U.S. Military Academy http://wamc.org en West Point Combines Classes Amid Gov't Shutdown http://wamc.org/post/west-point-combines-classes-amid-govt-shutdown <p>Some classes at West&nbsp;Point are being combined or canceled and military faculty members are being forced to fill in for civilian instructors furloughed because of the government shutdown.</p><p>U.S. Military Academy officials said Thursday they furloughed 1,422 civilian employees this week, including 132 faculty members.</p><p>The academy&#39;s faculty is about 70 percent military personnel who are unaffected by the shutdown. But spokesman Lt. Col. Webster Wright says the furloughs are challenging West&nbsp;Point&#39;s ability to provide a top-level education to cadets.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 10:27:09 +0000 Jaired Crofut 74880 at http://wamc.org West Point Combines Classes Amid Gov't Shutdown Official: Service Academy Games Will Go On http://wamc.org/post/official-service-academy-games-will-go <p>A senior defense official says U.S. military academy football teams will be on the field this weekend, despite the ongoing government shutdown.</p><p>The official said Wednesday the decision affects this weekend&#39;s games only, and future games will be evaluated as events unfold in the coming days.</p><p>The teams will be allowed to play because the games are paid for with non-appropriated funds, and have been long planned. Army is scheduled to travel to Boston College this weekend, and Air Force will play at Navy in Annapolis, Md.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:49:52 +0000 Jaired Crofut 74801 at http://wamc.org Official: Service Academy Games Will Go On The Letters to West Point Focus on Prayer http://wamc.org/post/letters-west-point-focus-prayer <p></p><p></p><p>A national watchdog group that espouses the importance of the separation of church and state is calling upon the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to stop including prayers during official events. In response, a Chaplain Alliance is asking West Point officials to allow such prayers to continue.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 01:22:06 +0000 Allison Dunne 56018 at http://wamc.org The Letters to West Point Focus on Prayer