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USMMA Alum leads NY National Guard company in Afghanistan

The entire U.S.Merchant Marine Academy community is proud of our rich history of service. Since the Academy was established in 1943, Kings Point alumni have served in every overseas conflict and have assisted communities here at home during crises and natural disasters like the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Hurricane Sandy.

This month, that proud traditions continues as CPT David Taliaferro (USMMA '07) leads 130 soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 133rd Quartermaster Company during their mobilization and deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom...

Photo of RADM Helis and Cpt. Taliaferro

Joint Statement from Department of Defense and Department of Transportation

Today, a government technical group reviewed the findings from last month's testing of LightSquared's proposal to provide new broadband service.  The final test report will be sent to the National Telecommunications and Information Agency (NTIA), which advises the President on telecommunications policy, and represents federal agencies to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).