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A Cadet listens during a commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020 on the parade field, at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., Saturday, June 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Congressman: Remove Confederate traces from West Point

Jun. 19, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Military Academy has been asked again to rename buildings honoring Confederate officers like Robert E. Lee by the Democratic congressman who represents the area. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney sent a letter co-signed by 21 other members of Congress to the secretaries of the U.S....

President Donald Trump speaks to United States Military Academy graduating cadets during commencement ceremonies, Saturday, June 13, 2020, in West Point, N.Y. Trump’s commencement speech to the 1,100 graduating cadets during a global pandemic comes as arguments rage over his threat to use American troops on U.S. soil to quell protests stemming from the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, Pool)

As US seethes over race, Trump calls out 'evil of slavery'

Jun. 13, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

WEST POINT. N.Y. (AP) — As the nation continues to grapple with its racial past, President Donald Trump urged West Point's graduating class Saturday to “never forget” the legacy of soldiers before them who fought a bloody war to “extinguish the evil of slavery.” Trump's appeal...

West Point graduates its first observant Sikh woman

Jun. 13, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — The United States Military Academy at West Point will make history Saturday when it graduates the first observant Sikh woman to successfully complete the path to a four-year degree. Second Lt. Anmol Narang is a second-generation immigrant born and raised in Roswell, Georgia. She did a...

Correction: Sikh Graduate-West Point story

Jun. 13, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — In a story June 12, 2020, about a Sikh graduate at West Point, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Second Lt. Anmol Narang is the first Sikh graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Other Sikhs have graduated previously but the Sikh Coalition says Narang...

FILE - In a Monday, July 1, 2019 file photo, U.S. Coast Guard Academy Superintendent Rear Adm. William G. Kelly and his wife Angie pose with the Class of 2023 for their class photo on Day One of Swab Summer in New London, Conn. The Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general says the U.S. Coast Guard Academy has failed to properly investigate and handle allegations of racial harassment, including the use of racial slurs by cadets.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)

Coast Guard Academy faulted on response to racial incidents

Jun. 8, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy failed to properly address complaints of racial harassment, including the use of racial slurs by cadets, according to the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general. The academy in New London, Connecticut, said Monday it accepts the recommendations of the inspector...

FILE - In this May 22, 2019 file photo, members of the senior class march past a statue of George Washington during Parade Day at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. The 1,106 members of Class of 2020 returned West Point for a graduation ceremony this month amid a pandemic, and at least 15 tested positive for the coronavirus.
(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

West Point preps for graduation, some in class test positive

Jun. 3, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

More than 15 members of West Point's graduating class tested positive for the coronavirus upon their return to the the U.S. Military Academy, which is preparing to host President Donald Trump for an unusual graduation ceremony that has been criticized as too risky during a pandemic. Trump's announcement in April...

A man with a facemask walks past a wall mural in Singapore’s Little India district on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Wearing of facemarks is mandatory for everyone who goes outside their homes to control the spread of the coronavirus in the city state. Singapore has reported more than 27,000 COVID-19 cases, with 90% of the cases linked to foreign workers dormitories, but it has a low fatality rate of 21 deaths. (AP Photo/YK Chan)

The Latest: US Marines arrive in Australia despite pandemic

Jun. 1, 2020 11:39 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — US Marines arrive in Australia despite pandemic border closures...

Military service academies plan for students' return in fall

Jun. 1, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy is planning to have its 4,400 midshipmen return to campus in Annapolis, Maryland, for the fall, after students completed the last semester with online learning from their homes around the nation due to the coronavirus, academy officials said Monday. Vice Adm....

Defense Secretary Mark Esper listens during a Cabinet Meeting with President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Naval Academy holds its first-ever virtual graduation event

May. 22, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In its first-ever virtual graduation and commissioning ceremony, the U.S. Naval Academy on Friday welcomed a new class of officers into the Navy and Marine Corps as the sea services steer through the coronavirus crisis. In remarks recorded earlier in the week, Defense Secretary Mark Esper...

President Donald Trump participates in a tour of a Honeywell International plant that manufactures personal protective equipment, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in Phoenix, with Tony Stallings, vice president of Integrated Supply Chain at Honeywell. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

May. 5, 2020 10:00 PM EDT

President Donald Trump visited a Honeywell mask factory in Arizona, but ignored guidelines to wear a mask. So did senior White House staff and Honeywell executives. Trump's visit, meant to promote his message that it's time to reopen the economy, came amid ominous signs for the country's battle against the...