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Reports of unwanted sexual contact up at Coast Guard Academy

Jul. 3, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

Almost half of female cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy said they were sexually harassed, and about one in eight women reported experiencing unwanted sexual contact, according to a Pentagon survey released Wednesday. The anonymous 2018 gender relations survey completed by cadets at the school in New London,...

Trump orders new policy about military academies, pro sports

Jun. 26, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a presidential memorandum ordering the Pentagon to develop a new policy to allow athletes attending the nation's military academies to play professional sports immediately after graduating. The memo says student athletes graduating from the academies and...

Cadet to be removed from Army ROTC for 'pro-Nazism' tweets

Jun. 12, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

A cadet will be removed from the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps for posting racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic and "pro-Nazism" messages on social media, an Army official said Wednesday. Martha Gerdes is on a "leave of absence" from the program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte pending her...

Cadet's rape conviction reversal panned by victim advocates

Jun. 8, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

A military appeals court's reversal of a West Point cadet's rape conviction and 21-year prison sentence has outraged sexual assault victim advocates who say the decision is filled with victim-blaming and antiquated notions about rape. But the cadet's attorney says the decision demonstrates the need for checks and...

West Point says cadet killed in rollover was from New Jersey

Jun. 8, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The 22-year-old cadet killed in a vehicle rollover during a summer training exercise was identified by the U.S. Military Academy on Friday as a standout wrestler who was studying law. Cadet Christopher J. Morgan of West Orange, New Jersey, died at the scene after a tactical vehicle...

The Latest: Soldiers drove West Point vehicle that flipped

Jun. 6, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal West Point training vehicle accident (all times local): 2:15 p.m. West Point officials say the military training vehicle that overturned, killing one and injuring several, was being driven by a soldier on rough terrain. Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams said during a...

Training rollover kills West Point cadet, injures many

Jun. 6, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — A vehicle loaded with West Point cadets on summer training overturned in rough, wooded terrain Thursday, killing one cadet and injuring several others, the U.S. Military Academy said. The tactical vehicle operated by two soldiers overturned around 6:45 a.m. as it was headed to a...

Cadet killed, multiple people injured in personnel vehicle rollover at U.S. Military Academy training site

Jun. 6, 2019 9:58 AM EDT
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Cadet killed, multiple people injured in personnel vehicle rollover at U.S. Military Academy training site.

Trump: New AF officers are 'rock-ribbed American patriots'

May. 30, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (AP) — President Donald Trump told newly minted Air Force officers on Thursday that "to dominate the future, America must rule the skies." Speaking at the U.S. Air Force Academy commencement, Trump praised the class of "rock-ribbed American patriots" and paid tribute to them for...

Afghan official: Suicide bombing kills 6 near Kabul academy

May. 30, 2019 7:12 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber targeting a military academy in Kabul killed at least six people and wounded six others on Thursday, the Interior Ministry said. No militant group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing but both the Taliban and Islamic State militants regularly target...