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The United States Naval Academy is a four-year coeducational federal service academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Established on 10 October 1845, under Secretary of the Navy George Bancroft, it is the second oldest of the United States' five service academies, and educates officers for commissioning primarily into the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. The 338-acre (137 ha) campus is located on the former grounds of Fort Severn at the confluence of the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay in Anne Arundel County, 33 miles (53 km) east of Washington, D.C. and 26 miles (42 km) southeast of Baltimore. The entire campus is a National Historic Landmark and home to many historic sites, buildings, and monuments. It replaced Philadelphia Naval Asylum, in Philadelphia, that served as the first United States Naval Academy from 1838 to 1845 when the Naval Academy formed in Annapolis.
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    • Other Navy schools 

    • History 

    • Identity 

    • Early years 

    • The American Civil War 

    • Porter's Academy - From the Civil War to the Spanish–American War 

    • The Flagg Academy- Spanish–American War to WW I 

    • The Aviation School 

    • World War I to World War II 

    • Modern era: World War II to present 

    • Faculty 

    • Appointment process 

    • Admissions requirements 

    • Academics 

    • Moral education 

    • McMullen Naval History Symposium 

    • Postgraduate studies 

    • Athletics 

    • Song 

    • Other extra-curricular activities 

    • Police 

    • Women at the Naval Academy 

    • Traditions 

    • Alumni