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5 hrs ago | USA Today
Congress and the academies: A history of patronage A look at the long, checkered history of congressional nominations to service academies. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1s3G0gM Cadets salute at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point during a May 25, 2013, commencement ceremony in West Point, New York.
9 hrs ago | KSL-TV
The United States is trying to learn from its dealings with terrorism in the past, but the director of research at the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy says the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria poses a different type of threat. Dr. Daniel Milton says the U.S. must admit that ISIS is a popular institution for new recruits, including Americans.
17 hrs ago | KTRE-TV Lufkin
After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack Obama grants him the nation's highest commendation for battlefield valor. Obama on Monday was bestowing the Medal of Honor on 1st Lt.
17 hrs ago | KTVN Reno
WASHINGTON - After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack Obama grants him the nation's highest commendation for battlefield valor. Obama on Monday was bestowing the Medal of Honor on 1st Lt.
Congressman Bill Owens is encouraging rising seniors and graduating high school students in New York's 21st Congressional District to pursue nominations to U.S. service academies. A member of Congress can nominate a student to attend a U.S. service academy if the student meets certain eligibility requirements and submits a detailed application.
Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen speaks with Commander of U.S. Forces-Iraq Gen.
A Phoenixville woman has been named the Best Overall New Cadet of the class of 2018 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. "Congratulations to Shawna Moore on being named the Best Overall New Cadet Class of 2018," Toomey said. "I know her family is full of pride.
Cadet Mitchell John Yelenosky, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Yelenosky ofBolingbrook, Illinois, completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy. Yelenosky entered West Point on July 2 and has successfully completed six weeks of CBT.
Command of the Army's main combat units - its pipeline to top leadership - is virtually devoid of black officers, according to interviews, documents and data obtained by USA TODAY. The lack of black officers who lead infantry, armor and field artillery battalions and brigades - there are no black colonels at the brigade level this year - threatens the Army's effectiveness, disconnects it from American society and deprives black officers of the principal route to top Army posts, according to officers and military sociologists.
When family members of Defense Department service members lose their loved ones to suicide or other deaths, they have more than the support of family, friends and their community. They have the support of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors staff.
Each Labor Day weekend, hundreds of people gather near a tree, not too far from the main entrance of the United States Military Academy at West Point to pay honor to the brave men of the all black 9th and 10th Calvary units, better known as the Buffalo Soldiers. Nestled under the tree sits a large boulder, with a plaque, dedicated to the Buffalo Soldiers.
There were few surprises for local colleges and universities in the oft-quoted U.S. News and World Report annual rankings released Tuesday. The Johns Hopkins University maintained its 12th-place position for national universities, falling between Dartmouth and Northwestern.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 01:27 pm
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