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Biden tells Naval Academy grads Putin 'NATO-ized Europe'

May. 27, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (AP) — President Joe Biden told Naval Academy graduates Friday that they will be “representatives and defenders of our democracy,” as free societies are under threat from Russia's invasion of Ukraine to China's maritime expansion. Delivering a commencement...

For 'lockdown generation' school shootings are their reality

May. 26, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

A day after the school massacre in Texas, Ohio teacher Renee Coley thought her sixth grade students would need time to process, so she opened class with a video about the news and started a discussion. Some students said they were sad. Some were dismayed the 19 slain children were so young. ...

3 Air Force cadets who refused vaccine won't be commissioned

May. 21, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy who have refused the COVID-19 vaccine will not be commissioned as military officers but will graduate with bachelor's degrees, the academy said Saturday. Academy spokesman Dean Miller said that a fourth cadet who had...

Harris tells Coast Guard grads rule of law is under attack

May. 18, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris told the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's graduating cadets that they are starting their service at a crucial moment for the world, a period in history when the “rule of law is strained” and “fundamental principles are under threat.” ...

4 Air Force cadets may not graduate due to vaccine refusal

May. 14, 2022 08:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four cadets at the Air Force Academy may not graduate or be commissioned as military officers this month because they have refused the COVID-19 vaccine, and they may be required to pay back thousands of dollars in tuition costs, according to Air Force officials. ...

WWI Navy hero may get Medal of Honor 52 years after death

May. 08, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Frederick Riefkohl was the first Puerto Rican to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy. A World War I hero who led a successful showdown with a German submarine. And a World War II ship commander who retired as a rear admiral — he even has his own Wikipedia page. ...

Kamala Harris to speak at Coast Guard Academy commencement

Apr. 29, 2022 09:42 AM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris will be this year's commencement speaker at the Coast Guard Academy, school officals announced Friday. Harris will deliver the keynote address at the May 18 ceremony in New London, Connecticut, Rear Adm. Bill Kelly, the Coast...

President Biden to speak at Naval Academy graduation

Apr. 28, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — President Joe Biden is scheduled to speak at the U.S. Naval Academy's graduation and commissioning ceremony next month, the academy announced Thursday. The ceremony for the Class of 2022 is scheduled for May 27 at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in...

Ahoy mateys, Maine Maritime students headed back to sea

Apr. 27, 2022 03:31 AM EDT

CASTINE, Maine (AP) — Maine Maritime Academy students are preparing to embark on their first trans-Atlantic training cruise since the pandemic struck. The training ship State of Maine is set to depart Wednesday for Portugal with 180 students aboard. Joining the crew...

Arrest in fentanyl overdoses of West Point cadets in Florida

Mar. 12, 2022 12:48 PM EST

WILTON MANORS, Fla. (AP) — Police have made an arrest in connection with fentanyl overdoses that involved five cadets of the U.S. Military Academy at a Florida vacation home during spring break. The Wilton Manors Police Department said six men and a woman overdosed on...