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USMMA Hosts Successful Blood Drive to Benefit Long Island Blood Services

KINGS POINT, N.Y., - January 28, 2014.  Yesterday, the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) held its first blood drive of 2014. USMMA, in partnership with Long Island Blood Services, hosts three blood drives each year.  The blood drive was well attended by faculty, staff, midshipmen, parents and members of the local community. In total, they made 107 donations.

USMMA Midshipmen Celebrate a Season of Service

KINGS POINT, N.Y., December 17, 2013 – Midshipmen at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) took time from packing their sea bags and preparing to go home for the holidays, to participate in service projects throughout the  New York area.

“The Academy motto is Acta non Verba – Deeds not Words,” said Superintendent, Rear Admiral James A. Helis. “When Kings Pointers see a need, they act, whether it is in service of our nation or serving our neighbors. I am very proud of their service and dedication to others.”

USMMA Flag at Half-Staff in Observance of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day and in Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Kings Point, N.Y., December 6, 2013 – As a mark of respect for the memory of Nelson Mandela, and in memory of those who were killed at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the flag at the United States Merchant Marine Academy will be flown at half-staff through Monday.   Superintendent, Rear Admiral James A. Helis said, “We remember those whose lives were dedicated to serving others and making the world better for future generations.  We honor them by carrying out their legacy of service and leadership.”

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