In June 2014, the Army and Navy Academy of Carlsbad, CA was selected to send a group of Cadets to Normandy to represent the state of California at the 70th Anniversary of the Normandy landings. Colonel Russ Hanthorn, USMC (Ret), the Chief of Staff at the Academy and a member of the Rotary Club of Carlsbad, led the 30 Cadet contingent. The YouTube video captures the highlights of the visit: