WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence will be the U.S. Military Academy's commencement speaker this year.
West Point announced Monday that Pence will address the cadets of the...
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — A special agent in the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigation Command has died after collapsing during a run at West Point.
Grant stands at West Point; bronze statue unveiled
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — A seven-and-half foot bronze statue of Ulysses S. Grant now stands at the U.S. Military Academy.
The statue of the 18th U.S. president was dedicated this week, not...
West Virginia author’s book aims to get kids outdoors
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — R. Bryan Simon grew up on a farm in Lewis County.
He spent a lot of time outside during his youth, both in Lewis County and in the New River Gorge region during family...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's two senators are hosting an informational seminar for high school students interested in attending a military service academy.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Military Academy is wrapping up a two-day military skills competition involving other American service academies, their foreign counterparts and American...
Parents of dead West Point cadet retrieve his sperm
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The parents of a 21-year-old West Point cadet fatally injured in a skiing accident raced the clock to get a judge's permission to retrieve his sperm for "the possibility of...
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Military Academy at West Point is mourning the death of a cadet who suffered fatal injuries while skiing.
West Point sets aside day to confront sexual harassment
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — West Point suspended classes Monday so cadets could help address the persistent problem of sexual assault and harassment at the academy.
Vermont congressmen nominate 18 for military academies
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's congressional delegation has nominated 18 high school students for positions at the nation's military academies.
West Point rededicates barracks named for WWI commander
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — West Point is re-dedicating a 122-year-old cadet barracks named for a famous World War I general.
The re-dedication of Pershing Barracks will be held Tuesday following a $60 million renovation. The barracks is named after Gen. John Pershing, an 1886 West Point graduate who later commanded about two million troops during World War I.
The ceremony follows the centennial anniversary of the end of World War I on Sunday.
Bodnar formally sworn in as University of Montana president
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Seth Bodnar has formally taken the oath of office as president of the University of Montana.
The Missoulian reports Bodnar was sworn in Friday as the university's 19th president. He has been working in the office since January.
Leon Panetta to receive West Point’s Thayer Award
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Former U.S. secretary of defense and CIA director Leon Panetta is receiving a prestigious award at the U.S. Military Academy.
Panetta will be at West Point Thursday to receive the Thayer Award. The Corps of Cadets will parade in the former California congressman's honor at 5 p.m. before the award presentation.
The 80-year-old Democrat held high-ranking posts during the Obama administration.
Diversity conference at West Point
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Military Academy is hosting a conference on diversity this week.
The sixteenth annual West Point Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Conference is being held Wednesday through Friday at the academy.
Pro Football Hall of Famer Rod Woodson is among the speakers at this year's conference, which is will emphasize building strong, cohesive teams.
West Point honors Buffalo Soldiers.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — West Point is honoring Buffalo Soldiers.
The African-American Buffalo Soldiers are famous for their service in conflicts including the Spanish-American War and both world wars.
The U.S. Military Academy is hosting its 57th annual Buffalo Soldier Memorial Ceremony on Sunday.
Cooperative Extension adapts to a less agricultural America
In its century of existence, the Cooperative Extension System has been a valuable resource distributing university-driven, science-based information — mostly about farming and gardening — to the public. But in today's less agricultural America, the Extension network is adapting, expanding its rural focus into cities and suburbs too.
New cadets march back to West Point after training 6 weeks
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — New cadets at West Point are capping six weeks of intense training with a 12-mile road march.
About 1,200 cadets will march Monday morning from a local camp to the U.S. Military Academy.
The trek is called the March Back. It's the traditional end to Cadet Basic Training, a rigorous six-week program designed to prepare newcomers for entry into the Corps of Cadets.
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4 US military sites in state getting $200M for projects
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Four U.S. military sites will be splitting nearly $200 million in federal defense funds for improvement projects.
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced Tuesday that $199.1 million will go toward five projects at four sites. The Democrats say the funding comes from the recently passed Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Military Academy is welcoming a new class of more than 1,200.
Monday is reception day, or R-Day, at West Point. New arrivals are fitted for military clothing, given haircuts and start learning how to march and toe a line.
The reception kicks off six weeks of rigorous Cadet Basic Training, after which they will be formally accepted into the Corps of Cadets. The Acceptance Day Parade for the Class of 2022 is scheduled for Aug. 18.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, a 1983 U.S. Military Academy graduate who has held high-ranking Army posts in Europe and Asia, will become the first black officer to command West Point in its 216-year history, academy officials announced Friday.
Williams will assume command as the academy's 60th superintendent during a ceremony Monday morning in West Point's Jefferson Hall, school officials said.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Bill Larkin spent 23 years in the U.S. Army before starting a second career in politics as a state lawmaker in the New York Legislature, arriving in 1979.
Looking back, the 90-year-old Republican credits his successes in both endeavors to adhering to the U.S. Military Academy's motto of "Duty, Honor, Country" — plus a fourth personal byword: respect.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy is retiring after more than 40 years in the Army.
West Point officials say Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr. will relinquish command of the academy during a Friday morning ceremony being held in the Eisenhower Hall Ballroom.
Caslen has spent the past five years as West Point's commanding officer. He previously held the position of commandant of cadets from 2006 to 2008.
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Most Americans have heard of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. The U.S. Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs, Colorado, is also nationally renowned.
But the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, located in Kings Point, New York, is often overlooked, according to David Witte, a military and Veterans Affairs representative for U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-District 4, of Hot Springs.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff urged graduating cadets at the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday to "embrace the constant changes" facing the military as the best route to success.
Gen. Joseph Dunford, the nation's highest-ranking military officer, said armies that are slow to adapt to changes often find themselves on the wrong side of history.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — West Point cadets are taking part in summer training exercises.
The U.S. Military Academy says cadets will be coached in infantry operations, artillery firing, weapons training and other military-related skills. Residents near the Hudson Valley academy might occasionally hear some of the activities through mid-August.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State Sen. Bill Larkin, a World War II and Korea combat veteran, has participated in his final West Point Day as a member of the New York Legislature.
The 90-year-old Larkin, a Hudson Valley Republican, was official Senate host Wednesday for the Legislature's 66th annual ceremony honoring cadets, staff and alumni of the U.S. Military Academy.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will be honored at the U.S. Military Academy this fall.
The West Point Association of Graduates announced that Panetta will receive the Thayer Award in a ceremony at the academy on Oct. 4.
Trump Honors Army Cadets With Football Trophy
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The Revolutionary War hero known as "Captain Molly" is being honored at the U.S. Military Academy even as a search continues for her remains.
West Point on Tuesday will help honor Margaret Corbin, who stepped in to fire a cannon after her husband was killed in battle in 1776. The Daughters of the American Revolution is hosting the rededication ceremony at West Point's cemetery.
Where is the body of Captain Molly?
Revolutionary War hero Margaret "Captain Molly" Corbin was long thought to be buried beneath her granite monument at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. The Daughters of the American Revolution moved her remains there in 1926 from an unmarked grave nearby. But it's now clear they removed the wrong remains.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's two senators are hosting an informational seminar for high school students interested in attending a military service academy.
Democratic U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse are hosting a "U.S. Military Service Academy Day" Saturday morning at the Community College of Rhode Island in Warwick. It ends at noon.
Students and their parents can learn about the requirements and procedures for seeking a congressional nomination to obtain an appointment.
Military bands pipe up at West Point
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Pipe and drum bands will play during a public event at West Point this weekend.
The U.S. Military Academy on Sunday is hosting its annual Military Tattoo, which pays homage to military musical traditions.
The free event at the Trophy Point Amphitheater will feature the U.S. Corps of Cadets Pipes and Drums, a drill team and other military and civilian performance groups.
Emergency exercise held at West Point
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — A two-day emergency response exercise is being held at the U.S. Military Academy.
West Point officials say the annual "force protection exercise" on Thursday and Friday is designed for the academy's leaders and first-responders, and for organizations on the military post.
Personnel will deal with simulated threats including an active shooter and mass casualty care.
Cadets from other countries to compete at West Point
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Military cadets from around the world will be competing against each other at West Point later this week.
