A sea of about 27,000 friends, family members and loved ones packed Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Friday morning to cheer on the 1,006 members of the U.S. Naval Academy’s class of 2011 during their graduating and commissioning ceremonies.
Among them, 728 were commissioned as Navy ensigns and 260 as 2nd lieutenants in the Marine Corps. Together, three graduates were commissioned into the Army, Air Force and Coast Guard.
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