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Local Naval Academy student shares experiences during visit home

Daniel McMoore with a U.S. Navy fighter jet

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Daniel McMoore completed his first year at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He is no longer a “PLEBE,” as they call the first-year midshipmen. He is currently on island after completing his summer training along the East Coast that covers States such as New York, West Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia. The summer training was the highlight of his first year, as he went through the various opportunities to learn about the different types of career paths that are available for Naval officers upon completion of his schooling.

Daniel’s life at the Naval Academy is challenging, as it not only focuses on successfully completing his classes, but he also focuses on learning the values and practices of the military, all of which contributes to building leadership skills that are critical when he is serving our Country.

Throughout the academic semesters, Daniel plays for the Naval Academy Rugby team. The Navy rugby team just recently transitioned to Varsity club, which is a Division 1 college sport. They will now have more games to play this year playing schools like Penn State, Air Force, Army etc.

Daniel is blessed with this opportunity to learn and grow, serve our Country and represent our territory. Seeing these opportunities for Daniel, we encourage more of our children to consider this path beyond high school.

Daniel departed the island last night for Annapolis Maryland, to begin his rugby camp, which starts on the August 8 before beginning his 2nd year.

We wish him all the best and pray for him and all our college students who are striving to complete their degrees.