It’s an annual rite of passage at the U.S. Naval Academy: the Herndon climb. Hundreds of plebes scramble to climb a greased up monument to replace a freshman’s hat with a midshipman’s hat.
More than 1,200 new students have arrived at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Grab the lard. Monday marks the annual tradition known as the Herndon Monument Climb at the Naval Academy.
The Naval Academy’s newest students get their first taste of military life.
More than 1,200 men and women began their four-year journey on Thursday at the Naval Academy in Annapolis.
It’s Plebe Parents’ Weekend for first-year students at the U.S. Naval Academy. A formal parade is scheduled for Saturday in Annapolis.