Posted by: Jacqui Murray | December 8, 2021

What’s happening in December at USNA


By now, you’ve finished your application, all the interviews, and have one big job remaining: Keep your grades, your leadership, and your physicality in top shape so when you receive the acceptance letter, you’re ready.

Important military and patriotic days:

  • Pearl Harbor Day–December 7th
  • Army vs Navy game–December 11th
  • US National Guard Birthday–December 13th
  • National Wreaths Across America Day–December 14th
  • Bill of Rights Day–December 15th
  • Battle of the Bulge–December 16th remembrance day
  • Official End of WWII–December 31st
  • RED Shirt Fridays–honor deployed soldiers by wearing red Fridays (RED=Remember Everyone Deployed)

Here are some articles to help you through December:

Now, check the ToDo list to see if you’re up to date:

December To Do List for USNA Applicants

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), over one hundred resources on integrating tech into education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, adjunct professor at UC and CSU, and mother of a LT CDR in the Navy and a SSGT in the Army. 


  1. Over the years, reading this blog, I have learned a new-found respect for the Midshipmen!

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    • They ask a lot of them, but I can say from my daughter’s experience, it becomes habit. Getting stuff done without excuses becomes their norm. Thanks for visiting, GP!

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