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5 hrs ago | USA Today

Congress and the academies: A history of patronage

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.

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9 hrs ago | KSL-TV

How ISIS draws Americans into its ranks

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.

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17 hrs ago | KTRE-TV Lufkin

Civil War officer's heroism earns Medal of Honor

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Delafield, WI

17 hrs ago | KTVN Reno

Civil War officer's heroism earns Medal of Honor

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Gettysburg, PA

17 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Civil War officer's heroism earns Medal of Honor

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Hamilton County News

Academy applications are due Nov. 1

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.

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The Town Talk

Army commanders: White men lead a diverse force

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. Army commanders: White men lead a diverse force WASHINGTON - 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.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

WCBM-AM Pikesville

UNREAL: Army is Worried too Many White Men Lead Combat Units

U.S. Army sociologists are worried that a lack of black officers leading its combat troops will have detrimental effect on minorities and lead to fewer black officers in top leadership posts. "The issue exists.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Diversity dearth: Army data reveal lack of black leadership in key commands

Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen speaks with Commander of U.S. Forces-Iraq Gen.

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Patch.com

Phoenixville Woman Named Best New Cadet At West Point

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.

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The Virginian-Pilot

College to go to if you want the highest starting salary

If starting salaries were the sole measure of elite universities, U.S. News' most recent college rankings would look very different. Princeton, Harvard, Yale and Columbia, the country's top four universities by U.S. News' measure, for one, wouldn't crack the top 10, or 20, or even 30. And the University of Chicago, which tied for fourth place, wouldn't even make it into the top 200.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Patch.com

Bolingbrook Graduate Completes Basic Training at West Point

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.

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Windsor Beacon

Army commanders: White men lead a diverse force

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.

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U.S. Department of Defense

TAPS Provides Comfort to Suicide Survivors

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.

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Stars and Stripes

President who wanted end wars tries to justify a new one

Nearly six years into a presidency devoted to ending U.S. wars in the Muslim world, President Barack Obama faced the nation Wednesday night to explain why he has decided to engage in a new one. Obama did not describe his authorization of direct military action to defeat the Islamic State terror group as a conventional war.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, George Bush, Terrorism, West Point, NY

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Hudson Valley Press

Annual Buffalo Soldier Memorial Ceremony

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.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY

Wall Street Journal

Which Colleges Have the Highest Paid Graduates?

Where you go to college can affect how much money you make when you leave, according to a new survey. In general, some of the highest-paid alums tended to receive degrees from elite military and tech schools.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Hopkins holds onto 12th in U.S. News rankings

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.

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The Two River Times

9/8 - Pallone to Hold US Service Academy Day Sept. 20 for Prospective Students

Congressman Frank Pallone Jr., D-6, will be hosting a U.S. Service Academy Day at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Naval Weapons Station Earle, Leonardo Pier Complex.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

Daily Chronicle

Military service academies information session set

ST. CHARLES – An informational event will be held Saturday for those interested in learning more about U.S. military service academies. U.S. Reps.

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