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VP Biden To Deliver Commencement Address At West Point

Apr 12, 2016
Courtesy of the U.S. Army

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.

Middle school student tests robot
Pat Bradley/WAMC

Dozens of middle school students gathered in Essex, New York recently for a science, technology, engineering and math workshop.  The students were guided in building robots by instructors and cadets from the Military Academy at West Point.

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.

An annual pillow fight by freshmen cadets at the U.S. Military Academy turned bloody this year when cadets swung pillowcases packed with hard objects, injuring 30 cadets.

West Point Announces Commencement Speaker

Apr 18, 2015
WAMC, Allison Dunne

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.

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. 

Courtesy of the U.S. Army

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.

Boscobel Donates Painting to West Point

Mar 24, 2015
Courtesy of Boscobel House & Gardens

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

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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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