The U.S. Military Academy expects more than 500 cadets from service academies and universities to take part in the annual Sandhurst Military Skills Competition on Friday and Saturday.
The competition consists of 11 military-skill events ranging from marksmanship to grenade throwing. Each team consists of eight men and one woman.
Three area students have received nominations to attend U.S. service academies for the class entering in the fall of 2018.
WASHINGTON — Isaac Dodge of Callaway has received a nomination to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. Dodge was among 30 Nebraskans nominated Thursday for the U.S. five military service academies by U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Logan Minkler is pretty confident he has what it takes be a success at one of the nation's military academies.
The 17-year-old is a solid student, an Eagle Scout and plays varsity football for Taylor High School.
"It would be a great honor," Minkler said. "I think I have a lot of what it takes - if I had the opportunity."
2 from Virginia make the list of Rhodes scholars
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Two Virginians are among the newest batch of Rhodes scholars.
Both are from northern Virginia: Simone Askew of Fairfax is a senior at the U.S. Military Academy, and Matthew Chun of Arlington is a senior at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Askew is an international history major. Chun is majoring in mechanical engineering and management science and is captain of his school's wrestling team.
Manchin nominates 40 students to US service academies
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says he'll nominate 40 West Virginia students from 22 counties to the U.S. service academies.
They include 10 nominees each for the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York; and the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York.
Students have the opportunity to accept Manchin's recommendation. Final admission is determined by each academy.
Former President GW Bush to West Point for award
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Former President George W. Bush is visiting West Point to receive an award.
The U.S. Military Academy's Association of Graduates will present the Thayer Award to the 43rd president on Thursday night.
The award is given to citizens whose service in the national interest reflects the academy's motto of "Duty, Honor, Country."
Former President George W. Bush to be honored at West Point
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Former President George W. Bush will be honored with an award at West Point.
The U.S. Military Academy's Association of Graduates will present the Thayer Award to the 43rd president on Oct. 19.
The award is given to citizens whose service in the national interest reflects the academy's motto of "Duty, Honor, Country." Past recipients include Dwight D. Eisenhower, Bob Hope and Tom Brokaw. Bush's father, former President George H.W. Bush, received the award in 1994.
Correction: Army Officer-Communism story
FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Sept. 27 about military officials investigating a West Point graduates apparent pro-Communism actions, The Associated Press reported erroneously when 2nd Lt. Spenser Rapone graduated from the U.S. Military Academy. West Point officials said he graduated in May 2016, not May 2017.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Army: West Point grad's pro-Communism postings being probed
Court tosses suit alleging sexual aggression at West Point
NEW YORK (AP) — A former U.S. Military Academy at West Point cadet who sought judicial relief from what she described as a sexually oppressive culture that included crude chants during campus marches was told Wednesday by an appeals court to seek help from Congress instead.
Confederate names at Naval Academy could face rough seas
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — At the U.S. Naval Academy, where the names of the nation's military heroes adorn many buildings, two structures honor the memory of American naval officers who fought against the United States of America.
The Naval Academy superintendent's stately home, which hosts thousands of visitors every year, and a building that houses the academy's division of Weapons and Systems Engineering are both named for Confederates who took up arms against the U.S. in the Civil War.
West Point names new barracks after shunned black graduate
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Military Academy has opened a new barracks named after a graduate who was shunned by fellow cadets at West Point because he was black.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday for the Davis Barracks, named after Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Jr. It was attended by academy and Army officials and a nephew of Davis' from Waterbury, Connecticut.
2 NY lawmakers: Strip Robert E. Lee’s name from West Point
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The growing national effort to remove monuments or honors to Robert E. Lee and other leading figures of the Confederacy has reached the U.S. Military Academy.
West Point is where the Virginian learned to be a soldier and later served as superintendent before resigning from the U.S. Army to lead Confederate troops during the Civil War. It's also where a cadet barracks is named after him.
Simone Askew is first black woman to lead West Point cadets
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Simone Askew marched into history Monday as the first black woman to lead the Long Gray Line at the U.S. Military Academy.