at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.

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Posted by: Jacqui Murray | August 1, 2018

August To Do List for USNA Applicants

usna to do list

Depending upon where you are in the process, you may have done some of the items on this list. Skip them. Be happy you’re done. Move on to the next.

First Steps:

If you’re serious about attending the USNA or any other military academy, buy a few books (or check them out of the library) on the process. It’s worth the investment because if you pursue this dream, you will be investing much more of your time and money before you achieve your goal. Better to make sure this is the direction you want to go.

Here are two books to get you started:

Posted by: Jacqui Murray | August 5, 2018

Purple Heart Day

Purple Heart Day is an observance that commemorates the creation of the Purple Heart Medal in 1782. It is August 5th.

For more on Purple Heart Day, click.

purple heart award


Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, and the thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and  Twenty-four DaysShe is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer,  a columnist for TeachHUB, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.

Posted by: Jacqui Murray | July 4, 2018

Celebrate July 4th in America!

Happy 4th of July, America!

Posted by: Jacqui Murray | July 2, 2018

What’s Happening in July at USNA

By now, you’ve attended a Candidate Weekend Visit and are preparing for NASS. Here’s what’s happening in July:

 

 

You have one more big job: Keep your grades solid, your attitude positive, and your goals clear. Here’s how:

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Posted by: Jacqui Murray | July 1, 2018

July To Do List for USNA Applicants

partial photo credti: Nemo

Depending upon where you are in the process, you may have done some of the items on this list. Skip them. Be happy you’re done. Move on to the next:

First Steps:

If you’re serious about attending the USNA or any other military academy, buy a few books (or check them out of the library) on the process. It’s worth the investment because if you pursue this dream, you will be investing much more of your time and money before you achieve your goal. Better to make sure this is the direction you want to go.

Here are two books to get you started:

Posted by: Jacqui Murray | June 14, 2018

Flag Day–June 14th

ph-10028People across the United States celebrate Flag Day on June 14 each year to honor the United States flag and to commemorate the flag’s adoption. On the same day, the United States Army celebrates its birthday.

Enjoy this slideshow of flags I’ve seen around the nation:

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Posted by: Jacqui Murray | June 6, 2018

D-Day: June 6, 1944

If you’re serious about attending a Military Academy, besides the physical, mental, spiritual, and leadership expectations, ‘military’ must be central to your life. That includes knowing and understanding the military events that made America great.

Today (6/6/18) marks the 74th anniversary of the D-Day, June 6, 1944. Today in 1944, more than 2,700 ships and craft landed troops on Normandy beaches, the largest amphibious landing in history.

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Posted by: Jacqui Murray | June 4, 2018

What’s Happening in June at USNA

army lifeThis is the month future USNA Mids head for the Yard, for Plebe Summer. It’s a huge month for them and parents. Here are some of the activities that will keep you busy as you prepare:

More you might be interested in:

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Posted by: Jacqui Murray | June 1, 2018

June To Do List for USNA Applicants

usnaDepending upon where you are in the process, you may have done some of the items on this list. Skip them. Be happy you’re done. Move on to the next:

First Steps:

If you’re serious about attending the USNA or any other military academy, buy a few books (or check them out of the library) on the process. It’s worth the investment in time and money because if you pursue this dream, you will be investing much more before achieving your goal. Better to make sure this is the direction you want to go.

Here are two books to get you started:

From the perspective of a woman who was accepted and how she accomplished it. Down-to earth, personal, definitely not dry, and should give confidence to any teen, male or female, considering a military academy their first choice college.

A general and useful overview of the USNA application and the academy in general

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Posted by: Jacqui Murray | May 28, 2018

Memorial Day

I’m taking the day to honor our soldiers. Without their sacrifice, where would we be?

I tried to keep the videos to three and failed miserably. Once I got started watching, I got lost.

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Posted by: Jacqui Murray | May 19, 2018

Armed Forces Day

Many Americans celebrate Armed Forces Day annually on the third Saturday of May. It is a day to pay tribute to men and women who serve the United States’ armed forces. Armed Forces Day is also part of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May.


And this one–18 million views!

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Posted by: Jacqui Murray | May 8, 2018

What’s Happening in May at USNA

herndonHere’s what’s happening at USNA during May:

You have one big job remaining: Keep your grades solid, your attitude positive, and your goals clear. Here’s how:

Wondering if USNA is right for you? Click here.

Have a great holiday!


Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, and the thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and  Twenty-four DaysShe is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer,  a columnist for TeachHUB, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.

Posted by: Jacqui Murray | May 1, 2018

May To Do List for USNA Applicants

get into usnaDepending upon where you are in the process, you may have done some of the items on this list. Skip them. Be happy you’re done. Move on to the next:

First Steps:

If you’re serious about attending the USNA or any other military academy, buy a few books (or check them out of the library) on the process. It’s worth the investment in time and money because if you pursue this dream, you will be investing much more before achieving your goal. Better to make sure this is the direction you want to go.

Here are two books to get you started:

From the perspective of a woman who was accepted and how she accomplished it. Down-to earth, personal, definitely not dry, and should give confidence to any teen, male or female, considering a military academy their first choice college. Read More…

Posted by: Jacqui Murray | April 8, 2018

What’s Happening in April at USNA

By now, you’ve finished your Congressional Interview, maybe even your B&G Interview.  You’ve attended or are preparing for a Candidate Weekend Visit.

You have one big job remaining: Keep your grades solid, your attitude positive, and your goals clear.

If you’re the parent of a child who has been accepted, it’s time to start thinking about your upcoming summer. Here’s how:

Plebe Summer–It’s coming!

If you’re just starting to think about attending the US Naval Academy, here’s your guide to making that dream come true:

Building a Midshipman: How to Crack the USNA Application

Hope you had a great Easter holiday!


Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, and the Naval thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and  Twenty-four DaysShe is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer,  a columnist for TeachHUB, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.

Posted by: Jacqui Murray | April 1, 2018

April To Do List for USNA Applicants

usnaDepending upon where you are in the process, you may have done some of the items on this list. Skip them. Be happy you’re done. Move on to the next

First Steps:

If you’re serious about attending the USNA or any other military academy, buy a few books (or check them out of the library) on the process. It’s worth the investment because if you pursue this dream, you will be investing much more of your time and money to achieve your goal. Better to make sure this is the direction you want to go.

Here are two books to get you started:

From the perspective of a woman who was accepted and how she accomplished it. Down-to earth, personal, definitely not dry, and should give confidence to any teen, male or female, considering a military academy their first choice college.

Read More…

Posted by: Jacqui Murray | March 6, 2018

What’s Happening in March at USNA

army vs navyBy now, you’ve probably finished your B&G Interview and attended or are preparing for a Candidate Weekend Visit. If you’re a Junior, you’re applying for NASS to get a sense of what life at USNA is really like.

A few more ideas for March:

And a few suggestions to keep your attitude positive and your goals clear. Here’s how:

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Posted by: Jacqui Murray | March 2, 2018

March To Do List for USNA Applicants

usnaDepending upon where you are in the process, you may have done some of the items on this list. Skip them. Be happy you’re done. Move on to the next

First Steps:

If you’re serious about attending the USNA or any other military academy, buy a few books (or check them out of the library) on the process. It’s worth the investment because if you pursue this dream, you will be investing much more of your time and money before you achieve your goal. Better to make sure this is the direction you want to go.

Here are two books to get you started:

From the perspective of a woman who was accepted and how she accomplished it. Down-to earth, personal, definitely not dry, and should give confidence to any teen, male or female, considering a military academy their first choice college.

Read More…

Posted by: Jacqui Murray | February 6, 2018

What’s Happening in February at USNA

By now, you’ve finished your Congressional Interview, maybe even your B&G Interview.  You’ve attended or are preparing for a Candidate Weekend Visit. Here are a few items you want to think about in February:

Summer STEM at USNA

The formula for love

Beyond those, you have one big job remaining: Keep your grades solid, your attitude positive, and your goals clear. Here’s how:

Have a great month!


Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, and the thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and  Twenty-four DaysShe is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer,  a columnist for TeachHUB, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.

Posted by: Jacqui Murray | February 1, 2018

February To Do List For Military Academy Applicants

usnaDepending upon where you are in the process, you may have done some of the items on this list. Skip them. Be

happy you’re done. Move on to the next

First Steps:

If you’re serious about attending the USNA or any other military academy, buy a few books (or check them out of the library) on the process. It’s worth the investment because if you pursue this dream, you will be investing much more of your time and money before you achieve your goal. Better to make sure this is the direction you want to go.

Here are two books to get you started:

From the perspective of a woman who was accepted and how she accomplished it. Down-to earth, personal, definitely not dry, and should give confidence to any teen, male or female, considering a military academy as their college of choice. Read More…

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