ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The U.S. Naval Academy’s freshmen class will be going through the annual Sea Trials training exercise.
The 14-hour series of drills with physical and mental challenges is scheduled for Tuesday in Annapolis.
The U.S. Naval Academy’s Class of 2021 has capped its first year quite literally — and messily.
It's modeled after the Marine Corps' Crucible and the Navy's Battle Stations recruit programs. The exercise is considered a culmination of a midshipman's first year at the academy. It is designed to test teamwork and reinforce their bonds as a company and a class.
It also serves as a leadership opportunity for members of the upper class, who lead the event.
The event includes a variety of exercises, such as emergency re-supply, combat fitness and damage control. It also includes aquatic challenges, a hill assault drill and a two-mile regimental run.