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  1. Cadets wrap up 'Beast Barracks' training with 12-mile West Point marchRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    WEST POINT, N.Y. - On July 2, 1,210 young men and women showed up at West Point, hoping to become members of the Class of 2022. On Monday, 1,192 of them took part in the 12-mile march back from Camp Buckner on the west end of West Point, following the conclusion of their first basic training.


  2. Field testing for new Army physical fitness test to begin later this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    Soldiers from across the Army could see the new physical fitness test as soon as this year as the force prepares for field testing with approximately 60 battalions this fall. The field testing is the next step before the Army Combat Fitness Test replaces the Army Physical Fitness Test as the Army's test of record in October 2020.


  3. Dunford urges West Point graduates to embrace changeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff urged graduating cadets at the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday to "embrace the constant changes" facing the military as the best route to success. Gen. Joseph Dunford, the nation's highest-ranking military officer, said armies that are slow to adapt to changes often find themselves on the wrong side of history.


  4. Where's Capt. Molly? Search on for Revolutionary War hero's graveRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    This 1926 photo shows a casket that was exhumed by the Daughters of the American Revolution on the estate of banker J.P. Morgan in Highland Falls, N.Y., with two women who were DAR researchers, right, and two Army officers, left, to serve as pallbearers. The casket, which was reburied at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, was thought to contain the remains of Revolutionary War hero Margaret "Captain Molly" Corbin, who stepped in to fire a cannon after her husband was killed in battle, but high-tech tests on the exhumed remains show they belonged to an unidentified male.


  5. 173rd Airborne Brigade likely to receive its first female infantry officerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    The 173rd Airborne Brigade, one of the Army's most deployed and decorated units, is expected to soon welcome its first female infantry officer. Taylor England, the top-rated infantry cadet at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, chose Italy and the 173rd as her first duty assignment, according to an Army News Service story.


  6. JROTC members killed in school shooting receive Medal of HeroismRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    The U.S. military is awarding medals to three Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets who were killed in last week's high school shooting. The students - Peter Wang, 15, and Alaina Petty and Martin Duque, both 14 - were members of the JROTC program at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where the shooting occurred Feb. 14. Police said 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz - a former JROTC member at the school - opened fire inside the school with an assault-style rifle, killing 17 people.


  7. 'American Dream' photo of West Point grad from Haiti goes viralRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    As 2nd Lt. Alix Schoelcher Idrache stood at attention during the commencement ceremony at West Point, New York, on Saturday, he was overcome with emotion.


  8. Army ends successful season under Monken with bowl winRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    In this Dec. 13, 2014, file photo, Army head coach Jeff Monken, left, embraces running back Larry Dixon after losing 17-10 to Navy in an NCAA college football game, in Baltimore. Monken's second season at Army in 2015 ended with 10 losses and a record 14th straight defeat to Navy.


  9. Not Capt. Molly: 1776 war hero not in her West Point graveRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    Remains believed to be of a Revolutionary War hero buried at West Point don't belong to a woman known as Captain Molly after all but to an unknown man. The U.S. Military Academy said Tuesday the discovery stems from a study of skeletal remains conducted after Margaret Corbin's grave was accidentally disturbed last year by excavators building a retaining wall by her monument in the West Point Cemetery.


  10. Triple option helps level playing field at service academiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    "About every play," the retired coach said. "The only difference is it happened to be a pitch behind the line of scrimmage."


  11. Newly discovered painting shows Washington's wartime tentRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    Philip Mead was online late one night in May, looking for possible artifacts from the American Revolution, when a painting up for auction caught his eye and got his heart racing. The chief historian at the American Revolution Museum had spied an unsigned watercolor from 1782.


  12. Army holds off Duke 21-16, finishes unbeaten at homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    Ahmad Bradshaw scored on an 18-yard run, Javhari Bourdeau returned a blocked punt for another touchdown, and Army beat mistake-prone Duke 21-16 on Saturday to finish the season unbeaten on its home turf at Michie Stadium. Army , fresh from a dominating 21-0 victory at Air Force, has won six in a row and finished 6-0 at home, the first Army team to be perfect at home in a season since 1996.


  13. Three DODEA schools win National Blue Ribbon award for academic excellenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    Three Department of Defense Education Activity schools - including one on Okinawa and another in Germany - have been selected as National Blue Ribbon winners for academic excellence. The Department of Education chose Edward C. Killin Elementary at Camp Foster, Okinawa; Patch Middle School at U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, Germany; and West Point Elementary School at U.S. Army Garrison West Point, N.Y., for the honor out of more than 100,000 public, private and charter schools.


  14. Not many have heard of Philip Bracken Fleming - but he helped change America's roadwaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    Burlington has been home to a lot of historical figures, and their stories have been recounted through historical society exhibits, presentations and even the "The Hawk Eye" itself. But not many are familiar with U.S. Army Maj.


  15. Gold Star Teens, 3rd Special Forces Group come together for 'family reunion'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    But the most powerful tales -- the kinds of stories that tied the teens together -- were those left untold. Untold because on that night, the teens didn't need to share their stories of heroic men going off to war.


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