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West Virginia man graduates from the Naval Academy

Jun. 13, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

SPRING MILLS, W.Va. (AP) — Nick Elekes always felt a pull to be part of one of the country’s military academies, a dream that eventually led him to the Naval Academy. However, Elekes never considered what that would mean for him once he graduated, the Spring Mills High graduate recently...

Midshipman who had faced expulsion for tweets graduates

May. 29, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A midshipman who had faced expulsion over social media posts critical of racial-justice protests has graduated from the Naval Academy and been commissioned as an ensign. Chase Standage graduated Friday in Annapolis as a member of the Class of 2021....

Harris cites challenges of 'fragile' world in Navy speech

May. 28, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris focused on the challenges of the pandemic, climate change and cybersecurity threats during her keynote speech to graduates at the U.S. Naval Academy on Friday, the first by a woman at the 175-year-old institution. ...

Defense Secretary tells West Point cadets they're ready

May. 22, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told U.S. Military Academy cadets Saturday they were graduating during “exceptionally tough circumstances” but that West Point prepared them to face the extraordinary threats from pandemics to terrorism. ...

Biden celebrates Coast Guard, stresses role on world stage

May. 19, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday used his first commencement address as commander in chief to tell Coast Guard Academy graduates they will play a vital role as the United States reasserts itself on the world stage. Biden, speaking at the Coast...

President Biden to speak at Coast Guard Academy commencement

May. 03, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — President Joe Biden is scheduled to deliver the keynote address during this month's graduation ceremonies at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. The address, scheduled for May 19, will be the second time Biden has addressed a graduating class at the...

51 West Point cadets caught cheating must repeat a year

Apr. 16, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

Most of the 73 West Point cadets accused in the biggest cheating scandal in decades at the U.S. Military Academy are being required to repeat a year, and eight were expelled, academy officials said Friday. The cadets were accused of cheating on an online freshman calculus...

Naval Academy to hold commissioning in person this year

Apr. 09, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy will hold its graduation and commissioning ceremony in person at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium this year, the academy said Friday. The commissioning ceremony is scheduled for May 28 in Annapolis, Maryland. ...