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Hudson Valley News
10:56 am
Sat April 18, 2015

West Point Announces Commencement Speaker

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West Point officials say the top U.S. military officer will speak at its commencement ceremony next month.

The U.S. Military Academy announced Friday that General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be the commencement speaker for the Class of 2015 on May 23. Dempsey is a member of the Class of 1974. President Barack Obama delivered the commencement address at West Point last year, during which he laid out his foreign policy vision. Obama this May will deliver the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.

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Hudson Valley News
4:37 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

West Point Cadets To Partake In Cyber Defense Exercise

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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. 

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Hudson Valley News
8:29 am
Tue March 31, 2015

Gay Rights Advocate Is Named West Point Board Of Visitors Chairwoman

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A 1980 West Point graduate active in the fight for gay rights in the military has been named chairwoman of the board that reviews programs at the U.S. Military Academy.

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Hudson Valley News
8:33 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Boscobel Donates Painting to West Point

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A Federal-period house museum in Putnam County is donating an historic painting across the Hudson River, to West Point.

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Hudson Valley News
1:27 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Federal Spending Plan Includes Funding For West Point Barracks

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Money for new barracks at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in Orange County is included in a federal omnibus spending bill.

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Hudson Valley News
4:33 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

Bard And West Point To Present Panel On The Middle East

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Bard College and U.S. Military Academy at West Point are teaming up for a panel Monday on challenges in the Middle East.

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Hudson Valley News
11:44 am
Sun June 15, 2014

NYS Assembly, Senate Pass West Point Bills

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Two bills concerning West Point have passed the New York state Assembly and Senate. They now await the governor’s signature.

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Hudson Valley News
1:22 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

HV Congressmen Size Up Obama's Foreign Policy Shift

Credit Kellie McGuire

President Obama delivered the graduation speech at West Point Wednesday, and with it, a foreign policy change of direction. Now, two Congressmen from the Hudson Valley from different sides of the aisle are weighing in.

President Obama’s speech outlined a shift to more collaboration and less combat on the international stage. He says the U.S. must lead on this stage, and the military is the backbone of this leadership.

“But U.S. military action cannot be the only, or even primary, component of our leadership in every instance,” President Obama said.

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Hudson Valley News
7:02 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Obama Delivers Foreign Policy Vision During West Point Graduation

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

President Barack Obama today delivered the commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He took the opportunity not only to bestow words of wisdom, but to lay out his foreign policy vision. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne was at the president’s third visit to New York in as many weeks.

1,064 cadets received diplomas after listening to President Obama deliver the graduation speech.

“You are the first class to graduate since 9/11 who may not be sent into combat in Iraq or Afghanistan,” President Obama said.

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New York News
8:34 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Civilian Workers Picket At West Point Gate

WEST POINT – Civilian employees at West Point who have been furloughed because of the federal government shutdown, gathered outside Thayer Gate on Tuesday to call for an end to the “irresponsibility displayed by Republicans in Congress.”

Donald Hale, president of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 2367, called for an end to the gridlock in Washington.

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