Latest U.S. Military Academy News

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...

Feds: Couple tried to travel by ship to join Islamic State

Apr. 02, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A newlywed husband and wife who expressed interest in fighting for the Islamic State group were arrested Thursday at a port near New York City as they attempted to board a cargo ship that an undercover law enforcement officer said would take them to Yemen, prosecutors said....

Naval Academy seeking student vaccines for summer training

Mar. 02, 2021 17:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy is developing plans to begin vaccinating midshipmen this month so students can deploy to ships and with Navy teams as part of their training this summer, Vice Adm. Sean Buck told Congress Tuesday. If the vaccines are available,...

Pentagon says reported sexual assaults at academies dropped

Feb. 25, 2021 16:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of sexual harassment and sexual assault cases reported at the military service academies dropped in the pandemic-shortened 2019-20 school year, the Pentagon said Thursday. The report, which is required by law annually, comes as Defense...