This week, Capital Gold WNAV will bring you live coverage of the US Naval Academy Commissioining Week.
We will broadcast coverage of the Blue Angels fly over Wednesday starting at 2pm. Then, Friday, we'll provide wall to wall coverage of Graduation and Commissioning Ceremony starting at 10am.
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Public Information for Commissioning Week
Wednesday: Blue Angel Fly Over
The U.S. Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron’s Blue Angels will perform a variety of high-speed, aerobatic precision-maneuvers in an approximate two-hour performance over the Severn River.
BLUE ANGELS ROAD AND BRIDGE CLOSURES:
The Naval Academy Bridge (MD Rt. 450) will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic at the times listed below. Vehicles entering and leaving Annapolis should use Rowe Boulevard or other alternate routes.
· TUESDAY, May 23: closed 10:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. and from 1:45 p.m. until the completion of rehearsal (approximately 4 p.m.).
· WEDNESDAY, May 24: closed 1:45 p.m. – 4 p.m. or conclusion of flight demonstration.
· *** In the event of inclement weather Tuesday, May 23, the Naval Academy Bridge (Md. Rt. 450) will also close from 10:45 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 24.
· Tuesday and Wednesday, Gate 8 will remain open to staff, faculty, residents, and high priority case-by-case delivery vehicular traffic.
· The Severn River will also be closed to boating and other watercraft from the USNA Route 450 bridge to spa creek. Call the U.S. Coast Guard at 410-576-2693 for further details.
Friday, Graduation and Commissioning Ceremony
The commissioning and graduation ceremony is the culmination of the four-year education and training of the Class of 2023. Each graduate receives a Bachelor of Science degree and takes the oath of office as they are each commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy or as a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. Arriving at the times listed will provide you ample time to speak to midshipmen at the stadium prior to the ceremony up until they muster for procession at 8:50 a.m.
Parking: There is limited parking available on the Naval Academy grounds. We will have some reserved parking spots available for media that will be prioritized by media type. Please anticipate heavy traffic in Annapolis, particularly Wednesday, May 24 and Friday, May 26. Arriving at the time listed will give you ample time to park, check-in with Public Affairs staff for your media credentials, and get to the event site. Vehicles (limited to one per organization) are to enter through Gate 1 off of King George St. or Gate 8 off of MD Rt. 450 for events on base, and press alternatively can park in Annapolis and enter through Gate 3 on foot (Gate 3 remains closed to vehicular traffic) open 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. You will not be granted access to base until the check-in times listed, so if you arrive at a gate too early, you may be asked to return at the time listed. Media without credentials will not be granted access to the event.
Gate 1: Main USNA gate located downtown at the corner of King George and Randall Sts. GPS address: 52 King George St., Annapolis, 21402
Gate 3: Intersection of Maryland Ave. and Hanover St. GPS address: 121 Blake Rd., Annapolis, 21402
Gate 8: Bowyer Rd. off of MD Rt. 450 near Naval Academy Bridge. GPS address: 675 Decatur Rd., Annapolis, 21402
Directions to Stadium: Take US Rt. 50 to Exit 24 Rowe Blvd. and turn right at first light onto Farragut Road. Enter the parking lot at Gate 2 at the stadium and ask to be directed to the media parking area. Parking gates open at 6:30 a.m.