U.S. Military Academy

West Point Cadet Found Guilty Of Sexual Assault

May 5, 2017
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A U.S. Military Academy cadet has been found of guilty of sexually assaulting a female classmate during field training.

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The often-closed scenic highway traversing a mountain near the U.S. Military Academy has been shut down for the winter because of hazardous road conditions.

Summer Training Exercises Begin For West Point Cadets

May 26, 2016
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Summer training exercises for cadets are beginning at West Point in Orange County.

  The U.S. Military Academy found itself in the headlines recently.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock it’s much ado about nothing. 

VP Biden To Deliver Commencement Address At West Point

Apr 12, 2016
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Vice President Joe Biden will return to West Point next month to deliver the commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy.

Defense Secretary To Visit West Point

Mar 22, 2016
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is planning to visit the U.S. Military Academy to meet with cadets and discuss the challenges the Army's future leaders will face.

West Point Cadet Is Acquitted Of Sexual Assault

Jan 23, 2016
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A West Point cadet has been acquitted of sexually assaulting a fellow cadet he was dating.

West Point Cadets To Partake In Cyber Defense Exercise

Apr 10, 2015
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A team of West Point cadets will take part in an annual cyber-defense exercise with other service academies this month. 

West Point Combines Classes Amid Gov't Shutdown

Oct 4, 2013
Robert S. Donovan

Some classes at West 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.

U.S. Military Academy officials said Thursday they furloughed 1,422 civilian employees this week, including 132 faculty members.

The academy'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 Point's ability to provide a top-level education to cadets.

Official: Service Academy Games Will Go On

Oct 3, 2013
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A senior defense official says U.S. military academy football teams will be on the field this weekend, despite the ongoing government shutdown.

The official said Wednesday the decision affects this weekend's games only, and future games will be evaluated as events unfold in the coming days.

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.

The Letters to West Point Focus on Prayer

Jan 17, 2013
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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.