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West Point cadet sought donations to host porn star for date

Jan. 15, 2020 3:18 PM EST

A West Point cadet briefly tried to raise money online to cover travel and lodging costs for an adult film star to be his date for a formal banquet at the storied academy. The GoFundMe page was offline Wednesday, but the military news website Task & Purpose said the page titled “Help Me Bring Diamond...

22 Vermont service academy nominees to be recognized

Dec. 28, 2019 10:08 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Twenty-two young Vermonters nominated for admission to the nation's service academies are going to be recognized at a Statehouse ceremony in Montpelier. The individuals have been nominated by Democratic U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, independent Sen. Bernie Sanders and U.S. Rep. Peter...

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2019 file photo, Navy midshipmen march onto field ahead of an NCAA college football game between the Army and the Navy in Philadelphia. A military investigation finds that hand gestures used by cadets and midshipmen during the Army-Navy game broadcast had nothing to do with white supremacy. The investigation, which included interviews and background checks, determined that two freshmen were taking part in a “sophomoric” game that had “no racist intent.”   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Navy, Army probes find no racism intent in hand gestures

Dec. 20, 2019 2:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hand gestures flashed by West Point cadets and Naval Academy midshipmen during the televised Army-Navy football game were not racist signals, military investigations have concluded. A Navy probe of the event found that the students were participating in a “sophomoric game”...

Funding for new MMA training ship included in budget bill

Dec. 17, 2019 12:20 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A congressional spending proposal includes $300 million for the construction and acquisition of a new training vessel for Maine Maritime Academy, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said. Collins, R-Maine, was chairwoman of the negotiating committee that brokered the agreement between the House...

Navy midshipmen celebrate a Navy touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Philadelphia. Navy won 31-7. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Hate sign or silly game? Military academies probe hand signs

Dec. 16, 2019 6:28 PM EST

When is OK not okay? Some West Point cadets and U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen flashed what looked like a sideways OK finger gesture during a live television broadcast over the weekend at the Army-Navy football game. Now military officials are probing their intentions. Was it an affirmation? An innocent...

Navy midshipmen salute ahead of an NCAA college football game against Army, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Military academies probe possible 'white power' sign at game

Dec. 15, 2019 10:55 PM EST

The U.S. Military Academy and Naval Academy have appointed officers to conduct separate internal investigations into possible “white power” hand gestures flashed by a few students during a broadcast at the Army-Navy football game, academy public affairs officers said Sunday. “Based on...

Possible 'white power' hand signs at Army-Navy game probed

Dec. 14, 2019 11:22 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Army and Navy academies are looking into hand signs flashed by students that can be associated with “white power" and were televised during the Army-Navy football game on Saturday, school officials said. Cadets at West Point and midshipmen at the Naval Academy in the stands...

President Donald Trump throws the coin before the start of the Army-Navy college football game in Philadelphia, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

At Army-Navy game, Trump touts new pro sports option

Dec. 14, 2019 6:26 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Donald Trump used his appearance at the annual Army-Navy football game to pitch to the players an administration policy change that clears the way for athletes at the nation's military academies to play professional sports after they graduate and delay their active-duty...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2018, file photo, Navy Midshipman Frey Pankratz singles his classmates as they march onto the field ahead of an NCAA college football against the Army in Philadelphia. The 120th Army-Navy game is set for Saturday in Philadelphia.  Navy leads the series 60-52-7. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Army-Navy rivalry features Trump attending 120th game

Dec. 13, 2019 1:44 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Army's sensational turnaround under coach Jeff Monken has been highlighted by 10-win seasons, bowl game victories and even a spot in the national rankings. But a win Saturday against Navy would mean a bit more -- the Black Knights' senior class would go out with a sweep of the series....

Naval Academy to honor shooting victims at Army-Navy game

Dec. 12, 2019 1:05 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy will honor the victims in last week's shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola during the Army-Navy football game this weekend. Ensign Joshua Watson, one of the three victims, was a recent graduate of the academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Airman Mohammed Haitham...