- The Washington Times - Saturday, August 20, 2005


A tiny battalion of would-be sailors mustered yesterday at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis for a few lessons on basic seamanship — and a little pizza.

The academy’s Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center sponsored the two-hour “Navy Way” boot camp for children 6 to 12 years old to stimulate their interest in the service.

Donning Dixie-cup hats, scores of youngsters from around the region were assigned to about a half-dozen “companies,” in which they learned how to march, salute and sing Navy fight songs.

Lunch was served in the galley (also known as Dahlgren Hall).

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