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On the Road

This week, I stopped by the Morgantown Chamber of Commerce meeting to discuss transportation, energy, courts, healthcare and more. We covered a lot of ground, and I truly appreciate the Chamber members and community leaders for their questions and insight.


On Friday, I was thrilled that my Senate schedule changed so I could surprise Nitro High School and show up in person rather than doing the skype session from Washington as we had planned. Thank you all for your excellent questions!

If you would like to schedule a Skype session with your group or class, click here.


One of my Regional Coordinators, Michael Garcia, attended the annual Honor Flight. The Honor Flight provides World War II, Korean War and Vietnam-era Veterans the opportunity to visit our nation's capital. It was my privilege to provide Congressional Record Statements to the attendees to commemorate the occasion.  Read more here.


One of my Regional coordinators, Mary Jo Guidi, attended a Constitution Day ceremony at West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling.


“From Knowledge, Sea Power”

U.S. Naval Academy

This week, I am highlighting the second oldest of the five service academies.

The Naval Academy in Annapolis, known as “The Yard”, primarily commissions officers to the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps. The academy is considered a technological institution—specializing in Engineering and Weapons, Mathematics and Science, and Humanities and Social Science.  It also has some of the highest paid graduates in the country according to starting salary.  

In addition to the curriculum, moral and ethical development is fundamental to all aspects of the Naval Academy.  The academy focus is integrity, honor, and mutual respect.  Midshipmen are persons of integrity—they stand for what is right.  

Naval Academy midshipman,Trevor Tucker, class of 2019, has had opportunities to ship out of Hawaii on the USS Michael Murphy, hike Mt. Harvard in Colorado and was embedded with artillery marines in Camp Pendleton —all while working towards his mechanical engineering degree. Naval Academy graduates include one President of the United States, 24 Members of Congress, and 5 Governors.  A total of 73 graduates have been awarded the Medal of Honor.  In addition, 53 NASA astronauts, 49 Rhodes Scholars, 5 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 3 Cabinet Secretaries and 2 Nobel Prize Winners are U.S. Naval Academy Alumni. 

Trevor Tucker, Naval Academy midshipman

If you are interested in becoming part of the Naval Academy’s esteemed alumni, I encourage you to apply for a nomination from my office.  You may find my application online at  The deadline to submit applications is October 5.  


United States Naval Academy

Department of the Navy

Annapolis MD 21402

(410) 267-4361



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